Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Shattered Promises by Jessica Sorensen

Shattered Promises (Shattered Promises, #1)
Goodreads Summary
Shattered Promises by Jessica Sorensen

For twenty-one year-old Gemma, life has never been normal. She knows nothing about her past and has been haunted by the same monsters in her nightmares for the last few months. Unemotional and numb to life, she feels disconnected from everyone. Until the very first day she cries. After that, nothing in her life is the same. 

Her emotions slowly surface and she starts experiencing love, happiness, and anger, feelings she never knew existed. But they leave her confused and she doesn’t know whether to embrace them or run away from them.

Her life only gets more complicated when she meets Alex. Sexy, arrogant, and secretive, Alex can get under Gemma’s skin like no one can. Yet she’s drawn to him by an invisible connection she has no control over. She’s also seen him before. In her nightmares.

Every part of Gemma’s mind is screaming at her to stay away from Alex, but every other part of her is begging to get close to him. But the closer she gets, the more she realizes Alex knows more about her than he originally let on.

As secrets about her past unravel, Gemma’s life becomes threatened. She needs to figure out what’s going on, before she winds up dead. But the only person she can turn to for answers is the one person she isn’t sure she can trust.(less)

My Thoughts
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

My initial assessment holds true.

At first, I made it to up to 41%
I had to stop.

>It was the umpteenth time he'd subdued her with his body to "calm her down".
>By that point I was simply, "Alex, I dub thee Douche bag. Capital D"
>Because the next time he did the same thing, I really did hope she'd "calm down" with her foot up his ass.

And to think I was liking all the confusion of her maybe I'm crazy/maybe I'm not at the beginning. Now that? That was a promising start, it had me thinking SHATTERED PROMISES as more than just sexy-times. And it was more than sexy times, I suppose. Except it went ever where. In trying to lay down their world and saying  that yes, werewolves or vampires or *insert any other paranormal creature that may catch your fancy here*  were real or that yes, bla bla was a so-and-so well none of those things actually got pulled together.

I said 'd get back to this and I did but yeah, I didn't love this one. Finishing it only by the powers of skimming. Am I going to read the next one? Maybe not... the only other Sorensen book I've read was impressive and that was contemporary, perhaps I should stick to that kind of stuff.

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