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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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CD Reiss
Immortal Hunter (Execution Underground, #2)
Kait Ballenger
Breaking Spades (Hamden, #4)
W. Ferraro
3.5 Stars! Reviewed by Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads - Guest Reviewer Monica!

Shortly after the funeral for his mother Laird Conroy and his on/off girlfriend Ember are in a horrible accident one night and a pretty nurse ends up dying.

Amity Dormer a young lady with a slight case of cerebral palsy, that gets teased and bullied all through high school is the daughter of that woman. The day of her mom’s funeral her alcoholic father dies as well. She is eighteen now and all alone. Her dreams of going to college are put on hold as she gets a job and Grandma moves in.

Laird is consumed with guilt over his part in the accident and keeps an eye on Amity for the next few years. He has a very strange relationship with Ember and just can’t seem to cut those ties. She keeps pulling him back to her using sex as a draw. Silly man.

Amity takes to being a stripper to save up money for her college dream. During this time she meets the creep Ethan. He has his own fiancé but still keeps harassing Amity. She finally realizes her dream of college and ends up at the same school as Laird.

These two are destined to meet. They are thrown together time after time and have to fight obstacle after obstacle in order to see if they are destined to be together. Ember is stalking Laird, Ethan is stalking Amity, there are issues after issues that try to keep them apart.

The life struggles that this girl goes through puts the reader almost at tears quite a few times. We keep wondering when she is going to get a break, when she gets to find some happiness. She has grit, she has a strong character and perseveres to get her happy ever after. I enjoyed the writing style, I enjoyed the story, my only negative comment would be that sometimes the sexual encounters were a little too much, I would read another by this author and would give this book 3.5/5.

*ARC provided by author