Shatter

Unbreakable Bonds Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
Series: Unbreakable Bonds Series, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
Categories: LGBT, Romance
5 out of 5 stars (230 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Maverick trauma surgeon Ashton “Snow” Frost keeps the world at a distance, relying only on his three closest friends to keep him connected. But when a ghost from their past returns to Cincinnati, Snow stands to lose everyone he loves. Framed for murder and reeling from attacks on his friends, Snow is pushed to his breaking point. 

Jude Torres won’t let the doc shatter. The paramedic has been attracted to the doctor since he first laid eyes on him at the hospital, even if the arrogant, solitary man doesn’t fit into any of his plans. One hot, reckless kiss shows that Snow isn’t who he appears to be. And one night together will never be enough. Jude will fight for the doc. 

Fight to keep him whole. Fight to keep him safe. Fight to simply keep him.

©2016 Drake and Elliott Publishing LLC (P)2019 Drake and Elliott Publishing LLC

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Grab some tissue and get ready to be shattered.

. This is a book two in a series, and I think you should read in order since Sow is introduced in book one and all the characters from that book play major roles in this story.
I am sure these are fabulous books, but I listened on Audio and Kenneth Obi gives a stellar performance. Each man has a sexy voice, there are growls and chuckles in the right places and he just makes you not want to turn off the book. I highly recommend you listen to the audio if you can. They give you some great entertainment while doing menial chores or driving or whatever you need a distraction from.

The series is about four men that share unbreakable bonds...Lucas, Snow, Ian, and Rowe
Lucas is a billionaire and entrepreneur, owning several night clubs. Rowe owns a security business and some of his bodyguards and workers are important in the books as well. Ian is a Chef and has a new restaurant they all frequently eat at. Snow is a trauma surgeon and Shatter is his story.
Snow is a very uptight but good surgeon. The nurses and paramedics give him wide birth though and call him Surgeon General because he is bossy and likes things his way. Except for Jude. Jude is a paramedic that has had his eye on the older man for a while and Jude gets what he wants, and he wants Snow. Snow doesn't do relationships. He has a bad past and he doesn't know what he wants. He does have a reputation for rough sex and that just fires up Jude even more.
Oh, Man did I ever love these two men. Both strong alpha types and so sexy. I was so surprised to see Snow hooked up with a man like Jude. I sure didn't expect it to be someone so toppy, but it really worked.
Someone from Snow's past comes into their lives creating some havoc...You will need a box of tissues. Some secrets that I wondered about from book one and in this one unravels and are revealed but it does leave us ready for more. Give me Ian's story fast!

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Love!

This is one of my favorite Unbreakable Bonds books and it was great to hear it come to life in audio! Kenneth Obi does a really nice job with this one!

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wonderful story telling

the emotions that Kenneth brings to life are so real. this series is wonderful in book form but so so amazing in audible

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Friendship and Brotherhood

Shatter, book 2 of the Unbreakable Bond series , continues where Shiver stopped and it does it spectacularly.

In this book Jocelynn Drake and Linda Elliot continue building an interesting and intriguing world around these four friends and brothers by choice.

With Shatter we get more background and details about Ian tragic past and how he became the youngest member of this tight group of friends. Also , got to point out ; Ian's story is
what interconnects each book of series . Therefore, books. it should be read/listened chronologically .

Shatter is Snow and Jude's tale and folks, they lit it up! Their story is layered and passionate . They keep you on the edge of your seat with all the shenanigans , bad guys trying to kill them and other OTT adventures. It is thrilling and entertaining audio/read.

Kenneth Obi narration was phenomenal. He voiced all characters with distinctive and recognizable voices that in my opinion perfectly matched their personalities.

Reviewing audio and ebook versions.

Note to Amazon : Tried unsuccessfully to Whispersync yet it never synced.

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Kenneth Obi rocks it

One of my favorite books, voiced to perfection. The Unbreakable guys came alive. Recommend this version highly. Made Houston traffic tolerable.

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Perfect Sequel!!!

Why wait 3 years for such a great story to be told? I can’t say Kenneth Obi is the perfect narrator but the story makes up for his slow pace. I wasn’t looking forward to Ian’s story but now I can’t wait to see what happens next. I hope Rowe’s story is just beginning and Ian remains a subplot. Regardless, this is a great series t!!!

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Snow and Jude are smoking hot!!

Re-Read/Listen 5/13/19: I have to admit that I enjoyed reading this one more than listening. I’m a fan of Kenneth Obi, but the audiobook pacing in this one was slow. Sometimes torturously slow and it killed the mood for me. The voices he did were great, but everyone spoke sooooooo slowly! Ya, I get it’s dramatic, but come on!

Anyway, I liked this couple more on the page than in my ears.

Original review: 11/2017–

<strong>4.2...Wow! Talk about chemistry!!</strong>

I started this book expecting to like it as little as I did the first one in the series. Well....was I ever wrong! THIS BOOK ROCKED! Seriously.

So. Snow & Jude. Talk about chemistry. These two had it in spades. Their scenes together were blinding HOT. (Honestly, I lost my vision more than once. Jude was simply a hot Spanish-Greek-American alpha marvel. He had Snow enthralled. And Snow enthralled is a very good thing for everyone involved. That includes you, the reader. So, ya, they worked me. A lot.

The plot. Hey, there was one. How about that? Way to go authors, not only did you write up interesting characters, but you made things happen. Sad things. Creepy things. Bad things. Horrible things. But it worked.

The writing was much better than in the first book. Also, I only rolled my eyes ONCE at a seemingly uneducated reference to sexual identity. The first book was loaded with heteronormative misconceptions. This one wasn’t. Again, yay authors.

So what does this mean? It means that I’ll spend my money on the other books in the series....although I SERIOUSLY LOVED Snow and Jude together. But.....since this is a cast ensemble type of series, I’m positive they’ll be around for the long haul.

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Bring it on!

We first met Ashton Frost – Snow in Shiver, twisted up and desperate for some release, something to ground him. Keeping him together before breaking apart. This time is no different. An attack on his friends devastates them all and when he’s later framed for a horrendous murder he’s pushed to his limit. But taking it out on the hot paramedic from work is not in his plans. If only said paramedic would listen and keep away from him. Jude’s been attracted to Snow for a long time, so when the chance arises he takes it. One kiss leads to another, and soon he’s following along into the dangerous world of traffickers and past ghosts coming back for revenge.

The plot as a whole is not meant (I hope) to take seriously. It’s one to be entertained by – because the credibility factor is low, but the entertainment factor is high – on all points. Snow and Jude were great together, they made sense in every way. They were equals. For right now Jude was exactly what Snow needed to be whole, and I have no doubt that going forward Snow will do the same for Jude – he will definitely make their relationship interesting.

This book, series really, is not only about the main couple – which changes book to book. They are about a group of friends, brothers, standing together through thick and thin. Fighting together for each other. But also seeing how the dynamic changes as one after the other falls in love and brings a new person into their fold.

Kenneth Obi has done a 180 in my book (ears). A year ago I think I said I’d stay away from his narration from then on – they just didn’t work for me. Yet here I am, eating the proverbial crow, and enjoying his performance like I never thought I would. And I couldn’t have been happier about it. Obi brings this book and characters to life. He gets them, knows them – and makes you feel like it too.

There were a few instances where it was painfully obvious that a re-take was made. Where for a single sentence, the tone did not match the rest of it. This is not unique to this book per se, there are many books where you notice re-takes, but this time the difference was too much for the listener not to react to it

One moment in this book really stood out to me in every way. It’s in the alley (I think they were in an alley) behind the club after the fight. Where Snow is wound up to max, pushing Jude’s buttons and kind of aiming for a new fight – of any kind. Anything to keep from shattering. Jude on the other hand, pushes back, takes control in a way that’s new to Snow. You really feel that light coming on in Snow when he realises that was what he’d been searching for. Someone to take control over him. That moment was beautiful and Obi made it even more so. You could see, feel and hear Snow coming together under Jude’s ministrations.

Shatter was a great follow up in this series, and if you enjoyed the first book you’ll love this one for sure.

A copy of this book was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review for Love Bytes.

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Excellent series

Absolutely loved this series hands down Snow and Jude are my favorite. Loved all the characters and Mel oh Mel my heart broke for Ro actually brought a tear to my eyes, I could feel his pain. Highly recommend!! you will not be disappointed. Looking forward to Hollis and Ean story and ofcourse what happens to Ro.

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  • AL
  • 07-13-20

All things Snow!!!

Story: I was fascinated by Snow from the first book and clinically curious what his story would be. This one did NOT disappoint!
Loved the story, loved his personality and loved Jude so much!
I love the storytelling style here, with glimpses from all the amazing characters. It’s a pure pleasure to dive into their world.
Narration: A great voice that adds another layer of emotions to an already brilliant story.

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  • Mrs. E. J. Curtis
  • 05-30-20

Great story

The story and characters are engaging and the narrator has very distinctive voices for each character, always a plus for me.

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  • Glynis
  • 01-21-20

Snow's story

Series continues in book 2. Snow's story and what a great listen it was too. Loved how the overall story line messed with Snow's and Jude's story. Highly recommended listen

Kenneth continues with his great narration. Loved how he brough out Snow's character - his character voice is to die for!

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  • Sue Eaton
  • 01-10-20

Fantastic

Fantastic writing, brilliant characters and awesome narration. This series just keeps getting better. So good and definitely worth listening to Ken's dulcet tones

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  • Claudia CG Lezár
  • 11-24-19

as great as the ebook

The story is always full stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook.

The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. Kenneth Obi is one of the top 5 narrators (so far) for me, I can listen without break and have no problems to follow. I'm just not yet finish with the book, but I listen enough to give a review.

PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!!

To my ratings:

5* - very very good
it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often re-listening
it's like an A

3* - it's more then a one-time-listening.
it's like a B

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  • Crazy lady adams
  • 10-28-19

Duct tape and strong men

I love these men, they make you laugh and have a strong honour code
The story is well written and funny

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  • hayley
  • 10-17-19

Love!!!

Absolutely love this in print and audio. Kenneth does an amazing job of bringing the book to life highly recommend

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  • Alan
  • 08-28-20

Action, danger, romance!

The Unbreakable Bonds series follows four loyal friends with Shatter focussing on Dr Ashton “Snow” Frost, a brilliant but cold surgeon who doesn’t do relationships, until he meets warm and friendly paramedic, Jude. When lives are endangered, the boys must keep each other safe. I’m enjoying this series, the characters and their backstories are well-formed, the action and danger keep the plot interesting, and the relationships are heartfelt. 🎧 Kenneth Obi really captures these characters well!