“After an earthquake wreaks havoc, the earth is left disturbed and altered. Whatever remains in ruin is left shaken and in need of rebuilding.”
Scarlett Brooks doesn't need love. The only men she can trust in her life are her twin brother and his two best friends, Logan and Caleb. Every other guy has only let her down, and she promises herself to never to experience heartbreak again.
Logan King can't stand back and watch his best friend's twin sister continue to spiral out of control. With random hookups, drunken nights, and reckless decisions, she is on the path to self-destruction. He sets out to slow her down and prove that she isn't happy with her one-night stands.
The two come dangerously close to crossing lines. Is Scarlett capable of trusting and opening up to love again? Will it ruin their friendship if Logan is the one to teach her how?
This is part of a series but can be read as a standalone. Characters are introduced in Jolted and Impacted.
This is the third book of the Conflicted Encounters series. This book can be read as a stand alone (I read it as a stand alone) or as part of the series.
Scarlett has a bad record with disappointment men. In an attempt to guard her heart, she has only let three me in: her twin brother, and his friends Caleb and Logan. Scarlett and Logan have always had a good relationship; almost like siblings. They play practical jokes on each other all the time. Scarlett has also spend more than one night hanging-out with Logan or sleeping off a alcohol-filled night. Logan is one of Scarlett's go-to-guys when she needs anything.
When Logan see Scarlett having meaningless sex with man after man, he sets out to try and help her. Logan makes a deal with Scarlett to quit having random hook-ups and drinking, in addition to following his other rules. Logan wants to help Scarlett see what she is worth loving and putting the time into. Logan becomes her "life coach" in a sense but is also more.
Scarlett begins to see Logan as more than her brother's and her good friend; in fact, she is beginning to develop more than friendship feelings for him. As their relationship develops, Scarlett and Logan hid it from her brother and best-friend scared of his reaction. Luckily, Logan is there for Scarlett in her time of need when something terrible happens to her family.
I enjoyed reading Shaken. It was a quick read and keep my attention. There was plenty of sexual tension and chemistry between Scarlett and Logan. I thought the plot was interesting. There was a HEA ending which I also liked. I would recommend Ms. Roberts' book and plan to go back and read the first two books in the series.
A definite 5 stars!