Author: Kathy Coopmans
Publisher by: Independent
Published on: September 7, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
Page Count: 404
Related Books: Rescue Me
At the young age of nineteen, Shayne Andrews thought she had it all. She had the love of her life, her high school sweetheart, and a bright future ahead of her. That is, until one day he just disappeared, leaving a note as his only goodbye. With her heart shattered and broken, Shayne did the only thing she could. She left her small town on the shores of Lake Michigan to start her life over, needing to distance herself from the memories she and Luke had made. At that time, she vowed to herself that she would never return to her hometown again. Seven years later, Shayne realizes that fate is not on her side as she returns home for her aunt’s funeral, bringing back the one secret she swore to protect.
Luke Schavone has regretted every day that he had to leave Shayne behind. Though he didn’t have a choice, his heart still bore the scars from the impact. After five years, Luke returned only to find that Shayne was gone. His best friend was the only lifeline he had to finding her, but Adam wasn’t talking. When the one thing Luke has wanted everyday for the past seven years runs right into him one night, he becomes determined to make sure he doesn’t lose her again.
At first, Shayne is hesitant. She wouldn’t be able to survive losing him again, but the pull toward him is so fierce, she can’t deny herself the chance. With the decision to start over, Luke and Shayne must admit truths and come to terms with the events that forced them apart in the first place. When secrets are revealed and old threats come to pass, will Luke be able to shelter Shayne from the destruction, or will she become lost to him forever?
***Shelter Me is a full length novel. You will notice that the story ends at approximately 75%. The remaining 25% you will be able to enjoy the first few chapters from four incredible Authors. Kristin Kitchen, A.m. Madden, Kate Stewart and A.d Justice. Enjoy.***
Shelter Me was a great second-chance romance and I’m a sucker for second chance romances. It didn’t take long to get caught up in Shayne and Luke’s story and I was so excited to see how it would unfold.
Shayne and Luke had an amazing relationship until Luke disappears only leave a note behind. It broke Shayne’s heart and she left and tried to move on with her life. Coming back for the first time in 7 years, she runs into Luke. Even if she tried to deny it, their old feelings were still there, but there were many questions: why did he leave, could they fix the pain from the past, and could they move on.
I really liked Shayne. She was sweet but she could hold her own when she needed to. She was a positive person but she kept much of her pain hidden and pushed forward with her life. Luke was intense but sweet. He made mistakes but you could tell her truly cared for Shayne. The chemistry between the two was super-hot and there some truly sexy moments.
This was a quick, easy read. It wasn’t very angsty but it definitely had some drama filled moments. Kathy did a great job of creating likable characters and fun dialog. I enjoyed this book and I’m excited to what’s next in this series.
“Baby, I never thought I would get to taste those sweet, sexy, seriously fuckable lips again.”
“Fuckable? I ask, “What happened to us starting over?”
Luke brings his mouth to my ear. “I said I wanted us to start over, and I meant it. Doesn’t mean I don’t remember everything that happened between us, my beautiful girl. Especially involving those fuckable lips,” he whispers, a glint of mischief in his eyes.
“Oh, is all I can get my mouth to say.
“What’s the matter baby? Did I kiss you senseless?” Luke asks as he pulls me up into a standing position.
“You so wish, big boy.”
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