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Shattered Poetry by Marita A. Hansen

~Review by ~Judith~


Shattered Poetry by Marita A. Hansen(Broken Lives #2)

Expected publication: December 8th, 2016

****4 Stars****


He was the sweet taste of honey before the bee stung,the apple from Eden-so delicious,yet morally wrong.”

This one picks up straight after book one where Clara and Dante must face the consequences of their actions.
I’m not going to go into the story in too much detail but bearing in mind the timescale here is very short a lot happens.

I have to say my comments/thoughts about Clara didn’t spoil my enjoyment of this book,after all, some of the best books have a character you don’t like.

Clara really should be the one taking responsibility here,she knows she’s crossed a dangerous line but seems unable to give Dante up.I found her very self-absorbed for the majority of the book.

I loved Dante in book one and actually liked him more here.Having said that,for some reason,I was a lot more aware of his age here.He’s getting pulled in every direction trying to make sense of everything.He’s confused about how Clara feels for him and on top of that he’s trying to keep a lid on Jasper’s volatile behavior.

I really enjoyed the introduction of Phelia’s pov.I thought this was actually quite important to the story.And I really felt for her,she’s hopelessly in love with Dante and,as a result,finds herself caught up between two rival gangs.

This is extremely fast paced,talk about a page turner….I simply couldn’t put it down.The sex scenes are not very explicit but I actually thought they worked here.Despite the strong physical attraction Clara and Dante have for each other I could feel that their relationship was becoming more than just sex.

The writing is superb.The Author gives us characters that are deeply flawed but I’m so invested in this story.I think the eventual outcome of their story will be epic.

ARC of Shattered Poetry was kindly provided  by the author, in exchange for an honest review.


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~Review~ Broken English by Marita A. Hansen

~Review by ~Judith~   


Broken English (Broken Lives #1)by Marita A. Hansen

5 + Stars……Amazing!!


“I glanced back at the teacher,thinking she was hot as fuck.”



This book took me completely by surprise.It grabbed hold of me and would not let go.I read it in just over 24hours,I couldn’t put it down.

From the blurb, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a sexy Teacher/Student book but it’s so much more than that.For a start it’s a role reversal to similar books,Clara is the teacher and Dante is the student.

Clara….teacher….married, early twenties


Clara is happily married,in her early twenties.For the past few years, she’s been working as a Teaching Assistant in England but has returned to New Zealand and has taken a job as an English teacher at a High School in a rough area.Her husband is following on in a few weeks.



Dante is 15 and to say he’s had a troubled past is an understatement.A lot of books feature a character with a troubled past,sometimes they work,sometimes they don’t….this is definitely the exception.

Dante’s character was real.The Author’s portrayal of his past and how it has shaped his young life was so believable.
The boy is gorgeous,highly sexual and looks and behaves a lot older than he is.
He oozes sex and just about every girl wants a piece of him.He puts on an arrogant front but deep down wants someone to see past his devastating good looks.



So what happens when the Student and Teacher meet??
Sparks definitely fly but this isn’t a hot for teacher book,there’s a lot more depth to it.
Clara tries so hard to resist her attraction to Dante,she knows her feelings are all kind of wrong.

“He lowered his head to mine,looking like he was going to kiss me.I could feel his breath on my lips,a tickle across my flesh,so close I could almost taste him.”

I’m not giving any indication of what does or doesn’t happen between them.I really had no idea which direction the story would go.
The writing is brilliant and apart from the two main characters there are some great secondary ones…not always likable but very well developed.
Flawed Teachers
Flawed Students
And the high school setting was very well done.

This book blew me away and it’s down to Jan’s review (still couldn’t work out how to post a link to her review…but check it out )

Highly,highly recommended!!!!

ARC of Broken English was kindly provided  by the author, in exchange for an honest review.


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