Your Memberships & Subscriptions
Shatter (Unbreakable Bonds Series Book 2) Kindle Edition
|Length: 316 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible book with Whispersync for Voice. Add the Audible book for a reduced price of $7.49 when you buy the Kindle book.
- Book 2 of 8 in Unbreakable Bonds Series
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
- ASIN : B01B36VVDO
- Publication date : April 26, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 2885 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 316 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #36,250 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I am so in love with this series and group of men!
Lucas, Andrei, Ian, Banner, Rowe, Snow and now....Jude.
Jude and Snow were a perfect counterbalance to each other. Jude's dominance was sexy as hell, and watching him give Snow what he needed....
I'm a sucker for seeing a tortured and jaded man find happiness from the love of the right person. And Jude and Snow were the perfect fit. Seeing Jude's determination in having Snow, and watching Snow finally accept the love and affection that he didn't think he'd ever deserve was this reader's kryptonite.
The suspense element was a bit weak for me...and the ending confrontation was a bit rushed and unbelievable....but you know what? I don't care.
This series is entertaining, engaging and addicting. The dynamic between all of these characters will suck you in from the very beginning. The banter? Hilarious. The love? Unconditional. You get a little bit of everything.....mystery and suspense with romance and passion.
If you haven't discovered this series yet....what are you waiting for?
I didn't think any of the guys would affect me like Andrei and Lucas, but ooooh was I wrong. Snow and Jude are just as amazing, just in a different way.
I knew Frost was going to be a hard one.... The things he'd been through, the things he needed, I knew that they were going to be hard walls to knock down. Maybe close to impossible, even. They were.... though not as back and forth as Andrei and Lucas was LOL, I'm glad the two of them got over the whole pretense that things weren't serious between them.... the way those two love each other is..... seriously swoon-worthy and I love it. They're still just as amazing in this one... though we focus more on Jude and Snow....
We also get more of Ian's story, which I am SO excited about, I already know he's going to be my favorite. He and the detective... yes, please! I'm also hoping for something maybe with Sven and somebody hot...
So, okay... heartbreaking spoiler.... Rowe loses Melissa. I was very surprised at how hard that hit me... mostly because of the guys, Rowe especially, but it nearly killed all the guys. They were all close to her. In losing her, they realize a person from their past.... a person from Ian's passt was the reason behind it, and he's coming back with a vengeance.
Now, I'm not usually one for angst, and thrillery type crime, but whooooa.. this one had me flipping page after page, just dying to know what happened and praying for karmic justice for these friends. Not only because of the guy who killed Mel, but also for what happened to Ian, and all those young boys that even though it isn't something that's talked about a lot... that it's a very real thing in our country. It made me sick to think about, but I was glad that there are people, even if fictional-verse, that are there to help these kids... I wish they all had endings like the kids that were saved in this one
Sigh.... subject change.
Another thing that I loved, was that Jude seemed to know exactly what he wanted, and exactly what Snow needed, and while others might have shied away from him.... Jude didn't give up. He pushed back and quite literally at times, and Snow was no match for him. I loved seeing him let his guards down and trust Jude. I loved watching them fall for each other.
Sighhh again.... I know for a crazy crime thriller, it's crazy that I focus so much on the romance aspect... but reading about these two.. you can't help but root for them, because they'd both needed each other so badly.
I also loved Jude's family... I hope we see more of them too.
And Gregory... where did he go? I hope he gets someone awesome too.... Hey! Maybe even Sven!
There's an idea.... Luckily for me, I'm late to the game, so I have all these books to catch up on and I don't have to wait for the next one.
Love this series and I would most definitely recommend them all!
On to the next!
5 well deserved stars from me on this one.
So. Snow & Jude. Talk about chemistry. These two had it in spades. Their scenes together were blinding HOT. (Honestly, I lost my vision more than once. Jude was simply a hot Spanish-Greek-American alpha marvel. He had Snow enthralled. And Snow enthralled is a very good thing for everyone involved. That includes you, the reader. So, ya, they worked me. A lot.
The plot. Hey, there was one. How about that? Way to go authors, not only did you write up interesting characters, but you made things happen. Sad things. Creepy things. Bad things. Horrible things. But it worked.
The writing was much better than in the first book. Also, I only rolled my eyes ONCE at a seemingly uneducated reference to sexual identity. The first book was loaded with heteronormative misconceptions. This one wasn’t. Again, yay authors.
So what does this mean? It means that I’ll spend my money on the other books in the series....although I SERIOUSLY LOVED Snow and Jude together. But.....since this is a cast ensemble type of series, I’m positive they’ll be around for the long haul.
Top reviews from other countries
It's my bad, but said life-altering event is what hit me more than the romance between the leads, because the former, the baddie, the danger and what is to come for the friends, all had a huge impact on the book and the series to come. I had an inkling from comments in the teaser provided at the end of SHIVER that there might well be a life-altering event in a future book, but I hadn't expected it so soon. I kind of suspected that the character's tale might go in this direction, but feel a bit sorry that it had to - sorry I can't be any clearer, but I'm torn. What happens in this tale sets the 'certain character' up for a spectacular tale, one that I hope is next in the series, but am not sure is. And, I can't wait to read it. Sorry, again that I can't be clearer at this point, but let's just say that it reminded me a little of JR Ward's...tormented BDB hero, Tohrment, but without the silly name and unnecessary over-dramatisation.
So, back to the romance in this tale. The authors certainly gave the aloof, icy cold Snow the perfect lead in this tale - a Latino guy with a fiery temperament, with passion, who's as strong and as determined as Snow, and who's his equal in every way, other than pay. I mean, Snow's a trauma surgeon and Jude's a paramedic, so there's a huge gap there, but in every other respect, these guys matched each other. Theirs was a bit of a slow dance, for all the right reasons, and I ended up rather pleasantly surprised at how the authors wrote the characters and their romance, and how it progressed; I love it when authors have their characters do stuff the opposite of what readers may have come to expect. Put it this way - Jude read Snow perfectly and didn't hesitate in going after what he needed, and ended up bringing all the friends closer together and giving them a family once again. And, the sex, whilst not all that frequent, was sexy, slow and healing for Snow, melting his absent heart. Oh, and for a moment I did think I was about to be treated to a voyeuristic scene involving Snow, Lucas and Andrei, which would have been seriously hot, but perhaps a little bit...uhmm, too.
I would love to know what happens with Ian and the detective who seems so reluctant to make his move, and who ended up rather jealous of Ian's protectors in this tale. At the same time, I want their tale, yet also want the tale of the 'certain character' and am conflicted over which I want more. I'm at the point where I'm going to be stalking the authors' websites for info, as they've announced the title of the next book, TORCH, as coming in Fall 2016 (Autumn to us Brits) but not the characters' names.
The tale loses a 0.5* as it leaned a tad too much more towards progressing the series than the leads' romance, but it was enjoyable all the same, and has me amped up for more of the same, yet non-same, if you get what I mean.
e-ARC courtesy of the authors for my reading pleasure.
I've been so excited for this and especially for more Snow!!
So... Ultimately this could be read as a standalone as it's a different couple but because the friendship between the four guys, Lucas, Snow, Ian and Rowe plays a huge part in these books and because Lucas and Andrei! I'd highly recommend reading book one first.
I'm not going to get into the plot because really, I can't without spoiling it so... This is Dr. Ashton Frost aka snow aka General and paramedic Jude Torres' book. Snow pushes everyone away (his three friends the exception because they've been through hell and back together.) and definitely doesn't get involved with people he works with but luckily once Jude Torres makes up his mind about wanting the doctor he doesn't back down. Nuh-uh.
'So what if the man had run? Jude could chase. He even liked the chase. After last night, he knew Snow would be worth all the trouble it would take to catch that man. This thing between them burned off the charts. He hadn’t felt that kind of molten heat before in his life. He wanted a lot more of that feeling.
So when I first finished shiver I remember thinking I couldn't wait to see who it was that was going to capture Snow's heart because he would have to be someone pretty special... And Jude totally is. Jude surprised the heck out of me. He comes across as... Nice. And I don't mean that in a bad way just that he's easy going, laid back and just seems the complete opposite to Snow and I guess he is but woah baby!! Hellooooo. Because Jude had a bit of an obsession with pushing Snow into hard walls, doors etc also an obsession with the doctors mouth and it was hot as hell. Jude is a good guy, he's a family man and even though he's the opposite to gruff and hard around the edges Snow that doesn't stop him going after him and being dominant when needed. Again, Woah baby!! I also love his family so much! I loved Rebecca too!
'Jude smirked, wrapped one hand around Snow’s throat and gently but firmly moved him back to the wall. “Keep your mouth shut, General. Not one word.” He put enough pressure on the man’s neck to let him know he meant it while he unbuttoned Snow’s pants just enough to slide his hand inside and wrap his fingers around that long, thick co.. “Looks like you need some kind of relief,” he murmured.'
Snow. Oh, boy. He gutted me. He's rough and tough but he's got so much more to him. He's got a past and he carries a lot around with him and blames himself for a lot of stuff that are out of his hands. He also cares. He really does, you just gotta be patient and look closer, he's got a huge heart even if it's hard for him to let people see that side of him. I loved seeing him fall for Jude and going through the motions of it all. Snow is tough and protective, he does everything for the small family he has, he also has those gutting vulnerable moments too but they let you see more of who Snow really is.
'While the thought of opening his heart up completely scared the sh.t out of him, he knew he had no choice. It was already too late. He loved him.'
This is suspenseful, sexy and emotional. I really didn't see a lot of stuff that happened, happening. These authors work great together and I loved the pace to this story and the suspense. Sometimes there's a lot going on but it works!! Its so good. In book one, I'm not quite sure I got the friendship and that unbreakable bond but in this one I did, it may come across as 'romantic' at times but it's not. These guys were all each other had for a long time so yeah I get it. I also love seeing the changes and how they grow and adapt together as their family ultimately grows and how they deal with the grief that they are dealt. It's definitely an emotional one. There really isn't a lot I can say without spoiling it so I'll just say I loved it and I love getting more insight to characters, their pasts, their relationships and the friendship with each book. I love Jude and Snow together, they were perfect for each other. I'm beyond excited for Ian and Hollis and more on that and also to see where Rowe's story will go. There are great secondary characters in this book and I hope to see more of them! I'm just gonna put this out there, I think we're going to see much more of Geoffrey. This is a book that you just don't want to end as well as the series. So I can't wait to see what's next!!
And, wow. Just...wow. I'm utterly amazed at how well the series concept came together, where I once thought it somewhat messy and unfocused. I couldn't feel that unbreakable bond between the four leads in book one - here you get it in spades and so everything becomes clearer, whether it be motivation, conflict or desire. I hadn't been able to feel any true loving romance in book one and yet 'Shatter' brimmed with it. From all angles. Even Lucas and Andrei won me over within several pages and the entirety of their book failed to do that. I can't even explain it, this book just worked. It was brilliantly done. So kudos to the authors for pulling it together so tightly and delivering the promise of not one but the first two books. I do hope the few who were put off by Shivers slow pace and lack of HEA give this series another shot. It would be a crying shame to miss Snow's amazing journey to disovering love. Speaking of....
Holy heck balls!! Snow and Jude people! These two were perfect for each other. I loved LOVED them both. What amazing characters: fully fleshed out, unique and fascinating people. And the pages they shared....caught fire, I swear. Snow was the one who shattered my heart, who I desperately wanted a true hero for. Not Lucas. Sorry, he wasn't enough for Snow in my eyes. But Jude. OMG Jude. Yes! For me, he took this book from great to amazing. He had this deep integrity, a beautiful moral strength and a kind of masculine power that seemed to heal all the dark shades of Snow's soul. I could literally feel their chemistry and passion and yes, love. Even before it was declared, I could feel it. That, my friends, is good romance. And for those readers who like meaningful, unique, character-enhanced love scenes, every one in this book says 'Snow & Jude', every one is perfectly delicious.
All in all, this one is a true keeper and I can't wait for Rowe's book.
The story was intriguing with lots of mystery, suspense and romance. It follows on from book one, Shivers, and it's obviously not going to be resolved until the last book in the series. There were some editing issues, but not enough to detract from the story.
On the whole, an exciting read, full of gorgeous men (they're all beautiful), all about the unbreakable between four brothers. Although the story is predominantly about Snow and Jude, all of the four friends are equally important.
I personally don't think this can be read as a standalone, there were too many threads present from book one, for example, we see the continued development of the relationship between Lucas and Andrei. The third book comes out in Autumn, so not that long to wait. I'm off now to find myself a Jude.