Under the Surface

  • Title: Under the Surface
  • Author: Anne Calhoun
  • ISBN: 9781250084606
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • ó Under the Surface ↠ Anne Calhoun - Under the Surface, Under the Surface Welcome to Eye Candy the East Side s hottest nightclub where the bartenders are hot the cocktails are fancy and danger lurks just under the surface Eve Webber the gorgeous and savvy owner of Eye C
    ó Under the Surface ↠ Anne Calhoun - Under the Surface, Under the Surface Welcome to Eye Candy the East Side s hottest nightclub where the bartenders are hot the cocktails are fancy and danger lurks just under the surface Eve Webber the gorgeous and savvy owner of Eye C

    • ó Under the Surface ↠ Anne Calhoun
      186Anne Calhoun
    Under the Surface

    About Anne Calhoun


    1. 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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    1. 4 stars Plus a half star for Caleb 333 Full review posted May 24, 2016 Don t be careful with me, she said He deliberately stepped back into her body, pinning her to the wall with chest and pelvis as he worked a thigh between hers One hand fastened at her hip, the other at her throat, holding her jaw so he could ravage her mouth, and she felt something dark and very, very desirable flame to life inside her You are a very strange man Because I don t climb on top of you every chance I get he said C [...]

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    2. This book is quintessential Calhoun Under the Surface slow burning, steamy, character driven romance between two complex characters Matt Dorchester latest undercover gig involves bartending at Eye Candy He s the best at his job not only because of his skill set acquired from his time in the Marines but because he doesn t mix business and pleasure But that rule is quickly tested when Matt met Eve, the tough and gorgeous owner of Eye Candy Eve makes it known she s interested, and while Matt can t [...]

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    3. 5 Your bar, your rules Stars I have spent the last week or two, working my way through the first three novellas in Anne s Alpha Op s series As an author new to me, the completion of each story gave me a bigger and bigger smile I started at good, moved onto really good, then great with the third installment, but Under The Surface the first full length book stepped firmly, and with both feet into the stellar category.I love a good old fashioned romantic suspense, and the author delivered it in spa [...]

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    4. 3.5 Figuring It All Out Stars 1 2Anne Calhoun knows exactly how to draw a reader in She has taken me on many a ride with well constructed stories and unique characters In Under the Surface, she gave us a conflicted undercover cop and an owner of an up and coming club Due to a money laundering scheme the main characters, Matt and Eve, have been brought together under tricky circumstances Eve was approached by an old neighborhood thug to use her club, Eye Candy to clean the drug cash She listened [...]

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    5. ARC kindly provided by the publisher St Martin s Press, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review This was my first book from Anne Calhoun and I loved it so it won t be my last Pastor s daughter, Eve, starts her own bar with hot male bartenders An old friend wants to use her bar to launder his dirty drug money Eve doesn t want to have anything to do with this and wants to help keep her neighborhood clean She informs the cops She ll help them catch him but doesn t want any cops in her bar W [...]

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    6. ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Under The Surface by Anne Calhoun is the first book that I have read from this author and it surely won t be my last If you are a fan of romantic suspense which is one of my favorite trope, then this book is right up your alley I loved that Ms Calhoun was able to weave steam, banter, sexual tension, romance and of course some grit into this sexy romantic suspense As a pastor s daughter, Eve Webber decided to venture on a career that is f [...]

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    7. A copy of this book has been provided by the publisher St Martin s Press in exchange for an honest review Wonderful start to a new series Full review to come closer to release date.

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    8. Reviewed for herding cats burning soup.Undercover cop, cheeky ladies bar named Eye Candy, heroine with a mission but a dirty childhood friend, undeniable sexual chemistry and futile resistance Under the Surface was a sexy, flirty, holy cow fan yourself hot read with a side helping of danger Yes, please The quick of it is that one of Eve s childhood friends has propositioned her He wants to use her bar to launder his drug gang money And she agrees Then quickly heads to the cops to let them know S [...]

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    9. 3.5Quiet is HotterStarsThis was a fast paced and smoking hot read No insta love here ladies Its slow simmering heat that comes to an explosive finish both in and out of the bedroom I have to say that I really liked Eve She is definitely not a run of the mill character, especially for an h Eve is a take charge kind of girl I normally gravitate towards mild mannered or shy leading ladies but Eve was so balls to the walls, it s easy to like her She had attitude and heart She was refreshing and hon [...]

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    10. This review can also be found at All About Romance allaboutromance book revieUnder the Surface is an apt title for this suspenseful, dramatic, and sexy romance seething with emotional undercurrents It s part of the Alpha Ops series, though the first full length novel The previous three were novellas featuring Navy SEALs, and the third one, The SEAL s Second Chance introduced the character of Eve, a young woman who struggled long and hard to make the dream of running her own business a reality Sh [...]

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    11. 4 starsI really enjoyed Under the Surface, great characters and a very entertaining plot.I found myself reading late into the night as I didn t want to put it down.The attraction chemistry between Eve and Matt Chad was off the charts, loved watching them butt heads and fight the growing feelings between them.The drama was well written and had me turning the pages to see what was going to happen next.A very entertaining read, I highly recommend it.Thank you St Martin s Press via NetGalley for the [...]

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    12. Afrodyt s review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book ReviewsMatt Dorchester is assigned to work undercover as Chad Henderson, a bartender in the hot new nightclub, Eye Candy, owned by Eve Webber From the moment they come in contact with each other for the job interview, their chemistry is off the charts Eve, being the take charge woman she is, makes it quite clear she s down with hooking up with Chad with no strings attached She comes on pretty strong and I couldn t help but think that if the roles [...]

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    13. ARC kindly provided by St Martin s Press, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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    14. I haven t read the novellas that come before this book but I had no trouble connecting with the characters and you can read it as a standalone It was my first time reading this author and I was not disappointed Pastor s daughter and owner of the nightclub Eye Candy the name make reference to the sexy bartender working there Eve Webber became an informant for the police when a childhood friend asked her to help transfer money in using her bar to do it She was smart enough to understand it means l [...]

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    15. Three and a half stars.I read a teaser of this book at the end of Anne Calhoun s last book and I was sufficiently intrigued to request this book when it came up on NetGalley.Eve Webber is the owner of a bar club called Eye Candy which predominantly caters for women She has been approached by an old school friend acquaintance who wants her to launder drug money through the club She immediately informs the police but someone sees her or suspects her and the rumours are that a local gang is gunning [...]

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    16. ARC provided by the Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This is the first full length novel in the Alpha Ops Series The first three were very hot, romance novellas all set in Lancaster, a medium size city somewhere The books are loosely related and can each be read as a standalone This one is full on hot romantic suspense, with an emphasis on hot romance.Eve Webber owns a new nightclub that caters to young professional women called Eye Candy She has a lot invested in this cl [...]

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    17. The storyline, such as it is, is that new bar owner Eve has been propositioned by the local mob to launder money for them and unknown to her, Detective Matt Dorchester goes undercover at her club as a bartender to catch the bad guys The only thing I can really think to say about this book is that it was average at best Not bad, not great, but certainly not memorable The book starts out slow, and stays slow until nearly the halfway mark At this point, there is a little action that gives the book [...]

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    18. Under The Surface is the fourth book in the Alpha Ops Series but can be read as a standalone.Eve Webber, a pastor s daughter, owns a new cocktail bar club on the Lower East Side, the dangerous part of town where she grew up When an old friend tries to use her bar to launder money she becomes a police informant but refuses police protection inside her bar Enter Detective Matt Dorchester To keep her safe, he goes undercover as bartender Chad and it doesn t take long until attraction starts sizzlin [...]

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    19. DNF 45% 2 Stars for the half that I readThis is just not up to Anne Calhoun s high standards Felt no connection between the characters or between the characters and myself Slow moving and boring.

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    20. In the past couple of years I have gotten really tired of the same old romance book plots This one though was pretty steamy and kept my interestwhich is difficult to do with most romance books I liked it The female lead was spunky and fairly interesting It is worth the read.

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    21. I was unsure what to make of this new series at the beginning of this book, but Calhoun won me over I just love the way she develops her characters There isn t a moment of flimsiness.

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    22. review to come

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    23. UNDER THE SURFACE is book four in the Alpha Ops series by Anne Calhoun It is the first full length novel in the series I haven t read the first three novellas in the series yet but I don t think it s necessary to have read them to really enjoy this one.This book takes place at Eye Candy, a nightclub that is known for its hardcore cocktails and bartenders It is owned by Eve Webber, a woman who is as strong as some of the drinks she makes Everything has been going fine so far with her business bef [...]

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    24. A special thanks to the publisher for this review copy THREE ISH OUT OF FIVE STARSHi All, and welcome to another episode of This Book Did Nothing For Me.On today s episode we have an undersexed, bar owner sex kitten waitress, bar keep, I m not truly familiar with the correct terminology and a closed off undercover cop, who s personality is as steely as his body.In this episode, our MC, Miss Eve is the owner of Eye Candy a bar essentially for women, and their eyes The bar hires attractive men in [...]

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    25. The first full length novel in the Alpha Ops series, is book four but is my first read of Ann Calhoun This can be read as a standalone There is nothing like a good romantic suspense and this lives up to the hype Eve Webber is a sassy go getter of a woman, and having tried to live up to her family s request to go for a staid career in insurance, she has finally achieved her dream of owning a nightclub Eye Candy Set up in the East Side, Eve is wanting to bring in new business to the area to help t [...]

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    26. This is the first book in this series I read and the blurb really caught my eye and when I received it for review I actually started it right away Once the story took off I didn t want to put it down In this book we meet Eve who is a former cocktail waitress turned business owner She runs Eye Candy which mostly caters to women Eve is looking for a new and hot bartender when Chad comes in looking for a job But Eve has other stuff on her plate then just looking for a bartender A old friend of sort [...]

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    27. 3 stars Or 2 1 2 idkThis review is also posted on Pretty Sassy Cool.I don t think I ve read anything by Anne Calhoun before, but I will definitely check out her other books after reading Under the Surface because dayum This was hot Basically, this story is about an informant club owner and an undercover cop who can t keep their hands off each other Of course they both have pasts, of course hooking up even temporarily isn t the best choice for either of them, but that doesn t stop them This is a [...]

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    28. ARC received from NetGalley in exchange for honest review 4 4.5 stars.Last few AC books have been novellas, this one is full length I usually enjoy AC books and this one is no exception She writes about strong women and stronger, alpha, lone wolf type males seewhich is one of my all time favorites by any author I loved Matt I don t know how she does it but AC writes a great, sexy, emotionally closed off hero who absolutely needs to be cured by an amazing heroine Underneath all that broody, silen [...]

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    29. Eve Webber is gorgeous, sexy, and smart She has opened a bar called eye candy and she has big plans She does not want to see her dreams blown up because of some guys from her old neighborhood Growing up on the wrong side of the tracks she knows a lot of shady people and they come to her with a deal to launder money out of her bar for the drug operation Not wanting to be part of that she goes to someone she knows in the local police force She helps them with bank numbers and names What she doesn [...]

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    30. Eve owns a bar built on the premise that women like to look at hot men She is just getting her bar off the ground when she is approached by her ex who requests she launder money through her establishment Eve feels very strongly about cleaning up the neighborhood in which she grew up in so instead of agreeing to her ex s demands she turns to the police and offers to assist them to get the information they need to bring her ex down.Matt is placed undercover at the bar without Eve s knowledge to tr [...]

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