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Cracked & Crushed

(The Sacred Hearts MC #3)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  1,434 ratings  ·  104 reviews
He’s Cracked…

Reaver has always been a little weird, a little strange, okay MORE than a little of each. His psyche cracked right down the middle a long time ago. He holds the official title of ‘Treasurer’ for the Sacred Hearts MC but he’s much more than that. He’s the club’s enforcer, the one they call on when things need to be done quickly, quietly, efficiently and have n
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Published December 9th 2014 by A.J. Downey
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Oct 06, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 1-2-star-reads
DNF at 55% I will start by saying I loved book 1 & 2 of this series. I am so confused by book 3. The editing was bad with the spelling and the exclamation points. And the characters were so confusing to me. Reaver was soft and not at all what I expected based on the first two books. I just smiled at her, my most enigmatic smile Huh! Her intended hadn’t touched her in forever,” Not her douche bag ex fiancé. Her intended? Again Huh! What biker talks this way?

Hayden’s first time with Reaver is wit
Mar 14, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
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I really enjoyed the read for this third installment of the Sacred Hearts series. What I like about the series is the author is quick to get out her books- no waiting a year or even six months for the next book! No cliffhangers! No calling it a series but really they are serial books! Each book is about a different couples journey to love.

OK rant over, sorry. In this book you get your hot biker Reaver, who has been in love with Hayden for a year, when the book opens on her wedding day to douchb
argh... I don't know.. i have no feels after reading this book.... I loved the 1 and 2 but this... I actually skimmed quite a bit trough and I could not connect with characters... and I loved Reaver before!!! all I'm so broody and secretive was gone.. It was meh read for me... and the book cover? like honestly I never have problems with them, never judge cover but whats inside, but this one?? I'm sorry....


this gif has more emotion then me while reading this...
so I''l give 2.5 stars just b
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This review is my personal opinion and may contain: spoilers, quotes, rants and swearing.

Hayden Michaels is engaged to be married to a man that is hardly around. She spends her time working as an interior decorator or spending time with her best friend Ashton. Since Ashton is the Old Lady of a Sacred Hearts MC member, Hayden has embraced their world as well. One of the most important days in her life has come. Hayden is to become a wife. It all happened so fast.
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alpha-male, biker
3.5/4 stars

Overall, it was a compelling story. I have 2 minor gripes though, 1.) I didn't get the connection between the Reaver I got from from the previous book to the Reaver I got here. Yes from his POV I somewhat understood why he is the way he is but it felt like I was reading about a totally different character than who i expected. His thought processes lacked the grit & badassedness that should have been natural for a biker. 2.) Reaver confessed his love early in the book, I have no proble
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This review is my personal opinion, it may contain swearing, quotes, rants, and spoilers!!!

I received this book in exchange for an honest review!

I have put off leaving my review on this book for a couple of days because I just honestly don't know what to say. It was absolutely one of the best I have read this year. Reaver and Hayden have so much chemistry, even though this book is less MC and more dedicated to the couple I still lov
Jessica Griffith
Oct 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
So, I totally love this series:) I started with the first two books and burned through them in two days. This book was no different. The characters are awesome and engaging. The story keeps you interested and at no point is there a spot where you feel like you can put the book down and walk away. Reaver and Hayden are great and their story is easy to fall in love with. You become attached to them and you are rooting for them the entire time.
I was given this book in exchange for a review and I c
Cry Baby cry baby. I got so fed up with all the crying I just want to throw the book away. Not as good as the first 2 books at all. 2.5 stars. Almost did not finish it! Mad as hell the book took the direction it did. What happened to Reaver putting a hurting on Andy and his douchy friends? WTH!! He got away with hurting the love of his life too easy. That last turn with slutty Shelly crying when she was raped and not going the direction I wanted was so foolish. I saw her getting that treatment a ...more
Oct 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! Where do I the series...gets better & better!! So many characters with so many different personalities! Great character development. I hope Cutter gets a book :). I could not put it down. Touching, heart felt, "family" bond, hot hot, tattoo alpha mc males ....hmmmm love love this series!! Can't wait for more! Definitely would recommend this book & author :) I did receive a free copy for my honest review. ...more
Nov 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
So I just finished Cracked and Crushed and I am happy I did. This was seriously a good story. It's not for everyone because H is a bit creepy but can I say in a good way? I think the author did a great job in helping me to fall in love with Reaver and Hayden. When I first read the blurb I thought, nope, not for me, yet I felt compelled to try the excerpt, and just like that I was hooked. It is and is not your typical romance/ MC story. But if your curious, try it. ...more
Oct 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the best book in the series so far! I totally love Reaver! I just wish that Reaver's likes had been explored a little more in depth but I like the kinky stuff what can I say? LOL This is by far one of the best series that I've read and I can not wait for the next one (yeah I know it will be months). And you will never guess Reaver's name hahaha! Great job A.J.! ...more
You sort of saw this one coming, little hints in the last 2 books. I did love how Reaver stepped up to take care of Hayden when the bad happened. He made sure others dealt with the big things, talked to her father, then got her away where she could lick her wounds.

The time spent in FL was good for them both. It allowed them to talk and get to know each other well and for Hayden to realize that Reaver was there for her always, she just didn't see it. The other MC brought an interesting dynamic, l
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved Reaver and Hayden's story! And that ending couldn't have been more perfect!!! ...more
Nov 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Liz johnson
May 03, 2015 rated it did not like it
I had to DNFd, at aroud 48%, when the ménage started, I just could not understand the reasoning for this, for either Reaver or Hayden.

I have not read the previous books in this series, but judging from some reviews Reaver's character is different in this book than in the previous ones. I was expecting a badass biker but he was quite soft in his thought processes. I had no problem with him expressing his love for Hayden early on, or for his being caring to her needs after the disaster her life h
Rachel Barnard
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“I can’t tell if you’re the storm or my shelter from it…” -Hayden (Kindle Location 1639).

Hayden, Ashton’s friend from Shattered & Scarred, is ready on her wedding day to wed Andy and forget all about the mysterious man from the Sacred Hearts MC she had her eyes on, Reaver. When she gets left at the altar, the only person who can get her back on her feet is Reaver. He takes her on her honeymoon and they both learn that they can balance each other and that they are good for one another. It isn’t j
Book Fancy
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review.

Reaver’s story….YES!!!! I’ve been intrigued with Reaver since meeting him in the first two books. He’s different, and I knew he had a story to tell. And boy did he definitely have a story to tell! He has a monster that lives inside his head. This, of course, is a good thing for the club. They know just who to call when they have a job that needs to get done. However, it’s not always a good thing for Reaver to have to live with. He fights h
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review*

I enjoyed this book! This is the third book in the Sacred Hearts MC series. Reaver, treasurer and "other" for the Sacred Hearts MC, has been in love with Hayden since he met her a year ago. But she was engaged to be married to another guy, so he kept his distance. When Hayden's fiancé says he doesn't want to marry her DURING their ceremony, Reaver is the one to rescue her. He swoops in and takes her down to FL, where
Oct 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this book in exchange for an honest review!

I really enjoyed it, I devoured the first two in the series and this was no different.

I found it a complete change of pace from the other two, less of an MC book and more of an emotional love story. I loved how open Reaver was, usually a character with such a dark side is the strong silent type, doesn't talk about feelings etc etc but this wasn't the case.

The first part of the book was handled beautifully, I loved the deep connection to Hay
Ashley Boone
Oct 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this book in advance for my review. I want to start by saying the I love Reaver. He has been my favorite character since the beginning. I would have liked to have seen a confrontation with Hayden and Aimee. I would have enjoyed seeing Hayden put her in her place. Also I would have enjoyed reaver being a little more possible over Hayden. I feel as though he was a little to carefree at times with her. But other then that I loved this book. This is probably my favorite series to read. I ...more
Audrey-jo Ramirez
Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this book free for my honest review. I honestly love this book. It's very well written where you can feel the characters and really understand them. I like how the book changes points of view of the 2 main characters so you really know how each character feels. They each have their own issues that they need to work out and its wonderful to see that process and them doing it together I love Reaver from the first 2 books in the series and am so happy he go this own book. The story fits ...more
Nov 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Loved it! Storyline was engaging, emotional, intense, hot and dark along with some self-discovery, trust and love. Reaver is a sexy badass biker. He's funny, sweet, in love with Hayden and will do anything to protect her including from his darkness and kink. After being left at the alter and rescued by Reaver, Hayden realizes there's more to him than what she seen. Their characters have steamy chemistry and passion along with a sizzling threesome with Cutter. Despite not personally enjoying ...more
Kendra Wynn
Nov 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Omg!!!!! I fell in love with reaver in the first book and have been waiting for his!!! I am not disappointed!! It was everything I expected and more! I was a little disappointed that so much of the book took place outside of the club but I couldn't be to upset because she introduced cutter and I loved him!!! This book was just great!!! I'm sad I'm finished with it!!! I hope there will be more sacred hearts to come!!! ...more
Too tired and confused to write something sensible. I liked some parts of the story and disliked the others. The hero was scary as hell. The heroine's tears actually turned him on. And he hugged her when she really needed it. And he liked knives. And he drove nine hours to save her from a bad situation. And he was such a sweetheart. And a total bastard.
I believe this book goes to the "mindfuck" category.
Tara Werkman
Oct 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying I received a free copy for my review and let me tell you I loved the first 2 books by Aj but Reaver is by far my favorite character I couldn't wait for his and Hayden's story and I WAS NOT disappointed !!!! Can't wait for the next book !! Way to go Aj again you rocked my world !!! ...more
Vera Quinn
Jan 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is amazing!

Reader and Hayden are great together.A hot alpha biker who has a darker sexual appetite with a good heart,who doesn't want it.A woman who needs her heart back.Put this together with a biker family and it's a great read.Love the Sacred Hearts MC.Good job A.J. Downey
Fatima McKindra
Jan 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: h-h-with-kids
LOVED. IT. I'm in awe...I read a LOT of romance/erotica and this series just has all of the elements that I really, REALLY like! The characters are well developed. The plots are engaging and believable. The romance is both sweet and hot. Just really good telling of a tale. Congratulations on a job well done Ms. Downey. Please keep 'em coming! ...more
Belinda Donaldson
Apr 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
AMAZING yet again!!!!!!

Third book in and it just keeps getting better and better.

"Doll" was left shattered on whats was supposed to be her day only for Reaver to come in and sweep her off her feet.

I am so happy that some questions from the previous 2 books were finally answered, and you finally got to see into Reavers mind.

Am really looking for the next installment
Diana Rafferty
Oct 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
WOW I didn't think anyone could knock trigger off the top but after reading this reaver is definitely my favourite but I sure hope we get more cutter . Can't wait to read the next book hope we don't have to wait too long ...more
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A.J. Downey is a born and raised Seattle, WA Native. She finds inspiration from her surroundings, through the people she meets and likely as a byproduct of way too much caffeine.

She has lived many places and done many things though mostly through her own imagination... An avid reader all of her life it's now her turn to try and give back a little, entertaining as she has been entertained. She liv

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