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Heat of the Moment

(Out of Uniform #1)

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  4,866 ratings  ·  303 reviews

In this heat wave, anything and everything goes.

A Red-Hot Summer story - and - book #1 in the new Out of Uniform series!

Shelby Harper has lusted over Navy SEAL John Garrett for over a year, but no matter how many sexy signals she sends out, the man shows a complete lack of interest in getting naked. Then she overhears Garrett talking to his SEAL teammate--a discus
Kindle Edition, 68 pages
Published June 17th 2008 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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808Hula It is better if you can read them in order - the characters do flow from one book to another and they do feature in each book but you could read them…moreIt is better if you can read them in order - the characters do flow from one book to another and they do feature in each book but you could read them out of order and still enjoy each book. The only thing I found frustrating is that the books changed titles and covers so I purchased a few of the books twice !(less)

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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Elle Kennedy:

Heat of the Moment is book one in the Out of Uniform series by Elle Kennedy. This is my very first Elle Kennedy book and what a perfect way to get acquainted than with this short and oh so sexy story.

Shelby Harper owns her own bakery and is proud of what she has accomplished. But she hasn’t been so lucky with love. After a bad ending to a relationship with a military man who chose to add quite a few extra-curricular activities to his agenda whenever he was away, her love life has pretty much dried up. She h
4 Sizzling Stars

I'm not a fan of ménage plot lines, but I ended up liking this novella more than I thought I would. I will, however, admit to skimming the one ménage scene. Other than that, Heat of the Moment is a good, steamy, and sexy read. I can't wait to start the second book.
Sophia Triad
Shelby Harper and Navy SEAL John Garrett. very HOT!
Shelby and John Garrett have been longing for each other for a year now, both of them (wrongly) thinking that the other is not interested in them.

The story takes place on a very hot day, the events take a turn because of an overheard comment, and a silly urge by Shelby to prove herself not to be vanilla, resulting in a very steamy threesome turning into an intimate, sweet téte-á-téte, all of that ruined by a thoughtless question, and ending with a promising reconcilement.

At the moment, howeve
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***3.5 Summer Scorcher Stars***

My first Elle Kennedy book...and I must say, she's made me a fan!

This was the perfect, quick read. A little cheesy in some spots, a lot dirty in others. Just the right combination of story and steam for a quick, down and dirty novella that hits the spot.

Mar 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of hot military romance
In the mood for a very short (54 pages), but super hot menage story about a couple of Navy SEALs and a sweet, yet sexy girl-next-door- type cafe owner?

"Heat of the Moment" is a smokin' hot little story about cafe/bakery owner Shelby Harper and rugged Navy SEAL John Garrett. Garrett (as he likes to be called) and Shelby have been friends for about a year, and even though Shelby would like it to be more, apparently Garrett sees her as only a 'friend', and nothing else. Even though she'
Nov 24, 2013 rated it liked it

Fairly quick, hot read.

Garrett can't believe it when sweet, sexy Shelby suggests a wild and sweaty menage. He's been trying to figure out how to ask her out without coming off as a guy who only wants to get in her pants--her friendship is too valuable to him to risk it. But if a crazy, heat-wave three-way is what Shelby wants, then he's ready and willing to give it to her.

”Is that a promise?”
“It’s a guarantee.”

Julie (jjmachshev)
Mar 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Julie (jjmachshev) by: Auntee
Shelves: erotica, 2009-reads
I took Auntee's advice and picked up "Heat of the Moment" by Elle Kennedy. WOW, like my hot flashes needed any ignition! But if you're somewhere cold, might I suggest this little nugget for under $3 will heat you up and keep you toasty any time you remember it.

She's got the all-American golden California girl looks, including freckles, and she runs a bakery near the naval base. He's a SEAL with a history of loving and leaving. She's getting over a former relationship with a Marine wh
Feb 18, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A short pornesque threesome leads to true love - in 50 pages...  
So we have insta-love, as the "falling in love" part was already done, the MCs only weren't aware. The only deciding factor for that I could discern was physical beauty.
It was silly - especially the end when
the biggest man-ho ever is insulted when his girl asks him, if he will have sex with other girls while over seas. A justified question in my opinion, as they were not dating, had no exclus
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Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fave-series
Only complaint? That this is so damn short .

Out of all the SEALs, I knew I'd love Garrett's story, after meeting him in Hotter Than Ever. Shelby was adorable, too. And their menage with Carson? HOT. After reading two books in this series, I'll probably just keep going and read the rest. My smutty little heart loves the stories so far.
So, Elle Kennedy won me over with her NA Off-Campus series and I love her writing and the ALPHA males she presents, so i thought, heck, I rarely read about them SEALs guys...and voila, sure, they are freakin hawt and heavy, and abundant *wink*


this is a short story, so if you are content with a merely predictable and pretty shallow story (even for a novella), a steamy hawt sex scenes (especially a threesome) without the actual substance other than a steamy sex, then well, do not
Jul 25, 2015 rated it really liked it

This is actually a 3.5 star book. Mostly because it is pretty short.

First of all,WTF IS THAT COVER? Earth to Elle Kennedy!! It’s the ugliest cover i have ever seen. Nope,nope,nope.

Moving on…This is the third book I have
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed, 2016, romance
Erotic short that I was expecting to have more substance.
I was interested in this author after reading a couple of reviewers who really liked her writing style, this was one of the few works that my library had available to try her out.

It was okay with a shoulder shrug. It didn't light me up. There was a weird argument in which John got irrationally angry and Shelby was forced to do a little unnecessary groveling, for added drama's sake obviously. Plus, it was very short so everything was rush
19 August 2014: $0.00 FREE on Kindle - this is the start of an excellent series! Quick, sexy, and fun. They just get better and better after this one!

Aug 26 2013 - Buddy read with Sarah

Quick sexy story. With only being around 70 pages (kindle version finishes around 78%) there's not a lot that can happen. Even though I didn't get a lot of time to know Garrett and Shelby, I liked them enough to be happy they got together.

Ice and tequila always make for inte
Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
What I really love in all the Elle Kennedy books I've read so far, is her characters' attitude towards sex. It's always nonjudgmental. Both men and women enjoy great, consensual sex.

Now, this short story starts with a ménage à trois initiated by a young woman trying to prove a point to the man she's attracted to. It's good it ends in a relationship.

*Read this for our May Short Story Month Marathon, a personal challenge during which Sandra and I will be going through our short story collection.
Joyce Mercês
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018

Quick Review: The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is because I want more Garrett and Shelby! I wish the novella had a couple more chapters. It was SOOOOOOOO hot and it was sweet too! I garantee it's a good story! #WinkWink


Buddy Read: #27

My Pink Fairytales
Why can't I stay away from short novellas when it's clear as hell they're not my thing? Hm? Damn!

68 pages of some hot sex, 3-4 characters and a non-existing plot.
Here's how i see things:
- there's a heat wave. Shelby, our heroine says heat waves always make her want to have sex.
- Shelby owns a bakery/coffee house. She opened on a Sunday for Navy SEALs to watch a game in the only place in town that had power.
- Then there's John Garrett. Shelby has been flirting with
Jul 29, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015-reads, novella, adult
Shelby overhears the guy she was lusting after for a year aka John Garrent telling her best friend Carson she probably isnt wild enough and only has ‘vanilla sex’. Determined to prove the guys wrong, she suggests they have a threesome.

There you have it. That's the plot. The book is extremely short and extremely steamy, not deep enough but at least there is a good build-up to the hot stuff.

The only things I didnt like were John's personality and menage stuff.

Bear with me for a second.

So, after they have sex Shelby
Jun 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: novella, ménage
Novellas are often times hard to review. A lot of times the book is too short and the couples' relationship always feels rushed or like insta-love. We don't get to see the build up of a relationship or sexual tension, which sucks...a lot. This one was quite steamy with a ménage, but not sure how I felt about it all. This was a very quick read, so there is that....overall this was a so-so read.
Nov 10, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Read this for a reading challenge. Super sexy novella.
Kat's Books & Brews
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it

WHOA! What a great start to this series.
It was hot and I’m not just talking about the Heat Wave passing through! Garret & Shelby plus one! FIRE! In addition to the steamy scenes, the writing was top notch! I enjoyed the banter between characters! BONUS: Garret is a SEAL😍
Alex is The Romance Fox
I read …….the 9th book in this fun and sexy series at one of my GR friend’s recommendation….which I absolutely loved and couldn’t wait to read the entire series.
What could be more exciting than going on a trip with some gorgeous, sexy, funny, totally alpha-male Navy Seals!!!
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This is the first book in the Out of Uniform series and it was a quick and short read, telling the story of sexy Navy Seal, John Garrett, who has had a crush for over a year on the local bakery owner, Shelby. Of course, she has a crush on hiSeals!!!
Aug 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommended to Sarah by: Angela
Buddy read with Ange

Heat of the Moment may be short but it certainly packs a punch and is a very hot introduction to Elle Kennedy's Out of Uniform series. Shelby has been crushing on Garrett for over a year but no matter how hard she tries to flirt with him he just doesn't seem to pick up on her signals. Then when she overhears him discussing her with a friend and talking about how tame she is she decides to prove him wrong by suggesting a ménage. What she doesn't realise is that Garrett has been fantasizing ab/>Heat
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
Have to be honest, did not expect much from this, given it was short and M/F/M (given the shortness of the book, I did not expect much in the way of story, thought it would be sex sex sex)

But, it actually managed to make me care about our two main characters.

It was a fun, hot, sexy short read!

As my Nana used to say, "Dynamite comes in little bundles"!

A nice introduction to the series for me, and I can't wait to read the rest!

3.5 rounded up to 4 st
Awilk -never sleeps-
Quick, hot and enjoyable. I prefer full length novels, but I am reading these shorts one after the other so I don't mind the shortness quiet so much. They only take a really little time to read, so I am enjoying them enough to keep on going.
Jan 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Short.... Sweet.. and very hot. Love these Navy Seals
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
WOW!!! What an explosive start to this series. If you love sexy SEALs, ballsy women, threesomes, and brilliant banter, then this naughty little novella is perfect for you. Shelby and Garrett have incredible chemistry; add Carson into the mix and, oh boy, you will definitely be in the need for a cold shower. I cant wait to read the rest of these books.
Spoiler Whore-Momoa
Apr 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, elle-kennedy
3.5 stars
Tara | Slow Readers Blog
Meh. Short novella. Just okay.
Aղցela W.
Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a short quick read that I liked. Shelby Harper has lusted over Navy Seal John Garrett for over a year, but no matter how many sexy signals she sends out, the man shows a complete lack of interest in getting naked. That is until she over hears him telling a friend that he thought she was vanilla she sets out to prove to him that she was not, by suggesting that they have a threesome. This book was pretty good and hot I mean two hot Navy Seals and one lucky girl. I would have liked more of ...more
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A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle currently writes for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha hero

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Out of Uniform (10 books)
  • Heat of Passion (Out of Uniform, #2)
  • Heat of the Storm (Out of Uniform, #3)
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  • The Heat is On (Out of Uniform, #6)
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“Jesus Christ, bro, what the hell were you doing in there? Shaving your legs? Thirteen-year-old girls take shorter showers than that!”

“I was literally in there for five minutes.”
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