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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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Polished - Alyssa Turner ~*~ 4 1/2 Stars ~*~

Before reading Polished, I was not familiar with Alyssa Turner's work. After reading Polished, I wish I found her sooner! Seriously, this was VERY WELL DONE! I haven't read much in the MMF genre, but this book leaves me wanting more of that, A LOT more of that!

First of all, these three main characters: Rory, Spencer, and Jack, were AMAZING! Each one came with their own struggles and insecurities, and it was beautiful to watch them all grow as individuals as well as a unit. We start off with Spencer and Rory. These two are so incredibly in love with each other you would never think anything was missing in their lives. Enter Jack Rothman! Oh Jack! He had to be my favorite out of these three. I love it when a bad boy, ladies man falls in LOVE. To top it all off the man is a natural Dom! Oh SWOON! This author really knows my weakness, and that weakness is a SEXY Dom who knows what he wants.

The struggles that these three went through individually and together were heartbreaking. Rory was always trying to pretty herself up, and she never thought she was good enough. Spencer had these feelings that he didn't know what to do with. Jack was always looking for more out of life. Separate these three, and of course, life could go on for all of them, but put them all together and it's intense, emotional, and simply beautiful. The love and the passion that comes through, not just in the explosive sex scenes but when they are just together, it's fascinating.

I will tell you one thing, Alyssa Turner had one hell of a way with words and I freakin' LOVED it. I enjoyed the way that I related to Rory, not the fact that she has two amazing men to come home to, GOD I wish I had that *smirks* but the fact that she was always trying to please everyone as well as the struggling relationship she had with her family. I think Spencer grew the most out of the three. To keep those emotions bottled up for so long, can take a toll on a person. When Jack and Rory finally pulled those feeling out of him and made him believe it, I just broke down. I felt for Spencer and I was so glad that Rory's heart was big enough to let Jack in, because it was what Spencer needed, and she also found out it was what she needed as well.

I think the reason that I never tried out a MMF book was the fact that I didn't think the relationship could ever be strong enough to survive. The strength and the chemistry between these characters and the storyline that Alyssa Turner created, made me a believer. I can't wait to read more from this author. Well done!

*Copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review*