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Shattered (The Torzial Affair Book 1) by Via Mari – Review by Karyn Taylor

Shattered (The Torzial Affair Book 1)Shattered by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shattered is the first book in The Torzial Affair series by Via Mari. This series is a spin-off from The Prestian Series. I seem to be reading Via Mari’s series’ back to front. I started with the 2 Billionaire’s Bodyguards books before reading this series. Judging by how much I’ve loved these, I’m sure I will go onto reading The Prestian Series soon.
In Shattered, the main characters are Jenny Torzial (best friend of Kate from The Prestian series) and Brian Carrington (best friend of Chase Prestian). After her ex-boyfriend brutally raped her it was discovered that he had been laundering money through her business and working with some very undesirable characters. As Kate becomes a target from the Mafia, Brian does everything he can to keep her safe.
The chemistry between Jenny and Brian is sizzling hot, as are the many sex scenes that unfold between them. There is an element of BDSM in their growing relationship as Brian takes control. Jenny is happy to submit to Brian in the bedroom but struggles with him trying to control her out of the bedroom too.
This book is fast paced and full of action from the very beginning and grips you right into the story and keeps a tight hold of you. I thoroughly enjoyed Shattered and can’t wait to see what happens next in this amazing series.

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Shattered (The Torzial Affair Book 1) by Via Mari – Review by Kerry Carr

Shattered (The Torzial Affair Book 1)Shattered by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a love story between Jenny and Brian.

Jenny is a successful business woman with her own company, who has had a traumatic incident happen to her.

Brian is a very successful man in his own right, who i used to women wanting to be with him just for his money.

A meeting between them at their friends weddings starts a relationship which neither of them expected and revealed things about the past that Brian wasnt expecting to hear.

This is a lovely story about how you can overcome something so horrible and find love again. The author tackles the subject of abuse and rape between a couple and it is done in a respectful way.

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Shattered (The Torzial Affair Book 1) by Via Mari – Review by Mirela Ruiz

Shattered (The Torzial Affair Book 1)Shattered by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shattered by Via Mari was a steamy quick read. I would give this book a five out of five. A brief warning, it does reference a different series but it is separate from it. I was a little confused at parts but as I continued to read the past made sense. This is a steamy read and surprisingly wholesome. I know it sounds contradictory but without going into too many details there is a sense of honor. I loved Jenny’s character she is strong, but vulnerable. Not a cry baby, has very distinct wants and knows how to ask for them. Brian from the outside is your standard billionaire bad boy but as the story continues, you start to get the bigger picture about him.

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Shattered (The Torzial Affair Book 1) by Via Mari – Review by Michelle King

Shattered (The Torzial Affair Book 1)Shattered by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Spectacular start to this series of books! I can’t wait to read more! This book is about Jenny Torzial, a confident and successful woman who dominates the business world. However, she is emotionally scarred from a past relationship and feels her submissive needs in the bedroom may have played a role in her tragedy. When she meets Brian Carrington, a sexy as hell, wealthy, cocky, womanizer who doesn’t do relationships, she is instantly attracted to him and can feel a pull towards his dominance even though she doesn’t understand why she feels the way she does. Brian tasks himself as her protector when outside forces are threatening them from all sides and he will stop at nothing to keep her safe. As they are thrown together, will their attraction to each other be enough to overcome their obstacles, or will they walk away in the end?

Shattered has a bit of everything. Authentic well developed main and supporting characters, romance, suspense, danger, tragedy, mafia, and of course plenty of hot and steamy sexy bits! I am looking forward to more of the Torzial Affair series and getting to know the characters better and delving deeper into the twists and turns of their lives. Definitely a must read series and must read author!

Reviewed by @chellek44

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Shattered (The Torzial Affair Book 1) by Via Mari – Review by Cassi Rogers

Shattered (The Torzial Affair Book 1)Shattered by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shattered (The Torzial Affair Book 1) by Via Mari is a book that I swear was glued to my hand until the very last page! I am new to this author and I have discovered that she is AMAZING!!! This is just book one of the three book series and I can’t wait to read the next 2!! The story has a way of drawing you in from the start and then holding you hostage on the edge of your seat, flipping pages like a mad person. The characters are charming, the story line is magnificent, and the writing was excellent.
The main female character, Jenny Torzial, is a very successful business owner of a consulting agency. She is working through a break up with the man she thought would be her husband. The ending of their relationship was very terrible and troubling. She has been carrying around emotional scars and baggage ever since then.
The main male character, Brian Carrington, is also a very successful and good looking business owner of the Carrington Steel Empire. Women throw themselves at him every chance they can because of the money and things he has to offer. However, Brian doesn’t do relationships or emotions… only one night stands.
Their paths happen to cross at the wedding of mutual friends and things take off quickly. There are so many twist and turns in this story. There are some very erotic scenes, as well as many action packed scenes. Add this book to your reading list… you won’t be disappointed. *This book has some content that may trigger some readers.*

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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!

Review by @bjwagner
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Shattered (Shattered Hearts Series Book 1) by Nicole Banks

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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?

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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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Shattered (The Torzial Affair Book 1) by Via Mari – Review by Felicia Bates

Shattered (The Torzial Affair Book 1)Shattered by Via Mari
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Shattered (the Torzial Affair)
Via Mari
4 out of 5 stars

Shattered is the first book in Via Mari’s Torzial Affair Series, this is the second series I plan on reading from this author. The first I read was great but I actually feel more invested in this one.
Via Mari is great about addressing this before jumping into the novel, but some readers may find subject manner triggering.
We met Jenny in Via Mari’s Prestian Series and she was a character I really took a liking to. I’m thrilled to see we are going to see her story.
Overall I’m impressed all around with this book and excited to see how the series plays out.

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Shattered (The Torzial Affair Book 1) by Via Mari – Review by Michelle Austin

Shattered (The Torzial Affair Book 1)Shattered by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shattered was a great 5 star read and book one in The Torzial Affair series.
I was pulled right in from the beginning and couldn’t put it down until I was done. This is even better than the first series and I loved that one as well.

Jenny and Brian meet while they are best man and maid of honor for their best friends wedding. They have an instant connection that gets a little heated, Brian does something that triggers an unexpected reaction from Jenny and she flees.

He is intrigued by her and wants to know more about her and why she fled. He typically doesn’t want anything more than one night but something is different this time.

Jenny owns Torzial and she doesn’t really know who Brian is. He’s got a lot more power than she realizes. She was instantly attracted to him and when these two reconnect we get quite the hot and steamy scenes.

There is so much going on and my emotions were all over the place. There are some things from the past that come up and create challenges. I really loved both Brian and Jenny they really complimented each other. I will also say that there are some scenes that may be triggers for some. All of the secondary characters were great. Via does a great job of pulling you right in with her writing. I highly recommend this series and the one prior you will love them. I look forward to reading more from this author.

Reviewed by @mab54615
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