Monday, October 28, 2013

Review: Shuttered Affections by Rene Folsom

Title: Shuttered Affections
Author: Rene Folsom
Series: Cornerstone #1
Genre: Romantic Suspense  
Release Date: October 15, 2013



Shuttered Affections by Rene Folsom

After escaping to a college town, Juliana Petersen was determined to put her troubled past behind her and make the most of life. She was satisfied with her current situation, or so she thought. It wasn’t until the day her new photography professor stole her parking spot that she realized there was such thing as lust at first sight. Now, she must struggle with the decision to break the rules and fall in love, or step back and let the chance of a lifetime pass her by—all while her past relationships come back to haunt her. How many men will it take to break Julia’s hold on reality?

Warning: This novel contains sexual situations and is meant for adult readers ages 18 and up.


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My Thoughts: Oh my! I found a new favorite author! I signed up to do the review not knowing what to expect, but I became determined to read it after I saw the cover reveal. After reading the first chapter, I knew that I was hooked.

Though this had erotic themes to the story, it had a great storyline. Here we have a college student named Julia who became attracted to her very sexy professor, Aiden Stone. Though Julia was a student, the reader soon becomes aware that there was something dark from Julia's past that she was trying to hide from. This had me curious to know what happened to her and had me wondering how this was going to play a role in the sexual attraction between Julia and Aiden. I was not disappointed though because there were twists in the story that had me gripping on to my e-reader.

Now, the characters were great. Julia was a sweet, independent, and courageous woman. When learning about her past, I just wanted to hug her and hide her from all harm. Next, there was Sid, Julia's best friend. Though she was busy with her boyfriend, she showed that she was a trustworthy friend who would do anything to stick by Julia's side. Lastly, there was Aiden. Boy, was he hot! I loved the description of him and I absolutely loved the tension between him and Julia. The first half of the book I found myself yelling at them to just kiss or take it to the next level. Aiden had me drooling.

At the end, I really loved this book. My only complaint was that it had a cliffhanger and the second book is not out yet! Alas, I have to be patient. I rate it:


About the Author

Rene Folsom, author of paranormal romance and erotica, lives in Florida with her husband and three kids. She has officially diagnosed herself with creative ADD and, if it weren't for her day job as a web programmer, she would have a million and one writing projects going at once. In addition to web design, she is also a graphic artist who loves to create custom book cover designs for indie authors. She is definitely an artist at heart and would love nothing more than to be elbow deep in clay during her waking hours.
Rene believes that all fiction is based on some form of reality—otherwise we would never have the inspiration or knowledge to dream up the realistic situations we portray with our words. She is proud to say that her personal experiences have been inspirational, though perhaps not always identical to that of her fictional characters. Where reality and fantasy diverge, however, must remain her little secret...

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