Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Shame Me Not by Fiona Cole

Cover Design: Najla Qambar Designs
Release Date: July 26, 2017


Shame. Panic. Desire. Dominance. Disgust.
All feelings that I was familiar with from the age of sixteen. 
That's when I met Ana. The girl next door who became so much more. Until her, I was alone in the dark desires that I didn't understand, that I couldn't reconcile. My best friend, she accepted me. Helped me see that there was no shame in the things that we both craved. Her submission was a drug, my dominance over her a high that I'd never experienced. When we were together, I was at peace for the first time in my life. But it was too good to last. Our own guilt over our feelings, of our appetite for pain and pleasure, destroyed us. I was convinced that all I needed was a chance, just one more chance to overcome my shame, and Ana would be able to trust me again. If only it were that easy.


Where did Fiona Cole come from? 
I'm completely blown away 
by Shame Me Not. 
What a beautiful and captivating story 
about friendship and acknowledging 
your true self.
 Kevin and Ana are just like any other 16 year olds except they hide who they truly are deep down. 
They both wear masks but 
not when they're around one another. 
Kevin and Ana are best friends 
and neighbors. 
They share everything with each other except their hidden desires 
and sexual preferences.

Kevin was amazing. 
I instantly liked him for who he was 
and how he cared for Ana. 
No matter what, he was there for her. 
When he had sex it had to be rough, 
he had to be the one in control. 
To dominate his partner. 
I enjoyed Ana as well. 
She moved to a new town 
and just wanted to fit in. 
Tried to please everyone but only Kevin's friendship mattered. 
All her life she's been the one in charge and making decisions especially 
when it came to her mother. 
Ana was sick of sweet and soft. 
She wanted to be dominated, 
to be cared for. 
When Ana and Kevin both revealed their true dark desires they finally let go. 
It was intense, hard and erotic. 
But still fears and insecurities hid beneath the surface throughout the years.

Shame Me Not spanned over ten years and no matter how strained their friendship or how intense and rough their sexual relationship became they could always 
rely on one another. 
Ana and Kevin's friendship was extraordinary. 
I loved witnessing how it evolved from neighbors to best friends and how 
important they were to each other. 
There were heartbreaking and enthralling scenes that definitely made an impact on me. Kevin thought of himself as a monster when he was young and Ana looked at herself and saw a freak 
when she became an adult. 
She just wanted normal. 
Fiona Cole depicted their struggles, fears and insecurities beautifully. 
The incredibly intense and erotic scenes were mesmerizing. At no point did I dislike Kevin because of how rough he was towards Ana. They trusted each other explicitly.

Shame Me Not was a beautiful romance and love story. Fiona Cole shares a powerful message. To be honest, not hide yourself and communicate. Ana and Kevin made me smile, hurt, swoon and frustrated the hell out of me but their love and trust for one another was epic. 
Shame Me Not was a winner. 
Definitely a must read. 

5 BadAssDirtyPinkieStars

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About the Author

Fiona Cole is a military wife and a stay at home mom with a degree in Biology and Chemistry. As much as she loved science she decided to postpone her career to stay at home with her two little girls and immersed herself in the world of books until finally deciding to write her own. Where You Can Find Me is Fiona's debut novel and will hopefully be the first of many.

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