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.
**Warning: If you have domestic violence and/or rape triggers, DO NOT EVEN ATTEMPT THIS BOOK!
I have to admit, this took me by surprise. I don't have triggers, AT ALL. But the abuse and rape scenes were at times too much for me. There was a time or two or maybe even three, where I was cringing and almost put this one away as a DNF.
It's hard to believe that this is a debut novel. Shatter Me is very well written and honestly, I didn't have many issues with it all. The main reason for the 3 Star rating is because of the graphic abuse scenes. They kept pulling me out of the story and weighing on my mind, so much so, that I couldn't enjoy the relationship developing between Bailey and Jaxon. I think if they were toned down a bit and if one particular thing had not happened towards the end, I could've rated it higher.
I did notice that the setting descriptions were way overdone. Everything in each place was described in great detail, and it really wasn't necessary.
One thing didn't make sense to me in the story and that was Bailey's phone. I don't want to say too much about it, but given today's technology and the fact that the asshole has major connections, she should have been switching out her phones A LOT.
Those are minor issues, as I said before, the abuse was just too much for me. I was left a little hollow at the end, given what happened and I can't even tell you what happened. I was upset, I was more than upset. While I was reading, I was hoping and hoping for a different outcome and then Alex hit me with it and I just didn't know what to do. It just didn't sit right with me.
I know that sounds cryptic, but I don't want to give any spoilers.
All in all, if you think you can get past the abuse, then you may want to try this one. But if you have even a little niggle of doubt that you can handle it, you may want to think twice.
*Copy received from author for review purposes.