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Product Details

  • Series: Seaside Novels
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 17, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1484976703
  • ISBN-13: 978-1484976708
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,887,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! You can follow her writing journey at www.rachelvandykenauthor.com

Customer Reviews

I laughed, I cried, I got angry with this book.
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Super Great Book and Series can't wait for the next one to come out!!!
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This book lets you feel everything the characters are feeling!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By tifmich6 on June 1, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I have read this trilogy in just as many days and will say Shatter is the best book of the three. My only gripe would be that I felt this book could have been amped up sexually with the characters being older now. This review will spoil books one and two.

Calm, in control Alec is a mess. His past has again come back to haunt him and this time it will involve the love of his life Nat. While Demetri is also in love and settled down, Alec is hiding a huge secret that will ruin everybody.

I think Rachel did a great job at peeling away the layers of the secret until you figured it out and went "No Way!". Just when you think you know what it is, it is something totally different. Alec is fighting to keep his sanity, his girlfriend and his brother safe from the secret and it is killing him inside. As the secret starts to come together, he falls apart.

It is weird to see Alec as the screw up and not Demetri in this book, a nice change actually. I like that again, all of the characters are present, this is Alec's story, but Demetri and Alyssa are involved also. Besides the secret, there is another twist in this book that made it exciting and me wanting to see how it was all going to come together.

This was a great read and there is just something about these characters I couldn't get enough of.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jill (Love Affair With Fiction) on May 18, 2013
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Shatter is the third book in Rachel Van Dyken's Seaside Novel's series. The story is told from Alec and Demetri's perspectives. We join Alec, Nat, Demetri, Alyssa, Jaymeson and Angelica as they are filming their reality show in Seaside, Oregon. (And let me just say, Hello and Welcome to Jaymeson! It was great meeting you! Can't wait to get to know you better in the next book in this series, Fall!) Shatter revolves around the repercussions from a decision that Alec has made in the past and how he chooses to handle it now. His decisions will effect everyone he loves.

As always, Rachel Van Dyken's style of writing is flawless. She captivates you from the very start of the book and has you wishing the story will never end. Even though the story line of this book is often heavy and emotional Rachel is amazing about interspersing humor throughout the book. There are some fabulous one-liners in this book that just had me cracking up!

I highly recommend Shatter. Hang tight and Rachel Van Dyken will take you on a fantastic, gritty, intense, emotional journey. Her characters are flawed but they love deeply. I love to see where their motives come from and why they have chosen to do certain things. It seems to always redeem them in the end.

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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on May 24, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I was a huge fan of Tear (A Seaside Novel), depressed fan of Pull (A Seaside Novel Book 2) and a baffled fan of SHATTERED. I just don't remember Alec acting like such a girl or being so self-absorbed and shallow in TEAR. Plenty of teens are going to find this one romantic and sweet, but older readers are going to roll their eyes at the needless drama. Alec is hiding something from his past from both Nat and Demetri which he feels will harm his relationship with them, but in reality, his secrets are doing more harm.

It is implied that Alec has cheated on Nat and that he is being blackmailed to keep it quiet. Since Alec won't discuss why he is acting so distractedly and is back on his anit-depression mediation, Nat starts to panic that she is losing him. Add to that the snide comments from the skanky Angelica that Alec is not as forthcoming as he claims, and Nat and Alec are arguing more than usual. NOTHING that Alec kept secret from Nat was worthy of the anguish he caused himself and her.

"The need to be with her was trumping everything. I knew it was wrong. I was using her. Using the way she made me feel in order to push away my demons. But nothing else was working. Not the pills, not my ridiculous staff of people that I pay millions to keep. Nothing. Only her kisses, her touch. If I was going to hell, I wanted to take every shred of this feeling with me." Alec

I had a hard time not finding the reality TV parts stupid and I started skimming to find out the answer to if he cheated.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jill (Love Affair With Fiction) on May 18, 2013
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Shatter is the third book in Rachel Van Dyken's Seaside Novel's series. The story is told from Alec and Demetri's perspectives. We join Alec, Nat, Demetri, Alyssa, Jaymeson and Angelica as they are filming their reality show in Seaside, Oregon. (And let me just say, Hello and Welcome to Jaymeson! It was great meeting you! Can't wait to get to know you better in the next book in this series, Fall!) Shatter revolves around the repercussions from a decision that Alec has made in the past and how he chooses to handle it now. His decisions will effect everyone he loves.

As always, Rachel Van Dyken's style of writing is flawless. She captivates you from the very start of the book and has you wishing the story will never end. Even though the storyline of this book is often heavy and emotional, Rachel is amazing about interspersing humor throughout the book. There are some fabulous one-liners in this book that just had me cracking up!

I highly recommend Shatter. Hang tight and Rachel Van Dyken will take you on a fantastic, gritty, intense, emotional journey. Her characters are flawed but they love deeply. I love to see where their motives come from and why they have chosen to do certain things. It seems to always redeem them in the end.

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