A Shattered Heart by Tiffany King
Series: Fractured Lives #2
Published by Self Published on September 28th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance
Source: ARC copy from author
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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.
I received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review from the author. It does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I recently discovered Tiffany King this year through Bookstagram. This is now my fourth book by her that I’ve read, and yet another that I’ve loved to pieces. This is the sequel to A Shattered Moment which I read earlier this month. When I read the first book I wasn’t expecting for it to be such a heavy read. I bawled my eyes out a couple times and this book had the same effect. Tiffany King is truly a very talented writer and very good at tugging at your heart strings.
Book two follows Kat, one of the 3 survivors from the fatal texting-and-driving accident on the night their group of 6, we’re hit by an oncoming semi. Kat immediately fled the States to England and immersed herself there. She lost the love of her life just with the blink of an eye. Not to mention 2 others in their tight, close knit group. Kat is now back in the States living on her own trying to stay as busy as she can. She continues to see her therapist who repeatedly tells her to get in touch with Mac and Zach (the 2 other survivors). She doesn’t want the painful memories of that night to come back to her after spending so much time burying it. She knows when she sees them it will only bring flashbacks of that terrible night. She then starts to spend more time with Brian, Dan’s (the boy who she loved) younger brother whether she likes it or not.
Okay… This book was amazing. I’ll just say that. I kid you not when I say Tiffany King is easily one of my favorite authors. Her books so far have been very quick reads and I’ve fallen in love with all her characters. What I love most is she doesn’t focus on the romance, more so the troubles the main character faces and how they bring themselves back.
I would recommend this to the obvious: fans of new adult. But as well as those just either starting out this genre and those wanting to dive into more “darker/emotional” reads without a bunch of sex scenes. This is perfect for those people in search for something like that. :)
Ohh, and P.S. Tiffany King if you are reading this, can you make a book with Travis (the cowboy) please? ;D