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Heat of the Night (Out of Uniform #5)

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  2,137 Ratings  ·  83 Reviews
When the heat is on, anything that can happen will.

Out of Uniform, Book 5

When her long-time fiance breaks off their engagement, saying he needs to explore other avenues, Annabelle Holmes has no trouble reading between the lines. Bryce thinks she s a prude. Funny, since when it comes to acting out sexual fantasies, he s always been the squeamish one.

Determined to prove him
ebook, 90 pages
Published November 16th 2010 by Samhain Publishing (first published November 15th 2010)
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“Don’t worry, Annie, it’ll be fun.”

I loved it!

A 5-star story again in the Out of Uniform series. Ryan is mischievously lovely, Annabelle seems a little bit naïve, but her suitability to Ryan quickly comes to light. I really appreciated her sharp tongue, sarcasm, perceptiveness, and rationality.

The story is hilarious, given a laugh-out-loud situation: Ryan sneaks in Annabelle’s bed, expecting his casual sex partner there, Christina, but finds Annabelle and her list of secret sexual fantasie
Nov 21, 2010 Auntee rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of steamy contemporary romance featuring Navy SEALs
For fans who can't get enough of Suzanne Brockmann or Marliss Melton's Navy SEALs and are looking for something to fill the gap until their next release, you might want to give Elle Kennedy's Navy SEAL Team Fifteen a try. The Out Of Uniform series is a group of short stories in ebook form (I wish they'd come out in a print anthology one day), and they're all fine stories, filled with plenty of steam and very likable, believable characters.

Heat Of The Night is the story of charming 'playboy' Ryan
Mirjana ***Let's Sound It Out - - - Mary-On-A***
***3.25 Stars***

This was a short, fun and sexy read. You've got a sassy heroine, a sexy military hero and quite the saucy to-do list!

The ending was a bit rushed, but for less than a 100 pages, this book hit the spot.
I was ready to class this as a LOVVIT worthy book. I enjoyed Ryan and Annabelle very much. Until Matt came into the picture and they got into some threesome tumble.

I'm a bit old fashioned and menage is a turn off for me, don't hate me.
Cyn Mistress Kitty
I think this was my favorite of all the series. It starts out with the hero Ryan sneaking into his neighbors apartment to have mutual casual sex with the girl who lives there and after climbing into bed with her, he realizes that the girl in the bed is not who he thinks she is. In fact, the girl, Annabelle is surprised and pissed and ready to kick the ass of this horn dog stranger. I gotta tell you I howled at these two and their antics. Ryan is the epitome of a horn dog and Annabelle isn't abou ...more
Short, hot read. And fun!

I guess what I enjoyed the most was Anabelle's list and Ryan fulfilling it.
Some kind of bucket list, bet hell! I think I may have wanted to read the list in details.
Another hot read by Kennedy. I am being all crazy and reading these all willy nilly out of order. Annabelle meets Ryan quite auspiciously when Ryan attempts a booty call not knowing his entended is gone and a friend is in her place. Talk about an awkward meeting, Annabelle is torn between the surprise of finding someone in bed with her who scared the crap out of her to be attracted to Ryan, she gets him out of the apartment but can't stop thinking about him. Things escalate quickly when she lear ...more

A thoughtful expression flitted over his face. "I've never been called pushy before. Endearing, sure. Charismatic. Drop-dead gorgeous. A real-life Michelangelo's David. But never pushy."

Meet Navy SEAL Ryan Evans. Cocky, confident, a real ladies man. With all his other team mates happily coupled up, and his roommate Matt on his way to a family gathering in Tennessee, Ryan decides to shack up with his willing neighbor, Christina. Upon letting himself into her apartment and climbing into her bed,
Holly Noelle
Oh Ryan. You arrogant douche. How I love you.

Heat of the Night focuses, of course, on Ryan, the resident jokester of the navy seal team. All about having a good time, he has no intention of falling like the rest of the guys. Well, unless it's with Jane, the one girl he wants but can't have. However, she's not only way off limits (she's the fiance of his team leader), but she's only ever seen him as a funny friend. Instead he wants to focus on the present - like his neighbor upstairs who is alway
Dawn ♥ romance
Oct 09, 2016 Dawn ♥ romance rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this steamy novella. Although a simple lust at first sight story, it had enough action and synergy between hero and heroine to carry all the sex. Navy SEAL Ryan hopes to continue fling with his neighbor but when he slips into her bed one night he surprises a curvaceous Annabelle who gets ready to call the police.
“I’ve never been called pushy before. Endearing, sure. Charismatic. Drop-dead gorgeous. A real-life Michelangelo’s David. But never pushy.”

That's Ryan .... Hot Navy Seal and a smart ass. Along comes Annabelle with a mixed up head and list of "to do's" that need attending to! Quick Hot read .... Solid 3 1/2 stars
Nov 18, 2014 ceecee rated it liked it
After her long-time fiance, Brice, breaks off their engagement, saying he needs to explore other avenues, Annabelle Holmes sublets her collage friends apartment in San Diego, grabs pen and paper, and lists all her sexual fantasies she wants to become reality. In comes, Navy SEAL, Ryan Evans with the intent to surprise her friend, but ends up in bed with her, Annabelle. After kicking Brice out she soon learns that her list has ended up in his hands. Are his hands the wrong hands or are they the r ...more
Jan 22, 2016 Hannah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was quite funny and I liked Annabelle and Ryan from the get go.
The books beginning was hilarious as Ryan takes the spare Key to his Fuck buddy's apartment planning to release some pent up frustration only to discover someone else in bed.
Annabelle's friend has run off to elope with her partner and since Annabelle's fiance broke off their engagement stating he wanted 'more' and to 'explore options she has moved into her friends apartment to get some space and re-discover herself.
After an
Aug 23, 2012 Mandy rated it really liked it
I am really enjoying this whole series. I like how it's all novellas but the characters carry throughout the whole shabang. We get updated on all of the couples in each book. Steamy and super sexy reads that you get invested and interested in.
 ᴍɪᴄs ✖shut me up already✖
Muy precipitado, no da tiempo a nada.

El tema con el padre de la protagonista me pareció TOO MUCH.

Me dio cosa que la prota estuviera con el amigo de Ryan (Matt), si hubiera sido un cualquiera me hubiera dado lo mismo pero me hizo ruido que ella va a tener una relación (supongamos a largo plazo) con Ryan y como que no da que se haya acostado con Matt ¿? no se, a mi se me hace que es super incomodo, igual a todo esto yo me hago un drama y Ryan, Matt y Ann les chupo todo un huevo LOL

La verdad que
While I enjoyed the couple in this novella and found their acting out her sexy "bucket list" super hot, there was way, way too much past protagonist and the couple's black moment was trite and cliched.
Dec 08, 2014 Lauren rated it liked it

3.5 Stars.

This was a pretty good book. Annabelle's list wasn't nearly as kinky as mine would have been. But it made for some mild steam. I wasn't thrilled that she had sex with someone else while Ryan watched, but it didnt ruin the story for me like it might have in another story that I was emotionally invested in the characters. That wasn't the case in this story. While both charachhters were funny and witty, to me this book was mostly about sex which as I stated before, in my opinion was only
Nov 02, 2014 Maria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really Good

Ryan and Annabelle story was great. Ryan never thought that jumping into bed and finding the wrong girl could ever be so right. After having been dumped, Annabelle moves to San Diego for a month...little did she know that waking up to have a chunky gorgeous stranger in her bed would lead to crossing things off her naughty list, would lead to finding her world spin. That this handsome Navy SEAL literally found her written list and has every intention of fulfilling her fantasies. This i
Jan 14, 2013 Kaetrin rated it really liked it
3.5 stars, rounded up.

Heat of the Night

What it's about: (from Goodreads) When the heat is on, anything that can happen will.

When her long-time fiance breaks off their engagement, saying he needs to explore other avenues, Annabelle Holmes has no trouble reading between the lines. Bryce thinks she s a prude. Funny, since when it comes to acting out sexual fantasies, he s always been the squeamish one.

Determined to prove him wrong, she sublets an apartment in San Diego, grabs pen and paper, and li
After a bad breakup Annabelle heads to a different city, to a friend's - who's just eloped to Vegas. Writing a list of all the naughty things she's willing to try to knock that 'prude' comment out the window, the last thing she expects is to wake up to a hot naked guy nuzzling her.

Ryan is looking for a pick-me-up. Feeling oddly down as his friends pair off he heads up to his neighbor's apartment for some no-strings sex - the perfect thing to cheer him up. What he finds is an irresistible woman t
Jul 16, 2013 Rjsmommy rated it it was amazing
Another great short in the "Out of Uniform" series. Our lucky SEAL who is captured by love this time is Ryan. Ryan is looking for a quick hook-up so naturally he heads to the girl he and his roommate has been tag-teaming for the last few weeks; she conveniently lives on the floor above them. Using the spare key, Ryan slips into bed in the middle of the night and gets the shock of his life when he realizes this is not his bootycall girl.

Annabelle decides to stay at her best friend's apartment a
Dec 06, 2010 Kimberly rated it really liked it
My review cross-posted from Joyfully Reviewed:

Annabelle Holmes has always known she’d marry Bryce Worthington; her parents practically slapped her in the wedding dress when she was six years old. But Annabelle’s straightforward path takes a dramatic turn when Bryce breaks off their engagement and essentially calls Annabelle a prude while he’s at it. Annabelle needs to get out of San Francisco, and luckily her friend Christina in San Diego will be out of t
Jul 05, 2013 Katie_la_geek rated it liked it
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Heat of the night is the third book from the Out of Uniform series I have read. I have already gotten through book 1 and 2 and this is book 5 (somehow I missed 3 & 4 but I will get to them.) So far out of all the ones I have read Heat of the Night is by far the best.

Annabelle has just been dumped by her boring and lacklustre fiancé because she is not exciting enough. Upset and angry she decides to take a break and stays at a friend’s apartment whilst she
Ashley Nelson
4.5 stars. Ryan and Annabelle. Elle Kennedy takes the steamy up a notch in this fifth book in her Out of Uniform series about a group of Navy Seals in San Diego. Ryan has watched several teammates settle down, but he remains in play the field mode. A late night booty call takes a twist when he finds Annabelle in the bed instead of the upstairs neighbor he was expecting. Annabelle, just dumped by her fiance, has temporarily fled her high-bred family to reconsider her options. She eventually warms ...more
Sue Parker
Jul 05, 2014 Sue Parker rated it it was amazing
I have yet to find a book in this series that I would list as less than. 5 stars. Again this author takes us on a fun tale. I love how Annabelle and Ryan meet. He sneaks into Christine's apartment thinking she is home in bed. He then proceeds to strip his clothes off and slide into bed with her. Only to find out that Annabelle is in her bed! And it's all fun after that!
Kimberly Walter
Apr 25, 2014 Kimberly Walter rated it really liked it
Heat of The Night was HOT HOT HOT. He helps Annabelle with her wicked list during the weeks she is staying in her friends apartment.
During that time Ryan finally falls in love, but he tries to deny it.

The books in this series just keeps getting hotter by each new book. I absolutely love it.
Apr 09, 2014 Teresa rated it really liked it
Shelves: steamy-romance
~ 3.5 Stars ~ I liked the story line. It was short and steamy, but it didn't feel rushed. I would recommend reading it, but maybe not if you have to pay full price. At the time I wrote this, it was $2.66. That might be a little much for as short as it is.
Audrey Lei Lacambra
I LOVE RYAN! This book is my favorite! I love the plot! It maybe a short but I love the story. I also love Annabelle. I love them both. This is a good plot and out of the 5 books that I read in the series this one is my favorite.

5 out 5 stars.
Cait Mitus
Jun 17, 2016 Cait Mitus rated it did not like it
This was ok but totally lost me when Annabelle just jumped into bed with Matt after just meeting him. I can see where the turn on is but it just felt dirty in a not fun way. Made me really dislike the characters just like with Garrett and Shelby. I could never imagine my S.O. being with someone else let alone watching it happen. Just makes me feel icky to think about.
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Feb 17, 2016 Angie ~aka Reading Machine~ rated it really liked it
Annabelle Holmes was told that she's a prude by her fiance Bryce. Annabelle is shocked to hear these things from him. Yet she can't help but recall that she wanted to be more adventurous in the bedroom which Bryce refused to do. Annabelle is in San Francisco staying at friends apartment. Little did Annabelle know her world is about to change for good. Ryan Evans is a member of SEAL Team Fifteen believes he's in love with his best friend. When Ryan makes a booty call only to discover that his int ...more
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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.

Elle currently writes for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just
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