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Shaken by Dee Tenorio
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5 Stars Contemporary Erotic Romance

Reading Shaken by Dee Tenorio literally shook me to the core as waves of emotions crossed over me throughout the quarter of an hour it took me to read the story. Shaken is heartbreaking to read, yet shows beautifully how a deep abiding love between two people can overcome even the greatest tragedies in life. Since this is a pretty short story I will be doing the short version of my review as well.

Dr. Grant Sullivan, a cardiothoracic surgeon has been married to his beautiful wife Julia (Jules as he calls her in moments of passion and tenderness) for the past eight years. The story kicks off in the midst of the divorce proceedings which was taking place after Julia had walked out on him 2 months back. Tragedy had driven them apart and Grant would give anything to get back his wife to rightfully where she belongs. When Julia walks out upon reaching a stalemate in the proceedings, Grant follows her onto the elevator which stops as an earthquake strikes leaving the two stranded alone for hours, giving them the perfect opportunity to air their grievances and move on.

Grant and Julia’s relationship had been pretty much perfect until tragedy had marked them both and driven them apart day after day until Julia had finally walked out. Julia who had cried and mourned during the past couple of months had felt that Grant really had not grieved for their loss, and that had been the ultimate betrayal in her eyes which had made her doubt the very foundation on which their marriage is based – the true love they have for each other. Before the story is through their relationship alters for the better and goes through the healing it deserves so that two people who deserve one another as much as these two have a second chance at being together.

Likes: Even though this story literally screams tragedy with a capital “T”, I loved every bit of it. The tragic parts weren’t overdrawn, nor were the emotions held back either. The red hot sensuality that these two so effortlessly wield just makes it the icing on the cake. Grant is the epitome of a tortured hero, the scars going through so deep that he doesn’t know whether he deserves to grieve for his loss. Julia, who complements Grant in all the ways is a strong heroine who doesn’t step down from facing the harsher moments of life, and that makes her that much more appealing as a heroine. Loved the story, loved the characters and absolutely loved the epilogue! (Always a sucker for a good epilogue – yes, I am)

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Reading Progress

October 20, 2010 – Started Reading
October 20, 2010 – Shelved
October 20, 2010 –
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October 20, 2010 –
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October 20, 2010 – Finished Reading
November 23, 2010 – Shelved as: emotional-wrangler
November 23, 2010 – Shelved as: erotica
November 23, 2010 – Shelved as: contemporary-romance
November 23, 2010 – Shelved as: dee-tenorio
November 23, 2010 – Shelved as: explosive-passion
November 23, 2010 – Shelved as: elevator-smexing
November 23, 2010 – Shelved as: married-couple
December 30, 2010 – Shelved as: beautiful-epilogues
December 30, 2010 – Shelved as: brooding-hero
December 30, 2010 – Shelved as: doctor-hero
December 30, 2010 – Shelved as: endearing-hero
December 30, 2010 – Shelved as: endearing-heroine
December 30, 2010 – Shelved as: haunted-by-the-past-hero
December 30, 2010 – Shelved as: haunted-by-the-past-heroine
December 30, 2010 – Shelved as: hero-in-love-with-heroine
December 30, 2010 – Shelved as: heroine-in-love-with-hero
December 30, 2010 – Shelved as: hot-as-sin-hero
December 30, 2010 – Shelved as: hottest-sex-scenes-ever
December 30, 2010 – Shelved as: intense-connection-between-hh
December 30, 2010 – Shelved as: sizzling-sexual-tension
December 30, 2010 – Shelved as: tortured-hero
December 30, 2010 – Shelved as: tortured-heroine
March 1, 2011 – Shelved as: favorites
March 1, 2011 – Shelved as: favorite-alpha-heroes

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message 1: by Callie (new)

Callie Croix Yes, I adored this book. So much angst and emotion packed into a short book. She made me cry twice too, darn her.


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