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Anything but Ordinary

(Anything But... #2)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Their ‘no strings’ affair is about to get complicated.

One disastrous marriage was all it took for Ric Liddell to give up on commitment, so when his ‘no strings’ arrangement with Zach Blackwater and Kara North hits the rocks due to a plague of interfering busybodies, he retreats to what feels safe — sex, filthy sex, and even more filthy sex, in no particular order.

Zach want
Kindle Edition, 377 pages
Published May 7th 2019 by Incantatrix Press (first published November 26th 2015)
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~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~
★★★★☆ ~ 4 Stars
*A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.*

Madelynne writes sexy stories. This is book 2 of the Liddell series and sequel to Anything But Vanilla by Madelynne EllisAnything But Vanilla [that I loved] a story about Kara running from her overbearing fiance and future marriage and ending up on Liddell island housesitting for her brother.

Very quickly, Ric Liddell makes his presence known to Kara and along with Ric, he brings his longtime on-off again lover, Zach into the mix. Anythi
Sep 12, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This review is based on an ARC received from the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion.


This definitely cannot be read as a standalone. The highpoints were the level of eroticism in the book. Hey it got a bit hot up in those pages. The framework of the book was centered around a MMF poly relationship. Actually it was more of a MM with a F interloper. The plot was just a wee bit unreasonable at times.....quite a bit of the time? It may help if you read the
Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The very first Madelynne Ellis book I read was Anything but Vanilla and I became an instant fan. I have been waiting on baited breath since I found out she was working on a sequel and Anything but Ordinary did not disappoint me! As the book begins, Ric is still not being open and honest about his feelings which is causing strain on the relationship the three are trying to navigate. Things come to a head when Kara's brother turns up unexpectedly at a very inopportune time. He does not take the re ...more
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After Ric’s horrible marriage he isn’t looking for a commitment and a no strings relationship with Zach and Kara seems to be a wonderful idea. However, Ric isn’t being completely honest with Zach and Kara and isn’t sure how she fits into this relationship. The story is a roller coaster ride of emotion. The sex is of the charts hot. An excellent read!
Nancy Riggleman
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A MUST READ WOW!! A private island, two sexy men ,some really hot sex what more could you ask for ?
Anita Chaney
Dec 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Is that the end, feels like there should be more, I know she got what she wanted but I feel there still should more to the story....
Jan 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
nothing…absolutely nothing…felt like this. 5 NAUGHTY STARS

she didn’t want ordinary. She wanted wild and different, something unique. heaven had nothing on this. OH WOW! JUST….WOW!! What a truly beautiful and HOT erotic romance story! I was surprised at just how much I loved this book!! and Yes, I AM well aware that the LAST thing I should be is surprised considering it is a Madelynne Ellis book, but it isn’t a Paranormal one! However once I started Anything but Vanilla (the first book in which w
In the second and final book, Zach, Kara and Ric are all still one unit. Until Kara's brother Chris arrives unexpectedly, and at the most inopportune time. When Chris realizes that his sister is part of a threesome, he makes her feel like the third wheel in that relationship. Her insistence that everything is fine makes Chris think that she is about to get her heart broken. He sees that Zach and Ric are in love with each other, and where will that leave Kara.
When things begin to get tense betwee
Karen J Shields
Sep 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This series is great. I loved the main characters, the storyline, the setting, and the fact that it was professionally published. I should have been a proof reader and some of the books I have read have had me pulling hair and temporarily losing the the storyline because of all the errors I find. I read almost 24/7 due to insomnia and having learned how to read early and not having television until later in childhood. So reading is my passion. I am on my 3rd kindle (having worn one out thr
Lindsey Greer
Loved it!
I was excited to hear from Ric, Zach and Kara again.
I loved the characters just as much as before, but maybe fell in love with Ric a little more. He can be an ass, but I understand him and his ways & I get it. I also get some of Kara's fears...but she got a little over dramatic about things towards the end. That kind of bugged me. She had her mind made up & then was upset when it worked out the other way. I think she needed to stop & think a little farther ahead before some
I think, while I loved Anything But Vanilla, its sequel was a bit disappointing. Primarily, because one of the main characters behaved like a total jerk, and it pissed me off to no end. Basically, his temper tantrums put the livelihood of his loved ones at risk, and it was tres not cool.

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Я думаю, что хоть и люблю я " Всё Кроме Ванили", продолжение этой истории меня разочаровало, потому что Рик, один из главных героев, своими идиотскими истериками поставил под угрозу благополучие своих любовн
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given an ARC in return for a honest review.

Another good book by Madelynne. All the twists and turns with Ric, Zach and Kara make for a quick paced book. I hope Madelynne is going to write another book containing a wedding and a baby or 6!!!

Nothing ordinary about this book!!!
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Madelynne Ellis is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of erotic romance. She stared writing on a whim, after a friend suggested she give writing a "Black Lace" novel a go. The rest is history.

Madelynne writes focuses on a mixture of contemporary and Regency-set novels, and has been translated into a variety of languages.

She's a decaf drinker, has a healthy obsession with a certai

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