Monday, February 15, 2016

A Shattered Heart (Fractured Lives #2) by Tiffany King

A Shattered Heart
Fractured Lives #2


Tiffany King

Release Date:

Sept. 28, 2015

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A Finished Copy from the author in exchange for a honest review

GR's Summary:

From Tiffany King, USA Today Bestselling Author of A Shattered Moment, comes book 2 in the Fractured Lives Series. 

A Shattered Heart is the story of Kathleen "Kat" Darby who discovers that although you can run away, you can never escape the ghosts from your past. 

Physically, Kat Darby walked away relatively unscathed from the tragic car accident on the night of her high school graduation. Emotionally, her scars run much deeper from the loss of two of her best friends and her longtime boyfriend, Dan. Unable to face the constant reminders of the person she thought she would love forever, Kat leaves for twelve months to study art in France before returning home to start her life again. 

Life in Florida proves more difficult than Kat anticipated with remnants of the accident still lingering. The only solace she can find is in her love for art until she runs into Brian, the younger brother of her deceased former boyfriend. Finding they can lean on eachother, Kat and Brian find comfort in their emotional common bond. When an unexpected romance develops, Kat must decide if she is willing to face the ghosts from her past in order to love again. 

Fractured Lives Series:
My Review of A Shattered Moment Here

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My Thoughts:

A Shattered Heart was a beautiful story about the anguish and pain we experience from loss.  It is the second book in the Fractured Lives series, and I recommend reading these books in order.

The night best friends Mackenzie, Zach, Kat, Dan, Jessica, and Tracy graduated from high school would forever change their destinies.  A terrible car accident killed Dan, Jessica, and Tracy, while the three remaining survivors suffered permanent physical and emotional scars.  

Kat cannot deal with her excruciating pain and heartache.  She wishes that she had died that night.  Losing her soulmate is a tragedy that she knows she'll never overcome.  Dan was her best friend, and the most important person in her life.  They grew up together, and had so many plans for their future.  Now, Kat doesn't know how she is suppose to move on.  She's filled with anger, and constantly finds herself lashing out at the world around her. 

Kat has been running away from her pain.  She has avoided friendship, any mention of Dan or the past.  For a year she traveled all over Europe throwing herself in to her art.  

Now she is back in her hometown, and doing everything to avoid her past.  However, when Kat begins her new job teaching art to the kids at the local Y.M.C.A., she run's in to Brian, Dan's younger brother.  Brian is determined to be a part of Kat's life, and she tries to resist.  When Kat slowly begins to let him in, she finds herself healing and slowly falling in love again.  Guilt plagues her, and she tries to push Brian away.  Will Kat let herself heal, and give Brian the opportunity to help mend her shattered heart?

A Shattered Heart took me to a very dark place.  It was such a raw and powerful story.  I connected with Kat and Brian.  I sympathized with Kat's pain, and my heart hurt for her.  I felt her loss, and every one of her emotions.  

Ms. King has a gift when it comes to writing about the human experience.  Her prose make you feel every emotion, until you feel one with her main character.  This was a story that spoke to me about picking yourself up, after you feel like you can't move on.  It spoke of how painful loss is, but that it's worth it to experience love and living.  

I am looking forward to reading Zach's story, but know that it will be the most painful of all.  He lost the girl he was in love with, and is permanently paralyzed from the accident.  He is filled with self-loathing, and has given up on life.  It will take a special someone to heal his broken heart.    

My Rating:

I give A Shattered Heart, by Tiffany King 4 Emotional Anguish, Permanent Scars, Healing, and Learning to Love Again Filled Stars!  

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About Tiffany King: 

USA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King is a lifelong reading fanatic who is now living her dream as a writer, weaving Young Adult and New Adult romance tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, zombies and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.

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