This book was amazing! This book pulled at my heart strings and had me turning pages quickly. I could not put this book down. I’m glad I read this book and discovered this author. I cannot wait to read more from this author and what other stories I can get myself captured in! This book is exactly what the title says emotionally wonderful!!
Shattered Love is the first book in the Forever Us series by Nivia Borell. I wasn’t expecting this to be a too be continued story so I was surprised the closer I got to the end of this first installment.
Overall I like the story so far. There is a lot of back and forth, hot and cold emotions especially from Damien which did confuse me a time or two since the shift happened in the same sentence. But I totally get his anger and bitterness, though I do believe he could have gone about it a bit different.
Bria, was a hard character for me to connect to and I’m not sure why. She wasn’t a horrible person, but she was very closed off. As I type this out some of the reasons and motives fall into place. Why didn’t I see it sooner?
I’m invested so I will be adding the second book to my to be read stack. I really want to know what they do next.
I have to say that I was completely intrigued with Shattered Love by Nivia Borell. I knew the minute I read the synopsis, that I needed to know more about it and it’s characters. I loved every aspect of this book, including Bria’s heart break. You see, it’s those experiences that mold you. And with her, it was the journey that she had to take in order to get where she needed to be. I was captivated with the story from the beginning up to the very end. I loved the emotional roller coaster that I went through. I was definitely impressed with this author and her ability to create a beautiful story!
Reviewed by @ryoss
Such a complex book! Book one in the Forever Us Series by Nivia Borell is Shattered Love. This book was written with such great poise and descriptive manner. This author really takes you on a journey of deep feeling and emotion. Shattered Love follows Bria du Mont on her 25th birthday and the encounters of the past. Bria was meant for Damien du Sky. From the time that they were little, they were tied by such a great bond. That bond being an immense forever kind of love. One that they thought was impenetrable. But on the night of her 18th birthday the unspeakable happens, which destroys everything they are about. Damien catches Bria in bed with another man. However, Bria doesn’t remember it happening at all. At that point, Bria goes into the hospital from a heart attack. Damien finds himself in a bottle and the chase to be the very best CEO. For the next 7 years Bria drowns herself in work and finds herself incapable of having any feelings whatsoever. So she starts planning to disappear so that she can no longer hurt the ones that she loves any longer. Like I said before, this book is complex and has so many facets to go along with it. It’s a book that you need to pay attention, otherwise you will miss something. Good news is that the writing envelops you and you can’t seem to pull yourself out because you keep wanting more and more. I can’t wait for the next in the series!
Review by @vegasdaisie
Shattered Love was an emotional 5 star read. This is Bria and Damien’s story.
We start with Bria having a birthday party. A party that will allow her to say goodbye. Without him she has nothing. No one can save someone who has no intention, will, or desire to be helped.
Damien had his heart broken by Bria, but he decided to come to her party anyway. He had to see her, something was different about this party. Seven years ago, I found the love of my life, my best friend, my soulmate, my future wife in bed with someone else.
We get a look at past and present told in both POV’s. Damien turned into a heartless playboy, no one knew who he was after everything happened. When we learn about some of the things that Bria went through, my heart broke for her. Don’t expect flowers and sunshine in this book, emotions run high. The secondary characters added a great element to the story, some were terrible. We end on a cliffhanger of wondering what choice Bria will make. I will be waiting impatiently for the next book in this series. This is my first read from Nivia Borell and I really enjoyed it and look forward to reading more from her. Well done on your debut.
Shattered Love (Forever Us) by Nivia Borell is a five star novel. As a debut novel, you never know what you will be getting into. I loved this book. The first book in the series makes for a page turning, painful memory of how Damien and Bria used to be and a look into what they could’ve been. As childhood best friends, they fell in love at a young age. They promised themselves to each other until that day. When Damien thinks Bria has broken his trust, he leaves and doesn’t look back. At least he doesn’t want to. They both go into a downward spiral of distrust and fear and they pay with individual crises that they have to work out for themselves. I am excited for book number 2!
Shattered Love is the debut novel from this author and overall I thought it was a good read. When I first read the blurb I wasn’t sure the direction the author would take the story, which for me was good as I didn’t know what to expect. The flow of the story was a little hit and miss at times and I think it was affected by the switches between past and present during the book. I can tell though that this is going to be an author to watch.
Bria and Damien’s story was quite emotional and it was definitely full of drama and angst. I really struggled with Bria at times, I didn’t always agree with her choices but there were glimpses of a nice person underneath also.
I will definitely be looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
Reviewed by @katiem
Shattered Love by Nivia Borell
Shattered Love is a great debut novel by Nivia Borell. This romance read is so unbelievably heart-wrenching, emotional, frustrating, captivating and very intriguing. From the very beginning I was intrigued by Bria and Damien and their twisted and tumultuous history. Being able to read from the many POV’s along with past and present moments had me asking all kinds of questions and I couldn’t wait to get some answers and let me tell you this author did not disappoint!
I can’t wait to dive into Book 2 once released now that I’ve reached the end of this one as I still have so many questions that I can’t wait to get answers too! I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone looking for their next romance read!
Shattered Love: Book one of the “Forever us” series by Nivia Borell is a contemporary romance story that is a very raw and extremely emotional read. This story provoked so many feelings in me and I am not sure how I feel about it. It is a story of young love destroyed by one night. A night that was not at all what it seemed. A night that destroyed two people beyond repair. I was so angry at times and my heart was breaking. The pain is palpable, hearts are shattered, anger is ripe, lies and deceit are finally discovered but is it too late? The story is told from several POVs, which gives an inside look at the emotions and feelings of the characters and makes the story more interesting even though I didn’t quite connect with these characters.
Bria no recollection of events but everything points to betrayal. Betrayal that has literally caused her heart to break and her mind to splinter. She has broken heart syndrome and has become emotionally shut down and numb. All the players believe they have been brought together to celebrate her birthday but for her it is something entirely different.
Damien will never let love in to his life again. Betrayal runs to deep. The anger he holds keeps feeling anything else at bay but the words he finds can only destroy. When secrets and lies are finally revealed can he finally find the peace he needs to heal the one thing he still loves?
I am interested to see what the next book in the series brings.
Reviewed by @jennadb
SHATTERED LOVE is the first book in the “Forever Us” trilogy. I’m super hopeful that the entire series is already written so I can have (almost) instant gratification and know how the series ends.
There is a sophistication with this book. I’m not sure if it’s the way it’s written (different points of view, past and present telling) or if it’s because some of the dialogue is more of a monologue with depth and weight that make it more than a thought.
There are PARAGRAPHS that I have highlighted because they were powerful statements of life that I wanted to go back to and reread. This is ONE LINE in one of those paragraphs … “Alcohol and lies are the delicate lines of life and sustenance.”
There are times that I thought “enough already, we get it” but not often enough to stop me from reading further.
I am absolutely adding the next 2 books to my TBR list.
Review by @mauraharper