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Sparks Of Deception

(Shattered Lives #4)

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Nothing is ever what it seems. When you think life is straight-forward, someone kicks your feet out from under you.

Starting a new journey in our lives was supposed to be a happy, joyous occasion… but things burst into flame. We have to fight to keep alive, keep breathing, and to find the answers to the questions swirling around us.

I found the love I'd been waiting for
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Kindle Edition, 196 pages
Published November 23rd 2017
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Kristine
Prepare for a gripping story that will send you on rollercoaster of emotion; you won’t want to put it down. The characters are complex, believable, and seem so real that it’s easy to forget they are characters in a book. The author seamlessly tells the story from multiple points of view giving a more comprehensive story. This is truly a great story and and a great series.
Samantha
Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The prologue did a fantastic job of hooking my attention and setting the stage for things.
I am always ready to dive into another of Shuler's books. I just hope my emotions can handle this one.
Derek was such a strong character and I was very excited for him to get the spotlight in this book.
By Chapter Five, Shuler was doing that thing she always does - getting my adrenaline pumping.
There were several opportunities for me to get worked up in this one, but also several places of sweet calm as w
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Cynthia
Apr 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is another great read in the Shattered series, we have watched these two grow up going through so much and finally when they find their own and try to start a life together things take a tailspin leaving them in danger that could lead to death. The author touches on a topic that is dear to our heart, it is so much in the news, in our schools, in our lives. It is never easy to live in a world that is all about me, me, me, filled with hate, getting even, trying to be on the top with friends, ...more
Mindy
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Wow. What an amazing addition to the Shattered Lives series. This way the first book focused on some of the younger characters and it did not disappoint. I laughed, cried, screamed, and sometimes asked WTF! The author has done an amazing job showing the struggles two young people face with love, family and life. You get to read how they react when those things bring them face-to-face with dangerous, scary and sometimes violent situations. Derek has grown in front of my eyes throughout the books ...more
Mindy
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Wow. What an amazing addition to the Shattered Lives series. This way the first book focused on some of the younger characters and it did not disappoint. I laughed, cried, screamed, and sometimes asked WTF! The author has done an amazing job showing the struggles two young people face with love, family and life. You get to read how they react when those things bring them face-to-face with dangerous, scary and sometimes violent situations. Derek has grown in front of my eyes throughout the books ...more
We Like them Dark Book Blog
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was definitely a great continuation In the series, and I’m happy to see this author does a great job of portrayed younger characters. The love story of Derek and Lana was beautiful-and Lana, much like other characters in the series went through some torment, this time with bullies. She vows to blend into the background but that’s hard for her to do when she catches the eye of Derek, someone who vows to protect her at all costs.
I loved how much Derek protected and loved his family and friend
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Lynne
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! This is the fourth book in the Shattered Lives series and true to its name, there are some very dark goings on.
Once again I loved the characters and I loved that these books each focus on someone different in the same group of friends. So you get updates on the lives and doings of the characters you've read about previously.
The only thing I've struggled with is keeping track of the ages of the younger characters. Which is a bigger deal when the teenagers and babies are brought into the sto
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Michelle Lambert
Sparks of Deception (Shattered Lives #4) by Barb Shuler

In book #4 of the Shattered Lives series we get the young adult story of Lana and Derek. These to have grown up in this series. Poor Lana become the target of school bullies and has to learn to stand up for herself when Derek and Carter are not always right there. Deceptions from the past come to light and Lana's family is torn apart. Derek is there to support her and watch over her while helping her to grow into a remarkable young woman.
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Jill
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Barb Shuler is such a fantastic author, she comes up with such unique stories. Even if its something that's been done, her unique take on things makes her books so special. They really stand out and make you think. I find myself thinking about her books and characters long after I've finished a book. This story was no exception. I don't want to ruin anything, that's part of the appeal to her books.....the suspense and not knowing!!! But, this is a topic that we all have at least heard about and ...more
Charlotte Isaac
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Amazing book

This was a interesting story. And how it ties in with the other books from series. I couldn't put it down.

I loved Derek, he loves his family and friends. He doesn't let his past get to him. He is selfless. He helps out everyone.

I loved Alana, she is funny, caring and has a sass to her. She loves her family and her friends. She likes to blend into back ground but will stand up for what she believes in.

I recommend this story; and series. I can't wait for more. wtmo
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Amy
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book focuses on the younger generation. Derek is growing up into amazing young man from where he came from. And Lana is blossoming and getting braver. And now with what Lana is being faced with she's going to need all the love from her family and friends she can get. Barbs books just continue to get better and better. Can't wait to read book 5! ...more
Mona williams
Dec 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
this was another amazing book you wrote! its the fourth book in this series. its about a young man who finds his happily ever after with the girl of his dreams. some people are trying to take her out. he will fight anyone that tries to harm her even if it costs him his life!
Tracy
Dec 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4th great book in this series! we all fell in love with Derek and Lana from the other books in this series and that love continued while reading their story. Barb knows how to write about an alpha male and a strong female character....love all the characters in this series
Gladys
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
An intense story of young love and what your willing to do to keep it. Filled with emotional turmoil, drama, suspense and romance. Enjoyable and entertaining. I'm posting an honest, voluntary review after reading an advance copy. ...more
Reva Coomer
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I knew this one was going to be so good! Derek has been my favorite from the start. He's young, but I love his sense of humor and his smarts. His love for Lana is amazing. This book was different from the rest in the series. Not as....hmmm... gruesome maybe. Still a lot of action and things that make you wanna rip someone to pieces for the ugly vile things people can do. On to the next one! ...more
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K.A. Graham
Nov 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sparks of Deception (Shattered Lives #4)
by Barb Shuler

☆☆☆4 stars☆☆☆

If you've read the Shattered Lives series, you've seen Derek and Lana grow up in front of our eyes. Derek has always loved Lana, even as young kids, and when times become dangerous and threatening, he shows just how far he will go to protect what's his.

Lana has had the misfortune of being bullied at school by what I'd call a gang of douchebags. She's somewhat quiet and reserved, so when Derek and the family decide it's time for
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Kaye
Apr 14, 2018 added it
THIS IS ONE SERIES THAT IS A MUST READ!!!
I keep thinking that as much as I read, nothing could ever surprise me any more. Yeah, I thought that. Barb is in a league of her own. Her imagination seems to be endless. Man, the talents from this remarkable author are phenomenal. No joke. All kidding aside. The characters are so vividly described as you follow them along their journey. I was so mesmerized as I watch them grow and transform into the person they've become. Such an awe inspiring read that
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Barb is a Carolina Girl by right and a Texan by birth. By day she’s a desk jockey for a rural transportation company and a book lover - reading through as many books as she can. At night, though, she turns into alter ego, a writer. Cape, optional, depending on her mood.

Her stories are a mix of real life events, personal experiences and the craziness of her own imagination, and the imaginations of
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