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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)
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Breaking Spades (Hamden, #4)
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Should've Known Better

Should've Known Better - Cassandra Carr Posted @ http://shaynareneesspicyreads.blogspot.com

I am a huge fan of Cassandra Carr and she warmed my heart with Sara and Sebastian's story. I haven't read a lot of "sports-themed" romances, but it's becoming one of my favorite genres. Gorgeous hockey player falls in love with geeky math nerd....sure that happens a lot, right? Well, us NERDS can dream!

Sara is living the dream! She just landed the perfect job doing what she is damn good at, and it's with the NHL's Buffalo Storm! She has always been a hockey fan and she is thrilled about this oppurtunity. Now Sara Jenkins is a math geek and she owns it, she doesn't pretend to be someone she isn't. When she is thrust in to this "male dominated' arena, of course she is critisized for what kind of skill she brings to the table and the fact that she is a woman, doesn't help her, but she still doesn't back down and run away. Sebastian St. Amant (god, even his name is sexy) is trying to move on up in the world. He has been playing hockey in the minors and now has the chance to show management and the coaching staff of the Buffalo Storm what he can do. From the moment these two meet, there is an immediate connection. They have a hard time staying away from eachother, but for the sake of their jobs, its what needs to be done.

I loved, loved, LOVED these two characters together. They had such amazing chemistry from the very beginning. As a certified "NERD" myself, I could relate to Sara in a lot of ways, I just wish I could get a super hot, french speaking hockey player to give me the time of day. Damn, I am in the WRONG profession. I feel like in this story, that we really got to know these two, from their past and their fears, to their hopes and dreams. When Sara was struggling with her new job and discovering what kind of feelings she has for Sebastian, you could feel what she was going through. When Sebastian was in a room with Sara and he had a hell of a time keeping his hands off her, you could feel that anticipation...will he just grab her and kiss her or will he force himself to walk away?

"My heart, Sarah, my heart hearts. This is supposed to be the best time of my life, living my dre, and it doesn't mean anything because I don't have you."

Should've Known Better was packed with so much sexual tension that it had my heart pounding. I finished this book in one sitting, because I couldn't put it down. I had to know what was going to happen with these two. I saw some potential for this to turn into a series. I hope it does because there were some characters that I wouldn't mind reading more about!