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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Rev by Shauna Allen--A Review


***WARNING: This book contains content that may be triggers for anyone who has been abused or raped. Please read with caution.

I bear the wounds of battle.
I suffer the scars of shame.
A shell of the man I once was, I survive now only to honor my fallen friends.
I have been hardened by war and fractured by guilt, but Jewel Jackson has found a way into my heart, and I’d die to protect her—even from myself.
I have been hurt. My body and my spirit have been beaten down.
I’m struggling to pick up the pieces.
To have a life.
To find my strength.
So what am I to do with Micah Christian—the only man who’s ever truly threatened my heart?

***All books in the Jack 'Em Up series are standalones with HEA but if you'd like to enjoy them in order... 
Burnout (Prequel - Blake & Delilah: The Beginning) 
Crank (Book I - Blake & Delilah) 
Torque (Book II - Jesse & Rachel) 
Hitched (A Jack 'Em Up Wedding - Jesse & Rachel) 
Throttle (Book III - Trace & Tori) 
Rev (Book IV - Micah & Jewel)


I love, love, love Shauna Allen's writing!   Did anyone know that already?    Has anybody heard me?   Well, it's true!

Rev is the fourth book in the Jack 'Em Up series, but it may not be the last, I have heard whispered.  And I love to believe in whispered words.   The characters in this book were both broken....viciously broken.    Shauna has presented us with a domestic violence subplot and a PTSD subplot as well as the tender love story that brought two wounded souls together.   She created a very believable, troubled romance where healing had to begin in order for love to survive and it was a riveting book.

This book released on March 4th 2016 and was well worth the wait.    As I read each and every book in the series, I felt like each successive book was better then the previous and the very last book(IV), did not break that thought at all....it was the best of them all!

Shauna is notorious for hiding little quirky nuggets within her penned stories, or a twist you didn't expect to see.    She builds suspense in a very intense manner and you sigh in relief as you read that very last page, but you also regret it because it's just never enough when you bond with her wonderful characters.

I think I have read all of her published works and I am amazed at her growth in writing and developing exactly what I love to read.

I rated this wonderful book, Rev, a five wink read!

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Shauna grew up an only child with two open and loving parents in Central Texas. She’s married to her high school sweetheart and is the mother to three fantastic children, including one she recently sent off to the Air Force. 

When she’s not reading or writing, Shauna is a freelance editor and lover of all things Gerard Butler.

She also writes Contemporary YA under the pen name SC Montgomery.

Shauna would love for you to visit her at her website at: www.shaunaallen.com
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/shauna.allen.12
Twitter : http://tiny.cc/s0dlmw

 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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