Shattered: A Black Diamond Novel (Unlucky 13) by Charli Meadows - Review and Release Blitz

Shattered is book #13 in the Unlucky 13 multi-author series and if you like your boys bratty and in need a good spanking, then this addition to the series is the one for you!

From the blurb:

Welcome to Black Diamond Resort and Spa. . .

Ah. The former child star, throwing a tantrum at the airport until he gets his way. How appropriate. I keep an eye on who comes and goes from my island, but I also keep a low profile, choosing to blend in as one of the regulars. I stay in a villa on the water, like everyone else, and my new neighbor is none other than Jett Roman himself.

The exhausted, entitled brat with the smart mouth and tempting glare resists all help from my staff. He seeks me out daily, venting his frustrations, ignoring all rules. He disrespects my establishment and, unknowingly, me.

I’m a very patient man, but everyone has their limits. I will be gentle with the delicate little doll before me, but he needs to listen. Because it’s clear to everyone else that he’s utterly shattered, and I can’t seem to stop myself from wanting to bend him a little before I heal his broken pieces.

Shattered is the final book in the Unlucky 13 shared world. It is a standalone gay romance. You can expect a light, enemies-to-lovers dynamic with humor, an age gap, hurt/comfort, and a hidden identity. This novel is intended for 18+ readers. See Author’s Note for Content Warnings.

Jacqueleen the Reading Queen's Review:

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Well, it seems the bratty former child star Jett Roman has met his match in wealthy businessman Callum Ryan. When Jett arrives on the island, he's a little lost, though he likely doesn't see it that way. Instead, he's too busy being a spoiled rotten asshole to the staff. To be fair, Jett hasn't had a normal upbringing, and I am not even talking about the fact that he became an actor as a young child. I'm talking about his nightmare of a mother whose only claim to fame is riding the coattails of those she surrounds herself with, Jett included. I don't think the boy has ever had a positive role model in his life...until Cal.

I really enjoyed seeing Jett begin to blossom under Cal's care. It truly makes a difference in a person when you have someone you can trust in your corner, and that is exactly what Cal is to Jett. He's the first person to make Jett feel safe. To make him feel cherished. It's actually pretty heartbreaking when you think about how old Jett is and how this is his first experience with those things.

The dynamic between Cal and Jett was definitely fun. Every time Jett would break out into his bratty self, I would clench up in anticipation of Cal's reaction. How far was he going to go this time before Cal inevitably put him over his knee, so to speak? For someone who didn't think at first that they needed the complication in their lives that was Jett Roman, Cal sure caved pretty fast. He could see the man Jett could be underneath his bad manners and he made it his mission to bring that man to the surface.

The epilogue was perfection for this one and made my heart smile. I also have to mention how much I died laughing at Bob the Monkey's antics yet again. I think it might be tied between Jett and Bob on who was the bigger brat in Shattered. Who am I kidding? It was definitely Jett. But I don't think he or Cal would have had it any other way.

Rating: 5 Stars

Heather's Review:

The final book in the multi-author Unlucky 13 Series - Shattered - just shattered my heart for Jett.  Here is a man who has grown up surrounded by so much drama and trauma and all he wants is to be believed and allowed to make his own choices...

I love that Cal recognizes the sweet soul and trusts that Jett knows what he's talking about... and that he supports him throughout their relationship - building him up when others are trying to tear him down,

I love the chemistry between Cal and Jett and how instinctive their relationship is.  I truly appreciate the nuances that Charli Meadows brings to this book.  It's beautifully written and the blending of Black Diamond and their relationship is great.

I'm truly going to miss Bob, the island and the series - what I love is that all of the books, while interconnected, stand alone and can be read in any order.

Rating: 5 Stars

Shattered is available to buy as an ebook or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.


Shattered, the final book in the Unlucky 13 series by Charli Meadows is NOW LIVE! Pick up this hurt comfort, hidden identity MM romance today!

Author Bio: 

Charli Meadows is an obsessive reader, avid Bookstagrammer-turned PA, and now an author herself. Lover of all things romance, she plans to write a little bit of everything but make it sweet and spicy.

You can usually find Charli working her boring corporate job or at home playing video games. When she’s not reading, writing, or daydreaming about books, that is.

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