August 5, 2013

Quickie Book Review: Shattered Promises by Jessica Sorensen

Title: Shattered Promises (Shattered Promises #1)

Author: Jessica Sorensen
Publisher: Indie author
Release Date: February 26th 2013
Source: Amazon *freebie*

For twenty-one year-old Gemma, life has never been normal. She knows nothing about her past and has been haunted by the same monsters in her nightmares for the last few months. Unemotional and numb to life, she feels disconnected from everyone. Until the very first day she cries. After that, nothing in her life is the same.
Her emotions slowly surface and she starts experiencing love, happiness, and anger, feelings she never knew existed. But they leave her confused and she doesn’t know whether to embrace them or run away from them.
Her life only gets more complicated when she meets Alex. Sexy, arrogant, and secretive, Alex can get under Gemma’s skin like no one can. Yet she’s drawn to him by an invisible connection she has no control over. She’s also seen him before. In her nightmares.
Every part of Gemma’s mind is screaming at her to stay away from Alex, but every other part of her is begging to get close to him. But the closer she gets, the more she realizes Alex knows more about her than he originally let on.
As secrets about her past unravel, Gemma’s life becomes threatened. She needs to figure out what’s going on, before she winds up dead. But the only person she can turn to for answers is the one person she isn’t sure she can trust.


**Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language and sexual content.
(A re-imagining of my young adult book, The Fallen Star, told as a New Adult Paranormal)

My Thoughts

Shattered Promises had a lot going for it and I was initially intrigued and enchanted by the prologue, but the constantly changing story parameters and never ending added elements of the supernatural just frustrated and annoyed me. Just when I thought there were answers to be had, there wouldn't be and another element would be added and I just floundered around a so-so story with only so-so interest.

I was actually looking for and hoping for much more growth and connection, something of substance from this couple, but I was left unsatisfied by everything in this story and my perseverance to make it to the end had no payoff.

An underwhelming 2 star read.

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