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Part of Me (Shadow Shifters: Damaged Hearts Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

A. C. Arthur
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Book Description

 Shadow Shifters: Damaged Hearts—a deeply emotional, unforgettable New Adult paranormal romance series by A.C. Arthur about the men who are sworn to protect the females—human or otherwise—from the savage fury of his own nature… Lidia Morales has always felt out of place. The one stable presence in her childhood has always been Brayden. Every major moment, every growing pain, everything in her life has been shared with him since they were little, so it makes sense to her that they will stay friends at college together. Until one night, emotions are revealed in a heated kiss, and Lidia’s world is turned upside down. Brayden has always been just a friend and she knows she should look somewhere else for love. But the memory of the passion between them is undeniable—and Brayden isn’t about to let her forget it. As trouble brews, Lidia may need Brayden more than she realized and Brayden will do whatever it takes to convince her that they are soulmates…bonded for life, in Part of Me by  A.C. Arthur. Hunger for You coming June 10, 2014!  And don't miss Mine to Claim, available now.

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  • Product Details

    • File Size: 1163 KB
    • Print Length: 80 pages
    • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (May 13, 2014)
    • Sold by: Macmillan
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00H0V05AM
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #352,710 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Best Friends May 16, 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    Brayden and Lidia's story was the second in the Damaged Hearts trilogy and these two came out with a bang. Brayden knew Lidia was is mate and he had some challenges convincing Lidia. This was a good short read and it was good to see one of the Shadow Shifter Faction leaders make an appearance. This is not just a story of best friends transitioning to lovers but a story of learning to accept who you are and despite your circumstances understanding your purpose.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars middle trilogy May 15, 2014
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    The middle trilogy is always the hardest for me to read. By now, I already know the theme and have pictured various endings, but the middle book has to inspire you to continue and entice you to seeks answers. AC Arthur is one of the best at achieving this! Brayden's story is true to his character, while showing that even Alpha males can be vulnerable!
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    3.0 out of 5 stars Not as much of the passion... June 7, 2014
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    It was a good short novel. It just didn't seem to have as much of the passion that I'm use to with A.C. Arthur. It was still good, but I found myself wishing for this or wanting for that.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars A.C. Arthur does it again. May 24, 2014
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    This second installment to the series was even better than the first one. I found myself fascinated by lidia and Braydens relationship and wanted to read more about it. It was even better the fact that they were both shifters. Action packed and romantic. I recommend this to anyone looking for an epic read.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Quick Paranormal Romance May 23, 2014
    By Kristen
    Format:Kindle Edition
    This was a great quick read as the second installment to the Damaged Heart series continues with Brayden and Lidia’s story. I came into this series not reading the first, but I have to say I wasn’t as confused as I thought I’d be, however now I’m more intrigued to read the first because I have to know some answers. Plus I want to know more about Aidan and Grace, if Brayden and Lidia’s story was intense, I’m hoping for a great story with the other couple.

    Since this was such a short story, I won’t get into too much detail. But this was an awesome introduction to an exciting new shifter series. Lidia was a unique female lead, she has such determination to be normal, and her family’s past is what’s affecting her the most. But she always has had her best friend Brayden, and now with everything that’s changed, she is pushing him away.

    With Brayden, I felt so sorry for him, he doesn’t want to give up on her and after telling her everything it changed their relationship. She is his mate, but Lidia only wants “normal”. I loved the tension and chemistry between the two; it was hard reading about Brayden’s struggle with his mate. I feel overall Brayden’s character was my favorite because of what he has to go through, from love, sadness, and the possibility of loosing his mate and best friend.

    I definitely will be continuing this series and can’t wait to read the first one. If you are new like I am to this series, I highly recommend reading the first one since I was a bit confused with some points of the story.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Fresh slant on the shifter world. September 3, 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition
    PART OF ME is a short read, at under 100 pages and priced at Amazon for $1.99. This is the second in the “Shadow Shifters” series; I have read MINE TO CLAIM and you will be fine if you don’t necessarily read them in order (in other words, it can be read as a standalone – but why would you want to just read one?). Mine to Claim (Shadow Shifters: Damaged Hearts) is also $1.99 and under 100 pages (80, actually) and is already available at Amazon; PART OF ME releases next Tuesday on 05/13 & is available for preorder. Conveniently enough, Hunger for You (Shadow Shifters: Damaged Hearts), the third book in the series, is also available for preorder. Okay, now that all the “housekeeping” is done, here’s what Snarky Mom thought!

    This series features the Sanchez brothers – “new adults” who have been out in the world gaining human experience before going back to their jaguar tribe to test to become a Shadow Warrior. Aiden, Brayden and their adopted brother, Caleb are trying to find their place in the world as their Faction Leaders work to bring the Shadow Shifters into a more progressive mindset. In MINE TO CLAIM, Aiden fights for his right to bring Grace into his world – especially since she is a human. In PART OF ME, Brayden fights to make his mate, Lidia, accept the destiny of their pairing, while being hunted by her Uncle who has gone off to lead the Rogues. Lidia is afraid to commit to Brayden because she is afraid that genetically she will end up a rogue herself; and her Uncle is doing his best to bring her to the rogue side.

    AC Arthur offers a fresh slant on the shifter genre world and creates characters that aren’t afraid to show their flaws, even as they accept the flaws in others. I’m (im)patiently awaiting the release of HUNGER FOR YOU this summer to find out Caleb’s story and see if the Rogue uprising is destroyed!

    Originally posted on Snarky Mom Reads; may reference a gifted book copy.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars = I freaking LOVED this book August 16, 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Part of Me is the second novella in the Damaged Hearts series. Just as Aidan rebelled against being a Shadow Shifter in book one, Lidia does the same in book two but for an entirely different reason – she wants to shed her shifter life and live as a human so that she no longer feels judged because of her uncle’s actions and her parents’ desertion. Because of this, she fights her instincts and the draw of her mate, insisting that her feelings are limited to that of siblings as the Sanchez family took her in after she was orphaned. With all that she has endured, it is hard as a reader not to feel sympathy and admiration for Lidia as she tries so hard to prove that she is not the same as her uncle and that their shared blood will not send her on the same path … that of a rogue shifter.

    As Lidia fights her heritage, Brayden Sanchez fights his inner cat as he is determined to give Lidia the space and time she thinks she needs, time until she admits that they are mates and they will be joined as Shadow Shifters to take their place in the ever-looming war with the rogues. Of course, you can’t help but like Brayden. He’s trying so hard to fight his animal instinct in order to do what his mate is convinced she needs to do even though he thinks she’s fighting a losing battle. When Brayden begins to question whether Lidia will actually return to take her place as a Shadow Shifter with the tribe, he contemplates whether he can return to the tribe without her OR if he too will turn his back on their tribe in order to remain with his mate – even as she continues to refuse to acknowledge they are mates.

    Brayden is a nice guy who finds himself between the proverbial rock and a hard place. Will he choose his mate or his tribe? You’ll have to read Part of Me to find out.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
    Great mix of fantasy & romance somewhat. The writing is what definitely kept me interested in the book. The story telling was great!
    Published 9 days ago by melanie hyatt
    5.0 out of 5 stars whats going on?
    It was great! I'm disappointed in the hunger mate-shifters book 5 is still reading the same as hunger mate shifters 1. I've downloaded sample after sample and still no change. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by veronica moorer
    2.0 out of 5 stars Boring, Frustrating and Slow........
    I usually love AC Arthur stories but this one was so slow and disappointing. I really felt deceived by the previous reviews, believe me this story is boring. Read more
    Published 7 months ago by Chris
    5.0 out of 5 stars Part of Me
    Rating 4.5

    In the second installment of the Damaged Heart series we are introduced to Brayden & Lidia. You quickly see and feel the attraction between these couples. Read more
    Published 7 months ago by Louise Brown
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Loved it. A C Arthur love her writing...
    Published 9 months ago by S. Greer
    5.0 out of 5 stars Always excellent reading.
    A.C Arthur maintains my support with the shifters series. Always excellent reading.
    Published 9 months ago by Walter D. Edmonds
    4.0 out of 5 stars Different kind of relationship for this series
    Lidia Morales and Brayden Sanchez (Aiden’s brother) grew up together and normally had a brother/sister type relationship,.. Read more
    Published 10 months ago by Toni Campbell
    5.0 out of 5 stars :-)
    I like this book and the series. I hope that their special talents are explained in Bas story or a future storyline.
    Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
    4.0 out of 5 stars Shifters
    Great continuation to a wonderful series. This is not a cookie cutter story the characters have depth and the stories grabs your attention
    Published 10 months ago by M. Baudin
    5.0 out of 5 stars More Sanchez brothers
    What a great follow up to Mine to Claim. The romance and chemistry oozed off of every page. I am looking forward to book three. The Sanchez brothers are extra sexy and strong.
    Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
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    For all the latest news on A.C. Arthur books, giveaways, appearances and discussions Like A.C. Arthur's Book Lounge on Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/pages/AC-Arthurs-Book-Lounge or follow her on Twitter @AcArthur

    A.C. Arthur was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland where she currently resides with her husband and three children. An active imagination and a love for reading encouraged her to begin writing in high school and she hasn't stopped since.

    Working in the legal field she's seen lots of horrific things and longs for the safe haven reading a romance novel brings. Her debut novel Object of His Desire was written when a picture of an Italian villa sparked the idea of an African-American/Italian hero. Determined to bring a new edge to romance, she continues to develop intriguing plots, sensual love scenes, racy characters and fresh dialogue--thus keeping the readers on their toes!

    In the young adult arena, A.C. also writes under the name Artist Arthur. Visit her Amazon Author Page for details about available YA books. amazon.com/author/artistarthurbooks


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