Title: The Shattered Duet
Novels Included: Shattered Innocence (Shattered #1) Shattered Lives (Shattered #2)
Author: Alexis Noelle
Genre: Adult Romance
Release Date: March 14, 2016
Cover Design: Cassy at Pink Ink Designs
Shattered Innocence (Shattered#1)
I’ve always been on my own and determined to make something of myself. I was the first person in my family to go to college, but I might not be here for long. It’s expensive and I’m broke. Just when I think I have no other option, a whole new world is opened up to me. A world full of depravity and scandal, one that most people would judge me for if they knew I was involved in it.
Damon Shaw has just been assigned to take over the day-to-day operations of the service. He’s absolutely insufferable, and making my life a living hell. He thinks he can control me, but little does he know no one has ever been able to do that.
Shattered Lives (Shattered #2)
What I did to her is unforgivable.
I shattered her completely.
I did it knowing I was wrong the entire time.
Now that I’m here and she is within my reach, I still can’t resist her. My enemy is still lurking and more threatening than ever before. I won’t allow any harm to come to her. I need her to forgive me, and to let me in again.
I need her to be mine.
**The Shattered Duet is for mature audiences only—strong language, and explicit sexual content are apparent.**
Alexis does a great job at character building. Not only is there a hero and a heroine, but she has very strong accompanying characters as well. This story was such a feel good one. Lots of HOTNESS .. holy cow, but the humor throughout is awesome.
Jessie is a force to be reckoned with. Beautiful, outgoing and a complete hard ass. No one messes with her. She has her heart guarded and her walls up. Growing up basically parentless, she grew up fast. Jessie did what she had to do to survive and be able to pay for college. She didn't like that men paid for her services, but it did pay her bills.
Damon was the new boss, he came in without notice, taking over and man is he hot. The sparks started the moment that they ran into each other. He immediately became protective of her, making sure to see her before and after each meeting with a client. Coming off as a huge ass during their first interaction, she wanted nothing to do with him.
Neither one of them had any interest in anything other than sex. That's all it could be .. all it would be. Jessie's best friend Lauren (aka Lo) knew better. The second she saw the way they eyed each other, Lo knew there was more. They were into each other, but they were both way too stubborn to admit it, or even acknowledge it. They continued to work together and before you know it, they caught feelings. Right when everything seemed perfect .. their worlds were flipped, turned upside down. Was Damon who he said he was? Or did he turn out to be a snake in the grass? Did this event cause them to run into each others arms?
Even though I absolutely loved Damon and Jessie, I would have to say that Lo was my absolute favorite. She is not afraid to tell it like it is and that's what makes her so hilarious. The sisterly bond that they have is nothing short of amazing. Not only did we get a love story with The Shattered Duet, but we also got a tight sisterhood story. There is nothing that they wouldn't do for each other.
This book in unconventional. It is not an everyday, run of the mill book. It's exciting, intriguing, funny, and deep. I read this book in no time at all, because I refused to put it down. You definitely get your monies worth here. Take a chance on Damon, Jessie and Lo ... you won't be sorry.
“Alexis did a good job in weaving a story that will definitely keep you enthralled till the very end.” - Alpha Book Club (The Shattered Duet)
“I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a quick and steamy read with a unique storyline.” - Book Bitches Blog (Shattered Innocence)
“Alexis Noelle does it again with another heart wrenching, emotional and brilliant novel.” - Books and Boys Book Blog (Shattered Lives)
Alexis Noelle lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, and three kids. On top a writing career, she is a full-time student and a full-time mom. She loves spending time with her kids, although she has to hide the computer from them when she is writing! She love being active and being outdoors, especially if it involves any kind of shopping. She has always been passionate about writing. She loves to read romance books and feels like being able to lose yourself in a book is one of the more exciting aspects. The books she loves to read and write will be ones that make you feel for the characters. Ashley believes that you should have an opinion on every character in a book whether you love them, hate them, or think they are up to something.She also believes that the most important critic is your reader, so she loves to hear from the readers. She want her fans to be open & talk to her about what they want for the characters in the story, and what they would like to see happen.