Afternoon Delight. What a wonderful title. It immediately brings to mind lazy summer afternoons, hammocks, ice cold lemonade and frozen drinks. All of that and other things that we indulge ourselves with when we have the time. So it makes perfect sense that Calhoun gave her book this title. The… Read more »
Author: Anne Calhoun
After doing time at Fortune 500 companies on both coasts, Anne landed in a flyover state, where she traded business casual for yoga pants and decided to write down all the lively story ideas that got her through years of monotonous corporate meetings. Her first book, LIBERATING LACEY won the EPIC Award for Best Contemporary Erotic Romance. Her story WHAT SHE NEEDS was chosen for Smart Bitch Sarah’s Sizzling Book Club. Anne holds a BA in History and English, and an MA in American Studies from Columbia University. When she’s not writing her hobbies include reading, knitting, and yoga. She lives in the Midwest with her family and singlehandedly supports her local Starbucks.
Versed in Desire is hot but short. I can’t really say it did much for me – it feels much closer to a vignette than a short story (about 40 pages or so). There’s not much characterization or even action. The majority of the story the reader is in the… Read more »
Fighting Fair is a super hot short that I really enjoyed. I’ve always enjoyed Romances where the couple already have some sort of deep connection – reunited lovers, friends to lovers, marriage in trouble – because those type of plot devices really allow the author to dig deeper into the… Read more »
WOW. This short is HAWT. Anne Calhoun has written another story that just grabs you and doesn’t want to let go. Shorts rarely work for me, you know. I know I’m often disappointed but I continue to read them because occasionally I run across a short like What She Needs… Read more »
The two star rating is the average of all the stories. As with all anthologies, I enjoyed some stories more than others. “Under His Hand” by Anne Calhoun – 4 stars Whenever Tess Weston’s Navy SEAL boyfriend, Drew Norwood, returned from a mission, their lovemaking was always hot and intense…. Read more »
I really enjoyed this! Liberating Lacey is a smoking hot love story that shows what happens when opposites attract! Liberating Lacey is pretty jam packed with sex scenes – which are slightly graphic but relatively tame – and typically I would get tired of the overabundance of sex scenes…but somehow… Read more »