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4.51  ·  Rating details ·  216 ratings  ·  127 reviews
The higher the star...the harder the fall


The tabloids call me a walking headline with an A-list attitude. That suits me just fine. The spotlight is my comfort zone and I own it. However, life in the fast lane has its price, and a fatal mistake forces me back to the place I swore I'd never return.
Now I'm face to face with my biggest regret.
I walked away from a swee
Published November 28th 2017 by Twisted Publishing
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Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)



NOTE: This coming year I have set a challenge for myself of reading one book a week that takes me out of my comfort zone. A book that may include one (or more) tropes (scenarios) that I avoid like the plague. Cheating. Older women/younger man. OW drama. Just to name a few. Nothing is off limits. I am taking a HUGE step out of the box I usually live in and charting a course into the unknown (HaHa). My reviews for these books will differ slightly from my usual as I will focus more on whether the a
Dri ✰
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
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★4 stars!★

Primeiro de tudo, parabéns a autora por me fazer odiar a mocinha logo no início! Senhor, que ódio eu senti já no prólogo.

Esse é o tipo de livro que você odeia ou ama certos personagens. Eu sinceramente entrei em conflito nessa parte de odiar/amar.
Da mesma forma em que queria ver a mocinha quebrar a cara e pagar por seus erros, eu senti uma certa peninha dela em determinadas situações, confuso neh?

E sobre o mocinho, não consegui ter uma opinião formada a respeito dele, porque eu ent
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Enemies to lovers. Hate to love. Frenemies. Whatever you want to call it, this book is it.

Shiloh West is a supermodel at the top of her game.
Until she isn't.

Cary Kincaid has a score to settle.
Until he doesn't.

If you're looking for a sweet, sappy book, this isn't it. Turn away now.
If you're looking for a book of twisted desire, twisted love, and some pretty intense hate-fucking, then this is the book for you.

And I love a good hate-fuck. Cary and Shiloh sure do hate to love one another.

Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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5++ stars! This is not for the faint of heart because Ms. Kenborn takes you through all the paces from deception and betrayal, shallowness and superficiality, tragedy and adversity, heartbreak and despair. My heart isn’t sure if it was breaking or if hope was on the horizon only to be flipped upside down again. This is a book you don’t want to miss and will give the HEA that many are hoping for…it’s just one h*ll of a rollercoaster ride to get there.

I received this book as an ARC for a freely gi
Marcy Barth
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Just wow. Cora really brings you into the heart of the story very quickly by showing you just how Shallow Shiloh West truly is from the very first page, describing her in how she is now and who she was then. I so knew I was going to hate her after hearing about all the lives she’s devastated and destroyed. Does someone as selfish and shallow as Shiloh deserve a second chance?

I don’t think I’ve ever instantly hated a character as quickly as I did in this book. Well, maybe once but that’s an
Nikki  Malan
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Carrick the lawn boy, fell in love with Shiloh while he was a young adolescent. Shiloh has lived a life that is all about her. Graced with having good looks and a rich Daddy, she has learnt to be shallow and selfish. She never worries about anybody else, after all, she believes that she is the leader and they are her followers. Yet Carrick seems to break through to her and is always there when she needs him. When he takes the fall for her, it destroys his future life plans and leaves him in pris ...more
Becca Stanfield Vernon
Nov 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is my 1st book by this author and will not be my last. This story was about 2 friends Shiloh & Carrick/Cary who grew into enemies then years later reappeared in each other's lives. Both of them are broken and need so much work to be better people. Shiloh was a "mean girl" in high school and continues on as such for years, only when she hits rock bottom does she learn what is more important in life. Carrick is hurt and angry due to choices he made because he was young, in love and made a ...more
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Cora Kenborn outdid herself with this amazing emotional read. I don't know where to begin but I can say that Shallow blew me away! I loved it!! Shallow pulled me in from the first few pages all the way to the very end and wouldn't let go. I couldn't put it down. Shallow is full of heartbreak and raw emotions that will have you on the edge of your seat. Don't be surprised if you shed a few tears and want to punch something or someone. Lol!
Carrick/Cary Kincaid is a handsome tough guy with th
Shallow is a book about the journey of forgiveness. Cary and Shiloh knew each other when they were in high school. Shiloh took advantage of Cary’s love for her one night and did something that seemed unforgivable. Seven years later Shiloh and Cary meet again. Cary is a changed man but Shiloh seems to be the same shallow person she’s always been. Cary doesn’t know how to react to her return. He battles with his feelings towards her and whether to exact revenge now that he has his chance or forgiv ...more
Joy Westerfield
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I wish it were possible to give more than a 5 star rating, because this book deserves ten times that! Wow! I had been anxiously waiting for this book, and it sure as heck doesn't disappoint! The book revolves around Shiloh West & Carrick Kincaid. Shiloh was always full of herself yet Carrick had major feelings for her while they were in high school together, until one night changes everything and Shiloh leaves town. Flash forward many years later and she's back! But why? Will Carrick ever fo ...more
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Whew....Cary ...

This story was everything I wanted in a story, angst,love,hate a villain and a moral. I laughed, cried felt the characters feelings and lordie I want a Cary.... Shy is one lucky girl, she went thru heck to finally be redeemed and find out some of the most important lessons in life.. sometimes Toxic isn't all bad 💙💙
CoffeeMom Hodges
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Shallow by Cora Kenborn

WOW...If you think this is your grandmothers kinda romance book, you will be sadly mistaken. Cora Kenborn has lit the book world on fire with this one. The utter raw emotions she pulled from this reader is mind-blowing. Just the emotions, drama, angst, hot scenes, darn this book has it all. The book is over the top and is more than a 5 star read. Shiloh and Cary will play with your mind and your heart. You really just need to read this book.

Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book really pulls you in and just consumes you right from the very beginning. Cora has penned an astounding story full of angst, drama, betrayal, revenge, forgiveness, passion and love. Get ready for an emotional ride as you journey into the lives of Shiloh and Cary. Two completely different people who struggle to find themselves and ultimately, each other.
Kate Clark
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the first story I have ever read by Cora Kenborn and I was enthralled!

She devised alternating every other chapter in the point of view of the two main characters, which gave the reader a more in-depth look into Ms. Shiloh West and Mr. Carrick (Cary) Kincaid’s inner thoughts, psyche, and motivation. Plus, the flashbacks to lay the groundwork of the interplay between the two main characters were managed with aplomb.

The pace of the book was fluid and yet at times it was jarring, with the om
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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5 stars isn't enough I rate it 10!
Written by Cora Kenborn

Shallow is the story of Fallen Super Model Shiloh West and the boy she left behind, Carrick "Cary" Kincaid. I have taken my time on leaving my review because I want to leave a review that will do justice for this book. This book is BY FAR this author's best work. I could not put this it down.

Let me just start by saying that this book is raw, gritty, highly emotional and man the sexual tension is out of this world. Cora Kenborn is
Cee Cee Houston
Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
I haven’t read any of Cara Kenborns books before so I didn’t know what I was getting when I picked this one up. The cover caught my attention and the blurb hooked me in, but the story? Wow, it sunk me deep.
A supermodel fallen from grace, and a boy from her past.
Shiloh West had it all before she lost control and now she’s paying the price. It was hard to like Shiloh, she was self-centered and self-serving, acting like everyone was beneath her. She’d led a charmed life for seven years but now she
So much feels for this book, you will either love or hate, Shiloh and I will say you will love to love Carrick or Cary as you read the story. This is like mean girls (Shiloh and Taryn) who gets karma many years later and has a reality check on life with surprise surprise, Cary being someone you need to answer to. The events that lead up to this were shocking, but not based upon her actions is all that I will say. Flash forward to the present and Cary can either make her life hell or have a love/ ...more
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
I knew I wanted to read Shallow by Cora Kenborn just from reading the blurb. A not so good heroine and a hero set on getting revenge, you just know that it will be some journey!

Shiloh West had it all, until she didn’t. She is beautiful, famous and took so much for granted, but she was not a good person. When everything finally comes crashing down around her, she is forced to return to the one place she never wanted to see again.

Carrick Kincaid loved seeing Shiloh’s world come crashing down aro
April Symes
The ultimate Enemies to lovers. Frenemies. Hate to love. This is the perfect showcase for the hate to love that is Shiloh West and Cary Kincaid’s story. Theirs is not happy and light. It is full of deception, twisted desire. Betrayal, twisted love, heartbreak, despair, hopelessness, forgiveness, revenge …oh this is one story that will stay with you long after its over. Shiloh and Cary knew each other in high school –something unforgiveable happened and they didn’t see each other again until 7 ye ...more
Brittany Alexander
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just want to touch you like I love you and fuck you like I don't.

This story was absolutely AMAZING. I really enjoyed it and love Cary and Shiloh (which is a really cute girl's name, tbh). This is their second chance at love, and maybe this time Cary's love will be reciprocated.

Shallow started off with a bang. Shiloh is at a club, drinking and snorting coke, and gets behind the wheel of a car... and well, you can guess what happens next.

She's sent back to her home in Myrtle Beach (which I'v
Jan 01, 2019 marked it as to-read
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The higher the star...the harder the fall


The tabloids call me a walking headline with an A-list attitude. That suits me just fine. The spotlight is my comfort zone and I own it. However, life in the fast lane has its price, and a fatal mistake forces me back to the place I swore I'd never return.
Now I'm face to face with my biggest regret.
I walked away from a sweet boy and came home to a sinful man. One who lives to break me. I don't understand t
She's a Lip Biter
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a story, I can honestly say I loved every single word. It's the kind of book that you could never say was a lovely and safe love story. It's a love story but also a brutal, gut-wrenchingly tragic story, spun from a series of events that changes and shapes the lives of so many people. The tears fell with so much heartache whilst I read this book. I was so emotional and so angry in parts too.

Although you wanted to hate Shiloh for her mistakes that cost people so much. You couldn't help b
Tami czenkus
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If You're Looking for cookie cutter happiness with no emotion... THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR YOU!!
If you LOVE soul wrenching, heartbreaking, wanna strangle the author for ripping every emotion from your soul stories YOU WILL LOVE Shallow.
Shallow tore my heart open, shredded it and slowly put it back together piece by agonizing piece.
Cora Kenborn writes stories that can wreck you and heal you. You may THINK you know what you're getting yourself into, but she never ceases to blow my expectations out
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What words can I possibly use to describe how amazing of a book this is? Shiloh and Carrick "Cary" took me on an intense, emotional ride but it was so worth it. First thing this story did was completely rip my heart out with how shallow and selfish Shiloh was and the extreme anger and the burning desire for revenge that Cary had for her. However, the author slowly started these two on the path of redemption, forgiveness and finally acceptance and love. This love being not only the love of others ...more
Tiffany (Bibliophile Babes Book Blog)
Never wanted it to end

You ever watch a movie so good you wanna cry when it's over? Not because it's super sad but because there isn't anymore to the story, and you don't want it to end? Well that is what this book made me feel, like I could never get enough of this story. It was filled with raw and real emotions. The character dynamic between Shiloh and Cary was magnanimous. There was the perfect amount of push and pull, and the chemistry between the two was phenomenal. Shiloh isn't the cliche h
Erika PBookHavenBookBlog
Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
"The fragile dance we've been playing for years has only amplified to a tango that has no structured steps. No rules. No way for me to protect myself by just walking away."

It's a fine line between love and hate, one that Cary and Shiloh used as a jump rope. The intensity between these two was mind numbing, still reeling from the tragedies both characters endured, the personal demons they had to overcome, and the path they both took searching for forgiveness and redemption. Hotness personified, t
Jane Anthony
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
UGGHH WHY did it take me so long to dive into a Cora Kenborn book?? After finishing Shallow, I feel like I've been missing out! This book was FANTASTIC! Ms. Kenborn is so adept at weaving a story you can't put down. I kept saying "just one more chapter" but when I got to the end, I HAD to keep going. I read the entire second half in one sitting - and this is NOT a short book!

Shiloh was such an incredibly well-crafted character, I could literally SEE the change taking place in her with each prov
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Talk about angst and high emotions! Shallow will tug at your heartstrings and have you crying, over and over again. Shiloh has been weaving down a dangerous path and has finally spiraled out of control. She's made mistakes that few people find redemption from. Shiloh and Carrick (Cary) have a childhood past that left him with a gaping wound that never quite healed. When she returns home to gain back some semblance of control over herself, Cary finds he's still bitter, but he also realizes that h ...more
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I took a chance on this book mainly because the blurb piqued my interest. Cora Kenborn is a new author to me and I am so glad I took that chance! Wow this book hooked me and consumed most of my day. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would!
Shiloh West and Carrick Kincaid went to high school together. Shiloh was always shallow, very full of herself. Despite her character flaws, Carrick still had feelings for her. Flash forward years later and Shiloh is back. Does Carrick get his revenge? Is
Laurie Beemer
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am sitting here after reading this book and I am still mentally and physically exhausted. This book ripped out my heart and soul. The plot of this riveting , and soul wrenching and that wasn't even halfway through. This was a book that ranks right up there with my top 10 favorite books, and that is no easy list to get on. Cora Kenborn, you have an amazing win on your hands. Everyone this book must be read, must be one clicked. So amazing and so emotional. Thank you for allowing me to read this ...more
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