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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


Spellbound - Sylvia Day When readers hear Sylvia Day, they automatically associate her with the amazing Crossfire Series and the book boyfriend to end all book boyfriends, Gideon Cross. And me being a VERY big fan of the series was excited to read something else from the fabulous Sylvia Day. Spellbound was a good paranormal erotic romance that had great elements and some not so great. With all of the hype and high expectations from this author, I was expecting a little bit more out of Spellbound. Don't get me wrong, I do recommend this to romance readers, I just don't want you to think you are getting another hero like Mr. Cross.

We do, however, get Max Westin, who was a great hero in Spellbound. Ladies, don't worry, his possessive, sexy nature will get your motor running. I wasn't expecting the BDSM elements in this one, but I was so glad she incorporated that in this book. Max is a Hunter and by default he was also a Dominant. Once he sets his sights on Victoria, a beautiful, stubborn Familiar, he knew she was going to be the one to submit to him, no matter what it took.

❝ My pleasure is yours. My hunger is yours. ❞

Victoria lost her one and only love to pure evil, and she has yet to get over it. Stubborn, feisty, and powerful, there has yet to be anyone who can tame her and bring her to her knees. When Victoria lays her eyes on the gorgeous Hunter, she can't help but to have a little fun of her own. Little does she know that Max wants more from her. He wants her body, mind and soul, but is she strong enough to let someone else in her heart?

I will tell you one thing, Sylvia Day can write a scorching hot sex scene! I mean WOW! The storyline wasn't my favorite. It was lacking a little depth, but still kept me engaged the whole way through with some good paranormal suspense. Sylvia Day will still be my auto-buy author favorite, no matter what genre she is writing.

❝ I'd fuck you endlessly if I could, stay inside you forever. When I'm not in you, I'm thinking about it. Craving it. I don't feel whole when I'm not a part of you. ❞

*Review copy provided by Edelweiss*