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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
ShameLess - Mel Ballew ~*~ 3 1/2 Stars ~*~

SHAMELESS by Mel Ballew had my heart pounding from the very first page. When you start reading, you are automatically transported to the scene and it's intense and emotional right off the bat. THAT is how you captivate a reader! Seeing that Mel Ballew is a brand new author to me, I'm glad she hooked me at the beginning.

I want to say just a few words on what bothered me a little bit during the story, just so I can get it out of the way. I'm not a huge fan of switching back and forth with the POV's. I think in some stories it works, but if there is one discrepancy between the two POV's it could ruin the scene for me and I find myself having to read it over again to try and understand what happened. There were a couple times I had to do this in SHAMELESS, and some parts just didn't add up, so I was a little bit confused. By no means did it keep me from finishing this story, because it really was all together captivating, with such a unique storyline, and such great bouts of suspense that kept me on my toes.

Not only did this have just the right amount of suspense, it was full of beautiful and sensual love scenes that made your heart melt. Another great thing the author did in this story was tie in music lyrics. I am such a fan of music and I LOVED that. It helps portray the emotion in that very moment and gives you a chance to connect more with the characters. Mel Ballew will be an author to watch out for!

*ARC provided by author*