Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Shattered by Elizabeth Lee

Good reads Summary
Shattered by Elizabeth   Lee

Alyssa Boyd had big plans. Big plans that included getting the hell out of the little town she’d grown up in with her two best friends. When she decided it was time to let one of them know her true feelings for him; a change of plans resulted in a tragic turn of events. Now, Alyssa is left alone to find her way out of the darkness that an untimely death has left in its wake.

Jesse Vaughn was never good at letting people in. He’d learned a long time ago that it’s easier that way because people leave, or, unfortunately, die. The one person he wanted to let in doesn’t want him anymore. The only problem is he can’t stop thinking about her. Jesse returns to the childhood home he left behind with one goal in mind… to convince her that they should be together.

When Jesse finds Alyssa she’s not the same girl he left behind. She’s wild, reckless and hell-bent on not giving Jesse a second chance. Lucky for Jesse, his stubborn streak has always been a mile-wide and he’s not about to give up on her.

When your life has been shattered can you really pick up all the pieces and move on?

My Thoughts
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

There’s nothing new in Shattered with its Heartbroken Girl, unsure as to how to proceed or even guy off in the shadows wanting to make things better for her. Heck even the shared heartbreak over someone’s death was not new; piece things apart and things could have gone better but at most this was just an OK story.

My issue they each are just as they are summed up, not once do any of them behave contrary to their respective labels. They call her over dramatic, and boy does she act that way! He’s the protective alpha type and simply he acts that way too. None of the side characters add much depth either: the Best friend is understanding, the mother is overbearing, and the father is squished between being there for the woman he loves and the daughter he's trying to understands. Except it could have been so much more too! The trio they’d formed and the memories they each have of the guy that glued them together… those were sweet and added something more... except add that little tidbit of the two having ‘thing’ for each other and neither wanting to rock the boat, well been there and bought the t-shirt, too!

Nothing new, nothing new, so here I am feeling like Eeyore all mopey… with his long drawn out “Oh well…” coupled with sad-sigh at the end.

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