Shattered Ties by K.A. Robinson Review & Giveaway

Book Title: Shattered Ties

Author: K.A. Robinson

Date of Publication: November 12, 2013

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With a former supermodel mother and a rock-and-roll legend father, Emma Preston has the best of everything. Nothing is as perfect as it seems though. After her parents divorce, she’s forced to live with her mother in a private Santa Monica community. Ignoring their parental roles, her mother becomes more focused on climbing the social ladder while her father is off on tour.

Growing up in a trailer park with his mother, Jesse is used to people looking down on him. When his mother begs him to submit an application for a scholarship to one of Santa Monica’s top private schools, he never expects to actually get it. When he does, he is forced to attend school with a bunch of rich kids. He ignores their stares as they judge him for having tattoos and a less than impressive car. As long as he has his surfboard and the guys at the tattoo shop, he knows he can make it through.

When Jesse shows up on the first day of school, Emma can’t help but be intrigued. Her mother would never approve of Emma talking to someone so poor, but she doesn’t care because something about Jesse draws her to him.

Jesse tries to hate Emma, but he discovers that he can’t resist her. Forced to hide their relationship from Emma’s mother and everyone else around them, things start to fall apart. When Jesse’s friend, Ally, decides to interfere, things go from bad to worse.

Can they survive their first love? Or will they be left with nothing more than shattered ties?

Book 1 of a 2 book series.


“Who is that?” I asked as we watched a guy climb out of the Jeep and walk toward us.

“I have no idea, but I wouldn’t mind finding out,” Lucy replied as she stared at the new arrival with lust-filled eyes.

I squinted, trying to see him as he walked toward us. He looked vaguely familiar, but I couldn’t place him. Lucy squeezed my arm as he looked up and noticed us staring. I thought my arm was actually going to fall off when he approached us and stopped directly in front of me.

“Hi. I was wondering if you could tell me where the office is,” he said politely.

Now that I could see him up close, I understood Lucy’s excitement. Wow. Just wow. I had been ogling Todd not two seconds before, but I had to admit that this guy was far better than Todd. His hair was a shaggy mess of blond curls, and his eyes were the brightest emerald green that I had ever seen. His upper lip was a bit thin, but his bottom was full and just begging to be kissed. He was wearing a fitted polo shirt, and it stretched to its limit every time he moved due to the muscles that it was concealing. Several tattoos covered his arms, and they were a total contradiction to how he was dressed. This boy looked like a fallen angel and a surfer boy all rolled into one, and I wanted to wrap myself around him.



“I’m not scared of you, just of what I feel and do when I’m around you.”

Shattered Ties was such a good read that reminded me that we are all simply looking for someone who sees us for who we truly are. It isn’t about how much money we may have or the lack of it. Love and acceptance are still the two things that we crave most.

K.A. Robinson tells the story of a rich girl and a scholarship boy. He is truly from the wrong side of the tracks and Emma’s mom is truly a b*tch that is more concerned with climbing the social ladder than loving her child. I was fully into this story and then at around 75% I got frustrated. I wasn’t frustrated with the storyline or the writer’s style, it was because I was completely baffled how this story would finish. There didn’t seem to be enough pages without it being a rushed ending. And, I think my frustration is a symbol that Shattered Ties was an enjoyable read. I didn’t want it to end!!!

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of Shattered Ties in exchange for an honest review.






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