Friday, May 1, 2015

A Shattered Moment
by Tiffany King

“He’s dead.  They’re all dead.  We’re all going to die.” 

The words rang through the vehicle in a wail that pierced my tender head.  I wanted to cover my eyes or yell at her to stop, but I couldn’t do either.  Fear and grief were living, breathing beasts in an emergency situation, feeding off panic and threatening to consume you.

What an amazingly emotional story.  From the very beginning my heart was in my throat and the tears were falling. 

Mac was on top of the world the day she graduated.  It was the day she and her best friends have waited for.  Little did she know that that day would change her life more than anyone expected.

Bentley works as an EMT and is going to college to be a paramedic.  He’s studying at the library one day when Mac walks in and he instantly recognizes her.  He tries to start up a conversation her but Mac wants nothing to do with him.  After a couple weeks Mac begins opening up.  Will she be able to forgive herself for the past and start living again, or will she continue to just go through the motions?


Before reading A SHATTERED MOMENT I was in a bit of a book slump.  I have these slumps sometimes and it seems that no matter what I read it just doesn’t make me “feel”.  But man, this book made me feel everything.  A SHATTERED MOMENT broke my heart and beautifully put it back together. 

Tiffany King wove a story so complex and heartbreaking that once I started reading I couldn’t stop, no matter how much I wanted to.  Mac was a shell of a person when I started the book, but watching her slowly open up and face her demons was magic.  I literally saw her anger dissipate with each page I read. 

And Bentley…  Bentley. Was. Perfect.  Seriously.  His patient and kind personality was exactly what Mac needed.  He was there for her without pushing her to change or hide everything under the rug. 

“Sometimes it may not seem like you’re helping, but in reality, you’re the difference between darkness and light,” she said quietly.  “You were for me.”

Now this book does NOT have a cliffhanger, but it does have an opening for the second book and I am so, so excited for it! 

4.5/5 FANGS
**Complimentary copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

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