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Fractures (Running On Empty #3)

4.5  ·  Rating details ·  48 Ratings  ·  33 Reviews

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 m
Kindle Edition, 302 pages
Published October 25th 2016 by Amazon Digital Services
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Marieke (Marieke's Books & Books and Tequila)
Last year a friend of mine recommended a new author to me; M.R. Field. I read her books Fragments and Splinters within a few days, and I loved both of them. I was happy to hear the author was working on a new book; Fractures. This book tells the story of Trinity and Theo – who we’ve met in the previous books – and their road to happiness.
“Back room,” he seethes. “No talking. I want you on your desk. Take off your skirt.” “Um, hello to you,” I say sarcastically, as I put my hand on my hip. “What
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fractures is the third book in the Running on Empty series, but all can be read as standalones. I have enjoyed all of the books in this series but really looked forward to reading Trinity's story and I was not disappointed. Right from the first chapter my heart was stolen by Trinity. Theo and Trinity's relationship has always been volatile. They have been friends, enemies, and lovers but never anything tame.

"Our connection simmers between us. We cling to and thrive on the seductive torture. For
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I bought this book solely because of the cover. I had not read the two previous books in the series at the time and did not even read the blurb... I was just captivated by the covers beauty. Then I started from the top with Fragments and Splinters and it became imparative to read Fractures as well.

Now I have finished it and I am searching high and low for the next installment but it. is. not. there... Let me tell you this - the cover did NOT disappoint...

I loved this second chance story. The pus
Oct 24, 2016 rated it really liked it

“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 o
2OCC Reviews
Oct 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I loved this book from the moments I saw the cover for this book and read the blurb for it. Fractures were a beautiful story about love and friends becoming more then just friends. The writing style of this story was excellently done with the reader being able to feel the emotions that the characters were feeling throughout the book.

I loved the hero of the story Theo and felt that he was such a tough character that had endured a lot of hardships in his life due to the family secrets that kept w
Oct 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Fractures is the third story in the "Running on Empty" series by the amazing M.R. Field. Each story's writing is eloquent and addictive and Fractures is no different. A friends-to-lovers roller-coaster ride, told through dual points of view, creates a full-bodied experience where not only i was drawn to the heroine Trinity and her brash and wayward look on life, but felt an instant comraderie and attraction to our hero Theo. Both are creative souls which means that when together their passion is ...more
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First things first, look at that cover. It's just so pretty. Kudos to whoever designed it. I've always been curious about the characters from reading the previous book. With what I recall of their history this going to be an angsty ride. We don't know a lot of things going on we get to the middle of it all and slowly they get revealed.

Former best friends that held back secrets from each other that caused a rift. We get into the thick of things unraveling then the aftermath. Then fast forward to
Amy  Crull
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
So I haven't read the first two books but something drew me to this book. I was so glad I was able to read this book. This book grabs you and won't let you go. You are so drawn into Trinity and Theo's story that you can't let go. You have to know what happens next. They have a lot of lot of issues but they handle them the best way they can.
Trinity and Theo have been best friends for as long as they can remember. As they grow older they become friends with benefits but refuse to move forward. Wh
LLEP  Book Blog
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Fractures by M.R Field is a great story. I love stories about friends that develop into more and that is what Fractures is about. This book grabbed me right from the beginning and held on until the very end. Trinity and Theo have been friends forever. Trinity is self-employed as a designer that designs sells wedding dresses. She is in demand and has a wait list months long. Theo is an architect that has a passion for his career. Despite his love for his job, he has some demons in his closet. He ...more
Shannon Mcfarland
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Fractures by M.R Field is a great story. I love stories about friends that develop into more and that is what Fractures is about. This book grabbed me right from the beginning and held on until the very end. Trinity and Theo have been friends forever. Trinity is self-employed as a designer that designs sells wedding dresses. She is in demand and has a wait list months long. Theo is an architect that has a passion for his career. Despite his love for his job, he has some some demons in his closet ...more
Wit & Wonder Books
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
***ARC Provided by the Author for an Honest Review***

WoW, just wow!

Fractures by M.R Field was an amazing story about two best friends who fell in love and became more. An emotional roller coaster that sucked you in and had you hooked until the very end.

I absolutely devoured this book. Both Trinity and Theo’s stories had my heart breaking along with them at times, my emotions were all over the place. I truly loved how the author defined every little aspect of the pain and guilt suffered by each
Bernice Cook
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
I first stumbled across M.R. Field at a Melbourne book signing. She was pure effervescence and instantly I had to read her books. I absolutely devoured Fragments and Splinters (books one and two in the Running on Empty series) I fell in love with her characters and writing style.
I was given an ARC of Fractures and was captivated by the story of Trinity and Theo from the very first chapter. They become friends at age 12 both with problems who are drawn together. This is the sory of friends who b
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
M.R. Field has done it again! Another amazing read with characters and a story you will fall in love with. It is a story of hope and HEAs; second chances and being seen.

Theo and Trinity's relationship has been fractured in the past by words and actions that can't be undone and by feelings of loss on both sides. As they grow closer again the fractures start to heal but Theo's life is in turmoil and affection doesn't come easily. Discovering he has a family who want to embrace him has him struggli
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Five Heartwarming Stars! Trinity & Theo both have demons in their pasts. They have a beautiful friendship that soon develops into something more which helps them to overcome their pasts. The story is beautifully written and you feel all the emotions as the characters experienced them. I was hooked from the first chapter and could not put the book down. The characters will have you feeling sad at one moment and then they will make you laugh as they go from being friends to lovers. This is the ...more
Judy Miracle
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a beautiful story about friends becoming more than just friends. You literally feel the emotions coming off the pages as you read.

Theo is one of those characters that has endured hardships within his life due to secrets his family withheld. He never experienced love from his father and that broke my heart. Trinity is a feisty woman who as well has suffered a lot. From loss and guilt through her life i was once again shredded. The relationship between Theo and Trinity is one that will w
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
A story that fractured my soul!

Two best friends that became more than friends. Theo and Trinity both knew the meaning of heartbreak. Theo was raised by his father,a strict man incapable of loving Theo. Trinity was raised in a loving home,but felt her Mother's death deeply! Both were so scarred and scared that they could not commit to each other! Both of them were also very talented! Trinity with clothing and Theo with writing. I felt that their professions created an outlet for their feelings!

Jennifer Oloughlin
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Theo and Trinity are woven together with pain and love. They're soulmates who fight their emotional connection at different times during their past, and definitely during their present. We're on a journey with Theo, as he tries to open Trinity's eyes to the fact that he loves her, and only her. Trinity's journey is a little more about self forgiveness and trust. They've both hurt each other, intentionally to a certain degree. It was a great story to watch unfold. #TTE.

**** I voluntarily read an
Dalya Mamadou
Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absoulutely love it. The expression "being broke" by life, peaople you love, take all is meaning with this book.

I love Theo but i feld hard for Trinity i love everething she stand for. The way she make her sister friend feel beautiful and confident, when she clap back to the girl who bullied her friend and the list go on and on and on.... She is like Theo say, she is LIVE, she radiate on every person who arround her.

Their story make me smile, cry, fustrated me and give some hope.
This is the
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
M.R. Field has crafted another beautiful romance in the Running On Empty series. While it can be read as a standalone, I highly recommend starting with book 1, Fragments, where you'll meet loveable and relatable characters that are all part of the series with their own stories.

In Fractures, there are secrets to unravel and wounds that need to be mended, and M.R. Fields does this flawlessly.
Oct 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book just sucked me in, and look at that gorgeous cover. Friends to lovers is a soft spot to me, and this book just flowed brilliantly. Many surprises along the way and some great scenes between Theo and Trinity. A first book for me by this author but i will need to go read their other work as i hope it captures me as much as this book did
Trish Miles
Dec 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This has to be my favourite one yet. My favourite couple by far. I love Trin and Theo's story.
Komal Chandwani
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing

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Sandie - Books and Tequila Book Blog
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
Sassy Southern
Nov 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Trinity has had feelings for Theo since the two were young but when she needed him the most he turned to Claire instead. Now Trinity and Theo survive on a "friends with benefits" life, both wanting more but afraid to give it.

Theo has not had an easy life growing up since his mom died when he was super young and the life he led turned out to be based on lies. When his real father comes back into his life will he allow him to tell him the truth of what happened and why he wasn't there for them?

Rebecca Austin
Nov 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
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This is the third book in the series and the first one that I have read. Although it can be read as a stand-alone I think I would have preferred reading the other two first as I felt like there was definitely some back story that I missed out on. One thing would definitely be sorting out all the relationships and ties between the main characters.

Trinity seems to have definitely lost a bit of herself since her mother died and I don't know if that's what prevents her from getting close with Theo
Nardia Barnes
Oct 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
In its own way this book is the whole 'opposites attach' theme, a bold out there girl with a family tragedy and a introverted guy with his own family tragedy.

This book being in a series and myself haven't read the first 2 books, I was never lost, which I love. Obviously the supporting characters had their own stories and you go totally go back and read them later if you so wished.

I enjoyed reading this book with this author having the skill and talent to construct her paragraphs well and easily
Brittany Hively
Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Fractures was a heart breakingly beautiful story of love, loss, and finding who we are truly meant to be in life. This book had me feeling all kinds of ways and dying to see what was going to happen to each of the characters; not only with each other, but with themselves. The path of self-discovery is something that we all go through in life and reading about others peoples experience was heartwarming and eye opening. Fractures was a wonderful story that shows the true ups and downs of friendshi ...more
Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I feel as though it's taken me ages to read this book which is not fair because I loved it. (too many distractions lately!) I loved all the side intertwined stories that made the characters whole and the symbolism of the little things in their relationship - truely beautiful. Oh especially the tattoo so clever!
Just one thing, not a big thing.... if you think you can get away with just 5 books M R Field you have another think coming. I NEED Elly and Anastasia's books too, so get to work girl or e
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M R Field is an author from Australia and has completed a Bachelor's degree with Honours from Melbourne. After growing up with the river at her front door, she returned back to her hometown after many years of living in the city. She now lives a tranquil lifestyle with her husband, two young children and effervescent dog.

M R Field has always held a love for writing, filling journals as a child whi
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Other books in the series

Running On Empty (3 books)
  • Fragments (Running On Empty, #1)
  • Splinters (Running On Empty #2)
“As my muscles marginally relax, the tension flicks from anger to fevered desire. I want to tear each wisp of clothing off her and tie her to this f**king desk. I’ll know next time, to bring my satin ribbon.” 1 likes
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