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4.21  ·  Rating details ·  5,041 ratings  ·  274 reviews
Sometimes the only way to heal... is to shatter.

Rock star Alec Daniels has it all. Love, fame, money... But being in the limelight isn't all it’s cracked up to be, and after one bad choice comes back to haunt him he is left picking up the pieces of his carefully constructed life. Now he faces the toughest decision of his life:
Deal with his mistake like a man, or dive back
ebook, 274 pages
Published May 19th 2013 (first published May 17th 2013)
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Tiffany Readz
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have read this trilogy in just as many days and will say Shatter is the best book of the three. My only gripe would be that I felt this book could have been amped up sexually with the characters being older now. This review will spoil books one and two.

Calm, in control Alec is a mess. His past has again come back to haunt him and this time it will involve the love of his life Nat. While Demetri is also in love and settled down, Alec is hiding a huge secret that will ruin everybody.

I think Rach
Mar 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another wonderful book by a great author. I knew she had to tease us with another book after this one. She said it would be the last but thank god she decided to write another one. I just want to know how she comes up with the songs in her books? Maybe she should be a song writer. I know that she has a busy schedule and she has a lot to do.

I feel like I really got to know Alec more in this book. I was wanting everything to work out for him and his brother. I know they have had a hard life. I lov
Apr 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WOW!! I laughed, I cried, I got angry with this book. I wanted strangle Alec & felt bad for him at the same time. This book had a LOT of ups & downs. More secrets & BIG explosions. You got so wrapped up in it that you had to turn the page to see what happened next. In this book everybody's life takes a big like changing hit. Besides the last chapter my favorite part was the concert. I never laughed & cried yso much. Defiantly need a tissue or two. In a good way. I loved this book and can't wait ...more
Jill S (Love Affair With Fiction)
Shatter is the third book in Rachel Van Dyken's Seaside Novel's series. The story is told from Alec and Demetri's perspectives. We join Alec, Nat, Demetri, Alyssa, Jaymeson and Angelica as they are filming their reality show in Seaside, Oregon. (And let me just say, Hello and welcome to Jaymeson! It was great meeting you! Can't wait to get to know you better in the next book in this series, Fall!) Shatter revolves around the repercussions from a decision that Alec has made in the past and how he ...more
Crystal (Books Are Sanity!!!)
Rachel Van Dyken has done it again! Shatter is book three in the Seaside series and this book was DRAMA! I felt like things couldn't get worse and then something else would happen! I loved how this book switched POV from Alec to Demetri and there was absolutely no confusion about it. Seeing what each brother thought was a nice bonus! This book is a nail-biting, screaming, kicking, gasping for air, "did that really happen?" roller coaster ride! Shatter packs a punch in more ways than one! Prepare ...more
May 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Alec Daniels appears to have it all. He has fame & money due to his position as the other half of the successful rock band AD2. He has also managed to capture the heart of his soul mate Natalie. Things couldn't be more perfect right? Wrong!

After making one bad choice, Alec finds himself balanced on the edge of a sword, where one wrong move could shatter the life he's so carefully built for himself.

Will Alec man up and accept the consequences of his actions, or will he fall back into his old lif
May 11, 2013 rated it liked it
I have to say I didnt care for this book as much as the first two in the series. I liked it, dont get me wrong, I just found myself skimming at times, especially the first 1/3 of the book. There was just so much teasing about what Alec did, with him berating himself that I wanted to know what IT was so I could see if Alec was justified in his berating and how it all unraveled or was resolved.

I loved how Demetri still brought a levity to everything, his character has become my favorite. Alec trie
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-na
Being a late thirty-something mom of two I have avoided the entire New Adult genre since it just seemed a bit off reading about romance between, okay I’ll just say it, characters that could be my children. Ms. Van Dyken however is an extremely talented writer. Her ability to bring the story and characters to life has definitely converted me over to this side. I am now a huge fan! Not only of Ms. Van Dyken but the New Adult genre as well.

With that said, I adored Shatter. It took me on an emotion
Resch Reads
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I am having a serious love-hate relationship with this story. I loved it because the book was focused on Alec who is by far my favorite of the Seaside men and I hated it because he was struggling and I didn't want to see a character I so fiercely love, struggle. So for the first half of the book I struggled to keep my deep seeded hatred under control. The gut feelings I had about Angelica being a truly horrid human being...yep just verified. She is vile and I honestly, firmly believe she doesn't ...more
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, cheapp
One word. DRAMA. this book had sooo much drama.... it was exciting!!
When there was the whole drama thing, another drama happened... than another, like you could never have to much or too little drama in this book. I LOVED IT!

1. i hated that Alec felt guilty for the majority of the book, and to me, what he did wasnt even that bad. Like if i were Nat i honestley would not have cared. It annoyed me that he was being a pussy and not saying the truth.

1. I think it was really coo
Mar 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is my review from the ARC of Shatter by Rachel Van Dyken.

I absolutely love this series. Life is hard and sometimes it's even harder for those who are famous.

I love how the book gives us the POV from both brothers. Although this book mainly deals with Alec who has spent his time in Seaside making sure his brother is recovering from the tragedy in their lives and hasn't dealt with his emotional baggage.

We have the return of Nat and Alyssa and they continue to show love and support for the
K.A. Graham
Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Ugh...what can I say...LOVED Shatter more than words can say! By far, the best in the series...had me crying like a baby in more than a few parts...gasp!!! What a twist in the storyline, didn't see that one coming...hehehe ♥ I just can't give you enough praise, Rachel Van Dyken you rock my freakin socks off with your story telling...A-MA-ZING!!! :) Can't wait to read more and more from you...super excited for me some Jaymeson!!! ♥ ...more
Jackie  Kiwibooknerd
May 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rachel-van-dyken
Holy Moses, it was like watching a freaking train knew it was coming and yet you just cant stop watching....

I literally had several SOL (Screaming Out Loud) moments at my poor kindle... I was smiling, screaming, frazzled, hysterical and that was just like half way through the book... I love this series and this author....

Cannot wait till the next book!!! Roll on....
Yep! Amazing novel again! I could not put this one down, read it first thing this morning! what a mind trip though . . man oh man does this unfold into some twisted stories.

Cant wait to read about Jaymeson and his relationships.

Hurry up book 4!
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My heart was in my stomach for about thirty chapters, an emotional roller coaster of feelings in every single one,brilliantly written I love the seaside and the boy's, can't wait for the next one. ...more
Sandra Love
May 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Great series. My new favorite series can't wait until the next book. Very emotional book as well. Great job Rachel!! :-) ...more
Peggy Dabney
Jul 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow ...Just Wow! Shattered could not have been any better. Great conclusion to this series!
May 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shatter is the third book in The Seaside series by Rachel Van Dyken and I have had the great pleasure of reading all three of them. To say I enjoyed this book is putting it very mildly, I LOVED this book. Shatter is full of drama that kept me on the edge of my seat, turning pages, and wondering what in the world could possibly happen next! There is one major drama or surprise after another. I could not put this book down, I kept trying to do other things that needed to be done but I kept quickly ...more
Joanna Peterson
May 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing

I was one of the lucky few to receive an advanced reader copy of Shatter to read and review. These books are what I imagine crack is like. I am so addicted to this series. Seriously, it's not healthy.

I devoured the first half in a few hours before I had to go to work. The whole time at work I obsessed over what the big secret was. When I finally was able to finish reading it the next day, I couldn't put it down. With each chapter, my theories would change and my husband would find me yelli
Mar 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Im in awe right now, this book was brilliant! Rachel topped herself again! I've loved tear and pull but i LOVVEEEEE shatter! Everything gels so well and im not left wondering because all my questions have been answered from the previous books, rachel hasn't missed a thing!

All those twists and turns made my head spin because normally in other books i see them coming but not in shatter, there were so many things that i got caught up in and then BAM another bomb is dropped and im left with my mout
Mar 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have one question - what are you trying to do to is readers? Seriously, this was a great third installment in the Seaside series. Alec and Nat have been together for over a year and a half but now it seems like everything is falling apart. They seem so perfect together but Alec's past is starting to catch up with him. While filming a reality tv show - Alec, Demetri, Jameson, Nat, Alyssa and Angelica - are all loving together in a house in Seaside, Oregon. Being followed around by cameras is ta ...more
Tricia  Santos
Dec 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
See full four-part review for Tear, Pull, Shatter and Forever here

“Alec, whatever’s going on… you know I’ll always be by your side, right?”
“Can you promise me that?”
“Alec, you’re acting like the sky’s falling or something. I’m. Right. Here.”
“I know.”
“But damn if the guy I love isn’t a lifetime away from me. You ask me to promise you I’ll never leave, but it feels a lot like you keep trying to say goodbye.”

Shatter is told in Alec and Demetri’s POVs. The te
Jun 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Rachel Van Dyken is one of those authors that took me by surprise. I'm always entertained by her books and Shattered was no exception.

I adored the first two books of the Seaside series, and I must say this is my favourite so far. Alec and Demetri are delicious characters from their looks, to their inner demons that attract us girls like a moth to a flame, to their fantastic banter. In Shatter, the demons are bigger, the banter is in full force, and the story delves a bit deeper into the swoon wo
Jun 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
An assistant to the author was kind enough to [very highly] recommend Shatter (and the first two books in the series Tear & Pull). She provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest (and unbiased) review.

I've been Team Alec since the beginning (but, admittedly, there have been times when I thought I might could be Team Demetri). Shatter tracks the struggles of Alec, whom we've until now thought was as strong as the Hulk. We find out that we all have our demons, they just sometime
Mar 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
After eagerly awaiting this book, I was graciously given an arc a week before the release date.

Summary of how I felt about it? It was definitely my favorite book of the Seaside series, if not my favorite book of all from Rachel.

I've been Team Alec ever since the first time I picked up a Seaside novel and this book did not disappoint. I loved how we got to read more about Alec and his demons - demons that he wasn't wanting to face but had to before he lost everything that mattered to him. We got
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So I have read many of Rachel's historical romances and then got introduced to Elite, and then the Seaside Novels. I began Tear on Friday knowing Shattered was coming so I could get my fill. I lived and breathed these books till I finished Shattere Sunday afternoon. Shattered is an emotional roller coaster because you are so connected and care about these characters, I laughed, I cried, I yelled and cursed throughout this book as I was on the journey with them. Rachel did an amazing job challeng ...more
Shelly at Read Write Watch
I really was going to give this book 1 star but decided to go with 2 because I do like the characters and enjoyed the first 2 in the series.
THE GOOD: RVD has a wicked sense of humor and I always enjoy the dialogue. I laugh and grin constantly, especially when the POV is from Demetri.
THE BAD: Pretty much the entire plot. The reality tv show was over the top. The dragging on of Alex's turmoil over what he did while dropping a breadcrumb here and there for the reader.
THE UGLY: It's a semi spoiler
Jun 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: momof3lendable
Really liked this...I haven't read the first two in this series, don't know if I'm super missing out...I didn't feel lost or anything. I like that the perspectives change and we get to see how different characters are feeling. There's a lot going on in this book, it's like one thing after another after another, wow! I liked Alec, though I may have wanted to smack him a time or two. The beginning was so, well, I didn't really have any intention of starting it today, sometimes I'll just pick a boo ...more
Janell Wheeler
Oh my gosh it was such a great read. It kept me on pins and needles because she revealed everything so slowly and I was so worried about my characters, but she did give us a Happily Ever After so yea all ended up well and although I wanted more (I always want more) she did conclude well and the epilogue is a nice set up for book 4 releasing this fall. I think I wanted more to the happy ending but I know the characters will be in book 4 and I know book four follows the timeline so she couldn't wr ...more
Apr 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
All I can say is OMFG!!! This series should be a TV series. I freakin love this series!! My eyes are still hurting and I feel such heartache for these guys and gals. Oh my gosh the stuff they had went through:( very emotional. I love every single character in this series even Angelica;). They just all seem so real. Rachel again how freakin hilarious you are. You can take me from balling my eyes out one minute to cracking up laughing a second later. I loved the way it ended but at one point you h ...more
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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances.

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