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A Shattered Heart

(Fractured Lives #2)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  150 ratings  ·  36 reviews
From Tiffany King, USA Today Bestselling Author of A Shattered Moment, comes book 2 in the Fractured Lives Series.

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 sc
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Published September 28th 2015 by A.T. Publishing LLC (first published August 12th 2015)
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Jacqueline's Reads
Jul 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 4-star-books

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
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Shattered. To be broken into many pieces. So what happens when everything you loved and cherished is taken away from you in a blink of an eye? A fatal crashed that changed and altered the lives of six families. What happens when the lives of three innocent people are taken away abruptly from you? What happens when friendships are torn apart due to anger, resentment and what ifs? And what happens when the love of your life died right by your
Bookish Temptations
Aug 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend this book. Lots of great storytelling, romance, passion, and angst. It's my favorite from Tiffany so far.
Brianna Maddox
I received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review from the author. It does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Full Review on Brianna's Bookish Confessions.

I recently discovered Tiffany King this year through Bookstagram. This is now my fourth book by her that I’ve read, and yet another that I’ve loved to pieces. This is the sequel to A Shattered Moment which I read earlier this month. When I read the first book I wasn’t expecting for it to be such a heavy read. I
Jul 22, 2015 marked it as maybe-later
Shelves: books-i-own
Let me start by saying that I absolutely LOVED the first book in this series! And I knew going into A Shattered Heart that it was going to be a hard read but I've been looking forward to reading it forever! That being said, I finally had the opportunity to sit down with it this weekend and I'm so sad to say that it just didn't work for me. I'm not sure if it's the mood I'm in but the angst, the anger... I just couldn't do it!

So, needless to say, I'm shelving this one for now and might decide to
Jul 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A phenomenal breath-taking roller coaster of emotions that will gut you one minute and then warm your heart the next...
More review to come...
Sep 18, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015-reads
3.5 stars

A Shattered Heart picks up where book one in Tiffany King's Fractured Lives series, A Shattered Moment, left off - with Kat Darby standing on the doorstep of her former best friend's house for the first time in nearly two years. I knew after having read A Shattered Moment that A Shattered Heart would be even more heartbreaking, more tear-jerking, and more angst-ridden. I was totally right. Surprisingly, it was also way more frustrating.

To catch you up, the Fractured Lives series starts
Aug 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
A Shattered Heart is the second book in the Fractured Lives Series, and after finishing the first book, A Shattered Moment I jumped at the chance to get my greedy little hands on this book. I have been quietly rocking myself while waiting to read Kat's story.

Kat had a perfect life, she had amazing friends, and the perfect boyfriend who was also her best friend. That all changed graduation night when a car accident took those she loved away from her, including the love of her life, Dan. She walk
Aug 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved A Shattered Moment and when I had the chance to be given an ARC copy, I for sure took it!! A Shattered Heart does not disappoint!! It's absolutely amazing!! Tiffany King definitely knows how to deliver a heart felt book. Everything about this book had my heart racing, tears falling, and cheering along with these beloved characters.

Kat thinks she has lost everything in her life after a tragic accident forced people out of her life that she wasn't ready to loose. Including her long time b
Feb 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
My Thoughts:

A Shattered Heart was a beautiful story about the anguish and pain we experience from loss. It is the second book in the Fractured Lives series, and I recommend reading these books in order.

The night best friends Mackenzie, Zach, Kat, Dan, Jessica, and Tracy graduated from high school would forever change their destinies. A terrible car accident killed Dan, Jessica, and Tracy, while the three remaining survivors suffered permanent physical and emotional scars.

Kat cannot deal with he
Erin Dennis
Jul 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review*

*Reviewed for Wicked Women Book Blog*

The second book in the Fractured Lives series was an emotionally packed experience that I will not soon forget. Tiffany’s words were written so seamlessly that the story flowed without effort. I would be reading for what felt like five minutes when in reality it had been an hour. I was easily caught up in the dynamics of the story.

The story picked up right where A Shattered Moment left off
Aug 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I know I always say this, but I LOVE Tiffany King's books. A Shattered Heart is no exception to that rule.

Kat is broken. so broken. It was sort of foreign to me to have such a dark and brooding type of story come from
Ms. King but Lordy, she pulled it off and well! The transformation that we see in the characters of this book and the journey that they all go on proves yet again that Ms. King knows what she's doing. I finished this book with happy tears in my eyes, just because she's THAT good.
Sep 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another heart-breaking yet hopeful story about love, loss, and finding your way home again from Tiffany King.

Kat is broken and hurting, haunted by her memories. Unable to move beyond the grief of losing not one, but three people she loved, she spends her time punishing herself. Mentally, physically and emotionally. It isn't until she returns home to Florida and comes face to face with her past that she's able to face the truth. The process of healing, of putting the pieces of her life back toge
Feb 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one didn't gut punch me like this first one, but I loved it just as much and I sincerely hope Zach gets a book as well.
Okay, before I begin this review there is something I need to share with you all. I lost my oldest sister in 2013. She was 27 and had only been married for one year. She was battling a liver disease but her decline happened very quickly. In the space of a week she was admitted to the hospital and then she was gone. As sisters, we had gone through a lot growing up and losing her felt, and still feels, like I lost an arm. I share this not to gain sympathy but to explain just how much I identify wi ...more
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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" 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 b
Jul 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Tiffany King has outdone herself with A Shattered Heart. This new addition to the Fractured Lives series continues the epic emotional journey through Kat’s eyes. A Shattered Heart is a gripping story of healing and hope that will break your heart and put it back together several times over before this book is through. Tiffany King’s writing absolutely shines, brimming with raw emotion and genuine characters that I couldn’t help but fall in love with. There is an intensity to this novel that made ...more
Robert Zimmermann
Jul 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Earlier this year I read Tiffany King’s A Shattered Moment . It wasn’t the first time I thoroughly enjoyed a book from King, but I think reading it got me back into the mindset to read her books after taking a little break. They often pack emotional punches and I need to space out my reading to not overdo it for myself. Those emotional punches, among other story elements I’ve come to enjoy from Tiffany King, are not absent in A Shattered Heart.

It took me a little longer to get into this story t
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tiffany King hits another one out of the park with this emotional read!!

Book two in the Fractured Lives series, A Shattered Heart is Kat’s story. The series revolves around a group of life-long friends who were involved in a terrible car accident on the night of their high school graduation. Not all of them survived. The series deals with each of the survivors and their guilt and suffering after the accident. Book one was Mac’s story. Now it’s Kat’s turn.

This was such an emotional read touching
Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have said it before and I will say it again, Tiffany King can do no wrong. I have read every book from her and every book is amazing. She reminds me of Nicholas Sparks in a way. King's characters have a complex background, but yet they are able to overcome it. Romance is a given, but we all love that. The reader falls in love with the book from page one and they can't wait to find out what happens to these characters. In Shattered Heart, Kat is angry. She is angry that the love of her life Dan ...more
Aug 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-read
Wow. What a great series. While it is morbidly sad given the circumstances, the stories of hope and recovery are brilliant.

I loved this story, perhaps not quite as much as the first, but it was really well done just the same. I felt there were a few conversations that should have been included or extended between our main characters given the previous dynamic of their relationship. Their coming together was beautifully executed. I admit to being a touch disappointed that the character of one of
Oct 08, 2015 added it

I'm not rating it because I'm probably one of the few that couldn't get into it.

I understand that grief can be a devastating thing and losing someone is something awful but this was just way too deep, way too dark and way too depress. Kat went through a big trauma and she's not dealing at all with it and she's not trying to deal with it and she's purposely being an asshole with Brian. I read until page 50 and decided to sneak a peak around page 110 to see if it was better but no. Its just as
Sep 10, 2015 rated it liked it
As previously mentioned this book reminded of another book I've read, but surprisingly I still enjoyed it. Survivor's Guilt is a very real thing so I could definitely empathize with Kat, but that's not to say that I didn't want her to realize that she still had a lot to live for. Luckily for her she had ppl around her that loved her, especially Brian, that wouldn't let her continue to give up on life. Can't read to read Mac's book (A Shattered Moment....which is the 1st book in the series) and Z ...more
Tonya Coleman
Jun 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another winner

I am loving this series! I can't wait to get to Zachs story. I'm so glad Mac and Kat found their friendship again and I really loved Brian and all the parents. Great series!
Nov 22, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: on-my-kindle
this one was far from a bad book but it was easily forgettable. I found myself, not necessarily bored, but when I stopped reading for whatever reason, I wasn't in a mad rush to find out more. I read as I made time and it keep me interested enough to finish.
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED this book!! The first one we heard Mac's story and now we got to hear Kat's. It was an emotional ride for sure, there were pints where I wanted to punch her in the throat and then I wanted to hug her!! Great book!! Can't wait for Zachs!!
Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
ohmygod! i forgot how much i love this series... Tiffany King has a way in describing the person's feeling... Its beautiful, its heart wrenching, i love love everything about this book. not a single moment im bored, i even cry a little...
definitely 5 stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Oct 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
4/5 (B)
Heidi R.
Oct 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Tiffany King's way of writing pulls you into her stories in ways I can't even explain! Loved this story!
Holly Noelle
3.5 stars.

Didn't connect with this one as much as the first, but it was good.

Review to come.
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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 favor ...more

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