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Shattered Synopsis:

 He was finally home, but guilt weighed heavily on his soul.

She’s been broken, running from a past she can’t seem to escape.

Two childhood friends, beaten down by life, find their way back to each other after years of pain and torment. As passion and desire rises, can Jasmine and Angel find solace in each other’s arms? Or, are the shattered pieces of their lives too much for either of them to put back together?
Join them on an intoxicating ride through life. With ups and down, laughs and tears, they’ve survived for this long being broken. Can they survive it just a little longer to find their own happy ending?

MY REVIEW

Shattered is a book that delves into issues deeper then a forbidden romance or a boy and a girl struggling to find the right time to be together. In Shattered Nicole Banks introduces us to a range of characters who are multi faceted; each with their own quirks, secrets and desires.

The book centres around Jasmine and Angel, however all characters are given the opportunity to share their thoughts with the reader. As a group of friends struggle to find direction in their lives, each character is given the opportunity to air their point of view, that is influenced by the same turn of events.

Angel and Jasmine have grown up together and always been close, but as life took Angel to the Marines, Jasmine was dealing with the single, most crippling event in her life. As their relationship becomes the forefront of the story, we witness these two deal with death, grief and trauma. whilst navigating their undeniable feelings for one another readers are taken on a journey of will they or wont they?

Shattered shows how deep some wounds really are?

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Into Pieces Synopsis:

Our demons have been let out to destroy us.

We’re both drowning, barely holding on. The storm we’re caught in was designed just to break us.

But I have become her comfort and she has become my anchor.

Standing together, we can conquer anything.

Join Jasmine and Angel as their story continues in this second installment in the Shattered Heart Series.

***WARNING: This novel is intended for mature readers only.
Novel contains a rape scene. While the content isn’t overly graphic to some, reader discretion is advised.***

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MY REVIEW

Into Pieces is the second book of the series and Nicole delves even deeper into the minds of all the different characters. Unlike Book One, Into Pieces delves deeper and shows the complex sides of each character, the effects of their loyalties and the battles of their hearts.

Following Angel and Jasmine, we finally see them delve into their own personal hell to try and combat the negative effects their secrets have on their relationship. Nicole Banks has heightened the complexity of the characters in Book Two but has also successfully given them all the tools to work through their obstacles. This successfully heightens the authenticity of the story line.

Into pieces also explores the minds of other characters as they witness Angel & Jasmine’s struggle whilst dealing with their own personal battles. Nicole Banks writes her secondary characters with as much love and pride as her main characters. They all compliment one another and will have readers craving more of them.

With all truths coming out and battle after battle being dealt with, readers will be curious and excited to find out if Angel and Jasmine successfully get their happily ever after.

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My name is Nicole Banks. I was born Aug 4th (Hello my fellow Leo’s lol) I’ve lived in New York City all my life and I love it here. It’s not what it use to be but, it’s still pretty dope. 

I love the warm weather and just being near the water. I think every problem can be solved with either yoga, tea or a quick nap. (Nothing is too big that those three things can’t solve)

I like animals way more then people, cats especially. I think they’re my kindred spirits.  If I could I would have a sanctuary built just for them. (I’m probably going to be that crazy lady with ten cats when I’m wrinkled and grey).

I can survive off of pizza and pasta and I’m a coffee addict. I have so much caffeine in my system I can’t have coffee after a certain time or I’ll be up half the night lol.

While I’m a writer, music is my first love. Books are a second love of mine. I believe music heals your soul in ways nothing else can. I use music as my muse to write. I believe every song is just a story waiting to be told outside of the five minute mark.

I published my first book Shattered in 2013 and it’s the first book in my Shattered Hearts Series. The second book Into Pieces was published on June 30th 2015. I’m currently working on the next installment in the series.

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