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Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads

My name is Shayna Renee and reading is my passion. I can’t wait to escape reality and dive in to a passion filled love story! I own a Nook, Kindle, iPad, and way too many paperback books to count. I never find myself without a way to read a chapter here and there. My favorite type of book is one that can pull every type of emotion out of me. The uglier the cry I get from reading, the better! It all started when a friend of mine urged me to read a little book called Fifty Shades of Grey. Have you all heard of it? Yeah, I thought so. I found myself wanting to see what else was out there, what was so fascinating about this particular genre. On my journey, I discovered authors like J.R. Ward, Shayla Black, Sylvia Day, and Sylvain Reynard and I was just hooked! After reading these fabulous books for a while, I discovered I really had no one close by to share my thoughts with. That’s when I decided to start a blog; a review blog that could help me get my thoughts out there and in turn get other people’s recommendations and opinions. I absolutely LOVE the authors and romance readers I have met through this journey, and I only hope to continue sharing my adoration of books with you!


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Currently reading

CD Reiss
Immortal Hunter (Execution Underground, #2)
Kait Ballenger
Breaking Spades (Hamden, #4)
W. Ferraro
Front & Center (Back-Up, #2) - A.M. Madden ***Front & Center is book #2 in A.M. Madden's awesome Rock Star Romance series, Back-Up. This is not a standalone and must be read in order.***

Rock Star Romances are always a favorite of mine. Why? do you say...well, there is always a gorgeous, sexy lead singer with dimples that make you swoon. THAT, should be reason enough, right? There is also the strong female lead who chases away the hero's demons, AND we can't forget about the hysterical, yummy band mates that you just want to hang with, have a beer with, and hope it leads to more...hehe! Front & Center has all that and more. It's filled with intense, passionate love scenes, plot twists, and engaging characters. With Front & Center you will experience heartbreak, gut-wrenching, emotional heartbreak that will have your stomach in knots.

"Leila, I love you so much that it's sometimes hard for me to breathe. You have changed my life. You have altered every cell in my body. You own me, completely. By simply staring into my eyes, you can bring me to my knees."

See...I told you it was intense! God, what I would give to have a beautiful, sex on a stick Rock Star say that to me. Total *swoon* moment! As you know at the end of book #1 we were left reeling after a person from Jack's past dropped a bombshell on him. I'm pretty sure I stopped and stared for a good 5 minutes after I finished Back-Up. Front & Center picks right back up with the aftermath of the shocking news. Chaos ensues, lives are threatened, love and loyalty is tested.

"You have been a royal pain in the ass." ....."But you are my royal pain the the ass."

For being a huge fan of "dual POVs," it worked really well in this story. There is just so much going on in each of their heads, I just would have felt cheated if it was done any other way. Another great thing about Front & Center is the fact that it encompasses the secondary characters in the story. In this series you get so involved in all of the characters lives, it's just fantastic that we dive more in to their pasts, relationships, and even struggles. You can think of it as getting more stories for the price of one.

So to sum up, rock star romances rock hard, Jack Lair has a smile that will make you melt, and A.M. Madden is a fantastic author that has made a huge fan out of me! If you enjoy reading about a sexy rock star that rocks hard, loves harder, and screws like a rabbit, well look no further, because the Back-Up series is just right for you!

"Thank you."
"For rocking your world?"
"For loving me."

*ARC provided by the author*