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Uncommon Pleasure

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From a "fresh and imaginative" ("The Romance Studio") voice in erotic romance come the tales of two women, each daring to challenge the boundaries of the toughest of men...But in these edgy, heated encounters, the greatest thing each woman will risk is her heart.

"Over the Edge," - after a tragic incident during Ty Hendricks' last tour of duty, he cut off all connection wit
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 5th 2013 by Berkley Trade
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Baba
Overall rating 4 stars. Review completed March 8, 2013

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Kisses. Slow, soft, sweet kisses, the kind he hadn't felt on his skin in a lifetime. They'd started just under his ear, measured the length of his jaw, each one flicking a little spark at his skin. She reached the corner of his mouth, her breath warm and moist, the temptations of her lush, full lips millimeters away. Without warning anguish slit him open from throat to belly, but feeling that emotion here was worse than feeling the connect
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Crystal~BIG book addict~
Sep 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks
Love those smoking hot Marines!



Over the Edge

Ty and Lauren worked on an oil rig together. She is a development geologist and he is a former Marine who has been damaged. She knows exactly what she wants....Ty.



He is all for letting off some steam with Lauren but that is all. He has closed himself off from any feelings.

But, Lauren has a way of getting under his skin. No matter what he does or says, he still wants her. Can she forgive him?


All on the Line

Sean and Abby met and had a whirlwind romance
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⚜️Charlotte⚜️
4 Smokin HOT Stars!

Two story's in this book and I loved
them both...❤
I love Anne's style of writing...it is both erotic and sensual, all the while drawing you in to the story and captivating your senses...

Ty & Lauren's ❤ story...lets start with the SEX...WOW! & the ménage...OMFG...
It's off the charts HOT...lets face it, this is why I read!!! (Snickers)

Ty has PTSD, a sad fact of of our time, but Lauren can see thru the walls he's building, each time they are together, Lauren is breaking down mo
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h o l l i s
UNCOMMON PLEASURE is a compilation of two novellas, the second of which features a different couple but picks up after the events of the first, and both feature current and ex-Marine heroes.

These stories are super hot but there's a real, vivid, emotional thread in both of them. I struggled a bit with some of Ty's broodiness in book one, whereas the heroine in book two drove me to distraction, and yet both had very valid reasons for their issues. I think the second-chance plot of ALL ON THE LINE
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Mandi
Nov 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Uncommon Pleasure contains two novellas, each with a different hero and heroine (and happily ever after) but the stories do intertwine.

Over the Edge

A word used a couple of times to describe Ty Hendricks, former marine now part time oil rigger and part time security specialist in this book is “contradiction.” Our heroine Lauren sees him as two people. The first time she sees him on the rig (she is a geologist who flies out to the rig for a few days) he is purposeful. He is aloof, a little cold, b
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Jess
Feb 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: for_review
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog rating: B-

Over the Edge:

I liked the edge this couple had early on. They had attraction from the start and Lauren wanted to just know more about Ty and that leads them right into the bedroom. Ty is dealing with a lot of pain from serving overseas and having a mission go horribly wrong and he channels that anger and grief in unhealthy ways – mainly bottling it up, through sex with no emotion and generally not living life. As much as he hates it, he fin
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Bookphenomena (Micky)
Mar 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Recommended to Bookphenomena (Micky) by: Teresa
3.5 stars

This book contains two closely connected novellas that make for a decent length read. Both protagonists are current or ex-marines that know one another. I struggled with the character of Ty in the first novella, I didn’t like him that much, he was very closed off. Both heroines were likeable and relatable. Sean and Abby’s story was my favourite.

The writing was superb and there was lots of heat.
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
3.5 stars for the first novella
4 stars for the second one

If you have never read a book by Anne Calhoun, you are seriously missing out. The woman has this amazing ability to weave a story together so seamlessly that not a detail goes unnoticed. I absolutely adore her writing style. She's able to get every nuance, every little detail, sound, feeling, emotion into her books that make the story truly beautiful to read. She has been on my auto-buy list ever since Liberating Lacey.

This book is 2 novel
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Gigi
Jan 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mf-read
I only read the first story in this book and it was all kinds of hot. Great hetero fix for a usually M/M reader.
Carisa
This review is for “All In The Line”, really good. Although I think that the ménage scene was not needed, I loved the story and the hero.
SCENES/CONTENT: few/erotic
GENRE/TONE: contemporary/drama
LENGTH: 142 pages
Mskychick
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was ok
This is a perfectly ok tame erotic fiction book, and would probably normally get 3 stars. Just clearly not where my interest lies currently , because I ended up skimming most of sex scenes to get done faster. But I’m trying to clear out my physical TBR pile before tackling my ebook TBR pile.
Annie
3.5 stars



First off, let us all take a moment to admire the orgasmic cover. Paul Marron does everyone some good. *ovaries explode*

Anne Calhoun delivers two short stories in UNCOMMON PLEASURE that is edgy and daring. OVER THE EDGE features Ty Hendricks and Lauren Kincaid. In Ty’s last assignment, an incident has caused him to cut himself off from the world. But Lauren might be enough to tempt him to come back to life.

I enjoyed OVER THE EDGE. Right off the bat, you can see that Calhoun is an ex
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Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
Mar 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: didi-reviews
DiDi‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

3.5 Stars

AN UNCOMMON PLEASURE is an erotic anthology about two very sexy ALPHA men and the women who love fall in love with them. I enjoyed both novellas immensely, an added bonus for me is they are set on Galveston Island, where I was born and live 15 minutes away from. While I enjoyed both stories, I preferred ALL ON THE LINE more than OVER THE EDGE.

OVER THE EDGE -
Ty Hendricks and Lauren Kincaid had instant chemistry when they met on an oil
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Christine
Feb 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Uncommon Pleasures (Goodreads first-reads book)is two stories in one erotic romance that lives up to its name. The first story Over the Edge raw and gets right to business with Ty and Lauren. All on the line is a sweet,powerful,sexy romance with Sean and Abby. Together this makes for 3 star read.

Of the two stories the second had more depth and a better story line.
What I liked about Ty is he a alpha male but a good guy at heart. His emotional struggle is understandable. I could totally see him ho
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Cynthia

Reviewed at Bitten By Paranormal Romance


Yes, I first picked this book up based totally on the cover. I am a Paul Marron admirer afterall. It was only then I read the synopsis on the back. Never heard of the author or book before, but I liked the description and the cover sold me.

UNCOMMON PLEASURE contains two short stories about US Marines (once a Marine, always a Marine). Their stories are told separately, yet they intersect because these gentlemen are moonlighting for the same agency.

The heroi
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Mareli
Jun 18, 2016 rated it it was ok
this books is divided into 2 related short stories.

In the first story, with Ty and Lauren, we had 4 relevant sex scenes in 120 pages. The first "vanilla", the second more into restraints, then a three-some and then vanilla again. Not bad, is it?
And I really disliked Ty, he was an ass**le :( He totally didn't deserve Lauren.

In the second story, with Abby and Sean, we had several relevant sex scenes (I skipped some page here and there because I wanted to read about the people and not the sex) and
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Cerenity
Mar 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: firstreaders
I won this book through the Good Reads Giveaway. I dont know what to really say about this book if your looking for a romance novel where two people fall in love and actually makes sense. This is not for you. I really do not understand how the characters fell for each other. Some of the scenes in the book make me believe that a relationship would not get stronger after this point but weaken. But if you are looking for a good sex book this is it. I thought this book was a lot more sex driven than ...more
Lyn❤Loves❤Listening #AUDIOBOOKADDICT
This was a scorcher of a read.
I actually think I saw my kindle smoke and was afraid it would short circuit before I could finish the book! HOT!
I'm not a fan of ménage and try to avoid books that are shelved under that category. I couldn’t resist giving this book a try because everything else about the synopsis caught my attention. I'm glad I did. I loved the book and the ménage wasn’t an ongoing part of the relationship.
I’m now hooked on Anne Calhoun books. Yeah, the sex scenes are among the bes
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Lisa
Oct 12, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review is for Over The Edge.

I had a hard time connecting with this story. Ty was such an asshole and said such mean things to Lauren for most of the story that I barely thawed towards him when he pulled his head out of his arse. Lauren was the reason I finished it. She was such a strong and very likable heroine who carried herself with confidence and quiet strength. She knew what she was dealing with with Ty and she still stuck it out until he pushed her too far. She never lost herself and
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Heidi
Apr 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Liked both stories. Probably the first a bit more than second. I didn't feel the ménage worked with Sean, Abby & Ben. Almost like - "oh I'd better throw that in before I get to the end". Still some pretty hot sexy stuff happening. I enjoyed my first Anne Calhoun and will certainly be on lookout for more. ...more
Dominique
Mar 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Holy, this was emotional but very good!

“After this month we can both agree I suck at the Prince Charming stuff,” he said.

She tipped her head back and smiled at him, her eyes gleaming. “That’s okay. I’ll take my U.S. Marine.”

Semper fi
Donna Was A Scandal
May 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: tbr-challenge
The first pick in my TBR Lottery Challenge - 3.5 stars, I loved the first story more than the second but all in all, a fun read.

Check out my full thoughts as well as the other participants thoughts on the books they read on the TBR Lottery Challenge over on Scandalicious Book Reviews:
http://www.scandaliciousbookreviews.c...
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Sandy M
Apr 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
I like this idea of two stories in one book with interacting characters. The stories themselves aren’t related, just the main characters switching over from H/h to secondary characters as they go about their lives. The trick is making both work.



Over the Edge

I love a very tortured hero, and Ty Hendricks is a man tortured. His last tour of duty did not go well, and Ty has decided it’s best to just cut himself off from all emotion and anyone and everyone he cares about or may come to care about. He
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Nicole
Feb 19, 2013 rated it liked it
Review originally posted here: http://thebookpushers.com/2013/03/08/...

These two stories are closely related and flow well together nicely. I enjoyed the crossover between the two novellas, but was pretty disappointed with different aspects of each story.

The first story is about Ty and his inability to cope with being back in the civilian world. His last tour of duty put him in a bad place mentally and emotionally, and he hasn’t figured out how to cope yet. When he meets Lauren, he is looking fo
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E.
Mar 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Uncommon Pleasure” by Anne Calhoun is a volume containing a pair of steamy romance novellas featuring a couple of sexy military men and the women they are reluctantly interested in. “Over the Edge” features Ty Hendricks who has reluctantly maintained contact with his former Marine companions but he continues to keep himself closed off as he deals with the repercussions of a horrendous event during his military career. Geologist Lauren Kincaid is attracted to the taciturn man she notices as they ...more
Kaetrin
Mar 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Why I read it: I enjoyed Liberating Lacey and Breath on Embers (from last year’s Red Hot Holiday anthology) and I’d heard good things about this book. I bought up an ecopy with a Kobo coupon recently. The next book in the series has just been released. It is called Uncommon Passion. I’ve heard great things about that one too, but I’m waiting for another coupon.

I’ve also put a digital book from her backlist on my wishlist – On the Edge is a novella which features Ty (hero of the first story in t
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Jennifer
I received this book through the First Reads program. On the one hand, I loved the characters. They were all very strong and I especially loved that Lauren and Abby both owned their sexuality and were unapologetic about it. Both women stood up for what they wanted, and didn't let anyone push them around. As for the guys, Ty in the first novella was definitely an alpha-hole, but you could clearly see through to the wounded warrior beneath the facade. He was drowning and Lauren was like a lifeline ...more
Meri  ~easily seduced by cover~
Wow, this was very powerful read indeed. I'm nor soldier, nor soldier's wife so I'm not going to pretend that I can understand what goes in their mind but I'm going to review this from my point of view. Both stories are highly erotic BUT emotional reads, they describe healing through erotic taking and giving, first story is about Ty's healing but second story is about Abby's healing. First story is abstract guilt driven while second was concrete fear driven.

I loved first story much more then sec
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Samantha
I need to preface this with: I loved Liberating Lacey. Loved. Highly recommend.

The first short story in this book just didn't do it for me. I didn't connect with the characters on any level. Ty could be a mean asshole and while I loved Laurens forwardness, she was too perfect.

She lived in a well established neighborhood because she wanted roots which is fine, but she's young and all her neighbors were geriatrics. Made no sense to move into the 55+ community. Her obnoxious dog which drove me nuts
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Michelle
Feb 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was my first book from Anne Calhoun and I just loved it! She has such a way with sexy, independent heroines. This book, Uncommon Pleasures, is a two novella collection with interconnected stories. I loved that both heroines, Lauren and Abby, were open and expressive in their sexuality and had no problem letting their heroes, Ty and Sean respectively, know exactly what they wanted in and out of the bedroom. Both Ty and Sean are combat vets that are both trying to acclimate back in Texas afte ...more
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