Silent Guilt (Silent, #2) By N.E. Henderson

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This one just wasn’t as good as the first book which was a disappointment. I really got tired of Nick being an asshole and leaving Shannon so many times throughout the entire book & Shannon taking him back each time after being treated like crap. It wasn’t in Shannon’s character to not have a backbone after being a feisty fighter red head. Romance, Contemporary, Suspense 3 stars

I do remember how the first book ended, the guy left her even when she said that she was pregnant...that's it, that's the only thing that I do remember!!

Little by little, I was able to pick up a few forgotten scenes from the first book, I mean, hell, I even forgot that the main guys from book 1 & 2 are/were male escorts!

There's really not much happening and the novel is pretty short..
Romance, Contemporary, Suspense Need now!!! Romance, Contemporary, Suspense This book picked up exactly from when the first one ended. I loved the first book but I've got to be honest and say that I'm hugely disappointed with this second one. My first complaint is that there were so many grammatical errors, way more than the first book which was so very annoying and unnecessary, whatever happened to editing? Secondly I didn't feel the strong sense of guilt that Nick felt, I thought it was way over the top. Thirdly I really felt the relationship between Nick and Shannon deteriorated in this book, he was always so angry and aggressive and Shannon wasn't much better, they were forever fighting and yelling and saying fuck every other word. I have no objection to strong language but in this case I felt it was too much. The relationship between Nick's sister Nicki and his best friend Jase, (also Nicki's long term on/off boyfriend) was so unhealthy and not in the least attractive which means that the third book to be released about Nicki and Jase leaves me with absolutely no interest in reading their story. After having really enjoyed the first book I just feel cheated that I was so disappointed with the sequel. In view of this I only gave it 2 stars. Romance, Contemporary, Suspense I sooooo loved Silent No More and was itching for book two with the way that it ended. I'm so glad this starts off literally right where the first one ended. I was shocked it was in Nicks POV and would've liked it dual but the story was still great. What I didn't like though which caused a star drop was Nicks constant running. Seriously his mind gave me whip lashed he was more all over the place then a female. I thought the ending needed more too and seriously what was up with that tattoo chick at the end......awkward!! This was not what I expected but still a good story to read. I'm sure Nikkis story will be very interesting too. Romance, Contemporary, Suspense


This is an updated cover edition of ISBN 0991244435 (ISBN13: 9780991244430).

Together they're explosive; apart they're a wreck

When Shannon Taylor entered his world, Nicholas Lockhart found everything he always wanted, but knew he would never deserve. Still, she wanted him, and that he couldn’t deny. Selfishness prevailed. She was the calm to his storm, but they always say that blood is thicker than water, and sometimes that stands in the way of the one a person loves.

Every relationship starts on solid ground, but the real test of endurance is when the skeletons are released from their burial grounds, proving that the world is not as big as we think of it to be, and connecting two single souls that were never before allowed to meet.

Nicholas Lockhart seems to always let his anger get the best of him, causing destruction in the wake of things he feels passionate about. Now left with the aftermath of his wrath, he is realizing that he possibly made the biggest mistake of his life, one that isn’t so easily reversible.

Guilt is the one thing that can destroy a soul, especially if left to kindle. There is only one way to smother it at the source: repentance. Will he go after what means the most to him or let them go? Nothing stays silent for long, not even guilt. Silent Guilt (Silent, #2)

3 ⭐⭐⭐ - OK decent reads
======================= Romance, Contemporary, Suspense I can't wait to read this book Romance, Contemporary, Suspense I really enjoyed the first book in this series. Yeah, the characters (especially Nicholas) were over-the-top but it added a lot of drama to the story, which I found entertaining. This book I didn't much care for, even though I did manage to finish it. Where Nicholas was entertaining in book 1 he was just plain annoying in this one. His constant stomping around like a toddler, flying off the hook and not letting anyone explain anything made me keep thinking he needed to be on some serious meds. Either that or he needed someone to explain to him that not everything and everyone revolved around him. His callousness with Shannon appalled me and his acceptance of his mother's actions was disgusting. I think Shannon was supposed to come off as a strong character but to me she seemed spineless. The way she let Nicholas talk so horribly to her every time he misunderstood what was going on amazed me, especially since she was always so quick to forgive him. I'm normally the reader who roots for the main characters to work out but when reading this book I kept thinking she could do so much better than him. The ending really disappointed me.
One last BIG pet peeve of mine - Nicholas and his best friend Jase are always bantering back and forth, insulting each other. Why is it an insult to men to be called a girl? It felt like half their insults consisted of calling each other little girls or saying things like my sister can hit harder than that. The only thing worse than being called a girl would be to be called a guy, especially if they're anything like these two losers. Romance, Contemporary, Suspense **ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.**

Title:Silent Guilt
Series:Silent #2
Author:N.E. Henderson
Release Date: June 3, 2014
Rating:2.5 stars

*This is a spoiler free review*

Silent Guilt is the conclusion to Nick and Sharon’s story-book 2 in the Silent Series and the resolution to one seriously intense cliffhanger. I’ve seen some cliffys in my time, but this one may just be the worst (or best, depending on how you look at it) that I’ve seen. Nick has a heck of a lot to answer for and explain. There are three things that he could have done that will forever change his life.

One thing was all lies.

One thing was completely true.

One thing was a horrible mistake that must be made right.

What are these three things? I can't tell you that! That would be giving too much away. I will say this. This book is told almost completely in Nick's POV and normally I enjoy that immensely but in this case, not so much. This example of male point of view I honestly didn't care for-getting inside his head was certainly enlightening but it didn't endear him to me in the least. I didn't care for his less than loving thoughts, (and really at times, I thought, Did he really just say that??) his continuing anger issues, and his inability to be honest with Shannon about several things. He keeps secrets and his actions towards her during several times were definitely not acceptable. And yes, I knew he was no boy scout who says please and thank you and all the right stuff. I can handle a rude bad boy hero but he has to be balanced out with some sweet. I need some affectionate, romantic moments mixed in and I wasn't seeing a whole lot of that. Everything he was in book one seemed magnified and exposed and not in a good way. I can see the appeal for other people perhaps, but personally he wasn't doing it for me. Overall, getting inside this guy's head, I came away feeling dislike and a little bit disturbed.

One thing we know from book 1 is that Nick's extreme hate of his father branches from his physical abuse of his mother, his controlling, selfish, and sadistic ways caused him to not just dislike him, but utterly despise the air he breathes. Based on what we learn about his father, his feelings are justified but his resulting anger and lack of control over it is a problem. Nick has come considerable rage built up from all the injustice he was forced to endure through childhood and his only outlet is

a) punching some holes in his walls at home


b) going a few rounds in the ring with his best friend at his sister's gym.

Any mention of his father has his loved ones cringing and rushing to intervene in the impending explosion. This guy was like an overinflated balloon, ready to pop at any moment. And that pop was inevitable and nerve wracking. You knew it was going to happen-the question was when.

Shannon is dealing with the consequences of her admission to Nick at the end of the previous book.

She's dealing with feelings of shame and fear and has several unresolved things with him that need to be put out there, communicated about, and moved on from. Not only that, but can she forgive Nick when she learns all the secrets and half-truths he's been telling her? Sometimes I felt like she too easily accepted his actions and I felt like she should've made him work a little bit harder to get back in her good graces. In a way, after reading the revelation at the end of the book, I can kind of understand her actions, but I still would have liked to see her make him more accountable for certain things.

In this book, everything revolves around one thing: His extreme guilt and feelings like she deserves better than him. He's guilty over things long ago, and things in the recent past. He feels responsible for some things that really he had no control over. And he feels like he can't possibly ever tell Shannon and risk her never looking at him the same again. There were times where I felt for him and sympathized. This man clearly did love this woman and was willing to do anything to make her feel safe and happy again. He pushed society's boundaries of what's right and wrong. He loved her passionately and completely-he just wasn't the best at how to act in a relationships. This guy sure did make some bad decisions but you did see that his heart was with one woman, wholly and completely.

Unfortunately, I did not enjoy this book as much as I did the first one. I was disappointed in Nick's actions and it didn't seem like he had changed that much by the end of the book. Which didn't leave much hope that he wouldn't continue with his bad behavior in the future. I did like the surprise at the end and the Epilogue in Shannon's POV. Not everyone is going to feel the way I do about Nick-some may completely understand his actions, but being real, he never totally won me over.

If you're thinking of reading this series, reading both books together is NOT optional. I completely sympathize with everyone who had to wait for book two's release. I challenge anyone to put off reading Silent Guilt after the ending in book one. Whatever problems I may have, I will say that these books certainly pulled me in and left no room for boredom or mild feelings. It's not a quiet Sunday stroll through the park. It's more like an uphill marathon that doesn't quit.


Romance, Contemporary, Suspense Once again, N.E. Henderson has rocked my world. I love this book. The conclusion of Shannon and Nick did not disappoint.

Book one ended with a jaw dropping cliffhanger that left us spinning with questions. Well, this book picks up right where book 1 left off and gets straight to the point.

I loved Nick. He was seriously a sexy Alpha Male. He has all his love to give and yet he can't help but to be an Ass at times. He knows it and works hard to prove himself worthy of Shannon even with all the guilt he carries around day to day.

Shannon is feisty. She doesn't take Nicks shit and isn't afraid to throw a mean right hook. After everything that happened in book one she stands tall and holds her head high. She is one hell of a heroin.

These two were so perfect together. I loved watching them figure it all out. And how about those bits and pieces of Nikki and Jase we got? WOW! I can't wait to get their book. It's going to be scorching hot!

And once again this Author proves she obviously has great taste in music. I mean seriously, who doesn't love Jacoby Shaddix. I still jam Metamorphosis at least once or twice a week. :-D

Over all I loved this book. This book was well worth the wait. If you haven't read Silent No More (book 1) you must start there. You will not regret this series! Romance, Contemporary, Suspense