Arc Review – Serene by Diana Nixon

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December 14, 2018 by ceresbooksworld


Serene by Diana Nixon

Book Three in Shattered series

Publisher : Self Published

Publication date : December 14th, 2018

Source : eArc from the author

Rating : Evil Love




I used to think that my life was a picture of perfection. I had everything a twenty-five-year-old woman could wish for: a loving family, friends, a dream job and a fiancé who thought the world of me.
Until the day I lost it all… Including my ability to see.
The car accident took away not just my vision, but also a part of me that I was sure I would never be able to get back.
And then I met him… Stanley Burke. A kind of a man I thought didn’t exist anymore: understanding, loving, supportive and generally too good to be true.
Without effort, he breathed life into my frozen heart, making it beat faster than ever before.
He became a light that my eyes would never see again. He made me feel things that were long lost and forgotten.
Only I couldn’t give him what he deserved.
Because in my pitch-dark world, there was no place for love…
“I’ve never been so scared of losing someone in my entire life… Then again, I’ve never had anyone as important as you are to lose…”


Diana Nixon has a real talent for making me love her stories, this one is no exception.

We find Stanley, Crystal’s brother, the latter is a plastic surgeon, he will open his private practice. Before the big day, his assistant Emery invites him to dinner at her house, he already knows her husband and children and he is going to meet her sister Ivy.

Ivy is blind after an accident, she has a hard time getting out of her house and even though she has regained her self-confidence since then, she has put an end to men. Well, that was all before Stanley. He will open her mind and teach her to feel alive again.

I loved everything in this book, the characters, the story, the emotions and there is one thing that changes from this kind of romance and that I really loved. I’m not going to tell you what because it wouldn’t be right, but you should know that I really liked it.

Stanley is a good man, he’s a charmer and flirt before meeting Ivy but at the same time he also has the right to enjoy life, he doesn’t hurt anyone. His relationship with Emery is very touching, it seems like she’s like a mother to him when they’re almost the same age. He has a good heart and I find him very touching. It’s really one of the characters Diana created that I love.

Ivy is adorable, she has a sense of humour and even if she doesn’t like going out in public because she doesn’t want to feel uncomfortable, she makes an effort. She knows how to pass for a normal young girl whose blindness no one notices. She resists Stanley’s charm as much as she can, but she will still succumb. I love Ivy very much, her strength of character and her objectivity, I admire her.

I can’t talk about this book without talking about Emery, Ivy’s sister, very kind, who doesn’t mince her words and who made me laugh a lot with her advice, more or less good.

I really fell in love with this story and in all of Diana’s books, I would put it right after Love Undone.

Diana Nixon knows how to bring out the emotions of her characters, I had the impression I was in Ivy and Stanley’s shoes. I don’t think it was an easy book to write and it’s all the more admirable.

Quick word: A perfect story that will fill you with emotions and love. 


Diana Nixon a un vrai talent pour me faire aimer ses histoires, celle-ci n’échappe pas à la règle.

On retrouve Stanley, le frère de Crystal, ce dernier est chirurgien plastique, il va ouvrir son cabinet privé. Avant le grand jour, son assistante Emery l’invite à diner chez elle, il connait déjà son mari et ses enfants et il va faire la connaissance de sa sœur Ivy.

Ivy est aveugle suite à un accident, elle a beaucoup de mal à sortir de chez elle et même si elle a repris confiance en elle depuis, elle a tiré une croix sur les hommes. Enfin tout ça c’était avant Stanley. Il va lui ouvrir l’esprit et lui réapprendre à se sentir vivante.

J’ai tout aimé dans ce livre, les personnages, l’histoire, les émotions et il y a une chose qui change de ce genre de romances et que j’ai vraiment adorée. Je ne vais pas vous dire quoi parce que ce ne serait pas correct mais sachez que j’ai beaucoup aimé.

Stanley est un homme bien, il est charmeur et dragueur avant de rencontrer Ivy mais en même temps il a aussi le droit de profiter de la vie, il ne fait de mal à personne. Sa relation avec Emery est très touchante, on a l’impression que c’est comme une mère pour lui alors qu’ils ont plus le moins le même âge. Il a bon cœur et je le trouve très touchant. C’est vraiment un des personnages crée par Diana que j’adore.

Ivy est adorable, elle a de l’humour et même si elle n’aime pas les sorties en public car elle ne veut pas se sentir mal à l’aise, elle fait des efforts. Elle sait très bien passer pour une jeune fille normale dont personne ne remarque la cécité. Elle résiste au charme de Stanley autant qu’elle peut mais elle va malgré tout succomber. J’aime beaucoup Ivy, sa force de caractère et son objectivité, je l’admire.

Je ne peux pas parler de ce livre sans parler d’Emery, la sœur d’Ivy, très gentille qui ne mâche pas ses mots et qui m’a énormément fait rire avec ses conseils, plus ou moins bons.

J’ai vraiment eu un coup de cœur pour cette histoire et dans tous les livres de Diana, je la mettrais juste après Love Undone.

Diana Nixon sait faire ressortir les émotions de ses personnages, j’ai eu l’impression d’être à la place d’Ivy et de Stanley. Je ne pense pas que cela fut un livre facile à écrire et ce n’en ai que plus admirable.

En bref : Une histoire parfaite qui vous remplira d’émotions et d’amour. 

About the author

Diana Nixon is an International bestselling author of contemporary and fantasy romances. A Master of Law, she never thought she would betray the world of law and dive into fiction. But once her first book – Love Lines – was published, she realized that writing was her true passion. Since then, she has written 19 more books. She can’t imagine her life without her fictional characters and she never stops thinking about the new storylines that haunt her dreams. She’s married and has two daughters – her biggest source of inspiration. She loves music, traveling, coffee and chocolate. She believes that writing is the best cure for everything that can be healed with words.

​Diana Nixon’s books are being translated into Spanish, Russian, French, Portuguese, Italian and Greek.

Diana Nixon is the founder of Inks and Scratches, a literary magazine intended to help authors of all genres find readers and spread the news about their writing all over the world.

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