I'm glad I read this book again. It's definitely a book that shows the realistic point of view and feelings of young adults today. Even some adults asI'm glad I read this book again. It's definitely a book that shows the realistic point of view and feelings of young adults today. Even some adults as well. ...more
I truly enjoyed this book. There hasn't been a book written by Colleen that I haven't enjoyed or loved. I like the realistic ending this book has. A hI truly enjoyed this book. There hasn't been a book written by Colleen that I haven't enjoyed or loved. I like the realistic ending this book has. A happy ending but not a "Happily Ever After" ending if that makes sense. ...more
At first I was hesitant. I felt for a victim of rape that she was crushing on Chase didn't seem right. But then the authorVery much enjoyed this book
At first I was hesitant. I felt for a victim of rape that she was crushing on Chase didn't seem right. But then the author did show us how conflicted she felt and it redeemed itself. I'd love to read another story of theirs. However, they did get a good ending....more
As always Tiffany wrote yet another book that grabbed me from the beginning and didn't let me go. A Shattered Heart is part of her "Fractured Lives" sAs always Tiffany wrote yet another book that grabbed me from the beginning and didn't let me go. A Shattered Heart is part of her "Fractured Lives" series. A couple of teens survived a horrific accident and now Tiffany is taking you on a roller coaster ride of the aftermath. This book is about one of the survivors, Kat. Kat lost her boyfriend in this accident so she became bitter and in my opinion. She had survivor's remorse. So Tiffany gives you a glimpse of her life in this book.
Losing your boyfriend and your best friend is hard. That's a given. A loss like that changes people. But what I didn't know was how messed up she was inside her head. I knew Mac was in a bad place. But it was like Kat was worst, she didn't want to get better. It's like she purposely avoided anything good in her life. She avoided her friends, a good place to live, anything that made her feel good. However, she still have to survive right, so she took on a job teaching kids. And that's where life began to change for her, I know what you're thinking. Oh the kids changed her life. No, her deceased boyfriend's brother worked there as well. And that's where things changed.
I hate to say but I absolutely LOVED Brian for Kat. He called her out on her nonsense, he didn't let her feel pity for herself or even lose her life because of his brother. Brian was there to help her pick up the pieces of her Shattered Heart. And boy did she give him a run for his money. He wasn't the little Brian she remembers. He was a grown man now, so he was mature enough to handle Kat and her ways. I LOVED me some Brian. You see their ups and downs. How their conscience gets the best of them. But overall, you get to see them overcome the odds. I love that part of the story.
This is a HEA story. Tiffany wouldn't give us anything other than that. But their "Happily Ever After" was soo good that the fact that he's her boyfriend (Deceased Boyfriend's) brother doesn't seem so taboo. You also see Mac in this book. She helps Kat too. Their friendship in fact became stronger. So that's a huge plus. And Zack, I love him. I'm sure he's going to have his own story. And I can't wait to read it!!
Need I say how much I enjoyed this story? Tiffany will forever remain on my "Must Buy" list. She never disappoints. She doesn't know how to "fail". She continues to prove that with every single book she releases. I give A Shattered Heart 5 huge stars and it's a definite Good Choice for Reading!!
I don't know how to put this without sounding mean. But I absolutely love Bash and couldn't stand Chelsea. It wasn't even the end of Chapter one beforI don't know how to put this without sounding mean. But I absolutely love Bash and couldn't stand Chelsea. It wasn't even the end of Chapter one before I fell in love with Bash. I imagined him with a great smile and dimples. So every time he was being a smart ass or a pain in the butt to Chelsea, all I can envision was a dumb smile on his face. I loved his personality. It was easy going and funny. He's definitely the kind of guy you'd love to have as your boyfriend or even your friend. He made me laugh so much. He's a win all around.
Then you have Chelsea. I just can't with her and her list. She created a list of things that she wants on the perfect man. Yeah you read that right, a "Perfect Man". As if he exists, and he if does, does he have a sibling for me?!! I swear if I was Chelsea's friend, I would knock her right upside her head because of that list. She was so damn annoying. Because of that list and how she carried on about it, made me not like her so much. I felt that for a grown woman, she acted very immature. The only good thing I can say about the list is that she knew what she wanted and what she didn't. But that's about it.
As you read the book, Bash "tries" to help Chelsea find the "perfect" guy. But of course that didn't work out soooo....the search continued. All the while the chemistry between these two was hot and pouring out the page. I truly enjoyed reading this book, especially when both Chelsea and Bash was in the same room. Their chemistry was intense and so funny. Ohhh before I forget I must mention one more character that was equally important as Bash and Chelsea. That was Bash's dog "Lu or Lulu", I can't remember. She was such a cutie.
Throughout the book, you'll read when Chelsea and Bash hangs out with friends. They're all funny. I laughed a lot during this book. But you'll also read as Chelsea lets her guards down and lets Bash in. Even though Chelsea annoyed me, I absolutely loved this book and I think others will too. I give Love After All a 4 stars and it's definitely a Good Choice for Reading.