Shatter (Gigi’s Review)

Shatter
Title: Shatter (Unbreakable Bonds #2)
Series: Shiver (Unbreakable Bonds #1) review
Author: Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: April 26, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Mystery/Suspense
Page Count: 290
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5+ stars out of 5
A Gay Book Reviews 5+ star read!
Blurb:

Maverick trauma surgeon Ashton “Snow” Frost keeps the world at a distance, relying only on his three closest friends to keep him connected. But when a ghost from their past returns to Cincinnati, Snow stands to lose everyone he loves. Framed for murder and reeling from attacks on his friends, Snow is pushed to his breaking point.

Jude Torres won’t let the doc shatter. The paramedic has been attracted to the doctor since he first laid eyes on him at the hospital, even if the arrogant, solitary man doesn’t fit into any of his plans. One hot, reckless kiss shows that Snow isn’t who he appears to be. And one night together will never be enough. Jude will fight for the doc.

Fight to keep him whole. Fight to keep him safe. Fight to simply keep him.

Shattered in book 2 in the Unbreakable Bonds series, a series about 4 men who have a closer-than-brotherly, but not sexual, connection to one another.

  1. Lucas Vallois: Millionaire Entrepreneur (Shiver)
  2. Ashton Frost: Trauma Surgeon (Shatter)
  3. Ian Pierce: Chef (Torch, coming fall 2016)
  4. Rowan Ward: Bodyguard

Shatter is Ashton “Snow” Frost’s story.

All 4 of these are guys pretty fucked up, which makes for delicious hurt/healing/comfort. Snow is a cold, hard, bossy trauma surgeon with a “one-night-stand only” rule. He also never fucks co-workers, which is his main reason for not wanting to start anything with coworker, EMT Jude Torres. But Jude will have none of that. Nope. He goes after Snow and eventually gets him.

All this can be learned from the blurb so let’s get right down to business. I FUCKING LOVED THIS BOOK. It hit my top 3 holy-shit-this-is-so-awesome buttons.

Hurt/Healing/Comfort

Snow has had a rough life. On top of a horrible childhood in an ultra-religious home, he’s a military man who has seen death more than he cares to admit. And Jude knows all about the comfort. Oh yes indeed.

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Dirty talk

Both of these men had ridiculously filthy mouths. Hot. As. Fuck. (Hot enough for the Blanche Devereaux Spray-bottle Gif of Greatness™.)

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Wall sex

Oh yes, there is wall sex. Repeat, there is wall sex. And it is glorious.

Dying..

This is a 5+ star read. My second of the year, Out of Nowhere by Roan Parrish being my first. This is about as close to perfection as they come for me.

Perfect

Can this be read as a stand-alone? Well, it can be, but I think that once all 4 books are out, it will be a must-read series and you really should start from the beginning. And since this book is still 3 weeks from publication, I am highly recommending you read Shiver now. For more back story, check out the authors’ Unbreakable Bonds webpage.

Fuck yeah, 5+ stars. Don’t miss this one. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Unbreakable Bonds Series

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Advance Review Copy

Galley copy of Shatter provided by the authors in exchange of an honest review.

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