by Jessica Sorensen
My rating: 4 stars
Series: Shattered Promises - Book 1
Publication Date: February 24, 2013
Publisher: Jessica Sorensen
Genre: NA Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 336 pages
Her emotions slowly surface and she starts experiencing love, happiness, and anger, feelings she never knew existed. But they leave her confused and she doesn’t know whether to embrace them or run away from them.
Her life only gets more complicated when she meets Alex. Sexy, arrogant, and secretive, Alex can get under Gemma’s skin like no one can. Yet she’s drawn to him by an invisible connection she has no control over. She’s also seen him before. In her nightmares.
Every part of Gemma’s mind is screaming at her to stay away from Alex, but every other part of her is begging to get close to him. But the closer she gets, the more she realizes Alex knows more about her than he originally let on.
As secrets about her past unravel, Gemma’s life becomes threatened. She needs to figure out what’s going on, before she winds up dead. But the only person she can turn to for answers is the one person she isn’t sure she can trust.
**Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language and sexual content.
Shattered Promises by Jessica Sorensen
(Shattered Promises, #1)
Her life had been a cold and lonely existence. No one seemed to care about her, even the grandparents she lived with. Even Gemma couldn’t summon any emotion in her life, she just was, just existed. If was like the day her parents died, even though she can’t remember them, her heart and soul shut down. Graduating and leaving home, she has a few years of college under her belt, still moving in a cocooned world of not feeling, until suddenly, there was color and she did feel something, was it emotion? Did it start with her nightmares? Confused, frustrated and unsure of what was happening, suddenly, there he was, the man in her nightmares and she felt like she knew him, but how?
His name was Alex and Gemma does the unimaginable when she sees him, she actually touched him, like enjoying a piece of fine silk and for as gorgeous as he is on the outside, the man is a jerk, rude, arrogant and condescending, even cruel at times. So why is she drawn to him like a moth to flame? Why does his closeness make her “feel” even more? He is both hot and cold, and Gemma can’t even tell if she can trust him, but what choice does she have? He knows something about Gemma and she must know the truth. What she discovers is both life altering, stupefying and deadly, and instead of setting her free, the truth will have her bound up in a game of supernatural tug-o-war as factions work to save her or see her dead.
SHATTERED PROMISES by Jessica Sorensen takes us on a journey slightly off the beaten and well-used path of YA paranormal suspense. Gemma is emotionally stunted, and only now discovers why she is suddenly “feeling” things. Alex, quite frankly, is an arrogant arse, but he has a lot to hide that could save Gemma her newfound pain. Calling upon other paranormal creatures, there is deceit at every turn and now Gemma must decide who to trust with her life. A little dark, certainly edgy and veiled in an uncovered mystery, Ms. Sorensen’s gives few glimpses at what truly is going on ahead of time or what to expect from the next book in this intriguing series.