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Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: When it rains it pours….
Hard-nosed and self-reliant Dallis O'Brien has had her fair share of devastation. Her father's tragic accident sparked what seemed like a domino effect of heartbreak and loss. Unable to shake the fear of enduring any more pain, she builds walls around her heart, hoping to heal on her own.
Dallis' road to recovery is disrupted when she meets Grayson Rivera, a tattooed, coffee shop owner who, by appearances alone, isn't her typical match. Stubborn and hesitant to let him in, Dallis finally succumbs to Grayson's persistence, where he challenges her to face her loss while also having the walls of her heart broken down.
With Grayson's assistance, Dallis must decide if she is willing to learn how to be weak in order to be strong.
This book blew me away! I wasn't sure about reading it, but one day I decided to take a chance on it and I'm so glad that I did! I originally saw the Cover Reveal on Facebook for Shattered and that is what made me want to read it! The cover is beautiful and I really wanted to read the story behind it! Shattered was an amazing story about a girl coming to terms with things that had happened in her life and about her breaking free from the shell that she had created around herself to protect herself from getting hurt and to not show how she was really feeling! I was crying at this book from 6% onwards! It was so emotional! It hit me hard when I wasn't really expecting it too and I felt my heart-breaking while reading it! The plot of this book was about so much more than someone finding love and about a couple trying to move on! It was about someone growing and about a couple supporting each other as they both go through a tough time and about them teaching each other how to live again! I thought that the plot was absolutely amazing! I can't fault it at all! I also enjoyed the twists that the author put in the book as they were so unexpected and added so much to the book! The characters were also absolutely amazing! I really admired the two main characters as they were both broken people, but all it took was for them to find the right person to make them strong again! Dallis was the main character of this book and I loved her! I felt so sorry for her for what she has been through and what she went through during this book, but she was strong and she powered on, even if she did need someone to help her! I thought that she made amazing progress during this book with her life and I loved that I connected with her the whole way through this book, as I thought while reading it that this was definitely essential and it helped me understand her so much better! Grayson was Dallis' saviour! He brought her out of her shell and he showed her that there is so much more to life, even after you have been shattered! Grayson had been through quite a lot as well and he needed support from Dallis just as much as she needed support from him and together the two of them managed to save each other and by the end of the book they were both former shadows of themselves! I'm so happy that they're going to be other books for other characters who were in this book as I really enjoyed the other characters and I'm really looking forward to reading their stories! As I said the cover originally drew me to this book! It is stunning and suits the book so much! The title of the book also suits it perfectly as well!