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Shuttered Affections

(Cornerstone #1)

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  1,468 ratings  ·  186 reviews
Juliana Petersen's troubled past haunts her at every turn. The crippling memories of an abusive relationship, and the lack of support from her family, lead her to flee her old life and begin anew.

After settling into a quaint college town, Juliana finally feels at peace, content to stay under the radar and keep things simple.

Until Aiden Stone, her new photography professor,
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Published October 15th 2013 by Indie Style Press (first published 2013)
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Jun 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
FREE on Amazon today (11/03/2017)!
Angela Goodrich
Jan 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I REALLY liked this book! I have read several romance books about teacher/student or young woman/older wealthy man relationships that they sometimes blend together. Yet I found Shuttered Affections to be refreshing.

While Julia is younger than Aiden, she isn't portrayed as a naive young woman overwhelmed by the attentions of an older man. Yes, she is overwhelmed by Aiden, but it is because of her intense physical reaction to him - something she never expected to feel for anyone again due to the
Sarah Black
Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was ok
2.5 out of five.

Okay so I'm not going to be continuing this series or duology. Frankly dislike the whole threesome thing, I hate love triangles among siblings. Julia is greedy and frankly very selfish, just because her ex fucked her about doesn't mean she can do the same. I'm sure certain people out there will love this book, but it really wasn't for me. I wasted two days reading this book with the hope of Aiden and Julia ending up together, but no the writer didn't have enough fun making Julia
Jan 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: general-romance
A truly enjoyable read. Ms. Folsom’s talent shines!
An interesting storyline that had good flow. Great characters were adequately developed. They were easy to laugh, cry and get angry with as their lives unfold.
Julianna is interesting. She has talent and potential to become a photojournalist. She moves to a new town and putting her past behind her, or so she thinks, to start life over with her best friend in tow. She is a unique individual that has both strength and fortitude.
Aiden Stone, he
Joanne ❤
Nov 11, 2013 rated it it was ok
Dialogue needed a lot of work. It just felt awkward a lot of times. I think it felt too formal? I just didn't seem realistic people would talk like that I'm real life! I also think some unnecessary scenes could of been edited out. I liked the story line but I just couldn't get past the interactions/dialogue between characters. ...more
Lucy at Rain and Cupcakes Book Blog
Is it just me or the dialogs were just too awkward??
S.L. Dearing
Sep 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica-sexy-hot
Well, Rene Folsom does it again! She has created hot, sexy characters with an undeniable chemistry that has the reader clamoring for more. Folsom is the indisputable (in my humble opinion) Queen of the Tease. If erotica were burlesque, she would be the Gypsy Rose Lee.

The immediate chemistry between Julia and Aiden permeates through the book like pounding sound waves as Folsom deftly builds the tension. The characters are fantasy characters, but like any great writer, they are flawed and have ha
May 18, 2014 rated it did not like it

Oh what have I done. I read the greats for this taboo category. I came from the likes of 'Easy', 'Too good', 'Slammed.' and 'A different blue.'

I ended up with this pile of shit.

There is so much wrong with this, I can tell already my review will be a rant so sorry in advance.

After chapter one I just knew.


I was right. I was so right.

Basic plot is just that BASIC.

Shuttered Affections tells the story of Juliana Petersen's, who moved to a new town after her old boyfr
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Shuttered affections

This is the first book I have had pleasure of reading by this author.

Juliana/Julia has had it rough. Serious SHIT of EX. It was abusive and ugly.
It's there, you know it but you don't feel bogged down in it. It was part of the story but handled with grace.
It's hard not to fall in love with her.
Times during the book I thought I shared her thoughts.She is very relatable.

Aiden was fabulous. He is everything you could want in a leading man and more!
Even when he was making me
May 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have read from this author . What can I say Renee will be an author that I will be on the look out for. She has written a book that kept me up all night reading. The way she can take us from point a to point b , throwing a curve ball in every now and then. At one point I was going one way and then it turns out to go the other way totally.
Julia and Aiden are written so well. The chemistry between them is hot , hot , hot. They are both very strong characters but also have
Alicia Huxtable
Not my cup of tea

I have read other books by this author and always enjoyed them. Unfortunately not so much this time. I found it to be too much and kind of just wanted it to be over. But then again, erotica isn't really my forte
Tiffany Readz
Mar 08, 2014 rated it liked it
Relationship At Warp Speed

Ahhh the forbidden professor/student relationship, one of the main topics in Shuttered Affections, and unfortunately the topic that is brushed to the way side very early on. In this book we have a broken girl, hot professor and secrets on both sides waiting to be told.

Juliana is a college art student, living with her friend Sid and works at a club at night. She has left her past behind for a fresh start and tends to keep to herself because it is just easier that way. S
Magen McMinimy
Sep 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
You know those moments in a really good romance where you just want the characters to jump one another? Well there are a few in this beauty.

It’s no revelation to anyone who reads my blog or follows my facebook page that I adore Rene’s writing. She has yet to put something out there that I haven’t enjoyed. Shuttered Affections was no different. I have to say that this book might be my favorite. Though I did threaten to shake her, when I read the last line. We have a cliff hanger that involves two
Oct 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
S.M. Harshell
Juliana Petersen's troubled past haunts her at every turn. The crippling memories of an abusive relationship, and the lack of support from her family, lead her to flee her old life and begin anew.

After settling into a quaint college town, Juliana finally feels at peace, content to stay under the radar and keep things simple.

Until Aiden Stone, her new photography professor, crashes into her life, blurring the line between love and lust. As their torrid affair reaches untold heights, Juliana strug
Jun 15, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 stars for a freebie that had an interesting description.
It started out really student looking for a parking spot so she can make it on time to class, instead meets handsome teacher as he steals her spot and rushes off. From there it had some sexy, fun and flirty foreplay moments between them, interspersed with a scary EX stalking her and her life as a photographer/bar waitress. Unfortunately I got lost and found myself rolling my eyes at all the instant falling in love, sweet
Stacey Medak
Oct 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
*I received an ARC from the Author for an Honest Review*

I have to say "WOW"....OMG OMG OMG...I didn't want it to end. I need the next book like right now!

This is a very loving and touching story. It may not all be butterflies and rainbows, and the situation may be difficult at times, but truely breath taking.

Juliana is beautiful, strong and admirable. Mr. Stone is Hot,sexy and any sane woman would want a piece of him! WOW...Total hotness, like panty dripping hotness! OH - And there is a brothe
Oct 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

The book starts immediately with the story. It does not drag. Juliana is running a little late for her photography class. She is struggling to find a parking spot. Just as she sees a spot open, someone comes in and take her spot. When she walks into the class, she notices that the man who took her spot also happens to be her new photography professor who also happens to be one of the most attractive men she has ever seen. She knows she is not supposed to find her professor attractive, b
Mar 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wicked
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

Talk about instant attraction. The last thing Julia Peterson needed was to feel a connection to her new photography professor. Not sure how to handle her attraction to him, she tries for standoffish, but doesn't quite pull it off.

Knowing that a romance between a student and professor is off-limits, she does her best to put space between them, even going as far as going on a date with someone else - which fizzles quickly.

Irayda Moran (Quezada)
Oct 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
A forbidden love, and a past that won't stay in the past. When Julia meets Mr. Stone sparks fly instantly. He's a teacher and she's his student and that may be the easy part. Julia's unpleasant past is back in full force. A past that she has tried to forget, but the scars are unrelenting.
Aiden is super hot and sexy. I wonder about some of the things he did. Julia is super sweet and friendly. Great supporting character as well.
When I read the last page, the words out of my mouth were WTF! I n
Mar 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
*I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads*

I was thoroughly impressed with this book!! LOVED the characters (ALL OF THEM) and their interactions with one another, it's SO rare that I can say that about a book - even MORE rare that I can say that about the heroine.
I think I'm in love with Juliana, she's impressive in her strength, resilience, and tenacity. The student/teacher dynamic isn't creepy, as it can sometime be in books of this subject, it's actually endeari
Kye Paradee
Mar 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars, meh, freebie
I saw a lot of great reviews for this book so when I saw a chance to get a freebie I couldn't turn it down. It was alright, had I had to pay for it I would of been disappointed. Everybody loves a good sex scene, and this did..... But at the same I found myself skimming pages. It was just too slow! I wanted to really see all the suspense and excitement come alive and sadly it didn't. It's not much of a forbidden love when they show no resistance for each other right from the gecko. The insta-love ...more
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Oct 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I've read by this author & I totally loved it.
I loved the storyline throughout this book. The sexual tension had me wanting to throw Julia into the arms of her professor, Aiden.
This is one of them books where I just had to sit & read until I had it finished. The author did a great job of grabbing my attention & keeping it there throughout. It took a lot of will power for me not to skip to the end to see what happens!!
Fantastic read which I'll certainly be recommending t
Mar 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

I have to admit this book started out really slow for me but after about 30% I was hooked! I can't wait to see what happens in the next book!

characters : I was able to relate and feel like I was right there in the book.

sex scenes : they were pretty hot

religious : no

more than one book in the series : yes

genre - romance / suspense

would I read more books by this author : for sure

Wicked Reads Review Team
Victoria Debono
Oct 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shuttered Affection by Rene Folsom

Julia and Aiden's story was hot from the start, so confusing for them both but they can't help what they want, and they want it. Rene has again written an amazing story full of romance and hot sex and I know in my heart #2 is about to combust with the heat. This is a story of twist and turns that keeps you on edge of your seat.
A lot happens in the book I couldn't put it down, it is written so well, I love Rene's style.
Five bright stars, can't wait for number t
Jun 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 Super Hot Stars!! Can't go wrong with a teacher/student book!! ...more
Novel Grounds
Oct 14, 2013 rated it really liked it


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4 Stars

I have never read anything from Rene that I didn't completely enjoy. This Novel was NO exception!! I was so happy to get the chance to read this and post for its release day. It was a book thats characters grabbed me from that first scene.

Julia is SUCH a great character! With so many dimensions to her personality and such great development its hard not to fall for her from the start. I mean screaming at someone steal

Butterflies, Books & Dreams
Nov 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Earth “Shuttering” Stars

I will start off by saying this is the fifth attempt at writing this review lol. At first, I was angry with the ending. It just stopped. Ran out of Road. Completely fell off the cliff. So my first rating was a 3. Then, I read my favorite highlighted parts again and thought more about my rating and realized a 3 wasn’t fair, it got a 3.5. As I was about to submit it last night I started questioning myself again.
This story truly did capture me from page one. I know some
Mandie Foxylutely
The full details and a giveaway as part of the blog tour is available at Foxylutely Book Reviews Blog

*ARC provided by the author in exchange for my honest review

3.75 stars

This is the first book in the Cornerstone series and although it touches on a kind of taboo subject of teacher/student relationship it isn’t really a forbidden storyline as the main characters are only a few years apart in age.

Juliana Petersen has run away from her past with an abusive ex
Erika Lynn
Nov 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Rating: 3 stars

I went to college for a year and specifically remember other students pointing out the girls that sleep with the college professors for their grades.  I never really understood it... Not only sleeping with someone for a grade, but sleeping with someone for ANY reason other than physical attraction or love.  BUT it happens, all the time.  This story is based about a college professor and students relationship but it's not one based on sex.  Their romance isn't gross or disturbing-
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Rene Folsom, author of contemporary and paranormal, lives in Florida with her husband and three kids. She has officially diagnosed herself with creative ADD and often has a million and one writing projects going at once. In addition to writing, she is also a graphic artist who enjoys creating custom book covers for indie authors. She is definitely an

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