Liberating Lacey by Anne Calhoun

At one point, I giggled and said, “This book is so much fun.”

I am working on a few books from NPR’s Happy Ever After: 100 Swoon-Worthy Romances and Liberating Lacey is one I selected from the erotic romance section. It was much better than another book in that group, The Lady’s Tutor, which I had the misfortune of reading about two years ago.

Lacey of the Liberating was married in her early twenties and spent many years bored with her sex life. Now 15 months out from her separation, and 3 months our from her official divorce, she is looking to make up for the sexy-fun-times she missed out on. Dressed up, she takes herself to the local hookup bar looking to get lucky. Hunter Anderson is 8 years her junior, a cop, and looking for fun of his own. As is the way of erotic romance, they start with a physical relationship and work backwards to intimacy and an emotional connection.

Simply an erotic romance done well, Liberating Lacey was a good read that acquitted itself successfully on its obligations. I liked the opposites attract characters; Lacey was 36, together, and emotionally mature. Hunter was outwardly laconic, but a good, sincere guy. There was no high drama, just two people surprised to find they have a connection that lasts despite their intentions.

I will look for more books by Anne Calhoun when I am in the mood for some fun escapism with a healthy dose of [insert funky bass line here].

Links to my other reviews can be found on my complete reading list of books sorted by author or Author Commentary & The Tallies Shameful.

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