Shattered Love by Stacey Marie Brown


Everyone has a story about a broken heart, but Jaymerson’s heart wasn’t just broken. It was completely shattered…

Along with her body and mind.

Jaymerson Holloway had it all—until one moment. One bad decision. A split second and her life was altered forever. Faced with unimaginable grief and guilt, while learning to simply walk again, Jaymerson realizes she will never be the same. Everyone wants her to get back to who she was before. But nothing of her old life feels real to her anymore. 

The only one who understands what she is going through is someone who has always been cruel to her and someone she hated. The other survivor. 

Hunter Harris is totally off-limits and full of secrets.

Though each blame the other, they are the only ones to help start to repair their shattered lives.

But as the undeniable pull between them intensifies, she starts to wonder if she will ever learn the secrets he’s been hiding—or if she even wants to. 


I don’t even know where to start. This is not a light-hearted fluff book, so be prepared to laugh, cry, feel your heart break, and hope. Shattered Love is told from Jaymerson’s POV.  Jaymerson has been dating HS football star Colton for nearly a year.  She is a popular cheerleader, gets good grades, and a devoted, good-girl daughter.  Hunter is Colton’s bad boy identical twin who Jayme happens to loathe.  What happens when all 3 are in a car accident and Colton is killed?  This story takes Jaymerson through the journey of learning to cope with grief, learning who her real friends are, and finding herself.  While she hates Hunter and always has, you watch how they start to come together since they both get know what it is like to lose your best friend, someone you love.

This book is so well written and you go through all the emotions.  The characters are well developed and my heart repeatedly broke for both Jayme and Hunter.  Jaymerson is a strong character and you see what it is like for her to live in a town where football rules and high school is full of the typical cliques.  It it is an emotional journey and at times I was crying.   Jayme learns that perhaps Hunter is not always the bad boy that he portrays himself to be and that Colton wasn’t always the golden twin. There are twists and turns that keep you guessing as to what Hunter is hiding.  I don’t always like books that can be geared towards YA, but this one really kept me engaged.  So much so that I stayed up half the night to read it.  This book doesn’t end on a cliffhanger, but it is book 1 of a duet.