Wednesday, December 3, 2014

REVIEW ~ Shattered By Love by CA Harms ~ JMAC

Author: C.A. Harms
Series: Scarred by Love, Book 3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Limitless Publishing

He was the one.

The man she wanted with all her heart. 

But it took years before Bree realized she deserved more then what Max was willing to give.

Max, was cocky and arrogant…

Too strong-headed to admit that he felt more for Bree than just lust. 

Then it happened… 

One devastating night, and it shook Max to his very core.

That’s when he began to see life in whole new way. 

Now he’s left to sort through the mess that he’s created. 

Will he be able to rise above it all and make amends with those he needs the most?

Or will the damage be irreversible and leave him longing for what could have been?

I think Max Parks is my new favorite Parks brother!!! Scratch that…. HE IS MY FAVORITE.

Shattered By Love is the 3rd book in the Scarred By Love Series, and while all books in the series can be read as a standalone, it’s way better to read in order that way you are introduced to each character properly.

So Shattered by Love is Bree and Max’s story.  We knew from Broken By Love (book 2) that Max and Bree were having issues.  Mainly because Max couldn’t commit.  Max is your typical bachelor.  He works, lives with his brother, and has an endless list of females who at any moment are waiting to jump on him.  Yes, he’s a sexy beast.  Oh, I forgot to mention Max is a firefighter.  So boy is he ON FIRE!

Bree rarely held a smile when we were together.  I was not good to her; most of our nights ended with her crying or me slipping out of her bed to go home.  That thought made my stomach hurt.  She deserved more than me.  I wasn’t good for her.  I was the cocky son of a bitch that should have just left her alone.” -Max

Anyways, after feeling like nothing but a late night booty call, Bree is done.  Bree keeps her mind off Max by working at the center for kids.  She’s had a horrible past, and likes to do whatever she can to make sure kids who have a tough life, get to experience happiness, even if it’s just for a couple of hours at the center.  Bree also keeps her time occupied with school. 

I deserve to be loved and cherished.  I need to be treasured.  For once in my life, I want someone to feel as if he can’t go on without me in his world.  I want to be the center of someone else’s world for a change.” -Bree

Max is the brother that all of his siblings lean on.  He’s the one who solves all the problems, the one who protects everyone.  Max is a manly man.  He doesn’t “talk his feelings out”.  He doesn’t cry about things, he’s tough.  He doesn’t have time to be weak. Not ever.  Until he loses Bree.

I didn’t like the darkness that consumed me.  The problem was that I had no idea what I needed to do to get back to the light.”

After a fire that could have ended in deaths, Max vows to change his ways in all aspect.  He sort of had a “come to Jesus” moment, which opened his eyes to the big picture in life.

Max knew deep down, that he belonged to Bree.  He just didn’t realize until it was almost too late.  Bree already loves Max, but she’s not willing to be his doormat for him to walk all over.  Bree finally came to the realization that she deserves more than what Max was willing to give.

I had to find a way to convince Bree that this time would be different.  Being without her was no longer an option.  I needed her, Bree was my future.”

Both Bree and Max go through many ups and downs.  CA has a beautiful way with words.  I felt the heartache, pain, love, and all other emotions both these characters were going through.  I have to say that this whole series is one of my favorite series.  There are so many emotions in all the books that I feel like I am in the story myself, going through all the emotions with them. 

It goes without saying, this was a bold 5 stars for me.  If you are interested to see what happens with Max and Bree, go one click Shattered By Love.  I promise you won’t be disappointed!




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~ Scarred By Love Series ~

Series: Scarred by Love, Book 1

Riley thought she was in love. She thought she found the perfect guy until his aggressive behavior became too much to handle and she ran.

Becoming withdrew from the world and hiding from the chance of loving again. Having four older brothers and a determined best friend she had no choice but to stand strong.

Over time Riley was able to open up once again. She had no idea that the one person she needed was right under her nose.

She was guarded and hesitant when it came to bad boys...after all it was a bad boy that shattered her once before.

Zander wanted the girl from the party. He wanted to be near her even though she continued to push him away. He couldn’t let go of the gorgeous girl with those stormy eyes.

They both had secrets they kept hidden from one another. They found it easier to talk to others than to confide in each other. Riley begins to realize Zander isn't who she thought he was and falling for the sexy voiced Lead Singer/Guitar player may be just what she needs.

They struggle through hard times and learn to trust again. But will the love that grows be enough to hold them together or will the heartache they suffer drive a wedge between them forever.

They could be toxic to one another or they could heal the wounds that run deep within their souls.



Series: Scarred by Love, Book 2

Kate thought she and Carson had finally reached level ground. They had moved in together and were preparing for the arrival of their baby.

She never thought they would only be driven further apart by his withdrawn and distant behavior.

Carson had always had his freedom, and for a moment, he thought he could still live that life.

Only Kate needs more. She can no longer pretend that what he’s willing to offer is enough.

By the time Carson finally realizes that Kate deserves a better life than he’s been giving her, it may be too late.

He may have finally pushed her away to the point of no return…


 CA Harms
C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.

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