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Friday, January 30, 2015

Crank by Shauna Allen--RELEASE DAY BLITZZZZ with REVIEW

Release day for Crank by Shauna Allen!

It's here! Crank, Shauna Allen's newest novel in her Jack ‘Em Up series is now available for purchase!

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Crank blurb:

It feels like I’ve loved him forever.
He’s ingrained in my DNA.
Torn, I’ve watched him slip away in torturous bits and pieces.
Even in our deepest grief.
He’s my true love. My only love.
But I’ve lost him.
I think I’ve loved her since the moment I laid eyes on her.
That will never change.
But I’m haunted by the demons of my past. Unworthy of her love.
And yet, she loved me anyway.
We spoke those sacred vows . . . til death do us part.
And we’re dying. Someone’s murdering us.


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“Blake?” Her voice was whisper soft and filled with more emotion than I ever thought I’d hear from her again. “Yeah, baby?” “You love me, right?” I sat back, stunned. I could only gape a moment as I struggled for words. “Of course I do. How can you—?” “Do you think it can work this time?” She didn’t have to elaborate. I knew exactly what she meant. Would I do something else to break us, to suffocate us? I wanted to say no, with everything in me, I wanted to. But I couldn’t lie. “I’m not sure, darlin’. If I could, I’d go back in time and erase all the hurtful shit in our past, but I can’t. All I know is that I love you more than my own breath and I’ll damn sure try. If you’ll let me.” I waited a beat, my heart tangled in my throat. “Please say you’ll let me try.” She never answered me. Instead, fingers of ice cold air wrapped around my legs as she opened the door and stepped out. Everything in her body language screamed how worn out she was. Physically and emotionally. I jumped out and locked the car, then rushed to catch her on the porch before she could escape into the house. I gripped her elbow and spun her around, leaving her key in the lock. She landed up against me, her palms pressed against my chest, her breath rushing out of her in a startled puff. “Blake . . .” I cut her off by slamming my mouth to hers. I’d force out her indecision, punish it into submission, if I had to. I could not lose my wife. It would kill me.


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 awesome teenagers, including one she’s about to send off to the Air Force. She is the award-winning author of the Cupid Chronicles series, including Charlie’s Angel and Cupid’s Last Stand. Shauna also writes emotional Contemporary YA novels as SC Montgomery, works as a freelance editor, and is personal assistant to two NYT Bestselling authors. She loves all things sexy, sassy, and Gerard Butler.

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Praise for Shauna Allen’s Crank:

Shauna takes us on an emotional roller coaster ride with this love story.

Jami, a Goodreads Reviewer

Author Shauna has a way of bringing you into the story and keeping you there, as well as making you want more.
Michelle, a Goodreads Reviewer

This one is a tearjerker so grab some tissues.

Cricket, a Goodreads Reviewer


I first read the prequel Burnout and then read Crank. Crank picks up ten years after the delicious high school love story of Blake and Delilah Travers. At the point we join this story, their marriage is in grave jeopardy and Delilah feels like she needs to end their marriage for self preservation. Blake on the other hand, is clueless and shocked by the fact his "princess" refers to him as a ghost. Really?

Fact of the matter is, they truly love each other: they just don't know how to communicate what they need to each other. So will true win out?

These characters are so real and they are surrounded by a whole compliment of characters who love and support them as they journey through their troubles. Their problems are realistic as a lot of marriages encounter misunderstandings and lack of communication after a period of years, be it the proverbial seven year itch or ten.

I felt compassion for both Blake and Delilah and was hoping they would reconcile their differences. The story is told in alternating chapters; the point of view shifting from Blake to Delilah. Both characters grew and developed as the story progressed.

The story sucked me in quickly and I read it in a couple of sittings. A little bit angsty, a whole lot of heartache, and a very enjoyable love story. All good things are worth working for.

I rated this a 4 wink read and I loved every word of it!

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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