Shatter Me (The Jaded Series, #1) by Alex Grayson (Review by Cassandra – #NerdGirlLola)

Shatter Me

Title: Shatter Me (The Jaded Series, #1)

Author: Alex Grayson 

Published Date: January 12th 2015

Genre:  Romance Suspence


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I’m running, as fast and as far as I can. My past is trying to shatter me, but I am determined not to let it. I’ve come this far, I won’t let it break me now.

I had to stop in a small town to get enough money to run again, but I found myself wanting to stay. The reason? Jaxon Walker. He doesn’t make me so afraid. He comforts me. But how much comfort will it take before my walls shatter? And what happens when my past finds me? Will it destroy me finally or could Jax possibly save me?

My name is Bailey Winsor and this is my story.


***Contains Graphic Sex, Strong Language Or Adult Situations. Not for young readers***
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***Cassandra – #NerdGirlLola’s  Review***
Disclaimer: This book does contain graphic depictions of physical, sexual, and metal abuse. It is not written to glorify it in any way just to show the reader what goes on in the mind of a victim. HUGE TRIGGER WARNING!!!! If these are subjects that make you uncomfortable or could trigger something in your own mind, please do not attempt to read this book.

I absolutely loved this book. Even with all the graphic displays of violence and abuse. In my opinion it does not glorify the abuse, it is simply written to give the reader a view at what goes on in an abusive relationship. But everyone has their own opinions.

The book is extremely well written especially for a debut novel. I’ll admit when I found out it was a debut I was sure that the author was writing under a pen name but this is not the case. This is one of the best first novels I have read.

The emotions run very high with this one. I must confess that was I was given a heads up by one of my blog mates prior to reading. She didn’t give me any spoilers but just let me know that this was going to be an emotional rollercoaster. In fact she told me to keep a box of tissues close to me in case of waterworks. I’m surprised that I did not cry more at this novel. Usually I get so wrapped up in the story that I feel as if I’m living it with them. But I think subconsciously I knew not to get too caught up in this one, most likely because it would have destroyed me.

All in all this is one of the best debut novels I have read in recent memory. This book is not for everyone. I highly suggest reading the author’s disclaimer and mine as well prior to purchasing. The worst thing a reader can do is read a book they have no business reading and leaving a bad review based on their own issues, even after being forewarned.

I will definitely be looking forward to any other novels by this author.


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