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Shattered Love by Nivia Borell
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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 man, their once ‘perfect’ love shatters. Pain and heartache follow them both. Bria has no recollection of the incident, but her world splinters apart, leaving her with ‘broken heart syndrome’, emotionally bereft, and with no closure in sight. Damien self medicates through his pain, using alcohol and women to ease his pain. He carves himself a reputation as a bit of a playboy, but because of his experience with Bria, the now ruthless CEO won’t ever let himself love again. Neither have truly moved on, still stuck in the past. Still unable to really stay away. So, what happens when secrets about that fateful night are revealed? Will it change everything?
The author has a bit of a lyrical/poetic style to her writing which was easy to read. The story does jump around time wise- past to present and back again. The transitions aren’t always as smooth as they could be, which did disrupt the flow of the story just a little bit.
The story is told from several perspectives, which gives an extra element of interest. The characters were well developed, but I didn’t connect to them and their story quite the way I had hoped I would. I don’t know why, maybe I was having an ‘off’ day. The story is set to continue in the next book… and I am intrigued to read book #2!

Thank you, Ms. Borell!
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Reading Progress

January 16, 2019 – Shelved
January 16, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
January 30, 2019 – Started Reading
January 30, 2019 – Finished Reading

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