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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.

P.O.R.N.

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
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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
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
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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
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Marit
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
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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
Melissa
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
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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
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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.
Coco.V
Apr 05, 2019 marked it as to-read
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Blurb:
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.

P.O.R.N.

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 from adventurous. She loves her husband, and he loves her, but the revelation allow
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Catherine Edward
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, erotica, 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
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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
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Amy
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
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Etta Silby
Such a steamy and delightful established romance!! I couldn't get enough of Quinn and Ian. Their relationship was enviable. Despite facing so many challenges in their marriage, they remained true and loving to one another. The conflict in this story is realistic, and the characters respond in a relatable fashion. There need to be more established romances out there that hit the nail so solidly on the head. Thank you to Ms. James for bringing such a shining star to the genre!
Kim Whitehead
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Spice up a marriage!! Enjoyable read!
Delaney Diamond
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Romances about married couples always intrigue me, and this one was no different. There was plenty of sex because the heroine was exploring her sexuality in an effort to become more open sexually with her husband. The subplot about infertility was also interesting. A solid story.
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
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The Smutbrarians
Jun 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Feels 4
Storyline 4
Steam 4
Overall Rating 4
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Reviewed by Lindsey

This book was definitely a light and fun read. There are some angsty parts but for the majority of the story it's just plain hot! I enjoyed it! New to me author and I love the writing style and flow of everything. Definitely recommend!
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. 
Becca
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.
Morgan Brittany
Jun 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love a great quick read that exposes everyday truths. Mrs. James gives us Ian and Quinn, a couple who has been married for quite some time. Like real relationships, they face hurdles that will either break them or bring them closer.

I have a new found love for established romances! It's great watching people fall in love but Meka James makes it even greater to watch people choose to stay in love. She definitely has a new fan.

*I recieved this novel in exchange for an honest review by way of Vor
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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
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T.K. Barber
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Suuuuuuper sexy

I’m not normally into erotica on its own, but I loved the thought of one in the confines of a marriage. And with an actual plot threaded through the whole thing, it really was a nice treat! Ian & Quinn eventually figured it out, and all in all it was a satisfying read with a satisfying ending.
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C
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It has great characters and character build!! It's not just your typical contemporary romance!! It's about married couple Ian and Quinn, they have a decent sex life. He just fantasizes about something more and he wife doesn't disappoint. You just have to read this unique romance story!!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Erica Eblin
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ummmm...

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... exc
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Wendy *cr8zysockbookblock*
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
Jessica Calla
May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
ANYTHING ONCE by Meka James is a wonderful story that grabs you from the go. Unlike most romance novels, at the start of the book Quinn and Ian have been married for ten years. They’ve had their happily ever after. But after Quinn catches Ian watching porn on his computer, she starts to question everything about their marriage and the man she thought she knew. Ian loves Quinn, that is always clear, and is happy in the marriage, but certainly would be open to trying new things, if Quinn were comf ...more
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
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Marnie
May 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
🌹🌹🌹 Anything Once could be just enough. 🌹🌹🌹

That four letter word that turned her world on it’s axis. Catching her husband of 10 years in a compromising position with his computer viewing P.O.R.N.

How far would you go to save a marriage? Everyone has a line they will not cross, rightly or wrongly, but does that line match that of your husband, wife, or partner. So, how far would you go?

Anything Once is an exploration of a woman who realises that she may need to switch things up for herself, and fo
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Rhonda
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was by an author I had not heard of and when I saw it and read the blurb, I just jumped at reading this. The story quickly took over my afternoon and I couldn't put it down. Quinn and Ian have been married for 10 years and while Quinn thought things were good, something was going on. No, there isn't any cheating but this could still end a marriage. Both characters have to really reach deep into themselves and for awhile, you can just feel the struggles they each go through!!! To be honest, ...more
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