SHATTERED by Elizabeth Lee is out today!
Alyssa is left to pick up the pieces of losing the two people she cared about most. She blames herself for the events of that night. And the hurt is still as fresh as it was 9 months ago. All she wants to do is numb the pain. Her mom thinks she should do that with a prescription bottle. And Alyssa hopes to find it in the bottom of a liquor bottle. As Alyssa begins to spiral even further out of control, the one that holds her heart returns. Will Jesse coming back be the thing that finally pushes Alyssa over edge or pull her back from the ledge?
Jesse has returned to his hometown with one goal in mind. Finally confessing his feeling to Alyssa. He should have done it a long time ago and he hopes it is not too late. But the girl he comes home to is not the same one he left 9 months earlier. She is so angry and hurt that he left her when she needed him the most. Can he convince her that he regrets his decision to leave? That he wants a future with her?
I loved this book. It was heartbreakingly beautiful. I feel in love with Jesse. He was so sincere and sweet in his feelings for Alyssa. My heart broke for her as she tries to hold on to the anger she feels for Jesse leaving and the temptation to finally have what she always wanted with him. I like how we got to experience alternately POV's. and the flashbacks to the past really added a special touch to the story. I believe it gave us a better understanding of the characters and the emotions they were feeling.
While the storyline is one that has been done many times over, I believe Ms. Lee has added her her own special touch to Alyssa and Jesse's story. Definitely worth the read!