Unshattered by Elena Kincaid
Series: Silver Cliff #1
Published by Siren Publishing on April 21st 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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After Anna James loses nearly everyone she loves and is betrayed by those she trusted, she sets out in search of a place that would bring her peace.
She knew she had found it when she arrived in a sleepy little town called Silver Cliff and she vows to never trust anyone with her heart again, especially a man she fears would not only break her heart, he'd incinerate it.
Nathan Kent has dealt with his own heartache and demons from getting off the path he was meant to be on. He decides to return to his home town to rebuild his life and the last thing he needs is to fall in love with a snarky girl who keeps her past under lock and key. He realizes quickly, though, that she is girl worth risking it all for and vows to make her his. Their pull was undeniable, like fireworks on top of flaming bonfires. But Anna can't help wonder if she and Nathan are strong enough to survive a past that keeps resurfacing or if fate will keep shattering the world around her.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Anna has had a lot of heartbreak in her life, from losing her family one member at a time and finding herself in an abusive relationship which leaves her plain disillusioned by men.
She sets off on a road trip with one destination in mind: peace. She finally feels something akin to it when she gets to Silver Cliff. There she is adopted by the Kent family, and with their unconditional acceptance (and her inheritance) she makes a new home for herself there.
Nathan Kent is no stranger to heartache either, abandoned by his mother and having been married (and later divorced, thankfully) to a shallow, cheating, vapid skank.
He has spent the last year getting his life back on track, more accurately back to a place where he could feel comfortable with his life choices, which being the lawyer defending big corporations had been missing for a long time.
All the Kents think that Anna and Nathan would be perfect for each other, but we don’t get to see this for a veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery looooooooooooooooooooooooooong tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime.
There is A LOT of back and forth and a lot of uncalled for and pretty ridiculous insults/harsh words thrown between them. It actually started getting on my nerves. I get where both of them were coming from, but it took too long for them to actually start to be together for my patience.
Basically, the first half of the book is a set up for them to start. There was some very immature crap from both of them during the back and forth period that I felt was a bit much, considering they were supposed to be educated adults.
Then when they finally get together the whole book turns into full blown erotica with lots of fucks, hard cocks shoving, quite a few spanking threats and some really hot dirty talking. I mean, I don’t really have a problem with any of this, it just felt like suddenly I was reading another book altogether but with the same characters.
There was some more drama/angst thrown in for the last quarter of the book that was kind of crazy, I can’t believe women would actually be that self-absorbed and catty…and frankly clueless, but I could be wrong. It just felt like everything happened was too…. well, planned. It sounds kind of ridiculous, I know, but that’s what it felt like, that everything a plot has to have was kind of “scheduled” into the storyline.
Regardless of stupid females and freaking-ly stubborn people, I liked Unshattered. I did feel it could have had a little more showing instead of so much telling, but it still held my interest. I grew fond of the whole Kent clan so I’ll be waiting for the next installment in Ms. Kincaid’s Silver Cliff series.
Sparkles rating: 3 stars
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