01 May 2014

Shattered Lives, Mended Hearts by Lena Nicole

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If you have not read The One Left Behind, this synopsis will be a spoiler to that book.
Addison's life was shattered a year ago when she was left with no memory of her fiancé. When Pierce entered her life she thought she was on the mend until her memories of Colin came back.
With having all her old memories flooding back, Addison is left faced with the consequences of the decision she made to move on with another man.
Now faced with loving two men Addison must find it in her heart who her soul mate is without breaking the heart of the other.
Will Addison run away leaving everyone with shattered lives or make a decision that will mend hearts?

Okay there is absolutely no way to do this review properly without spoilers. I will go ahead and do what I consider a "mini-review" with no quotes or description of the book.

This books writing style just got more complicated as they added an extra person. We were hearing about most things twice since we would hear Addison's side of the story and then also either Colin's or Pierce's on top of it. Emma remains horribly selfish and she thinks it a lot in the book and says it. I wish one of her friends would have grabbed her shoulders and said YES YOU ARE! I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE. GET OVER YOURSELF ALREADY! Yes, that is how I felt this whole book. By the end, I was just over everyone in this story. They seemed so immature and if they had been in college or that age, maybe I could have related more. They aren't. Emma is a nurse. She has to be in her mid-twenties from what I can tell by the timelines given in the book. Pierce owns his own company. Colin is a lawyer. For being so smart business wise-they are freaking idiots in their personal life. They let Emma walk all over them and had no backbone! This series just frustrated me to no end. It was hard to enjoy it when I couldn't empathize with any of the characters, didn't understand them, and honestly, didn't like them much.
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7277587Jaime Nicole Whitley is an Army wife and stay at home mom to her wonderful son Aiden and daughter Peyton, who has a passion for music, reading, NASCAR and football season. She grew up in New Jersey and lived in Las Vegas for a couple years working as a medical assistant before meeting her husband. While following his career, she ended up in North Carolina. Along with her two children Jaime also has a furbaby who is a mixed lab. When she met Lena, she was so excited to share the same passion for books with her and jumped at the chance to write her own novel with a little encouragement from her husband.
Rachael Lena Duncan is an Army wife to her amazing husband, Steven, and mother to their beautiful daughter's, Natalie, and Zoe. She grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and went off to graduate from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor's degree in political science. She once had dreams of being in politics and working behind the scenes as a political advisor. After working on Capitol Hill for a short time, she realized that wasn't for her. She always enjoyed writing and wanted to find a way to use that while moving from state to state with her husband's career. Fortunately, she met Nicole and was able to embark on this amazing journey with her.


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