Shattered is the first book in the Shattered Hearts series by Nicole Banks. This is a contemporary friends to lovers romance with some drama, pain, guilt, abuse, and emotion. This story reaches deep and tugs at your heartstrings- full of the highs and lows that life can bring- with laughter, tears, obstacles, angst and heartache. I really felt for the characters right from the beginning and was rooting for them the whole way through- even when they were frustrating me to death.
Angel was in the Marines, returning with some demons that haunt him. Jasmin has been through her own hell and has been trying to get her life back on track but hasn’t been able to shake her past. These two have a history, they were childhood friends, now reuniting after many years. What happens when feelings and desire begin to surface? Will they have what the other needs in order to heal? Will they help mend the shattered pieces of their hearts, or are they far too broken to ever put back together?
The story continues in the next book- but don’t worry, it is available to read right now, so no waiting between books!
The story was a little slow in places, but this didn’t detract to much from my overall enjoyment of the story.
Thank you, Ms. Banks!
Reviewed by @angelahayes