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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

Cole (The Leaves, #2)

Cole (The Leaves, #2) - J.B. Hartnett COLE by J.B. Hartnett is hands down one of the best books I’ve read this year! It was incredibly brilliant and I didn’t want it to end. COLE is book two in The Leaves series, it follows INKY, book one in the series which was also an incredible read. The series as a whole just blew me away with how much love, heartache, and depth it contained. You get to experience every emotion under the sun and it is SO WORTH all of the tears you will shed.

“My beautiful girl…my Anika…my lover…my best friend…my heart.”

COLE is the type of story that will keep you thinking, keep you guessing on what is going to happen next. When you finish book one, you have already invested so much in these characters, Anika and Cole. You will suffer with them, you will love with them, and you will feel with them and it’s just incredibly overwhelming. The immense feeling you get while reading this series will just take your breath away. Reading COLE was like watching a movie play out right in front of you. J.B. Hartnett is a fantastic writer. INKY and COLE was so well written. This story made you feel something more than just emotion. It was definitely more than that. Anika and Cole’s story will touch you deeply. It will touch you in a way that affects your soul. To read something that inspires every emotion: happiness, love, fear, anger, amusement is just beyond exciting, especially to a book lover like me.

INKY and COLE both are TOP PICKS and MUST READS for 2013! Engaging characters, suspenseful events, emotional ups and downs, sinfully erotic love scenes…that pretty much sums up this book for me. This author is amazing and I can’t wait to see what’s next for the other characters from this series!

COLE is not a standalone, INKY must be read first! No exceptions people