This is Mackenzie’s story…
Mackenzie Wilson once had hope for what life had to offer, but everything changed on the night of her graduation. A year later, the only way she can find comfort is by keeping her head down and hoping she remains unnoticed at college.
When Bentley James discovered Mac in that twisted SUV, he was just a newbie EMT on his first call. It was a gut-wrenching moment that made him realize not everyone can be saved—and sometimes they don’t want to be.
A chance encounter on campus brings Bentley back into Mac’s life. Despite her initial resistance, he sets out to discover the girl hiding beneath a shield of seclusion. He evokes painful memories in Mac—but also feelings. As the spark between them grows, Mac must decide if she can let go of the past and believe in something as fragile as love…
5 Life-Changing Stars
A Shattered Moment is a standalone and is the first book in the Fractured Lives Series. This is a new Tiffany King series and I’m completely in love with it!
Mackenzie, Mac was in a horrific accident on graduation night. She has never been the same since. It’s a year later and she’s in college. She’s recluse, antisocial and has a slight limp. She doesn’t want anyone in her life and she doesn’t have anyone in her life.
Bentley was on call during the night of Mac’s accident. He helped her arrive safely to the hospital. A year later, he sees Mac again at the same college he is attending. He wants to forge a relationship with this girl, but she doesn’t make it easy.
Mac has pretty tough walls built around her and Bentley is determined to break them.
The more time I spent with her, the more I wanted to show her how wrong she was.
I love the college setting and I love the “innocence” of the book. It read to me as sweet and completely adorable.
Mac is a tough cookie, as she should be. She had the perfect life and it all came crashing down in a few seconds. She’s bitter, angry and she is kind of stuck. I also liked that she has a limp. I felt like it was a constant reminder of the accident. This is her first year not living with her parents and she finds refuge at the library. Every day she walks to the library, despite the ache in her leg and one day she runs into Bentley.
I loved Bentley. If you ever had to love the good-guy, it’s him. I loved when they first meet, there’s no question to how they know each other. It’s out there in the open. He sees something in Mac and even though he has no problems getting girls, he wants to get to know her. I loved reading his inner monologue. I loved how nervous he was around her and how he really cared for Mac. It was so sweet!
I’m as broken as the window you found me behind the night of the accident.
Mac is very standoffish and Bentley decides to show up at the library every day. He doesn’t talk to her, but kind of worms his way into her life. It’s super cute. The angst level is low and I really liked it. This was simply a story about past pains and finding something new. Bentley tries to help Mac works on her issues, like overcoming fears, regrets and trying to accept her new life.
I was completely absorbed with the storyline. There were tiny flash-backs, but I liked reading them because it gave me a better glimpse on what actually happened and it kind of explains why Mac is why she is the way she is.
The chemistry and dynamics between Mac and Bentley is like I said, super cute. I love it when the Hero pursues the girl and I love that she is kind of broken. Sometimes it’s so nice to swoon over the good guy.
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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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