Title: Shattered Lives Mended Hearts (The One Series, #2)
Author: Lena Nicole
Release Date: March 31, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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?
I put my hand on the nape of her neck and pull her gently toward me. “Come here, Addison,” I whisper to her. Her eyes lock in on my lips and the air shifts between us. It’s so full of want and need that I can’t stand it anymore. It’s been so long since I’ve been able to touch her intimately that I don’t know how I’ve lasted this long.
I seal her lips with mine and am met with a soft moan from Addison. After a moment of gentle kissing, I deepen it and part her lips with my tongue. She grabs me by the shirt, leans back, and pulls me on top of her. I run my hand up the outside of her thigh as I devour her lips. I had taken off my jacket and tie when we walked in the door, and now she’s working on the buttons of my shirt. Her hands are shaking and fumbling as she struggles to get them undone. I’m considering pulling back and putting a stop to this since she seems so nervous, but when I pull back to look into her eyes I see that it’s not nerves making her shake, it’s pure lust and need. I sit up and undo the rest of the buttons and slide my shirt off. “Stop teasing me, Colin. I need you.”
** YOU NEED TO READ BOOK 1 BEFORE JUMPING INTO THIS BOOK **
“I’m still stuck with the fact that I’m in love with two completely different men. Inevitably, I’m going to have to break the heart of one and have to live with that guilt for the rest of my life.”
I was so excited when I finally got my hands on this book since Book 1 left me in a state of OMG IT HAPPENED!!! I was anxious to see how and if Lena Nicole could pull it off and I am pleased to say that they did that and more. I will warn this book had me screaming, shaking my head, shaking my kindle and wanting to smack Addison something hard!! I GOT IT! I understood where it was going, did I agree with the little triangle at times NO but I understood it. GOD DAMN IT I LOVED TWO MEN RIGHT ALONG WITH ADDISON!!! Can a woman have two husbands?
“I love them both and I’m just so torn up; I don’t want to make the wrong decision.”
I loved that in this book we got all three POV’s and I can’t imagine the story working any other way. Having the three POV’s really puts you in all their minds, I was completely able to capture each of their feelings and maybe that is what made me so frustrated I knew where Addison belonged. I am not going to lie, you absolutely will know where it’s heading and where her heart is. But with that being said I still enjoyed reading it and watching it play out. There are things I wish didn’t happen but I am going to let you read it and see for yourself.
“Choose a happy ending that is right for you, not what everyone else thinks is right.”
And there’s the thing I can’t say too much because you need to read it to find out who Addison picks, I can tell you be prepared to be frustrated, in love and then when it all comes together you will want someone’s story but who’s will it be?
Jaime 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.