Shattered: A Billionaire Romance Series (Contemporary Romance Novels) by Michelle Love
Two days before her lavish Upper East Side wedding, artist Lila Tierney is stabbed and left for dead by an unknown assailant. Waking up in the hospital she is devastated to discover her fiancé Richard Carnegie has been arrested for arranging her murder. An exhausting and draining recovery keeps Lila at her lowest point until she meets handsome doctor Noah Applebaum. Despite her loyalty to Richard, Lila cannot help the feelings he stirs in her. Everything changes though, when a tragedy hits the Carnegie’s and Lila has to reevaluate her life.
Reeling from Richard’s murder, Lila and the Carnegie family close ranks and grieve in private. Soon, though, Lila discovers something which could shatter the Carnegie’s faith in her and so she disappears. Her oldest friend, New York detective Charlie Sherman is devastated by her disappearance and works with the Carnegie’s and their vast resources to find her. At the same time he and his partner Riley investigate Richard’s murder and find out more about the dead man than they expected. Richard’s brother Harry returns to New York and when he meets Charlie’s ex-girlfriend Tinsley, sparks fly. In Seattle, Noah Applebaum can’t get Lila out of his mind and when he learns of Richard’s death, he resolves to track her down. With more than one person seeking her, will Lila be able to stay hidden and safe, with the biggest secret of her life…
Lila has returned to her native Seattle to rebuild her life. With the help of her oldest friend, police detective Charlie Sherman, she soon realizes that life she thought she had been living was a lie and that she is back where she belongs. Learning to trust again, she begins a tentative relationship with handsome doctor Noah Applebaum and she is amazed by the new world of erotic pleasure he opens up for her.
Soon, she is falling in love with him but her happiness is shattered when someone begins to stalk her in Seattle, making it clear to Lila that he wants her dead.
A terrified Lila begins to question every relationship around her as her life falls apart and the killer closes in…