Nothing good could come from falling for Dante. He was the forbidden fruit I should never have tasted, the apple of his gangbanging father’s eye. If the law didn’t get to me first, I would suffer worse by his father’s hand. So, I tried to push Dante away, tried so hard not to give in to the beautiful temptation sitting in the back row of my classroom. Because I knew if I gave in to him, he could ruin my life, shattering everything that I held dear: my marriage, my career, my freedom. But I couldn’t resist him. And now I was going to suffer the consequences. Tags: Taboo, Literary Fiction, Teacher/Student Relationship, English Teacher, Male Student, Mental Health Issues, Abuse, Poetry, Gangs, High School. The BROKEN LIVES series will be broken up into two sets (duets). Each set (duet) has a self-contained, standalone story. Broken English (part 1) and Shattered Poetry (Part 2) are the first set, finishing the high school stage of Clara’s and Dante’s lives. The next set, books 3 and 4, is a new story, taking their relationship to another level.
When I started Shattered Poetry I was so excited to continue reading about Dante and Clara, and yes if you have not read Broken English you need to prior to starting Shattered Poetry. That excitement ever so slowly started to slip until it hit is this book EVER going to end territory. On one hand I wanted to know what was going to happen not only to Dante and Clara but with everyone else as well. But on the other hand I started to get bored the storyline dragged on and on with some unnecessary drama cause by you guessed it immature characters, and yes I am well aware that this is a book set in high school but this bitch, and no there is no other way to describe Phelia as anything but a bitch takes the cake. As well as plot lines that are left unresolved I just am not sure what to think. I am torn; I don’t know if I hated or loved Shattered Poetry, then to add to it even going in I knew there was going to be a third and fourth part that is supposed to be when they are older but we are basically left hanging with an ending that sort of just cuts off, I can’t even really say that it is a cliffhanger but in reality it is. While there were parts that I did love there were equal parts that I just hated. I don’t know if I will continue on reading this series or not, it will all depend on my mood when they release but I won’t that final nail in the coffin just yet, but right at this moment I can’t say either way.
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For me, the name Dante conjured up two images. The first was the epic depictions of Hell from Dante's Inferno, with people burning for their sins. The second image was a sexual depiction. I don't know where it came from, but as far back as I can remember, I had always associated the name Dante with a beautiful and sexy man. I'd imagined a dark-haired, dark-eyed, gorgeous lothario, the type who could capture a woman's heart with just one look. Dante was the Fabio of my generation, the heartthrob that got women's hearts beating fast, made us want this man to rip our clothes off and to throw us onto the bed. Little did I know that the Dante that walked into my life was very different from the one I'd imagined. Oh, he was dark-haired, dark-eyed, gorgeous, even a lothario ... just ... he wasn't a man. Instead, he was someone who was going to send me to the Hell his namesake had written about. And I was his teacher.
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SOME FACTS ABOUT ME: NATIONALITY: I am a New Zealander with Croatian heritage. SPORTS: As a teenager my favourite sports were karate, badmington, and running. I also did unarmed combat and played in a touch rugby team (my gym teacher made me do the last one!) Now, I stick to coaching soccer and running. I have completed two marathons, numerous half-marathons and one 30K run. CAREER PATH: I started off as a Graphic Designer, then went to Auckland University, where I got a BA degree in Art History and Italian Studies and a post-graduate Honours degree in Art History. I worked in the Art History field, then became a full-time artist, doing commissions. I eventually lost all of my senses and gave it up to be a writer :) FAVOURITE FOODS: I'm vegetarian. I love pasta based foods, tofu, chocolate mousse and golden queen peaches. BAD HABITS: I'm a major procrastinator, I stay up way too late writing, and I get distracted easily unless it's doing something I love. STATUS: Married to my high school sweetheart (which he hates me calling him). We have two kids. Apart from her Author Facebook Page, where she talks about her books, she has a blogsite.
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