A Shattered Moment (Fractured Lives #1)
by Tiffany King
Coming May 5, 2015
In the new series by Tiffany King, the USA Today bestselling author of the Woodfalls Girls novels, six friends—fresh from high school graduation—discover that the future can come at you from out of nowhere.
This is Mackenzie’s story…
Mackenzie Wilson once had hope for what life had to offer, but everything changed on the night of her graduation. A year later, the only way she can find comfort is by keeping her head down and hoping she remains unnoticed at college.
When Bentley James discovered Mac in that twisted SUV, he was just a newbie EMT on his first call. It was a gut-wrenching moment that made him realize not everyone can be saved—and sometimes they don’t want to be.
A chance encounter on campus brings Bentley back into Mac’s life. Despite her initial resistance, he sets out to discover the girl hiding beneath a shield of seclusion. He evokes painful memories in Mac—but also feelings. As the spark between them grows, Mac must decide if she can let go of the past and believe in something as fragile as love…
As soon as I read the blurb for A Shattered Moment I knew I was going to love it and I was not disappointed. To be honest, I had been putting it off for a while because I was expecting an angsty read and I just wasn't in the mood for that but instead of being angsty like I had anticipated, A Shattered Moment is a sweet and fairly easy romance about learning to heal after an unexpected tragedy.
Mackenzie and her five best friends were out celebrating on graduation night when they were in a horrible accident that changed all of their lives forever. A year later, Mac is trying to get through college by going unnoticed. Of course, all that changes when she meets, or should I say becomes reacquainted, with Bentley.
Bentley has wanted to help people his whole life, and unfortunately on his first call as an EMT he realizes that you can't save everyone. He's intrigued by Mac as soon as he sees her again and continually pursues her even though she brushes him off time and again.
I just have to say that I absolutely loved Bentley. I love the way he pursues Mac and continually pushes her out of her comfort zone... Not to mention his protectiveness when it comes to her. It was hilarious watching him navigate the friendship/relationship with Mac and how he would berate himself whenever something didn't go according to plan... Which happened a lot to the poor guy.
Mac wasn't quite as easy to like as Bentley but I couldn't help but love her anyway. She went from being inseparable with the group of friends that she grew up with to having no one... I could only imagine how hard that must be. But once she started opening up to Bentley and really pushing herself to move on with her life I really started to root for her.
Like I said, if you're looking for your typical angsty new adult romance this book isn't for you... But if you're looking for a beautiful romance full of ups and downs and the struggles that people go though to find their HEA after tragedy strikes, then A Shattered Moment should definitely be your next read.
Disclosure: I was provided with an ARC of A Shattered Moment in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.