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Shattered Innocence (Shattered #1)

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Growing up poor and with a set of parents who couldn’t care less about her, Jessica Evans was on her own. She knew she wanted better and was determined to make it through college. Her only problem was that she was broke, and college was expensive. That’s when she was introduced to the world of depravity and scandal that she currently resides in.
Damon Shaw has just been ass
Published (first published August 19th 2014)
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Twinsie Talk Angie J
Jul 29, 2014 Twinsie Talk Angie J rated it it was amazing
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I received this book from the author for an honest review.
Ok so I have been lucky enough to beta read the first big chunk of this book for Alexis. But she is a big meanie and withholds the last 30% of the book for us to read. So since I have LOVED Damon I was happy to re-read him. OMG he is such an ass and Jessie is such a snatchface, they are perfect together!! LOL
So Jessie is a “Pretty Woman” girl for
Sep 10, 2014 SavageGrace rated it really liked it
Are you kidding me with that ending? Seriously!? I frickin' HATE you! =*(

*taps foot impatiently*

Dear sequel... I'm waiting... *tap, tap, TAP*

ETA: And there best be a sequel... e_e
* A review copy was provided by author for the Blog Tour *

Amazon Buy Link---->> Shattered Innocence

~~ 4.5 "WTH……" Stars ~~

Holy moly...I don't even know what to say about what I just read.  That ending just about killed me. I will warn you that if you don't like cliffhangers, then you should wait until the next book comes out to read this series. I am not a huge fan of cliffhangers and I generally don't read reviews before I start a book, so had I known that this book was part of a seri
Jaime Whitley
Aug 23, 2014 Jaime Whitley rated it it was amazing
Let me tell you! I love this book! It is a quick read and you won't want to put it down. The plot is great and the ending is even better!!! The characters are funny and the author makes it easy to love them! This is the first book I've read by Alexis Noelle but you can bet your ass I'll be reading the rest of her work! I can't wait for the next book in this series!
Ariana *mommy's late night book-up*
5 Stars!!!
Holy crap! This book has seriously knocked me on my ass. I want to simultaneously hug Alexis Noelle for writing such an incredible book and chase her down with torches burning for the hell she put me through with that ending! I have read every book Alexis Noelle has written, and loved each one, but Shattered Innocence is hands down my favorite book she has written to date. I was left with quite possibly the biggest book hangover of my life.

I was completely blown away with the storylin
Sep 14, 2014 Michelle rated it really liked it
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ARC provided by author in exchange of honest review

☆☆☆☆3.5 Shattered Innocence Stars☆☆☆☆☆

Shattered Innocence by Alexis Noelle is a journey where innocence and love comes blurred when two worlds collide. Say goodbye to the good girl and hello to the college girl who makes her living on weekends by exchanging her body and time for survival. In the name of survival, how far would one go to support oneself? Are you willing to sell your body? In this book, innocence is shattered when Jessie Evans ma
Jo-Anna Walker
Sep 07, 2014 Jo-Anna Walker rated it it was amazing
I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

If I could give this book a million stars, I would. Amazing. Just...amazing.

This is the second book in the past couple of weeks that have left me feeling this way. The first was Collide by Gail McHugh. It's that feeling of emptiness. That emotional distress over what you just read. The feels. Oh the feels. I had heard about this book from Alexis' editor and some other friends and I couldn't wait to dive in. I read it in one first
Christine Stanley
Sep 04, 2014 Christine Stanley rated it it was amazing
Oh my god this book!!!!

I don't have a clue where to even begin with this one.

I have read most of the Authors work to date yet this book was like something else completely. The growth and development as an Author is impossible to miss and an absolute delight!

This story will suck you in from the very first page and leave you crawling on your knees groveling for more!

It was hot, intense and absolutely full of twists and turns that kept you on the edge of your seat all the way through. The characte
Sanne Heremans
Sep 05, 2014 Sanne Heremans rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
***ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*** Sanne - Scandalous Book Blog

What the hell did I just read?!!

Damn you woman for that ending and that curveball a few chapters before.. I did NOT see that coming..
You better be having some sort of a sequel ready soon ;)

I have never ever read a book with a female lead (Jessie) that cursed so much, she definitely knew her words... Lol

And dear old "Damon"... I'm going to let ya'll figger that one out for yourselves ;)

I'm still flabb
Nov 11, 2014 Katya rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotic-romance
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Monique Machuca-Austin
Oct 22, 2014 Monique Machuca-Austin rated it it was amazing

Jessica Evans has grown up poor with drug-addicted parents, so she is determined to make a better future for herself with obtaining a college education. Without qualifying for any financial assistance, Jessica seeks employment as an escort on the weekends to pay her way through college. She is able to set her own rules and preferences for the types of clients she is willing to accept, until the
Oct 23, 2014 multitaskingmomma rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, bdsm, erotica, romance, mf
Original Blog Post: Blog Tour, eARC Review, Excerpt: Shattered Innocence (Shattered #1) by Alexis Noelle

4.5 out of 5 Stars

Shattered Innocence sounds like the typical story of love and lust found on the wrong end of the tracks, but Alexis Noelle was able to successfully redo the usual theme and create something that's uniquely hers.

Jessica is the usual brash college girl working her way through school by taking any job she can. One day, she lucked out and found herself applying to be an "escort,
Kim Howlett
Sep 23, 2014 Kim Howlett rated it really liked it
Shattered Innocence. Alexis Noelle 4stars

This is the first book I've read by Alexis, but I can guarantee it won't be my last.
Shattered Innocence was a very fast paced, quick paced read that you will strip ugly to put down. So make sure you have a afternoon free before you start reading this one.
Jessica Evans is on her own. Growing up her parents were poor and they just couldn't care less about her at all. All Jessica's ever wanted out of life is to make something of herself and show she is wor
Melinda ~ Twinsie Talk
Aug 03, 2014 Melinda ~ Twinsie Talk rated it it was amazing
I received this book by the Author for an honest review.

This was a quick read once I picked it up it was hard to put down. I loved the dynamics between Jessie and Damon and Jessie and Lauren. Jessie was determined to make it on her own with no help and by her own rules. Damon was determined to show her he was boss and that she didn’t have to. Then there is Lauren who well is just Lauren.

Jess does what she has to in order to pay for college. She sets her own rules, even though others cannot, th
Sep 07, 2014 Sarah rated it really liked it
Jessica Evans only wanted a normal life: a loving family, graduate high school, and get through college. The loving family was not something she had. Her parents could care less what she did. College isn’t for everyone, because who can afford it on their own? At what lengths would you go to get the education you know you deserved?

Damon Shaw comes into Jessica’s life like a wrecking ball. He takes over the day to day operations at the escort service where he meets Jessica. Damon is set on showin
Renee at Book Happiness
Sep 27, 2014 Renee at Book Happiness rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Chantel

Where do I begin! I love this book! The storyline and characters are well written and developed. You feel

like you are part of the story. This is a hot and suspenseful quick read that you will not be able to put

down. I love the way Alexis Noelle captures you attention and you cannot turn the pages fast enough.

Jessie is a sassy and feisty girl that has to fight to get what she wants out of her life. She is willing to

do what it takes to accomplish her dreams. She lets no one
Erika Sterns
Oct 15, 2014 Erika Sterns rated it it was amazing
So I'm a HUGE Alexis Noelle fan and This was her best yet, I could not put it down!!! Jessica is freaking awesome and I love her sharp comments. She is fun and outgoing and I loved getting to know her! She is feisty and a lady of the night.

Jessica is an escort! She doesn't love her job, but it's what pays for school and she consider it a means to an end. That is until the hotter than hell Damon takes over the scheduling and paying of the girls! The rules change and Jessica has to see more of hi
Ali Crawley
Mar 31, 2015 Ali Crawley rated it it was amazing
I received this ebook as a part of a book discussion that we will be having on April 5 and I am so very excited! This story takes you back to college and the struggle to balance money, life, and your grades. What would you do if you only had yourself to rely on for the money you need to go to college? Is there a limit? How far is too far? Jessie never thought she would be doing what she does to get by but she only has herself and so she decided years ago it had to be this way... she sells what b ...more
Spunky N Sassy
Nov 09, 2014 Spunky N Sassy rated it it was amazing
~~~~Sara's Review~~~~~

I was given an ARC for my honest opinion.

What can I say is OMG I didn't see that ending coming. The title is true to its word because you think throughout the book this is just some other love story with very hard challenges. But after that ending I am shattered. I am an emotional wreck. I can say two things I never that deep of a betrayal coming.

Jessica has no family in terms that she considers except Lo her fried. They live together and Lo knows everything and still loves
Sara Prevendoski
Nov 05, 2014 Sara Prevendoski rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC for my honest opinion.

What can I say is OMG I didn't see that ending coming. The title is true to its word because you think through out he book this is just some other love story with very hard challenges. But after that ending I am shattered. I am an emotional wreck. I can say two things I never that deep of a betrayal coming.

Jessica has no family in terms that she considers except Lo her fried. they live together and Lo knows everything and still loves Jessica.
In order to
Ashley Martinez
Sep 07, 2014 Ashley Martinez rated it liked it
I received this book from the author and from Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock.
Shattered Innocence is a contemporary romance.
Jessica Evans has had to fend for herself when her parents decided to get high and drunk rather than care for her. In an effort to make ends meet she gets into prostitution to pay for school. She lives with her best friend and who she considers her only family.
Damon Shaw becomes the new boss and takes over. Immediately, he and Jessica butt heads. Their arguments tu
Books Laid Bare
Sep 19, 2016 Books Laid Bare rated it really liked it
There is so much going on in this book that I was completely swept away is a sea of angst and attitude.
Jessica is living a life littered with compromise, putting herself through college is only possible by working and the only job she can get that will cover all her bills is the one she doesn’t really want to have to do but needs must and she is determined to have her education no matter what.
But getting my head around what she did and for who was a little more complicated because once Damon is
Desirae (Dee)
Jan 03, 2015 Desirae (Dee) rated it it was amazing
Alexis Noelle i freakin hate you right now. Okay, I still totally love you but these cliffhangers are KILLING ME. I swear you sleep at night dreaming of ways to get readers all sucked in and in love with characters, only to rip our hearts out but still leave us a shred of hope. And like everyone else, I'm holding on to that damn shred like my life depends on it damn it!

First of all, Alexis writes amazingly. Her stories suck you in. They're so relateAble. So real. Like someone you can see yourse
S.N. Williams
Oct 07, 2014 S.N. Williams rated it it was amazing
This book is a short, sexy, hot read. It was on fire. The sex was point on. The sex was rough and animalistic. Can you tell I liked the sex?
Jessica Evans works at an escort service. From the beginning of the book you get into her work life. She is very determined, strong, but yet still has her weak points. You really do feel for her because her life was complete crap. Now her being an escort girl is actually paying her way through school so you have to at least give her a high five for that. She
Stephanie Phillips (Stephanie's Book Reports)
I beta read this book for the author - meaning I helped with the molding of this story before it reached bloggers or readers. Alexis Noelle has the ability to create stories that are not run of the mill cookie cutter stories. I never quite know where she's going to take me, as the reader, through her story. This book, though I knew where it was going to end up, was no exception. I wasn't prepared for the various events in the story that lead to the cliffhanger ending.

I will say that I found the
Aug 17, 2014 Kelly rated it really liked it
Shattered Innocence is such a fitting title for this story and the journey it takes you on. It’s a short read, but chocked full of lies, betrayal, and steamy hot sex!

Jessica is a girl that’s been on her own pretty much her whole life, not having what you would call a stable family. In order to further her college education, she steps into a job she never dreamed possible, but feels she has no real choice in the matter.

Her mind is on work and school, with no time for much of a personal life, an
Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
Jessie - a simple college girl , escaped her parents , living with her bestie and struggling to survive. Her job is a crazy one and I didn't expect it at all. It was a bit hard to stomach at times but it is sadly real life for some. Lo and Jessie did have a very unique friendship and I did get caught off guard by a few of their interactions BUT their friendship runs deep and goes back years so I got used to it. Once Damon entered the picture I was excited yet annoyed. Man he was playing her like ...more
Heather Carver
Nov 29, 2014 Heather Carver rated it really liked it
This book was good. I enjoyed reading it, but it was too much pushing and pulling between the H/h. It is full of betrayal, lies, hot sexy and a lot of angst.

Jessica is surviving the only way she knows how. She doesn't like what she does, but it is the only way she can pay her bills and have time for school. She knows once Damon becomes the boss man she is in trouble. She is attracted to him and she doesn't want him to know what she does. Even though he already knows. How can she ever have a guy
The Book Fairy Reviews
Sep 08, 2014 The Book Fairy Reviews rated it it was amazing
Once in a while you read a book that leaves you completely hollow and lost because you want it to go on. This is one of those books. Jesse is strong willed and closed off, which gives her a tough exterior and sassy mouth. Damon is the ultimate alpha male that knows what he wants and will let nothing get in his way. But can Damon handle the Jessie with her sassy mouth and even sassier job?
The titled of this book clues into our innocence not of the world and the ugliness in it. The innocence is of
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Oct 23, 2014 Amazeballs Book Addicts rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It's great quick read. It hooked me right from the beginning. Once I picked it up I couldn't put it down until I finished reading it.

Jess has had a rough childhood and her best friend, LO, has always been there for her. Jess and Lo are in college. Jess works as an escort to pay for college. I loved Jess ans Lo. Their relationship as best friend was great, they are just what best friend should be.

Jess get a new boss, Damon, to report to. Damon at first comes off as a jerk. On
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Alexis Noelle lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, and three kids. On top a writing career, she is a full-time student and a full-time mom. She loves spending time with her kids, although she has to hide the computer from them when she is writing! She love being active and being outdoors, especially if it involves any kind of shopping.
She has always been passionate about writing.
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