Add SHATTERED BY YOU (Crisis’ story) to your TBR here:
RELEASE DATE: June 22nd
What started out as a deal quickly became a friendship that conquered monsters.
I killed, but I escaped hell.
Emotionless. Disconnected. Cold. A mannequin. It’s what I’d become in order to survive the years held in captivity. I was able to endure the abuse and devastating loss as long as I remained detached.
But he wouldn’t let me.
Crisis, the bass guitarist in my brother’s rock band, Tear Asunder. He’s cocky, rude, a total man-whore. But the rock star has far more beneath the surface of his inked skin, and he’s determined to make me laugh again.
He made me a “deal”, but really, it was blackmail.
His terms were simple. Until his playful honesty became the building blocks to something unexpected. Something strong enough to pull me from the eye of the storm.
Because even though I escaped years of abuse, it didn’t mean I was free.
Warning: Shattered by You contains dark elements. If you are uncomfortable with harsh language and/or disturbing scenes, then this book might not be for you. Trigger warning for drug use.
*Mature audiences only.
Shattered by You is written as a standalone, however, it is recommended you read Book 1 and 2 in the Tear Asunder series.
This is a Contemporary Romance.
I’ll start off like I have every other time and say I am a HUGE Nashoda Rose fan. I keep telling myself with each book Nashoda writes that “Wow, that was the best one yet. I am blown away.” Well ladies and gentleman, I will say it again. Her writing just continues to intensify into a magnificent crescendo. Each one of her books is more powerful than the last. She digs deep and puts her heart into these stories and it shows. She never ceases to amaze me; her talent shines through in each word. Congratulations Nash on another piece of perfection!
Haven’s past is horrific, much like her brother Ream. Separated from him for years, she finds her way back and is now attempting to move on with her life. One problem, the past seems to be stuck on her front doorstep and she can’t take the step outside. Small things trigger her memory and when that happens she is basically paralyzed with fear. She escapes by running, her attempt at feeling numb. Regardless of her past, Haven is so strong, brave and determined. One night in the middle of a storm she decides to take off running to find the quiet, to escape, to find the numb. The one thing she didn’t count on finding was Crisis out in that muddy field.
Crisis is part of the band Tear Asunder. A true Rock Star with Tatted skin, a chick magnet, smart, sexy and extremely funny. Living the rock star life to the extreme. That’s how life is out on the road. That WAS how life was until he found Haven in that field that night. This man is so sweet, so caring and clearly protects those he loves. You will see so many different sides of Crisis and no matter which direction you look at him, every angle is appealing.
The band was about to head out on tour again soon and he was worried about Haven to the point, he didn’t even want to go on tour. Haven wanting to hide her pain from her brother Ream who had basically given up his innocence to protect her. Her keeping her current torment hidden from him was imperative to her and Crisis promised not to tell him on a few conditions. She had to text him daily. Answer his calls. She would have a body guard who would watch her while they were away. Who would’ve thought that a daily check in, would turn into the banter of what has become Crisis and Haven heaven in my eyes.
“You will break. One day that cool exterior you’re hiding behind will shatter. It has to. It has nowhere to go. And when it does happen, I intend to be there to help you pick up the pieces.”
And from there it begins…. The story of anguish, hurt, torment, laughs, lust and love.
As if I wasn’t already head over heels for this man, as well as the rest of the band (yep, I freely admit I am Tear Asunder Groupie) I fell even harder for Crisis after reading this book.
That’s all the clues I will give you as I think everyone should read this book as well as the others in the Tear Asunder series. You could read as a standalone but I would implore everyone to start at the beginning, get inside the heads of these guys. Get to know how they all got to the point that they are at now. You won’t regret it, I promise you that. Nashoda’s way with words is bar none. She will put you into the story, into the characters heads and you will feel what they feel. You will hurt if they hurt and your heart will burst with love when they love. A Must Read! Nashoda continues to deliver exceptionally written books and Shattered By You is no different.
Copy provided through NetGalley/Publisher for honest review – 5 Shattering Shining Stars! ~ Shera
I walked down the hall, pulled the elastic band on my boxers and glanced at my hard throbbing cock. “You’ll have to wait a little longer, buddy.”
“Are you really talking to your cock?”
I let go of the elastic and it snapped hard on my abdomen. Haven wasn’t making coffee; she was coming up the stairs with an armful of clothes. Fuck, she looked hot, long blonde hair messy as if she’d tossed and turned in her sleep, and she had sleepy eyes—adorable.
“Yeah. He’s angry this morning.” I stood right in the middle of the top of the stairs so if she wanted to get by, she’d need to brush up against me. It was childish, but fuck, I was a guy.
Her brows lifted. “Why is he angry?”
I smirked, loving that she was down for a little play. “Placed an ‘out of order’ sign on him.” Her brows drew together and her eyes flicked to my tented boxers.
“Doesn’t look out of order.”
I laughed and couldn’t help myself as I stroked the back of my hand down her cheek. It took her by surprise and she swayed backwards. I grabbed her arm before she toppled down the stairs and pulled her up onto the landing next to me.
A white piece of clothing slipped from the pile she was holding and fell at her feet. I smirked when I realized what it was, and took great pleasure in helping her out since there was no way she could bend over and get it without everything falling from her grasp.
I let her go and crouched, picking up the white lace panties. I held them out and her nose twitched like a rabbit sensing danger. “I like white. Prefer pink though, for future notice. And lace I love.”
She was trapped because if she snatched them from my hand, she’d drop the clothes and if she didn’t then . . . I curled them up in my palm.
“They aren’t mine,” she blurted.
God, she was cute. “Darlin’ I know they are and I love that you’re denying it. Means you care.”
Now that raised a little heat in her cheeks and I liked it. Shit, I liked it a lot because when I left a few months back, that would’ve never happened and now that was twice. She was affected by me—good to know. “I don’t care.”
I shrugged then turned to head back to my room to hide my newly acquired treasure. I had no doubt she’d search for them the second I left the house. I looked back over my shoulder and caught her eyes staring at my butt; could’ve been my back, but unlikely. Really, it didn’t matter which. I was just impressed she was eyeing me up.
“You can look, but don’t touch,” I said.
Her mouth dropped open then snapped shut. I disappeared around the corner, then heard her stomping down the hall. Haven wasn’t a stomper. She was graceful, elegant and controlled. Too controlled. And that part of her was coming down.
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Nashoda Rose is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Toronto with her assortment of pets. She writes contemporary romance with a splash of darkness, or maybe it’s a tidal wave.
When she isn’t writing, she can be found sitting in a field reading with her dogs at her side while her horses graze nearby. She loves interacting with her readers and chatting about her addiction—books.