on October 25th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
If love were a battleground, then we waged a war upon it.
We’d been best friends for years, and then we were wayward lovers. It was meant to just be an itch to scratch—some harmless fun. But once he had me under his thumb, tied in his binds, he became my undoing.
These days, he consumes my thoughts. I’m powerless under his touch.
He makes me ignore the guilt from my past that consumes me when I don’t deserve to forget. With him, I am raw and exposed, yet he continues to move closer to me.
He’s willing to fight, but my armour has been dented enough.
Secrets have the power to make or break you—mine have the power to do both.
After being lied to by my own family, I know the power of deception. Now, I’m afraid that withholding the truth will be my ruin.
Especially when all my secrets are attached to her.
She is my muse. My salvation. The reason my past didn’t destroy me.
She makes me feel. She makes me want. She’s the gasoline to my fire.
All’s fair in love and war.
For us, it’s time to strike the match.
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They say you are meant to take chances in life but for a reader like me (who knows what I like, and like what I know) taking a chance on an unfamiliar author is sometimes a scary process. But M.R. Field showed me that I had nothing to worry about when it came to “Fractures”.
This friends-to-lovers story was everything I hoped for. It broke my heart so bad that I actually climbed into bed with my mom (yes it still happens at the age of 30 when I’m hurting) due to heartbreak. But I was promised it all would be worth it, and it really was.
Theo and trinity have been best friends since high school with the underlying potential be to more, age and the story starts in the middle of their “relationship”. The reader experiences the highs and lows of that relationship throughout the book, and despite the fact that it takes a while to “see” the beginning of their relationship, the anticipation of the build up really kept me invested in this book.
Theo is an architect with a side occupation as a comic book writer and Trinity is an up and coming dressmaker with a funky, nerdy side. This book is told from both MC’s POVs but what really got to me was the way Theo depicted his heart and soul through the storyline of Mila and Adam. It made me wish it was a real comic book so I could expand my library to include their story.
Even though this book is the third in the “Running on empty” series, I never felt like I was missing out on the rest of series to understand the interconnected plot or any of the side characters. In the contrary, it made me want to read more about these friends and the family they have created. And for me, this is testament of the great writing in this book. I can’t wait to read the series from the beginning.
The beautiful story between Theo and Trinity is worth being read on the couch on a lazy Sunday afternoon where you sit back and let the love between them color your world. This is a well deserved 5 star book and it is a great start way to introduce you to an incredible writer…
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“If we make it real, it is just as easy to lose it all. Instead, it’s easier to hide behind the smokescreen and under the sheets.”
Fractures is the story of Trinity and Theo; two individuals who have been through some tragic circumstances in their past. Best friends since high school, they have always been hesitant to cross the line with each other. When they start adding benefits to their friendship, will they be able to move on from the physical?
“Trinity. The only woman I can love and hate in one breath. Who caught my attention from the moment I met her.”
Trinity is hiding. She hides from her emotions, and from those closest to her. In the past, she has drown herself in pointless hookups and booze. Now, she uses Theo to forget her guilt, and refuses to confront her feelings for him. Until she faces her demons head on, she won’t be able to see what is right in front of her.
Theo has never felt wanted. Lied to, betrayed, Trinity is the only one he can turn to. Even with his best friend by his side, he still struggles with secrets and opening up about his past. He wants so much more with Trinity, but he is afraid she won’t be able to see past his revelations.
“Our arrangement is complicated. We started in a mad rush of long-awaited passion but have yet to give ourselves a label.”
It was interesting how Trinity and Theo’s relationship was revealed. We start in the middle, and then we are slowly shown their history and the issues they have encountered. There were some very poignant moments between the characters and their families. This is a book about the true meaning of family as much as it is a romance between friends.
There was some beautiful symbolism in the story that I absolutely loved. I adored the depictions of Theo and his art and talent. His creations came alive on the page. Both of the characters were so vibrant and creative. I could feel their connection while reading, and was definitely rooting for them to take the next step.
This was the first book by MR Field I read, and at times I did feel a bit lost. I will say that this book made me want to go back and read more about the other characters. Overall, an enjoyable friends to lovers romance, which proves love can withstand the test of time and circumstances.
“Wherever this journey takes us, you are always a part of me.”