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Legally Hot

(Wounded Warriors #2 (Sheila’s Passion))

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  1,453 ratings  ·  68 reviews
Three of today’s top writers of romantic suspense want you to meet a few good men who are so HOT, it’s criminal…

“Sheila’s Passion” by Lora Leigh

As a former Marine, Nick Casey still wakes up in a sweat over the things he's seen in the field.  However, when it comes to his best friend—and the only woman he has ever wanted—Sheila Monterey, he may have met his biggest challeng
Paperback, 342 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by St. Martin's Press
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Jan 08, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, contemporary
Reviewing an anthology is tricky because there are multiple stories, by multiple authors.
Overall the anthology was alright, none of the novellas sucked but neither did any shine.

Sheila's Passion by Lora Leigh is the first story in the anthology.
This is the second in Lora Leigh's Wounded Warriors series. You don't miss anything if you haven't read the first which is a novella in Real Men Last All Night (Lexi Steele, #1.5). Sheila is in love with Nick Casey and because he doesn't drop to his knees
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Bah. This was not worth the time. The first one by Lora Leigh was super smexy hot. The sex was good. The storyline itself threw me for a loop. I seem to have come in 1/2 way through a series or something. I'm tempted to figure it out but I honestly don't care enough about it. Sheila was an okay female main character. Kind of odd how much she was hurt by her first crush at 19. What person after so many years is still traumatized in this manner? I call it the 1st world issues. *rolls eyes*

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Unfortunately, These Stories Are Only Mediocre

LEGALLY HOT is an anthology of three novellas.

SHEILA'S PASSION by Lora Leigh: Sheila Rutledge has been in a sexual relationship with Nick Casey for months. Both Sheila and Casey have been hurt in the past and thus they both don't want to risk their heart. There is a continuing story about a watcher wanting revenge and seeking out the men who work in the intelligence gathering bar to find the watcher's target. I liked the first novella in this series
I picked this book up because I am a big fan of Lora Leigh's Breeds series and I have read and liked
Cheyenne McCray's stories as well. To my surprise the best tale was by a new author for me Red Garnier! The other stories were too light on details and felt centered on sex. “Caught” by Red Garnier had what I was looking for. Great storyline and characters. I had fun reading it.
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Sep 15, 2012 rated it it was ok
This was more like 2.5 stars.... I picked this book up because of the synopsis on theback, and I have to say that I was vastly disappointed. Whoever wrote that clearly mislead the potential readers...

Sheila's Passion, was not as described. First the prologue and "sub-plot" was so confusing... That seemed like it was more for a full length book. Also I never see where they were "best friends". Now I will admit that the sex was hot. Not as hot as Ms. Leigh can be, but still hot. But in essence, Sh
Jan 22, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012-march, 2012
Lora Leigh 3.25/3.75
Red Garnier 3.75/3.25
Cheyenne McCray 3.25/3.25

I enjoyed Red Garnier's story the most. Though Lora Leigh's story was definitely hot, I thought the characters were a bit confusing.
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Mar 22, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, read-in-2012
Good characters, great sex scenes, weak-assed excuses for plot.
Kathy Davie
Jan 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Three short stories which involve men in uniform, sort of.

The Series
"Sheila's Passion (Wounded Warriors, 2)

The Stories
Lora Leigh's "Sheila's Passion" is interesting, but Leigh needs to come up with a better premise for the driving purpose behind this. Her bad guy is chasing down someone he sees as betraying the family "trust", an Italian mob family's responsibilities to those under them. Gio "betrayed" all who relied upon him by loving his daughter and protecting that love. Now, the son whom Gio
Jul 25, 2014 rated it liked it
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This was a great anthology of short stories, which I generally do not enjoy, but all three of these stories were put together well with a nice solid plot and enough character development that they didn't feel so short. I wasn't sure what to expect from the other two authors since I've only read Lora Leigh, but I was pleasantly surprised. All three stories get four stars from me. "Sheila's Passion" is just about what you would expect from Lora Leigh...totally hot, intense from start to finish, ch ...more
Michelle Tempted By Books
Sheila's Passion by Lora Leigh- This has all the trappings of what you expect from Lora Leigh. The first 5 pages are a vividly described intense sexual scene. It ends in some high school type drama and proceeds from there. There were pages where I was on board with the hero and others where I was on board with Sheila but mostly nothing really stuck out as original. I gave it an OK rating but I don't feel more stars are warranted because its much like any other LL you may have already read.

Feb 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
I usually never enjoy anthologies, so why do I insist on reading them??? This one was mediocre at best. I've read Lore Leigh and Cheyenne McCray books in the past & have loved some and hated some. I've never read anything by Red Garnier and I probably won't again. That story was the worst of the three, in my opinion. It could have been GREAT because I liked the hero a lot and the plot was good... but the writing left a lot to be desired, and I didn't like Meg as the heroine at all.

The Lora Leig
Nov 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: erotica, romance
Shelia's Passion by Lora Leigh -- I am going to force myself to read this story, because it is fairly short (137 pgs) - but, on page 27 and I am so very annoyed. I think this story would have likely been half the length had someone told the author to stop repeating herself. Over and over she says the same thing with different words, sometimes in the same paragraph. OKAY we get it! And the heroine, Shelia already has me hating her, and thinking she is an idiot. I continued skimming this story and ...more
My favorite of these was the Leigh story. Right away you could tell that there was chemistry between these 2. I found myself agreeing with Shelia, that she felt she had to retreat otherwise risk her heart getting broken. It did seem like they were just friends with benefits and she needed more. So I was happy to see when Casey decided to declare his claim, but that only made it more confusing as they each brought baggage along that colored the way they thought. You just knew it would take what i ...more
Aug 14, 2012 rated it liked it
1st story - "Sheila's Passion" by Lora Leigh. I was not impressed with this one. The suspense did not seem realistic or hold my interest. The steamy bits were okay, but I like a little plot with the sex.

2nd story - "Deadly Dance" by Cheyenne McCray - was a definite improvement. This story revolves around Keri, a former ballerina who is now being pursued by the man she helped send to prison 7 years earlier. Adam is the cop that is trying to keep her safe and falls for her. Much better plot and te
Lorraine Lesar
Jan 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
I adore Lora Leigh, however, really disappointed in her "Sheila's Passion". I am an avid fan of the "Breed" books but lately, she seems to have gone off the boil to barely a simmer!! Never been a hugh fan of Cheyenne McCray and her "Deadly Dance" did nothing to encourage me to try her again. Finally, their was "Caught" by Red Garnier. I have never read any of Red's books before and I have to say out of the three offerings this, in my opinion, was the best. Really glad I got the book from the lib ...more
The Best Book of the anthology was Lora Leigh's Sheila's Passion. It was so hot it was smoking. Nick and Sheila's story was more developed probably because the story line carries over from Lora Leigh's previous books. As well as, addressed that age old question of 'If the sex is so great, why wont he say I Love You?' The other books in the anthology weren't bad but after Lora's opener the rest just kind of fell flat.
Sep 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I gave 5 stars of the sex scenes alone in Sheila's Passion. Lora Leigh did it again. I want to be Sheila and experience what she is enjoying. To be honest the story lacked depth and shouldn't be read alone. It was missing something, like the other parts that make a whole. Maybe when you get everyone's story all together it would be better. At the end I felt like I was left hanging!!!!! The other two stories fell short all together.
Aug 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone over 18 who loves kick-ass romance!
Picked up this book for Lora Leigh's story "Sheila's Passion" but enjoyed the other two stories too! Lora's story is the 2nd in her "Wounded Solider" and I really liked it. Cheyenne McCray's story "Deadly Dance" was as good as all her stuff is. Red Garnier's "Caught" was pretty good but you really need to take your time with the ending, otherwise you will miss stuff!! I know I did and had to reread it to "Caught" it! Oh look I made a funny!!! ;-)
Nov 13, 2012 rated it liked it
This book has three stories: Sheila's Passion by Lora Leigh; Deadly Dance by Cheyenne McCray; and Caught by Red Garnier.

I would rate these stories between a three and a four.
I'ver read quite a bit of Lora Leigh but found her story to be my least favorite in this collection. The other two authors are new to me and I really liked their stories. I'll definitely check out their other work.
Mar 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
I enjoyed reading 'Deadly Chance' & 'Caught' (even though they were both predictable). I wouldn't get into 'Sheila's Passion' so just skipped ahead.

I'm going to say 'Deadly Chance' was my favorite. He tries to play knight in shining armor and she fights back instead of curling in the fetal position and crying. Wish it was longer!
Jun 20, 2013 rated it liked it
The first story was a little confusing, I suppose I should have realized there was a series that I had never read before, to go along with that story. :) But Lora Leigh made up for it, that first chapter was like wow! The other two stories were alright. I should probably stop reading anthologies before I read the series.
Dec 14, 2013 rated it it was ok
I never thought I would give any book that included a story by Lora Leigh only two stars, and I was being generous at that, I feel. This one just does not have a lot going for it and I recommend that you be smarter than I was and not waste your time. There is certainly better writing by Leigh and McCray out there and who is this Garnier person anyway?
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was ok
And two stars is generous.

Lora Leigh is still recycling the same dialog in her books.

Red Garnier wrote one of the stupidest female characters I've ever read, and I've read some doozies.

Cheyenne McCray's was the only remotely interesting story and, wonder of wonders, she didn't throw in her standard heroine with big boobs who could lick her own nipples.
Oct 18, 2010 rated it liked it
This also has a short story from Cheyenne McCray's Night Tracker series, which is not recorded in Goodreads library section. However, all of these stories are good, and I enjoyed these three shorts by each of the authors, two from on going series.
Nov 12, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
Admittedly it's been quite awhile since I read Cooper's story, but I still felt like I was missing more than half the picture in Leigh's story. Surprisingly, McCray's was my favorite in this anthology, making me want to get back to her Night Tracker series soon.
Jan 18, 2012 rated it liked it
I love Lora Leigh. Red Garnier's Devine Assistant is a fantastic read. Having said that, I was a little disappointed in the lack of voice. A couple of the stories seemed flat. I couldn't connect with the characters.
Jane Elizabeth
Apr 22, 2012 rated it did not like it
Normally I like this kind of anthology for my popcorn reading, and I've liked a lot of Lora Leigh's books in the past, but I only got maybe 8 pages into the Leigh story, two pages into the Red story, and was so bored I didn't even give the Cheyenne story a try. So glad I got this from the library
May 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
I only read the first 2 books. I really liked both. Deadly Dance seemed a little too quick in the relationship building (or lack thereof). When the "I Love You" moment came, it just felt forced. Aside from that, it was good.
Lisa Bushell
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I thought the first 2 stories was vety interesting, I couldn't get into the but the last one called Caught by Red Garnier was amazing, it keep me in the edge until the end, thankfully it was Cody & Megan got to be with each other! ...more
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