Shattered Glass (Shattered Glass, #1) - Dani Alexander
***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?

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“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."

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...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.”

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"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."

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"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?"


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”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.