Book Review: Sylvia Day’s Men Out of Uniform

Posted November 21, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

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Book Review: Sylvia Day’s Men Out of Uniform

Men Out of Uniform


Karin Tabke, Maya Banks, Sylvia Day

erotic romance in Paperback edition that was published by Berkley HEAT on October 4, 2011 and has 329 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Jaded, Sweet Surrender, Colters' Woman, Sweet Persuasion, Sweet Seduction, In Bed with a Highlander, Darkest Hour, Seduction of a Highland Lass, Colters' Lady, No Place to Run, Hidden Away, Red-Hot Summer, Never Love a Highlander, Brazen, Sweet Temptation, Whispers in the Dark, "Colters' Wife", Colters' Promise, Echoes at Dawn, Undone By Her Tender Touch, Four Play, Cherished, The Tycoon's Pregnant Mistress, Never Seduce a Scot, Highlander Most Wanted, "Softly at Sunrise", Shades of Gray, Rush, Fever, Forged in Steele, Burn, Colters' Daughter, Colters' Gift, Be With Me, When Day Breaks, After the Storm, Taking It All, Keep Me Safe, Darkest Before Dawn, Enticed by His Forgotten Lover, Sweet Possession, Sweet Addiction

An anthology of three short stories about mildly erotic romance with cops.

Men Out of Uniform won the Cupid and Psyche Awards from The Romance Studio.


“Taking the Heat” (Shadow Stalkers, 2)

The Stories

Maya Banks‘ “Soul Possession” is a warm, sweet threesome. Truitt and Rick, detectives and partners are both attracted to Jessie. Neither is willing to give way to the other so they’ve been teasing and flirting with Jessie for some time about her coming home with both of them. Then Jessie is implicated in a murder and the guys quickly freeze up on her.

Karin Tabke‘s “Wanted” sees Colin Daniels with a different woman or two every night but is liable to be called in as part of a tristate task force. This time he has to leave behind a redhead and a brunette to go undercover as a wanted man to rescue a potential witness, Sophia, with a contract on her head. Put there by her ex-husband, a Mafioso shamed by his wife’s desertion, hurt in his pride, and very vulnerable to the information she can pass to the District Attorney. It’s cute with a very reluctant witness falling in love with Daniels and desperate to escape him.

Sylvia Day‘s “Taking the Heat” finds Deputy U.S. Marshall Brian Simmons running from a grenade attack just as the protected witness, Layla Creed, is about to slide into one of the Chevy Suburbans. A Layla whose loss he has mourned since they were very young. One he lost through his insistence on joining the Shadow Squad and her insistence on his leaving the force. Now, they’re both on the run with cash and a borrowed Bronco with barely enough days to cross the country from Baltimore to San Diego. The nights are another matter. This was sweet with a strong message to accept realizing how important it is to have ties with family no matter who they are.

The Cover and Title

I don’t know many situations where a black jean-clad cop wearing motorcycle boots and sunglasses would be shirtless while kneeling on the pavement sliding a round into his gun, handcuffs tucked into his belt but I certainly haven’t any objections when they’re as muscled as this one!

The title is very accurate as all three cops are Men Out of Uniform.