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A male prostitute, a mangy cat, a murder and a maniacal mix-up that threatens his career, his impending marriage and his life. Nothing is going as planned for Austin Glass.Austin—seems to have it all. At least on the surface. A loving fiancee. A future with the FBI and a healthy sized trust fund. He also has a grin and a wisecrack for every situation. But the smile he presA male prostitute, a mangy cat, a murder and a maniacal mix-up that threatens his career, his impending marriage and his life. Nothing is going as planned for Austin Glass.Austin—seems to have it all. At least on the surface. A loving fiancee. A future with the FBI and a healthy sized trust fund. He also has a grin and a wisecrack for every situation. But the smile he presents to everyone 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 someone who immediately sees him better than he sees himself.As events unfold and Austin’s world unravels, he finds himself pushed into making quick life-changing decisions. But can he trust Peter or what’s happening between them when each meeting seems to be just a series of volatile reactions?...

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Shattered Glass Reviews

  • Blacky *Romance Addict*
    2019-02-12 01:13

    “I'm not gay.” That wasn't what I meant to say.“Congratulations. Would you like a medal?” Bunny Slippers asked.“I already have a medal. For bravery, not for being gay. I think you made me gay.”“I made you gay?” He set down the napkin he was holding. “Is that better or worse than the person who made you stupid?”This book doesn't have enough pages.There is one chapter here named "Never ending story". THAT'S what this book should have been! I just wanted to read it, and read it, and read it, didn't really care if that meant too many stories for the characters, I'd read it if they'd suddenly decided to move on Mars and catch aliens! The writing is simply brilliant! And just for that this book deserves 5 stars. The characters and the story - fantastic! Loved them both, and loved the story, every second of it. I didn't want it to end (well I said that already, sorry).“People aren't always who they seem, Detective. Am I anything like you thought?”“No,” I admitted. You're a million times better than I could have imagined. And that was the problem. Looking at Peter, I realized that I was never going to get over him. A distressing thought when I considered I might not ever have Peter.The storyOne day, while sitting at a diner, Austin notices a pair of bunny slippers. Then he notices the guy wearing them. Then he notices his face, his eyes, his hair, his body, his lips, and again, his freaking bunny slippers. And THEN he thinks he just might be gay. But that's impossible, right? You don't suddenly turn gay at age 26 at the sight of some bunny slippers and a freakishly gorgeous guy wearing them, right? RIGHT? Hmm. Well, of course, the logical explanation would be that he has a bunny-slipper sexual fetish, or that the guy is responsible for turning him gay all of the sudden That was the birth of an obsession, well, two actually, one for the slippers, one for the guy What didn't help with his messed up love life was having a fiance, and working on a case that's directly involved with Mr. Bunny Slippers' family and former lover “Besides, for our date Saturday? I was thinking less cell block and more movie house.” I said brightly.His lips twitched, but he didn't say no. I took that as ‘Oh, you sexy devil, Austin, I want to do you right here, but I'm super-duper excited about our date so I'll wait’.I was paraphrasing, of course.AustinI love that guy :D He's so messed up He's working for the police, but aiming for the FBI. He's very intelligent, doesn't do lying, he says the first things that pop up to his mind, and is very good at reading people.After meeting Bunny Slippers, he can't get him out of his head, so he begins to question his sexuality. That leads to some dark memories (oh that was just terrible, Jesse and all) and him finally realising who he is.He has such a funny mind and I loved his inner monologue :DThe scenes with Peter :D excellent :) Even though, most of the time he doesn't even know what to do with him, they both send mixed signals, they're both messed up and complicated, and they both don't want to fall in love, but of course...My fav scene with him was when he was trying to wash Peter's hands and Peter kept trying to tell him he was clean. Heart. Broke. Mine. Totally. I think he finally realised that Peter was more than a whore and that he kept saying it just to put a distance between them. Oh and another one, when he kept telling Peter to ask him for money.“Rabbit's the rock we cling to when we're drowning. He needs a mountain to hold him up, not another storm that'll wear away at him.”Bunny Slippers/PeterTaken from the streets and adopted by a former cop, Peter is now the owner of the diner Austin keeps stalking. For years now, he's been taking care of Cai and Darryl, the other two kids the cop adopted, and they've had a tough life, mostly Peter and Darryl working as prostitutes to get the meds for Cai, who's bipolar. He doesn't know what Austin wants with him, and thinks that he, like everyone else before him, only sees his looks, wants fim for nothing but sex. So he propositions himself, and Austin, obsessed as he is, acceptsWon't say how it all ended :P but let's just say it led to their first date Peter... Even though he's so young (20), he's too mature for his age, and I can believe it because of the life he had. He is basically more mature than Austin, at least that's how I saw them. They fit each other perfectly. The impossible couple, a cop and a prostitute I felt really bad for him, but loved him all the more for his devotion to Cai and Darryl, he took care of them for a long time, and would do anything to protect them, even lie to the cops (Austin) regarding the case and a murder Cai could be involved in.This is Darryl's rant about Austin and Peter fighting XD one of my favorite quotes hahahah :D“I love you. No you don't. I don't love you. Yes you do. Wah wah wah. Some of us wanted to sleep!”Here's Austin's rant after a fight with Peter XDAnd damn Peter, too, while I was at it. And his fucking bunny slippers that made me interested enough to pay attention to him in the first place. I was burning those fuzzy fuckers the moment I saw them again.Well, this book had it all Amazing writing, humor, excellent characters, great story, romance, action, angst, hot sexy times, and a beautiful happy ending What more could I ask for? Oh wait! I could ask more! More books! Now! I can't wait to read Cai's story

  • Heather C
    2019-02-06 07:35

    I have tortured myself for two days now trying to write a review for this book.  So be happy with this... ♦ I loved it♦ I couldn't put it down♦ I bit off all my finger nails♦ I couldn't tell who was telling the truth♦ I couldn't figure anything out♦ I didn't want it to end♦ I can't stop thinking about it♦ I can't wait for the next book Why [insert any of the above as you deem appropriate]? ♦ The hilarious chapter titles♦ The asshole MC♦ The hooker love interest♦ The freckles♦ The slippers♦ The sexual tension♦ The blowjobs♦ The snark♦ The sharp, snappy dialogue♦ The banter♦ The pace♦ The suspense♦ The twists♦ The deceit♦ The secondary characters♦ The brothers♦ The fiancée ♦ The partner♦ The alien cat creature♦ The Jag♦ THE CLIFFHANGER

  • Baba
    2019-01-30 08:39

    5 stars. Re-read 09/14. Review edited September 29, 2014.Dear Austin,I've read your story Shattered Glass. Well, I wanted to know what the fuss is all about, and…holy cow, was I ever impressed! Dani Alexander has written an amazingly good book. Give him my best please. I do hope he'll continue to write such compelling and entertaining stories in the future.I've been in a very serious book slump for a rather long time and decided to do a re-read of your fantabulous story Shattered Glass. Guess what? I'm back in my happy place and wanted to quote the whole darn book! I feel so crazy good. Fantastic. Awesome. Yes, yes, yes! *high fives* I'm sorry for my little outburst. *sheepish smile* I'll be back to acting demurely stat.Okey-dokey, let's get down to business, my dear. What the heck is wrong with you? I mean do you really have a bunny slipper fetish and not a c*ck sucking fixation? Think it over. My best guess is you're addicted to both. Do you remember when your fantasies were filling with images of Peter's mouth on naked things of yours? You were thinking about naked things with a guy. It was pretty surreal, wasn't it? Of course at that time you were so not gay. After all, you don't go twenty-six years before the gay gene suddenly just kicks in. As if. Austin, my dear, you were in complete denial.Let's talk about Peter now. I didn't particularly like him in the beginning of your story. Although the more I read he somehow grew on me and, in the end, I even fell for him. Besides, all that matters is that you love him. When you're happy then I'm happy, too. You didn't want him to waste his life busing tables. You were obsessed with his freckles, his bunny slippers and his lips. Yeah, Peter was a witness and possible person of interest and you were dating him, a whore, *gasp* while working on the vice squad. I'd say that's a pretty bad call. But then again, Peter made you incredibly horny all.The.F*cking.Time. Eventually you got it that Peter wasn't a whore anymore. Oh, and let's not forget your fiancée, Angelica, who didn't want to talk to you anymore. It was kinda understandable, wasn't it? Dear Peter is playing you like the Philharmonic's conductor and he alternated between being hostile, affectionate, murderous, manipulative and horny. Let's not forget the (view spoiler)[death kid (hide spoiler)] either. He made you think. When you slowly peeled your life apart, it really helped you to realize how lonely and afraid (view spoiler)[Jesse (hide spoiler)] must have been. A dawning of understanding washed over you. It sure as heck was a real eye-opener to you. Peter was the (view spoiler)[Jesse (hide spoiler)] that could have been and some little piece of you believed the universe gave you a do-over. Thus, was I ever glad when you recognized and accepted your sexual orientation. Finally you were fully embracing the gay in all its glory."You want to have sex in a men's bathroom?""Huh? You said…Wasn't it a signal? Your coming in here? I read online that gay men did that.""Yah, int he 1960's, Austin. Or at a Republican National Convention. Not on the first date in the bathroom of a restaurant. In this century."Good?" Peter laughed, placing his hands on the floor at either side of my hips and leaning forward to my ear. "Hope you took notes. There will be an oral quiz later.""Notes? Fuck. I don't think I could repeat that if I had a video and step-by-step instructions."Video…mm.Although you still believed that you were unlovable. Austin, you are so f*cked up, and Peter was going to break you. That said, this special moment did come and finally you broke. It wasn't a visible fracture, and you didn't sob or explode into anguish. You didn't give in to your vomitus urge that came from the burst of self-loathing either. Yet you just shattered nonetheless.Your father and mother are hypocritical, abandoning, and homophobic assholes. Gah. You cracked me up, Austin, when you told your father about your ho-mo-seckshuul boyfriend. OMG, Austin Glass the Homo-extraordinaire Strikes Again! By the way, I loved your favorite term Butt Pirate.I really adored Angelica, your fiancée. Oops, I'm sorry, ex-fiancée. She's a very kind and uncomplicated woman. Even though you hurt her by being gay, she took it in stride eventually. I know you are grateful to have such a wonderful and understanding friend.Fact is, the cast of secondary characters is interesting and really great. Granted, I'm not very fond of Darryl, the prick, even though I enjoyed his bold mouth. Eeny meeny miney homo…Of course I liked Luis, your partner:"I said I'd had enough of this shit, you stupid stubborn ass.""I love you, too. Which is why I say this with respect: If you keep rubbing your face like that, I'm going to have to lift up skin to look you in the eyes."*******I had to grin, desperate though it was."Kiss it and make it all better, daddy?""Tell me again why I put up with you?""I always let you drive?""That's so you can stare at my cock.""I hear gay men are allergic to polyester and bad fashion. Your cock will always be safe."I liked the bipolar and hypomanic Cai. I'm not sure yet if I'll be joining the Cult of Cai, though. Besides, I don't think he's the next coming of Christ either. On the other hand, I have to admit that Cai is a very special and complex person. You know I think that Riley is super-duper sexy and the age difference between these two guys does intrigue me all the more. I laughed my ass off when you found this strange creature called cat.The cat? Looked maimed, or burned. Her random tufts of fur were indiscriminately stuck between bits of pink skin. It was like a four-year-old had used dust bunnies from under the bed to create a collage of fur on a burlap canvas. The cat reeked. The thing was a walking biohazard of stale tuna seeped in sun-soured milk.(…)"I've been at homicide scenes that smelled better than you," I told it.Purr."Dogs are okay, but I don't like cats."Blink.Do you know why I like dogs and not cats? Because when you're talking to dogs, they don't walk away in order to rim themselves."(…)With a sigh, I returned the notebook to the shelf and gave the masturbating cat a grimace."You're like a self-published pet porno." It ignored me. "I don't want to see this again," I warned it, flapping a hand at the self-gratification show.Austin, could you do me a favor? Do tell Dani that I loved Shattered Glass. I really dig his writing. It felt like a breath of fresh air and I had so much fun devouring your entertaining story. Dani’s writing is full of passion, that’s for sure, and I think he’s a man who loves to laugh because I really liked to indulge in his well-placed humor. Having said that, I’m pretty sure that Dani doesn’t take himself too seriously either. As it was, your story provided so many heartfelt laughs. I love it when a book can make me smile again and again and yet at the same time I really dug the emotional and sad moments, too. Do you want to know what else I did like? I adored the well-drawn and complex characters, the fantastic and hilarious dialogue, and the crazy-good plot. Boy, there was so much stuff going on here! Also, there were some nice twists that I didn’t see coming, and last but not least I really liked the hot and intimate smexy times. Austin, I hope you do appreciate it that I can’t think of anything that I disliked. I assure you that’s no mean feat because the more books I read the more critical I become. For once no lamenting at all. Be happy!Take care and all the best,BabaP.S. Tell Cai that I’m looking forward to reading his story. It's a long wait but we all know that good things come to those who wait.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Lauraadriana
    2019-02-03 06:41

    This book has me at a loss, because if this book can only have five stars, then I need to reevaluate every other book I've given five stars to. This book was just BRILLIANT.I'm going to go on a tangent for a minute, and just say that discovering this genre has changed my habits as a reader. I've always been a ravenous reader, but this genre, it's made me a glutton. I gobble up books frantically, some I like, some I don't like, some I hate, some I love, some I really love. But there is one thing that doesn't happen very often anymore...I am seldom SURPRISED. This book quite simply BLEW ME AWAY. I mean I love books all the time, I do, and I share my thoughts and all that, but you know what I rarely do? I rarely start writing love poems in my head about feeling cared about as a reader in the middle of reading them...I did with this book. Ok, so the story...Austin Glass is a detective for the Denver Police Department, he is engaged to be married to his fiancee Angelica, he's also a trust fund baby. Austin is a complicated man. He is callous, immature, superficial, self-deprecating, cynical, and can just be a big asshole sometimes. As messed up as he is, he's a nice guy, his life for the most part is pretty uncomplicated, he has one goal, to join the FBI. He has been working towards that since he joined the force, and he has taken careful steps to get there. He is a good cop and there is no reason why he can't get in...That is until the gets a peek at a pair of bunny slipers walking towards his table at Colorado's Finest Diner. The bunny slippers belong to Peter, the most beautiful man Austin has ever seen (and What the fuck? He's gay now?!). After Peter comes into the picture Austin's life as he knew it dissolves before his eyes, by his own doing. Everything is different now. Because there is finally something Austin wants so bad that he is willing to do anything to get it. The plot for the most part, is pretty straightforward. Straight cop falls for a guy that is involved in a case he is working on, things get out of hand. Love interest has a past, LOTS OF BAGGAGE, things come out, there are lies, corruption, there are twists, there are turns. Entertaining, solid crime novel.The thing that makes this book brilliant though is how this story was told. First of all, Austin Glass, his voice, it's the reason why God invented First Person POV. I knew Austin, everything about him. I understood him because he told me everything. Even the things he didn't want to know about himself. Austin's humor barrels right through cynical, and goes straight into the absurd, the shit he says, pure goodness. I was laughing the whole way through. He didn't just make me laugh though, he made me think hard too, more than once I was yanked out of a laugh with a sobering thought, or a hard truth that seriously, just left me speechless. His voice was so open, so guileless, so PRESENT...I felt like he was MINE. Peter and his Brothers Cai and Darryl, Austin's police partner Luis, his best friend Dave, his fiancee Angelica, they were all mine too because they were Austin's. With Austin it was all about realizations, he discovers who he really is, he understands the importance of feeling what he does for Peter. It takes him some time, he is a stubborn little fucker, but he gets there. At the same time, Peter is a difficult character too, he doesn't know how to trust, his whole life has been about protecting others. He is paying penance for things he did, even if the sins were never really his to begin with. All he knows how to do, is to sacrifice himself to atone for things that were put on his lap, so unfairly and too early in his life. All these things have made him broken. He's a whore, a hustler, a liar. Austin is not the guy to fix a broken boy, but they manage.I can go on for another ten pages about how much I loved this book, it is without a shadow of a doubt one of the best I've read in a long time. Amazing characters, great story, carefully and respectfully written. It has been a long time since I've read a book, and felt this cared for by a writer. I hope there is lots more coming from this author, because I want more.Do I recommend it? If I could MAKE people read this I would. All I can say is I STRONGLY encourage people to take a chance on it.

  • Rosalinda *KRASNORADA*
    2019-02-19 03:30

    ***I LOVED THIS BOOK EVEN MORE THE SECOND TIME!!!*** May 2013I just LOVED it, I can put into words what I feel for Peter *SIGH*. I just need Not So Innocent like NOW!Thanks Ladies for this great BR. I am sooooo glad you popped your cherry with this one! ---------PREVIOUS REVIEW------------- Feb 2013FIVE HILARIOUS & HOT STARS!!!I loved this book!!!This is the story about Austin & Peter, aka Rabbit.***AUSTIN*** "Tell me something good about your life"***PETER, AKA RABBIT*** "You" Austin is working for the FBI, he is about to get married and has a “perfect” life. Enter Peter, aka Rabbit (aka Bunny Slippers). He is the hottest red haired guy ever with the most beautiful blue eyes in the world. What, you don’t trust me? Ok, let Austin explain how blue Peter’s eyes are: Blue eyes. No, not just blue, blue like glacial waters, like romantic poems, like heavens and moonstones. Cornflower blue. And-Blue like romantic poems?What the ever-living fuck? Well, as you can imagine, after their first encounter Austin reconsiders his sexuality but he is sure that he is NOT gay. First, because he was engaged to a woman. Second, because he masturbated to images of women. Third, because people don’t wake up gay… and a lot of more stupid reasons…So what is the best idea he has? Yes, he goes to talk to Peter and tell him he is NOT gay. OMG! Austin seriously needs help! LOL”I am not gay”“Congratulations, would you like a medal?”“I already have a medal. For bravery, not for being gay. I think you made me gay.”“I made you gay? Is that better or worse than the person who made you stupid?” At this point I must sayI love reading about people discovering their sexuality , I am kinda tired of people saying ‘hey, he is 20, he should have realized before’. Come on! (view spoiler)[ go fuck yourselves (hide spoiler)]Austin has a hard time accepting he is gay so he decides to call his sexuality ”bunny-slipper-sexual”I loved the way Austin was totally attracted to Peter, like he could not stop thinking about him all day long. *SIGH*”I like you. Even though you’re probably a criminal and are going to get me thrown off the force. And you kicked me. Broke my nose. Made me gay and refuse to kiss me” I really want to quote the whole damn book because I bookmarked almost every single page! I mean, this is a perfectly written book, I loved loved loved all smart ass comments, it was HILARIOUS, SUPER DIVERTIDO!And yes, I agree with Austin, Thursdays suck BIG TIME!Thursdays are that awful place between halfway done and can’t quite see the finish line yetDays go by and Austin’s feelings get stronger because even though Peter looks like a criminal (or at least his family is) he is also a very special guy who takes care of his family. He is not selfish, he never asks for anything for him, they only thing he wants is protecting his family, specially his brothers Cai & Darryl.”Tell me something good about your life”“You”Austin realizes Peter is really a good guy and decides to help him no matter what, even if he loses his job… Even the road to Disneyland has potholes“Money is why I do that. Cai is why I breathe” Austin & Luis, his co-worker, are investigating a human trafficking operation and Peter is involved in the story so Austin has a hard time to decide if he should be professional or if he should follow his instincts and support Peter and his family (and animals lol).At the same time he has to deal with his father, who obviously won’t accept him being gay (which is not a problem because Austin doesn’t care).Funny thing is his father and his ex-fiancee will end up helping Peter and his brothers to prove their innocence. I don’t really want to spoil their love story and the investigation but I want everyone to read this AH-MAZING & hilarious book, I loved loved loved it! Come on guys, give it a try ;)”You don’t even know me”“Which makes it really weird to be falling for you, don’t you think?” Some of the best quotes on the second half of the book:*My brilliance could be measured in milligrams*I’d had better delivered kisses, but the Fourth of July had fewer fireworks than this one*Gay sex, one. Straight sex, zero.*”I prefer you overall”*”It’s a pull out, you two can share”.Over my dead, rotted-to-dust corpse! *”Your father also killed and maimed people for a living. How about we just place him in the Not-To-Emulate pile?”*”Your decorator? Seriously? How did you not know you were gay?”* You’ve already ruined your career, your marriage, possibly your partnership, definitely your reputation, and most likely your house. Are you really going to draw the line at taking a cat home?*”I liked it when you called it home” GOOSEBUMPS!*”And if your ass didn’t hurt I’d fuck you so hard into the mattress you’d forget every word except ‘more’ and ‘please’!”*”Sucking in bed is probably why he’s changing teams”.*”Am I anything like you thought?”“No”. You’re a million times better than I could have imagined *”Rabbit’s the rock we cling to when we’re drowning. He needs a mountain to hold him up, not another storm that’ll wear away at him”*”I love you. No you don’t. I don’t love you. Yes you do. Wah wah wah”*”Ask him something useful. Like does he love me not?”*“Do you know what I did to the last guy that called me Tinkerbelle?""Slept with him?"Darryl was silent for a second. "After that.”*"Hard-ons don't make you think less. They make you think stupid. Which makes me think you must have one 24/7.”*“I looked at our hands, caked and coated in red, but entwined. The pristine moment when they were clasped like that earlier in the day seemed weeks ago."Clean." Peter said."Can I get a water bottle or something to clean his hands?" "No. I'm...clean."I had missed who Peter was until that very moment.I had called him names and treated him callously. I had read every micro expression in a vacuum of how it related to Austin Glass. And in return Peter had cared for my wounds, treated me tenderly and assured me that he was HIV negative while bleeding out in a hallway of strangers *“Then I guess the rest of my life will be resigned to doggy style sex."*”I already found out that marriage isn’t what holds people together, Austin. And infidelity isn’t what tears them apart.” TRUE STORY!***BUDDY READ WITH LACI, RATCH, RAIN, RENEE & SHELLY******Forgot to mention, this is the first chapter of Cai's book. My lovely LACI sent me the link yesterday***["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Monique ~ Sinfully
    2019-02-06 08:31

    The writing is brilliant. The story riveting. The characters captivating.. What we are blessed with is a truly wonderful novel and a sheer delight to read ~ no matter the cost, this book is a gift and I thank you Dani Alexander for sharing it with us...This is the funniest book I have read this year, (crying laughing and totally in love with Austin) Your humour Dani is so seamlessly woven throughout the fabric of the book - and incorporates the romance and the crime thriller combined. This isn't a romance with a little action, or a thriller with a sprinkling of passion... it is simply the whole package, perfectly put together, with an epilogue that leaves us salivating for the next instalment... *wink* *wink*My review would never do justice to this book, it really is one of those you have to read to experience, to understand what a truly fabulous read it is. A friend of mine recently accused me of writing novella length reviews - If I put into words the wonders contained within, never mind the copious amounts of quotes I highlighted... this would be novel length! So I will endeavour to keep it short!!We meet Austin in a dingy dinner... Dazed and in a trance, totally captivated by the vision before him, like a diamond in the sky this boy before him shone so bright he was transfixed by his beauty."Blue eyes. No, not just blue, blue like glacial waters, like poems, like heavens and moonstones. Cornflower blue. And...Blue like romantic poems? What the ever-living fuck?Model beautiful, thick red hair and freckles, lots of piercing's, tattoos... Oh, and not forgetting the blue eyes!! This was the bus boy - and he was wearing bunny slippers!?!Austin doesn't know this boy, has never seen him before... he is confused, perplexed and having a major identity crisis! He couldn't understand how he could be having sexual thoughts and feelings for a MAN!... after all "he was NOT gay" So Austin does the only sensible thing he could think of - he ask's his friends!?! Then comes to the the lightbulb conclusion that it really isn't his fault... Oh no. It was Bunny slippers - he made him gay... there was no other explanation!?! Austin Glass is outrageously honest, to the point where most would think he is either joking or very rude, when in fact, he is just speaking his mind!... it's as though the words come tumbling out before his brain engages and there is a child like innocence behind his reasoning! His life is a dilemma... and like a petulant child he needs attention and he will stamp his feet 'till he gets it! Austin may be 26 years old but... he has the mental age of a hormonal teenager! Selfish in his opinions and no diplomacy skills WHATSOEVER!In the middle of all the shenanigans with Bunny slippers, Austin is investigating a human trafficking operation. So when the object of his obsession is thrown into the frame... his emotions are torn between trust and accusation and tossed back and forth between hope and despair!Bunny Slippers, does have a name... Peter Cotton or Rabbit as he is affectionately know as by his brothers Cai and Darryl. They are his life and reason for living, their welfare is paramount - especially Cai, who at 16 suffers from bipolar and depends on both Peter and Darryl, who in turn prostitute themselves to care for him... and, just to survive!The banter between Peter and Austin is hysterical... real laugh out loud funny! Peter keeps trying to push Austin away at every opportunity, emotionally distancing himself, but even open hostility is no deterrent for Austin.... He WANTS Peter. His body knows it and now even his mind is embracing it. YES!... he IS gay!The relationship between Austin and Peter is a slow burner... with all the baggage Peter carries, he is stoically guarding himself from pain and any attraction... with his first responsibility to Cai. He is attracted to Austin but uses sex to avoid any emotional issues, where Austin just uses his humour to deflect his fixation for the object of his devotion... Peter! Austin also has to deal with issues from his past, his father is a complete bastard and bigot as was his Grandfather, his mother is AWOL in Europe and has been for years and he is supposed to be getting married in 8 weeks!... oh, and to top it all off he also has a commitment phobia! Where Austin's life is an open book for all the world to see, and he is quite happy to let them, Peters life is hidden beneath complex layers. These layers are slowly peeled away, cleverly only allowing us to see glimpses of the man beneath and the turbulent and traumatic journey that brought him and his brothers into to Austin's world and the holy mess they now find themselves in. Peter might be a whore with steely resolve, but tiny sparks of emotion peak out of the cracks and give Austin hope... as he also sees the compassionate and strong man who cares for his brother... the man with a good heart!This book is not all fun and games with Austin and Peter, they find themselves caught up in the investigation, there is murder, drugs and a plethora of other vices turning all their lives upside down. There are a whole host of characters in this book all of them well developed and smoothly integrated in to the tale. Peters brother Cai is such a great character, I believe he deserves a mention... especially when the next book is focusing on him. He has a very damaged past and suffers with his bipolar, however the beauty and innocence of his heart glare at you through the pages, he is just so cute and expressive only wanting to please and I just wanted to delve in there and give him a hug!Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Dani Alexander for letting us enjoy this novel through the eyes of Austin Glass... being in his mind with all of his inner musings, turmoil's, confusions and epiphanies was a joy. I am sure I now have permanent wrinkles from the constant grin on my face throughout this book. I was as captivated and enthralled by him... as he was with Bunny Slippers!This is an excellent book... please do not wait to read it as I did! It is a true gem... read it now!For more reviews, please visit...Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews

  • Vishous
    2019-01-29 04:24

    I will keep this short and to the point!1. best book ever!2. why did it take me so long to read it?!?!3. best main characters ever!4. one of the best dialogues ever!5. Austin is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G-!I swear to God I laughed almost at everything that came out of his mouth!6. Peter is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G-!I love you Peter <3 and your bunny slippers...7. I can not wait to read Cai's story!8. if you haven't read it, don't be like me and READ THE BOOK!you will not regret it!9. I think I fell in love with a book :)10. I think I will die until my paperback comes because I seriously need to hold that book in my arms...“Overthinking. It’s like a disease with you. They should make pills for it.”“They do. Little blue ones that drive the blood from the brain straight to the [email protected]”“Hard-ons don’t make you think less. They make you think stupid. Which makes me think you must have one 24/7.”"Thanks. I can sleep on the sofa.”You can damn well sleep in my [email protected] bed. “It’s a pull out, you two can share.” Over my dead, rotted-to-dust corpse! After Cai murdered me, of course."His lips twitched, but he didn’t say no. I took that as ‘Oh, you sexy devil, Austin, I want to do you right here, but I’m super-duper excited about our date so I’ll wait’. I was paraphrasing, of course."

  • James
    2019-02-13 02:16

    After starting the Reading Challenge, I filled my "To Read" list with tons of crime thrillers, cozy mysteries and historical fiction novels. I've switched back and forth between the cozy and the grisly murders to my fascination with history and the complexities of family dramas... after 20 novels, I found myself wanting something different. I'm not one to read romance stories though I do enjoy quintessential "chick flick" films... either way, I stumbled upon Shattered Glass mostly because that was a title I was considering for a family drama in which I had started the outline [now I think I'll call it "Watching a Glass Shatter." I digress... back to Dani Alexander's "Shattered Glass."After reading some reviews and the love affair with bunny slippers (don't ask, you have to read it to understand), I thought to myself "this one may have potential" and ordered it online. When it arrived, I was just finishing the new Harry Potter book (talk about a vastly different world) but got to it the next day. It's about 350 pages long, so I expected about 5 to 6 hours of a read for me, so probably 5 days given that I have about an hour a day where I have time to read. Perhaps because it was a weekend, or maybe I chose to make more time because of how engaging it was, it only took me 2 days.Mind you, I have nothing to compare it to when it comes to either romance or gay fiction, having read very little of either, yet it feels like it's at the top of its category. It had mystery and intrigue, crime and thrills, some romance (well, mostly sex) and very bold characters that bordered on obnoxius and charming all at the same time (in a good way). I could never be best friends with either of the main characters as they would eventually annoy the hell out of me, but anyone would be blessed to have a friendship with either Austin or Peter given their intensity and committment to learning about each other.Could something like this ever really happen? Seems far-fetched, but I could be naive on the subject. Would someone really give up their entire career given the risks being taken? I suppose if they wanted to get out of their job, yes, but Austin seemed to love his job. It is fiction though, so I hold my disbelief given the amazing characters that are created and the sarcastic but real dialogue contained throughout the whole story.If you're looking for something with some spice, intrigue, passion and witty humor, definitely give it a read. If you are a bit faint of heart when it comes to this kinda stuff, it may be too much for a first read! I'll definitely read the second book in the series and will probably add it to the lineup for later this year after an Agatha Christie story and a cozy about a librarian who solves crimes.About MeFor those new to me or my reviews... here's the scoop: I read A LOT. I write A LOT. And now I blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at, where you'll also find TV & Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I've visited all over the world. And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Vote in the poll and ratings. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.

  • Loederkoningin
    2019-01-29 02:39

    Is this a conspiracy or mere coincidence? I can just SMELL a conspiracy...I wasted so much money on crappy books, only to find that the truly incredible ones are either free - The Administration (wtf!), Captive Prince (wtf!), I'm sure there are more examples, still a bit green when it comes to m/m, but working on that! - ..Right. They're either free or... $ 2,99.Hell! The chapter titles in Shattered Glass alone are worth more than $ 2,99! This book was a complete surprise! As cheesy as the models on the cover look, so extraordinary and brilliant is Shattered Glass itself. Alexander crams so much creativity, plot, sparkling dialogue, three dimensional characters and humor into 350 pages...I have 9 pages of highlighted sentences on my ereader: the book is one big one liner! (My body refused to allow me a suave, steady hand for my first blow job, "Late night with Angelica?" "A male prostitute." "you should watch what you say. One day someone's going to take you seriously.") I'm fairly certain that I never laughed so hard during a sex scene that managed to be dirty hot at the same time. And I haven't even mentioned those well-written tender moments yet. Alexander truly nailed it.In essence, this is a coming out story. But it only very subtly touches upon the angst and intolerance that can unfortunately accompany such a step. Instead Alexander takes you on a hilarious, entertaining trip during which the narrator, smart ass and trust fund baby Austin Glass, strives to thoroughly embrace the gay.So this Austin Glass... he's 26, about to marry a beautiful woman, his ambitions as a Detective are paying off; a career at the FBI never seemed closer. Then a freckled and pierced redhead with a killer bod serves him in a diner and life sucker punches Austin in the gut and while its at it also royally fucks him over. The redhead becomes an obsession. Worse, it's a Peter. So he's a guy, yes. Which makes His life spirals out of control rapidly: his marriage is suddenly a sham, his career on the rocks, his father - a public figure - hates "faggots" and the sexy Peter turns out to be damaged goods; a male whore and a suspect in a murder case. Austin has tinier problems as well: because how the hell does gay sex work? I felt like James Bond or Maxwell Smart - Inspector Clouseau? - furtively glancing left and right before following Peter into the bathroom. "What are you doing?", he asked, briefly glancing at the hand I used to pull him into a stall. I raised my brows and tugged his belt loose once we were inside, door closed. "I thought it was obvious?""You want to have sex in a men's bathroom?""Huh? You said...Wasn't it a signal? Your coming in here? I read online that gay men did that.""Yah, in the 1960's Austin. Or at a Republican National Convention. Not on the first date in the bathroom of a restaurant. In this century."Recommending books is risky business. But Shattered Glass I wholeheartedly recommend. It's fun, fun, fun and way too cheap! I'm out of here, going to add hundreds ofShattered Glass quotes. Go get it!Now that I've read this book a 2nd time, I realize that there's far too much plot, especially towards the end too much is going on, while there's not nearly enough Austin/Peter bonding. Oh well, I still dig the humor and creativity.;)

  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    2019-02-07 02:37

    Reading my first M/M :D with mi amor Rosalinda,*.Amaia.*,Gema,Shannon ,Karen,Anne,Bev :) This is the funniest book I have read this year!!!!!I am totally in love with Austin!!!This book was a complete surprise!Alexander crams so much creativity,plot,sparkling dialogue,three dimensional characters and humor!!!Austin Glass is about to marry a beautiful woman, he has a career at the FBI never seemed closer.Then a freckled and pierced redhead with a killer bod serves him in a diner and life sucker punches Austin in the gut and while its at it also royally fucks him over.The redhead becomes an obsession.Worse, it's a Peter. So he's a guy.Which makes life spirals out of control rapidly: his marriage is suddenly a sham, his career on the rocks and the sexy Peter turns out to be damaged goods. A male whore and a suspect in a murder case.Austin has tinier problems as well: because how the hell does gay sex work :D Peter Rabbit,the other estimable MC will surprise you constantly!!He has a wicked history,also sarcastic aged well beyond his 20 years.You will fall head over heals in love with these two!! I'm making a lot of serious thoughts about this story, which is very funny and will make you laugh out loud a few times,because Austin doesn't have a filter between his brain and his mouth!!!!! :)""Your daughter is gay?Where all these gay people coming from?Gay friends.Gay daughters of friends.Gay sisters-in-law.Gay suspects.I ask one guy for a kiss and suddenly I'm living in Ancient Greece.":D" (Austin)"Your hair is wet like it's been rainin,but it's near ninety outside.You glare at me for a good ten minutes before you come over.Sit across from me in my booth,without an invitation.Don't introduce yourself.Don;t say hello.You announce you're not gay but that I made you gay and I am confusing?? :D( Peter)Highly recommended. Looking forward to reading Cai's story, and what the younger guy is up to!!!

  • Christy
    2019-02-11 04:32

    5 Fantastic and Funny Stars!!!!! Before I go on and on about how much I loved this book, let me introduce you to these two guys...DETECTIVE AUSTIN GLASSAND

PETER ‘RABBIT’Austin is a twenty six year old detective, he is engaged to the beautiful Angelica, and on track to becoming an FBI agent. He is a trust fund baby, who has no relationship with his parents. While working on a case, Austin stumbles into a diner to meet an informant. Then he sees him. Bunny Slippers. Bunny slippers has red hair, blue eyes, and Austin is completely enamored with him. He can’t get this guy out of his head. It questions everything he’s ever thought about himself... Why am I attracted to this man? I like women.. WTF... The hilarious Austin even makes a list of reasons why he cannot be gay. It must just be bunny slippers... There was no way gay men watched as much ESPN as I did- another check to the ‘not gay’ column.After days pass, he still can’t stop thinking about him. He can’t explain it, so he decides to confront the guy... It doesn’t go over too well...“I’m not gay.”“Congratulations. Would you like a medal?”
“I already have a medal. For bravery, not for being gay. I think you made me gay.”
“I made you gay? Is that better or worse than the person who made you stupid?”Eventually, Austin comes to terms with his sexuality. But how will it ever work with these two? Austin is a cop, Peter is into some questionable things... The case Austin is working on complicates things even more. Peter is involved to some extent. Their relationship is complicated to say the least. They can’t trust each other, but they have this connection, this chemistry that can’t be denied. Austin doesn’t want to feel the way he does for Peter, but he can’t stop it. This book was perfect! I mean the perfect combination of action, suspense, love, sex, drama, and it was so funny, I couldn’t stand it!!! There is a lot going on in the plot- many twists and turns, things I didn’t see coming, which I am not going to go into as I feel that it would spoil the story- but there is some criminal activity, mystery, investigations etc. on top of Austin and Rabbit’s story. Austin is my favorite type of character. Sarcastic, a bit arrogant, can be an asshole but is also sweet, sexy and funny as hell! It’s been a while since a character has made me laugh as much as this guy did! I absolutely adored him from the start! Peter took me a while to warm up to, at the beginning of the book- I wasn’t sure how I felt about him, but I ended up loving him too. Peter is a complex character, he has a crazy past, but he is a loving and completely devoted big brother, and even though he is only twenty- he is so much older at heart. I am KICKING MYSELF for waiting as long as I did to read this one! I couldn’t put it down. Such a wonderful story. I laughed throughout the entire book and highlighted over 100 lines, but it was emotional for me too... There were several parts that had me in tears. The writing was excellent, the characters were fabulous- and not just the MC’s- I loved Austin’s parter Luis, and Darryl and Cai. I can’t wait for more from this author! I’m sure the next book will be just as good (Cai and hopefully Riley?) Some of my favorite FUNNY lines...Fact: Wednesday is commonly referred to as “hump day”- a.k.a Austin’s favorite day. “You’re rich, spoiled, and used to getting your way.”
“Not true. If I had my way you would have kissed me and ridden me like a cowboy while screaming ‘yee-haw.’”“You want to have sex in a men’s bathroom?”
“Huh? You said... Wasn’t it a signal? You coming in here? I read online that gay men did that.”
“Yah, in the 1960’s, Austin. Or at a Republican National Convention. Not on the first date in the bathroom of a restaurant in this century.”My ex-girlfriend was right- men do suck.“Asshole,” I muttered.“Was that a directive?”“Sucking in bed is probably why he’s changing teams.”“This relationship can only take one smart ass if its going to survive.”“Do you know what I did to the last guy that called me Tinkerbelle?”
“Slept with him?”
Darryl was silent for a second. “After that.”

Other lines I just LOVED“I’m not jealous over a guy I met a week ago.” Yes, I was. Fucking ridiculously jealous over a guy I met a fucking, lousy-ass, goddamn week ago. “You have all the power, Austin.”
“Is that what you believe? Do you think I have any power when it comes to you?”Maybe Peter was the answer. The problem and the answer. The answer without being a solution. “No strings attached. Unless you want strings.”“People aren’t always who they seem, Detective. Am I anything like you thought?”
“No,” I admitted. You’re a million times better than I could have imagined. “Rabbit’s the rock we cling to when we’re drowning. He needs a mountain to hold him up, not another storm that’ll wear away at him.”“Be selfish, Austin. Thats the only begging I can do. Be selfish.”

And my most favorite line of the whole book.... “Tell me something good about your life,” “You.”I will leave you with one more thing.........

  • Kat ☠
    2019-01-21 05:27

    "And fuck it, I'm not gay. Goddammit. I'm bunny-slipper-sexual?"(Before anyone who has read this complains - I know, I know, my bunny slipper wearer doesn't remotely resemble Peter but I couldn't find a redheaded bunny slipper wearer, so, Norman Reedus it is. He's a handsome alternative, no?)WARNING! Read at your own risk as this review WILL contain gratuitous bunny images. Why?Because it's (kinda) appropriate with the book and, let's face it, they are always super cute to look at and are never sinister. Right?! RIGHT?!Let's move things along shall we?Oh man, I had an absolute blast reading this. It had a bit of everything.So, you've got your wealthy, STRAIGHT and engaged to the woman of his dreams, Detective Austin Glass. . . . . . who's also in love with his car, Arturo.Bunny slippers wearing whore, Peter Dyachenko.Some instantly smitten kitten behaviour. . .. . . which leads to confusion for Austin about his sexuality.Did I mention sexual tension? Because there was plenty of that.Phew! I need to cool down at the mention of the tension. (apparently I rhyme now) Amusing repartee.Heartbreaking back stories. Yes stories. Plural.A very engrossing crime sub plot.Bad dudes.Danger.Scares.Austin announcing his now realised sexuality often at the most inappropriate times. Excellent secondary characters.Cai. . .Darryl. . .Luis. . .Angelica (Jessica Rabbit. Geddit?!). . .Begone the Cat (yeah, I know I'm breaking my bunny theme but I'm not Googling mangy bunnies, capisce?). . .A more than satisfying epilogue.(Look! It's an Austin & Peter selfie!)It was hi-larious. . .. . . and never boring.For me, it was a completely compelling story.I loved it.Now I just need Cai's story. I don't want to be forced to shoot the bunnies. . .(I wouldn't really do such a thing.). . . so please, Dani Alexander, if you wouldn't mind, yeah?(There's no point to this gif I just think it's creepy as fuck)

  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    2019-01-31 03:23

    5 'Holy Fucking Christ, Dear Sweet Mother of God' this book was fucking AWESOME starsBeing gay wasn’t like changing eye colors; you couldn’t just get contacts and “Whammo!”— gayness."I like you. Even though you’re probably a criminal and are going to get me thrown off the force. And you kicked me. Broke my nose. Made me gay and refused to kiss me."I have to warn you in advance, when I get excited about something, I tend to swear like a sailor with tourette's syndrome. You've been warned... FUCKITY FUCKING FUCK but this book was awesome! I don't even have the words to describe how much I loved it. I'm pretty sure I highlighted every single word that came out of Austin's mouth. I couldn't stop myself. He was like a lingual Midas. Everything that came out of the man's mouth was pure gold.I wasn’t gay. You don’t go twenty-six years before the gay gene suddenly just kicks in. It didn’t work like that. I was sure of it. Not that I knew that much about being gay. I had one friend with same-sex orientation, and Dana hadn’t spoken to me since I asked her to describe her honeymoon in graphic detail— and then made vibrator noises. Awww, Austin, don't fretFuck it, I’m not gay. Goddammit. I’m bunny-slipper-sexual? Really? Done and DONE!Now come to mama Austin!This book was like the perfect set up for a joke: A detective, a whore, and a demonic looking cat walk into a diner...But I digress, so let's get to the review shall we?Austin Glass seemingly has it all, a great job as a detective with the FBI lined up, a more than healthy trust fund that keeps him in $2000 suits for work, a charming personality that seems to get him whatever he wants, a wise crack for every occasion, and a loving fiance. There's just one problem that he seems to have now. After seeing a certain redheaded busboy in bunny slippers, Austin can't seem to stop thinking about him. Which proves to be a bit of a problem. How does a man that has been engaged 4 times, and cheated on each woman with the next one, all of a sudden find himself fantasizing aboutI’m not gay.""Congratulations. Would you like a medal?" Bunny Slippers asked. "I already have a medal. For bravery, not for being gay. I think you made me gay." "I made you gay? Is that better or worse than the person who made you stupid?"That is quite the conundrum you got yourself there Austin. Perhaps there's a book you can read that might help you out?Hmmm....well maybe you can talk to a gay friend or something? Maybe talk to your partner's gay daughter? I think he offered...I don’t give a shit if your daughter is gay or your whole fucking lineage is taking it up the ass. They’re not me. Unless you have some unique perspective on why I’m suddenly checking out guys’ asses, then I’m just going to go with the redhead that takes it up the ass and hope he has a shitfucking answer." Or a goddamn roadmap of how to deal with a sudden attraction to penises might be helpful, too.Well sure, I guess you could do that too.I think I read this entire book with a big goofy grin on my face. I don't think there was one thing about it I disliked. Everything was just fucking awesome!Austin's internal musingsDear God, he’d broken my nose, charged me for sex, kicked me, made me look like an idiot, and all I wanted to do is bang the sense out of him with my dick.Austin's banter with his partnerToday is hump day, Luis." I lolled my head to the side and blinked prettily at my partner. "Don’t make me lock you in a cell, Glass." "What kind of gifts do people give their partner on hump day? Lube? Vibrators? Issues of Bazooms with a box of tissues?"And most especially, Austin's banter with PeterYou’re frustrating." "I’m adorable." "From a distance," Peter admitted— grudgingly."Up close, I’m sexy as hell." "You’re rich, spoiled and used to getting your way," he said stubbornly. "Not true. If I had my way you would have kissed me and ridden me like cowboy while screaming ‘yeehaw’."This book had everything; humor, suspense, mystery, action. And when we finally have some action between Peter and Austin...Major swoon!How the fuckidy fuck did I go so long without reading this book? What is wrong with me? Wait! Don't answer that. But in all seriousness, this book was simply the best. Thank you my PPE, Pervy, for giving me the friendly shove to read this one. You are the bestest! *muah*Now I could probably keep sitting here and ramble on and on about how much I loved this, and quite possibly put in like 50 other quotes I like. But that is all you will be getting from me. Stop reading my review and go read this book!!!And I thank youFor more reviews visit:Dirty Girl Romance Book Blog P.S.I need the next book like yesterday! Cai! I want it! I need it! Gimme gimme gimme!Dear Dani Alexander, what do I have to promise you to get this book? My first born? A kidney? An ovary? For the love of Jebus, WHAT?!Ok...I think my manic episode is done now. Really. Don't judge me!

  • Val ⚓️ ShamelessBitchySKANKY ⚓️ Steamy Reads
    2019-01-29 02:16

    4.5 StarsThis was really good and I really enjoyed it. Austin was totally my brand of super HI-larious funny.The story line took some turns I wasn't expecting and I really enjoyed the plot and the characters. There are so many other awesome Bunny Slipper reviews out there, so I'm not going to try and re-invent the wheel here. But I will say this: My only gripe with this book is that there was a LOT of build up to some VERY awesome sex scenes.Sex scenes that never really came to fruition. Now, I'm not saying that I always need some cinnamon in my latte...but when you hand me the Starbucks cup and wave the cinnamon shaker in my face - I expect you to deliver. But there was no delivery to be had here. Oh well. Looking forward to reading book two!Thanks for the rec Allison!XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXRecommended by my home skillet Allison! Here I go!

  • Ami
    2019-01-29 08:28

    This is one of those "strange" things that can happen when you're in a company of a good book. Here are few reasons that should make me dislike this book:One, it is looong. It clocks around 450+ pages on my Kindle. Man, I don't think I even read a lot of mainstream novels that are more than 450 pages. Two, the main characters are actually not that likeable. Austin Glass, the detective, is (I'm using Dani Alexander's words in the book to describe him) "cruel, superficial, spoiled, and really fucked up emotionally". Austin even admits that he cheats often to escape commitment. And Austin is actually engaged with an older woman who used to sleep with his father. Icky alert!While Peter, the love interest, is (again using Dani Alexander's words in the book) "obsessive, snarky, bossy, controlling, sleeps with men for money, uses sex to deflect conversations, and manipulative". Their relationship is volatile at the very least. Three, the story is far fetched -- within two weeks, Austin learns that he is gay, sleeps with a suspect, conceales evidence of his lover's crime, houses a murdered, pisses off his fellow cops, and best friends with criminal. Seriously, the story is just over the top crazy; with twists and turns that rival reality TV.BUT ... I can't stop reading it!! Losing a couple of good hours of my nap time to finish it. All those 450+ pages don't matter because I keep on clicking my Kindle to find out what happens next. Borrowing another Dani Alexander's term introduced in this book, I guess the story is just "adorkable". It's like crack. I mean it. It doesn't really deal with simple stuffs either. There are: suicide history, prostitution, dirty cops, rape cases (off screen), murder, Albanian mother, Russian mafia connection, Russian names, bipolar disorder, and a mangy cat named Begone (that might or might not be a demon in disguise :p). The craziness works, and the language flows really nicely. Dani Alexander doesn't use flowery dramatic language, which truly helps for a story like this. Plus, some of those one liners are awesome; the story is simply enganging with all the hilarity it provides.I guess now I will be one of those people waiting (not-so) patiently for Cai and Riley's story.

  • ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
    2019-02-17 00:37

    ~~BUDDY READ WITH MISH & CORY~~I apologize in advance for what I know is a ranty review, not my usual style, but this is most definitely a case of Everyone-Loved-It-But-Me.This book was SO. DAMN. LONG. Nearly 400 pages of repetitive, tedious babble, as narrated by Austin Glass, who is either a sociopath or just a really big fucking asshole:I didn’t mourn her loss; nor did I think about the fact that I had caused her death. I had more important things to do. I spent the night fighting with Peter over the remote control. PRIORITIESAustin is a selfish, spoiled, self-indulgent cheater. His “love” interest is Peter, whom Austin refers to as a “whore” throughout most of the book. Mind you, Peter’s no gem: I’ve sucked and fucked enough to figure out that one dick is just like another, one vagina isn’t any more special than another, and I’ve got more important things to do than looking for a new trick every night. WHO KNEW?This book meandered and dragged. There were numerous typos and editing issues (e.g., quote above). The romance, if you can call it that, took a backburner to the crime/mystery/drama/angst, whatever the fuck you want to call the plot that strained all credibility. The, uh, sweetness about killed me:Peter and I had finally settled the monogamy argument. We didn’t choose it because of society; or because we needed to be faithful to prove anything. We chose to be monogamous because we didn’t want to worry about condoms and HIV. It was hedonistic, really.YOU DON'T SAY?The tone was full of snark and what I think was supposed to pass as humor. I just found it gauche and mean-spirited. When the MCs are unlikeable and the plot is boring as fuck with an unbelievable Oh-I’m-actually-gay revelation, and brimming with overly involved mothers and too many secondary characters to shake a stick at, what’s left? Yeah, not much. Then there’s the little cliffy at the end, a perfect little set-up for book 2. That shit just gives me a headache.

  • * Meli Mel *
    2019-01-20 01:32

    ***5 Hilarious Bunny Slipper Stars***“I'm not gay.” That wasn't what I meant to say.“Congratulations. Would you like a medal?” Bunny Slippers asked.“I already have a medal. For bravery, not for being gay. I think you made me gay.”“I made you gay?” He set down the napkin he was holding. “Is that better or worse than the person who made you stupid?”Austin Glass is engaged and already preparing for his upcoming wedding. He comes from a wealthy family and is working with the FBI. Everything soon changes when he meets "Bunny Slippers" --who works in a diner-- which was what he was staring at when he was waiting for an informant to arrive. There is something about him that called him and it all started with those bunny slippers. He finds him beautiful and intriguing. Soon, he finds himself questioning if he might in fact be gay and finds the truth in all of the emotions and memories of his past that he has kept deeply buried inside himself. And f*ck it, I'm not gay. Goddammit.I'm bunny-slipper-sexual?*****************“The fact that I was more comfortable owning up to the slippers thing and not the c*cksucker thing was mildly disturbing. I’d rather have a footwear fetish than a sudden attraction to penises? Yeah, that sounded about right."*****************...Bunny Slippers propped his shoulder against the wall, cocking his head slightly as he looked toward my car. My breath halted. I was sure he couldn't see me through the darkened windows, but somehow, it felt like he was seeing right into my slipper-obsessed soul.The bunny slippers, a different pair --and how many did he have for f*ck's sake?I freaking LOVED Austin!!! He was so freaking hilarious! I loved his witty humor, even if it was a tad bit on the rude side, who cares, I LOVED it! Then when he accepts he is gay, he wasn't annoying about how he really wasn't. He embraced it and didn't care what others thought of him, even if it still did hurt a bit. He was really honest, brutally at times, and made no apologies for being himself. He felt unworthy of love due to his parents never really giving him any. So I really enjoyed seeing how Peter affected him and making him question love. He went through a very tough situation as a teen. He lost a friend and never really dealt with it. So, he hides behind his sarcasm and jokes so no one can see him completely. But soon Peter changes everything and he finds himself willing to do almost anything for him, even if they have only have met in such a short amount of time.I LOVED Peter aka "Bunny Slippers" too! He was only twenty years old but he was so mature for his age. He had to raise and support himself and Cai--who is bipolar-- with the help of Darryl by any means possible, which led him to prostitution. Peter loves them both dearly, so he would do absolutely anything to make sure they are safe and taken cared of. Which is what he does when Cai is accused of murder. His upbringing was really terrible, I felt for him and all that he had to witness at such a young age. When Austin shows interest in him, he thinks that all he wants is his body, that he can never be interested in the person. It was really sad that he had to learn how to hide his emotions so well so that no one would worry about him. He was the one always caring for others and never asking for anything in return. I really loved him!“Rabbit's the rock we cling to when we're drowning. He needs a mountain to hold him up, not another storm that'll wear away at him.”****************"You're a manipulative as*hole, you know that?""You love it.""Only when your manipulations are to get into my pants.""Yes, my so clever manipulations to get into your pants. What were those again?""Breathing. Talking. Existing."*****************"You're rich, spoiled and used to getting your way," he said stubbornly."Not true. If I had my way you would have kissed me and ridden me like a cowboy while screaming 'yeehaw'.""What makes you think you won't ride me?"*****************”Tell me something good about your life”“You”Overall, it was really well written and I loved all of Austin's inner dialogue. It was so funny to see the banter between Austin and Luis as well. The chemistry between the two main characters was very enjoyable. Their relationship was built slowly. There was steam although not a lot but still it was good. The secondary characters were highly entertaining. I really liked Darryl, he had funny moments and was loyal. I absolutely loved Cai, he was really intelligent, talented and had an innocence that just endeared you. I wanted to hug him and keep him in my pocket! It was so cute how he ended up having a crush on Riley. I am SO excited and HIGHLY anticipating Cai's story! I LOVED this book and I can't say enough how good it was to me. I definitely recommend you give this a try.

  • Shurrn
    2019-01-24 07:12

    A book which gleefully oscillates between seriousness and silliness... The only thing more rewarding than reading this book was finally figuring out what all "Bunny Slipper" status updates were about...“I’m not gay.” That wasn’t what I meant to say. At least not so bluntly. It had just become a mantra as I drove across town. Repeated over and over so many times that, by the time I stood in the diner, confronted once again by this visceral attraction to a perfect stranger, the words tumbled out.“Congratulations. Would you like a medal?” Bunny Slippers asked.“I already have a medal. For bravery, not for being gay. I think you made me gay.”“I made you gay?” He set down the napkin he was holding. “Is that better or worse than the person who made you stupid?” This book was one of the four big players in the MM Romance genre for 2013, and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to do a buddy read of this with the GCR Group who were celebrating M/M March. This book would be entertaining for the solo reader, but I also recommend this for a book club. The eroticism doesn't permeate the text, and there is enough character development and seriousness to prompt many interesting conversations...Shattered Glass is a combination of:crime drama,coming out angst,haunted pasts,touching connections,laugh out loud humor,murder mystery,brotherly love,general awkwardness,and steamy sexual situations...AUSTIN GLASSI was not insecure. I was a perfectly normal combination of arrogant and narcissistic. Logan is a straight-laced detective on track to join the FBI. He's also a trust-fund kid with a huge ego and a fiancé. So when he finds himself sexually attracted to a redheaded bus boy at a local diner, he is obviously knocked for a loop.... And the knocks just keep coming for Detective Glass...PETER "RABBIT" COTTON“Everyone is your competition.” Peter lifted his hand to his eyes and began lowering it incrementally. “It goes normal human beings, crazies, republicans, my hand, imaginary characters, corpses and then, in a moment of lustful psychosis, you.” By the time he was done, his hand was below the table. Peter comes from a rough past - one which slowly reveals its dark depths as the book progresses. He isn't a mere busboy at the diner, he's the owner - the ex-cop who took him in off the streets left it to him in his will.Together Peter and Austin spell trouble - their attraction is more than merely dangerous for Austin's career, it could quite possibly be deadly...There were so many heavy subjects packed into this book... lovingly wrapped in humor... I think a less competent author might have crumbled under the pressure of the undertaking. As it is, Dani Alexander has creating an amazingly balanced novel which I can't help but recommend...There was a single POV from Austin's perspective though out the book, and his awkwardness shined through brilliantly.The show was kind of stolen in the personality department by Peter's little brother Cai - whose past and present are heart-wrenching. He is emotionally unstable and wise beyond his years. “Cruelty is an effortless answer to fear.”“Who said that?”“Um… me?”“You’re too wise for your own good.”“You’re too cynical for yours,” The next book in this series (Not So Innocent) is Cai's story... We all hope it will be published, but I couldn't tell you when to save my life - Dani Alexander's Slashfiction site says "published 2012" GoodReads says "Published 2014" but they are all lying liars who tell all the lies... I will await the next installment. I will not, however, be holding my breath for a quick release...Some of My Favorite Moments:(view spoiler)[Blue eyes. No, not just blue, blue like glacial waters, like romantic poems, like heavens and moonstones. Cornflower blue. And— Blue like romantic poems? What the ever-living fuck?Apparently this was an awesome time to not only discover I had a bunny slipper fetish, but to violate someone’s arm in public. Some guy’s arm.I flipped off a street sign that didn’t conform to my need to go right, earning a glare from a misunderstanding motorist who yelled, “Cocksucker!” as I passed. I briefly considered rolling down my window and explaining that I was not, in fact, a cocksucker; that it was just that one fantasy. And besides, I was fairly sure I had a bunny slipper fetish, not a cock sucking fixation. That seemed like a lot of information to impart in the second and a half we had before he pulled ahead of me, so I let it slide.Naked things. With a guy. Naked things with a guy. Surreal.[...]Jesus! Okay, that’s just disturbing.“Do you know any gay guys?” I asked when he picked up the phone.“Why? Are you switching teams?” I heard the low chuckle on the other end.“I’m not sure. Maybe,” I answered sincerely. He laughed again, because that’s what everyone did when I told the truth. It was a little disconcerting.There was no way gay men watched as much ESPN as I did— another check to the 'not gay' column.“I’m not gay.” That wasn’t what I meant to say. At least not so bluntly. It had just become a mantra as I drove across town. Repeated over and over so many times that, by the time I stood in the diner, confronted once again by this visceral attraction to a perfect stranger, the words tumbled out.“Congratulations. Would you like a medal?” Bunny Slippers asked.“I already have a medal. For bravery, not for being gay. I think you made me gay.”“I made you gay?” He set down the napkin he was holding. “Is that better or worse than the person who made you stupid?”“Worse,” I answered automatically. Then I computed what he said. Ouch. “I have a degree.”“What are pointless and obtuse bits of information, Alex?”“Austin,” I corrected.“Right now, you’re Alex.”“What?” This conversation wasn’t going at all like I planned.“This is Jeopardy, right? You give all the answers, I tell you the questions?”And fuck it, I’m not gay. Goddammit.I’m bunny-slipper-sexual?You fail at prostitution.“A gay? I don’t think it’s a noun.”“You’re not just short a few sandwiches,” he said, lip curling up in disgust. “Your picnic is missing the basket and blanket. There’s not even ants at your picnic.”“Everyone is your competition.” Peter lifted his hand to his eyes and began lowering it incrementally. “It goes normal human beings, crazies, republicans, my hand, imaginary characters, corpses and then, in a moment of lustful psychosis, you.” By the time he was done, his hand was below the table.My case was unraveling before my eyes, but I had a date with Peter on Saturday. He might not even stab me in the face during it.It amazed me what constituted a victory these days.“I like you,” I said honestly. “Even though you’re probably a criminal and are going to get me thrown off the force. And you kicked me. Broke my nose. Made me gay and refused to kiss me.”“Tell me something good about your life,” I whispered, needing to hear that he wasn’t as broken as I thought him to be.Peter breathed into the handset for about two minutes. I began wondering if he was about to hang up, or had fallen asleep, when he answered. “You.”YouThat one word. Maybe nothing else mattered but that. Maybe all that mattered was that I wanted to hear his snarky comments about my tie and make him laugh in spite of his best attempt not to.Maybe all that mattered was I was mostly accepting the gay.What I knew, beyond a doubt, was that if I continued to deny who I was, I’d end up with my service revolver in my mouth.“Better cock than steel,” I said wryly...I was not insecure. I was a perfectly normal combination of arrogant and narcissistic.“I just didn’t care what they thought. They were a means to— whoa, hello. That’s a penis.”My throat constricted, a ball of humiliation pushing upwards from my stomach. My mouth still stung from his kiss. The attraction still hovering between us made me sick. All his lies, his manipulations, the hostility, the teasing, and I still wanted him.“My whole life has been upside down since I met you! A little confliction is—.”“Not my fault. Your confliction is not my fault or my problem.”The laugh that pushed out of me had more air than humor. “You’re right. I’m not your problem. Not your type. Not your anything. I’ve ignored all your hostile rejections, the insults and the lies. You wanted me to leave you alone. I’m finally listening, Peter.”I sat on my sofa, pounding Johnny Walker Black like it was my new bride and this was our honeymoon.“Are you going to join?”Yes. Fuck, yes. Yes on four different levels— one of them pleading. “No,” I replied.I didn’t care about what I just said to Peter. Didn’t notice the awkward silence or care that I was giggling and suspended from my job and being used by a whore to help a sociopath. I just closed my eyes to it all and let Johnny Walker lead me back to our honeymoon suite.When did my life become a series of lectures and scoldings from a twenty-year-old whore?“You’re hard.”“Yeah well, I keep trying to explain to my dick that you’re a lying, manipulative whore, but it has selective hearing and chooses to focus on that last part.”His mouth held only a serene smile— a vision I would pocket away forever.Dave and I had jacked off together plenty of times. Our friendship didn’t lend itself to embarrassment.Maybe Peter was the answer. The problem and the answer. The answer without being a solution.Lord, give me strength, and a steady hand for when I shoot him in the face.Most people showed gratitude or happiness in a smile or a bouquet of flowers— Peter sucked cock.Not a whole lot of debate on which of those choices was my favorite.“Cruelty is an effortless answer to fear.”“Who said that?”“Um… me?”“You’re too wise for your own good.”“You’re too cynical for yours,”“Do you know why I like dogs and not cats? Because when you’re talking to dogs, they don’t walk away in order to rim themselves.”“Good. Then you can find a place for them to sleep, if they’re staying. But hear this— I’ve given up my living room, guest room, job, career, heterosexuality and my stance on no pets in the house, but I’m not giving up my room. I’m drawing a line.”“Rabbit’s the rock we cling to when we’re drowning. He needs a mountain to hold him up, not another storm that’ll wear away at him.”He tasted of salt and sweat and every one of my fantasies.“I have a price tonight.” “It wasn’t coming on my face like we were shooting a scene from Peter Does Austin?”“Here are the facts, Austin. You’ve been engaged four times. You’ve cheated on every single one of them.” Fuck the fucking newspapers and their biased articles about me. “You’re cruel sometimes and superficial and spoiled and really fucked up emotionally. You talk about my being inscrutable, but you treat nothing as if it matters to you. Something terrible happens? You make a joke and shrug it off. You feel too much? You get angry and lash out at me. So no, I’m not in love with you. I’m fighting it every fucking step! I just wish I could stop it.”“You’re a manipulative asshole, you know that?”“You love it.”“Only when your manipulations are to get into my pants.”“Yes, my so clever manipulations to get into your pants. What were those again?”“Breathing. Talking. Existing.” (hide spoiler)]SECTION HEADINGS:One of the highlights of the structure of this book were the section headings, which I couldn't help but include here...Now that I'm reading them in this singular context, I think Dani Alexander could use this to distill the content of her novel into some art of existential poem...(view spoiler)[Fucking Bunny SlippersNot a Cock Sucking FixationPricks and BunniesDouchebag of the Year AwardWe Played Football Together, They Can’t Be GayDenial. How fucking works it?Austin or Alex or IdiotBooyah!Neutral SchmeutralTheme Of The Day: ProstitutesWe Tested Negative For HepatitisOh, Shit. Oh, Shit. Have I Mentioned: Oh, Shit!?I Did Not Have Sexual Relations With That Man. YetHow to Interrogate A Prostitute. Or NotHow to Date a ProstituteShe Left With The Only Bottle of Soy SauceIt’s Easy To Be Brave When No One But The Dead Can HearHow To Lock Yourself in A Closet without Realizing ItEndorphins, Escapism, Enough!Hump Day!My Father, The Anti-HeroOnce I Got Over Him Being a Scumsucking CriminalUnf Unf UnfDaveThirteen Years Too LongPeterMy Job Sucked SometimesYouI Am Now Fully Embracing The GayHoly Fucking Christ, Dear Sweet Mother of GodHe Was Nothing Like What I ThoughtFallingLips. That is all.Austin’s Epic Intuition FailFUCK!Austin Glass-Fuckup of the YearTwo Epiphanies in Less Than An Hour. I’m On A Roll.Temper, TemperRevelations and Bruised EgosYou’re Invited to the WeddingGivin' It Before Gettin’ It— Always Beat Them To the PunchSuspension Without PayWho’s Using Whom?Getting to Know Your Local SociopathPeter— Age TwelveJealousy, Thy Name is AustinJohnny Walker and Austin Glass: A Love StoryI Will Never Drink Again. I Need a Drink.I AM My Own Worst EnemyAwkward. Life is Awkward.Maybe I’m Dating the Sociopath?Frotting Should Replace Baseball as the National PastimeGay Sex 101 With Professor PeterDear God, I’ll Take That Lobotomy Now. Thanks, —AustinUh— HelpMy Ass is A No Fly ZoneWhat’s That You Say?Three Against One— And Not in the Fun WayEverybody HurtsThe Lying OnionRevenge is Best Served Using an Albanian Woman and the Sociopath She Calls SonHome Alone VI — Avoiding Mother and SonMy Ex-Girlfriend Was Right— Men Do SuckUnderstanding Everything— UnfortunatelyHow to Win Friends and Alienate Albanian Table-loversWhore-Colored GlassesBlow Job or Coffee?Cai Redefines DorkDid I Just Agree to More Pussy?DemonsIndebted to a Fucking Hairball With the CraziesFrankenstein AssHospital AdmissionsHump Day Goes Down in FlamesDriving While IntoxicatedMy Father, The Philandering AssholeWould It Be Okay If I Stomped My Foot Until Someone Let Me Fucking Shower?Peter’s TrickMy Ass!When had I become so self-involved? Answer: alwaysPeople Should Be What They Look Like, Dammit!Austin Glass Starring in: Screwed Without OrgasmCareer PlaguePredictions and PredicamentsBedraggled and Empathizing with a Cat. Where’s My Gun?Lectures Make Me HardGay Sex Three, Straight Sex NilThe Truth Sucks. And It Is Awesome.He Loves Me. He Loves Me N— Fuck This.The Solution To All Problems is a Blow JobDreams Interrupting FantasiesEveryone’s a CriticSchizophrenic NewsHalf-Wit’s EndOh, Yay. Peter Pissed at Someone Else For a ChangeRapid Shift in ParentingHow to Adopt a Teenager Without Your ConsentArturo Sees More Action Than Reality TVTrust Is An IllusionTourette’s is ContagiousThe Things I Do For YouCan’t Anything Just Be Easy?Would Penis Bullets Hurt?Breathe and think — (Of 1001 Ways to Shut Darryl Up)Cai is Going To Military School When This is DoneMaybe I Should Remove the CummerbundNever Ending StoryPopularity is OverratedI Love You, ManTrue Irony Is Lost on the IdiotsAnd All I Got Was This Stupid CatSleep. Sleep Would Be Good HereThinking About Anything But PeterGreat. Now I Hate HospitalsGood DoggyRunning On Empty52:14I Might As Well Grow a Vagina with All This SharingChecking OutPicking Up The PeaceDon’t Look At Me, I’m Not Even HereQuestioning the GayWhatever It TakesAre You My Mother?Baggage for Two, PleaseAss Hair Spawns the Weirdest DiscussionsDWS— Driving While Stunned (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
    2019-02-10 00:26

    4.5 stars. Rounded up just because I feel guilty doing four stars just because I was bummed there wasn't more smut scenes in the book. I'm such an MM whore. Enough about me.....I REALLY flipping enjoyed this one. The author must have a great sense of humor to create a character such as Austin. His flippant remarks were off the hook funny. By the end of the book, I felt like I knew him....wanted to know him personally. Austin is a vice squad cop in Denver when he sets eyes on Peter (aka Bunny Slippers) while in a diner waiting for an informant to show. He's drawn to these slippers, to this man with perfect reddish hair and freckles. He doesn't know what's wrong with him. He's not gay. He's engaged for goodness sakes. But he can't stop watching him and thinking about him when he's gone. “I'm not gay.” That wasn't what I meant to say.“Congratulations. Would you like a medal?” Bunny Slippers asked.“I already have a medal. For bravery, not for being gay. I think you made me gay.”“I made you gay?” He set down the napkin he was holding. “Is that better or worse than the person who made you stupid?”Did I mention Austin was hilarious! Oh yeah, I did. This book is a nice combination of, yes again, humor, suspense, a bit of mystery, romance, and a little bit of hot M/M smut (but not a lot). Austin can't deny his feelings for Peter. He's gay... He admits it. He just didn't realize the world of Peter was going to come crashing through his doors....quite literally. He's willing to give up his fiancée, his job, career hope for FBI, heterosexual status...anything for Peter. But with him comes a mess of problems. “I've given up my living room, guest room, job, career, heterosexuality and my stance on no pets in the house, but I'm not giving up my room. I'm drawing a line.”My Austin-My Peter-er-With Peter comes a cast of fantastic characters. His flaming friend Darryl who's hilariously gay-feminine, his "brother" Cai who's battled horrible things in life, bipolar disorder and is the sweetest thing ever! Lets not forget Cai's mangy cat Begone-"for one thing, looked maimed, or burned. The thing was a walking biohazard of stale tuna seeped in sun- soured milk" Flamboyant Darryl--So, I'll let you go forth and read this. I don't want to spoil the story..... I just can't say enough how I loved each of the characters in the book. The author did a stellar job at character development. Each person had their own quirks, banter but they're all fiercely loyal. Austin's ability to finally own up to the years of denial related to his being gay and the banter between he and his cop partner Luis was also hilarious."Just seeing my partner cheered me up immediately. As he lifted his eyes over the computer monitor, I placed a giant butt plug on his desk. It reminded me of a mini beige traffic cone. " It's an early hump day gift!""Jesus, save me from the idiots, " Luis said. Even his ex Angelina was awesomely supportive....Speaking to Angelina about his relationship with Peter-"luckily he makes up for it with a mouth that could suck a ping pong ball through a Twizzler." Her upper lip drew up to reveal her teeth. "Too soon?" Her laughter shook my body as she hid her face in my shoulder. "I love you Austin." "Me too, Angel. Me too."Looking so forward to Cai's story with FBI officer Riley Capone.

  • Julio Genao
    2019-02-09 04:19

    fun, with a bite.funny dialogue and an unusually accurate picture of an asshole gay dude roped into giving a shit about other people by means of his cock.and bunny slippers.three stars for the nuanced portrait of his jilted and decidedly not-shrilly-unhinged ex-wife alone.

  • Kade Boehme
    2019-02-10 07:19

    Austin Glass is AMAZING. This book was perfect. Plot, characters, the damned rabbit slippers. Noone should miss this book.

  • Laura
    2019-01-24 01:40

    He could shatter my soul right now, it was so fragile sitting there in his palm.”This review has been rattling around the ‘ole noggin for weeks now, but I cannot get my feelings down and out on the page. Draft after draft thrown out. So, this is me free-balling it—so to speak. :DMystery, romance, wit, humor, freckles, and bunny slippers! I have such a huge crush on this book! Love, love, love every single thing about it! Haha…Let me give it another go without using the word love 50 times! (Yeah right) Shattered Glass by Dani Alexander is a fast moving, complex, hilarious mystery touched with sadness and filled from top to bottom with characters to adore. Austin, Peter, Darryl, Cai, Luis, and so many more captured my imagination, smile, and heart. I fell in love with Austin from the jump. What’s not to like about a rich, cocky, smartass? :)Detective Austin Glass appears to have his life, career, and love all planned out. That is until he sets eyes on Peter. Everything from the case to his love life turns upside down from there. How long can you hide and deny your true self and identity? Austin’s world blows up with such speed and hilarity it will leave you in awe and giggles. Over and over again whether he puts his foot in his mouth or someone comes walking in at just the right time, Austin truly thrives on a priceless gift of embracing the moment and pieces of his shattered life. A crime and case brings Peter into Austin’s life, but will the case now tear them apart? The back and forth battle for trust, information, leverage, and love between Austin and Peter made me dizzy! At times I was in complete awe of Austin—the way he could just throw caution to the wind and put his feelings out there after hiding for so long. But other times, I was a complete mess, stomach in knots, hands in fists—just waiting for Peter to crush his heart. My heart went from awe to anger in a blink of an eye. Yelling at my kindle over and over—“I can’t believe he said that!” or “Just kiss him!” haha…I loved it!But it was the writing that had me swooning! This book pulled me right in and kept me there. I can’t tell you how many times I almost missed my train stop. :D The back and forth barbs and comebacks snap, snap, *SNAP* readers around from one word to the next. Dani Alexander’s world, words, and wit required and captured my full attention. Once I fell into these pages, it took a physical force to yank me out. The “snap-crackle-and-pop” between the characters, action, words, and scenes grabbed a hold of my reading heart and never let go! The energy pushed the story along at such a maddening pace and mix of relief, pain, fear, love, and lust--it was dazzling! A one of a kind read. I want to give you a taste here, but it is nearly impossible and a bit unfair to pull a conversation or quote out of the flow, magic and energy of the story…but I’m going to give it a go. But really it feels like cutting off a limb somehow. Every time I went to pull a couple of lines it would turn into a few and then the whole scene. The words and energy just flow. To take one piece out, somehow felt wrong to me. But hell—I do love to contradict myself. :) This is just one of my favorite scenes:(view spoiler)[“Let me buy you coffee? Or loafers? Or goddamned sunscreen.I thought you couldn’t—Yeah, I’m not supposed to pay for hookers or go home with guys. There’s a lot I keep doing around you that I’m not supposed to.Am I going to finish a sentence on this date?Depends on how often your lips are in range of mine. Where that came from, I didn’t know. Didn’t care either, because Peter smiled. He rolled his eyes, but he did smile.” (hide spoiler)]So that’s it. Please excuse my tenses, spelling, punctuation, and babbling. I do hope my enthusiasm and love of the book came through though.Shattered Glass is an original, one of a kind reading experience. One I plan to visit again and again.Now GO..go read it! :DChristina—You did it again! Another book I would not have found without ya! Thank you. :)

  • Lena♥Ribka
    2019-02-16 07:20

    I believe firmly that our book taste alone is not responsible for our LIKING or NOT LIKING a book. There are more than one happy coincidence for it.First of all it is our mood.Sometimes we are angry and disappointed or moody and bad-tempered or sad and despaired or we're in love of endlessly happy or just simply horny-all this conditions demand different kind of literature. There are also another factors like:*our current life situation*our current life surroundings*our current partner*our last read book*our last getting laidI don't try to find excuses why I'm so especially fascinated by this book, I only try to justify somebody who is not.According to me...I don't need to say a lot except these simple 4 words:I. LOVE. THIS. BOOK.This book was absolutely perfect for me.This book and me had a perfect timing because all this factors were prepared for me to love it.This book and me are tuned to the same wavelength.This book was written for me. Sorry for those who have a different opinion on this case, I have to disappoint you- this book is mine.I enjoyed every single line in it. I enjoyed every single minute while reading it.I enjoyed the story, with all it's twists and turns.I enjoyed even the suspense part.I enjoyed to be with Austin and Peter.I enjoyed it's humor.I enjoyed the amazing chemistry between the main characters.I enjoyed the Austin POV. Mamma mia!! It was hilarious!!I enjoyed the fucking-tastic dialogues! Oh God! They were so funny!I enjoyed the sex scenes! HOLY FUCKING MELTING PANTY!! THEY WERE HAAAAWT!!I enjoyed THE WRITING! IT.BLEW.ME.AWAY! Alone the chapter's titles deserve 5 stars without any content!This book was just everything I need. Period.The real fun has a name for me now. And it's name is Austin Glass. And Dani Alexander.I want more books with the same fun factor. Please, Dani, please! MORE!!

  • Emanuela ~plastic duck~
    2019-02-18 06:34

    I wanted to wait to write this review, then I realized I couldn't. I'm impressed and I've been impressed all the while reading this book.The narrator, Austin, is frustrating, and you have to dig dig dig to get something deeper about him and you don't really get there. You have to have the patience of a saint to endure his snark and his mania. In his words:"I was not insecure. I was a perfectly normal combination of arrogant and narcissistic."How can you stand reading 122+k-words in his point of view? Austin lives in his own world, where he fights/connects with very few people, a trust-fund 26-year-old detective, whose ambition is to work for the FBI. He's good at his job, he's well aware of that. He's a serial cheater, engaged to be married to a brilliant lawyer, Angelica. He has an old friend, with whom he shared the friendship of Jesse, a gay friend who committed suicide, leaving a void and - especially for Austin - an unexplored doubt.The self-revolving world of this arrogant and narcissistic young man is shaken when he meets a gorgeous guy serving tables in a diner wearing bunny slippers. Austin's bunny-slipper fetish immediately infected me. Peter has a cold, distant attitude; he's gorgeous; he was a whore. Austin sees Peter and his life turns upside down, but at the same time clicks into place. What attracted me in Austin, what made me really pay attention to him, was this (desperate?) way of embracing what happens to him to the greatest extent. It's both brave and stupid, and also superficial, and probably spoiled, it defies self-preservation, but if there's one good thing, it's that it's selfless. It exposes him to hurt, but it's also a way to defend himself. It's a way to take control of a situation, going with the flow and accepting all the consequences. It might be something that brings him down, but it's something he chose for himself. The plot revolves around Austin's case and Peter's involvement in it, and in all the ways Austin fucks up his life to get Peter. Peter and Austin's relationship is always unbalanced, because Austin holds a kind of power over Peter, and he's rich, he has information, he can influence the case, but this fact exposes Austin to being exploited by Peter. Peter is not always trustworthy, because his primary goal is to protect his brother Cai, a 16-year-old boy affected by a bipolar disorder and carrying a heavy baggage of experiences. Peter keeps Austin distant, but once in a while he yanks his chain, bringing him conveniently closer. Austin risks his career and his friends to stand by Peter and later by Peter's family. Peter's ambiguity is lifted slowly. He is only 20, but he is far more mature and grown-up than Austin, because the life he had to live was ripe with danger and responsibility, while Austin's problems seem those of a despondent child. While Austin lusts over Peter, trying to do the right thing anyway, we can't help feeling in Peter's reluctance the few tenuous strands of self-determination. Peter is willing to surrender to Austin, but he chooses the terms of that surrender.I'm making a lot of serious thoughts about this story, which is very funny and will make you laugh out loud a few times, because Austin doesn't have a filter between his brain and his mouth. Many many times I checked if what he was saying was in quotes, because I couldn't believe the pits he was able to dig for himself.The plot has a lot of twists and turns. I think there was a great balance between the moments of pure action and the moments which made the personal, emotional story move forward. I also think the author gave to his protagonists a lot of layers, hidden motives, deep secrets, painful self-denials, everything contributed to make them perfectly imperfect, but exquisitely real. Secondary characters included, especially Austin's partner Luis, stoic and heroic for putting up with Austin's antics; and Darryl, flamboyant and deadly. Everything is linked and woven into a net (emphasis not mine):"Maybe Peter was the answer. The problem and the answer. The answer without being the solution."I liked this level of complication. It's exactly what I'm looking for in the main couple.I've raved enough. Highly recommended. Looking forward to reading Cai's story, and what the younger guy is up to.

  • Kaje Harper
    2019-02-15 07:19

    4.5 stars. Austin is one of the most appealing narrators I have ever met. Sweet, smart and honorable and hiding all that under a thick layer of sarcasm and smart-assery. He is confused by suddenly finding, weeks before his wedding, that his chasing after women has been a veneer hiding his true sexuality. One look at Peter, with his freckles and bunny-slippers and his tough exterior over wounded vulnerability, and it is all over for Austin. And the best part is he doesn't fight it. He doesn't grab for the shreds of his closet or bemoan his fate. He's gay, he's going to be out there and dive full speed into this confusing life change and let the chips fall where they may. And Peter, confusing Peter with his lies and his truths and his complex self-created family, is going to be at the center of that journey of self-realization. The presence of murder, arson, gun-shot wounds, betrayal of friends, three mothers with less-than-maternal attitudes, and a host of other complications can never get deep enough to touch what Austin feels for Peter. Even if he would rather have his dick cut off and eaten with tomato sauce before admitting how far his emotional needs go. Even if he never gets a straight answer from Peter.The plot in this book is over the top enough to take a ladder to the roof and keep on climbing, and it matters not a whit. Occasionally it's a little confusing, which is where it lost that half-star from me. But I inhaled this book as fast as I could, and will read anything else Austin cares to narrate to me. Highly recommended for anyone who loves complex imperfect characters and can tolerate a little bit of plot issues.

  • Karéz
    2019-01-29 01:36

    5 Dios mío. Stars...This is so out of topic.But recently I've read Knight. whenever, he felt good or so happy he could express it in two words!-> Fuck me, fuck me!!!. Will Chicas that's how i truly felt while reading this book!!! I mean hands down this is the best m/m book I've read so far! I could go on,and on how much i loved it... So without further or ado. Let me introduce you to, Two amazing characters...Detective Austin Glass.. he's in his mid-twenties. living a well luxury life, having a loving fiance Angelica, and his ambitions to become an FBI agent..Austin through all his twenty-six years. his life always was planned. One day, while sitting at a diner. That's when austin notices those dingy pink and brown ears Bunny Slippers.. Peter Aka(Rabbit)...a Gorgeous twenty-year old with thick red hair and millions of freckles, very devoted to his brothers.That moment. Austin's whole life changed upside down.. "Always thought freckles went with innocence, but there was nothing innocent about those eyes..."Austin couldn't get that bunny slipper out of his mind. he started having all those questions?!?.. You need to read his POV to understand why he have many (hilarious) reasons on why he cannot be gay... But he always blamed it on those damn bunny slippers..I won't go any further into the story!. IT really needs to be read my friends. Even if you are not into m/m. Trust me! this is a great start to pop your m/m cherry... I Loved Loved Austin's Character, Oh my god. that man has one hell of a heart. so caring, He finds the humor in worst case scenarios.. I literally highlighted every "Word" he said.. Don't judge me!! i love him.. Where at first i did not felt any connection whatsoever toward Peter's Character. but with every page turn, he actually grew on me...So in case If Some were wondering why now?, Why the sudden realization that he think he's gay!? Don't worry he asked himself the same question!.."You don't go twenty-six years before the gay gene suddenly just kicks in. It didn't work like that. I was sure of it. Not that i knew that much about being gay.."Although some might criticize Austin, But i'll mention it to you what he said!.."You bury it so deep that you forget it's there"... Their attraction to each other it's just amazing, loved every glimpse austin exchanged it with peter. Dani Alexander's work is, Brilliantly written, so full of love,laughter,and sad moments., The Chapter titles are exquisite. i laughed my ass off just reading them....Gay sex, one. Straight sex, zero....Just for fun :P Can't wait to read Cai's Story..EK!

  • MsMiz (Tina)
    2019-02-06 07:31

    Did you ever read a book where fundamentally in the back of your head you think, 'why do I like this?' or 'I should not like this, but I just cannot help myself.' That is how I felt with Shattered Glass. I had a blast reading this. I laughed out loud more than I care to admit. It was over the top, completely off the wall, and well, endearing in an odd way. Some phrases to describe this book: Funny as fuck, completely unrealistic, fast paced dialog, really clever writing, engaging characters, surprising plot twists, and just a darn good use of your time. The chapter titles alone are worthy of purchasing this book!The cast of characters are outstanding and each stands out in their own right. Austin Glass, one of the MCs, is one of the biggest head cases you will ever meet. A trust fund baby, detective, mean father, absent mother, closed off emotionally and fights everything with words. He is sarcastic, caustic, falls hard and fast into each decision and has a TON of shit to work out through the story. Peter Rabbit, the other estimable MC will surprise you constantly, has a wicked history, also sarcastic, aged well beyond his 20 years. You will fall head over heals in love with these two!! Read it people!

  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    2019-02-02 05:26

    Shattered Glass was a great read in the m-m romantic supense category. Was it perfect, no. After just finishing it, I'm dwelling more on the negatives than the positives, which is bothering me. It was a fun book very worthy of 4 stars. The writing is great, the characters felt real (I could picture each one), and the story is gritty enough that it felt true to life. It wasn't all sunshine and daisies, which I liked. However, it wasn't a 5 star read for me for a few reasons. I wanted more ROMANCE. There weren't many verbal declarations of... well... anything. I also hated that (view spoiler)[ Peter liked women more than men! It really put me out of the m-m mode and made me feel like his feelings towards Austin weren't genuine for the entire book. I couldn't shake the feeling that he was faking it.(hide spoiler)] I also think the mystery was a bit thrown together in the end. Still, I really enjoyed the book and had a hard time putting it down to do anything else today!

  • Nick Pageant
    2019-02-03 01:35

    Big thanks to Mark for another smashing BR.This was a lot of fun - extremely funny, engaging characters, and an unusual story. I'm taking off one star because I thought it was too long and the plot became, as Giulio said, quite convoluted.

  • It's just me Shelly B
    2019-02-16 01:35

    [image error]The fact that I was more comfortable owning up to the slippers thing and not the cocksucker thing was mildly disturbing. I’d rather have a footwear fetish than a sudden attraction to penises? Yeah, that sounded about right."This book had me in stitches I laughed so hard! Everything that Austin said was over-the-top hilarious, he is now officially one of my favorite fictional characters!This was me through out this book....[image error]This book is about Austin and Peter. Austin is a detective and wealthy from family money. Peter is the complete opposite he's broke, has been a whore at times and he lives right at the edge of "criminal." Oh but do opposites attract!! Austin has also just figured out he is gay and his road to this revelation is absolutely fascinating to read."I wasn’t gay. You don’t go twenty-six years before the gay gene suddenly just kicks in. It didn’t work like that. I was sure of it. Not that I knew that much about being gay.""Second, people didn’t suddenly wake up gay. Being gay wasn’t like changing eye colors; you couldn’t just get contacts and “Whammo!”—gayness. Point two for me. Not gay."I really loved this book and not just because of Austin and Peter, I even loved all the secondary characters. I'm tickled pink that they are getting their own books....yipeee!!! The only drawback I could see some people having is that there isn't a lot of sex in the book, normally this would bother me too but the book was just so entertaining, with the banter and the crime storyline that it didn't bother me at all!!!Anyway to finish up this review I would like to say thank you to Dani Alexander for writing such a fabulous book, I was glued to the pages!!!!! Honey you deserve a round of applause....[image error]Buddy read with Laci, Racht, Rosalinda, Renee and Rain!!!!