Abandoned by Love (Shattered Hearts Duet Book 1) By Aleya Michelle. This is a prime example of a five star story in my opinion. Not once did I not feel a deep connection with not only the storyline but the characters also. The author does a wonderful job of writing emotions that readers can feel deep down while reading this incredible story. There’s times my heart was just breaking while reading Emily and Jaxon’s story, and I truly couldn’t ask for better written characters because they are complex, flawed and relatable. It’s well written and paced nicely never feeling rushed or lacking anything. I truly can’t wait for more! Five stars all the way, bring on the next!
Abandoned by Love: Book 1 in the Shattered Hearts Duet by Aleya Michelle
Well this book was like nothing i’ve read before. It does say whether its past or present, and it does help set the timeline for all the events happening.
While not giving anything away, I will say I sympathized with both characters, one made the decision that was thought best for the situation, and the other while blindsided, eventually was able to continue on.
My only complaint, was the ending! How could you DO that and leave me hanging?! Can’t wait for the next one.
Abandoned by Love (Shattered Hearts Duet #1) by Aleya Michelle was a great read from beginning to end. I have read one or two books by this author before and I absolutely loved them. This was no different. I was feeling sad and heartbroken reading parts of this book but it was well worth it. Jaxon Mayer and Emily Saunders were the “IT” couple.
Jaxon knew when he spotted Emily that first time that he was in love. He was a jock but he was a sweetheart. He always put Emily first. Emily was in gymnastics and she was amazing. They had everything going for them. Then one night a car accident changed it all. Emily disappeared with no explanation. Jaxon was heartbroken and on a downward spiral. No one has heard from Emily in months and Jaxon starts to wonder if Emily cared for him as much as he cared for her or if it was all a game. When Jaxon and Emily finally come face to face, the secrets are exposed. Can Jaxon forgive Emily? Will they be able to rekindle what they had? I loved this book about young love and possibly a second chance.
review by @xchellex
Abandoned by Love is the opening to Aleya Michelle’s Shattered Hearts Duet. It will shatter your heart … it will leave you broken and crying and in the dark … it will make you understand how one moment in time, one simple decision, can change your life irrevocably … Abandoned by Love is the story of a life altering choice that changes the lives of everyone involved.
Jaxon Mayer and Emily Saunders are childhood sweethearts. They are insanely happy and have a bright future ahead of them. They seemed to be living a charmed life and then, one decision, rips their lives apart. I love how the story moves between past and present; I love how it is told from different point of views.
It is a story of how we deal with the life altering events. It is a test that shows us what we are made of and how we go towards our future from that point onward. We need to remember that Jaxon and Emily are young, very young and it is the first test that the life is throwing at them and the Shattered Hearts duet is their journey. I am looking forward to finding how where their journey will take them to!
This started off with the incident of why the abandonment. And I liked that, no guessing on what will happen. I think because of how it started you are hooked from the start. So the plot I enjoyed. It was very heartbreaking reading about their pain and despair. At the same time I did get annoyed with them. More so with him than her. I am not a big fan of going back into the past and then to present, so this happened a lot. I get that many enjoy the going back and seeing how they were. Just not for me. This book does stop in a cliffhanger, and yes I would get the next because I want to know what happens. Now lets just wait for book 2.
Abandoned by Love: Book 1 in the Shattered Hearts Duet by Aleya Michelle. This is such an emotional read. I laughed, I cried, I got angry. Its the story of Jaxon Mayer & Emily Saunders who fell in love at a very young age. Jaxon was a good baseball player and Emily was a gymnast. Their whole lives were about each other only, every second they could spend together they did. They didn’t party with friends, they didn’t go out with friends they were always together until one fateful night and they went to a party together. All I’m going to say is a drunk driver was involved and it doesn’t end well. It changes Emily & Jaxon’s future forever. This story goes back and forth between the present , past and future and I loved the way it was written. This is a sweet, heartbreaking story so be prepared to get involved! I loved it.
Abandoned by Love by Aleya Michelle is book one of the Shattered Hearts Duet. This book is so powerful and I couldn’t put it down!
Jaxon and Emily have a love like no other until an accident changes everything. Emily doesn’t expect anything from Jaxon but makes a decision for the both of them that changes their lives. Jaxon has no idea how his life ended up this way but he doesn’t want to deal with the pain.
This book was so emotional. I couldn’t put it down even though my feelings were all over the place. I was frustrated in the beginning with Jaxon’s character. I felt he was being a little selfish but had to remind myself that he didn’t have all the information I had. He redeemed himself as did Emily. These characters were great and very relatable. I don’t know what I would have done if I were in their shoes. It was definitely thought provoking without ruining the story. I can’t wait to read book two.
The blurb hooked me right away. I’m a sucker for tragic love affairs and second chance love stories.
Emily and Jax are passionately in love and on the track straight to marriage, when Emily leaves him with nothing but a note. Jax feels it’s because of “the accident” that could have been prevented had Jax listened to her. But theres more to it than he knows.
This story has edge of your seat suspense and fear from the very first page! However, I must warn that there is Teenage/Young Adult Drinking and Driving and this can be bothersome and triggering for some. Car Accidents can also be bothersome. As well as the aftermath of them. So just beware if you are disturbed or triggered by this. This story has a lot of heartache, but also sheds light on several touchy subjects! I read it cover to cover in 1 day and cant wait for the second book! 5 stars!
Abandoned by Love: Book 1 in the Shattered Hearts Duet by Aleya Michelle
To be abandoned by the person you love is painful. To know that they left without a goodbye is even worse. I hurt for Jaxon and Emily. The author was really cruel to us. The plot of this story was so mean. To give you so much love and then yank it way. The writing was a little shaky with the conversations and how believable it was. This is a book that could teach young adults a lesson about drinking and driving. So many lives lost by that action alone. Hopefully the characters have learned their lesson. I’m looking forward to the next book because we will see how much Jaxon really loves Emily.
Review by @gguerrero89
Abandoned By Love (Shattered Hearts Duet) by Aleya Michelle is the first book in this duet and is a very emotional story that will break your heart and form a lump in your throat. It is a story that is told in the past and in the present of our two main characters and how they came to be. It also shows just how precious life can be and that everything can be taken away from you in the blink of an eye.
Jaxon & Emily are childhood sweethearts and soul mates who thought they would be together forever, but when one reckless accident happens, it changes their lives forever. Their story leave more than broken bones it shatters their hearts, one doing it for the right reasons, the other left out and not knowing why.
Now I am waiting for the second book so I know how it ends.
Reviewed by @jennadb