Shattered (The Protectors, #11) by Sloane Kennedy

Shattered (The Protectors, #11)

I failed Caleb once because I was a coward. And he ended up paying the price. Never again...Ten years of war and the loss of nearly his entire family have left thirty-four-year-old former sniper, Jace Christenson, with nothing to come home to. And he prefers it that way. Life consists of his work in an underground vigilante group, the near-constant search for the last remaining link to who he used to be, and a string of meaningless sexual encount...

Details Shattered (The Protectors, #11)

TitleShattered (The Protectors, #11)
Release DateDec 14th, 2017
GenreRomance, M M Romance, Sociology, Abuse, Contemporary

Reviews Shattered (The Protectors, #11)

  • Wendy
    Finally !!! Caleb and Jace !! I know I am not the only one who has been anxiously waiting for their story and I am very glad to say, that the wait was definitely worth it ;)I have been a fan of these two, since they were introduced in "Forsaken", which was Eli and Mav's story. Caleb was Eli's, then 17 years old, stepbrother. It was pretty obvious Caleb and Jace had something magical between them, but I also agreed with Sloane, that Caleb had some...
  • Susan
    Re-read May 2018Now I'm ready for Aleks' book.-------------------------Lovely new addition to the Protectors series. It has all the ingredient Sloane Kennedy is known for. So it’s no surprise I ate this up.19 year old Caleb thinks he is broken. He feels shattered beyond repair because of the things he has experienced. He has been abused by his father for many years and that only stopped because his stepbrother (who was abused too) finally tells...
  • Christelle
    YES : another winner from Sloane Kennedy. This is the 11th book from the Protector series, which I tag as a real saga.For all the fans, no worry : all the ingredients are there : endearing characters, scorching chemistry, scalding sex, angst (and this time, even though it’s not an easy issue to write about, it was carefully handled and without going too overboard) and a reliable support group from the Protectors and the Barrettis.Caleb, Eli’s...
  • Bev
    4.5 starsWell, that was worth the wait. I've been itching to get to Caleb and Jace's book for a while and SK didn't disappoint. This was the hardest book to read in the series (with Eli's book coming in a very close second), what Caleb endured at the hands of his revolting father made for hard reading at times.There was the usual push and pull that SK likes to put in her books, but the way she paces it works for me. I've loved getting up to date ...
  • Chris
    4.5 stars for this great episode of The Protectors ! I love this series - the flow, camaraderie, and the awesome characters. This being Caleb & Jase’s story which was beautiful. While there were terrible traumas and abuse associated to this story it was handled with compassion and empathy. Jase was stunning as he slowly became undone and his vulnerability began to show all the while Caleb helped put him back together and allowed himself to heal...
  • ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
    Shatter is terribly angsty, but I expected no less. Please read the trigger warnings and the author’s note, as this book deals heavily (and vividly) with sexual abuse. As an adolescent, Caleb was repeatedly raped by his father. This is the same monster who abused his stepson, Eli. I remember Eli and Mav’s story from the fourth The Protectors book, Forsaken, so I was happy to see them get their HEA here. Caleb and Jace get a HEA too, but not b...
  • Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**
    ***3.75 Stars***Full review to come, but I just wanted to jot down some initial thoughts. POSITIVES - I really loved Caleb and Jace's chemistry. They were so patient and supportive of each other. The tenderness and intimacy of their relationship was a huge standout while reading. - Readers should definitely heed the trigger warnings. The author does not gloss over Caleb's history or his coping methods. - I continue to love the "chosen family"...
  • Denise H.
    *** A sadistic, despicable man, Caleb's Dad, has caused so much pain. This story tells of the abuse, so brace yourself for these re-tellings. Jace, ex Marine, sniper extraordinaire, fierce warrior,has always wanted Caleb, but he was too young. Caleb now 19, has been found, rescued by Jace, 34, and Caleb is in need of protection, and they'll be thrown together. We see Jace's impressive sniper skills in the rescue. These characters are flawed but d...
  • Natalie
    Another happy coupleIt took me a while to remember everything about Jace and Caleb since I didn’t have time to reread anything. This was pretty good but had the disturbing matter of Caleb’s past and Jace’s sister. Much like most of the books, there’s danger and trauma and reluctant admissions of love. That all happened a little too fast and not very smoothly in the narrative. One minute Jace is being a jerk, icing out Caleb, even knowing ...
  • Cadiva
    Another great addition to this seriesThis book could have been a train wreck given the sensitivity of the subject and the age of one of the main characters but Sloane Kennedy answered all fears with an assured hand.There was no magic dick cure for Caleb, it took time and patience and conversation and a creation of trust with Jase for the relationship to develop.I'm not sure it needed the secondary dramatic plot with Jase's sister if I'm being bru...
  • Aure7ia
    3.5*not my favorit, maybe I had too many Sloane Kennedy books this year
  • Santy
    I'm finally all caught up with the series! I must admit that the sheer volume of Protectors books I've read back-to-back prompted me to check who the MCs were but I figured out who they were by the checking out the series map. :-)Moving on, Caleb's history with the monster that was his father and the lengths he went through just to cope made for some somber reading. I was happy when he finally started to get better( though his final conversation ...
  • Lisa
    I think this is probably the one I have liked the most. It was a little more grittier and darker than the previous books in the series.This was Jace and Calebs story who we had previously met when we met Eli.The book is not for the faint hearted as it deals with child sexual abuse and self harming.Once I started I couldn't put it down.
  • Amanda
    I knew going into this book that it would be hard to read. Mav and Eli’s book was very rough and this continues the story with Caleb, Eli’s brother. Jace has stayed away for two years. But he can no longer do that. Caleb needs him. The trial for his father is fast approaching and someone wants to take him out. Jace helps Caleb heal. He makes him feel safe and shows him that he is not the product of his past and has the rest of his life to fin...
  • Sanaa ☆ Sanaa's Book Blog ☆
    4.25 stars. I didn’t want to live, but I was too afraid to die. You guys, this book absolutely destroyed me. It's not for the faint of heart and it's definitely not an easy read. If you do read this book, read the trigger warnings and the notes the author put up. This book deals with stuff not everyone will be comfortable with.Caleb and Jace have had a rough life, especially Caleb. Dealing with abuse is never easy. Especially when it's suppo...
  • JustJen
    This is another solid installment to the series that follows along the same path as the others. Caleb is 19 years old, though we met him a few years ago when he was 17. He is a bit beyond his years due to the things he’s been through (you can get more of that background reading Eli’s (Caleb’s brother) book). He continues to suffer the aftermath of his past, and when it starts closing in on him, he crumbles a bit and goes on the run.Jace hit...
  • Alex
    I want to say "That was sweet" but then again Caleb story is really really hard to read.This is the thing with SK. She find the most traumatized men and put them together and make the sweetest romances...It baffles me sometimes that I love those books so much because I AM NOT a family person and babies tend to make me flee. Yet, here I am, rushing to these books as soon as they're out and I really love them.Completely OTT. Often over emotional. A...
  • Bev
    Not my fave Protectors story, but not bad. The melodrama was strong with this one, Jack Cortano having fingers in more pies than Mr Kipling, but I was a tad disappointed at the nature of his comeuppance...I'm sure Jace, Mav and others could've thought of several creative and extremely painful ways to end his useless existence. 3.5 stars.And yes, who couldn't have foretold that Silver would get together with Dalton at some point in the future, it ...
  • Elizabeth
    How much bad shit can happen to one person? According to Ms. Kennedy a lot of shit. Caleb poor damaged Caleb finally gets the life he deserves. Jace and Caleb are a long time coming and I was so happy to see their relationship play out. Classic protectors series and classic Kennedy, if you are fan this one did not disappoint. It's filled with crazy circumstances, action, sex, passion, and all those crazy circumstances surrounding these group of m...
  • David Alexander
    ~4.5 Stars
  • Barb ~rede-2-read~
    I'd been looking forward to this story as I was intrigued by Jace, a sniper, and the young man he helped rescue, Caleb. But for some reason, they just didn't click for me and I had to put the story away for a few weeks at a time and come back to it. I liked it, but I'm not sure if it was the age gap or simply Jace's attitude throughout the first half of the book that turned me off. In any event, I'm now afraid to read Aleks's story since it's sur...
  • katy
    Not sure if I was expecting much beyond a delightful age gap and some steamy moments but this was definitely more than that. I’ll be honest, I don’t usually read these sort of books to be that sucked into the plot, but I couldn’t help but be here. It has me itching to go back and read the others, if only to get all the names right and read their steamy bits as well. Well written, believable, but no joke with the trigger warnings. If you thi...
  • Shannon
    I decided I should go back and skim Eli and Rav's story before starting this one because my memory is not the best. So glad I did. I went into this one fresh off the other and it was freaking fantastic. All these men are so fucked up in different ways and going along on their wild rides is my favorite kind of book. Now I'm pissed I don't have something up next to read that's going to compare. Damn!
  • Claudia
    One more awesome book by Sloane Kennedy!!!
  • French Press Bookworm Blog
    4.5Painful and brutal and all kinds of raw. But also sweet and even empowering. This story dealt with an issue so close to home that I almost can’t find the words to express what it meant to I’m not going to try. It was more sad than sweet for me although I loved Jace and his love and understanding for Caleb was shown that alone made this one worth the read
  • Tina
    Loved loved loved Jace and Caleb!Can’t wait for the next story.
  • Jodi Ciorciari-marinich
    I don't know what to say about this addition to the Protector series. I want to say that this is my favorite of all 11 of them but every time she comes out with a new one it becomes my favorite. All of Sloane's men are damaged in some way and by the end of the story they find true love and a way to more forward. When I started to read this one, I knew I would need the tissues from the beginning. What a life Caleb had and you will have a hard time...
  • Kathy
    The Protectors #11Shattered by Sloane Kennedy is the 11th book in her highly addictive Protectors Series, which is part of the "A Family Chosen" universe that includes three of her other series: The Escort, Baretti Security and Finding. Shattered is an excellent addition to this series. Enjoy!Recommended Chronological Reading Order for the “A Family Chosen” (Escort Finding Security Protectors) Universe:1. Gabriel’s Rule (m/ f) (The Escort S...
  • Jenn's Book Obsession
    I just want to lock this author in a room and keep her all to myself. Give me all the stories!!! I don't know how much more praise I can give this author. It's just plain and simple, Sloane Kennedy is a phenomenal writer and she kills it in this genre. I can't really say I've been dying to read Jace and Caleb's story because I think I say that about every book of hers, lol. I more like crave the next book no matter what or which character it is. ...
  • Susan65
    The Blogger Girls First off, what an extremely difficult subject matter this story covers. Child sexual abuse by a parent is so taboo, but Sloane Kennedy did a fantastic job of handling this intensely egregious act of horror. I think the fact the topic was so well done, I was more easily able to overlook the age difference between Caleb (19) and Jace (34). Normally, the ick factor would be sky high, but in this case, Caleb needed a man who made h...