Shattered (Shattered Hearts Series Book 1) By Nicole Banks – Review by Laura Furuta

Shattered (Shattered Hearts #1)Shattered by Nicole Banks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shattered (Shattered Hearts Series Book 1)
By: Nicole Banks
5 out of 5 stars

The story Shattered (Shattered Hearts Series Book 1) by Nicole Banks is a contemporary romance book. It is a story that had my emotions going up and down the entire time. The book pulled me in from the beginning and I found myself lost in both the story and characters. I enjoyed reading about Jasmine and Angel. They were childhood friends. They find their way back to each other. Their lives have been filled with guilt and pain. They feel broken. They also feel a strong attraction to each other. Will they allow the pain of the past to make themselves push each other away or will they take a chance with one another? Read this book to find out. The story at times had me with tears in my eyes. I also enjoyed the bantering that goes back and forth between Angel and Jasmine. They both are characters that you can’t help but care about. There are other characters that are introduced, and I enjoyed reading about how many of them interacted with Jasmine and Angel. Don’t miss out on a book that you won’t want to put down until the last page. I highly recommend reading it.

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Shattered (Shattered Hearts Series Book 1) by Nicole Banks – Review by Bobbi Wagner

Shattered (Shattered Hearts #1)Shattered by Nicole Banks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book! I couldn’t put it down once I started it. This is an emotional story where the characters have lots of ups and downs. They pulled me into their story from the beginning and made me feel part of the story. Jasmine and Angel have known each other all their lives. Life has taken them both on some struggles and both have been broken. Will they find their way back to each other? Are they strong enough? I found myself turning pages fast just to see what happens next. A must read!

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Shattered (Shattered Hearts Series Book 1) by Nicole Banks

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Genre – Contemporary Romance

Page Count – 224 pages

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He was finally home, but guilt weighed heavily on his soul.

She’s been broken, running from a past she can’t seem to escape.

Two childhood friends, beaten down by life, find their way back to each other after years of pain and torment. As passion and desire rises, can Jasmine and Angel find solace in each other’s arms? Or, are the shattered pieces of their lives too much for either of them to put back together?

Join them on an intoxicating ride through life. With ups and down, laughs and tears, they’ve survived for this long being broken. Can they survive it just a little longer to find their own happy ending?


Creatively living through music, writing and yoga.

I love the arts and how they move you and make you feel.

Reading has always been a great love of mine right after my love of music. Each song written is a story waiting to be told. Which, along with my over active imagination fueled my desire to write about the chaos that goes on in my head.

I love stringing words together. I love making people get lost in a story and connecting with fictional characters that remind them of someone they know.

I published my first book Shattered in 2013. It’s the first installment in the Shattered Hearts Series.

Shattered started out as an assignment for a college course I took at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. After I graduated college I went through my old papers and reconnected with the story morphing into so much more then what I wrote in my college course.

Now you can find me doing yoga, listening to music and working on getting out all the stories in my head, including dabbling in poetry. (Which I’ve always had a secret love affair with).

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Tesoro by Nicole Banks – Review by Angela Hayes

TesoroTesoro by Nicole Banks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Tesoro by Nicole Banks is an addictive mafia romance by Nicole Banks. It really grabbed me right from the beginning, with some of the best chemistry between lead characters that I have read. Their attraction was palpable, and sparks flew right off the pages. But it wasn’t just the chemistry that kept me turning the pages- the story is beautifully written, with so many wonderful elements blended together into this captivating read- so many secrets and lies that were cleverly sprinkled into the storyline, hidden agenda, loyalty, betrayal, romance, drama, suspense, tension, action danger, mystery, brilliant quips, funny banter, verbal jousting, and much more- all went into making this an unforgettable read. The characters really were so well developed too, with their own quirks, flaws and personalities. Naila and Tommy were very endearing, and it was easy to get emotionally invested in them and their story. The secondary characters were just as carefully crafted, and were either extremely likeable, or perfectly detestable.
This book gives us multiple points of view, and it took me a little bit to get used to having several POV’s play out, sometimes, on the same page. While there is nothing wrong with that perse- it’s not a style that I am used to – but once I got my head around that fairly early on in the book, it ceased being an issue.
The storyline is left on somewhat of a cliff-hanger at the end, I was a little panicked because there isn’t mention of another book- but, THERE BETTER BE ANOTHER BOOK!! I have unanswered questions that I NEED to know the answers to. So, I will be pouncing on any, and all, of Ms. Banks new releases- hoping for a continuation to this storyline.

Thank you, Ms. Banks!


Reviewed by @angelahayes

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