Monday, September 28, 2015

A Shattered Heart (Fractured Lives, #2) by Tiffany King [Review]


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.

4 Finding Love Stars

A Shattered Heart is a standalone and is part of the Fractured Lives series.  Each book is based on the three surviving teenagers from a car accident on graduation night.  This is Kat’s story.

Kat is the only person that left the car accident relatively harmless.  She doesn’t need a cane nor is she in a wheelchair.  However, she harbors many emotional scars from that dreadful night. Her boyfriend, Dan died and she still feels that pain to this day.

Kat is not an easy person to love. I love a tortured Heroine and Kat fits the bill. She loved Dan deeply and I sometimes think teenage love is more emotional, in the sense, it means more and it’s harder to get over. Young and first love are the hardest to get over.

Kat pushes everyone away and although she obtained a huge settlement from the accident, she still lives in the same run-down apartment and is basically coasting through life.

Brian is Dan’s younger brother (by one year) and he’s the guy that is going to “save” Kat. I LOVED Brian. I loved that even though Brain feels the same pain as Kat, he somehow worked through that pain and now he’s on a mission to help Kat. I love reading books about the Hero pursuing the Heroine and fixing the broken pieces of the girl.

A Shattered Heart is more angsty and like I said, Kat isn’t easy to be with, but that just makes her character more complex and dynamic. A huge chunk of the book focuses on the next character, Zach, who is in a wheelchair and I’m super excited about his book, but I’ll be honest, I’m really nervous too because he’s REALLY angry. So we will see how the angst level will be.

I really like the Fractured Lives series because it reminds me of my childhood, in the sense, how young love can be and how everything is intensified. Tragedy can definitely shape a person and I love how one person can help make another person whole again. It’s a beautiful series and the stories are beautiful as well.

If you are a fan of Tiffany King, you will not be disappointed.


A Shattered Moment #1 
A Shattered Heart #2

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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