4 starsEroticaNovella

Shielding Lily by Alexa Riley

Shielding Lily Book Cover Shielding Lily
Alexa Riley
Fiction, Erotic Romance
September 13th 2016

It’s Lily Parker’s first day at a new high school. She’s a senior finishing her last semester, and all she wants to do is graduate and get out of town. Her home life is a secret hell, and she’s trying to find a way out. But everything changes when Ren says hello and sees right through to her truth.

Ren Hendrick’s succeed's at everything he touches, including football. But he’s never been passionate about anything. He’s quiet and keeps to himself, which pisses people off. But he can’t find the desire to care. He’s lived a life without color, until Lily walks in and lights up his world.

Their story is one of sweet young love and finding your forever before you can even dream of what that is. It’s one of protecting what belongs to you and having the courage to follow your heart, no matter your age.

Warning: Call your dentist and schedule an appointment, because you’re going to get nothing but cavities from this sugary book. Ren and Lily start off so innocent, but by the time it’s over, you’re gonna need to hose yourself off. We’re talking two virgins who turn into maniacs. You’re welcome!

Val’s Review

4 Sticky Sweet Smut Scale Stars

Something that I love about Alexa Riley is that you always know what you are going to get:

-Overly possessive alpha male
-Innocent – usually virgin – heroine
-No cheating
-Over the top sweetness
-Over the top SMUT

And I really love that whenever I am in the mood for any of those things I can always count on an AR book to deliver as promised.


I’m not looking for Alexa Riley to write War and Peace, or to “improve,” or to become “more refined,” as they start to write more and more books.

All they’ve ever promised is simple, over the top alpha smut – they even put disclaimers on their books SAYING they are overly sweet and ridiculously sappy, for fucks sake- so anyone dinging their stuff for “not getting better” or “showing no improvement” is crazy in my book.

That’s like asking a radio station to play Bach when they’ve made it clear that they only play rock and roll.

But anygripe.

There really is something to be said for consistency in the sense that sometimes, you just REALLY want a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

And Alexa Riley brings that fucking sandwich like no one else.


I really liked this book and it was different than their others in the sense that, in this case, both characters were in high school.

That said, this WAS super sticky sweet and things moved pretty fast – but like I said, that’s what I love about AR when I’m in the mood for it and that’s why I continue to read it.