Fortitude Smashed

Fortitude Smashed Taylor Brooke
  • Title: Fortitude Smashed
  • Author: Taylor Brooke
  • ISBN: 9781945053368
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fortitude Smashed Taylor Brooke Fortitude Smashed After scientists stumbled across an anomalous human hormone present during moments of emotional intimacy further research created the ability to harness the direction of living energy and pinpoint wh
    After scientists stumbled across an anomalous human hormone present during moments of emotional intimacy, further research created the ability to harness the direction of living energy and pinpoint when two lines will merge Personalized chips are now implanted beneath the thumbnails of every infant, where glowing numbers count down to the moment they will meet their soulAfter scientists stumbled across an anomalous human hormone present during moments of emotional intimacy, further research created the ability to harness the direction of living energy and pinpoint when two lines will merge Personalized chips are now implanted beneath the thumbnails of every infant, where glowing numbers count down to the moment they will meet their soul mate Fate is now a calculation.But loving someone isn t.When Shannon Wurther, the youngest detective in Southern California, finds himself face to face with Aiden Maar, the reckless art thief Shannon s precinct has been chasing for months, they are both stunned Their Camellia Clocks have timed out, and the men are left with a choice love one another or defy fate Handcuffed by fate, this cop and robber duo will steal hearts a strong start to a promising series Kirkus Fortitude Smashed is a pleasant read that will pull on the heartstrings of readers and make them reevaluate what love truly means RT Book Reviews The refreshingly fluid view of sexuality and Brooke s implied, off page steamy scenes will fuel many fantasies about her two leads Publishers Weekly
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    About Taylor Brooke


    1. Taylor Brooke is a traveling story teller, believer in magic, and a science fiction junkie.Probably a tea snob Definitely a beer snob Bisexual, but pansexual, but bisexual one of the two Can have lengthy, in depth conversations about an atomic lizard and his radioactive moth friend Yearns for a life in the city, but dreams of founding an animal sanctuary Future tiny house owner Future tiny library owner, because her book collection won t fit in one tiny house Proudly writes inclusive Queer novels for teens and adults.


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    1. Review also on my blogtwitterbookstagramI received an arc from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewIf you re familiar with fanfiction you d likely be aware that soulmate AU s are popular And that s exactly what this book is, a soulmate AU.The book follows Shannon, a detective with a careful nature, and Aidan, a criminal and burglar who is daring but is also secretly soft I really loved both of the characters Shannon was very clearly not expecting someone like Aidan as hi [...]

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    2. I was sent this book as an advance copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own.Actual rating 2.5 starsSo, fun story skip this part if you only care about my review I requested this ARC because my buddy Rin said it was cute and it was kind of a soulmate AU I mean it s not an AU since it s not fanfiction but you get the idea and most importantly one of the protagonists owns a cat and he walks her on a leash, like how could I not want to read it And I m g [...]

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    3. 3.5 stars Thank you very much to Interlude Press for providing a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review Fortitude Smashed by Taylor Brooke was not an anticipated novel for me this year, but I had seen quite a few of my fellow blogging friends reading and enjoying it, and so I, excitedly, requested it.Taylor Brooke should be praised for so effortlessly creating a world where queer sexuality is the norm From my understanding, everyone in this semi contemporary world has no problem with [...]

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    4. I would like to thank Taylor Brooke and the people at Interlude Press for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.See of my reviews on my blog the Book DeviantI ve recently been trying to make my reviews impartial, looking at the good and the bad That s going to be difficult for this one.Fortitude Smashed is an important book, for the mentally ill, for the queer, and for those looking for love The mental illness rep was some of the best I ve ever read As someone who has lived with mu [...]

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    5. Fortitude Smashed is the first and only book I have ever read for review that I re read and took notes in the margins of with a pen and a highlighter That I loved so much I wanted to wallow in on every level I would be allowed to That s been sitting on my nightstand for months just so I can keep savoring tiny moments.I read the book in one go I fell in love with Aiden and with Shannon, I fell in love with them falling in love The beauty of the conceit of fated people learning to be together in B [...]

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    6. I received an ARC in exchange for a free and honest review.I was expecting a lot from this book, then I wasn t and then, well I was Again.I heard about Fortitude Smashed months before its arcs were out in the wild The concept of soulmates, so popular in fanfiction, was something that drew me in as soon as I read the blurb Despite some concerns soulmates aus always treat aro and often ace people like crap , I couldn t wait to get my hands on it.But when I started reading the eARC I got through Ne [...]

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    7. Words are not enough to express how much I love this book Read the full review on my blog

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    8. Read the full review and on my blog TW Fire, Sexual AssaultCamellia Clocks are implanted beneath every infants thumbnail, where glowing numbers count down to the moment they will meet their soul mate It seems to work out about 98% of the time, and even though the clocks will count down until you meet your soul mate, it s still your choice what to do with that information and it still takes work to have a relationship Honestly with that synopsis I was a bit worried about how the book would go, b [...]

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    9. Reviewed for From Top to Bottom Reviews A copy of this was provided via NetGalleyThere is so much I want to mention in this review because you guys, this book I love it so much that I m already reading it for the second time.First thing I noticed and have to do a shout out for was the content warnings for each respective chapter at the beginning of the book.The characters I adored every character, though Aiden is without a doubt my favorite cinnamon roll character His brother says it best when h [...]

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    10. you know i really really wanted to love this but at the end of the day it only managed to be okaythe tropes it s soulmate fic with a cop thief ship this should have been my JAMhaving thought it over because i really didn t want my review to be just rambling about how i would have done this differently, i want to judge the book on its own terms here are the things that prevented me from really enjoying this experience lack of early relationship building look, soulmates shouldn t be used as an exc [...]

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    11. It s easy to be drawn into Fortitude Smashed by one tagline soulmates Who doesn t love a great soulmates trope Add in the conflicted dynamic of cop burglar soulmates Where do I sign up Thankfully, this book is so much than a tagline.There is nothing understated about what Taylor Brooke does Her writing is dynamic, her prose is gorgeous, her characters are sharp edged but completely loveable, her dialogue is fluid and thought provoking, and the Southern California setting is breathtaking somethi [...]

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    12. This is my 100th book and with it I ve officially completed this year s Reading Challenge Yay Reminds me of myself, Aiden had admitted Smashed up and spread out, not ruined, but a little bit of a mess A lot of a mess.Imagine being born in a world free of homophobia with all the unjustified hate it comes with, being free to love whoever you like and being certain at some point in your life you ll find your soul mate thanks to a clock installed on your thumbnail Imagine how restless yet relieved y [...]

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    13. You are alive Shannon s hands smoothed up Aiden s back, pressing on jutting bone, counting piano keys, dragon spines You re alive, he said again Things like you can t die The world would die right along with you I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review and I m very glad I did The premise is a familiar one soul mates, and a countdown clock until their lives collide but it s the complex character studies and gradual, organic development that makes this romance stand out The prose is abso [...]

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    14. I devoured this book Aiden and Shannon are such vivid, raw characters and I ached along with them as they tried not only to come to terms with their Camellia Clocks and each other, but with themselves Also I LOVED that the Camellia Clocks work for poly folks as well The chemistry between the two leads was electric, and my only disappointment is that the sex scenes are fade to black I cannot wait for the sequel I am dying for Daisy and Chelsea to get together

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    15. despite having several problems with this book, i actually quite liked it.have you ever read soulmates au fanfiction where soulmates have clocks on their bodies wrists, necks, etc this is basically the main idea of the story two gyus, one a cop Shannon and one an art thief Aiden , meet and cop tries to arrest the thief and suddenly their clocks go offrst of all, what really bugged me is that soulmates here are called Rose Road or Rose so there are sentences like Is he your Rose Road and here is [...]

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    16. This book hit my radar last year but I really didn t have the time for it, so here we are Details at a glance Pairings M M, side M FSexual content Non explicit on the page sexRep Queer adoptee MC with dissociative dysthymia and anxiety pansexual by Word of God , queer MC bisexual by Word of God , fat supporting character, Latina supporting character, black supporting character, queer Chinese supporting character her surname is apparently a Cantonese transliteration but she speaks Mandarin I don [...]

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    17. This book has everything a soft sci fi should aim for at least everything I wanted to find in it.Soulmates trope Check.Slow burn, with a real relationship Check.Platonic relationship that are important CHEEEECK.Art reference Check 3The specualtive fiction element present while being entirely believable and anchored in a world that could be the not so far away future CHECKKKKFortitude Smashed has a formidable world building supporting it, a solid frame that draws the reader in It is populated by [...]

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    18. Laguna Beach was a canvas The sky twisted colors into shapes, manifested sound into sculptures Daydreams came to life on the horizon, bursting from the sun as it melted into the ocean Reflected of the top of the water, segments of the coming night shone and glittered High above the leftover sunset, stars blinked awake beside a waning moon I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review As with most of my reviews, I will include this disclaimer I do not read romance and was a little ehhhhh whe [...]

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    19. I received this arc from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review The clock stops Fate decides A police officer falls for a thief A man struggles with grief and depression The lives of their friends and the pain of their pasts intertwine with the love story neither of them is sure they re ready for.Fortitude Smashed is that soulmate AU where everyone has a clock counting down to when they meet their soulmate, but in a weird way, because it doesn t quite go all the way there T [...]

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    20. Disclaimers I got a free copy of this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review I don t usually read romance.I generally won t pick up a book if I know it is just romance, but the speculative element of Fortitude Smashed, the Camilla Clock, got me curious The opening was perfect it had interesting characters, plenty of tension, and just enough world building to show this world was like the real with one slight difference the clock that timed out when people met their soulmates.The characte [...]

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    21. Lovely book about soulmates with a cast full of raw, real characters that will resonate with any reader A contemporary romance at heart with science fiction elements and a setting to die for Laguna Beach was a character all on its own A good book for anyone looking for a HEA that tackles issues like mental illness in smart, engaging ways, and are in need of characters who are flawed, have doubt and still stand strong Not too much heat for a New Adult, but enough to be considered classy and steam [...]

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    22. ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review Fortitude Smashed was a title which had shown up on my twitter timeline several times and I always though mhmh, nice cover, what it is but then mostly ignored it for a while At the end I am so happy I didn t and took a closer look and got a copy of the book.The book is, and I don t exaggerate, a gem I found I read the blurb and the mentioned Rose Roads Camellia Clock, this soulmates concept picked my interest I am a sucker [...]

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    23. This review is also on our blog, Queerly Reads.This is a fanfiction trope turned original fiction, where everyone has a clock that shows them the moment they meet their soulmate When young, successful Southern California detective Shannon Wurther chases an art thief, his clock ticks down to zero in a darkened art gallery Aiden Maar gets away, but he ll come back for eventually And Shannon will give it to him.Fortitude Smashed is a swoony prose treasure that comes as close to the cuddly fanficti [...]

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    24. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review Oh, my, what can I say about this book other than I really, really liked it I m notoriously fickle about romance It takes a twist to suck me in, and I will often abandon a book rather than finish it if I just can t believe in the couple I had no such problem with Shannon and Aiden Taylor Brooke has constructed a beautiful romance around a slightly futuristic take on the soulmate trope It reminded me a little of Logan s Run I m dating myself, I k [...]

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    25. Does everyone remember that Soulmate Clock meme that went around Tumblr for the longest time The one where everyone had a countdown on their wrist to the time they would meet their exact soulmate people contributed their own ideas for how this would play out, and people were desperate for a book about thisMEONE WROTE THE BOOK.I will be perfectly honest, when Taylor first messaged me about doing this review, I might have screamed Even though I am not on Tumblr any, this thread was one of my faves [...]

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    26. I just really could not get enough 5 stars, despite no actual sex scenes on page, but the descriptives made up for it New to me author Taylor Brooks made me a believer I am such a sucker for Sci Fi.According to the Camellia Clock, Aiden Maar was his future.What would you do if fate decided your future What would you do to give it all away Fate was a wiley woman and unforgiving at times In Fortitude Smashed, cop Shannon s soulmate clock ran out the moment he grabbed art thief and wanted man [...]

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    27. Book Author Fortitude Smashed by Taylor Brooke Rating 3 starsI struggled with this book The author who has a very unique raw writing style created a story that at times was too slow and lead to me being bored, then freaking fantastic and beautiful which got me reading every word until I didn t want to any, because of some super spoiler parts that annoyed and aggravated me In the beginning, I was reading and trying to get myself acquainted with this author s style of telling a story, her voice ma [...]

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    28. i got my copy from netgalleyI just loved it I couldnt put it down and never even skipped a line the characters are well thought out and slowly developing, just as their relationships I loved how imperfect they were Aiden a scrawny ashy blond haired guy with a phoenix tattoo on his side and Shannon the detective with a good nose but hiding his thick countryboy accent I loved how Aiden complimented Shannons shortcomings and how Shannon was there for Aiden in an invasive way, even though the younge [...]

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    29. Deep down, where no one could see it, Shannon had wished for magic And he thought he might be looking at it now Look, I don t hand out 5 stars easily.I used to when I joined back in 2011, but not any A book must be plot driven, show true character growth, and it has to be written in a certain, lyrical prose that speaks to me Taylor Brooke served all three of those up to me on a golden platter, and slammed it in face, before forcefeeding seconds of a smoldering, slow burning love, witty banter, a [...]

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