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Shattered Stars

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  164 ratings  ·  94 reviews
“You will lose your memory.”
That’s what a doctor told me at just twenty-nine years old.
My headaches and exhaustion weren’t from overexertion like I thought.
It was more. A lot more.

Despite my unimaginable challenges,
I found love at a time I needed it most.
Layne, a rising star and popular frontman,
was unknowingly singing life into my soul through his allusive lyrics.
Published April 4th 2019
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3.5 surprisingly unique stars

Honestly, this is a classic case of me not you. Any other time, and I would have absolutely loved this book becuase of how uniquely it was written, and even yesterday, when I started it, there was a pressure in my chest simply because of how grieving the tone of the book was.

Tragedy was a foregone conclusion.

But something.. Something about it just didn't connect with me. You know what I mean?

Jumping between 12 years- then and now, Shattered Stars follows the story
Stormi (Bewitched Reader)
I have been trying to start my review for Shattered Stars for about 20 minutes now and the best words I can come up with to sum up this beautiful Story are READ IT NOW! Shattered Stars pulled on every emotion I have and absorbed all of my attention until I had read every single word. Dani is such a strong heroine. She faces her fears head on and loves her family Completely and Selflessly. And Layne. That man is all of the husband and dad goals wrapped up intoone sexy rockstar package.
I voluntari
Apr 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-5-stars, arc-2019
Just by reading this synopsis I knew I was in a world of pain.
I knew it yet I still wanted to read. I could see the impending doom but I couldn't help myself.

I was literally on the edge of my seat when I was reading Shattered Stars.

The entire time I was reading this book I felt this huge sense of sadness and melancholy. I was expecting a miracle to take place because WHY THE F NOT? It's a fictional romance. Plus everyone deserves a happy ending , right? RIGHT.
I was thanking the fictional romance
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW! I would honestly give this story more than 5 stars if I could! This author has been on my list of want to read authors for about a year now, but this is my first! And what an introduction to a new-to- me author this book is. This lady can write!! Such a stunning, emotional and heartwarming story! It is wonderfully unique and sliced my heart wide open, but thankfully put it back together by the end in the best of ways. Dani, Layne and Aly will take you on a journey that at times you won't be ...more
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!! This books sucked me in with it's one of a kind story line. Shattered Stars alternates in time from the past and present to assist in the telling of the story, which adds another dimension of suspense and intrigue to the complexity of events that unfold in the story.

This story has some very dark parts, but there was something very uplifting about Danny's story and her ability to find light in the darkness. This book shows that sometimes that best things really do come from the most unexp
Heather Blauth Ambrosino
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shari J. Ryan never ceases to amaze me! Each story she writes is so unique and addicting. Shattered Stars has blown me away! It is different than anything I have ever read... Shari's writing sucks me into her characters worlds and my stomach gets butterflies, my heart breaks, and my "mom heart" hurts and soars right along with all of Danny's emotions. This story is one of my all time favorites and you must read it, TODAY!
Samantha Schafer
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e4c, ugly-cry

This book truly is amazing, Shari's best work yet! That is saying something because I thought Last Words couldn't be beat.

Grab a box of tissues, you are going to need it.
Stacie Christensen
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“You will lose your memory.”
That’s what a doctor told me at just twenty-nine years old.
My headaches and exhaustion weren’t from overexertion like I thought.
It was more. A lot more.

Despite my unimaginable challenges,
I found love at a time I needed it most.
Layne, a rising star and popular frontman,
was unknowingly singing life into my soul through his allusive lyrics.
I lived and breathed for the mesmeric sound of his voice.

Kismet led us to a kind of love anyone would die for.
However, Layne s
Rhonda Ziglar
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 TRUE LOVE STARS!! Wow, Wow, just Wow!! This book will be in my top 10 favorites for 2019. This author takes us on a powerful heartfelt journey through the lives of Layne and Dani and their true love. I could not put this book down. The story is beautifully written with all the feels and OMG, I felt like I was with these characters. Shari J. Ryan is a phenomenal storyteller and she just keeps turning out 5 star books. Do yourselves a favor and 1-Click this book.
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my absolute favorite books by Shari J. Ryan. When I read Shattered Stars it gave me the feeling that I was reading something special. It is the type of love story that buries itself deep in your heart. Layne is more than just a musician, he has a heart of gold. I absolutely love the chemistry between Danny and Layne. When you think about Aly, Shari J. Ryan describes her perfectly "She is proof that some of the best gifts in life come from the shadows of a nightmare." Danny has gon ...more
Aimee Crant-oksa
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved Shattered Stars by Shari J Ryan. Her writing lets you feel all the emotions of her characters and keeps you glued to the pages. This story portrays a family going through hard times, but staying strong together through adversity.
The chemistry between Layne and Danny was so strong from their first meeting and throughout their lives. Layne loves Danny in a way that makes romance novels what they are. It's what we all dream about. Shari makes you feel this throughout their story. Danny is s
Emily Goodman
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Shari Ryan brings readers to the edge of their seats with her new standalone release, Shattered Stars.
Shattered Stars is a uniquely written romance. It’s not typical steamy, lust filled romance by any means. Ryan creates the perfect relationship between husband and wife only for past tragedies to threaten everything they’ve built. Their love is palpable. Each will stop at nothing for the other person. Even if it means giving up everything for them. It’s heart wrenching yet absolutely inspiring
Michelle Blauth
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shari J Ryan has really outdone herself with this book. It is unlike any book I have read. This story is about an unbreakable bond between a strong family but is not your typical "good girl meets bad boy" kind of story. You have a husband and wife who are both willing to give up everything for one another. They never let their love waiver no matter what comes their way. It is honest, and raw, and truly heart wrenching. I don't even know how to write a review that will do this book justice, but y ...more
Tracey Vuolo
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shari Ryan stands out among her fellow authors with Shattered Stars. This story consumed me mind, heart and soul in a way that I will be forever changed. These characters take you on a heartbreaking journey of hope, fear, determination, faith and love. You will hold your breath and cry, but then you will be filled with so much happiness and joy.

Layne and Aly are such a unique couple who are perfectly imperfect for each other. I fell in love with Layne for many reasons, but most importantly for h
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shattered Stars by Shari J. Ryan is a standalone romance novel that grips you and doesn't let go for a long time.
Dani and Layne Hensen's life changed. Nothing is as it was anymore and both fight hard for their love, marriage and sanity.
Reading Shattered Stars was like riding a roller coaster. There are a lots of down , but also ups. I suffered with the characters and I could feel their emotions in the words.
The story jumps between past and present and it took me a little time to get into the sto
Julie Gustafson-Monk
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-reads
Shari has done it again. Shattered Stars is one of the best books Shari has ever written.

This book takes you on the journey of Layne and Dani. Their story is one of never giving up and loving through thick and thin and sickness and in health. This book is so beautifully written. You can feel the emotions while reading their story.

Shari is known for her emotional books, but this one takes the cake. This book is raw and real. This book is very close to my heart. I got to experience this book whil
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve read an array of stories by Ms. Ryan and she kills every single type of book she writes. The funny, the twisted ones, and the emotional ones. But I have to tell you, her emotional ones.... they hit you on the heart and don’t let go. And I take so so much away from reading them! I laugh and I cry and I just can’t stop reading!! Layne and Danny’s story is like nothing I’ve ever read before. Grab a box of tissues and some chocolate and be ready for the read of a lifetime. But be ready for swee ...more
Lily Garcia
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Shattered Stars! One of my top favorites of 2019!

Oh emm gee - I know I won’t be forgetting this beautifully poignant story! I FLOVED this book so much! This author never fails to make me cry! Shattered Stars was EVERYTHING; soul-consuming, utterly heartbreaking and inspiring. I knew from the blurb that it would be a hard read, but I wasn’t prepared for how raw and realistic this storyline would be. I’m not going to lie- I was so scared to read it, but my only consolation was that it ends in a
Kasey McCarthy
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dani has been through an unspeakable tragedy and her life completely changed that day. Then her best friend Lexi drags her to a concert where she meets Layne. He gets her out of comfort zone and allows her to open up. They’re both attracted to each other but will they act on it? Will the past come back to haunt them?
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book. Ah, this book. It gutted me. Devastated me. Ruined me, and yes, shattered me. But it left me with hope. A heart bursting with hope. I find myself in way too similar of a situation as Layne and Dani. The difference is my special someone doesn’t yet understand what he's lost, and none of us know yet what parts of his mind remain. So while this was a heart-wrenching, soul-shattering read for me, I emerge on the other side with optimism and hope that, although our journey has just begun, ...more
Lisa Aiello
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
My heart just feels good and light and happy as I turn the last page. And that's a far cry from how I was feeling throughout my reading. My heart was breaking. Dani went through so damn much, and the hits just kept on coming. But, there was always Layne...beautiful, loving, selfless and caring Layne. If this man isn't what every single one of us women has pictured as being the perfect soulmate, then I don't know anything!! I absolutely loved the storyline, as devastating as it was, because throu ...more
Paula D
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful love story! This is one amazing story that’s hard to review without giving anything away. Dani and Layne meet and definitely love at first sight. But Layne is a rock star and Dani is a very young mom. What would you do for love? My heart hurt for Dani. But wow is Dani one strong girl I don’t think I could have the strength she has. Layne when he loves he’s loves hard he’s one patient amazing man!Layne is definitely every woman’s dream man! I loved this book because it’s real things h ...more
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was absolutely amazing!! My heart wasn’t gutted as much as I thought it would be but it was still a tear jerker! I love Shari’s writing and her stories!!!
Cleida R
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s
Beautiful and powerful writing
The way she wrote this book and put it together, was great and well done.

Layne and Dani 🥰

From the moment the two see each other, sparks fly. Layne makes Dani feel things she’s never felt before, and does it without even touching her.
I have to say you need to read this book and see it for yourself, because when you love someone, you owe it to them to help them become the best possible person they can be. When you’re married to someone your love is for better or for
M L Dyson
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book leaves me without words and with a mess of feelings. It’s a emotional rollercoaster! It’s heart wrenching yet poignant. Amazing is not a strong enough word! This is a story of two people who are destined to be together, a story of a family in the grips of the unthinkable. Yet what comes from this horrific situation is an amazing story of life, a life lived to the fullest despite the terror within, a life given so much worth it was impossible to let it go, a life full of meaning and pur ...more
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-books, arc
If I had to give Shattered Stars a subtitle, it would most undoubtedly be: The Power of Love. What Shari Ryan has crafted is an emotionally-charged journey for a woman, who despite all the occurs in her young life, still has a resilience that is awe-inspiring. And that is because she is surrounded by love from her mother, her bestie, her daughter and from the man who will forever change her life.

The blurb only scratches the surface as we get both past and present in Danielle Hensen's POV. Her st
JoAnna G
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Amazing, breathtaking Fall In Love Stars

I finished this book over a week ago. It took me this long to review it. So here we go.

I have read this author before but I have to say I think this one is my favorite yet. I don't know how she got through it without tears and kleenex. I will shout from the rooftops that I fell so in love with Layne and Dani. I will give it a full review after I can have all my thoughts together that make sense. This is my number one book this year. I know it is early b
J.E. Benoit
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed on behalf of The Book Boyfriend Addict. A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

4.5 Stars

The last of his words fall silent against a whisper, and chills skate down my spine just as they have every time he has sung to me. The connection allows me to remember this part of him.

I’ve read a handful of Shari J. Ryan’s books and I’ve them but I really think that this book is her best one to date. The premise was unlike anything I’ve ever read and it was fascinating
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a great story packed with lots of emotion! Shari Ryan's stories are always unique and she manages to fill them with things that'll tug at your heartstrings. In this case, Dani has been given a terrible diagnosis and she has memory problems right off the bat. She found an amazing guy in Layne, the compassionate and sexy rockstar who was so selfless and was such a great support for Dani.

The story is told in flashbacks from 12 years ago and also in the present. I tend to have trouble with
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shattered Stars is beautiful written, with a unique storyline and it’s definitely something special!

This book grabbed me from the first page and kept me completely engaged to the last. It is a heartwarming journey of the love that Dani and Layne share. I simply hoped that they would get to their happily ever after. So, grab the box of tissues and get ready for a story that will pull at your heartstrings.

I started reading this book without even knowing what it was about because I love Shari J.
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Hi guys! I'm an indie writer of Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance, and Romantic Thrillers. Throughout my writing journey, I've hit Amazon's Top 100, Barnes & Noble's Top 10, and iBooks at #1. Hiding in suburbia with my hubby and two wild little boys, my active imagination allows me to live life as adult with many imaginary friends.

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