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(Shattered Secrets #2)

4.51  ·  Rating details ·  106 ratings  ·  38 reviews
Finding out that the man she may have accidentally fallen in love with has an undeniable link to her past has Scarlet Woods convinced that normal no longer exists for someone like her.

Hunter Keaton was hired by her enemy to find her, but instead he warmed her bed and thawed her heart, only to discover a secret that has the power to break her for good.

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Kindle Edition, 322 pages
Published May 30th 2017 by Limitless Publishing LLC

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4.5 "shattered secrets" stars

Another gripping turmoiling sequel to the closure of Hunter and Scarlet's story...or is it?

Torment - Book #2 in the Shattered secrets series continues right where Regret - book #1 ends giving us a whole new spectre of characters and more complicated plot with twisting intertwined blurred facts that change the course of action in the non-favorable direction for our main characters - Scarlet/Blanchette Wolfe and Hunter Keaton.

Scarlet finds out that she in fact is not c
Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
Bella J left us on such a jaw dropping precipice in the first book in the Shattered Secrets, Regret, that I was overwhelmed with unanswered questions and more than ready to see the rest of Hunter and Scarlet's story play out in Torment. If you think we have seen all of their secrets laid bare and all of the wicked depravity that could happen between these two then you have more surprises coming. Bella keeps us pinned to our seats with a case of emotional whiplash from the sparks and feelings tha ...more
Nikki  Malan
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Torment (Shattered Secrets) by Bella J
Hunter and Scarlet’s worlds have collided in more ways than one. The past connects them and the future is shrouded in lies and threats. Scarlet starts to retreat from Hunter. She puts her trust in her father, James and his soldier boy, Colton Riggs. Hunter is not giving up on his promise of protecting her. When Scarlet and Brent’s paths cross, you feel the fear that this evil man has inflicted on her. The man is vile and sadistic and your heart will break fo
Sassy Southern
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bella J continues to be the queen of all endings. My mind is still spinning after finishing this book.
Torment is the continuation of the Shattered Secrets story. We pick up where we left off in book 1, when Scarlet's father is aiding her and Hunter while on the run from her psychopath cousin Brent. While Hunter and Scarlet's relationship quickly turns into love, there are several factors competing against them. They both are completely and utterly tormented by their past, and without getting ov
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it

“Two broken souls can’t make a whole.”

GUILT. REGRET. TORMENT. HOPE. PASSION. PAIN. PERIL. EVIL. TREACHERY. AND A SOUL-BURNING LOVE THAT CANNOT BE EXTINGUISHED. Those are the recurrent themes that bubbled beneath the surface as I dove headfirst into TORMENT, the EPIC conclusion to the Shattered Secrets duet!

After having devoured three of the insanely talented Bella J.’s dark and ravishingly sexy novels, she has become one of my go-to authors for spellbinding roma
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

Torment is the second book in the Shattered Secrets Series from Bella J. You must read Regret before you dive into Torment.

Scarlet has found out the man she is possibly falling in love with has a undeniable link to her past had her convinced that normal no long exists for someone like her. Hunter was hired to find her by her enemy. He ended up though protecting her and thawing her heart only to discover
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You need to read Regret before you read this book as the story continues from that.

Poor Scarlet has been through a lot already but the shocks, surprises and betrayals just keep coming. Scarlet has never been one of those weak female characters and this book is no different. Shes stronger than people think and she proves that in this book. When she's made to face her past and it feels like she's nothing left to fight for, she still manages to find her inner strength and keep going and I was chee
Melissa J (Book Addicts Reviews)
4 dark stars!! Wow, another WTH kind of ending. I need more!!!

This is the second book in the "Shattered Secrets" series. I'm not sure it would be wise to read as a stand alone you would miss quite a bit of info. Just read them both trust me!!

This is the continuation of Scarlet and Hunter. Two broken souls not looking for love. We left off on one hell of a cliffy with the last book and started right back up there with this book. I mean Scarlett's Dad?!?! Where the hell has he been? Is he crazy to
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
5 Holy F$#k! Stars!

Yes- this was violent, crude, offensive and mainly just perfect! Bella J. never fails to mind f$%# her readers with her creative and brilliant writing style. Her book releases always fall perfectly when my brain is in a reading rut (he he "rut") and needs a complete overhaul! Torment completely fulfills that and much, much more.

Left on a cliffhanger in Regret, Torment quickly takes up where it left off and adds even more twists and turns. I loved Batman and Robin. The quirkine
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

**Carla's Five Star Review

This is the second book in the Shattered Secrets series, and it is the continuation of Hunter and Scarlet's story. Before reading this series, you need to be aware that this is a dark romance that may contain triggers for some readers.

Regret, the first book in this series, ended with a couple of pretty big cliffhangers. First, James, Scarlet's dad, yes you read that correctly,
Isa Jones (Jo&Isalovebooks Blog)
Bella J. left me once more with my mouth hanging open and my heart in my throat!. I am still thinking about the story even after finishing the book.

Torment is the second instalment of the Shattered Secrets story. The story begins right where we left off in book 1, we have just found out about Scarlet's father who comes in guns blazing doing his best impersonation of Bruce Willis LOL. Between Hunter and her dad they attempt to outrun Brent and his men. Hunter and Scarlet becoming even closer in
Treena Ross - Rockstar Book Muse
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Dark Book Lovers

I love Bella J as an author and this second book in the series is even better then the first one Regret!!

Scarlet and Hunter are back and the secrets twists and turns in this second book leave you on the edge of your sit and all you can do is keep reading to find out what happens. In this book we get some new characters along with those twists and it is hard to know how you feel about them...just like in Book 1 I had a hard time wondering if I liked Scarlet and Hunter and in the end I can
Claudia Cardoz
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If I thought Book one blew me away then this one just broke me up into million pieces of emotions. Oh My God.. This book was just oh so intense and books like this are my utmost delight. Like that super spicy, Yummy dish that is just so sizzling hot you know it's gonna fry your senses. This book takes off right where book one ended, right in the middle of mind blowing action. We get to meet Scarlet's father and along with that there are so many questions that arise about her past. Then there is ...more
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 5-star-read, 2017
Torment gets 5-stars and is a definite must read!! This book is the second in the Shattered Secrets series and starts where the first book Regret left off. After the cliffhanger in the first book I was anxiously awaiting the second book. This is a raw, dark, dirty, suspenseful book that will take you on an emotional ride with twists and turns that keep you guessing till the end. Scarlet and Hunters story took my breath away and exceeded my expectations. I can't wait to read the next Bella J book ...more
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing

After the way Regret ended, I could not wait to get my hands on Torment. I suggest reading Regret before diving into this one. Torment picks up right where we left off. It takes you on an emotional ride that will leave you feeling raw. Scarlet and Hunter’s story is raw and pure emotion. This is my second book by Bella J and it will not be my last. I love how she pulls you in!!!
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Chandra's Review

I couldn't wait to read this second book! I was in the edge of my seat! This book was full of mystery, romance, intrigue, and so sexy. I would definitely recommend this book to read!🙌🙌😊😊😀w
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
After the nail biting cliffhanger Bella J left me with in REGRET, I couldn't wait to get my hands on the conclusion in TORMENT, and I was not disappointed!! From the very first page, I was sucked back into the dark and sordid world that surrounded Scarlet and Hunter!! So many questions which I had from book one were answered and as the pieces of the puzzle started to fall together, I felt myself sink deeper into this spine tingling, on the edge of my seat story!! The narrative was raw, gritty an ...more
Theresa Alberts
May 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Torment by Bella J. is the second book in the scattered hearts series picking up right where book 1 left off...thank goodness because that was some cliffhanger the reader was left with.

The story of Scarlett, Hunter, and their newest helpers James and Colton enters an even more dark and sinister world than I could have imagined. When it appears that the only way for Scarlett to escape the past she has been running from for 7 years is to confront Brent head on and claim what is rightfully hers, sh
Sherri Maughan
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Torment is the perfect end to Scarlet and Hunter's story. Bella J never ceases to amaze me with her writing. She has the ability to make you feel what the characters feel, experience what they experience. I totally fell in love with this couple!
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You need to read Regret before you read this book as the story continues from that.
Another what the hell kind of story. I loved loved loved it. Can not be read as a standalone.
C Dorsey
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First of all, if you haven't read Regret - stop what you're doing and go read that first. This is book 2 of the Shattered Secrets series and you need to have read that book before you read this one.

Scarlett and Hunter's story concludes with this gripping, highly emotional roller coaster of a book.

The emotions you feel are all over the place. Your heart breaks; you get angry, frustrated, sad, anxious. This is one of those stories that just grabs a hold of your heart and pulls you through the jour
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is about a woman who was raped repeatedly when she was young. It starts dramatically with a rape scene then skips right to more dramatic action - shootings, lots of blood, an escape, etc. When she falls in love with her dead sister's boyfriend the big questions become: Can she face the rapist and stop the threat to her life he has become? and Can she face the man who loved her dead sister? As it says in the book, one will risk her life and the other will risk her heart. The book contin ...more
Teresa Doherty
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Carrying on from Regret, we get the foundation of Scalet's story. With the rollercoaster going at full speed, and the past busting in on Hunter and her, and the evil that goes by the name of Brent, welcomed her with open arms. This should have a warning sign, don't forget to breathe. Yes did it for me super read

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
May 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
She does not believe in happy endings as she has too many nightmares about what men have done to her. He has been hired to find her by her enemy. He knows he should not take her to his bed but he has and now he hopes to help her. She learns a secret which could ruin it all. Can he keep her safe? Will She be left broken all over again? See if he can

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jeanne Richardson
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the 3rd book I’ve read written by Bella J; she has done a good job at writing a good book. I can’t wait to read more of her books.

The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.

I loved the chemistry between the characters.

I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
Dec 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
The book is a good romantic suspense read. The story is a well written read. The characters are good. The story is an emotionally edgy read.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
This has to be read in order. It pulls you in makes you sit on the edge of your seat, cringe, and wonder what next. It makes you feel like you are part of the story as it comes to life. The characters are fascinating. I recommend it to all. I got it from booksprout and voluntarily left my review.
Cynthia Vigil
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Whoa! So amazing!

Just found Bella J. - holy s...! Shattered Secrets series is dark, hot, twisted, romantic and WOW!
Karen Galloway
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very Enjoyable
I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. This is another really good book from Bella J. It has an enjoyable, well written storyline. The great characters kept me interested in their story with their great chemistry and interaction. I enjoyed reading this book
Pete Woollven
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing

A great book well written and a great cast of characters loved this book couldn't put it down superb read book one in a boxed set and had to have this to find out what happened I wasn't disappointed
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All the way from Cape Town, South Africa, Bella J lives for the days when she’s able to retreat to her writer’s cave where she can get lost in her little pretend world of romance, love, and insanely hot bad boys.

Bella J is a Hybrid Author with both Self-Published and Traditional Published work. Even though her novels range from drama, to comedy, to suspense, it's the dark, twisted side of romance

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