Apr. 8, 2017

Shattered (Broken Trilogy Book 2)

Shattered (Broken Trilogy Book 2) by J.L. Drake is the second 5+ star book for me!  It settled my heart on a couple very important aspects.  I needed this one!  Whew!  J.L. Drake, holy hell, woman!  What a way to make it difficult for me to write a review without spoilers!  If you haven’t read the first book, Broken, you need to.  You won’t get the full impact otherwise, even though this one is packed with all the feels!

We left Savannah in the midst of devastation and desperation.  Her heart is covered in cracks, and while there's some healing, one huge tear remained. 



After witnessing the murder of her lover and the heartbreaking loss of their unborn child, Savannah wants to end it all.

Then she is given a second chance at love.

Sadly, even when life hands you second chances it doesn’t always follow that things will work out the way you want them to.

Some lies can just be too painful to move on from.

What’s worse than being Broken?



This part of the story isn’t about how she healed.  It’s about her journey to healing.  Now don’t get me wrong, it isn’t complete about healing.  There’s plenty of danger, trauma, joy, laughter, and yes, heartbreak.

I finished reading the first book with my heart in my throat and tears in my eyes.  If you can imagine my relief in the first chapter?  Whew!  I will say that I have never been more grateful for the role Keith played in Savi’s life.  They mention thinking of each other as siblings and this book proved it.  It doesn’t just focus on the relationship of Cole and Savi.  It’s about their relationships with everyone as they grow.  There is so much more that I want to say, but I truly can’t allow myself to spoil it!  One thing I will say is that as hard as it is for me to say it, I have to agree with Savi’s decision at the end.  She needs to do what she needs to do.

Shattered took me through the emotional rollercoaster that I crave, that I had come to expect from the second book in the trilogy.  It is also what I’m coming to expect from J.L. Drake.  I am a sucker for emotional rollercoasters!  HEA is a must, but I love it harder when the characters I fall in love with go through hell and back before they earn it.  Now this one does end in a little bit of a cliffhanger.  Not as bad as the previous book, but it definitely made me glad I downloaded the third one.  While there were quite a few that I’d love to throat punch, two in particular…oh boy.  I’ll just leave it like that.

J.L. Drake, I loved Shattered even as I let the tears fall (thanks for the ugly cry by the way).  Thank you so much for feeding my new addiction!  Onto book three!!

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