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Shattered Love (Forever Us, #1)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  148 ratings  ·  65 reviews
Bria du Mont and Damien du Sky have been in love for as long as they can remember. Neighbors and best friends since childhood, they planned to be together forever.

That is until Damien seeks to propose to Bria on her eighteenth birthday and finds her in bed with another man.

Bria has no memory of how she ended up in that situation, but Damien still leaves her. Traumatized by
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Published November 28th 2018
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Nov 29, 2018 marked it as no-way-jose
How someone can read this is beyond me.
To each their own I guess
Poor Free06 endured it and took one for the team.
I appreciate her information. A LOT
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4.5 heartbreaking stars

Copy received from author for an honest review.

This is a box of tissues and bottle of vodka read.

Wow - what an amazing debut novel from Nivia Borell.

I was not sure what to expect when I started this book, and I definitely did not expect to be reading through tears right from the start.

Bria and Damien's story is told in both the past and present, and had me laughing and smiling as well as having leaky eyes.

I don't want to give too much away about this story, as you really d
Bee Mills
Dec 01, 2018 rated it did not like it
Oh my god the melodrama. REAL PEOPLE DO NOT TALK LIKE THIS.

I thought perhaps this author's clear desire to be as wordy as possible and her passionate love affair with her thesaurus would lead to some vaguely amusing sex scenes but as far as I can tell (and I admit I skipped quite a few pages toward the end) there is no sex scene in this book.

And it ends on a fucking To Be Continued.

Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book absolutely lives up to its title. This is no hearts and flowers read, it’s raw, desperate, heart shattering and gripping. It’s like no other book I’ve read before so it’s not comparable to others. It isn’t an easy read, it’s choppy, with lots of back and forth between past and present and so very intense but I honestly couldn’t put it down, it had me needing to know more. I was fortunate enough to win this as an ARC and this is book one of a trilogy so I’m gutted I’ll have to wait so l ...more
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
3 ½ Stars

Shattered Love is the first book in the Forever Us series and the debut novel by Nivia Borell. It has a bit of a ‘star-crossed-lovers’ feel to the story, with secrets, drama, a conniving and jealous 3rd party, romance, and lots of push-pull/angst.
Bria du Mont and Damien du Sky had been neighbours and best friends since childhood. Their plans for the future always include each other- they really thought that their love would last forever. But when Damien finds Bria in bed with another m
AC Squared Book Blog
Nov 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have sooo many thoughts on this book! For a debut book, Nivia really blew this one out of the park! I ADORE the story line soooo much. There were a few things that bugged me though. In the middle, the plot crawled some, I think to be more dramatic. At the beginning, the back and forth between characters and time was a little choppy, but really did pick up to a great rhythm. Lastly, one of my biggest pet peeves is when the main characters are IDIOTS lol. All of this being said, I LOVED THEM SO ...more
Serena Worker
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bria decided she can’t go on anymore all she wants is to right the wrongs she caused and seeing that Damien is happy now she feels that she can leave and decides on having one last birthday party to say goodbye.
Damien doesn’t know why Bria is having a birthday party or why he goes, maybe because she named it Oblivion, but she broke his heart seven years ago and his heart died, all he has done since is make sure his business thrived.
When Bria is confronted by her ex best friend, Damien’s sister w
Bobbi Wagner
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. This is a story about building a relationship for the majority of your life and how one simple choice could tear everything apart. Bria and Damien’s story is full of drama and emotions. We get to see how their relationship falls apart but we do get to see, feel their love for each other. Their story is told in the present but does go back to the past which in parts was hard to follow. Overall, I enjoyed their story and I highly recommend reading it.
Sara Oxton
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shattered Love by Nivia Borell a four-star read that will shatter you. This is the first book in the Forever Us series and I can’t wait for the next one, I don’t want to give the story away as it’s a good premise. This in places is a great story, the way its done is a little overbearing at times but then on the other hand well done, it’s a real conundrum to rate and review. Bria is someone your heart will break for at times but then in the same breath you will want to strangle her at the same ti ...more
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
SHATTERED LOVE is the first book in the "Forever Us" trilogy. I'm super hopeful that the entire series is already written so I can have (almost) instant gratification and know how the series ends.

There is a sophistication with this book. I'm not sure if it's the way it's written (different points of view, past and present telling) or if it's because some of the dialogue is more of a monologue with depth and weight that make it more than a thought.

There are PARAGRAPHS that I have highlighted bec
May 16, 2019 marked it as nope-nope-nope
I hate when authors do the hero thinks the heroine cheated device, it's usually just a way to emotionally torture the heroine for angst that the hero never actually has to go thru or feel himself to get her back.
Megan Goodman
Mar 17, 2019 rated it liked it
I found this book to be very hard to follow. It didn’t keep my interest and took me a while to read. It is very choppy and back and forth and the storyline didn’t grab me.
Prakash Sharma
Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it

Nice plot and character development. I enjoyed Nivia Borell's creativity and imagination in this novel.
I won't say it a page Turner, but it's good.
Laura Furuta
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shattered Love: Book one of the "Forever us" series
By: Nivia Borell
5 out of 5 stars

The story Shattered Love: Book one of the "Forever us" series by Nivia Borell is a contemporary romance book. This is a story that is powerful, raw, and emotional. It is a book that had me upset or angry at times with what was happening and also with tears in my eyes. It is one of those books that when I finished all I can say is “Wow!” Once I started, I couldn’t bring myself to put it down until I had read the fi
Natalie Hanley
Feb 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Shattered Love – the first book in the Forever us series. Review by Natalie Hanley
Bria du Mont and Damien du Sky have been in love as long as they can remember, and Damien is planning to propose on her 18th birthday so that they can be forever together. Then one night a cataclysmic event pulls them apart and shatters them both. How can they recover? Both bury themselves in work but can’t resist each other and at different periods through the book they find each other and rekindle their passion.
Jenni Bishop
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shattered Love: Book one of the "Forever us" series by Nivia Borell is a contemporary romance story that is a very raw and extremely emotional read. This story provoked so many feelings in me and I am not sure how I feel about it. It is a story of young love destroyed by one night. A night that was not at all what it seemed. A night that destroyed two people beyond repair. I was so angry at times and my heart was breaking. The pain is palpable, hearts are shattered, anger is ripe, lies and decei ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have gone back & forth in my head on how to write this review, as I'm conflicted on so many different points, but now I have no more time so here goes nothing. First of all, it looks like this is Nivia Borell's debut book so kudos for keeping me gripped cover to cover. Shattered Love was the epitome of angst throughout the pages, so frankly, I was completely exhausted by the end of it, and wanted to hurt both the hero, Damien, & even Bria to be honest. Damien, because he was a douche of the hi ...more
Melissa Agena
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Such a complex book! Book one in the Forever Us Series by Nivia Borell is Shattered Love. This book was written with such great poise and descriptive manner. This author really takes you on a journey of deep feeling and emotion. Shattered Love follows Bria du Mont on her 25th birthday and the encounters of the past. Bria was meant for Damien du Sky. From the time that they were little, they were tied by such a great bond. That bond being an immense forever kind of love. One that they thought was ...more
May 25, 2019 rated it did not like it
*I received a free copy of this book through voracious readers for an honest review*
This book was so awful. I really don't want it to seem like I'm ranting but I really don't have anything positive to say about this book.
The writing style was hard to read. I couldn't get into a good flow and the way that the story unfolded was really awkward. Everything was told in the past tense like a narrator telling a story. But it was supposed to be someone actually having a conversation. People just don't
Ann-Maree Howarth
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
At first, I really enjoyed this book as the author had a very poetic writing style and the character's story sounded intriguing. But yes there is a but the longer I read the story started to chop and change from the present to the past, sometimes 8 years, 7 years, 1 year and so on. This really affected the flow of the book and had me skipping pages when the point of view changed to a third person character. The longer I read the more annoying the characters become and how unbelievable their stor ...more
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You are in for one hell of a ride with this one as it's one of those books you love to Hate! Bear in mind it's rather dramatic & angsty, so,if that's you're thing, it's something you'll enjoy. I was more motivated by hatred than needing tissues as Damien threw everything away by doubting what was supposedly his 'soul mate' or one 'true' love.
I felt Bria's pain & joined her on her journey of self destruction. Oblivion was where she was & they were all totally oblivious to that except for Alex & p
Michelle Austin
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shattered Love was an emotional 5 star read. This is Bria and Damien’s story.

We start with Bria having a birthday party. A party that will allow her to say goodbye. Without him she has nothing. No one can save someone who has no intention, will, or desire to be helped.

Damien had his heart broken by Bria, but he decided to come to her party anyway. He had to see her, something was different about this party. Seven years ago, I found the love of my life, my best friend, my soulmate, my future wi
Clare Harrison
Mar 13, 2019 rated it liked it
They were each other's forever. The promise of a marriage proposal upon her 18th birthday.

But alas tragedy struck and now two hearts are damaged and broken.

Nothing will ever be the same again. So much hurt and anger, loss and complete devastation.

This is Nivias debut and in a way it does show.

Personally for me for the length of the book I was a little dissapointed. I'm almost at a loss of what to say.

Damien is the injured party, and he plays his part very well. He wears his hurt like a suit of
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shattered Love by Nivia Borell was a touching and emotional read. It was an interesting story and I loved the pace.

I loved the idea of the story. It was original. The idea of literally dying from a broken heart was very poignant and it touched me a lot. I also loved the pace. It went through the entire story without it losing my attention.

I am such a sucker for an enemies-to-lovers, second chance romance, and I loved this story so much! It pulled me in instantly, and Bria and Damien were such
Gail Guerrero
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shattered Love The Forever Us Series Book One by Nivia Borell

Four Stars

I’m so sad after reading this story but a little hopeful as well. So much pain and depression. I was a little depressed while reading it. To me it was hard reading about Bria giving up. She had experienced a lot but she lost her fighting spirit. Having a love so strong was a blessing and a curse. This story will have your emotions so high and low that you may just give up on it. But don’t it gets better and worse. Damien was
Brandy Roberts
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I thought Shattered Love was a interesting book after reading the blurb I really wanted to know these characters story and to see how the conflict happened . My heart really hurt for the couple more so the heroine she went through so much pain at times I didn't want the couple to end up together but was happy with the end result I can't wait to see what's to come for this new author for me .
copy provided for honest review 
hero=6 heroine=8 secondary charac
Federica Indulti
Dec 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Mmm this is a weird book. The plot is very typical: long time love story where he thinks she cheated on him and so on.
But there are also peculiar elements in the story.
The female hero is quite boring: after losing the love of her life, she becomes numb to all kind of emotion and isolates herself from family and friends. A little bit too dramatic.
The male hero is also typical in his reactions: after thinking his girlfriend cheated on him, he does everything he can to make her suffer, becoming a m
Behind Closed Doors Book Review
Amount of sex 2.5 / 5
How explicit is the sex scenes 2.5 / 5
Story 4 / 5
Overall: 4 / 5

Shattered Love is the debut novel from author Nivia Borell. It’s also the first book in the Forever Us series, so be aware that it does end with a cliffhanger.  Shattered Love tells the story of Bria and Damien, and their story is full of drama, angst, and emotions. There was often so much drama and angst that it became difficult to like the characters at times.

Shattered Love’s story is mostly told in the present
Angelina Frazzini
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shattered Love by Nivia Borell is book one of the Forever Us Series. This book is a contemporary romance that had me glued to my seat until the last page. This is the first book I’ve read by this author but books like this is why I continue to read books by new to me authors. This book was so emotional.

Life is not easy. Life is about putting in work, making choices and then dealing with the consequences. Bria and Damien’s lives have changed due to circumstances they’ve faced and how they’ve dea
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Nivia Borell is a contemporary romance author, voracious reader, nature lover, stargazer, daydreamer.

When she doesn’t have a pen or book in hand, she is an avid adventurer with an unquenchable wanderlust.

She has a weakness for tormented characters, second chances, and happy endings.

Her wish is to awaken emotions in the hearts of her readers through the power of the written word.

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