Must Read Monday: Shattered Series

My thoughts & review of the Shaken Series by Julie Bailes. Allie's heart is completely shattered after the death of her father from cancer, the love of her life leaves her without a warning, and her brother is killed in Iraq. Allie meets Blake at college and they become friends. After waiting for her to be ready to accept his love Blake finally begins to break down the walls that Allie has built around her. Just as she finally starts to open up and trust Blake's love; her first love Wyatt suddenly reappears in her life and is determined to claim her heart again.

Things begin to spiral out of control quickly. This series has so much happening in the lives of the characters. There is love and betrayal, heartbreak and reawakening, and unexpected loss. I read this series over just 3 days time because I HAD to know what was happening next for the characters. Book 2 (Shattered and Mended) takes an unexpected turn and I have to say that I ended up so pissed off & frustrated at the end that I wanted to throw my Kindle across the room. It took at least a 1/2 hour for me to calm down enough to go to sleep, but it has definitely made me want to read book 3 when it becomes available.

In my opinion...I think book 1.5 (All for Allie) should have just been part of book one because it felt a bit redundant but don't let that stop you from reading this series. It absolutely gets 5 stars from me and from my friend Janice who told me about this series.