Edward Unconditionally (Common Powers, #3)
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When Jack meets Edward at a traffic stop, his world is rocked--and not for the better. Edward is the gayest man he's ever seen, and Spring Lake is a small town just getting comfortable with its own new gay couple, Brian Russell and Rush Weston. Unlike Edward, Rush and Brian are big, strapping, manly men. But manly isn't what turns Jack on. It's Edward--everything about the...more
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Published April 7th 2009 by Loose ID
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JenMcJ
Edward was such a great character and Jack's reaction was exciting to watch.

Edward is something of a flamboyant soul that attracts Jack's stoic and repressed heart like a super magnet. The first scene is quite funny and I could picture it in my head perfectly as I read it. Jack is not healthy though and thankfully, impetuous Edward has a gift that can help him with the problem. Little do they realize that the health issue is bigger then just headaches and blurry vision.

Edward is on a mission t...more
R.B.
This book was exactly what I needed :) it kept me entertained and rooting for Jack and Edward until the end.
Oh, I forgot about Winston! I'm so sorry, buddy! You're the best!
Vio
Its a toss up between 4.5 and 5 stars so Winston deserves that half star! Enjoyed this story so much Jack, Edward and especially Winston the best matchmaker going around, he cracked me up with his first meet and greet with Jack, I couldn't stop laughing at the comedy of errors after that special introduction. Adorable and a perfect pick me up!
Brenda (b)
I really liked Edward. Sure he was a bit flamboyant but I didn't feel as if he was over the top or too effeminate. I felt for him when he had to decide whether to go against his grandmother's wishes or not. I enjoyed watching Jack let Edward (and Winston too) into his heart. Since this was part of a series, I was happy that I got to see previous characters and that they had suppoorting roles here too.
Natsroshan
This is really an amazing story: once again it's the characters i felt in love with in the first ten pages!!!
I can't say which one i prefer: they are both so loveable.
The story is really well written: extremely funny moments (i found myself laughting out loud lots of time) and extremely sad too.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Ami
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Candice
4.5 stars. I'm so glad that I read this one. Just loved Edward and Jack, but my favorite was definitely Winston.
Ethan Day
Edward Unconditionally by Lynn Lorenz – What do I love best about this book, which is third in the Common Powers Series? Edward, of course. He has a relationship with his bulldog that’s eerily reminiscent of the relationship one of my BFF’s has with his Dachshund’s. Edward isn’t afraid to speak his mind, and has a heart as big as Texas. He is also not your typical straight-acting, uber-masculine gay man providing proof that nelly guys need love too! Edward just is. The book is sweet, funny, and...more
Jason Huffman-black
Lynn Lorenz did this story right. Its a comfort read without being too fluffy. She also made me cry by pushing one of my buttons but she couldnt have done that unless she totally sold me on the characters which she did, in spades. She also made me laugh and cringe and want to smack the guys upside the head. AND! She totally made me want to lick Jack all over his furry chief of police body. mmmm!

At one part in the book, I thought 'oh no! This is where she is totally going to get it wrong' but she...more
~~Dani ♥ semi-colons~~
2.5 stars

Dear god, this was like a soap opera gone horribly wrong (like more wrong than usual). There were so many misunderstandings, a completely unexplored psychic element, and whiplash-inducing InstaLove.

The characters were completely flat: the serious chief of police living his lonely, uncomplicated life and the rich, flamboyant party-boy who's had his heart broken one too many times. The two MCs, Jack and Edward, meet when Jack pulls over Edward for speeding. Edward's bulldog bites Jack (w...more
ElaineY
I was somewhat hesitant to buy this book as I couldn't see myself finding Edward a sexy, attractive protag. He's described as "the gayest man he's ever seen" by Jack Whittaker, the hunky manly chief of police from the earlier book. I was too used to masculine, manly-men protags in my romances, being female and straight so um...Edward, Joey (Z A Mitchell) and other gay protags like them, I wasn't sure.

I ended up loving EU and adoring Edward. I could see why Jack would freak out at the thought of...more
Elisa Ramblings
The Common Powers series by Lynn Lorenz it's probably the only series were the paranormal powers of some of its characters are less important than the story, so less important that sometime you even forget that they exist.

Edward is a full flamboyant gay man from Atlanta. From a wealthy family, that maybe could not approve his "lifestyle", but would never let him live under their social status, Edward has never considered himself worthy of the love of a good man, and so he has always chosen the b...more
Hortencia
I cannot say that I disliked this book, in spite of the 1-star rating. I would rate it closer to a 1.5 (but not quite a 2).

The author's intentions were good: I liked the two lead characters well enough, but with so little back story on them, it was difficult to understand and empathise with them. This is unfortunate. I wanted to know what events had brought Jack and Edward to where they were at when they met. I wanted to know more about the relationships they'd had in the past, the experiences t...more
Susan65-Coug
4.5 stars

Without question the best of the series.

I loved everything about this one...especially Edward and his quirky ways. I started giggling almost from page one. Yes some parts weren't meant to be funny and a bit of angst is always good but for the most part...i laughed my butt off.
Ery
Feb 07, 2013 Ery rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: owned
Wow, OK- going against the crowd here. While the writing was fine, and once in a while had a few gems, I found the book to be cliche after cliche - check the box romance. Just not my book.
Bookbee
I LOVED Edward! I loved his tenacity; I loved his open heart; I loved his ability to be exactly who he is. One of my favourite characters ever!
Tina
I love it... unconditionally ♥♥♥
Christy Duke
I love a bratty bottom, and I really love a swishy, bratty bottom. Seeing as how I really adored the first two books in this series and I'm becoming a big fan of Lynn Lorenz, once I read the description of this third installment I couldn't wait to read it. Within minutes of beginning, I was in love with Edward. "The idea of being on a farm gave him the heebie-jeebies. He was so not a Country Living kind of guy. More like Metropolitan Design. Sleek leather, minimalistic window treatments, grass-m...more
Heather C
This was cute...and sad!

First off, I must say that I didn't read the previous 2 books of this series; someone told me that this one was the best so I jumped straight into it.Andhonestly, Ididn't have any trouble following.I guess you could call this a PNR, but there isn'tmuch worldbuilding or paranormal elements. Onlya fewcharacters have a special power, in this case, Edward has the power to heal others. Not sure where it comes from...its just there. I did identify the previous 2 couples and eno...more
DaisyGirl
4.5 Stars

Chief of Police, Jack Whittaker, meets Edward at a traffic stop. Edward is flamboyant, over-the-top, and probably the gayest man Jack has ever seen. Spring Lake is a small town just getting comfortable with its own new gay couple, Brian Russell and Rush Weston. When Edward meets Jack, he falls for the all-American by-the-book lawman, but finds his attempts rebuffed and his pride severely wounded. Jack is straight, or at least says he is. Edward's history with bad-boys has left him broke...more
Sadonna
Jul 11, 2011 Sadonna rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Rebecah
Winston (the extra-cute bulldog) was the star of the story! He stole my heart, as did Edward. I like flamboyant guys so Edward was a great co-MC for me. Winston's & Edward's matching bandanas - how cute! Jack's character was also good but then what's not to like? A big manly man; oh baby. His love for Winston was a real winner, too.

The storyline was engaging from the very beginning with the infamous traffic stop. You shot my car! LOL The only thing I didn't care for was the paranormal aspect...more
Lauraadriana
Re-Read 03/2012

I don't really like the rest of this series and never got around to reading much of it, but this book I really enjoy. Edward is a flamboyant and kind of raw character that I really connect with. I really enjoy this book the second time.

Sweet and cute.
Tara
Edward Unconditionally is the 3rd book in this series. We are in Spring Lake, TX and we get to know the Police Chief Jack Whittaker. He is the not quite 45 and has been living in this town for at least 15 years. He has made his own way, carved out a career he is proud of, owns his own house... but he is alone. Which is great for him because he likes to be in control. Enter Edward Beauregard III, of the Atlanta Beauregards who is the exact opposite of control. Edward is on his way to town to visi...more
Jayhjay
This review was originally published on my blog Joyfully Jay

This book is part of my Goodreads Bingo challenge. The category is "Gay Men with Pets" which fits this book perfectly as Edward's dog Winston has a big role (there he is looking adorable on the cover). I originally picked this book up because it was on a list of books with flamboyant main characters. I didn't read the rest of the Common Powers series which is totally out of character for me (my book OCD usually means I can't stand to r...more
Ulysses Dietz
The idea of unconditional love is very appealing, and this is a classic, stock m/m romance. Sex is delivered up like dessert, the reward for sticking with the story.

I did like both Edward and Jack - the sort of "screwball comedy" set up between the flamboyant big-city queen and the macho repressed small-town cop is right out of an (imaginary gay) Frank Capra movie.

But of course Edward is the queeny, gym-bunny perfect hot boy toy (even at the ancient age of 35). And Jack, interestingly older fo...more
Imogen
Kinda boring, to be honest...

There was very little chemistry between the two main characters because they didn't spend enough time together to form any kind of emotional or intellectual connection. I honestly can't understand how or why they fell in love. When they're together, they don't converse all that much, or interact in any meaningful way. They spend most of the book thinking about each other, and fantasizing about each other, yes, but they interact more with secondary characters than wi...more
Anja
2.5 stars.

I agree with this bit from Irie’s review.

There was very little chemistry between the two main characters because they didn't spend enough time together to form any kind of emotional or intellectual connection. I honestly can't understand how or why they fell in love. When they're together, they don't converse all that much, or interact in any meaningful way. They spend most of the book thinking about each other, and fantasizing about each other, yes, but they interact more with seconda
...more
Dee Wy
This is the first book I've read by Lynn Lorenz, though it is the third book of a series, where each book can stand alone. I chose it because it was so highly rated on both Goodreads and Amazon, and I wasn't disappointed.

Both main characters were well written and I had no problem with the little fantasy of Edward's ability to heal others. It was the source of a lot of angst for him in the story which worked well.

I especially liked that Edward's character showed many feminine traits not only with...more
Eli Easton
Loved it! This was a sweet, fun, sexy story with lost of UST. I loved Edward--he was just so appealing and sounded so gorgeous. The anger/lust between them in the first half of the book was terrific. This is the first book I've read in this series. Normally I'm not into paranormal or fantasy romances, and there are certain 'gifts' in this one (the gift to heal), but it felt pretty much like a straight-up contemporary.

The only complaint I have is that it did feel a bit long and it took awhile to...more
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