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.”
The One Left Behind the first book in the series left me wanting to throw my kindle and have a mini tantrum with the major cliffhanger we were left with. But the author made it totally worth the wait!!! I did my little happy dance when the book was sent to my kindle and I was able to sink into this crazy story of a girl with amnesia who suddenly gets memories of a part of her life she thought she would never get back. I fell in love with Colin and Pierce but just like Addison you can’t have them both, or can you?!?! So of course I had to pick a team and I was all about Colin. Don’t get me wrong Pierce is amazing but Colin stole my heart and I wanted him happy. I loved how close Addison was with her girls and how close Colin was with his boys. Everyone needs friends like them and they were both lucky enough to have someone by their side helping them out during a hard time in their lives. I hate when you can tell what is going to happen in a book. It is so predictable. Well let me tell you at times in this book I was sure she was going to pick Colin, and then sometimes I was sure she was going to pick Pierce. Oh and let me tell you there is something in this book that you would never ever thought would happen and it was a great twist in the story. I don’t want this series to end!! I give this book 4.5 stars
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.