- By Scarlet Blackwell

Smashed into Pieces

  • Title: Smashed into Pieces
  • Author: Scarlet Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9781920484361
  • Page: 497
  • Format: ebook
  • Smashed into Pieces Sheriff Brandon Schofield is smitten by the new arrival in Clear Water Creek Finn Austen But Finn is living in the house by the lake where a murder took place and his story is no less unhappy than th

    Sheriff Brandon Schofield is smitten by the new arrival in Clear Water Creek, Finn Austen But Finn is living in the house by the lake where a murder took place and his story is no less unhappy than the previous occupant s Finn is on the run from a violent past and he trusts no one.Brandon is desperate to break down his defences and win Finn s love and trust but time is rSheriff Brandon Schofield is smitten by the new arrival in Clear Water Creek, Finn Austen But Finn is living in the house by the lake where a murder took place and his story is no less unhappy than the previous occupant s Finn is on the run from a violent past and he trusts no one.Brandon is desperate to break down his defences and win Finn s love and trust but time is running out and perhaps he can only protect Finn for so long.

    1 thought on “Smashed into Pieces

    1. Another one of Ms. Blackwell`s mismatched couples in a story that felt rushed and dealt with the abuse/domestic violence in a former relationship theme all too lightly.At the end I didn`t have the feeling that this couple will make it but hopefully the sequel will be more convincing

    2. This second volume of the ‘Clear Water Creek Chronicles’ tackles yet another difficult topic. After the love-hate relationship between a gang-rape victim and the man who looked on without helping in the first book, this second story takes a closer look at abusive relationships. They are very hard to understand for people who have never experienced them. This book attempts to show some of the effects, and some of the steps an abused person goes through as they try to struggle free – which i [...]

    3. Finn Austen is on the run from his abusive partner, who treated him as punching-bag and other types of abuse for years. When Sherrif Brandon Schofield crosses path with Finn, he is smitten and determines to help Finn to get out from his shell."Clear Water Creek Chronicles" is probably the most difficult to love. The first book, Into the Light, contains gang-rape scene. Now this, it has domestic abuse theme. First, there is Finn (and his past) -- at the same time, Brandon also deals with a parall [...]

    4. This second volume of the Clear Water Creek Chronicles tackles yet another difficult topic. After the love-hate relationship between a gang-rape victim and the man who looked on without helping in the first book, this second story takes a closer look at abusive relationships. They are very hard to understand for people who have never experienced them. This book attempts to show some of the effects, and some of the steps an abused person goes through as they try to struggle free – which is very [...]

    5. I'm torn about this review. First Finn, as one of main characters in this story, is to messed up, to torn to pieces, as the story is titled. He was scared of everyone around him and it's logical considering his past. But I have to say, that I didn't much like him in second half of the story. He was just to negative in my eyes.And Brandon he was just emotionally to pushy. Why on earth did he force himself over and over again on Finn even if he knew and saw how messed up Finn was ? That was just c [...]

    6. The Sheriff Of clearwater creek meets the newest member of his town ,Finn. Finn is running away from something, hes scared, bruised but is just far to gorgeous for the sherriff to ignore. This was an amazing story, It had me from the first words. I just Love a big strong man in uniform who wont give up on helping someone so in need of saving. Its full of the tug of war between the two men. I loved it, with just enough angst to make you keep turning the page and cheering for the sherriff to win h [...]

    7. My major problem with this book was that it basically just took the love of a good man and some hot sex to cure ten years of emotional, physical (broken bones, burns), and sexual abuse. Oh, hell no.

    8. 3.5 Cocktails"Smashed Into Pieces" from Scarlet Blackwell wasunexpected? I had thought that it would be a romance story with some action thrown in. Instead, it turned into a crime novel along the lines of the "Prey" series from John Sandford with two men falling for each other in the course of the book. Don't get me wrong. I like crime novels and read them quite often, but I wasn't really in the mood for one. I wanted a love story between two men.Sheriff Brandon is new in town and has developed [...]

    9. hm I'm trying to figured it out the review I don't like to write bad reviews. So usually I'm not writing a thing when I have nothing good to say I have issues with this book. Not so much as with Into the Light from this author, but they are still there. I don't know what happened but the word "arms" really irritated me when I read the fifth time "arMs". Problem with editor??? But it's not the main problem.First of all I love Finn. His character is so messed up and so damaged. It really was very [...]

    10. Similar to its predecessor, this book is focused on a difficult/dark topic. While this novella didn't contain quite as much emotional impact (read: shock value), it was still a story that focused on personal trauma and the resulting drama.Writing stories about such dark events and the fallout from them has got to be unimaginably difficult. Doing so in such a short story even more so. What I look for in these types of stories is the hurt/comfort, inner turmoil, and deep characterizations / growth [...]

    11. Terrific continuation to the series!I loved Brandon and Finn just as much as Sean and Eden and it's saying something ))Brandon doesn't have so much emotional baggage and anguish as Sean did, but Finn's probems are more than enough for the two of them. I think their relationship were portrayed very realistic. Brandon started caring about Finn almost from the beginning and that feeling soon became love, but despite being very patient, understanding and supportive he still very often despairs, thin [...]

    12. This writer is impressive! A well written 5 star.The chemistry was right on target. Beware lots of abuse though.

    13. Brandon is the relatively new sheriff in town. When he discovers that there’s a new man in town and no one seems to know anything about him he goes about trying to get information. But from the get go I was curious as to his motivations. Yes, he needed to keep his town safe but there was the attraction that he felt toward this new man as well that had him butting into Finn’s business.Brandon’s attempts at info are unsuccessful so he decides to go to the source. He pretty much badgers Finn [...]

    14. Not long enough to do justice to the subject matterWarning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS. Rating: 5/10PROS: - Brandon is a nice heroic figure. He is kind, gentle, and persistent almost to a fault in the face of blatant discouragement from Finn. Finn’s pitiful situation arouses a fierce protectiveness in Brandon, and I’m a sucker for fierce, protective men.- I didn’t realize when someone recommended this to me that it was the second in a series. This story is [...]

    15. In this second stories in the clear water creek series hit me the hardest because I have known people who have been physically abused by those who claimed to love them. This is the story of Finn Austen who has come to hide in clear water in the residence of former owwner Eden house. Finn has suffered both physical and mental abuse for 10 years and has finally found the courage to leave. You may notice that I did not say lover nor partner, that is because I do not consider this man as either. At [...]

    16. An highly emotional story, Smashed into Pieces faces the issue of dependency from abusive relationships. The issue has no gender, and in this novel there are both a man and a woman who are abused by their partner.Brandon is the new Sheriff of Clear Water Creek, a small town that is not exactly paradise, but at least Brandon is able to be an openly gay sheriff without much trouble. Brandon is not a poster boy for gay rights, but he is not even hiding. Who cares enough for him on a personal level [...]

    17. This is the second book in the Clearwater Creek series. I have to say even with a whole different cast of characters, its every bit as good as the first. Brandon Shofield is the new sheriff in town (he he I just had to say that).Taking over after the last sheriff left with his lover leaving behind a lot of talk and mystery.A new man comes to town moving into the house across the lake from him. Bringing in a mystery of his own. Who or what is Finn hiding from? Can Brandon break down his barriors [...]

    18. I'm just not sure about this book. Connecting to the characters was hard since at times they didn't make sense. Like how Brandon pushed and pushed when he didn't actually know Finn or how to help him and then decided he was done with Finn after falling in love with him and the abusive ex intent on killing Finn showed up. Hard to believe considering what had happened recently on the job and how upset he was about it. I liked Finn but we never actually got to see him heal, he fought Brandon for th [...]

    19. Stephanie M. This series is definitely taking me out of my comfort zone. This book was difficult to read. It focused on the abuse that Finn suffered during the last 10 years from a relationship with a cop named Dominic. He was intentionally burned, bones were broken, and a host of other physical brutalities. But none of them are worse than the emotional trauma that Finn suffered. At times I wanted to scream at him to allow someone to help but could understand how that would be just about impossi [...]

    20. This series is very frustrating to me. I absolutely love the story line but it's never quite right. I can't really explain without giving anything away but it was very frustrating to see abuse victims continue to go back, grrrr. And the resolution seemed rushed but I still really liked it. I know that doesn't make sense but I just had to read until it was done. Go figure!

    21. Finn was running away from an abusive ex. He was damaged mentally and Physically by him. Bandon was the Sherriff and he decided to help Finn. I had a bit of a problem with this book. Finn should have not been mentally able to fall in love as quickly as he did. He was so abused that it should have been impossible. Other than that I liked the book.

    22. I really wish I hadn't read it, but I read the whole thing! I guess it was like a trainwreck, I couldn't get off, I had to see what happened. I liked the whole premise of the thing, abused man comes to town, rescued by sheriff, but I just thought there was no flow, no development - the first kiss seemed so premature to me. And the violence went too far for me.

    23. A new sheriff and a new tenant across the lake. At first I was afraid this would be a repeat of the same story but this story is complete original. Finn has been so abused for so long by Dominic that he has a hard time believing that anyone would help him let alone love him for himself. It was wonderful to see him slowly realize his own worth as seen through Brandon's eyes.

    24. Predictable But I Liked It It was totally predictable and flawed but I fell in love with the MCs Brandon and Finn. They just worked for me. I love broken men and I adore the people who try to heal them. A small town sheriff notices and looks after a terrified new resident in town. 

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