“After an earthquake wreaks havoc, the earth is left disturbed and altered. Whatever remains in ruin is left shaken and in need of rebuilding.”
Scarlett Brooks doesn't need love. The only men she can trust in her life are her twin brother and his two best friends, Logan and Caleb. Every other guy has only let her down, and she promises herself to never to experience heartbreak again.
Logan King can't stand back and watch his best friend's twin sister continue to spiral out of control. With random hookups, drunken nights, and reckless decisions, she is on the path to self-destruction. He sets out to slow her down and prove that she isn't happy with her one-night stands.
The two come dangerously close to crossing lines. Is Scarlett capable of trusting and opening up to love again? Will it ruin their friendship if Logan is the one to teach her how?
This is part of a series but can be read as a standalone. Characters are introduced in Jolted and Impacted.
About the Author
Alyne lives in Ohio with her husband, dog and cat. Working full time in an office all day, she spends her nights reading, writing or watching TV marathons. She loves coffee, animals and country music. Find Alyne at: Website: www.AlyneRoberts.com Twitter: @AlyneRoberts Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlyneRoberts
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I received an Arc of Shaken, the third book in the Conflicted Encounters series by Alyne Roberts. The first two books in Conflicted Encounters follow Kallie & Ryder and this couple hooked me to the series, but Shaken is about Ryder’s crazy twin Sister, Scarlett and their family friend Logan. I’ve been waiting for Scarlett and Logan’s book since the ending of Jolted, book one in the series. To say I was excited might be a slight understatement. Overall Rating: 4.5 Stars – Kept telling myself “just one more chapter.” Shaken is a standalone story and you do not have to read the first two books in the series to understand where this one is going, but we do meet Scarlett (and Logan) in the first two books and let me tell you, I felt for the girl. While you don’t have to read the first two , you should, not only because they are great but because you’ll have a better understanding of our main character. Scarlett went through a rough situation in the last book and it helped me as a reader to understand what she was going through. One of my favorite pieces of Shaken is being able to see Scarlett grow as a character. She’s a stubborn woman who definitely puts up a fight in the beginning. While this might have drove me nuts in other books, I totally understood why Scarlett is going through a ‘wild’ phase. I liked being able to see her make the changes she needed to make and being able to watch her grow as a character. Our hero, Logan was pretty awesome and we get some of his point of view! Just like always, he’s exactly what Scarlett needs when she needs it. Logan is the guy that’s always there for her, but this time around he really steps it up and gives it his all. I really liked Logan as a secondary character in the first two books and was so excited to have him get his own story. He’s a quiet but deep guy. Even though Logan seems like he’s the guy that has it all together he had some growing to do in this book as well. We do get to see some of it but since we were more focused on Scarlett we don’t get as much as I would have liked. The couple starts out as a ‘secret lovers’ situation which gives our characters time to work out their feelings not only for one another but for their situation. Logan has an especially difficult time accepting his new changes because he has that whole brother pact working against him. Plus Logan has more going on for him than just relationship problems, I wish we had gotten more in depth with that stuff, but it seemed like after a lot of build up it was easily fixed. Ahh, I have more I want to say, but I don’t want to give the good stuff away and end up giving a spoiler to you so I’m just gonna leave it at that. And for those of us that care about the important things in life, let me tell you Shaken is a hot read. And I don’t mean the food they ate was spicy. In the beginning of the book we get a great build up to the sexy times with just enough tension to keep us interested. The stuff we get before getting to the bedroom scenes was really good and I don’t normally feel that way. Usually when I read a book I’m like, come on let’s get to the good stuff, but in Shaken a lot of the good stuff was the before stuff. I feel like I’m rambling, but just believe me, it’s a hot read.