Monday, March 14, 2016

Amie's Review of The Shattered Duet by Alexis Noelle ~ RELEASE BLITZ ~

Title: The Shattered Duet

Novels Included: 
Shattered Innocence (Shattered #1) 
Shattered Lives (Shattered #2)

Author: Alexis Noelle
Genre: Adult Romance

Release Date: March 14, 2016

Cover Design: Cassy at Pink Ink Designs

Shattered Innocence (Shattered#1)
I’ve always been on my own and determined to make something of myself. I was the first person in my family to go to college, but I might not be here for long. It’s expensive and I’m broke. Just when I think I have no other options, a whole new world is opened up to me. A world full of depravity and scandal, one that most people would judge me for if they knew I was involved in it.
Damon Shaw has just been assigned to take over the day-to-day operations of the service. He’s absolutely insufferable, and making my life a living hell. He thinks he can control me, but little does he know no one has ever been able to do that.

Shattered Lives (Shattered #2)
What I did to her is unforgivable.
I shattered her completely.
I did it knowing I was wrong the entire time.
Now that I’m here and she is within my reach, I still can’t resist her. My enemy is still lurking and more threatening than ever before. I won’t allow any harm to come to her. I need her to forgive me, and to let me in again.
I need her to be mine.
**The Shattered Duet is for mature audiences only—strong language, and explicit sexual content are apparent.**

“Alexis did a good job in weaving a story that will definitely keep you enthralled till the very end.” - Alpha Book Club (The Shattered Duet)

 “I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a quick and steamy read with a unique storyline.” - Book Bitches Blog (Shattered Innocence)
“Alexis Noelle does it again with another heart wrenching, emotional and brilliant novel.” - Books and Boys Book Blog (Shattered Lives)


As a duet this is a great story - very fast paced and a super quick read - was great warm weather w/e reading for me !! I loved having both pieces so I didn't have to wait on that cliffy. At the same time I appreciate that the prologues/epilogues and beginning chapters help you to recall what crazy is going down if you happen to read them as separate books.  I love this author and being that these were some of her older works i don't even know if I read the synop before I signed on so I was VERY shocked from the start to find out just what Jessie did. I wasn't sure how I would feel about it but wow did it take a turn. The ending was bittersweet and I felt like I had some questions but then also felt I just needed to let it go or I would be living in this book hangover forever !! 

Shattered Innocence - 

Jessie - a simple college girl , escaped her parents , living with her bestie and struggling to survive. Her job is a crazy one and I didn't expect it at all. It was a bit hard to stomach at times but it is sadly real life for some. Lo and Jessie did have a very unique friendship and I did get caught off guard by a few of their interactions BUT their friendship runs deep and goes back years so I got used to it. Once Damon entered the picture I was excited yet annoyed. Man he was playing her like a yo-yo and as much as I didn't expect her to give in I also saw how weak fighting him off was. He was a yummy piece of work. Ironically I did NOT see that ending coming , I must be slow !! It was well played out and that twist gave way to so much more being able to happen. I was scared and heartbroken for Jessie but so very curious with what exactly Damon was doing.  Now it is no surprise Damon and Jessie are super hot together - I mean panty melting , Lo had some pretty funny one liners and I have to agree with her !! 

Shattered Lives-

Great title - I was feeling a bit shattered as well. With Damon gone and Lo and Jessie moving on BARELY. This story gets started in the aftermath of Jessie's old job and her struggle to move on. Without giving much away we can just say she was devastated by loss , barely hanging on and doing the bare minimum to get through work. Lo has enough and tries to pull Jessie out of her funk but when the strange notes and gifts start coming so does the suspense. What is going on - who is sending and how do they know these things ?? By now the 2nd POV isn't a surprise and we see just how much this person is putting at risk for love. Jessie's job with Tasha was so much more than we knew and the crap storm around it has many lives in danger and it doesn't take long for it to catch up to Jessie. I was shocked by some more things and heartbroken at the end pre-epilogue. Despite the amount of danger and suspense we still get some amazing heat and a beautiful love story.

Alexis Noelle lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, and three kids. On top a writing career, she is a full-time student and a full-time mom. She loves spending time with her kids, although she has to hide the computer from them when she is writing! She love being active and being outdoors, especially if it involves any kind of shopping.     She has always been passionate about writing. She loves to read romance books and feels like being able to lose yourself in a book is one of the more exciting aspects. The books she loves to read and write will be ones that make you feel for the characters. Ashley believes that you should have an opinion on every character in a book whether you love them, hate them, or think they are up to something.She also believes that the most important critic is your reader, so she loves to hear from the readers. She want her fans to be open & talk to her about what they want for the characters in the story, and what they would like to see happen.


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