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Special Delivery

(Special Delivery #1)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  4,522 ratings  ·  644 reviews
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Sam Keller knows he'll never find the excitement he craves in Middleton, Iowa-not while he's busting his ass in nursing school and paying rent by slaving away in a pharmacy stockroom. But before his mother died, he promised her he'd grow up to be a good man, so he needs a stable career and a good husband, not a dead-end job
Paperback, 1st edition, 284 pages
Published February 15th 2010 by Dreamspinner Press (first published February 14th 2010)
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
::Sigh:: Add another book to the pile of "everyone loves it but me." While I liked parts of this book very much, I just never fully connected to the characters. But not for the reasons you might think.

I'll break this one down for everyone. This book is kinky in a very specific way. It plays a little bit with dominance and submission, but mostly it is about exhibition and the desire to feel dirty and used. It is a mental game between these men, not as much a physical one. Though there is some spa
May 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Judith by: Elsbeth
3.75 Stars.

Well this was HOT.Dirty sex.Dirty talk (delicious ),a bit of kink ....and a three way...

Review soon.
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
2.5--Are We There Yet--Stars!!

Longest. Roadtrip. Ever.

Town after town. Sex, sex and more sex. I started skimming at about 40%...even the sex.

Shocking, I know.

At first I felt sorry for Sam....

He had all of these sex kinks that he was embarassed about and ashamed of. His mother died and he lived with his aunt and uncle who were heinous, quite frankly. He was so insecure and beat down. But it just went on and on and on.

Mitch...I don't even know. Honestly I didn't love him but I didn't hate him.
~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~

I've owned the first two books of this series forever and only today read this one, even though I am a slave to Heidi. I just knew this book would rip me to shreds. And it did.

I am still reeling from the mind-fuck. This one ain't for the faint of heart, ladies.

I'm not even remotely prudish. I will read ANYTHING. But I'm kind of a monogamy slut too, especially when I care about the MCs involved, and so I really resisted the whole Randy/Vegas thing.
Nov 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Well damn. This…this I did not expect.

I do not read kink. I don’t like BDSM. But frankly, I don’t like any form of D/s in my books. The only book that has ever worked for me has been Rough Canvas – and that’s because the power play was a HUGE part of the love and trust relationship between the MC’s. Most other books I’ve read, it’s been a game…or a throwaway…or a trend.

Special Delivery just kinda kicked my ass. To be honest, it’s not that I suddenly loved kink and thought ménage and double-pen
Check out our Heidi Cullinan GIVEAWAY + INTERVIEW + TEAM REVIEW (with ratings varying from 2.5 to 4.5, ha!) Click banner below.

The longer I postpone writing this review, the more the Cinderfella glow starts to wear off.. so here we go. Despite being into that sizzling hot opening scene from head to toe, most of Special Delivery left me feeling meh-ish.

Although I had little trouble finishing Special Delivery, I never felt like I got to know the MCs and their chattering about deceased mothers and
4.55 stars
Oh Sam, I loved him. There's a sweet innocence about him that's cutely endearing but oh boy what a contradiction, he's flirty, slutty, shy, and mischievous. The road trip he embarks on with Mitch is a revelation, every fantasy and erotic dream imaginable is intensified to the max, the eroticism is breathtaking. A kinky sexy feast which both men devour every chance they get. One sticking point, ugh I disliked Randy, Mitch's ex, who was a creepy sleaze, I couldn't stand him. The only pos
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰

YAP! I *still* don't like Randy.

Yeah, I know I'm in the minority on that one but it is what it is. *shrugs* Iggy Toma even gave him a quasi-smarmy voice that definitely did not help the cause either.

Sam, on the other hand, can still get into my pocket. I heart him so. He's such a kind soul with some smut-tastic desires. Bless him. I had forgotten how much spreading the ashes of his mother got to me the first time around but when he bought that little box! Right.In.The.Feels.

Mitch is per
First of all: What happened when this book was read and dissected and reviewed by girls who have different levels of kink tolerance (or in my case, also the use of pet names/endearments/non-name nicknames)?

This is a Boys in Our Books buddy read. READ THE FULL GROUP REVIEW HERE

As for my own review, see below


Here’s the thing … I usually separate my smut reading and my romance reading. If I read smut (a.k.a. slash porn), I won’t bother about characterizations or plot or life i
Jun 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: smoking-hot, mm
I’ve read this three times now (last read was the audio) and I’ve liked this story more each time I read it. And the audio is AMAZING! Iggy Toma is one of my favorite narrators. Mitch’s drawl was just so freaking sexy!


This is a kinky read and even though I’m normally not one to get all excited if there is sex with more than just the MCs, I loved this one.

I think the reason that this book made it different was that it was Mitch’s kink to see Sam with other men. And he was always present, I liked
Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm blown away by this book, it was absolutely terrific and such a pleasant surprise. It was amazing right up until the last page and I loved it. Mitch and Sam were the cutest couple ever and the ending was so special it gave me tears. I think it could possibly be one of my favourite books ever:)

More of my reviews and thoughts on my blog PANTS OFF REVIEWS

This one was an emotional rollercoaster for me, in the beginning I didn’t like it much but by the end I was cheering, crying and laughing. I had my hang ups that this was going to be a road trip about kinky sex, it became so much more than that. A deeply rooted love story as tall and strong as any tree seen on this journey through the winding roads of the USA. I was in a perpetual state of reading once I got into it, and I
I've enjoyed a number of Heidi Cullinan's books in the past, but had put this one off for a long time based upon the menage/open relationship aspects of the book, which are just things that don't always personally work for me in a story. As you can see from my rating, I am more than glad that I finally picked this one up. In between all the kinky sex is a well written emotional story of Sam's struggle to accept himself without shame, kinks and all.

Sam is 21 years old, living with and working for

I guess now I know why this is a fan favorite. Because the sex was so so good! And the characters in the story are quite remarkable. I think my favorite was Randy, who was hell annoying in the beginning, but eventually I give in to him. And what he did for Sam and Mitch at the end was really damn nice.

As much as I like it, I thought this was a little all over the place as well. There was a lot of sex, and d
I can honestly say that I love everything in this book! I love the plot and the characters, I love the dirty talk and all the sex scenes, and mostly I love how confidence and strenght grew inside Sam! How his fantasies turned into reality, how Mitch became the most important person in his life, how he discovered love and excitment! Mitch is an amazing man, always taking care of Sam, always thinking about his lover's needs... And Randy... first I had some reserves about him, but in the end I love ...more
Jason Bradley
How do I rate a book thats beyond anything in its genre that I have read? It puts 5 stars to shame! Oh my god! This book rocks and Heidi Cullinan is amazing! Wow!
audio 5 stars (amazing narration)
story 4 stars

Hot and kinky but a heartfelt story as well. It was not just porn on page.
Heidi Cullinan
Mar 03, 2010 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars

I wasn’t sure what kind of Special Delivery this book would be, but I was absolutely positive on the delivery of two things.

1) Smut! Filthy dirty, kinky sweaty flesh slapping smut so sinful the devil’s own succubae would pant for it.
2) A Happy ever after produced by Disney because Nickelodeon said it was too cheesy for them.

And I was right! Ms Cullinan delivers both …spectacularly! The sex is downright decadent! And the ending is a super colossal eye-roll of fluff-tastic. How Heidi mana
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
Reviewed for PBA

I'll tell you what, I really need to start reading the blurbs of these books. I mean really. I had no idea Special Delivery was kinky when I agreed to read it for the blog. Serendipity, I tell ya. It was also my first experience with Ms. Cullinan and a most pleasant experience it was.

Special Delivery starts off with a bang. Literally. Sam and Mitch wend up in the trailer of his 18-wheeler. Yaow! Quite the attention grabber indeed. Sam is turned on by being used. I know this sound
Fumbled through old man Kindle and found I originally read this in late 2011. Just finished a reread with Sunny, Lori and Jenni Lea for the book tour and blog and I can honestly say I loved it even more the 2nd time around. The reread for perspective on Randy alone is totally worth it!

Reread thoughts after buddy reading and we ALL loved it, so much awesome!

When I first replaced the F in my MF with another M,
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It was a pretty good book, which from me is saying a lot since i am not a fan of three-ways and i hate reading about open relationships, so for me to enjoy it enough to give it 4 stars, it says something. The writing is really good and I loved Sam and thought Mitch was ok.

The book was also like 20 times kinkier than my usual read and I'd like to be able to say I skipped the kinky sex scenes (which there were more then plenty of) but for some reason i couldn't help myself and read them all. I go
Apr 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
re-listen 2/11/19:
Upped rating to 5 stars because of reasons including:
Filthy as fuck sex
Iggy Toma

Hot. Sexy. Dirty. And damn, was the narration for the audiobook beyond steamy!
Special Delivery hit all my buttons. It was sexy (to infinity). It was meaningful. It had depth and character growth. I adored the MCs. I loved the plot and originality of the story. I was captured by the writing and dialogue. It all fell into place and just clicked for me.

Though she's a fairly well-known writer in the genre, this was my first book by Heidi Cullinan, and I'm hooked. Her writing style is tailor-made for me: it's descriptive and poetic, but there's no purple prose. In Special Del
Nov 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read the updated 2014 version. Not sure how that differs from the original, but holy cow, this book was fantastic!! I loved everything about it. Every. Thing. The cover, the story, the characters, the kink. All of it. I adore Sam and Mitch. Definitely one of my favorite couples! 5 stars!!!
Kaje Harper
Aug 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
This is the story of Sam, a young man who has found that he likes kink and mild BDSM in his sex life, and has a hard time reconciling what he wants with how he thinks a good person should behave. He meets Mitch, a truck driver with a lot more experience and enough of a caring nature to help Sam explore his boundaries while encouraging him to feel good about himself and his needs. In many ways I loved this book, loved the two characters, and appreciated the added complexity of a MC who wants kink ...more
Katrina Passick Lumsden
Sweet baby Jesus, it's like Cullinan was trying to make me choke on my feels. I'm not sure how I feel about that. Manipulated? Hell, yeah, but in the best way.

I fucking love this book. Can't really make it any plainer that that. Fucking love it. And it's weird because there were parts that should have made me hate it, but somehow they just made it all bizarrely better, and I kinda hate Cullinan for that, but I also love her so much for letting me live this story. Mitch and Sam are just so unbel
When you read a story, you want to get lost in it. Well, I want to get lost in it. I want to crawl inside the pages and see what the characters see, feel what they feel, want what they want. I want this so bad with every book I have ever read and I think for the first time, I actually got it. I was unsure about starting this book. I was reserved going into this; knowing it had been out there for a few years and that it was a reader favorite but how would I react to it? Putting my faith in the au ...more
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Sunshine and Sweetness!

I Have to give Heidi Cullinan a personal applause because when I started this book I though that there was no way in HELL is she was going to make this a 3 or 4 star's book~or so I thought . And I could not figure how and why people were rating this so high? Jeez, a slow road trip?

To start you are driving at a slow speed...then BAM! Someone hit the gas pedal. And.....Sh*t & WTF just happen? oh man.....WE HAVE ARRIVED AT OUR DESTINATION and the view is Oo

description - Narrator: Iggy Toma

*4,5 stars*

I did not expect to have loved this that much. Kinky, threesomes…..

Chappeau for Heidi Cullinan for making me love the characters so much cause this was way out of my comfort-zone.

The “playing” they did worked for Sam and Mitch. All these years Mitch has been doing this, he’s missed the emotional connection he craves so much. This time with Sam he seems to get it all.

The introduction of Randy wasn’t one I enjoyed much. He was causing trouble between Mitch and Sam
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Heidi Cullinan has always enjoyed a good love story, provided it has a happy ending. Proud to be from the first Midwestern state with full marriage equality, Heidi is a vocal advocate for LGBT rights. She writes positive-outcome romances for LGBT characters struggling against insurmountable odds because she believes there’s no such thing as too much happy ever after. When Heidi isn't writing, she ...more

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