Blog Tour and Giveaway: Shattered: CC Brown

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When it rains it pours….

Hard-nosed and self-reliant Dallis O'Brien has had her fair share of devastation. Her father's tragic accident sparked what seemed like a domino effect of heartbreak and loss. Unable to shake the fear of enduring any more pain, she builds walls around her heart, hoping to heal on her own.

Dallis' road to recovery is disrupted when she meets Grayson Rivera, a tattooed, coffee shop owner who, by appearances alone, isn't her typical match. Stubborn and hesitant to let him in, Dallis finally succumbs to Grayson's persistence, where he challenges her to face her loss while also having the walls of her heart broken down.

With Grayson's assistance, Dallis must decide if she is willing to learn how to be weak in order to be strong.

Trailer by Shanora Williams:

This is a book about a broken young  woman. She was shattered by the loss of loved ones and even lost part of herself.  She was in a long term relationship with Colby, but she could not seem to give him what he needed. They seemed dysfunctional and wanted different things out of life. And it just ends up being another loss for her. She did not even realize how broken she really was until Grayson came into her life. I loved everything about Grayson.  He was the tattooed coffee shop owner that appeared on a very bad night and just kept showing up. And he ended up worming his way in.
Grayson was thoughtful, patient, demanding, but caring. He pushed and challenged her, but in healthy ways.

Dallis had a long road back to finding herself and opening up. But it was a journey that she really needed to face and take on. And Grayson was the perfect guide. In the beginning, it was kind of hard to like Dallis. She was very strong willed, stubborn, and resistant. She was closed off, lacked inititative in personal relationships, and was scared of getting hurt. I felt like her best friend Miranda wanting to kick Dallis in the rear and tell her to give it a try with Grayson. But she needed lots of encouragement. 

Holding onto the anger of losing what I thought was everything in my life had held me captive in a way that I was unaware of. I was holding an internal grudge and reducing myself to living with imaginary lines and bricks walls, in hopes that I could shield myself from ever feeling that degree of hurt again. I didn't want to live with self-restraint any longer. I wanted to be Dallis again, and learning to feel again--good, bad, or indifferent--was the only way I was going to get back to being me. 

Together they found support, understanding. passion, and acceptance. They really were a perfect fit. Physically they were totally compatible, but emotionally Grayson was definitely far ahead. But Dallis took baby steps along the way and showed personal growth and started to become more of the person she used to be. 

Grayson unlocked a piece of a dark cloud that had embedded itself inside of me for far too long. 

"I want you to open up, Dallis...You think by hiding from this that you'll be olay, but I know you won't. I need you--all of you."

I loved her feisty friend Miranda and her boyfriend Sean, and his friends/co-workers as they added more fun and support to this couple's lives.

This was a story of breaking down walls, letting go, finding yourself, and moving on. It was not only about loving another person, but also about loving yourself. It had a lot of sadness, but there was humor, hope, and happiness mixed in as well. 

Thanks to CC Brown for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

C.C. Brown Facebook/Twitter/Goodreads

Just a book reading, writing loving, mommy and USMC wife! :)
I love to write, even if it isn't what is conventional and makes everyone feel giddy inside. I usually pull from dreams, or ideas that just thrust themselves into my head. I have what some would describe as a dry sense of humor, and I think its conveyed in my writing. I like to think I am a kick ass chick, but I can also be sensitive. I'm learning to grow thick skin, and in this field, it is definitely needed! 

I won't put anything out that I am not absolutely proud of, but like E.L. James said, "I can't own people's reactions to it." Thanks for reading my work... I do appreciate it!

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