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4.04  ·  Rating details ·  277 ratings  ·  101 reviews
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 a
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Published November 22nd 2014 (first published November 19th 2014)
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Mar 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Overall rating: 4.5 "Shiver" stars!

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Oct 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Slow burn romance with quirky, modern lovable h and beta H. I read till they got married - say maybe 70 % - and then stopped. I'm attached to my HEAs and don't want to read more if its sad or depressing (view spoiler) 3.75 stars.

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Nov 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
It seems Lissa is having a bad month, not only did she find that her boyfriend had cheated on her but she ended up thrown from a horse and injured herself. Her only saving grace is a job opportunity with Ethan, truth be told her crush for awhile. After all Ethan oozes charm, tattoos, and has a body that wont quit.

Ethan though has had his own issues with trust especially surrounding his family. When one night between Lissa and Ethan gets carried away can they go back to friends or can Ethan let
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This was a great book,

When the book started off it was like a lot of books that I've already read but I still liked it a lot it was really a sweet book. I love how Lissa and Ethan we're together what I love even more is when Ethan got his head out of his ass and realized that he wanted to be with Lissa.

Lissa was a great character, she was funny and had no filter and just calls it as she sees it and she new what she wanted and that was
Mar 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. There were some parts where I thought it was a little slow but overall I really enjoyed the story. I really liked that this was a complete story with a fantastic epilogue and I wasn't left with unanswered questions. For the most part, this was a light-hearted romance but the last 20% took me by surprise. I love the way this author dealt with that particular situation and it really reinforced my love for these characters. I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend ...more
C.M. Foss
Jul 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
It literally just occurred to me that I should put buy links here. I'm so bad at this...
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Southern Belle Book Blog
Nov 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I’ll say the same thing I just said to the author of Shiver – I couldn’t love this book more if I tried. Just saying that I was swept away, or how emotional it is isn’t going to cut it this time. This went above and beyond for me, and will easily rank in my top 5 for the year. It’s one of those books that will make you step back and reevaluate. I just…I loved it. Loved it.

The thing I loved the most about this book, by far, is how she split it. We’re all used to the romance novels that end with n
Dec 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
When I read the blurb, I thought this book sounded different- I haven't read about anything in the equestrian world before, so let's give it a whirl! I don't know a lot about horse training but I didn't find myself confused by that aspect of the story at all.

Lissa is a bit younger than Ethan but she is 20 when the story picks up. She has known him for some time and has always been attracted to him but he never showed any sign of interest previously. After she is injured in a riding accident, he
Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
4.5 - 5 stars!! Fresh, funny, sexy and very, very original.

Shiver was a delight to read and I absolutely loved this sexy, romantic comedy!! The banter between Ethan and Lissa was snappy, real and fun, and when the book took a few turns into some serious topics, I loved it.

This book was a total surprise for me and I couldn't stop turning the pages. CM Foss is a talent to watch! Shiver has it all: sexy romance, witty banter, well-rounded characters and a very catchy storyline. Lissa and Ethan's
Dec 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
I found myself totally captivated by this wonderful romance. Lissa is a fascinating character; strong, confident, fun and compassionate. Ethan is a little mysterious and fascinating as well. I enjoyed the building of their relationship, both emotional and sexual. This couple have many obstacles to overcome but I found myself totally cheering for them. The storyline is beautifully well written and emotional, with a great blend of romance, drama and humor that readers will be both laughing and cry ...more
JT Authors
Apr 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes the two of us need to take a break from our hectic lives and escape into a good book. We enjoy searching for a story we can buddy read and share our thoughts along the way. Since the two of us are country girls, we were intrigued by the description of Shiver. The setting took place on a horse farm. We were instantly invested in this story. This author hooked us with her passion for horses. Let us tell you, we absolutely loved how authentic the training scenes felt.

The main character,
Lustful Literature
Dec 04, 2014 rated it really liked it

4.5 Stars

The blurb for this book says it all...

This is a love story.

This is a romantic story."

When Lissa goes to work on Ethan's farm, assisting in training horses, the chemistry is immediate, but Ethan is not ready to have a relationship. The heart wants what the heart wants, and soon Ethan realizes that Lissa is the one for him.


I hesitate to write much of a review here, because there is so much that goes on, and I do not want to give anything away. But I wil
Romance Readers Retreat
Nov 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
I have rated this book 3.5 stars which will be rounded up to 4 stars for Amazon and Goodreads. 

The first half of this story focuses a lot on the equestrian world and goes into great detail about horse training which went over my head a bit really and I struggled a bit to get into it, hence my star rating. The second half of the book though was good and I ended up really enjoying it. I'm a big fan of dual POV so really enjoyed it towards the end when we had Ethan's POV. 

Lissa worked for Ethan and
Red Cheeks Reads
Nov 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
“Shiver” is C.M. Foss’s debut and she is off to a great start! I really enjoyed reading this story and I think my favorite part was the heroine Lissa. This girl is awesome! She is confidant, smart and incredibly witty. Lissa is not the type of girl to cry and whine over a guy, she just picks herself up and gets on with life. This was super refreshing after reading so many stories about girls that are just crushed by men and follow them around like little puppy dogs waiting for any scrap left beh ...more
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

I loved this book! It was super cute, sweet, emotional, and fun book with a side of sexiness! This book took me on an emotional roller coaster that has me laughing, smiling, and needed tissues but totally worth it by the end.

This is Lissa and Ethan's story. Recovering from a broken heart and bettrayal, Lissa is not looking for love. But when she runs into Ethan, she knows she is in trouble. From the moment these two meet, they feel a spark, a connection below the surface. As Lissa and Et
Kim Ginsberg
Dec 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Meet horse trainer Lissa. She moves away from home to work in Virginia training horses instead of going off to college. Along the way she meets up with Ethan, who owns a farm and rents out a space for traveling horse trainers. What happens when Lissa gets dumped by her now married boyfriend and Ethan rescues her from an awkward conversation. What happens when the ex shows up at her work the next day and what are the consequences of his actions on her? Follow the chain of events that lead Lissa a ...more
B.N. Toler
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh goodness. I swooned, I cried, I LOVED. What a sweet and funny story with some real 'real' life in it as well. This book touched me in a very personal way. I love how Foss told the story of Thomas and the struggles the main couple went through. It hit home hard for me as I also have a special needs child and many of the things--emotions, described were so relatable for me. This is a beautiful love story that plays out with the beautiful backdrop of a horse farm and two people who love the life ...more
Chrissy Sharp
Sep 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shiver is a realistic book set around the equestrian world that's full of quirk and romance. It goes above and beyond the happily ever after. That part in romance novels we never get to see. It takes us on a roller coaster of emotions from beginning to end and it. Is. AMAZING! CM Foss has the ability to pull you in from the very beginning that makes you laugh and cry. 5 stars isn't enough for this gem of a book!
Jul 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Where was Ethan in my riding/training days!?!? :-D For someone who grew up riding horses, I loved all of the equine lingo! Aside from the horses, I loved Lissa & Ethan together and their story! Looking forward to Lawrence & Steph's story!
Feb 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
This was a very captivating story with likeable strong characters.

Mar 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Nov 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

Besides “Shiver” being a really heart-warming, funny, and sweet love story, it is also a very eye-opening one. I will get back to this a little later in my review, but I might as well tell you right now that I ADORE this book! (Yes, an exclamation point is warranted, dear readers.) The story of Lissa and Ethan had me frustrated, sad, happy, and hopeful, and that is why I love it so much: because this story made me f
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Nov 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shiver was a sweet, funny, romantic read with some steam. It also dealt with a very real issue that not many people are aware of.

I absolutely loved Lissa and Ethan. Lissa is feisty, weird, and sarcastic. She is a perfect match to the laid back cowboy, Ethan. Ethan is a true southern gentleman and I loved the way he treated Lissa. Their chemistry was electric.

“He pointed at me. “You. Naked. Now.” “Holy caveman,” I muttered, secretly loving it.”

They literally couldn’t keep their hands off each o
Holly Price
Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
At 17, Lissa moved away from her family to make something of herself in the equestrian world and by 20 she was pretty well known in the horse racing. Lissa's boyfriend stops by work to let her know that he got married, because the other girl he was (secretly) seeing is pregnant. A pissed off Lissa tries to end the conversation there to work her horse, but the idiot tries to get her attention by honking and yelling at her. This startles the horse and causes Lissa to fall off, breaking both of her ...more
Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
I have to laugh at myself...I read the synop so long ago that until about halfway in I didn't make the connection as to why it was called Shiver !! I am a little slow at times , this was not one of my finer moments !! I love how the title plays into the story. Priceless !! I also love the weirdness , I had to laugh so many times because I have so many weird quirks too , but I love bananas !!

Lissa leaves home after high school , but not for college , she leaves to ride and train horses. We get a
Gillian (Tattooed Book Review)
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"I loved that she could kick around in the dirt, sit on any horse, and then muck stalls without batting an eye- looking stunningly gorgeous, I might add- and then turn into pure elegance at a black tie event and charm all our clients. She still fascinated me. And it was a very good thing."

Shiver delivers not only a unique, engaging, and beautifully hopeful romance, it gives readers a glimpse in to an intriguing world that few people get to se
N Swaffar
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*A copy given by author, in return for an honest review.*

☆☆☆☆☆ 5 Sweetest Cowboy Stars ☆☆☆☆☆

Tattooed, ladies man and broken, Ethan is not a relationship kinda guy. All he has known are horses, his farm and saving his mom. When it came to Lissa, he wanted more, but his own personal family issues in the way, he thought it was best to take a step back no matter how much he wanted her.

Lissa had always had a crush on Ethan way back when they were just roommates, but she knew he wasn’t a boyfriend ty
Sassy Southern Book Affair
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
C.M. FossShiver
Received ARC for an honest review.

Shiver by C.M. Foss is a sweet romance with a little "porn". Please make sure you read the Author's note for important understanding of the last half of the book.

Shiver is about a fun, witty, sassy 20 year old, Lissa who decides to ditch the college path and try to make it in the equestrian world. After a couple years she was finally coming to the realization, maybe this was not working especially since her boyfriend, Brett, knocked up another g
Angie  McLain
4 Sweet and Swoony Stars

“I think the world of you, he whispered.” “You are my world,” I whispered back.”

Lissa and Steph have been friends since they can remember, bonded by their love for horses and boys. Graduation has come, and it’s time for both of them to strike out on their own, Lissa is determined to become a horse trainer, and Steph a hippotherapist, a trainer that works with horses in a rehabilitative setting. Steph is heading off to college and Lissa is venturing into the workin
I have never had the chance to review one of Miss Foss' novels, and I wish I had had the chance sooner. With that being said, this novel has everything that I love in it; horses, romance, a great story line, and some well developed characters. This novel focuses on Lissa and Ethan, and there were some issues that really gets a gal to thinking about her life! This was a great read, and I am looking forward to picking up another one of Miss Foss' novels.

We meet Lissa within the first chapter of t
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