Tuesday, November 17, 2009

ARC Review: Shattered

This is the 8th book in the Bitter Creek series by Joan Johnston.

Book Blurb:

Nine years ago Kate Grayhawk Pendleton walked into Wyatt Shaw's life - and out of it the next morning. Now Wyatt's back - and has the power to shatter Kate's future with the man she loves.

By reputation, Wyatt Shaw is a brutal killer who always gets what the wants. And he wants Kate and her twin eight-year-old sons.

Texas Ranger Jack McKinley is hot on Wyatt Shaw's trail. The presumed heir to the D'Amato crime syndicate is threatening to steal the woman he loves.

Holly McKinley is fighting to keep Jack from leaving her for another woman. Now the secret she's kept for over twenty years may save their son's life, and cost her the only man she's ever loved.

This book was submitted for review and I retain this book. :)

Shattered is a great read.

This is the first book I have read by Ms. Johnston and I have to say, I love her writing style. Shattered has a wonderful flow and is not overly descriptive - I like it when a writer does not feel the need to explain every single detail - trusting that the reader will understand what is happening in the story. :)

Shattered being the 8th book in the Bitter Creek series made me think that I would be lost as far as the characters went - but I was wrong. This can be read as a stand alone book - but with several characters being referenced from previous books, I am eager to start with book one and work my through the previous seven novels.

I am very interested in finding out more about the Grayhawk, Creed and Blackthorne families. :)

I give Shattered 4 out of 5 stars.


Shattered will be available from Mira books in January 2010.
ISBN-13: 978-0-7783-2829-2
432 pages

The CowboyThe TexanThe LonerThe Price
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Blodeuedd said...

Hi Michelle,
That is a whole lot of books, I can't recall hearing about them before so nice.

Michelle G said...


I was not familiar with Joan Johnston before reading Shattered. I am very interested in reading the rest of the Bitter Creek series - Shattered reminded me of a Harlequin Romance. :)


Jamie said...

I'm dropping by from My Overstuffed Bookshelf...The rest of the Bitter Creek series is pretty great in my opinion anyway...I enjoyed them. This book sounds like one that I need to add to my wish list!

Michelle G said...

Hi Jamie,

Thanks for stopping by. :) I'm looking forward to reading the rest of this series - Shattered was a very good read and I'd like to know how everything got started. :)