Review Blitz - Shatter Me by Alex Grayson

Friday, November 03, 2017


Will her past finally shatter her?

Originally released in 2015, Shatter Me - book one in The Jaded Series by Alex Grayson - is available exclusively on Amazon and is #FREE for Kindle Unlimited subscribers!

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About the Book

Pain.

That’s a word Bailey Winsor knows well, having endured it since she was a child from the people who were supposed to protect her. Just when her life appears normal, something Bailey has never experienced, she meets a man and falls in love.

Love can be deceiving.

Bailey jumps from the frying pan that was her childhood into the burning bowels of hell, which is her sick and twisted husband. It’s hopeless. Suffering more years of abuse, Bailey eventually realizes she has no choice but to run. 

Forced to stop in a small town in Ohio, Bailey encounters a town full of people that welcome her with open arms, especially Jaxon Walker, the tattooed and pierced local bar owner. Bailey has secrets she’s unwilling to reveal. Jaxon senses her fear and refuses to give up trying to discover them.

Will Bailey be brave enough and learn to trust Jaxon with her deepest secrets? Will Jaxon be strong enough to protect Bailey when her past comes knocking at her door?

Although book one in Alex Grayson's debut series, Shatter Me may be read and enjoyed as a standalone.

***TRIGGER WARNING! This book contains vivid violence, sexual abuse, and emotionally volatile situations and may not be appropriate for all readers. It is intended for mature audiences ages 18+ only.


My Review

Ratings: 4 stars 


“Each story needs to be heard.

One thing that I've come to realize about Alex's works are, they are all brutally (and I meant it literally) honest, raw and intense, the kind that mindf*cks you and left you speechless. Don't expect her to sugarcoat the violence or bubble wrap her story line, because what you get is the horrid details of what her characters went through and it ain't a walk in the park. 

Bailey hasn't had the easiest life. Neglected as a child and abused by her husband in so many ways only the devil is capable of, she lost faith in finding her own happy ending from the start. But when an accident landed her in the hospital, she knew it was her only chance to escape the hellhole she has been living in, or the next time she visits, it would be the morgue. 

Being a fan of dark contemporary romance, I've had my fair share of taboo stories that deals with sensitive issues like torture, rape and abuse. It wasn't a cake walk every time I read the character rehash his/her abuse, but I loved and admired how they gradually overcame their past and became a person of their own. With Bailey, her will to live was so great you can't help but admire her strength and perseverance. Not to mention, Jaxon was completely understanding and supportive, considering he has his uglies in the past too. 

However, seemingly I've read Grayson's other work, Pitch Dark, I couldn't help but compare both writing styles and was slightly disappointed with Shatter Me's storyline. It has such a strong start but ended up feeling rushed towards the end. Especially when it comes to the abuse, I felt it was slightly too overdone to have a sense of realism and there's just too much horror happening at once. 

Nevertheless, I can't wait to read the rest of the Jaded series!

**I voluntarily read and reviewed a free copy of this book generously provided by the author. Thank you for the reviewing opportunity! **

About the Author

Alex Grayson is the bestselling author of heart pounding, emotionally gripping contemporary romance including The Jaded Series, The Consumed Series, and two standalone novels. Her passion for books was reignited by a gift from her sister-in-law intended to distract Alex and help her pass the time while her husband was away for work. After spending several years as a devoted reader and blogger, Alex decided to write and independently publish her first novel in 2014 (an endeavor that took a little longer than expected). The rest, as they say, is history. Originally a southern girl, Alex now lives in Ohio with her husband, two children, two cats and dog. She loves the color blue, homemade lasagna, casually browsing real estate, and interacting with her readers. Visit her website, www.alexgraysonbooks.com, or find her on social media! 

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