Review : Callie, Unwrapped by Amy Jo Cousins

Posted 11/14/2014 by Ashley in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review : Callie, Unwrapped by Amy Jo CousinsCallie, Unwrapped by Amy Jo Cousins
Series: Play It Again #1
Published by Self-Published on 17-11-2014
Genres: Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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Callie isn’t sure just how kinky anyone can get on a Tuesday before Christmas, but she’s willing to find out. That is, assuming this first drink at a pool hall with her ex, Gabe, and his girl, Kate, doesn’t send anyone screaming from the bar. Newly divorced after years of sleep-walking through occasional sex, she’s hoping to find her way back to the fiery confidence of her youth, when she saw what, or who, she wanted and grabbed it with both hands. It’s a Callie she barely remembers and that Gabe is convinced is buried somewhere deep inside her still.

But when bystanders speculate about the trio, and Gabe and Kate make surprising demands that she be an active participant in this threesome, and not simply their plaything, Callie discovers that letting herself be sexually confident again is harder than she imagined. She’ll need to bare both her body and her heart to find out if she can still reach fearlessly for adventure.

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


I don’t know where to start with Callie, Unwrapped. Amy Jo Cousins has written a novella that is beautifully written and made me wish for a Gabe of my very own. Callie, Gabe, and Kate are amazing characters who know who they are and what works for them. It was great meeting them and I cannot wait for more. Thank God there’s a sequel!

”I remember when you used to kiss anyone in the bar who caught your eye, male or female. We all watched you and wanted to be next.”

Callie is a quick and fun read. Sure, it’s erotica, and involves a threesome, but who cares? I felt the book was so much more than what it seems on the surface. Callie needed this experience to be herself again. She was so stifled in a marriage what should never have been that she forgot who she was. Meeting up with Gabe again was exactly what she needed. He acted as her confidant and much more. Being with Kate, getting her perspective on things, helped her to see things much more clearly.

In the end Callie was as much about finding yourself as it was just about having a good time. We all need experiences from time to time to lift us up, to help us remember or discover who we are.


About Amy Jo Cousins

Amy Jo Cousins

Amy Jo Cousins writes contemporary romance and erotica about smart people finding their own best kind of smexy. She lives in Chicago with her son, where she tweets too much, sometimes runs really far, and waits for the Cubs to win the World Series. Please say hi at!


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