I read both “Shattered” and “Restored” by Heather D’Agostino and wanted to share what I thought of the books.
Synopsis: Ever wonder what it’s like to have it all? Leah Carmichael didn’t. She had the world at her fingertips in the form of a dream. Everything thing she could ever want was in her grasp.
At what cost are you willing to have this life? Would you give up the life you have to pursue it? Your family? Friends? What about the one who holds your heart?
What if something comes along and takes it all away? Would you survive the devastation? What happens when you realize you gave up everything you had to have it all taken away in a moment? Will it leave you broken? Or will it shatter you?
Review: This was a nice easy read, but there were a few things I’m not sure I liked. There were times it would skip a few months and I think I would have liked to have had it fill in the space a little bit more.
Leah has wanted a reason to get out of Pittsford and a chance at running in the Olympics is all it took. She up and left Nick without even asking his opinion. It shattered him. Now Leah is back and he’s not sure if he can handle it. He’s still in love with her and she’s still in love with him. Nick isn’t sure how long she’s going to stay or if she’ll find a reason to run again and get out of Pittsford for good, but he’s starting to think it’s worth a shot.
Turn about doesn’t always seem like fair play though when the tables are turned. This was definitely a roller coaster ride!
The chemistry that Nick and Leah has is great! And her best friend Avery is a HOOT! I ended up finishing this book and diving right into the second one!
Synopsis: If the person you loved betrayed you, could you forgive them?
When Leah refused to leave with him, Nick did the unthinkable…he ran into the arms of another woman. Hurt and confused, Leah turned to an old flame…Will Davis, a scout who she’d met in Atlanta.
When Will asks Leah to come to Wilmington with him on a scouting trip, she reluctantly agrees. After all…she never thought she’d see Nick again.
Nick, now a successful football coach for the University of Wilmington, lives in a beautiful beach front property. He spends his mornings running on the beach, and his afternoons at football practice. He never expected to see the one girl he couldn’t forget…here in his town.
Can a Shattered relationship ever be Restored?
Review: I started this book right after I finished the second book.
Leah stayed behind while Nick decided he was still going to pursue his dream of being a coach for something other than a high school. He’s bought a house and made something of himself. It’s been a year and he still hasn’t gotten up the nerve to call Leah and see if he can get her back. She is all that he thinks about, even as he goes through endless girls.
Leah has it set in her mind that things are not repairable between her and Nick. She’s trying really hard to move on. She’s gone as far as to get back with her old flame, Will. Things are going pretty good, but they just aren’t right. All Leah can think about it Nick. And now she’s starting to dream about him.
A chance trip puts Leah and Will in the same town as Nick. Will knows that something isn’t right with Leah. And Leah knows that she has to come clean with Will.
I’m not going to put any spoilers in this review. I know once you read the first book you’ll definitely want to read the second.
I will warn that this book contains a cliff hanger at the end. I was devastated when I read those two little words “The End” and I had so many questions and it ended in a very suspenseful part! Yikes!
Heather D’Agostino is the author of the Second Chances series and the Shattered Trilogy. She write contemporary and new adult romance set in Boston and New York. Heather has always enjoyed creative writing, but never pursued it as a career option. Born and raised in Harrisburg, NC she received a BA in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. After teaching for six years, she decided to leave the profession to be a stay-at-home mom. After finding the world of Fan Fiction, Heather decided to “get her feet wet” in the literary world. With much encouragement and inspiration from the Fan Fiction world, she made the decision to publish her work. Heather prides herself in the fact that the books in the Second Chances series have real life situations with believable characters. These characters could be your best friend or your next door neighbor. Her first book, Unbreak Me, has been welcomed with open arms into the self-published community giving her the encouragement needed to continue to pursue this dream. Heather currently lives in Syracuse, NY with her husband, two children, two dogs, and three cats. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching sports, and playing chauffeur for all her children’s activities.