Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Blog Tour: Review, Teaser, Giveaway: Shattered Lives, Mended Hearts by Lena Nicole

If you have not read The One Left Behind, this synopsis will be a spoiler to that book.

Addison’s life was shattered a year ago when she was left with no memory of her fiancĂ©. When Pierce entered her life she thought she was on the mend until her memories of Colin came back.

With having all her old memories flooding back, Addison is left faced with the consequences of the decision she made to move on with another man.

Now faced with loving two men Addison must find it in her heart who her soul mate is without breaking the heart of the other.

Will Addison run away leaving everyone with shattered lives or make a decision that will mend hearts?


Ahh! I’d been waiting for this one to come out! When I read “The One Left Behind” (first book in the series), I didn’t realize it would be a series and was totally blindsided by the cliffhanger. You can’t do that to a girl! So as soon as I got the ARC of this, I dropped what I was reading to start it. It took me a little longer considering I was reading in the hospital as I was induced and waiting for our newest family member to arrive. But none the less, I needed to read it and find out! While I finished book 1 not really being Team anyone, within the first chapter, I had picked who I wanted to win. I rooted and cheered for him. While I wanted the other guy to also have a happy ending, I wanted my team to have his happy ending with Addison.

Throughout the story, we still see how Addison, at times, can be unaware of how her choices are impacting others, but she definitely grows up a bit. She does grow up a bit and she does start to lose that self-centered mentality. She opens her eyes to how others are feeling. And then there is more tragedy. And my heart broke for everyone. This was definitely a turning point in the story.

And the boys. Pierce & Collin. :sigh: . What can I say? While I have my preference, I think both guys are stand up, quality guys. Both guys deserve Addison or an equally amazing girl. They both deserve a Happily Ever After. They were faced with an impossible situation and handled it with such finesse. Ahhh… I loved them!

The story was fabulously written. There was romance, heartbreak, angst, tragedy, and a bit of mending to some shattered hearts. If you are looking for a great follow up and love triangle, you definitely want to read this one!



About the Author

Jaime Nicole Whitley is an Army wife and stay at home mom to her wonderful son Aiden and daughter Peyton, who has a passion for music, reading, NASCAR and football season. She grew up in New Jersey and lived in Las Vegas for a couple years working as a medical assistant before meeting her husband. While following his career, she ended up in North Carolina. Along with her two children Jaime also has a furbaby who is a mixed lab. When she met Lena, she was so excited to share the same passion for books with her and jumped at the chance to write her own novel with a little encouragement from her husband
Rachael Lena Duncan is an Army wife to her amazing husband, Steven, and mother to their beautiful daughter’s, Natalie, and Zoe. She grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and went off to graduate from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She once had dreams of being in politics and working behind the scenes as a political advisor. After working on Capitol Hill for a short time, she realized that wasn’t for her. She always enjoyed writing and wanted to find a way to use that while moving from state to state with her husband’s career. Fortunately, she met Nicole and was able to embark on this amazing journey with her.

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