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Heat of the Moment (Out of Uniform #1)

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  2,869 ratings  ·  169 reviews
In this heat wave, anything and everything goes. A Red-Hot Summer story. Shelby Harper has lusted over Navy SEAL John Garrett for over a year, but no matter how many sexy signals she sends out, the man shows a complete lack of interest in getting naked. Then she overhears Garrett talking to his SEAL teammate--a discussion in which they conclude she's vanilla. Stung, Shelby ...more
Kindle Edition, 68 pages
Published June 17th 2008 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
4 Sizzling Stars

I'm not a fan of ménage plot lines, but I ended up liking this novella more than I thought I would. I will, however, admit to skimming the one ménage scene. Other than that, Heat of the Moment is a good, steamy, and sexy read. I can't wait to start the second book.
Mar 21, 2009 Auntee rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of hot military romance
In the mood for a very short (54 pages), but super hot menage story about a couple of Navy SEALs and a sweet, yet sexy girl-next-door- type cafe owner?

"Heat of the Moment" is a smokin' hot little story about cafe/bakery owner Shelby Harper and rugged Navy SEAL John Garrett. Garrett (as he likes to be called) and Shelby have been friends for about a year, and even though Shelby would like it to be more, apparently Garrett sees her as only a 'friend', and nothing else. Even though she's flirted an
Julie (jjmachshev)
Mar 25, 2009 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Julie (jjmachshev) by: Auntee
Shelves: 2009-reads, erotica
I took Auntee's advice and picked up "Heat of the Moment" by Elle Kennedy. WOW, like my hot flashes needed any ignition! But if you're somewhere cold, might I suggest this little nugget for under $3 will heat you up and keep you toasty any time you remember it.

She's got the all-American golden California girl looks, including freckles, and she runs a bakery near the naval base. He's a SEAL with a history of loving and leaving. She's getting over a former relationship with a Marine who cheated. H

Fairly quick, hot read.

Garrett can't believe it when sweet, sexy Shelby suggests a wild and sweaty menage. He's been trying to figure out how to ask her out without coming off as a guy who only wants to get in her pants--her friendship is too valuable to him to risk it. But if a crazy, heat-wave three-way is what Shelby wants, then he's ready and willing to give it to her.

”Is that a promise?”
“It’s a guarantee.”

Shelby and John Garrett have been longing for each other for a year now, both of them (wrongly) thinking that the other is not interested in them.

The story takes place on a very hot day, the events take a turn because of an overheard comment, and a silly urge by Shelby to prove herself not to be vanilla, resulting in a very steamy threesome turning into an intimate, sweet téte-á-téte, all of that ruined by a thoughtless question, and ending with a promising reconcilement.

At the moment, howeve
Novellas are often times hard to review. A lot of times the book is too short and the couples' relationship always feels rushed or like insta-love. We don't get to see the build up of a relationship or sexual tension, which sucks...a lot. This one was quite steamy with a ménage, but not sure how I felt about it all. This was a very quick read, so there is that....overall this was a so-so read.
19 August 2014: $0.00 FREE on Kindle - this is the start of an excellent series! Quick, sexy, and fun. They just get better and better after this one!

Aug 26 2013 - Buddy read with Sarah

Quick sexy story. With only being around 70 pages (kindle version finishes around 78%) there's not a lot that can happen. Even though I didn't get a lot of time to know Garrett and Shelby, I liked them enough to be happy they got together.

Ice and tequila always make for interesting times...

Nice intro to Carson her
3.5 stars
Read this for a reading challenge. Super sexy novella.
Mirjana ***Let's Sound It Out - - - Mary-On-A***
***3.5 Summer Scorcher Stars***

My first Elle Kennedy book...and I must say, she's made me a fan!

This was the perfect, quick read. A little cheesy in some spots, a lot dirty in others....just the right combination for a quick, down and dirty novella that hits the spot.

Awilk -never sleeps-
Quick, hot and enjoyable. I prefer full length novels, but I am reading these shorts one after the other so I don't mind the shortness quiet so much. They only take a really little time to read, so I am enjoying them enough to keep on going.
Alex is The Romance Fox
I read …….the 9th book in this fun and sexy series at one of my GR friend’s recommendation….which I absolutely loved and couldn’t wait to read the entire series.
What could be more exciting than going on a trip with some gorgeous, sexy, funny, totally alpha-male Navy Seals!!!
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This is the first book in the Out of Uniform series and it was a quick and short read, telling the story of sexy Navy Seal, John Garrett, who has had a crush for over a year on the local bakery owner, Shelby. Of course, sh
Oct 06, 2013 Sarah rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Sarah by: Angela
Buddy read with Ange

Heat of the Moment may be short but it certainly packs a punch and is a very hot introduction to Elle Kennedy's Out of Uniform series. Shelby has been crushing on Garrett for over a year but no matter how hard she tries to flirt with him he just doesn't seem to pick up on her signals. Then when she overhears him discussing her with a friend and talking about how tame she is she decides to prove him wrong by suggesting a ménage. What she doesn't realise is that Garrett has bee
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
Have to be honest, did not expect much from this, given it was short and M/F/M (given the shortness of the book, I did not expect much in the way of story, thought it would be sex sex sex)

But, it actually managed to make me care about our two main characters.

It was a fun, hot, sexy short read!

As my Nana used to say, "Dynamite comes in little bundles"!

A nice introduction to the series for me, and I can't wait to read the rest!

3.5 rounded up to 4 stars.
Amanda Sheila
Been a while since the last time I read menage story. Well, I kind of miss it. :)

This book is pretty short so the story is fast-paced. I liked it though in a way, I wish it could be more detailed and slow. But overall I liked this book. Not exactly my favorite, but I'll definitely read the series.
For a dirty menage, this one is surprisingly vanilla. Other than some alternate kissing, and one man going down on her while the other sucks on her boobs - that's about how dirty it gets. Girl has fantasies about being taken by two men at once, but only gets to have sex with one man at a time. And even her second round, one man leaves before anything happens. I was expecting M/F/M, hoping for M/M/F, but got M/F+M/F - yeah. Boring. I guess I shouldn't expect anything more from the rest of the boo ...more
Very short and spicy.
Really enjoyed this - quick, free and hot, with likeable characters. And I look forward to the next book!
A hot quick read. I've always liked a story about love from afar. And Shelby lusting secretly after Garrett for over a year has taken its toll on her and made her quite the wanton. Wanton enough to invite Garrett plus his best friend into her bed.

I have to emphasize that I am not too stoke about the threesome bit.
Cyn Mistress Kitty
I really liked this way too short story. Actually, the only thing holding me back from giving it 5 stars is that it is too short.
The one and only scene of a threesome was hot. I am starting Carson's story now.
Are there any Navy SEAL's who are not smokin' hot? Gotta love a man in a uniform.
Heat of the Moment is a steamy, enjoyable read. Kennedy's writing is very fluid, and the characters seem very real. The romance scenes are also well written. The only reason this got three stars instead of four is that the relationship development seemed completely unrealistic (view spoiler). Still the book w ...more
Tami (synchro from BL)
A short pornesque threesome leads to true love - in 50 pages...
So we have insta-love, as the "falling in love" part was already done, the MCs only weren't aware. The only deciding factor for that I could discern was physical beauty.

It was silly - especially the end when
the biggest man-ho ever is insulted when his girl asks him, if he will have sex with other girls while over seas. A justified question in my opinion, as they were not dating, had no exclusivity talk yet and haven't even
Hot navy SEALS you can't go wrong!!

My John Garrett!!

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Hot little read that cuts right to the action. During a heat wave Shelby Harper decided to take matters into her own hands and seduces to Navy SEALS, it wasn't a real chore. They were already into menage so it was right up their alley. Even though Shelby had the hots for John Garrett they both have hit and missed with their flirting to no avail. Just when Garrett has given up on having a chance with her she invites Garrett and Carson up stairs to her apartment. Then proceed to push them over the ...more
This was a decent erotic read until the end when mere minutes aftervtheir last romp their inability to communicate offered false annoying "tension".
I had great expectations regarding this series until the moment I opened the first book and realized it was only a novella, barely over 50 pages. I am not so keen on this format, as it does not allow for any character or plot development.
However I have to admit the length of this book perfectly fit the time of my pedicure today and it was definitely not too taxing a read.
It was ok, considering the duration constraints: the story takes place over 1 or 2 days only, we get some limited grasps on th
First novella in the "Out of Uniform" series; actually the first six are all novella length. It's a case of both are interested but neither thinks the other is rather putting eachother in the "Friend" zone while secretly lusting. Shelby overhears hear object of lust John, a Navy SEAL, speaking to his friend Carson, another hot SEAL,and believes John thinks she's too vanilla for him. So she decides to set him straight with what else but a menage a trois between herself, John and Carson. They soon ...more
Steamy read. Wasn't a fan of the ménage plot line. Shelby and Garrett could have fallen into bed together without dragging Carson into it and this was all because she wanted to prove she could do it. I was also mildly impressed that Elle Kennedy managed to pack a lot into such a short book. The ending was really sweet.
This was a good start to the series, even though I'd actually started with a different book. I liked both Garrett and Shelby, and for those looking for something a little more...ahem...naughty, I think you'll enjoy the intro to sexytimes in this book.
4 stars – Contemporary Romance/Erotica/Ménage

*I read Heat of the Moment as part of the Red-Hot Summer anthology.*

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A USA Today bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle currently writes for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things i
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Out of Uniform (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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  • Heat of the Storm (Out of Uniform, #3)
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