Shattered, Dale Mayer

DM- 1i; Shattered

Caught in a gilded cage for most of her life, Hannah can’t stop trying to escape. There’s something wrong with her that the doctors can’t figure it out, but she’d rather be free and die than stay trapped… forever.

Caught once again, Trevor gives her a unique way out. Should she trust him? And what if he finds out the truth – will he still be on her side?

Trevor knew he had much to make up for in his life. And he worked at it every day of his life. But when the opportunity to rescue an incredibly talented waif comes, he hadn’t realized how much would be asked of him.

Time is against them. And that’s when they find out that not all enemies are outside in the world.

Sometimes they are inside…

We just don’t know it…

Page Count: 295
Published Date: June 28, 2016

*received ARC from author in exchange for an honest review*
**WARNING: minor spoilers**

****STARS: 4****

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“He controls your fortune and you’ve let him. Unless you appoint someone else to take control and can do so legally, then he’ll get what he wants fairly easily. I can block him, to try and take him through the courts, but that all takes time.”
“What options do I have in the short-term?”
He frowned. “I have one solution but it’s drastic.”
Her father’s voice sounded in the hallway along with several other men.
“I’m desperate,” she said quietly, her voice a squeaking sound. “What is the solution?”
It was his turn to feel panicked. He took a deep breath and said, “Marry me.”

This was one of the more intriguing plot twists in the series, and I’ve read all but two so far! Hannah’s got a delicate situation, one that puts her in danger of not only herself, but other people who’d sooner see her locked away and discarded. For as long as she could remember, Hannah was always left alone, despite having it all. Fast forward to the present time, and she’s an empty shell of a woman, struggling to remain alive with what freedom she has left before Daddy Dearest catches up with her.

Hannah was an interesting character with an even more entertaining perspective. We’re dealing with a woman who blacks out and doesn’t remember certain events no matter when they occurred, be it days or just a few minutes ago. This makes for a suspenseful read because you don’t know if you’re reading something true, or lies told to her by someone she thought she could believe in.

Trevor was an equally cool cat, this strong man who’s got it going on in life, someone not to mess with. He was the perfect man for Hannah, and her inner exuberant self was just as complimentary for his near stoic but holy-shitballs-you’re-so-bad-it’s-great attitude when he dug deep and got comfortable…deepinsideherlikeasubwaytrain-

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This had a bit more inception going on, one clue leading to another until it revealed a whole past neither of them would’ve thought about, if they even bothered to remember. The antagonists, though?

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I did not expect that, and when it came up? WOW. Won’t say anymore because it’s pretty much the climax of the climax, but let’s just say that I was equally disturbed and excited that Hannah did her thing and handed everyone back their asses.

This ninth installment was an entertaining read with Trevor and Hannah’s walls being so different yet so similar. I enjoyed seeing them peel the layers away until they were face-to-face without the crazies.

Definite recommend of this series. Mayer knows how to write the creepy, suspenseful and awesomely awesome psychics who just want to live in peace…

…and get Hell on earth.

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Happy Reading

A Little Darling


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