Review: Liberating Lacey by Anne Calhoun

Posted June 21, 2012 by Annie in Reviews / 4 Comments

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Review: Liberating Lacey by Anne Calhoun
Liberating Lacey
by Anne Calhoun

5 Stars


Released: May 13, 2009
Published by Ellora's Cave
Pages: 219



LIBERATING LACEY has become one of my favorite contemporary erotic romances ever!After a recent divorce, Lacey is now on the hunt or something that will bring back the heat into her life. She is successful and well-educated, but her life seemed to be at a standstill. One night she goes to Buff, a bar where she hopes to find a hottie to bring home.

This is where lucky Lacey meets Hunter Andersen – Cut the swoons, the drooling, and the jaw-dropping because hello mama, Hunter is the hottest thing to hit my ereader! Right from the get-go, I was in lust with Hunter. He oozed sex appeal and dominated this book. I was floored by his character. He had all the qualities that an erotic romance hero should have. He has the sexy job (He’s a cop). He has the sexy ride (He drives a motorcycle). But the best thing about him is that he is his own vulnerability. Because of his younger age and status, he doesn’t believe he is good enough to be with Lacey. He struggles with this for the entire book and I think it’s a great way to show another side to him that makes me love him even more.

I also loved Lacey and her confidence. Though she is a mature woman, there’s this fun and flirty side of her that I loved reading about. She was open to new things and the love scenes were made hotter because of her confidence in her sexuality.

Speaking of sex scenes, they are abundant and steamy as hell! After a particularly sexy coupling against an SUV in Buff’s parking lot, the sexiness continues until you’re hotter than the sun.

This was my first book by Anne Calhoun and it definitely won’t be the last. I loved her writing style and her voice. The story just seemed to flow very well and I thought that Calhoun did a fantastic job of bringing two very different people together in a way that was sexy and still very believable.Next up I’ve got WHAT SHE NEEDS on my reading list. Lots of friends have suggested I read this sexy short, and since I loved this one I’m happy to indulge. I can’t wait to read more of Anne Calhoun!

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About Anne Calhoun

After doing time at Fortune 500 companies on both coasts, I found myself living in the suburbs of a small Midwestern city. The glamour of various cube farm jobs had worn off, so I gave up making a decent living to take Joseph Campbell’s advice and follow my bliss: writing romance.

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Sophia Rose
Sophia Rose

Sounds like it was enjoyable read and I haven’t read this author either. I’ll have to give her a try soon.

Thanks for sharing your review!

Maria D.
Maria D.

Good review! I haven’t read anything by Anne Calhoun so I’ll have to give her a try

Cheryl McInnis
Cheryl McInnis

I just finished this yesterday! I really enjoyed it as well. It’s hard to find books that have the perfect combination of sexiness and story so I’ll definitely be reading more by Anne Calhoun.

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Under the Covers

This is my first Calhoun book, but wow, I just adored it! I hope you ladies give her a shot. She’s one of my new fave authors!