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Anything Once

4.69  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Quinn has been happily married for ten years. Her relationship with Ian is built on love, trust, and honesty. At least that's what she thought...until a four-letter word changed everything.


After finding her husband alone in a rather awkward situation, Quinn starts to question her beliefs about their marriage.

While they've always had a healthy sex life, it was far
Published January 22nd 2019 by Limitless Publishing, LLC
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
LORDY...... LORDY...... SWEET BABY JESUS!!!!!!! This story really hit home for me in so many ways I just couldn't put it down. First I loved it because it was an older couple that was married and had been married for years. They loved one another and would do anything for each other. They also had a healthy sex life with no cheating and no one else coming in the middle of their marriage. That I give Meka mad kudos for because it usually ends up with cheating and I really hate that. This was more ...more
Felicia Grossman
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Anything Once is so many things that I am so excited to see in a romance: it features a married couple, it features a couple who "older," and it features contemporary issues threatening a relationship that aren't infidelity. At the same time it's steamy and sexy and hot, a really difficult feat and James navigates all the issues with the fun aspect so well!

Quinn and Ian are so easy to root for. I love how they work through their communication issues and their guilt while still experiment with s
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Claiming Ian as my book boyfriend here and now. I am a sucker for a silver fox and his tender playfulness pulled me right in. He’s going to linger in my dreams for awhile.
Quinn is a complicated and well thought out character that was super refreshing in Contemporary. She is very relatable and Ms. James writes her in a very raw and truthful manner.
I love the plot of this book, what married couple couldn’t use some spice from time to time? And Ian brings new ideas into the bedroom in a very resp
Evie Drae
This week’s review finds us delving into an established romance written by one of my favorite erotic authors, Meka James. Anything Once, from Limitless Publishing, is a tasty look into the life of a married couple facing real-life problems… and hot, sizzlin’ sexual explorations. As always, Ms. James delivers with her erotic scenes, and leaves you swoony-sighing over her romance.

I’ve always been a fan of the characters Ms. James produces. They’re three-dimensional, realistic, flawed, and full of
Wendy Livingstone
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a new author to me, but I will certainly be looking out for her work in the future. This is a well thought out plot, and it is a unique and refreshing chance to have a story about a couple who have been married for 12 years, and as with most marriages, life has a habit of getting in the way and issues and communication or rather lack off, can be swept under the carpet. I loved how Quinn and Ian worked through their communication issues, and opened their minds to different prospective to ...more
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it

This is my first book by this author. Quinn thought everything between them was good until she found her husband watching porn on his laptop. I love how the author did not use a young couple, but one that has been married for 12 years. A couple that has been married for that many years can have things change between the 2 of them. Add in infertility and things can get interesting! Ian thinks Quinn will leave him because of their infertility issues.

That’s it? There’s questions to items that happ
Jen Davis
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Full disclosure, I met Meka James a few months ago on Twitter and she is a lovely person. Between that and the ultra-gorgeous cover, I picked up her book, despite the fact I don’t read much erotic romance. But I’ll tell you what, the lady can write some good sex.

The story focuses on a married couple, Ian and Quinn, who hit a bump in their marriage when Quinn catches Ian jerking off to porn. She is devastated, and once they address what happened, they discover each of them have been quietly and i
Coralie Moss
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Established romances are few and far between. Anything Once is a refreshing read and an advocate for couples continuing to recommit to maintaining their HEA. Loved Ms. James's pacing and voice.
Catherine Edward
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica, romance, love
Anything Once is much more than an erotic romance. Don't let the cover fool you.

That being said, I do really love that cover. It's stunning. This is the first book I'm reading from the author and I must admit, I really liked it. Especially, loved her writing style.

Anything Once focuses on a married couple Ian and Quinn, who are childless. Being married to Ian for over 10 years, Quinn thinks their relationship is going strong and steady, until she walks into Ian masturbating while watching porn
Jamie Chomyc
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed for Angel Babe's Blog

I really enjoyed this book!! I was hooked right from the beginning right till the end!! Both Quinn and Ian were very relatable characters. When Quinn catches Ian watching porn it causes them to sit down and deal with a situation that let's be honest most married couples have to deal with, especially when you have been married for quite a few years!!
I loved how the porn situation causes Quinn to decide to spice up their marriage in the bedroom and WOW they really spi
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I know you hear this but this definitely needs more than 5 stars. I was so very touched by this story. I really enjoyed how mature the characters were. The story matter is touching and sad and heartwarming all at the same time. Infertility is a struggle many have to deal with and this didn't just gloss over it but you felt the loss. I LOVED how the author dealt with the fears and insecurities Ian and especially Quinn felt. The loving and sensual way they tried new things and the inner growth Qui ...more
Lydia H
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Read this book!!

I am at a loss for words. This book had me feeling all the emotions!! From superb writing to amazing characters you can't help but root for, this book was magnificent.

This was not the typical romance novel we see floating around. Quinn and Ian were not just already married, but they were facing real-life issues. No, there was no cheating, so if that's a hard limit for you in books, you're good to go.

A lot of married couples struggle with sex, but Ian and Quinn made a point to t
Kim Whitehead
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Spice up a marriage!! Enjoyable read!
Amelia Foster
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an EXCEPTIONALLY exciting review for me because Meka James is not simply my publishing/release date twin, she was also one of the best writing friends a girl could ask for long before our contracts. Getting a chance to review for someone you already adore is pretty freaking awesome.

But let's talk about the book instead of the amazing that is Ms. James (for now). 

Anything Once follows Ian and Quinn through a VERY hairy situation. Quinn finds her beloved husband of more than a decade watch
Beyond The Covers Blog
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Meka has an amazing hit right here.......this book is pure sin!!! The desire, lust and passion Ian and Quinn have is hot as fire. The love, tenderness and compassion they share as a couple will leave you wanting more. I cannot rave enough about how absolutely beautiful this story is. 
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is hot. Fast paced, dealing with real issues but not angsty. Lovely characters. Super sexy read. If you think an established couple will be boring let Meka James prove you wrong. Highly recommend.
Michelle Orloff
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Anything Once goes way past the typical erotic romance to explore real issues facing married couples: poor communication, unmet needs, and infertility. In between the (hot-hot-hot!) sex scenes, Ian and Quinn come together to explore their issues and work through them. The novel is unusual in dealing with romance between married partners, and I'd love to read more books like this.

I particularly loved the realistic way Ms. James dealt with the couple's struggles with infertility. While it's a hope
W.  L.  Charron
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was pretty good for me. I read a lot. It wasn’t a bad book by any means , but will it leave me with a book hangover? No. I liked that the characters were older and more mature in their relationship. I like that there wasn’t any cheating. I think It was a great subject to touch on. The whole need to spice things up. I have been married for 19 years and I definitely think you should be willing to try new things together to keep it fun and exciting in the bedroom. As long as you are respe ...more
Erica Eblin
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it

I'll start by saying this just wasn't my cup of tea. I saw a write up of this book that talked about the couple (Quinn & Ian) having infertility issues. Leaving you to assume that was what led to the porn "discovery". Also leaving you to assume that if Quinn isn't willing to put herself out there sexually that their marriage was over. I then incorrectly made the assumption that there would be a whole lot more discussing and not nearly as much sex. So needless to say I was not very...
Cathy Brockman
Meka James is a new to me author. But not for long. I loved her writing style and the characters were so believable.
Quinn and Ian have been together for 12 years. Quinn thought that her marriage was solid and Ian was happy. They have had some ups and downs but she never felt there were issues in her relationship until she comes home one night from a girls night out and finds Ian in his office watching porn. She was stricken and he was ashamed. after two weeks of avoidance, Quinn confronts him a
MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
Jan 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Review by: Jennifer
(3.5 stars)

Quinn and her hubby, Ian, have been married happily for ten years. When she walks in and finds Ian in a position she never thought to see, she realizes that maybe their marriage isn't as happy as she thought it was. Now, after ten years the two have to have a conversation that should have happened a very long time ago. Opening the lines of communication is harder than Quinn thought it would be, but for her marriage she is willing to try anything. Will the two be abl
Celicia Fowlkes
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is so realistic its not funny. It understandable to make sure your spouse is happy as long as you know what they want. She didnt look at what he wanted out of their sex life because of her own hangups. Its a shame that communication about this is not discussed. It would save a lot of marriages. Very good read on this subject. Entertained and educated at the same time.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Christine Woinich
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
A steamy read as a married couple find out that they have kept secrets from the other. Quinn and Ian still love each other but held back parts of themselves. This story showed that changing things up in a marriage can bring life back to the relationship. I loved the exploration as well as how far this couple went to make the other happy. This is what marriage is about.

I received an ARC through Enticing Journey Promotions, and this is my unsolicited review.
Melissa Verseman
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is one hot story.........So this was the first time reading this author and I really enjoyed it and look forward to seeing more from her.I could't put it down once I started reading it, til I finished it.I thought it had a great storyline and great characters to read about .Plus it was hot and steamy to.I hope you all enjoy it to.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is about a married couple dealing with not only issues in the bedroom but also infertility. I think their bedroom issues weren't that big but I'm younger than the intended audience and more adventurous. I think the infertility should have been a bigger part of the book, because both of them were satisfied with their existing sex life; he just wanted more.
Miss Piggy
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book however all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
I loved this! It grabbed me from the first page, kept me til the last and enthralled me in between. Well worth your time to read it.
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Quinn realizes that her husband has unfulfilled desires/fantasies and decides to spice up their sex life to revive it.

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