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Fractured & Formidable

(The Sacred Hearts MC #5)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  897 ratings  ·  84 reviews
She’s Fractured…

Mandy Price is best friends with Everett, the Ol’ Lady to the Sacred Heart’s VP, and roommates with them both… No one would guess that the preacher’s daughter could have such a dark secret, but Mandy had a big one. The product of a broken childhood, Mandy lives a fractured existence. She maintains the outward appearance of normalcy, that everything is just
Published July 1st 2015 by Second Circle Press
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I need the next one!

Mandy met Zandor fourteen months ago and thought they shared a connection. But when he didn't answer her calls or show up for dinner as planned, she figures she thought wrong and avoids him. But when Zandor finally realizes what he let go of all those months ago, she won't be able to get rid of him-and she won't want to.

This was a sweet romance with tough characters that overcome life's struggles with the help of their chosen family. I liked Zander's character and how dedica
Megan Fall
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm giving this book a five star rating, but seriously, I am still crying!!! That was just mean!!!!!!! ...more
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
AJ Downey has done the impossible and made me ugly cry. I have loved her books since book one of the series. I was fortunate enough to receive an ARC before my preorder came in. I am so glad I did. The series finally gets to Zander and Mandy, which we watch their fumbles and lack of anything but lusty looks in the series. The series is at a point where there is a lot happening and AJ writes real people going through real emotions. Just when you think happily ever after is finally happening, my g ...more
Chelle Holmberg
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone who enjoys MC Romances
Recommended to Chelle by: Stumbled upon them while I was searching for books

OH... MY... GOD!!!!
Why? I just have to ask... Why?
I had to literally put my iPod down and walk away because I was so heartbroken!! I cried so much reading this book I'm surprised my iPod doesn't have water damage!!

I love you, your writing and this series, but right now I'm still in shock and a little upset with you. However, I won't go into a huge rant because -
A. I respect you enough to private message you to yell at you (lol) admit it that made you laugh!!
5 Heart Breaking Stars

I'm glad that Zander and Mandy found love but damn. I don't know what to say.

It's heart breaking for sure and I don't understand why author would do that. Sigh.

“I love you until forever.” I told her and she smiled, face crumbling with yet more tears as she nodded between my hands.

“I love you until forever too.”

Forever never sounded so good.”

Yasmin Vasquez
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Spoiler Alert

Well the book was excellent but how the hell does A.J. Downey kill off Reaver I hated that crap he has been around since book 1 and I loved him. I'm glad Zander and Mandy get there happy ever after or they do for now.
Oct 23, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book, rw, romance, new-adult, 2018
I really liked how Zander finally pulled his head out of his ass and went after Mandy. He had no issues letting her know why he waited and how he would never let her be unimportant again. He managed this by his own actions and by pulling in the MC and showing Mandy that she was wanted there as well.

I was glad that there wasn’t any relationship drama because there was a whole lot of drama with the MC and their on-going beef with the Suicide Kings. Things were bad before, but with this book things
Oct 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW! I loved Mandy and Rev's story! These two were beautiful together once Rev got his head out of... well you get my drift! There were parts of this story that really had the tears flowing and others where I wanted to scream, but overall it was a fantastic book!!!! ...more
Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Easy read

If you want an easy read with a little bit of an edge then this may be good. The characterisation was ok as was the storyline. Nothing to angst just an easy read.
Apr 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm lucky enough to be one of A.J.Downey's Beta readers.

Zander/"Revelator" and Mandy. This couple met in Broken & Burned as Mandy is Everett's best friend. Sparks flew between them but as Zander became a prospect, and the repercussions of a certain Lake Trip started to affect all those around him, Mandy was humiliated as she was forgotten about.
Now a full patch member with his life back on track, Zander aims to win Mandy back, but will she forgive and forget just like that. She certainly won't
Read Between the Screens
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to win an ARC of Fractured & Formidable. This book is a MUST READ for those who love The Sacred Hearts MC series. I couldn't wait to dig in to this book and get back to all my friends at the MC (Reaver, Hayden, Trigger, Ash, Dray, Evy, the whole crew!). Once I started, I just couldn't put it down! Like all of A.J.'s books, she jumps right back in to where we left off and keeps going full force until your fingers cramp from flipping pages.

The best part of this series are the f
Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and hated it also. Loved to see Rev and Mandy get together. Sweet love story! Hated what happened to three of the characters - especially one. I balled like a baby - haven't cried that hard reading a book since Show the Fire - Signal Bend Series & Calm & Story - The Night Horde SoCal by Susan Fanetti. I love that a book can capture me that hard but at the same time I hate seeing some characters go - but it is a reality in the MC life. Anyway, looking forward the next book and h ...more
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've never wanted to truly cry when reading a book, but A.J. Downey has almost made the impossible happen. This book is mixed with sadness, heartbreak, and a love so pure it seems to be the only brightness in this book. I loved it even though a few parts ripped me to shreds. I will forever be a fan and can't wait to see how the main subplots winds down in the next book. ...more
Aug 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Zander and Mandy's love story was ok, a bit sappy for my liking though. That being said, they're a good add to the series mix. I would have liked a little more interaction with key series' characters before all the drama hit, but I absolutely adore Ms. Downey for her "no one's safe" writing style in the second half of this book, very "Game of Thrones"-esque. ...more
Apr 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Heart broken!! I feel like I have lost someone I know and am grieving. What an emotional ride. I can't wait to see how things wrap up in the final book. What an amazing series. One of my favorites. ...more
Dec 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Let me tell you people are so upset about her killing off three major characters I don't see it that way yes with Chandra I was upset, but not so much with Rever and Grinder (hope they are really dead) didn't really care too much for those two. Grinder thought it was ok to try and put himself on Shelly just because she was once a sweetbutt, he didn't care that 1. It was thanksgiving, 2 she had been raped and 3 it wasn't a party where she came to get down and dirty but Shelly pulls her weight doi ...more
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: aj-downey
Well this was one hell of a tear jerker! The horrible shit that happens in this book, the lives lost due to this stupid MC war with the Suicide Kings is just fucking atrocious!!! What I don't understand is why these Suicide Kings are hell bent on avenging a man who brutally raped women? I guess the fact that most of their members are rapists says a whole lot, which is why I just like the Sacred Hearts so much, because they never hurt women or children, never!

With that being said, Zander and Man
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great MC

Love this series of MC brother from book 1 you read about all the brother they all make a little appearance we have read about Rev as a prospect then finally get his patch and he does not let us down with the alpha protectiveness that make up Scared hearts. Maddie was feed up with her home life and Rev was there to help the push and pull towards their HEA I highly recommend this book and author
Corey Clancy
Nov 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Why. Why did you do that? That was my favorite character out of the whole series and you just.....why????? I would stop reading and boycott the rest of the series but you write too damn good to just stop. BUT WHY?!!!!! I cried..........
Claire Shaw
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Lauren Dodson
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

An odd couple if there ever was one. These two come together through mutual friends. After some hurt, and trust issues that are back on track. The tragedy that strikes the Sacred Heart Family will have you spinning.
Carol Roll
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

The book started out good, but was really slow getting started. Had it kept going like that, I would have given it a 3 star, however, it really took off and kept on going. So, a 4star it got. Looking forward to the next book in this series.
Lovie D. Bey
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Keeps getting better

Wow. This series just keeps getting better. This book was heavy. Not a light read but soooooo good. I was about in tears with this one. No spoilers but get the Kleenex out.
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This was good, I liked Zander and Mandy. But I have to say the death of one of the members killed me, I cried like a baby. Just broke my heart 😭 Now on to the next book.
Nancy Tamez
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I love this series the characters are entertaining in way that draws
you in to their lives . I really hate that this one made me cry!
Melissa Wheeler
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved mandy and zanders story but at the end when a certain person dies! Totally broke my heart and cant bring myself to read the next book:
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This series continues to put a huge smile on my face!
Debora Ruiz
Mar 16, 2020 rated it did not like it
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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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