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Abandon

(Shattered Hearts #5)

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4.27  ·  Rating details ·  3,320 ratings  ·  327 reviews
This gritty spin-off of the "New York Times" bestselling "Shattered Hearts Series" follows mysterious and sexy Tristan as he attempts to abandon his demons in the name of love.

A steady stream of meaningless sex is all Tristan has left when he discovers the grandmother who raised him is dying and his best friend is getting married. He is lost; and the dark secrets in his p
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Published January 27th 2014 by Gloss Publishing
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SammiesBookBlog
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: make-a-wish
First off I want to say how proud I am of this woman! she knows how to write an emotional book without crippling you and breaking you down. yes, you cry and laugh in this book, yes there are sad moments and very good moments. But it does not emotionally wreck you. I love this woman and her books. She puts so much of herself and feelings into her books and characters. She is amazing and so are her stories. Abandon is probably my favorite so far (sorry Luke, you know I love you boo). I loved Trist ...more
Nance
4.5 FANTASTIC stars!!!

Love Tristan so much more than I ever thought I would! In the other previous books, you just want to love to hate him! But, he's scarred. Tainted. No one knows his past. He's just trying to do the right thing when it comes to his family. And, when he meets Senia, she just empowers him to be a better man, which is not normal for him. No way is he a one-woman man! This is so f**ked up! He doesn't give a shit what women think of him! But, she makes him whole. He wants to be th
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Bookhooking (Tanya Childress)
You can't let your past define your future.

Oh how I love Cassia Leo's stories as well as her writing. They are emotional, funny, realistic and heartwarming.

While you can read Abandon without reading the Shattered Hearts series, I recommend reading the series so you will be able to meet all the characters that are in Abandon. This is Senia and Tristan's story.

Two people who couldn't be more perfect for one another.

The day our wires crossed, You were broken, I was lost.

Tristan is Chris's best frie

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Carrie
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Abandon is a spin off of the Shattered Hearts Series by Cassia Leo. This story focuses on Tristan and Senia and is told mainly in Tristan’s point of view. Throughout the first three books in this series we get to briefly meet Tristan and know him as an easygoing player rockstar.

Reading Abandon, we realize Tristan is a totally different guy than what we considered him before. Once we see what he’s hiding under his tough guy act, we get to know and see Tristan for who he really is, and we learn hi
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Beverly
OMFG! 6 AMAZING HEA stars for Abandon. Tristan is so hot . .

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I will be honest, I didn't like Tristan when I read "Relentless', Pieces of You and 'Bring me home'. I didn't hate him, but didn't like him. I judged him before getting to know him. Maybe Claire's fault. LOL Now, I'm totally in love with him. Now I understand the way he is. I did suffer and cried reading his story.

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As usual Cassia Leo wrote something special. Something wonderful. A great story with everything you need ⇰ Love, Lust, Fr
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Paula Jackman
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Cassia Leo is an amazing author who can bring her characters to life, and she has done it again with Abandon. This is Tristans story, who is a bit of a player with the ladies , we go on a journey into his past, were we get to know his mother Elaine. These are heart breaking chapters that will break your heart, but reading these chapters you get to know and understand Tristan that little bit better. Tristan is broken and he doesn't let too many people get close to him, but then there is Senia wh ...more
Tina
Jan 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fav-series
I love this series and was a little apprehensive to read this because Tristan was a jerk in the beginning of the series, but I am so glad I did. After reading his story I feel like I understand him and he has moved into the rank of one of my favorite book boyfriends (watch out Senia, LOL). Thanks for giving us Tristan and Senia's story, it was the perfect mix of tears, laughter and heat! Can not wait for more!
Eliza
Arc Provided in exchange for an honest Review via Netgalley - thank you.

I must say I thought the writing was good and the storyline had a good premise. I struggled and ultimately gave up because I felt there were too many things going on and quite a few characters introduced, it all got a bit confusing.
Lissy Liz
Jun 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Can't get enough this series!!!
Natasha is a Book Junkie
Sep 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
“… love isn’t about fixing things or people. It’s about sticking around when things can’t be fixed.”

Sometimes the scars that we carry from our pasts mark us, block us, define us for the rest of our lives, and sometimes all we need is one little push to set us on a course of self-acceptance and absolution. This is a story of one such journey, a story of a man trapped in a self-deploring cycle of bad decisions and utter disregard for the consequences of his actions, and ultimately, his escape
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Lyndsie
Aug 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Abandon can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend reading the first three books in the Shattered Heart series before you read this book. In those first three books you will have the base history between Tristan/Senia and Claire/Chris.

The Shattered Heart Series is one of my favorites. The moment I read Relentless, Cassia Leo had sucked me in. I didn’t think any of her books would top Chris and Claire but boy was I wrong! Abandon just became my number one book of hers and I absolutely LOV
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Tray
Jan 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-reads
Let me start by saying that Abandon (Shattered Hearts, 3.5) by Cassia Leo can be read as a stand-alone. I would definitely recommend reading her Shattered Heart series first, however. Not just because the characters in Abandon are recurring throughout the series, but also because the whole series is freaking fantastic!

Abandon is Tristan and Senia's story. Senia is best friends with Claire, and Tristan is Chris's best friend and bandmate. If you've read the series, you know Senia is a woman who d
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Briana
Nov 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
All I have to say is Cassia Leo did it again with an amazing book in the Shattered Hearts series and I loved this series If you loved the Shattered Hearts Series then you will most likely love this book as well and we get to see how Chris and Claire react when they find out Tristan and Senia love each other since they were trying to keep Tristan away from Senia because he uses women as toys.

"My only wish is that the ones I love never feel the need to abandon hope." ~Tristan

In Abandon we get a be
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Patricia
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5+++++ STARS LOVED THIS STORY

Cassia Leo has once again given us a story that profoundly affected me emotionally. I went through every emotion during the course of this story and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of Tristan’s story.

Tristan lives up to the brooding musician persona but there is so much more to him than meets the eye. Beneath Tristan’s abrasive exterior is a lost soul whose world is suddenly interrupted with a few significant events. He is a boy who had his childhood torn from him
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Dana L Stusse
Dec 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
While my surprise at falling in absolute love and lust with Tristan during the reading of "Abandon" still delights me; I'm just shaking my head laughing thinking how it could have gone given my expectations of him. That is the beauty and wonder of a well-written story by the tremendously talented story crafter, Cassia Leo. Pure and simple, her ability to delve deep and create such rich back-story allowed for the transformation.

I don't see this as 3.5 to "Shattered Hearts", a series that had me u
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Jo
Apr 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you're a fan of Cassia Leo's Shattered Hearts series, then you will already know who Tristan and Senia are. This is their story.

This is not an easy read at times, as we get glimpses of Tristans life when he was growing up. It's sickening the things he went through and goes to explain his attitude to life now.
He has no one apart from his Gran and young sister to care about him, and therefore he cares about nothing except them. Sometimes even they aren't enough to chase his demons away though
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Desirae (Dee)
Jan 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really liked the story of Senia and Tristan. Good lord Tristan. I don't think I will ever be able to look at frozen yogurt again. Just wow. I love that we get the story from their point of view. We get the answers to those tristan questions we had in Chris and Claire's story. Like why he was always giving her the evil eye or something. Now we know. We get to know so much more about Tristan. His background. Which is freaking heartbreaking. His home. His family. His loss. You can't help but like ...more
Keri
Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series
Oh how I love a bad boy! Tristan is the exact kind of bad boy I love. He can be a complete jerk but the most caring jerk at times. Tristan and Senia's story was great. It's all I expected it to be and more. Tristan had his work cut our for him when I came to Senia. Learning about Tristan's past and the things he keeps bottled up are heartbreaking. It really makes you change your opinion about him and being a jerk all the time. His relationship with Senia is pure sexiness with heartbreaking momen ...more
Karen
Feb 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Well, this was a nice surprise.

I have to say that I am a little bummed that Tristan's story was written as a companion novel when it could have been so much more in depth. I am thinking I liked this story maybe even more than the first three Shattered Hearts.

I was sucked right into the story and found myself desperately wanting more. It was short and sweet and had just enough drama & darkness to keep me wondering what would be revealed chapter after chapter. It could have gone on and on and
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TKins
Jan 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was so excited to read this spinoff book as I absolutely loved the trilogy, Tristan didn't ever stand out to me in the other books as he always seemed like a total jerk but OMG after reading this book and reading what a horrible life he had with a horrendous mother it's no wonder he's like it.

I so enjoyed reading all about Tristan, grandma flo and Molly he looked after them so well and would do anything for his sister to make sure she was safe.

He so deserved to end up happy with senia. This b
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Danielle Sanchez
Tristan captured my heart in this one, then he and Senia blew me away. They way they pushed and pulled each other was amazing. You could so easily see them grasping for each other in hard times and trying to co ego terms with the hand they were dealt, while trying create a great friendship along the way.

Some moments were so heart breaking, then others were so sweet. This was another great read in this series that add. Whole new look at this extended family universe. Can't wait to see if any of t
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Roline Bautista
Jan 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a spin off of the Shattered hearts series a novella for Tristan and Senia. The story is parallel to Bring Me Home, you'll see what happened to them while Claire and Chris is busy with their own thing. This is quite sgort but it tackles most of everything about Tristan why is he what he is. I love the story, it made me change my mind about him.
Sian Apperley
Feb 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I absolutely loved this book. The whole Shattered Hearts series has been amazing, well written, lots of characters and plenty of stories going on all at one time but never does it get confusing. I'm going to read it again! Well done Cassia.
Michelle Maulguet
Aug 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Yeah!!! Love this series was wondering if we would be hearing about these two, can't wait, thanks heaps x
Michelle Kemp
Oct 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
OMG I loved it What a great story everyone needs to read it looking foreward to reading more books by Cassio Leo
Jean
Nov 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story is seriously sticking with me. Can't stop thinking about Tristan and Senia! Loved it!
Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
Jan 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Good but I really had difficult times with the scenes from Tristan's past! God, it was awful.
Karen22
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! So touching, great character development.
Dilushani Jayalath
What an adorable novella, this is one of the cutest side stories I've read. I wish they had their own full story.

I loved Seina and Tristan from the mention of them in the third book. For me they were just adorable. It was obvious from the start that Tristan was falling for Seina but their story through out was cute. Don't get misled by my words. Theirs is not sugary sweet, not even sweet as Chris and Claire and we all know that their wasn't a sweet ride. Seina and Tristan don't actually start of
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Paulien
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So, I thought this book wasn‘t as necessary for the story like the rest was..

I liked how Tristan changed for Senia, but he kind of did that in the previous book too...

So this book wasn’t a perfect sequel to the orher.

Can’t wait for Abbygails story!
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cassia Leo grew up in California and has lived in three different countries. She loves to travel and her dream is to one day score a record deal based on her awesome shower singing skills. She is the author of the Shattered Hearts series (Relentless, Pieces of You, Bring Me Home). She is also the author of the popular Luke and Chase series.

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Other books in the series

Shattered Hearts (8 books)
  • Forever Ours (Shattered Hearts, #1)
  • Relentless (Shattered Hearts, #2)
  • Pieces of You (Shattered Hearts, #3)
  • Bring Me Home (Shattered Hearts, #4)
  • Chasing Abby (Shattered Hearts, #6)
  • Ripped (Shattered Hearts, #7)
  • Acting Out (Shattered Hearts, #8)
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