Shiver by Crea Reitan - Review and Release Blitz

After writing a variety of genres, most notably Reverse Harem, Crea Reitan has debuted her first M/M romance and jumped right in with a slow burn new adult romance featuring a college hockey player and the PhD student who agrees to tutor him in more than just school work with Shiver.

From the blurb:

A touch so intimate, a kiss so deep…

Egon Wolf is on a hockey scholarship but failing at everything else. Knowing he’s going to lose his ride if he doesn’t get his academic act together, he seeks out a tutor.

Rakesh Aahnu is a dual major and dangerous when bored. What he enjoys more than anything is the challenge of making straight men fall for him before walking away. Just because he can.

But both Egon and Rakesh are about to discover that life has a way of throwing you in the sin-bin when you least expect it.

And when faced with an unfamiliar play?

All you can do is shiver.


Shiver is a LGBT+ story with content not intended for those under 18 years of age due to graphic scenes and situations. 

Heather's Review:

Shiver was an interesting read that truly focused on the relationship between Egon and Rakesh.   It wasn't as much of a hockey story as I might have expected going in, although there was some elements of practice and the game, but from the get go, this story's focus was on the relationship and power dynamic developing between the main characters.   This book definitely takes you on a psychological and bdsm journey.

I actually finished this book a couple of days ago and have been trying to figure out what I'd write for this review, because there were elements to this story that drew me in and held me fast, and others that for me just didn't logically fit and the timeline was tough...  there is serious third quarter angst.  I still don't know how I fell completely - but maybe that's the aim of the book - to still be thinking about it...

I do look forward to the next book in the series to see where it goes.

Rating: 4 Stars

Shiver is available in e-book and paperback formats and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription.

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Meet Crea Reitan

Crea lives in upstate New York with her dog and husband. She has been writing since grade school, when her second grade teacher had her class keep writing journals. She has a habit of creating secondary, and often time tertiary, characters that take over her stories. All of her RH relationships end up being heavily polyamorous - meaning it’s not just all the men for one woman. There’s also some M/M action going on. When she can’t fall asleep at night, she thinks up new scenes for her characters to act out. This, of course, is how most of her meant-to-be-thrown-away characters tend to end up front and center - and utterly swoon-worthy! Don’t ask her how many book boyfriends she has…

When not writing, Crea is an avid reader. Her TBR pile is several hundred books high (don’t even look at her kindle wish list or the unread books on her tablet). Sometimes, she enjoys crafting; sometimes, exploring nature; sometimes, traveling. Mostly, she enjoys putting her characters on paper and breathing life into them. Oh, and sleeping. Crea loves to sleep!

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