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Friday, November 20, 2015

RELEASE DAY/ SHAUNA ALLEN's Hitched and Throttle--reviews included!

Two releases today from Shauna Allen and they are so delicious to the heart of this reader!   Please enjoy the reviews and pick up a copy for your own viewing pleasure!


 A Jack ‘Em Up Wedding . . .
We have survived.
 We’ve earned our happy ending.

Today, Rachel Chaseman will become my wife . . . Mrs. Jesse Joyner.
My heart is in the palm of her hand, and I’m more than ready to pledge myself to her until the day I die.
Is it all too good to be true? Do I get to live the dream, or will doubt and the forces of nature rip us apart before we’re bound?

You’re cordially invited to find out . . .


I have a past. I have pain.
I don’t dwell on those because I have a future.
I’ve got my career and my wits. I don’t need love, or lust, or some man to make me complete. That’s for fairy tales.
Yeah, right.
Trace Berringer is the perfect male specimen, wrapped up in a smart, sexy, witty package, and while I may not need him, I sure want him. But he’s got a past of his own. One that may ultimately keep us apart.
Tori Waters has become both my fantasy and my nightmare.
I’ve wanted her since the moment we met, but she has walls a mile high. 
Hell, so do I.
Sex and shameless flirting are one thing, but I’ve been burned and I can’t afford to go there again. My son is my heart, my soul. It’s just us against the world and I’d kill to protect him.
No one, definitely no woman, is going to hurt us again.
That is a promise.


Hitched by Shauna Allen was a companion novella to the book Torque which was the story of Rachel and Jesse.  In Hitched the readers are all invited to share in their nuptials.   This was a very short read, but it brought a final bond to our loving Torque couple.  And Shauna surprised her readers with a special guest appearance which was a very welcome surprise that brought a smile to my face.

I rated Hitched a four wink read.

Throttle:  I so loved the story of Rachel and Jesse, and to my great surprise, Shauna Allen is to blame that I love the story of Tori and Trace even more.    This was a story of substance,dealing with cancer, pasts, single parenting, and so much more.   These characters were real to me as they struggled to find love during trying times in their lives.

Shauna is always able to provide a smooth storyline, twists and turns and a bumpy ride to true love.   I believe she is keenly aware that anything worth having is worth working for.   It is certainly true for the mechanics at Jack 'Em Up.   They work hard, both at the garage and in their spare time.

Shauna Allen is a Favorite of mine.   She can write such realistic stories about everyday people and everyday problems with bouts of tension, angst and a bit of humor on the side.  She is able to pull the reader in early on, compelling them to read from start to finish with whatever time they have available to them.

I rated Throttle at five winks!!
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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