Shattered Sea: The Tattered & Torn Series, Book 4 by Catherine Cowles
Narrated by Ava Erickson & Sebastian York
Standalone in a connected series.
Catherine Cowles is an auto-read author for me and her Tattered and Torn Series just keeps getting better. Shattered Sea by Catherine Cowles is the fourth book in this series, and it can easily be read alone, but it’s even better if you have read the three books before it, because you will know some of the characters already.
“I wanted to chase down the woman with shadows in her eyes. Wanted to soothe them and do everything I could to protect her.”
Shattered Sea is Laiken’s story. She is 28, but still living in the shadows of a tragic crash that happened ten years before. She also lives with chronic pain and some PTSD from the accident. She works in the town’s art gallery and is an artist/photographer.
Boden Cavanaugh is a Hollywood star who has come to Wolf Gap to research a role he has in an upcoming movie and overcome his grief. While walking down Main Street he sees a photo in the gallery, and there he meets Laiken. They strike up a friendship, but Laiken isn’t risking her heart for someone who is just in town for a little while, or is he?
“There was a magic in the air that I’d been missing for a long time.”
When danger starts lurking around every corner, and people are getting killed off, Boden protects Laiken with everything he has. But the danger could be from any number of people, including his own brother.
- Sucked me in from page 1.
- Kept me guessing until the end.
- Visiting with previous characters.
- The heroine had chronic pain, which I totally related to.
- Slow burn but with perfect pacing.
- The best dogs: Gizmo & Peaches.
- Tons of emotion without being sad or depressing.
- Catherine Cowles is the queen of romantic suspense.
- Little glimpses of who will star in the next book.
- The bonus epilogue if you sign up for her newsletter.
- The small town of Wolf Gap has had too many crazies. They need a break!
- I’m starting to know what to expect from Catherine’s small-town romantic suspenses. I’m not solving the mysteries, but they are starting to all be just a little too similar. That won’t make me stop reading them, but I’d like to see something out of the box from her.
Sebastian York and Ava Erickson are two of my favorites, and they did a fantastic job of bringing this story to life.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 4.5 Stars, 4 Flames, 5 Narration