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Shattered: Rhodes Family Book 1 by Lisa Wood – Reviewed by Roxsanne Lesieur

ShatteredShattered by Lisa Wood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a book for the over 18’s only due to scenes of an adult nature.

This is the story of Olivia and Gabe. Olivia is a 26 year old graduate from law school who is sure she knows where her life is heading, until she is placed in a predicament where she has to give it all up, move to a new city and find a new job with only the clothes on her back and in two suitcases. Gabe is a senior partner in his father’s law firm with an eye for the ladies and an arrogant, playboy attitude.

We begin with Olivia as she leaves her old life behind to start a new one in the first place she points to on the map. This just happens to be New York City, so she packs her bags, gets in her car and drives there, she is in pain and disbelief, as to what she just walked in on and this is the reason she has to leave.

Next we meet Gabe, he is conducting interviews for a new junior partner for his father’s law firm, he is unimpressed by the candidates so far and after 4 of them, he needs to see how many more he has to deal with. He is unimpressed to find that there are still four more, that is until he sees a beautiful woman waiting to be seen and is completely shocked by the effect she has on him. He eventually makes his way through three more run of the mill candidates and finally calls her in.

It is at this moment that Gabe shakes Olivia’s hand and she is taken aback at the reaction she has to him as well. She is honest, straight forward and a breath of fresh air after all the others he had to put up with today, as she continues with the interview, he realises that his thoughts earlier were correct and that she was the perfect person for the position and so makes her an offer that she can’t refuse, but not something that he should be offering in the first place because his offer is a complete lie, apart from the job.

Gabe has to make a few calls which go over well, although he is seriously risking a lot for her, he can’t help it, as unbelievable as it is to those he speaks to.

What will the future hold for these two complete opposites? Will the lies and secrecy rip them apart or bring them closer together? Only time and experience will tell.

Reviewed by @RoxsanneL

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Shattered (Rhodes Family #1) by Lisa Wood – Review by Amanda Kimble

ShatteredShattered by Lisa Wood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

Shattered (Rhodes Family #1) by Lisa Wood

18+!

This is the first book I’ve read by the author, but it will not be the last. Wood has a way of bringing these sexy characters to life. Rhodes Family was a great series title and I can’t wait for the next ones.

Olivia, Livvie as Gabe calls her, leaves one day and ends up in New York. The first day in town she is hired to work for a law firm. She finds her boss attractive, but has sworn off men. The quote I chose for Olivia is: “Oh my God. I was so angry with him for betraying me. He’s in that hospital bed because of me.”

Gabe, a partner for the family law firm, has to hire a new junior partner. When Olivia walks in things change for him. When he learns of her past and how she was brought to New York he is mad. The quote I chose for Gabe is: “Livvie, my life was empty before you came into it. You have made me realize that I don’t want a life without you in it. I’ve loved you from the minute I saw you waiting for your interview. You are sweet and kind and motivated. You make me want to be a better man. Olivia Jane Cameron, would you do me the supreme honor of being my wife?”

This is a romance lovers dream come true. Please check it out!

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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

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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.

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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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