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Monday, May 25, 2015

Torque by Shauna Allen---a Review on Release Day

IT'S HERE!  IT'S FINALLY HERE!    And it was well worth the wait!!


The darkness that fills him . . . the pain . . . they call to me.
I see so much more than his crime, his past, his demons.
I see the promise . . . the man who fills all the empty spaces inside me.
I’m not the perfect, untouchable girl he thinks I am. I’m just dirty enough to take what I want.
I could never deserve her.
She is the light . . . the sun, the moon, a billion stars.
She gives me hope.
But hope is a dangerous thing for a criminal like me.
I am hopeless.
Infinitely flawed.

We are more than opposites.
We are the dangerously perfect collision of dark and light and pain.


Whoa!  I believe Shauna Allen has taken her vitamins and grown to another level!   I loved her Cupid Chronicles series, but make room for the Jack Em Up series.....it is powerful and moving in its own right.    So beautifully written with heartfelt emotion and tenderness.

I love romance and stories that make a person feel and Shauna's writing is like a balm or prescription written just for me.   She writes not only the passionate throes of love, but also is addressing some sensitive topics that affect more and more of us in today's world.

The Jack Em Up series  centers around a garage owned by Blake Travers and his motley crew of mechanics.   Motley?   Okay, let's say Hotties!     Jesse Joyner definitely had the pages of Torque sizzling from start to finish and although he was an ex con, he was imprisoned for a valiant reason.   Beyond that he had a secret.   That one bit of baggage colored his perspective and sullied his life with darkness.

Rachel Chaseman, was his opposite...full of life, light and a love for Jesse that was unquenchable, unconditional and non judgemental; two characters whose passion for one another was palpable.

Allen  conveyed their love for one another in truly convincing prose, but even more awesome was how she handled Jesse's secret, Rachel's dissatisfaction with her career path and the surprise Rachel's Dad left her.    All of this contributed to a very satisfying and rewarding story....one of Shauna's best to date!

I'll be quite anxious to read the third in the series,  Throttle!   Love the surprises this author never ceases to amaze me with!

I rated this a 5 Wink read!

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.  I received a copy of this book from the author or their representative in exchange for an honest review.

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