Saturday, June 12, 2010

Shattered Illusions

Title: Shattered Illusions
Author: Lisa Alexander-Griffin
Publisher: Pink Petal Books
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ISBN: 978-1-0-9826784-8
Genre: {M/F} Suspense, Light Erotic
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx

Cage Sinclair is heading home after doing ten years in prison, after having been framed for a heinous rape charge. When he gets there, he finds Morgan, his ex-girlfriend, living in his parents’ home because she had nowhere else to live. Seeing her again brings all of the love he felt for her to the surface in full force; even after she didn’t testify for him. When Cage finds out that she had a son by him, and kept it from him for all those years, makes his feelings for her uncertain.

Morgan kept silent about the ugly truth surrounding Cage’s setup and his being sent to prison. Her own secret is the cause of him going away in the first place, because she was blackmailed and the blackmailer knew the real villain. Morgan only wants to protect her son as any mother would, and she would just as soon keep Cage for the rest of their lives as well, now that he’s back, if he will have her.

Shattered Illusions is a touching story of how love can survive between two people, who have to deal with deceit and lies being told to cover the wrongdoing. It is a little daunting to know that one or two people can hold a town at their mercy and take lives at will, for their own pleasure. The two main characters are people who only wanted to live for themselves but their lives were disrupted by others evildoing. The villain thought he was above the law, doing what he felt and causing the town’s people to turn against one another.

There is a lot packed into this short novella--full of plotted out schemes, a kidnapping, and a man determined to clear his name. Ms. Alexander-Griffin has created a detailed story of how crime doesn’t pay and she tells of a lasting love that saw Cage and Morgan through the ten years that was taken from them. Now I can add this author to my list of must read books.


Lisa Alexander Griffin said...

Thank you so much for a wonderful review. I'm so glad you enjoyed my story. :)

C. Zampa said...

Wonderful review, Lisa!
Congratulations! Lovely cover, too!

Janice said...

Okay, that's it Lisa's book is now in my TBB list.


Goddess said...

Hi Lisa, I did enjoy reading your book, and hoping for more from you soon. Thanks for being a great writer, creating an escape for your readers!