Author: CM Foss
Title: Shiver
Published On: November 22, 2014
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This is a love story.

This is a romantic story.

Except bananas. Bananas are never romantic.

Lissa was a twenty-year-old girl trying to make it in the equestrian world. She was sassy and smart, strong and a little weird. And she had no idea what she was doing.
Ethan was twenty-seven, tattooed, tall, dark, and hot. And lugging some baggage. He’d already made it in the business and brought Lissa on to help get her on her feet. And it turned out, he liked a little weird.

Ethan made it clear that he wasn’t in the market for a relationship. Lissa was happy to learn the ropes and push her attraction aside.
But how do you draw the line when every touch makes you…shiver?


(5 / 5)

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

I jumped on the chance to get onto a blog tour for Shiver after having the good fortune to stumble across the synopsis. I seemed like it would be a goofy and funny read. Which it totally was, and so much more! I mean who can’t help but love a story that can pull off a Loony-Toons reference in the first chapter?

“But I’m not the man-whore here”

A fun and flirty story of Lissa a sweet & sarcastic up and comer in the equestrian world. And her boss and ex-roommate Ethan. A tattooed, tall, dark, and hot cowboy who seemed to only have business on his mind for now.

“Our relationship felt… strained. We were cordial and, dare I say, professional. It. Sucked”

Things progress as these things do. And if you’ve read a book before, I know I’m not spoiling anything when I tell you that things got progressively hot and heavy. It was actually kind of funny that the steamy scenes got more detailed the further we get into the book.

“After all the things we’ve done with our mouths together, a banana is your hard limit?”

These people are weird, and I for one, love it! The story up until about 3/4th of the way through it has been a great read of a romance with drama that isn’t too over the top, with enough quirk to the characters that makes them feel real.

Really at this point, CM Foss could have called it a day and wrapped up the story, but instead she goes above and beyond and then things get serious. Really heartbreakingly serious. That hit the heart pretty hard, though honestly it’s likely because I’ve lived through a very similar yet different circumstance once before and currently again right now. Thankfully the humor and sizzle of her writing manages to take away some of the difficulty.

I’m certainly a fan, and can’t wait to see what’s to come next from this author!

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About CM Foss

I live in beautiful Northern Virginia with my incredible husband, two awesome kids, three dogs, and two budgies. My husband and I both grew up riding and competing horses and have our own equestrian operation that we run together. In my spare time, I read through the hundreds of stories awaiting me on my e-reader.
My love of books started early, and my mom used to ration my reading time so I didn’t go through them too quickly. I love all things romantic, whether it’s dark or light or silly or dirty, but I really love a happy ending!
In my small moments of quiet time, you’ll find me sipping on wine and reading while any movie where people randomly burst into song or dance plays in the background.