Will her past finally shatter her?
Originally released in 2015, Shatter Me – book one in The Jaded Series by Alex Grayson – is available exclusively on Amazon and is #FREE for Kindle Unlimited subscribers!
That’s a word Bailey Winsor knows well, having endured it since she was a child from the people who were supposed to protect her. Just when her life appears normal, something Bailey has never experienced, she meets a man and falls in love.
Love can be deceiving.
Bailey jumps from the frying pan that was her childhood into the burning bowels of hell, which is her sick and twisted husband. It’s hopeless. Suffering more years of abuse, Bailey eventually realizes she has no choice but to run.
Forced to stop in a small town in Ohio, Bailey encounters a town full of people that welcome her with open arms, especially Jaxon Walker, the tattooed and pierced local bar owner. Bailey has secrets she’s unwilling to reveal. Jaxon senses her fear and refuses to give up trying to discover them.
Will Bailey be brave enough and learn to trust Jaxon with her deepest secrets? Will Jaxon be strong enough to protect Bailey when her past comes knocking at her door?
Although book one in Alex Grayson’s debut series, Shatter Me may be read and enjoyed as a standalone.
***TRIGGER WARNING! This book contains vivid violence, sexual abuse, and emotionally volatile situations and may not be appropriate for all readers. It is intended for mature audiences ages 18+ only.
Shatter Me is the first book in Alex Grayson’s Jaded series. A warning to readers, this book deals with abuse, (both verbal and physical), and rape. There are some pretty heavy scenes of violence against the heroine in this book, so if you have triggers against these things, then this may not be the book for you.
Bailey is on the run from her husband Steven. He’s hurt her, and if she didn’t run, he’d kill her. She’s just barely made her way to Jaded Hollow, Ohio, where she stops outside a diner. She meets a perky waitress named Anna, who not only feeds her, but points her in the direction of a job.
Jaxon is the owner of Jaxon’s Pub. He hires Bailey and after inducing a panic attack by just walking towards her, he does everything he can to protect her. But Bailey refuses to tell him what happened to her or why she’s on the run. She knows Steven will find her, and she doesn’t want anyone else hurt. But the town of Jaded Hollow protects their own. Can Jaxon and the town protect Bailey from her psychotic husband?
This was a difficult read at times. Bailey has gone through a lot in her life, especially with her husband, and as the book goes on, we learn just how awful Steven is. But Jaxon turns out to be probably one of the best book boyfriends ever! Not only is he a tall, dark, tatted and pierced hottie, but he’s sweet, loving and protective towards his people, especially Bailey, and his sisters Anna and Mia. The ending is a bit hard to take, but this was an incredible read! I’m very much looking forward to Mia and Mac’s book.
Alex Grayson is the bestselling author of heart pounding, emotionally gripping contemporary romance including The Jaded Series, The Consumed Series, and two standalone novels. Her passion for books was reignited by a gift from her sister-in-law intended to distract Alex and help her pass the time while her husband was away for work. After spending several years as a devoted reader and blogger, Alex decided to write and independently publish her first novel in 2014 (an endeavor that took a little longer than expected). The rest, as they say, is history.
Originally a southern girl, Alex now lives in Ohio with her husband, two children, two cats and dog. She loves the color blue, homemade lasagna, casually browsing real estate, and interacting with her readers. Visit her website, www.alexgraysonbooks.com, or find her on social media!
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