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Shattered Glass

Shattered Glass [Kindle Edition]

Dani Alexander
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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A male prostitute, a mangy cat, a murder and an obsession that threatens his career, his impending marriage and his life. Nothing is going as planned for Austin Glass.

Austin Glass seems to have it all, A loving fiancee, a future with the FBI and a healthy sized trust fund. At least on the surface. He also has a grin and a wisecrack for every situation. But the smile he presents to the world hides a painful past he’s buried too deeply to remember, and his quips mask bitterness and insecurity. Austin has himself and most of the whole world fooled—until he meets a redhead in a pair of bunny slippers.

As events unfold in the biggest case of his life, Austin’s carefully planned future unravels, and he finds himself pushed into making quick, life-changing decisions. But can he trust himself or anything he feels, when each event seems to be just a series of volatile reactions?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 618 KB
  • Print Length: 361 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1470005867
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00741MBZU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #25,535 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 stars - Superb 18 Mar 2012
By Acala
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is one of the few self-published kindle books that I thought the author should have charged more for. It is exceptional in every way. It is both an occasionally dark and terrifying crime investigation novel, as well as sweet and funny character-driven M/M romance. It is modern, quirky, shocking, touching, and thoroughly addictive.

The plot is detailed and keeps you guessing until the last moment. The characters are wonderfully unique, complex and well-crafted. As a result you genuinely care what happens to them, and are dragged through fear, torment, anxiety, sadness, and joy right along with them. The brilliant humour of the main character, Austin, permeates the novel and will have you laughing out loud. For me, this stopped the story from becoming too dark without breaking the flow, which was just perfect.

Lastly, I have to add that the author has done a great job in editing the novel. The M/M genre is littered with self-published novels with appalling spelling and grammar. This is not the case with this work. The author has clearly invested considerable effort to make sure that the writing is as technically sound as possible.

If you have a soft-spot for troubled kids, and like detective/ whodunnit novels, a bit of earthy humour and feel-good M/M romances, then you will probably enjoy this. I heartily recommend it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet read 25 Mar 2012
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Really enjoyed this, well written and hard to put down, definately worth way more than the current price (less than £2!).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Didn't want this book to end! A 10* read. 8 July 2012
By mack55 TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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I loved this book!Austin is not your typical cop hero and the same for Peters rent boy. They both have major flaws, Austin (I loved his self deprecating humour...... so funny) is in a fairly committed relationship and is engaged but a suicide brings up a long repressed memory and Austin is forced to confront his sexuality that he has subconsciously hidden because of his relationship with his estranged father. Not an unknown story line for gay romance but the difference is once Austin lays eyes on Peter, the beautiful redhead in his bunny slippers ( great scene ) he becomes like a heat seeking missile with Peter as his target and as a change to the usual angsty coming out, breaks his engagement after confessing his realisations to his fiancee, his best friend and his partner Luis - another dry witty character who shares some great lines with Austin - and pursues Peter obsessively to the point where his job and life hang in the balance. Peter is beautiful but cold ( there is a valid reason for this that is a big part of the story, involving Cai and Darryl) and is actually quite manipulative - there is much more to Peter than meets the eye . He uses Austins obvious passion for him as his own means to an end, but its not for the selfish reasons that Austin suspects at the beginning, which again makes a great change from the helpless male prostitute falling in love at first sight with the big strong macho cop! Having said all that I was rooting and desperately hoping they would get their eventual HEA and watching them get there is fabulous - the sexual tension and chemistry is palpable and the snarky banter between them is just perfect. Witty and sexy at the same time! Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best £2 I've spent in months! 12 April 2012
By Berty
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Absolutely loved it! Fast paced, intelligent, funny as hell, character-driven, gritty - it's like all the things you'd want from any novel, but with added romance of the m/m variety. The characters were so tangible, rounded and easy to empathise with I was really surprised to see that this is the writer's first published novel. Surprised and disappointed because I wanted more! The irreverence of the hero keeps a thread of humour running throughout the book and this balances out the darkness of the romantic interest's back story. I really enjoyed the way that despite the things this character had experienced in his life, he never came across as a victim - he was strong, pragmatic and caring if a little jaded and sharp-edged.

At no point did this story slide into any of the romance-novel traps like flowery prose ( although it does have a possible-cat saved from a burning building!) and the twisty thriller plot really felt like it had a well deserved equal billing throughout. I will definitely be watching out for more from this author.

Too good to put down, I read this in a day, staying up 'til 1 to finish it and I loved everything about it except that we never got to the bottom of the cat/not cat issue!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant read 11 Mar 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I came across this title during a random browsing session and decided to buy it on a whim, so happy i did. This is a great read, made me laugh out loud and tore at my heart strings. I found it difficult to put the book down and when i did my mind kept going back to the story wanting to know what would happen next. All in all a very enjoyable book, would like to read more by this author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My first M/M? 5 Jan 2013
By Patsy O
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I think this was one of the first M/M books that I ever read, and it helped sell me on the genre. Extremely well written, this book is quite delightful, although some of the sex scenes are rather graphic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gritty romance 19 Feb 2012
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A satisfying read with plenty of drama, action and romance. There are some difficult topics and some stressful situations but ultimately it all resolves to a pleasing conclusion.

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The one thing that irritated me with this was this was yet another gay novel that had a main character getting seriously injured in a redundant attempt to tug the heartstrings (one assumes). As is often the case with this trope in this genre I honestly didn't think it was necessary, and I can't be the only reader who finds it upsetting to be offered a physically beautiful character only to have them ultimately scarred and hurt.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Shattered glass
I really loved this book loved Peter and Austin I really hope there is a follow up to this book xxx
Published 11 days ago by Viki
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it
Great characters, a plot that kept you guessing, when is the next one out? I need to know what happens to Cai!!!
Published 2 months ago by Jeremy W Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, I really loved this book!
Brilliant characters, smart dialogue, funny, I could go on! I hope there is more to come, the potential private investigator story lines are endless and the various dynamics within... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Alison
5.0 out of 5 stars Another gem
A rollercoaster of pure delight. Action, wit, romance, and so amusingly written. Nothing average about this one!
A must read and a keeper.
Published 3 months ago by Faraday94
4.0 out of 5 stars Really good!
This caught me early on, probably the first page actually when Austin met Peter and his bunny slippers at the diner. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Leanne Crabtree
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
I love the story the characters and the banter. What a fantastic read and for the price what a bargain. I definitely recommend this book.
Published 5 months ago by Chelle2034
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me
Got to page 50 then had to call it a day. This is one of those books that is not for me.
Published 6 months ago by BDH
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
This book is unlike any other mm book I've ever's addictive funny heart warming and brilliant. Read more
Published 6 months ago by lulu
5.0 out of 5 stars delightfully quirky
It take a moment of two to settle into the style of writing but it is worth it. I enjoyed it even more on the second reading
Published 8 months ago by J. P. Metcalf
2.0 out of 5 stars Strange style of writing
Probably for an American English reader. Plot is jumpy. One minute we are reading the narrator's thoughts, next we have his spoken words. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Downsman
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