A brand new short story released in cooperation with WALK on the WILD SIDE BOOKS…
With a marriage in trouble, there’s no such thing as fighting fair…
Jersey girl Natalie Copeland is ready to give up on a decade of marriage. Her husband Shane disappeared into the long, stressful hours necessary to make partner at his investment firm, and now their once-hot sex l ...more
I did a re-read today and I'm posting a new review.
"If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck."
- by John Steinbeck -
It’s hot. It’s erotic. It’s steamy. It’s thoughtful.
Wow, I loved Fighting Fair! It’s a short, yet very satisfying read. Anne could write a grocery list and I’d read and enjoy it. No doubt at all. I love her prose and how she writes so sensually! Touching is so essentia ...more
Fighting Fair is a well written short story (40 pages) about a married couple whose relationship is on the brink of falling apart. This story has a great blend of real-life issues intermixed with a touching romance and a steamy, light BDSM sex scene. For such a short story, I found the characterization to be stellar, the prose absorbing, and the chemistry off the charts. It's refreshing to read a story about an established couple who have problems (what couple doesn't?!) but are committe ...more
I had just finished reading Liberating Lacey and had to grab something - anything else I could get my hands on by Anne Calhoun. I’ve seen my Goodreads friends discussing Fighting Fair so I decided to make it my next read. WOW! What a great choice!
Fighting Fair is the very short story of a married couple who, after ten years of marriage, have found themselves living more like roommates than husband and wife. Natalie, realizing that if they don’t do something about this soon, there won’t be anyth ...more
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I am not one to read short stories. I've never really liked them and they've never done much for me. They feel rushed and it's just not possible to connect with the characters, in my opinion.
Well, I am sooooo eating my words now! This is one hot, beautiful, romantic short story, with a side of light BDSM. Oh, how I loved this novella! This is my first read by this author and it won't be my last. Anne Calhoun was able to write an e ...more
Shane and Natalie are having marriage problems. Or at least that's what Natalie thinks. Shane's oblivious. So, she arranges marriage counselling.
This is a novella, so there's a limit to the plot....but not the sex scenes. This is my second Anne Calhoun book and I pretty much thought the same as the first book. It was okay. I very much liked the premise of a married couple trying to rekindle their love. And I liked that they realised that sex isn't The Fix. I find Anne Calhoun's writing doesn't r ...more
Natalie and Shane have been married for eight years and what started out as smoldering relationship has turned cold and distant thanks to Shane’s obsessive commitment to his job and becoming partner in his firm. As a last ditch effort, Natalie signs them up for counsel ...more
Whew! For a book that is only 12,000 words, this one packs one big steamy punch. I think this is a story that anyone who's been in a long term relationship could relate with.
Natalie and Shane met in college. He was her professor and the chemistry between them was apparent from the beginning. Shane waits until Natalie has her final exam graded, and then immediately asks her to dinner. The rest they say...was history.
A short read of a established hetero couple on the verge of a break-up that rediscover each other. Very hot! Anne Calhoun has become my GOTO author for a quick hetero fix!
Fighting the good fight to keep the one you love.
I love it when something so short turns out to be a big surprise!
the beginning actually made me really sad, the way their marriage was becoming nothing, but the way he actually realized and made her to forgive him....
well lets just say that i will be playing hide and seek very soon....
...and he gets it when something momentous happens and she isn't around for him to share with. The resulting confrontation of her in a bar, talking with another man, jerks our hero into a supremely ...more
Natalie and Shane after 10 years of marriage have some troubles.They have stopped communicating and that kills their relationship.Not beign able to stand it more Nat forces Shane to go to a specialist and try save...more
Despite being erotic fiction with a very slight bondage theme, Anne Calhoun still writes characters who are warm and real.
Frankly speaking, I did ...more
Natalie and Shane have been married for several years. Shane is a workaholic on his way to making partner in an investment company. Natalie is frustrated that they never spend time together. She makes an appointment with a marriage counselor. Shane is 30 minutes late for the first session. A few days later Shane meets Natalie after work and takes her home. Natalie is angry. Shane insists the ...more
Super cute story that could easily beanyones marriage!! They have been married for 10 years and while the husband was on the fast track of becoming partner he forgot what was REALLY important.... his wife!!!! Well after he catches her talking with a guy friend he gets upset and well tney have a huge fight... she throws stuff at him LOL and well then it turns into crazy hot sex and they remeber why/what they loved about each other.
Super cute short read
There are countless songs that could work for this book, I'm sure. Yet, there was just one line that kept popping in my head as I read. It's from the song 'Get Stoned' by Hinder and the line is '...because the sex is always so much better when you're mad at me...'
First reread (Nov 2016): I'm always a sucker for marriage-in-trouble romance. And I love Anne Calhoun. This novella is so short, TOO SHORT, but still fulfilling, hence the 4 stars the first time I read it (I rarely give novellas a 4 on accounts of the length).
Second reread (May 2017): Reread this again because I miss Anne Calhoun's writing (I still haven't finished her Ops series, whoops). Shane is still hot I want one.