Shattered

Shattered

by Alicia Renee Kline

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Overview

Shattered by Alicia Renee Kline

Shattered is the second book in the Intoxicated series. This book picks right up where the first left off. Lauren's stuck in the middle of a love triangle that's come to a surprising head. Will she accept Eric's proposal and settle for all that he offers, or will she follow her heart and try to convince Matthew that whatever they have can actually work?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045252683
Publisher: Alicia Renee Kline
Publication date: 10/29/2013
Series: Intoxicated Books , #2
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 369 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Alicia Renee Kline has been writing for as long as she can remember. Her work has evolved from scrawling story ideas in spiral notebooks in loopy, middle school handwriting (complete with scribbles) to more professional looking fare via her laptop. She is eternally grateful for the "delete" key, so that no one can tell that she doesn't get everything right the first time.She resides in Northeastern Indiana with her husband, two daughters, two cats and two hamsters. When she isn't being an author, she works full time in the insurance industry.

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Shattered 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
5 Wonderful Stars I was given this book for my honest review. Lauren, Eric, and Matthew were intriguing and frustrating in Intoxicated, Book 1 of the series. I loved the cliffhanger at the end and was curious to see how the author would handle Shattered, Book 2. She did not disappoint! I was hooked by the prologue and didn't stop until I reached the last page of the book. I was once again intrigued and frustrated by the characters. However, this is the sign of a great author. When you want to scream, "You are being such an idiot!" or "Tell him/her what you really feel!" then you know you've been thoroughly engaged. Lauren and Matthew are realistic characters. You know those people in your life who can't see the forest for the trees and just can't seem to do what's best for them? Well, Lauren and Matthew epitomize that type of person. They have to come to the realization themselves, and that makes their HEA more meaningful. I love the way we are left with another cliffhanger that will segue the reader into another love story involving Blake. I think I'll start that book now....
sl0873 More than 1 year ago
I started this book without realizing that it was the second in a series.  It didn't hurt me, but I'm still going to read the first one and if I had known i definitely would have read it first.  I could tell I was missing out on important foundations of relationships that had been established previously. The book starts with Lauren having professed her love to her friend Matthew, but he hadn't reciprocated the way she had hoped he would.  Her boyfriend of 10 years, Eric, had finally proposed to her offering her everything she had always wanted but she realized she didn't want it anymore.  She figures out that she's in love with Matthew and doesn't want to marry Eric.  Matthew rejected her, Eric is upset and hurt since she turned him down, so she's all alone and trying to figure out what to do with her life.  This is where the story begins. She spends five months picking up the pieces and getting on with daily living on the outside, but her feelings for Matthew don't diminish and the pain is always there.  She's in a deep depression but doesn't try to contact Matthew because she thinks it will break her even more to be rejected by him yet again. I don't want to give this story away, but I will say that I was so frustrated with the both of them!  Even though we weren't getting Matthew's POV I was still yelling at him in my head.  They just needed to talk to one another!  Instead of just assuming they knew exactly what the other was thinking and feeling they should have fought harder for what they wanted.  They wasted too much time that could have been spent being happy and together by being alone and in despair.  They eventually reconnect but I won't spoil how that occurs for you. During a conversation about their time apart Matthew said, "The heart is an amazing thing...It never lies, though we may not choose to listen.  It continues to beat even when it's broken, even when you wish it wouldn't.  It's almost as if it's determined to pull you through the darkest hours, as if it knows that better days are ahead."  That line perfectly summarizes in the most profound way the desolation they both lived through. They end with a definite HEA and seeing how perfect they are together makes all the heartbreak worth it.  If events hadn't occurred exactly in the way that they did then maybe they wouldn't have been given this second chance at being with 'the One'.  Matthew tells Lauren she's always been his One when he says, "From the moment that I laid eyes on you, I knew you were the one.  But for the longest time, you weren't mine to have. ...And you slipped through my fingers and that loss nearly killed me."  Swoon!!  Every time Matthew says something you just can't help but fall for him a little bit more.  He's my new book boyfriend, for sure....and I'm hoping he appears in later books of the series.  I can't wait to read them all.
babyssmile More than 1 year ago
5 Amazing Fantastic Stars I was given this book for my honest review. MAJOR TISSUE ALERT. MAJOR TISSUE ALERT. “The heart is an amazing thing. It never lies, though we may not choose to listen. It continues to beat even when it is broken, even when you wish it wouldn’t. It’s almost as if it’s determined to pull you through the darkest hours, as if it knows that better days are ahead” Matthew to Lauren Matthew and Lauren’s journey continues in this 2nd book (the 1st is Intoxicated) and as it continues we find that the heart doesn’t always know what is right or wrong but we do find out that our lives do go on and that we take chances in whatever path we so choose to go down. But in the end do our hearts always ring true? The journey that these two amazing characters take is one that I do say again should be written in the romance history books. The true to life characters of Lauren and Matthew have obstacles that they both need to overcome before finding that their hearts are actually one or are they? In these pages of this amazing read you will take the journey with me as I did them to find that everyday occurrences are more sacred that the heart does hold dear. Every day is a mystery with Lauren and Matthew but one thing remains the same mystery of the unknown. Can these two hearts find their way to one another? Can they obtain the love that they truly seek? Can forgiveness of fear of the unknown become the stepping stone to the path of true ever-lasting love? “From the moment I set eyes on you, I knew that I was in love. I never thought that anything would come of it. I never thought you would say it back. And even when you did, I didn’t think it would even be in the context I wanted” Matthew to Lauren Does she or doesn’t she remains the unanswered question for this please pick up this book. To the author I feel that I have invaded the lives of Lauren and Matthew to the extreme. I laughed with these characters, I cried with them but I also found the expression of love with them as well. This book that you have written is one that will remain with me forever. You have touched upon a source like no other, for that alone your readers will enjoy this journey of Matthew and Lauren. Congrats Happy Reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story, the continuation of her first book Intoxicated, because the characters and events were so believable. Thinking back to the time when I was closer to the characters age, I can still remember how easy it could be to read what is happening wrong and come to the wrong conclusions. It was also fun to read a story set in a city I am familiar with. Also, I would recommend that you read Intoxicated first. Can't wait for the next book.