Shattered is book one in the Torzial Affair by Via Mari. It feels like a lifetime since I have read a story by this author. It was well and truly worth the wait. It is like coming home to your favourite pair of slippers, warm, inviting, providing a comfort like no other. The story is not all warm and lighthearted. It is intense, dangerous, passionate and exciting.
Jenny has not had an easy run in life, lately. Meeting Brian was the right thing, just at the wrong time. She bares emotional scars that prevent her from truly letting go, which causes a hold to be put on her life and the happiness that goes with meeting your soulmate. Brian is being patient with her, which goes against everything that makes him the stubborn, dominant and beautiful male specimen that he is. They clash, and those battles are quite the spectacle. Brilliant minds going head to head is explosive. They certainly deliver non stop entertainment, passion and attitude. Entertainment overflowing with drama, danger and decadence. Shattered was an edge of your seat story, that excited and delighted. All brilliantly set out by a gifted and dedicated author. 5 stars.