REVIEW: Shattered, by Bry Ann @AuthorBryAnn


Title: Shattered

Author: Bry Ann

Genre: Mystery, Romantic Suspense, Psychological Thriller

Release Date: October 19, 2018


Sometimes, when I really think about it, I can almost feel the way the breeze felt against my skin that day. How it washed over me, cooling my heated skin.

I remember counting the minutes it took to get to my boyfriend’s house. Twenty-two, but it took twenty-three that day. Maybe the extra minute was a warning.

One I didn’t heed, of course.

I wanted love. It’s all I wanted. I would have done anything for it.
It made me an easy victim.

Tell me I’m pretty here, hug me there and I was a puppet on his string. He pulled and pulled until he asked me to do the one thing I absolutely could not do.

It broke me to tell him no. Tore me up. I went over to his house that day to try and find a way to make it up to him. To fix what I broke.

Minute nineteen.

Cool breeze. Sunshine. Hope for love, fear I ruined my chance at it by being disobedient.

Minute twenty.

Black. One minute was all it took for Sage Briar-Rose to cease to exist.

To shatter her.

This is the story of how I lost myself. The story of how my naive search for love left me shattered.

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Bry Ann is a psychology student at Arizona State University. She spends most of her free time reading, writing and doing homework. Bry Ann has been writing for as long as she can remember. Even from the youngest of ages she was writing about characters with dark pasts and shady stories. As she got older she decided everyone should get a love story so soon her dark stories got happy endings. She loves to hear from her readers and talk all things books so feel free to contact her on any of her social media pages!
This book shattered me. It was heart wrenching and awesome. It made me cry, it made me cringe, and it made me angry, but I loved it. For a story that is about a very difficult subject, it was written so well. It pulled at my heartstrings in so many places and I related to Sage in some situations. I felt her want for any sign of love and to feel like she was worth it and wanted by someone. Everyone needs to feel like they are wanted or needed in life to feel like they matter.
I love that Nix is such a gentle soul and shows Sage the kindness she needs to feel safe. Nix is not a man who shows his gentleness or kindness to everyone, but he is a man with a good heart. He’s just been beat down himself and knows that in order to survive and keep anyone that matters to him safe, he has to abide by his father’s demands.
I read the Roses & Thorns series and loved the characters in that series. When we hear about Sage in that series, it’s hard to believe that she is a woman who is strong and sassy, but this book really shows who Sage is and I love her just as much as I do the women in the Roses & Thorns series. I hope to eventually read a story where Sage meets those women in person and her real strength shines. She is strong, funny, and sassy, and most of all, she is a survivor. She cares fiercely for the women she meets in Shattered and proves that she will do whatever she can to help them. For a girl who never felt love, she loves fiercely and whole hearted.
Thank you, Bry Ann, for writing this book and sharing Sage with us. I cannot wait for Nix’s story. I give this story a 5 star review and highly recommend it to anyone who likes a story of survival, strength, and determination. Be warned though, this book is dark and does have triggers. I can’t wait for Nix’s story.

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