shelter Me (A Shelter Novel-Book 1) by Stephanie Tyler

shelter Me is the first book in a new Trilogy by the amazing Stephanie Tyler.  It’s a contemporary romance suspense/mystery and filled with secrets, well defined characters and of course romance.   shelter Me grabbed me right from the very first page, it sucked me in and never let me go!  I am in desperate need of the second book, pieces of Me!!

Recommended for readers 18 years and older.  Shelter Me is available July 25, 2016.

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My FIVE Star Review:

Cathryn “Ryn” Taylor is an up and coming artist who has no memory of the first 17 years of her life.  As with many artists, she gets lost in her painting for hours at a time and that’s just how she likes it.  She’s a strong female who can defend herself but she’s still considered the “crazy artist.” Her best friend, Brayden, owner of his own art gallery and who has been selling Ryn’s paintings for a few years, wants her to come to NYC for her very own showing.  Brayden is her family and he goes out of his way to keep her protected.

Lucas Caine is a complete mystery.  He’s gorgeous, danger vibrates off him in waves, violence surely follows him, he has alpha male written all over his body and facial features but Ryn can’t seem to get him out of her system.  It turns out, Lucas can get Ryn out of his system either.  The chemistry between these two characters is off the charts hot!

As with any of Stephanie’s novels, the writing is amazing.  She paints such a clear picture of what’s happening and weaves a story together so well that I couldn’t help but get pulled right in.  Her characters are very well developed and keep you guessing throughout the book.  Secondary characters play a very big role in this book and that’s something I truly love in a novel.

Shelter Me is the first in a trilogy and the ending left me wanting the next book immediately.  I wouldn’t say it was a “cliff hanger” ending because the story unfolds with each chapter but it definitely leaves you wanting more of this intriguing story.  I will say that it’s obvious to me that you must read this book before any others in the series.

I absolutely love Stephanie’s story telling style and I would highly recommend all of her books.

More about shelter Me:

“There are ghosts in my past—ghosts I can’t recognize.

My painting heals me, but Lucas Caine has made me come alive. My past could take both those things away forever. What started out as an undeniable need to create was quickly turning into danger as my longing for memories fed the rough canvases I filled.

Falling for Lucas will force me to revisit my lost memories—and possibly lose myself, my art, and him in the process.

And now he has me skating the thin edge between desire and fear as I use a past I don’t remember to leverage a future I’m not sure I want.”

Excerpt:

“I’m prickly with sensation as goose bumps rise on my skin.  Blood rushes, pounding a beat between my ears until it’s all I hear.  The scene in front of me plays out, wordless.  Soundless. Silent slow motion.

And there’s nothing but a palpable danger vibrating through me.  My skin crawls, throat tightens.  I’ve backed up to the bricks which scrape along my jacket, almost catching me to the surface.

It’s like I’m watching something with another layer over it, an overexposed negative of one thing superimposed over another.

In front of me, Lucas is fighting three men.

But in my overexposed memory, I’m fighting someone – something else, even though Lucas isn’t letting any of these men near me.

A sob racks through me but I stifle it.  I need to be strong.

Activity resumes at its normal volume.  The gauzy curtain lifts to reveal real life and I see and hear the fight happening inches form me.  The sounds of bodies scraping against concrete and fists making contact with flesh and bone overwhelm my already fragile senses.

I look down and realize that, at some point, I’ve pulled the knife out of my bag to protect myself in case they come near me, but Lucas was fighting like he could take all of them.

And he could. Because he did.”

Want to read more?

Head over to Stephanie’s website to read Chapter 1.  http://stephanietyler.info/books/shelter-me/

Reading Order: 

shelter Me – Book 1 – Amazon Link – releases July 25, 2016

pieces of Me – Book 2 – Releases November 2016

Book 3 – Releases January 2017

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As always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~janisf

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