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Shattered Amethyst

(Broken Gems #4)

4.62  ·  Rating details ·  66 ratings  ·  41 reviews
Betrayed. Sold. Tortured. Now she’s fighting to rebuild her life.

Amethyst Hatcher was supposed to die on her eighteenth birthday, against all the odds she survived, and now lives her life searching for her next adrenalin rush. When the firefighter is assigned to work with the cops, she finds herself completely unprepared for the sexual tension smoldering between her and De
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Published August 3rd 2020 by Bear Spots Publications
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Jul 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
She let defiance save her sanity from the horrors her captor rained down on her. Seven months of the unspeakable and Amethyst had no idea what happened to her younger sisters. And then she turned eighteen and she knew her captor was finished with her, it was her time to die, or was it? Had Fate finally smiled down on her?

Years later, she has been reunited with most of her sisters and reconstructing her life from the rubble left behind, choosing daredevil sports and a dangerous job to prove to he
Sherry Fundin
It is so good to be back with the Broken Gem family and I can hardly wait to see what Jane Blythe has in store for me in Shattered Amethyst. Each gem has been severely damaged and Amethyst Hatcher will have her day. Will Zeb, her bodyguard, be her salvation?

Amethyst, like her four sisters, had been sold by their parents to sex traffickers.

“This one is going to be moved quickly”…but she isn’t going without a fight.

The writing flows smoothly, leading me, taking me to her, sensing her betrayal and
Jul 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shattered Amethyst is the fourth book in the Broken Gems series and despite all the Hatcher sister’s stories being gut wrenching, Amethyst’s story was maybe the most difficult one yet! Since surviving her ordeal, Amethyst has dedicated her life to rescuing others and chasing adrenaline highs through extreme sports. Despite her commitment to others, there is one commitment that she has shied away from time after time and that is the commitment to love.

Both Zeb and Amethyst have never truly been b
This was a really good book. The heroine is a firefighter and the hero is a detective. They are forced to work together to solve a case. They have so much chemistry sparking between them, it just jumps off the page.

Paula Genereau
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing and I loved it. It will keep you sucked in and glued to your kindle. Such a great story.
Aug 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
These books leave me wanting more but also crushed. The subject of them is so hard and tragic, but they are done well, and the characters are great!

Amethyst Hatcher’s youth was tragic, but she has rebuilt her life and is now just moving through life. She thinks she’s living, but she is really just still surviving. She needs the rush of extreme sports to make her feel alive and when they start to feel dull and not giving her what she needs she finds something else that will give her that rush. Wh
Rebecca Austin
Oct 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Amethyst Hatcher was kidnapped at 17 and separated from her sisters. She was sold to Nikos who kept a collection of girls until their 18th birthday when he no longer had any use for them.

Now 11 years later Amethyst has become a firefighter and lives life on the edge as she still struggles to come to terms with the events of the past.

But an arsonist has Amethyst working with the local police department, and in particular Zebadiah Tuck, to figure out who the deadly arsonist is before they strike
Kathy Wideman
This is the fourth book in the series. They can be read as standalone books though. I haven’t read any of the other books and wasn’t confused. Amethyst and her sisters went through something horrible. Some worse than others but all horrible. Her sisters have found a way to process what happened to them and move forward. They have lives and families now. In some ways Amethyst is still stuck back there. She thinks that she has processed and moved forward but has she. Or did she just stick it in a ...more
Robyn Corcoran
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amethyst Hatcher gets her turn to have her story told and what a story it is too. This author certainly knows how to pull on your emotions and put you through the wringer. She gets you fully invested in the characters and the story and that’s always a plus in my book.

Zeb Tuck, a local police detective, and Amethyst really do have an amazing physical attraction, their chemistry is nearly as combustible as the fires in the story. Of course, things didn’t go as planned for them in my head. 😂

The su
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4 stars

Shattered Amethyst is book four in the Broken Gems series by author Jane Blythe. All books are standalones. The heartbreaking backstory was easy to follow even though this was my first book in the series (although it won't be my last).

Amethyst endured the unthinkable when she was still a teenager by shutting down her emotions and defying her captor until the bitter end. Barely escaping with her life, she now lives her days tempting fate as a firefighter and extreme athlete; anything for a
Aug 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shattered Amethyst is book four in the Broken Gems series by author Jane Blythe. All books are standalones. The heartbreaking backstory was easy to follow even though this was my first book in the series (although it won't be my last).

Amethyst endured the unthinkable when she was still a teenager by shutting down her emotions and defying her captor until the bitter end. Barely escaping with her life, she now lives her days tempting fate as a firefighter and extreme athlete; anything for an adre
Aug 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
I will be honest, this book was hard for me to get in to - take the trigger warning seriously - I had to take a break a couple of times and wait a little while before I could really delve in and read the story. I struggle when reading about sexual assault sometimes, and this happened in Shattered Amethyst. When I was able to move past that part mentally, this book was really good! Amethyst and her sisters have all suffered some horrors in their pasts, and this series is about how they are taking ...more
Char Davis
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amethyst has been through he'll she was sold by her parents to see traffickers along with her sisters.The guy that bought her was going to kill her on her eighteenth birthday but before she bleed out she was rescued now she's a firefighter an does extreme sports because she doesn't care if she's loved it dies.When a serial killer starts burning people alive she's sent to help the police detectives to try an find him.She has been jealous of her sisters finding love an happiness but believes she d ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I simply CANNOT get enough of the Broken Gems series, so I don't say this lightly, HOLY HELL JANE BLYTHE! YOU COMPLETELY BLEW ME AWAY! Amethyst thought she was going to die on her 18th birthday since her evil captor was done with her, but fate had other plans. Nowadays, she's chasing that next adrenaline high as a firefighter, so she never saw Detective Zeb Tuck coming since she truly believed she had no heart left to give any man. I mean, I could totally understand that because of the horrors s ...more
Crystal's Book World ~ Crystal Cordova

The Broken Gems series are heartbreaking but with a lot of soul. Shattered Amethyst has been present with the last three books. But all we know about her is that she is a firefighter and works out a lot! Then a hot detective, Zeb, comes around her space and suddenly her world tilts. The Hatcher sisters have had a rough beginning as teenagers, but slowly putting themselves together has been another hard step.

What I loved about this book is the self reflection Amethyst has to go through. I love h
Christi Fowler
Aug 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Title: Shattered Amethyst
Author: Jame Blythe
Format: Ebook
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Police, Firefighter, Human Trafficking
Standalone: Yes (But better if you read this series in order)
Part of a Series: Book 4 of the Broken Gems series
POV: Mostly Amethyst and Zeb
Steam Level: Warm, fade to black

Jane Blythe knows how to weave a gripping romantic-suspense. Shattered Amethyst is no exception. Shattered Amethyst is intense both in the mystery and emotionally. I've been hoping that Zeb would get an HE
Amanda Hash
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
I keep thinking that there's no possible way I could love the Hatcher sisters any more, but Blythe proves me wrong with each book in this series.

Amethyst is my (new) favorite-- she is immensely relatable, and if I had endured what she had been through, I imagine my reaction (and subsequent survival tactics) would be similar to hers. Of course, this means I was a giant emotional mess while reading most of this book... but it was totally worth it. I also think this killer was the most twisted (an
Barbara Lack
Jun 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As each book is released in this series the writing continues to grow and get better and better. I’ve seen so much growth in the author’s writing of this series. Amethyst is a very complex character. She’s very likable and has been through so much and has reinvented herself into a strong capable woman. Zeb has been through a horrible loss as a child. He’s now a compassionate and slightly alpha police officer.
There are some very intense and suspenseful moments in this book. I often found myself
Tracey Vuolo
Jul 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story will shatter you in more ways then you think, but you won’t stop turning the pages because your feelings will be ignited as the danger, pain, hope and desire keep on the edge of your seat! Zeb is such a protective sexy cop that will make you swoon. Amethyst is a tough, beautiful, determined woman who wears her scars with pride from a past that changed her forever but also made her stronger and more protective of everyone around her. They are meant to be and their love is breathtaking. ...more
Aug 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
This fell into what I have been filling up on lately and by someone I read on occasion. Thanks to a event in her life she is addicted to adrenaline and now is a firefighter. Amethyst is also now assigned to work with another dept in regards to police that is. Zeb is the detective that catches our eye as it does hers. The chemistry is building but Zeb is denying but then can you blame him? The killer that forces them together just might change his mind we hope. So the suspense is rolling and the ...more
Wendy Livingstone
Aug 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 4th book in this amazing series and is Amethyst and Zeb’s story. Amethyst is a survivor who is an adrenalin addict who loves daredevil sports and her dangerous job as a firefighter which proves to herself that she is alive. Zeb is a detective who is compassionate and a fellow survivor, and the attraction between him and Amethyst is simmering and powerful. This is a beautifully written story which is raw, gritty, emotional, and thrilling which all leads to a heart-warming and all-cons ...more
Jul 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I found a new hero in Amethyst Hatcher. She is everything we should be.

When fires are popping up in backyards around the neighborhood Amethyst , a firefighter, teams up with Zeb , a police officer, to try and solve these crimes.

They both have tragic pasts and struggle with that and don't want to let each other in.

When Amethyst puts her life on the line will Zeb be able to rescue her in time and find their love before it is too late?

Find out in the 4th book of the Broken Gems series.
Ashleigh Christou
Jul 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amethyst’s story is just as intriguing as her sisters in the previous books. All the girls handle their pasts in different ways and this time we get to see how firefighter Amethyst deals, it doesn’t deal, with her evil horrific past.
Once again, a crazed serial killer, taking lives in a way I would never have thought of. This author is twisted in an awesome way, hooking you from the first chapter, making you read continuously as you have to know what happens next!
Another awesome addition to the
Andrea Morgan -Bookaholic Sisters blog
Another thrilling read full of suspense and heat ( literally) !!!!

Jane once again gives us a fantastic gripping read that leaves you on the edge of your seat not knowing what's going to come next and i loved every minute of it.

This time its amethyst and zeb's story * insert swoon* yeah i didn't think anyone would take the place of Elijah butttt ...zeb just walked right in and stole my heart away.

I absolutely loved this story and as always the writing, the characters and the storyline kept me tu
Carmela Dimattia
Jul 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 4th book in the broken gems series but it is my 1st book by Jane Blythe and I loved it.
Amethyst is a firefighter and Zen is a police detective and together they are a match made in romance heaven. This book is full of suspense, drama and steaming romance. Definitely a must read. Cannot wait to read the rest of the books in this series and also what Jane has planned next.

I received an arc copy and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
Jun 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Amethyst & her sisters went through a terrible experience when they were younger.
Needing to rebuild her life she became a firefighter.
When the police department need her help shes forced to work alongside Zeb & her brother in law.
Zeb has admired Amethyst but her thirst for danger confuses him.
Another good addition to the series
Jun 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Zeb and Amethyst, what a fantastic couple. Such steaming hot chemistry. These two had so many obstacles in their lives that they had to overcome and this book shows you that with strength that anything can be overcome and of course they had each other. I can't wait to find out about their future in the next book and about Emerald. Definitely a fantastic book and series. ...more
Clayr Catherall
Aug 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Love this Series!
Book 4 is Amethyst’s story.

Amethyst is a warrior in my eyes. Like her sisters, she’s suffered unspeakable abuse. But she’s such a fighter. I would say the strongest of all the sisters. Her story was raw and emotional. A great addition to the Broken Gems Series. I can’t give too much away without spoilers. Highly recommended this series.
Rhiannon Matthias
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This series is just getting better by the book in my honest opinion.jane you simply outdid yourself with this book and to me it was the best in this series so far and I simpky cannot wait until the next book spoilers here but the characters and storyline are super amazing and this book is written to perfection aswell
Jan 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
Another damaged ‘gem’ with a heartbreaking story of survival against the odds.

Amazing continuation of the series. Amethyst’s story is another shattering read. Like her sisters, she handles her new life in a different manner. A character that’s flowed through previous books, you’ll finally read her story.

Great thriller and suspense until the end once again.
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Jane Blythe is a USA Today bestselling author of romantic suspense full of sexy heroes, strong heroines, and serial killers! When she's not weaving hard to unravel mysteries she loves to read, bake, go to the beach, build snowmen, and watch Disney movies. She has two adorable Dalmatians, is obsessed with Christmas, owns 200+ teddy bears, and loves to travel!

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