- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1725 KB
- Print Length: 264 pages
- Publisher: K.A. Robinson Publishing LLC (27 Nov. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00GM0PF7A
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #117,173 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Shattered Ties (The Ties Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Top customer reviews
Unfortunately the theme of prejudice about money - either having lots of it or none of it - was treated with the subtlety of a sledgehammer. Each character was either good or bad, depending on whether they treated someone as they found them or had hang ups about their immense wealth/poverty. I got it the first time it was mentioned really, I didn't need for the point to be repeated so many times.
The sex scenes were good but it was a little insta-love for me.
Oh and it ends on a cliffhanger.
Shattered Ties is a complicated yet heart-warming first-love story told between two young adults from the opposite side of the tracks. Their love is nurtured through mutual attraction and selfless hearts as their worlds collide not once, but twice. Fate throws these two young souls together in a sandbox at the tender age of six, only then to play its final hand eleven years later.
Emma is the Daughter of a world-renowned rock star who enjoys international success, spending most of his time touring the world with his band; he has never been a full-time parental figure in her life. Her Mother is a supermodel socialite with a pretty smile for anyone with a hefty wallet and a `respectful' position within the Santa Monica community - anything less is unworthy of her attentions, and that goes for her Daughter too!
Jesse has never forgotten that day in the sandbox, when the beautiful little girl told him he didn't belong in her park because he was trash. All he wanted to do was help her build a castle. Watching her being dragged away by an angry woman in expensive clothes resonated strongly within him, changing his outlook on life from such an early age. Always believing he was never good enough even though his scholarship to the most respected private school in Santa Monica was accepted due to his `academic achievements.' He may drive a crap car, come from a trailer park and be covered in tattoos but Jesse knows who he is, more importantly he knows he is NOTHING like them!
Walking down millionaire row was never his idea of fun; he's only attending to appease his hard-working Mother as she struggles to work all the hours god sends as a waitress to keep their `trailer' roof over their heads.Read more ›
"All I wanted was a princess castle."
I loved Shattered Ties, whilst it may seem that it has a similar premise to other books you may have read KA Robinson makes it different and puts her own little twists in there. Yes it is a case of rich girl falls in love with the boy from the poor side of town, but they have their own very unique story.
Maybe it was fate and destiny that Jesse and Emma met at school aged 17, Jesse winning a scholarship to go to the very prestigious school that Emma attended. Remembered by Jesse, but forgotten by Emma, their paths had already crossed when they were only 6 years old, in a sand box, in the "posh" park. Emma had been far from polite after being brain washed by her "social climber" of a mother, but this little altercation had a profound effect on Jesse and never would he be labelled as "trash" again. Thinking that Emma was the same as she was 11 years previous, Jesse was extremely wary but he soon found out that Emma was not the same little girl, in fact far from it.
"Don't you want to play with me?"
"I'm not supposed to play with you. My mommy said so."
"Because you don't belong here, and you're trash." - Emma Bellokavich Preston - aged 6
Emma's parents were divorced, and to be honest if I was her father, I would be too. Her mother is Andria Bellokavich, she used to be a super model, but all she cares about is money, social standing and appearances in her affluent area of Santa Monica where they reside. She does not fraternize with anyone outside of her social class and looks down her nose at anyone that she deems is not worthy to be graced with her attention.Read more ›
I am not a great fan of two or three-partners, I kinda feel short changed, but this book ends on a great cliff hanger and I cannot resist finding out what happens next between Emma and Jesse.
However, quite why it takes Emma two years to short her life out and go find Jesse is beyond me, but I will read the sequel and find out.
Most recent customer reviews
K.a. Robinson does it again. In Shattered Ties we are introduced to Jesse and Emma who are as different as night and day. Emma comes from a world of wealth and privilege. Read morePublished on 18 Sept. 2014 by Lesley Koke DeWig
Brilliant book, couldn't put it down :) can't wait to read the next one in the series, really enjoyed itPublished on 1 Mar. 2014 by Mandy
Loved loved loved it! Storyline was top class and I couldn't put it down! Highly recommend this book as it was a really fantastic read.Published on 8 Dec. 2013 by Donna
I bought this as I have read a couple of other books that K.A wrote & this didn't disappoint, I am so looking forward to the next instalment, I loved the characters especially... Read morePublished on 20 Nov. 2013 by Hayley