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Shiver

Narrated by: Samantha Cook
Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
Categories: Erotica, Fiction
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Summary

Kensey Lyons has never had "normal." Instead, she has a mother who lives in her head, a stepfather who's on death row, and the stigma that comes with being the child of an extramarital affair. Writing has always been her escape. Knowing the reception her books receive will be tainted by her personal life, Kensey secretly writes under a pen name when she's not working part-time at her godmother's bar. Her world might not be exciting, but she likes it exactly as it is. 

When she meets alarmingly compelling businessman Blake Mercier, the snap of attraction is instant. She doesn't like it. Doesn't want to be drawn to this man who is blatantly dangerous, carries dark secrets, and lives life by his own rules. Neither of them make a great first impression on the other, so she's more than surprised when he begins to pursue her with a single-minded focus that is unsettling, thrilling, and infuriating. Her gut tells her to keep her distance, but Blake won't let her run. Won't give her space. 

There's another person who won't give her space. Someone who has discovered the secret of her pen name and who seems intent on taunting her. And as Kensey struggles to identify her persecutor, Blake is by her side, determined to keep her safe...because Blake Mercier always holds tight to what's his. Always.

©2018 Suzanne Wright (P)2018 Tantor

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I've been a big fan of Suzanne Wright's books for a while and I think she is an amazing author but this book is amazing I loved it,it's definitely different from what e gotten used to from her it has many plot twists that I really wasn't expecting. I highly recommend this book I don't want to add spoilers but it's truly an amazing read.

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This is the darkest book Sazanne Wright has ever written, but it still has laugh out loud moments as well as tearful one.

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  • Tanisha
  • 05-09-18

Pretty Good but Content Editor Needed

I bought this title because I just finished the Phoenix and Mercury pack. I can't wait for the next installment in either of those series. Love them. I was intrigued by this stand-alone by Suzanne. I love how her female leads are really badass. No damsels in distress or women who say they're tough and then are pull the dumb routines of not standing up for themselves, giving up immediately and falling into bed with the male lead, being led into traps, can't fight worth a damn or falling in the woods while running from the killer and then just screams. Well in this book only 2 of those things happened. I was ready to throw in the towel by the time I got to chapter 7. Kenzie was annoying and constantly going on and on about how hot Blake was. If I had the physical book I would've thrown it against the wall. But I stuck with it and kept listening. As the book went on it got more interesting as the mystery of who was stalking her seemed intriguing.

The one plot point I really didn't care for is how everyone treated Kenzie's mother like a fragile vase. She was pathetic, selfish and allowed her daughter to live through hell all for what she wanted. To not have one character call her on her bs was a missed opportunity. In Suzanne's other novels I've read she always has someone called out on their bad behavior, whether its a mother, father, brother, friend or foe doesn't matter. It never goes unanswered but in this novel she just let it pass. Stupid! Blake's big secret about B3 is so dumb, big freaking deal. I can't believe he was scared to tell Kenzie. All and all the universe Suzanne created was believable and interesting to "read" about but a good content editor would've shored up some scenes that dragged, content that should've been cut altogether, gave some good twists for the secrets and tightened up the book so it would have been a little shorter but I think better. IMHO. Samantha Cook's narration was good, not extremely distinctive in the voices but good enough you don't get totally confused about who is talking. Overall a 3* book.

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  • The Erotic Book Review
  • 13-06-19

Blake Made Me Shiver!

Kensey Lyons has not had an easy upbringing. Her stepfather is on death row and her Mother married him to escape her reality. Rumors, misconceptions, lies, and betrayal have been the story of her life, but to her credit she takes it all in stride, picks her battles, and refuses to let her past define her.

She knows who she is, and she will not let anyone intimidate her and she will not play games or answer to anyone. One thing that she can’t shake is who her stepfather is …a serial killer …. dark, unfeeling, and unbeknownst to her, tied to a person in her present. She has made it a point to never get in too deep, but, the new guy in town who gave a bad first impression is making that impossible.

Blake Mercier is a successful business man whose main goal is to protect his investments. Having Kensey work at his most recent acquisition has him on edge. He’s heard several rumors and myths that seem believable at first, but he must admit that there’s something about her.

He’s intrigued and when he makes his move, his plan is to remain unattached. He never thought he would fall, but Kensey quickly changed his rules, made him vulnerable, and smoothed out his rough edges.

The Good:
I was pleasantly surprised because I am so used to Suzanne Wright’s PNR stories and she nailed it with this read. I loved the drama and the suspense of the story. Not knowing who the stalker was until later was brilliant. I guessed wrong up until that moment.

The Bad:
Having people spread rumors about you can be hurtful no matter your age. To always have to defend yourself and be in the presence of the very people spreading the rumors can suck.

The Ugly:
The stalker turning out to be a person you trusted is very ugly. Not only that, they are just as sick if not more than her stepfather.

Worth the Read?
I normally don’t like stalker reads, however, Suzanne did an excellent job in keeping the suspense alive. These two characters were passion enhanced with adrenaline. They ran hot and cold, but never lost their spark. The very definition of magnetic and I could not get enough.

The trust, the openness, and Blake’s dirty mouth kept me on edge. I simply loved them. Love is a crazy thing and will make you step so far outside of your box that you have no clue what you’re doing. He wanted her safe, she wanted to spread her wings. They have to find a way to meet in the middle, but danger is so much closer than they think. A 5 Star EBR Must Read!

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  • CBS
  • 28-03-19

Suzanne delivers yet again!

I am a huge fan of Suzanne Wright and Shiver is just another example of her story telling expertise. Told with humor and passion, the chemistry between Blake & Kensey is intense and is felt throughout the entire book. Samantha Cook's performance is stellar and adds that extra dimension that I always enjoy from written word to audible listening.

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  • mamarita
  • 06-02-19

awesome.

I thought it was an awesome book. I liked the length of it, the story was good, and the audible was good. Got my monies worth out of that credit. Thank You.

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  • AmazonCustomer
  • 05-12-18

fantastic!!!

I love this so much. I'm a big fan of Suzanne Wright's stories and one clicked this as soon as I saw it. As I listened to it I wasn't disappointed. In pure Wright fashion this is a sexy alpha story and still action packed. Great narrative, good story, hot alpha male vs sassy alpha female. Can't wait for more.

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  • jw
  • 24-11-18

Such a unique erotic mystery romance

And SHIVER you will when you read the amazingly hot love scenes. I love Ms Wright’s two Pack series, but this was just as great. I usually always figure out “who done it”, but not completely this time. Ms Cook was a terrific narrator also. This is a true “don’t miss” listen.

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  • Audrey Ragsdel
  • 04-11-18

intriguing

I absolutely loved this book and I look forward to reading the next book. thanks for the thrills.

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