Owning up to your mistakes doesn’t mean you won’t make more… especially when the right woman is involved.
I saw the anguish in her eyes when we met. Still, I tried ignoring Aidy’s reason for hiding out in Brighton. She wasn’t the only one looking for a fresh start.
The closer we get, the more my existence doesn’t feel so meaningless. I’m taking it slow for both our sakes. There’s no doubt in my mind the first woman I’ve ever fallen for has a future filled with endless possibilities… And a guy like me, who spent time behind bars, hasn’t got much to offer.
When Aidy’s secret is revealed, I can’t help taking it personally. If I had a shred of decency, I’d have let her continue to heal on her own terms. As someone who has already done hard time, what’s one more bad judgment call? Except will Aidy still love me if I play judge and jury to ensure her attacker pays?
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
This book has a trigger warning but doesn’t describe why exactly but does mention content that may be offensive. Also not the first book in the series. If you want to start from the beginning, make sure to read Splinter of Hope by Jody Kaye. However, I feel this story could be a standalone as well.
This story is from both Aidy’s and Morgan’s points of view; I loved the dual perspective. The beginning is gritty and includes a trigger warning. The characters begin to develop as the book evolves. I love how close Aidy and Morgan grow as they interact and embrace each other’s words. There is lots of excellent knowledge in this book as the characters interact and overcome obstacles. Wow, I wasn’t expecting so many twists and turns besides the obvious relational ones. I can’t wait to see if their relationship makes it to the end of the book. Thru many trials and lots of guidance, this book does end happily. I loved when Aidy got stronger, and Morgan supported her. The family and friends in this story really make a difference. I love the lessons and profound thoughts that the author imparts to the reader in her story. While this came off gritty and with a trigger warning, it very well could have been a true story or someone else’s story. This book hits close to reality and contains a great lesson in life. This book leaves a lasting impression just from the life lessons in it. I love how something awful is turned into something unique and then grew into more for the characters. Yes, this book has a trigger warning, but that isn’t what this book is about. It is about overcoming bad things, making sure you come out stronger, and taking the wisdom from others to assist you. I feel the author did a great job incorporating sensitive topics into her story and the characters making the most of their reality.
You can find Shred of Decency: A Heart Wrenching Hurt Comfort Romance (Shattered Hearts of Carolina Book 2) by Jody Kaye on Amazon if you interested. As an Amazon associate I earn for qualifying purchases.