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Heat of the Moment (Out of Uniform #1)

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  4,023 Ratings  ·  245 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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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Elle Kennedy:

Heat of the Moment is book one in the Out of Uniform series by Elle Kennedy. This is my very first Elle Kennedy book and what a perfect way to get acquainted than with this short and oh so sexy story.

Shelby Harper owns her own bakery and is proud of what she has accomplished. But she hasn’t been so lucky with love. After a bad ending to a relationship with a military man who chose to add quite a few extra-curricular activities to his agenda whenever he was away, her love life has pretty much dri
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.
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
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 of story and steam for a quick, down and dirty novella that hits the spot.

Mar 21, 2009 Auntee rated it it was amazing  ·  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 really liked it
Recommended to Julie (jjmachshev) by: Auntee
Shelves: erotica, 2009-reads
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
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
Mar 11, 2016 Courtnie rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed, romance, 2016
Erotic short that I was expecting to have more substance.
I was interested in this author after reading a couple of reviewers who really liked her writing style, this was one of the few works that my library had available to try her out.

It was okay with a shoulder shrug. It didn't light me up. There was a weird argument in which John got irrationally angry and Shelby was forced to do a little unnecessary groveling, for added drama's sake obviously. Plus, it was very short so everything was rush
Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
What I really love in all the Elle Kennedy books I've read so far, is her characters' attitude towards sex. It's always nonjudgmental. Both men and women enjoy great, consensual sex.

Now, this short story starts with a ménage à trois initiated by a young woman trying to prove a point to the man she's attracted to. It's good it ends in a relationship.

*Read this for our May Short Story Month Marathon, a personal challenge during which Sandra and I will be going through our short story collection.
Sep 12, 2016 Alexandra rated it really liked it

This is actually a 3.5 star book. Mostly because it is pretty short.

First of all,WTF IS THAT COVER? Earth to Elle Kennedy!! It’s the ugliest cover i have ever seen. Nope,nope,nope.

Moving on…This is the third book I have read by Elle Kennedy, I really really enjoyed The Deal (Off-Campus, #1) so i wanted to read the other books she had. I love how developed her stories are. And her writing style it's really complex. Her stories draw me in and leave me wanting more. I also love the way she effo
Sep 29, 2015 Tamara rated it liked it
Shelves: novella, adult, 2015-reads
Shelby overhears the guy she was lusting after for a year aka John Garrent telling her best friend Carson she probably isnt wild enough and only has ‘vanilla sex’. Determined to prove the guys wrong, she suggests they have a threesome.

There you have it. That's the plot. The book is extremely short and extremely steamy, not deep enough but at least there is a good build-up to the hot stuff.

The only things I didnt like were John's personality and menage stuff.

Bear with me for a second.

So, after
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
Jun 16, 2015 Stephanie* rated it liked it
Shelves: novella, ménage
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.
Nov 10, 2014 Paula rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Read this for a reading challenge. Super sexy novella.
Aug 25, 2015 Laci rated it liked it


My Pink Fairytales
Why can't I stay away from short novellas when it's clear as hell they're not my thing? Hm? Damn!

68 pages of some hot sex, 3-4 characters and a non-existing plot.
Here's how i see things:
- there's a heat wave. Shelby, our heroine says heat waves always make her want to have sex.
- Shelby owns a bakery/coffee house. She opened on a Sunday for Navy SEALs to watch a game in the only place in town that had power.
- Then there's John Garrett. Shelby has been flirting with him for a year and he didn't s
Oct 06, 2013 Sarah rated it liked it
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
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
Nov 01, 2012 Beate rated it liked it
Shelves: menage, erotica
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
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.
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.

Just did a re-read and love these SEALs.
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.
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.
Dec 26, 2014 Karen111 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this - quick, free and hot, with likeable characters. And I look forward to the next book!
Jan 05, 2013 Lisa rated it really liked it
Enjoyable book. Unfortunately it was too short.
Feb 04, 2013 Jamie rated it really liked it
Short.... Sweet.. and very hot. Love these Navy Seals
Nov 26, 2015 Jenny rated it really liked it
Short Hot Hot Hot read ;-)
⚓ Basil ⚓
Oct 14, 2014 ⚓ Basil ⚓ rated it really liked it
Shelves: scribd
Very short and spicy.
May 18, 2013 Katie_la_geek rated it it was ok
Shelves: adult

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Heat of the Moment is extremely short and extremely steamy. If you do not like graphic sexual scenes then stay away from this one.

The story itself was alright but most of the book revolved around three people having sex, still there was a romance and a little bit of depth but not that much, if I’m honest. The writing is good and I enjoyed the build-up to the hot stuff

I admired Shelby for going after what she wanted, I really liked her in the first half she w
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A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal 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.

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