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Shelter Me

(Shelter Me #1)

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  2,052 ratings  ·  272 reviews
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 st ...more
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Published September 7th 2014 by Kathy Coopmans
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Let me get this STRAIGHT.
1. He leaves while she's 19. Does he even break up with her? No. Instead...he writes her a goodbye note.
2. After no explanation or way of contacting him, heartbroken she flees as well.
3. But wait, he left her a little remainder. (view spoiler)
4. 7 years later, she comes back to the same place she's been avoiding all these years to bury her aunt. Andddd guess what? Our hero is back. Whoo hoo!
5. wait, he's been there for two years alre
Rhea Dsouza
Aug 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc
God. Reading Shelter Me was such a chore.

Both the leads in Shelter Me are the kinds of characters I don’t like to read. You see, I tend to read books from a feminist point of view—which I think is justified considering I’m, you know, a woman person. And in hindsight, Shelter Me is probably the exactly type of book I shouldn’t have read.

Luciano Schavone (Luke) is the typical male chauvinist. He thinks he can get away with whatever the fuck he wants by using sex as a bargaining chip. And sadly,
Tanya Moore
Jun 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
So many want us to write something great for a review on a book.... Well, this review is going to be rocking your world and make you drop your panties! I had the honor of reading this beta for a first time author. She nailed it. Her storyline kept you wanting more and breathing heavily because.... OMGosh you need to go change those panties! Shayne and Luke have a love that withstands time, tests their limits and make them complete in the end.

I know you all will love this first book from this fa
Three Chicks
Sep 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Review by Jen Hagen

I really wanted to like this book, but for some reason I just could not connect with the characters. I felt depth was missing and the transition from scene to scene was not smooth. The storyline is something that always pulls me in – secrets, mystery, second chance at love, etc. so I was disappointed that it did not meet my expectations.

Luke and Shayne were in love at the young age of 19, when one night Luke had to leave unexpectedly with the only trace of his vanishing being
Sep 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelter Me by Kathy Coopmans is a 2014 publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This was a really good story that had my interest peaked from the very first paragraph to the last.
Seven years ago, Shayne's entire world stopped on it's axis. The man she loved so desperately just walked out of her life with nothing but an “I'm Sorry” note. Shayne left town and never looked back. Now her beloved aunt as been killed in an accident and she has no choice but to
Romance Readers Retreat
Sep 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Shelter Me is not only book one in the Shelter Me series it is also Kathy Coopmans debut novel, not that you'd know because the writing and the story are fantastic. Shayne Andrews and Luke shavone have a connection like no other they were together when they were young but got torn apart unexpectedly and for seven years Shayne didn't see or hear from Luke, he disappeared and she chose to leave town rather than spend her days in the town that reminded her so much of him. Seven years on an
Karrie Mellott Puskas
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
For a debut book from this author it was AMAZING!!! I couldn’t put this book down! Luke and Shayne have such dynamic chemistry!

Shayne and Luke have a history like no other. Because of circumstances their relationship was cut short due to a move with Luke’s family. Shayne is back in Michigan for her aunt’s funeral. Luke is back in Michigan and has been there for a few years now. Of course their paths will cross with the funeral. Running into Luke has Shayne trying to keep control of her emotions
Oct 12, 2014 rated it it was ok
Started skimming at about 30%. I was just bored with it. Nothing really happened and the big secret Luke had was pretty obvious from the beginning. The dialogue was corny and super cheesy. The whole thing was far too happy sunshine and rainbows after everything that happens to them. I was waiting for everyone to break into song and unicorns to start flying out of their asses. Shayne is practically a saint; she goes from being broken, traumatized, and hating Luke to just being oh so understanding ...more
Tiffany Readz
Sep 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelter Me is Kathy Coopman's debut novel and for that I will give her tons of kudos as it's a great accomplishment. She introduces us to Shayne and Luke in one of my favorite genres, long lost love.

Shayne was seventeen when she met the love of her life Luke Shavone and just two years later he left her. No reason, no letters, no calls, he was just gone. After Luke left, Shayne left the small town too as she needed to get away from it all. Doing well for herself in Michigan for the past seven yea
Sep 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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This is book #1 in the Shelter Me Series.
It is also Kathy's debut novel.
I gave this book 5 stars.

This is Luke and Shayne's story.
AND what a story it is.

No Spoilers for you. So you will just have to read this!!!! It is a must read!!!!! But I will give you my take on how I feel about this delicious book!!
Sometimes reading a new authors work is scary because you don't know what to expect, but let me tell you that Kathy is meant to be an Author. She spun this story and gave us some shocking
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Sep 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelter Me is Kathy Coopmans debut novel. With an author's first novel you never know what to expect because you don't have a previous book or a ton of review to use to decide whether or not to read the book. It kind of like you take a gamble that you are going to like to book based on the synopsis. With Shelter Me that gamble paid off. Shelter Me is a great well written story.

It pulls you in right from the beginning. The characters are written so well that their emotions just come right off th
Book Hangover Page
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I just have to say that I LOVE KATHY COOPMANS! I just finished reading her debut novel in this series and its amazing!
In this story we meet Shayne, her character is built with perfection and lovability. You can't help but fall in love with her character and her easy going personality. She loves the ocean and she is nurse by day. Now she has to return home to her cousin Adam and help him bury her aunt Judy.
Enter Luke Schavone! He is the man that walked out on her seven years go with no more than
Aug 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-read
OMG, I absolutely loved this book!! I laughed, I cried, my emotions were all over the place but I loved every minute of it.

Luke was Shayne's whole world. They had a love like no other and then suddenly Luke was gone completely shattering Shayne and causing her to leave town for 7 years. When Shayne's aunt unexpectedly dies, she must return home and not only have to deal with the loss of her aunt but face seeing Luke again after all these years apart. When Luke explains why he had to leave so sud
Christy McCurry
Jan 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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5 Perfect Stars !

I can not begin to express how much I loved this story.. This is Kathy Coopmans debut novel and Im just going to say it is Absolute Perfection ! I can not imagine it getting any better than this. It is full of love, heartache, mystery and some pretty steamy love scenes.
My heart cried for Shayne and Luke. You can't help but fall in love with them. Unfortunate circumstances occurs and Luke has disappeared from Shayne's life without no explanation why. She is lost, confused, and
Jun 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelter Me

Kathy gives us an Amazing story of finding your lost love when you didn't think there was any hope left.

I admired Shayne and her strength to keep going even when things got difficult and the love of her life up and vanishes for years. Then she has to face her demons and come back to her hometown when tragedy strikes.

Luke is back when she returns for the first time. He reappears and has to prove that he never meant to hurt her. He is very strong, loyal, and hot as they come

As they str
Brittany Nash
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Holy moly! Absolutely loved this book! I laughed, I cried (literally, for like three chapters), I got annoyed, sad, happy! All of these emotions that's I've never had with another book. The love that Luke & Shayne have for each other is incredible. It's as if it was pulled right out of a fairytale. I would recommend this book a million times over!!!Too bad just can only give it 5 stars because it deserves at least 8 ;) ...more
Kerry Richardson
Oct 17, 2014 rated it it was ok
This book was a disappointment. The storyline sounded good but it just didn't live up to expectations. I didn't really connect with any of the characters, once I got into the story I found it to be unbelievable and far fetched. There were lots of grammatical errors and mistakes which isn't acceptable to me and the writing style was not great, it was very amateurish. Sadly I won't be reading any more of this author's work based on this book. ...more
Oct 02, 2014 rated it liked it

Good story but I just couldn't connect with the characters
Megan ~The Never Ending Book Basket
Actual Rating: 4.5 Wonderful Stars

Shelter Me was a truly wonderful debut novel by Kathy Coopmans. This book had so many aspects to it that I just loved, and the story itself was one that I just fell in love with instantly. Shelter Me is about getting a second chance for something utterly beautiful.

This book is about what happens when those second chances come along, and how light and happiness can be found in even the darkest and hardest of times.

I loved that this book hit the ground running w
Twin Sisters Rockin' Book Reviews
Overall Rating: 4.25 Rockin’ ★★★★

Do you believe in soul mates? In that one person that is meant to be your forever after? In this first book in the Shelter Me series by Kathy Coopsman that is question. In Shelter Me Ms. Coopsman’s main characters are star crossed lovers that are torn apart by circumstances that they can do nothing about. After seven years they are brought back together, but will fate be on their side this time?

Secrets in a small town are almost impossible to keep. Shayne has hid
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Cézanne Hayden-Dilbert
Jun 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
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, bu
Tami czenkus
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the perfect debut novel for Kathy Coopmans!!!!! I was intrigued from the first chapter and my attention was kept throughout the entire book.
We all dream of second chances and the what ifs in life but are rearely granted the possibility of achieving it.
Luciano, Luke to those who know him, all i can say about his is HOLY HOTNESS!!!!! Shayne is an independant single mother who had her life turned upside down when Luke disappeared one night 7 years before.
Adeath in the family brings Shayne h
Cristal Jatip
Dec 09, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Rachel K
Aug 12, 2015 rated it did not like it
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Paula Jackman
Aug 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a debut novel by this author and I absolutley loved it. I was hooked from the first chapter. The characters are amazing and you cant help but fall in love with them all. This is a beautiful love story of two people who find themselves after many years apart. Luke is as sexy as hell and he still loves Shayne after all these years apart. Shayne is beautiful and she has a daughter Lucy who I might just say will melt your heart, and she is Shayne's number one priority. You also get to meet A ...more
Aug 12, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 stars for me...

hmm where do I start? this was the author's debut novel and in my opinion it was ok.

Shayne and Luke were in love 7 years ago but he ends up leaving her and she hasn't heard from him since. here she is back in the town she left for her aunt's funeral and they come face to face.

Shayne was strong but when it came to Luke I think she took him back too fast. the excuse why he had to leave was believable to a point but if people would have communicated things would have turned bett
The Book Fairy Reviews
Aug 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A story of forgiving and reuniting after a long and abrupt separation. A story of forgiveness and revealing of secrets. A story of a love so strong no test of time apart could lessen the fire. A story of family. This is the amazing story of Shayne and Luke.
At the age of 19 Shayne thought her world had ended when the love of her life leaves her. No word were he is simply I love you and a Good bye. She suffered, struggled and eventually learned to live again.
After 7 years she returns home and eve
Shelly Wygant
Aug 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelter Me is a great book of two people who have a second chance at love. Shayne has lived without Luke for seven years after he disappeared and she holds a secret that he does not know. Luke had to leave the love of his life seven years ago but when she reappears back in their small town he is determined that he will show her that he never stopped loving her. Does he succeed and what will he think when he know her secret? Pick up this great book and find out.

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