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Shattered ( Shattered Hearts Series Book 1) by Nicole Banks – Review by Heather Bass

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

I have read a few books from this author and she continues to blow my mind. I was so happy when this talented author came out with a new series. This is the first book in the Shattered Heart series and it was a perfect beginning. I was so excited for this book I stopped everything and started to read it immediately. Once I started I could not stop. It only took me a few hours to devour this incredible story.

Angle is finally home safe and sound from the war. He has a lot of guilt in his heart due to the past. Angle is home to find a new beginning and her. He can’t stop thinking about Jasmine. She is always on his mind. Angle knows that it is wrong because she deserves so much better than him. He can’t help himself but when Jasmine starts telling her secrets, that’s when his true nightmare begins. Will these two broken souls find peace in each other or will their pasts destroy them both?

I absolutely loved this book. The storyline has it all romance, suspense, and forgiveness. You can’t help but fall in love with these characters. Angle had a very hard life but he learned from his mistakes. He would do anything to make Jasmine happy even leave her for good. Jasmine is a very strong character. She had something really devastating happen to her that rock her world. Jasmine has a lot of trust issues but will she finally be able to trust someone with her heart? These two characters have some steamy scenes that will make your temperature rise. This author will have you at the edge of your seats until the end. I can’t wait to read more of this series.

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Shattered (Shattered Hearts Series Book 1) by Nicole Banks – Review by Lyndsey Fairley

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

Shattered (Shattered Hearts Series Book 1) by Nicole Banks
5 stars

An amazing read by Nicole Banks, Shattered took me for a ride of emotions.
I immediately loved Jasmine, and knew from the start what happened to her but wanted to actually “hear” it from her to know for sure.
And Angel, oh what a tormented soul. The protector, the rule follower, the man who wants what he feels he can’t have.
I really enjoyed this book, I absolutely NEED the next one because I need to know what happens next.

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Shattered (Shattered Hearts Series Book 1) by Nicole Banks – Review by Debi Kircher

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

Shattered (Shattered Hearts Series Book 1) by Nicole Banks

5 Stars

This is my first book by this author and don’t have any idea why…It was amazing, it did take me a few pages to get fully immersed into the story but once it grabbed me it did not let go and I already can not wait to open the next in this series and see what is still in store for Jasmine and Angel. Things were just getting good when this book ended and Thank goodness the next one is waiting for me on my kindle.

The back and forth between these characters was rough to read, so much blame being doled out not at anyone but themselves and I can’t even imagine what Jas had been through and then the loss they all had to endure. I really loved getting the POV’s of many different characters instead of just one or two, I haven’t read many books like that and I sincerely enjoyed that part.

I highly recommend this book and as I’ve already stated can not wait to dive in to the next, I love the writing style and the flow, I could not believe I had finished so quickly.

Loved it!!

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Shattered (Shattered Hearts Series Book 1) by Nicole Banks – Review by Shannon Fowler

Shattered (Shattered Hearts #1)Shattered by Nicole Banks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Son of a…who writes such a build-up and then wham…thanks for reading…ugh!!!! I love to hate cliff hangers! And boy oh boy did Nicole Banks write the most epic cliffy!!! This is my first book by Banks and I cannot wait for the next one!

Jasmine and Angel were friends growing up. Angel went into the military while Jasmine was left at home with a madman. They stayed in contact even through the most horrific of times. Neither sharing those horrors with the other. Their friendship is put to the test when they realize the heat between them is so much more than just friends. Their love is tested even before they realize it’s love!

This story could have triggers for people in similar situations but for everyone else hang on for a wild ride!

Reviewed by @shannonlovesbooks

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Shattered (Shattered Hearts Series Book 1) by Nicole Banks – Review by Jenni Bishop

Shattered (Shattered Hearts #1)Shattered by Nicole Banks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Shattered (Shattered Hearts Series Book 1) by Nicole Banks is a great romance story that was full of emotions that are at times stifling. There is angst and fear, hurt and love, fragility and vulnerability, horror and sadness as we watch our characters reflect on the past and how it is affecting them now. The heartache and pain these characters are going through broke my heart. These two young people had been through so much in their short lives that they are so broken and realise just how much they need each other to heal. This story is told in multiple POV’s which gives us a better look at these complex yet simplistic loving young people. Nicole has done a wonderful job in taking us on this journey and has portrayed them will real feelings that make you want to take them in and hug them. Everything they feel, you feel right along with them. I also loved the banter that went on amongst this group of friends which often had me laughing along with them. Then we feel the tension and the explosive sizzle between Angel and Jas that jumps right of the page.

Jas is a former shell of herself since she went through something so horrible that it broke her and she doesn’t know how to fight her way back. The one person she needed was not there when she needed him, wasn’t there to protect her, wasn’t there to love her. But now he is back and can he be the one she needs? Can he be the one to love her and help her find her true self once again?

Angel is good at walking away and now he finds out that the one person he came home for is dealing with something that has left her broken. He so desperately wants to help her but doesnt know how and doesn’t know how to help himself. Can he truly be the man that she needs? Will he learn her secret?

I read this book in one sitting because I could not put it down. This is a great start to the series. When I got to the end of the book I wanted to slap Nicole because I need to know who, I need to know what happens and I was left hanging. Well played Ms Banks. I need the follow on book NOW!

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Shattered (Shattered Hearts Series Book 1) by Nicole Banks – Review by Rhonda Pulk.

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!

Never give up! When all else fails and you have nothing left to lose, go for it! Ms. Banks’ writing left me entranced ad raw with emotion. From the very first chapter, I was drawn into the nightmare that is Jasmine’s life. The fears and dread to the love and lust between Angel and Jasmine pulled me deeper into the story. I just had to know what happened next.
This is a real page turner that left me hanging. I am excited to get into the next two books of the series.
Nicole Banks is a real writer. She writes with real emotion, about realistic characters, for real readers. I recommend rushing out and getting your copy today.

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Shattered (Shattered Hearts Series Book 1) by Nicole Banks – Review by Emily Walsh

Shattered (Shattered Hearts #1)Shattered
By: Nicole Banks
My Rating: 3 of 5 stars

Shattered (Shattered Hearts Series Book 1) by Nicole Banks was an okay read, that is heavy on the emotions and drama.

A little out of my normal comfort zone, I went into this book with an open mind. I like the flow and the multi POV’s, each character had a distinct voice and the transitions were smooth and noticeable. The voices didn’t blend, which is hard to do with more than two POV’s; so props to the author for that.

I like the overall plot, but there are a few things that bother me. I didn’t like the push and pull, sure at first it was expected, and I wasn’t bothered by it, as both Angel and Jasmine are heavily scarred. I didn’t like how long it went on, the lack of honesty, and the immatureness of their growing relationship. They were childhood friends, but acted more like “old not close friends”. I was waiting for more from them, and I was let down in that regard. Also, as the story went on, I wasn’t too please with the way Angel was acting.

Overall this book is a good read, it has many complex elements that are multi layered, and full of raw emotions. I am going to be reading the second book, as this one does end on a cliffy. This book gets my recommendation and stamp of approval, so please give this book a chance, as it has a compelling story of learning to trust, and picking up the shattered pieces.

Happy Reading

-Review by @eawalsh

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Shattered (Shattered Hearts Series Book 1) by Nicole Banks – Review by Liz Vrchota

Shattered (Shattered Hearts #1)Shattered by Nicole Banks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am not new to Nicole Banks but this new series was a delightful surprise from her. Shattered is the first book in the Shattered Heart Series and I see promise of fabulous characters and romantic trysts to to come, much like this one was.

In Shattered we get to find out all about Angel and Jasmine and see how they handle life and the many obstacles that can plague a newly home serviceman. Angel returns from the Marines with some guilt and past demons that just won’t let up on him. When he meets Jasmine everything seems a bit easier to handle for him and he finally sees the light at the end of the tunnel so to speak. Jasmine also has her past and emotional standoffs that will come into play. I love how Nicole Banks shared their story from multiple points of views. It kept the story flowing quickly and made it multidimensional. These two were not my absolute favorite couple of all time but the story was rich enough that I wasn’t left wanting anything. I look forward to seeing what else will come in the next few books. Thanks for the fabulous read Ms. Banks!

Review by @lizaileen
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Shattered (Shattered Hearts Series Book 1) by Nicole Banks – Review by Angelina Frazzini

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

Shattered by Nicole Banks is book one of the Shattered Hearts series. This is the first book I’ve read by this author and I honestly didn’t know what to expect but I was blown away.

Jas has not had it easy the last few years. The one person she feels she can talk to other than her best friend Kris is actually coming back home. Neither Jas nor Angel were ready for what that meant for their relationship. They both have a lot of things to work through as long as they can let each other in.

I absolutely loved this book. I can’t wait to see what is in store for the rest of the series!

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Shattered (Shattered Hearts Series Book 1) by Nicole Banks – Review by Maura Harper

Shattered (Shattered Hearts #1)Shattered by Nicole Banks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

SHATTERED is the first book in the “Shattered Hearts Duet”. It is a fast N/A story about friends and family. There are moments that change everyone’s lives and finding a new normal can sometimes be difficult to navigate.

I really liked the way the story was told in many different POVs, there is even a chapter told from “Angel’s father’s” point of view. I think it made an extremely intriguing way to read. The chapters are short yet full if dialog and details. I never felt bogged down by too much descriptive writing. There wasn’t any filler.

The character development is good, the story moves at a good pace and I am definitely grabbing the second book of the duet to follow their journey further. The suspense was perfect.

I would recommend this for my older younger cousins as there are a few open door sex scenes.

Review by @mauraharper
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