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(The Cities Below #4)

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Only love can save her from certain death. Too bad, she doesn’t believe in love...

When Bette Dautry comes to him, seeking his protection, Guardian Rollin Casteel suspects the mysterious beauty has an ulterior motive. Unable to resist her seductive charms, he soon hungers to mark her as his. Only Bette disappears before he can sink his teeth into her tender flesh, leaving R
Published January 9th 2018 by Kensington Publishing
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
Sheltered by Jen Colly is book Four in "The Cities Below" series. This is the story of Bette Dautry and Rollin Casteel.
Both Bette and Rolling have secrets that they at first try to keep from the other. But they are both drawn to each other so much that Rollin isn't willing to let her go. Bette is even rethinking what she though she would get from Rollin.
I really enjoyed their story and the books I have read in this series. I do think you can make this a standalone book if you choose to do so.
Kavita Kumar-Karthik
3.5 stars !

This was a pleasant read, but it's plot was a little bland compared to it's previous book. Don't take me wrong, the MC's were good and had a lot of potential, but there were hardly any bumps along the way, so I felt pretty incomplete when the book got over.

So,we have Balinese guardian Rollin who's been a protector all his life and has had to grow up faster because of excruciating circumstances. He's been raised by his adoptive mom Cat (damn, she's bad-ass !!) along with 4 other kids
Eva Millien
Jan 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Cities Below takes place in an altered world that the author brings to vivid life and really makes it easy for the readers picture each and every scene. Her world includes vampires and demons that she has created with a bit of unique flair and her characters are strong and vibrant which ensures that readers want to know every last detail of the story as they become completely caught up in the story.

Sheltered is full of sweet romance with some very heated passion to heat up the pages and emot
Sep 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I'm kind of on the fence about how I feel about this book. Really, nothing much at all happens here. But even so, it wasn't bad. The thing is, I'm not sure I'm okay with the relationship in this one. Rollin and Bette just never seemed to click for me. Number one, their age difference is HUGE. So Bette has so much more life experience and such than Rollin does. Then there's Bette's mental state. I'll be kind of blunt. She has series issues. One of which is her desire to trap a Guardian into matin ...more
Cat Jones
Format: kindle ebook
Tissue warning: nope
HEA: cliffhanger
Triggers: none
Narrative: 3rd person, following any and everybody
My reviewer rating: 3 out of 5
Recommend read: yes
Published: January 9, 2018

Thank you, Netgalley and the author Jen Colly, for the ARC of Sheltered #4 in exchange for my honest-to-goodness review.

I knew beforehand that I was receiving part of a series, but I hoped I wouldn't need the other stories to understand this one. And I was okay there. I didn't need to have read the other
Meghan Lloyd
Dec 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
As always, Jen Colly has done a beautiful job building a world that is full of exciting characters, a swiftly moving plot, and a hint at continued mystery to come! While I can't say this one was my favorite, it was still a story I finished in just a few days, and that is saying something during the busy holiday season.

A prisoner in her own home since the death of her parents almost ten years ago, Bette Dautry has finally broken free from her cage. Knowing that her life is coming to an end, as s
Jan 06, 2018 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a voluntarily and honest opinion.

Bette is basically the last of "royalty" in her city. It is a city that has fallen dark. She basically lives behind doors because of those that would marry her just to gain her fortune and once she marries she doesn't necessarily need to live. For a Vampire to feel this hopeless, she thinks about ending it walking into the light. She decides she must leave this city....

Bette gets help fleeing the city and a
Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
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When I picked up Sheltered I somehow missed the important fact that this is a story deep within a series. I’m a reader who enjoys, needs to start from the beginning to get all the world building, nuances and background – not everyone feels this way but I do. So, having said that I did enjoy Sheltered for what it is, an engaging Paranormal Romance. I liked Bette and Rollin, even if I didn’t understand them at times. For a novel involving vampires there is little to no
Miriam Wolfe
Jan 08, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a voluntary review of an advanced copy.

When I started reading the first chapter, I was really confused and even wondered if I had the wrong book. When I read the book description, it did not say that his was a paranormal setting, and I had no idea that I was starting the series in book 4. While it took me a few chapters to understand what was going on, I would have enjoyed the book much more if I had read the previous books, and not left with a cliffhanger at the end.

The story itself was
Becky Baldridge
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
3,5 stars
My feelings went back and forth on this one for a variety of reasons. The world of The Cities Below is still just as fascinating as it has been throughout this series, but this one felt more laid back on the action side of things. Rollin and Bette both have secrets and there is plenty of romantic tension, but after so much intrigue and action in the series, I was a little disappointed at the lack of it here. The story is still good and if you've followed the series, we get more of so ma
Nov 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Jen Colly is a new to me author and one I will read again.
I enjoyed the world building and though this book is part of a series it was easy to read it without feeling as though you were missing any key details. The characters were enjoyable, except for the heroine, Bette. I found her so difficult to like and couldn't really get to grips with her motivation. Nonetheless this was an interesting read and I look forward to catching up with the rest of the series.
Heather andrews
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bette can surprise Rollin, “I can do without.” Bette gazed sweetly up at him. “Rollin, you’ve done more than enough for me already. Those other things aren’t necessary. Well, I suppose I’ll need shoes, but truly you can skip the rest.” Rollin gaped at her." I liked this book, Rollin and Bette were really good for each other.
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
It did seem a bit rushed at times, but really enjoying this entire series. If you haven't read the other books, you may be a bit lost with some of the characters and things going on politically between cities. I do think this is a series where you want to start at the beginning and read all of them. It is certainly set up to flow right into the next book! Can't wait for the next one.
Gigi staub
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, klovers
Only love can save her from certain death. Too bad, she doesn’t believe in love...

When Bette Dautry comes to him, seeking his protection, Guardian Rollin Casteel suspects the mysterious beauty has an ulterior motive. Unable to resist her seductive charms, he soon hungers to mark her as his. Only Bette disappears before he can sink his teeth into her tender flesh, leaving Rollin with one mission: to find her—and to claim her. . . .

Bette seduces Rollin intent on conceiving his child, believing the
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Rollin is a Balinese Guardian who’s been a protector all his life. He was raised by his adopted mom Cat who also raised four other kids whon Rollin loves as his own siblings. Rollin has moved out on his own but still stops to see Cat every morning as she is close to giving birth. Rollin is worried about two of his four siblings more than the other two. Bette is an aristocratic vampire from Valenna and has been dominated by the evil Lady and It’s Captain. Her parents had been killed and she is wa ...more
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Jan 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
When you think of vampires you think of strong, capable beings having the ability to do amazing things. But in Jen Colly’s new novel Sheltered the fourth book in The Cities Below, published under the Lyrical Press brand and sold by Penguin Random House Publisher, you find that this is not always true and that there are just some vampires needing to be sheltered.
Though this story was easy to put down, just as quickly you wanted to pick it up to enjoy the rest of the story. I started Sheltered no
Dec 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
A good honest paranormal romance. I really enjoyed reading it and appreciate the writing and the way the characters were developed.
Unfortunately there is a cliffhanger so I will need to read the next book :)
Recommended for people who likes paranormal romances.
Many thanks to Kensington Books and Netgalley
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Jen Colly is the rare case of an author who rebelled against reading assignments throughout her school years. Now she prefers reading books in a series, which has led her to writing her first paranormal romance series The Cities Below. She will write about anything that catches her fancy, though truth be told, her weaknesses are pirates and vampires. She lives in Ohio with her supportive husband, ...more

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