Book Review: Tattered Innocence (New Smyrna Beach #2) by Ann Lee Miller

tatteredTitle: Tattered Innocence
Author: Ann Lee Miller
Series: New Smyrna Beach
Publisher: CreateSpace
Release Date: March 14th 2013 

Book Summary:

A tale of passions indulged, denied, and ultimately forgive.

On the verge of bagging the two things he wants most—a sailing charter business and marrying old money—Jake Murray’s fiancée/sole crew member dumps him. Salvation comes in the form of dyslexic, basketball toting Rachel Martin, the only one to apply for the first mate position he slapped on craigslist.

On a dead run from an affair with a married man, Rachel’s salvation is shoving ocean between her and temptation.

Rapid fire dialogue and romantic tension sail Jake’s biker-chick of a boat through hurricanes, real and figurative. A cast of wannabe sailors, Rachel’s ex, Jake’s, a baby—go along for the ride.
The many-layered story weaves together disparate strands into a seamless cord. Mother and daughter look eerily alike—down to their lusts. Their symbiotic bond, forged in the blood of childbirth on the kitchen floor and cemented by their secrets, must be cracked open. A son must go home. Sin must be expunged.

Tattered Innocence is for anyone who’s ever woken up sealed in a fifty-gallon drum of their guilt. 

Cheryls review

I really like how this book showed the consequences of pass mistakes. There was a great deal of love and forgiveness that needed to happen. These characters were very real people who made real mistakes. They had so much to overcome, sometimes I got a bit bogged down with it. However – these issues were handled in a clean and uplifting way. There were twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. I was anxious to see how it could all possibly be worked out. I was impressed by how real the characters seemed. It was fun to see a few characters make a cameo appearance from the first book in this series. You do not need to have read the first book to enjoy this one though.


4 stars


Rating: 4 Stars – Great book
Content: Clean
Source: Ebook for review

This book can be purchased at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.


  1. This sounds like a really great read! I love your reviews!

  2. This sounds like a book with a lot of thinking and will touch the emotions. Thanks for the great review. Rita Spratlen

  3. annleemiller says:

    Cheryl, thanks for an awesome review! 🙂 🙂 🙂 You made my day,