Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Rene Folsom

Shuttered Affections, Exposed Affections

Shuttered Affections(Cornerstone #1) 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.

Manda's 4 Star Review:

After escaping her old life Julia Peterson is starting over in a new town. She is finally starting to feel comfortable in her new life, that is until a sexy stranger steals her parking spot and turns her world upside down. When Julia discovers the stranger is none other than her new photography professor she realizes things may not stay as comfortable as they were. Now Julia must decide to fight her feelings or give in to the attraction. When a threat from her past makes itself know Julia knows she has more of a battle on her hands than just her feelings for her professor.

I really enjoyed this book. The characters are well written and easy to like. I wasn't crazy about some of the dialogue. There were parts that I thought to myself people don't really talk to each other like that. Seemed to proper for people in this age range, but it wasn't enough to keep me from enjoying the book. I was hoping for a little more action toward the end with her past coming back to haunt her, but that just means that book 2 is going to be packed full of excitement. Really looking forward to reading the next one. This is a book I would recommend to my friends.

Review: Exposed Affections (Cornerstone #2) by Rene Folsom

Staring at the hands of two men greedily clutching her legs, Julia is frozen in place—unsure of how she should react to their dual-intimacy. It’s one thing to have her photography professor show an interest in her, but to also have his identical twin making advances puts Julia’s mind into a total state of chaotic confusion. Is she able to handle the pressure of choosing between two men who both manage to take her breath away?

In the last week, Julia Peterson’s life has become an emotional roller coaster with breathtaking twists that include breaking all the rules with a certain professor, to gut-wrenching horror as a stalker from her past lurks behind the scenes and threatens her new happiness.

Despite her attempts to conceal her secrets and keep her friends in the dark, she must learn to cope with the idea that not all secrets are meant to stay hidden. When her haunting past comes at her with a vengeance and life is determined to beat her down, Julia must discover true strength within herself before she is able to open her heart, find who she really is, and learn to love.

Exposed Affections is the second novel in the Cornerstone series, contains mature content, and is meant for adult readers ages 18 and up.

Manda's 3 Star Review:
Julia Peterson is confused. After all the excitement that comes with crazy ex's and a forbidden relationship with her professor, she finds herself sitting in between her hot professor and his twin brother with their hands on her thighs. They are both amazing and choosing between them seems impossible, but that is the least of Julia's problems. When her past returns to destroy her she must rely on the twins to help her without destroying them in the process.

After kind of being left hanging in book one in regards to Julia's crazy ex, book two definitely makes up for it. I will admit that this book left me confused about a few things. The Aiden of book one was long gone in this book. He seemed way more aggressive and even though he told her that he didn't care about his job as much as he did her, at the first sign of trouble he lost it. I was very confused about the change in their relationship and the development in the relationship between Julia and his brother.

All in all I thought it was a good book and enjoyed the development of the story and characters. Aside from the few questions it left me with I thought it was a good story.

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