Shattered Heart: The Donnelly's #3
Published: January 19, 2016
Contemporary Romance, Erotica
When Cynthia Donnelly lays eyes on her high school crush at her brother’s wedding rehearsal, she regrets her self-imposed, one-year moratorium on dating. If possible, he’s even hotter now than when they were teens.
Back in school, Shane made a point to ignore his best friend’s cute, sassy little sister. Now that she’s grown into an incredibly sexy woman full of Irish spunk, resisting her is out of the question. Besides, in his book, all “hands-off” rules have expired.
One sizzling night together should have been enough. Instead, the heat rises, tempting Cyn to take a chance on a long-distance relationship and making Shane consider pulling up stakes and moving back to L.A.
Cyn’s recently dumped ex, however, has other ideas. His quest to get her back escalates into violence, shattering Cyn’s faith in herself, and in anyone else of the male persuasion, and leaving Shane with his work cut out for him to repair the damage—or lose his shot at a once-in-a-lifetime love.
Warning: This book contains a physical assault. Buckle up for a bumpy emotional journey with the characters as they fall apart and then slowly find their way to healing, and to each other. You might get angry or tearful along the way, you may even get frustrated, but as is with any good love story, it’ll be worth it in the end.
Sometimes, rules are meant to be broken…
This is a wonderfully sexy story that offers readers a look into the life of a man and woman who are destined to be together. This book was heat (and a lot of it), some uncertain moments, and forbidden romance (sleeping with your brother’s best friend).
I truly enjoyed this book and found it to be both entertaining and sexy. In some instances, I felt like strangling the main character- Cynthia- because she clearly couldn’t see what was right in front of her face, but this made the story much more believable and real. All too often we see women who stay with men who clearly aren’t for them because there is a past and its simply easier than going into the unknown. Cynthia is placed into this category as she isn’t sure which route to choose- new love or old love. Thankfully, her eyes begin to open up and the story becomes one of those destined to be romances. I loved this!
Overall this is a wonderful romance with some added spice. I enjoyed the characters, the plot, and the writing style of the author. You can be sure I will definitely check out more books by her in the future as this one had me hooked right from the beginning! Check this one out!
★★★★ 4.5 Pretty Little Stars ★★★★