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Shattered (The Torzial Affair Book 1) by Via Mari – Review by Moriah Venable

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

Shattered is the first novel in the Torzial Affair by Via Mari. This is my first novel by this author.

While attending her best friend’s wedding, Jenny Torzial attracts the attention of Brian Carrington. They sneak off for more privacy and when a kiss leads to possibly more, Jenny kicks him in the groin and runs out the room, confusing Brian. He tries to think nothing of it, but he wants to know more about her.

With the possibility of mafia, tracking her because of her association, Brian could be way in over his head.

This story really surprised me. I thought I knew how it was going to go but I was so wrong. Jenny is a strong character who is trying to make a name for herself and make her father proud but there are things about her past that she is start healing and turns to alcohol to face her demons.

Brian has a hard life and is unable to trust people but shows he has a caring side when he meets Jenny.

I can’t wait to see what happens next.

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Shattered (Shattered Hearts Series Book 1) by Nicole Banks – Review by Katie Kearney

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

Shattered (Shattered Hearts Series Book 1) By Nicole Banks. This book is so aptly named because I definitely felt shattered while reading this story. I’m such a huge fan of stories that have the main characters going through hard to speak about subjects. But the author does a wonderful job of writing about subjects that can be haunting. This book may have triggers but it’s also a beautiful story of second chances and coming back from the worst circumstances. It’s told in multiple points of view which I love because I think it gives a fuller picture of what’s happening. Jasmine and Angel have a connection that I still fill even after finishing the last page. I can’t wait to see where the author takes readers next. It’s well written and paced nicely never feeling rushed or lacking anything. With characters that I won’t soon forget. Five stars all the way!

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Shattered (Shattered Hearts Series Book 1) by Nicole Banks – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

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

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

Shattered is the first book in the Shattered Hearts Series by Nicole Banks. I was drawn in from the beginning and I couldn’t put it down till I finished. At times my emotions were all over the place. This is a well written story and the characters are very well developed and easily relatable .Jasmine and Angel have known each other their whole lives,these two are lost and broken .But they found there way to one another, but not without going through some suffering. Find out what happens next in this absolute must read. I can’t wait for the next Book in this series.

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Shattered (Shattered Hearts Series Book 1) by Nicole Banks – Review by Michelle King

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

What an excellent start to the Shattered Hearts Series! I actually read this book twice in the matter of a week. While this story revolves around Jasmine and Angel, it ultimately is the story of a group of friends that have known each other forever and there are so many things going on, I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss anything before I start book 2!

Angel swore he would always be there for Jasmine. Since childhood, he has been her protector. But once he joins the marines, he can no longer uphold his promise and tragedy strikes, not only in Jasmine’s life but also in his own. Years later he returns home to find everything has changed. Jasmine is no longer the happy, innocent young girl he left, but a full grown woman that he can’t seem to resist. But there is too much baggage between the two of them that keeps pulling them apart. They each have one single act, one single moment in their lives that has irrevocably changed them. That has made one stop trusting others and one stop trusting themselves. One moment, that when it returns to your thoughts, terrifies you enough that it takes you to the depths of hell and back over and over – in your daydreams and in your nightmares. Can they fight their way through it all and finally be together? Or is it all just too much?

This book takes you on an emotional rollercoaster. You can feel the pain and suffering. You can feel it in your heart when they smile. And this is not the end. There is so much more to explore. What about Kate and Chase? What is Tony’s deal? Who is Marcus? I can’t wait to find out all the answers in the next two books in this series! I am completely emotionally invested in the lives of all these characters. Nicole Banks has me hooked!

Reviewed by @chellek44

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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.

@heatherbass
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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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