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Complicated Hearts

(Complicated Hearts Duet #1)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  3,290 ratings  ·  554 reviews
Breslin—I was in love with Asher Holden the moment I saw him...and I knew nothing would ever be the same.
Then he hurt me. He wrecked me. He ruined me.
I spent three years putting myself together—fixing what he broke.
I never thought I'd see him again after that day.
I was counting on it.
Little did I know—life had other plans...and things were going to become a lot more co
ebook, 226 pages
Published June 8th 2017 (first published June 3rd 2017)
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Jennifer Kyle
Jul 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25 Stars

"She captivates me.
Frustrates me.
And you, you fascinate me.
Complicate me."


This story was told in three povs all leading up to a cliffhanger ending. Next book should be very interesting to see where Breslin stands and/or if this ends with menage relationship etc.

"It ends here. Because I finally realize that just because I wasn't meant to have a future with him, it doesn't mean I'm not permitted to have it with someone else."

Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There's an elephant in the room. And it's balanced on a razor thin wire.
Either way it falls, the grass gets trampled.
Such is the dilemma of Asher Holden.
He's so young, his life going places. His career well on a golden path. when Gods spit on him and his life upends on itself, almost overnight. His life is balanced on a thin line demarcating his heart and brain. His balls are in a vice, his heart is in a grip.
I'd just turned 18 and officially became a man, but I didn't know who I was. And it wa
Laura Lee
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Complicated Hears
By Ashley Jade
4.5 Stars

Well my goodness, what a wicked web Ashley Jade has woven for us in this book 1 of the Complicated Hearts series.

Breslin is in love with Asher Holden. The boy who stole her heart by standing up for her. He molded her into the girlfriend of the year. Till the day came when he ruined her… Moving on in life, she has a steady ‘boyfriend’, she is in college, she is trying to move on. But at the same time…he is still in her every thought.

Asher is caught up in a
Isabella. R
4 Scarred Soul Stars ⭐

This is the story of three young lovers Breslin, Asher and Landon. Three people who have known hardship, abuse, inadequacy and now heartbreak. But fate is fickle and where they believed their stories ended was actually the beginning.

Told from all their points of view the story begins with Landon, a school nerd who has been used for his intelligence and what would benefit others. But all his hard work will reap the rewards.

We then meet Breslin and Asher, high school sweeth
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Unexpected, emotional, and effing brilliant! Complicated Hearts is mind blowing and unlike any other book I’ve read. I sat in one spot for hours and stayed up half the night because I could not put my kindle down! Once again Ashley Jade has rocked my world!

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Here’s the breakdown: Breslin Rae and Asher Holden have the perfect teenage romance. He’s th
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: love-triangle
I seriously enjoyed book 1 of the Complicated Hearts Duet. Talk about flawed characters whom I loved. Asher and Breslin were great together before it all went to hell. Him struggling with his sexuality and his growing friendship with Landon were my highlights of this book. Damn how I love Landon that sexy musician slash nerd. How he also had to face his growing attraction to Asher was wonderfully written. His relationship with Breslin was great too. I have no idea how it will all go down in the ...more
Mar 12, 2020 marked it as did-not-finish
DNF... page 100

I tried, but I couldn't get into the story at all.

I really wanted to love this one, but maybe I'm going to try again and read in the future
Get Your Book On
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Complicated Hearts

I'm not a typical fan of m/m, m/m/f, or m/f/m stories, and when I first heard that Ashley Jade was writing one of these stories that possibly involves all three of these, I was concerned to say the least. Not that she shouldn't write something like that, but that I might not enjoy it.

I shouldn't have doubted her for a second! This is how the New Adult genre should be done, Ashley Jade style! And honestly she has really outdone herself. Including this one, I have read six of
Melanie (mells_view)
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhh that was so totally worth all the waiting. All the teasing that Ashley likes to do. Ugh. I'm so emotional and torn up. FUCK THIS WAS SO GOOD!!!!

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Not only was this a hot as hell, and angsty as hell new adult read it was a boundary pusher. I absolutely loved the fact that even though this story made me laugh at some points, it also made me emotional and uncomfortable at times. It was just so good. It was unexpected, and the characters do not fit into the little boxes your mind
Carla Bulian
May 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
WOW. Talk about drama...
The characters are young and don’t know about themselves yet.
I liked the dynamic of them.
It’s worth the reading.
Di Covey/TwistedBookReviews
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
DUDE! Complicated is the perfect title for this piece of crazy. If you follow my reviews, I don't usually read NA, I actually don't read non-dark all that much. However, I was taken advantage of, and I loved every lick. Suck. Bite.

M/M M/F <- If I have to warn you of that, don't read my review. Period.

So, I fucking love triangles. If I'm reading a non-dark, then it's usually a triangle or angsty read. I love angsty reads. I love that feeling of heartbreak, yet hoping for love. This book blows awa
Kristy /Obsessed with Romance
So this book had me from page one. Talk about being instantly invested!! I was hooked by chapter one, tearing up by chapter two, bawling by chapter three and in love by chapter four. This book had absolutely everything I love...EVERYTHING. Angst that tore at my heart, romance that made me swoon, heartbreak that had me crying and sex that made me...

It's the characters, all three of them, that make this book spectacular. Breslin is every girl who falls in love and every woman with a broken
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Title: Complicated Hearts
Author: Ashley Jade
Category: Romance
Series or Standalone: Series, book #1
POV: Various PoVs
Plot: 4
Characters: 4
Scorching Level: 4
HEA: Um... Not telling

Things will get complicated! Yowza! This book is a hot mess!!! I have read a lot of extreme, dark and risque books so nothing in this book shocked me. That cannot be said for every reader though, so if you don't enjoy triangles or M/M reads or complicated storylines, then this might not be for you.
For those of you w
Maïwenn  B
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Talk about heart-breakingly complicated.
Complicated Hearts is, as the author repeatedly warned, nothing you would expect. And to be honest, it's what makes this book so outstanding.

The blurb is perfectly written, it does make sense, yet it is just the tip of the iceberg, but it gives you just what you need to know. This book is all about love, true love, love that you can't deny, you can't fight, love that you must treasure because it's so precious...

I got hooked to these love stories imme
~Stéphanie's Journal~
Jun 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
The warning of this book says it's unconventional and the statement fits with what's in the book. While it's most certainly NOT everything I hated. I had some issues but there are so minor that I won't even elaborate.

I think all you need to know before reading Complicated Hearts is first that it's a duet so you won't have the full story right away. It does end with a cliffy, one I've seen coming so it was bearable. After you need to be prepared to be fully surprised by all things happening in th
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Although I've got Ashley Jades books on my kindle waiting to be read I decided my first read would be this one & I'm so happy I waited.

Asher was Breslins saviour. He showed her what love, caring and happiness was. That is until he shattered her heart completely. Three years later we have Landon the school nerd who finds himself tutoring Asher. As things start getting complicated can these characters move on from the past? Of course they can't. Ashley Jade has written this so it's gonna get very
Dri ✰
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
3,8 stars!

“She captivates me. Frustrates me. And you, you fascinate me. Complicate me.”
♡ jules ♡
it had so many great reviews so i wanted to pick it up, I did, wasted few hours when I could’ve read something better. sigh
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wow!!!!! This book has stressed me out so much in a good way of course.

I love Asher, Landon and Breslin
Erika's Book Blog
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars, new-adult
Love wants what it wants, there's no stopping it. It's truer words have ever been spoken. Once again, the Author weaves her magic in a totally different type of story, yet as always, leaves me breathless with her consistent vivid and emotional imagery, and fantastic storytelling abilities. 3 characters, each relatable, likeable, and REAL. It was like watching a movie in my head filled with angst, drama, heart-wrenching emotions, it's all laid out beautifully, and crafted with u ...more
Princess J. Antoinette
OMG like WOW!! I'm so out done with this book.. the intensity of these characters and their experiences and relationships they have with one another has my month hanging wide open with their crazy drama...

This is the first time I've read anything by this author and from her written words and storytelling it won't be the last either..

If you like drama, angst, confusion, and complications this will be the perfect book for you...

Rating this book 4 1/2 ☆ because I hate cliffhangers and boy did this
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have no words to describe how I much I loved this book. I love a taboo story so this fit the bill perfectly. It is a all consuming story, that you can tell Ashley put her blood, sweet & tears in. Every word and every emotion Asher, Landon & Breslin felt you feel with them!

This story isn't just about the unconventional, it's not about focusing on the black and white aspect of life. It's about living in that grey area and filling it with so much color and marching to your own beat not worried a
Jackie - Fire & Ice Book Reviews
Holy f*cking shit. I'm pretty sure Ashley Jade has put herself on the map with this one. Before Complicated Hearts, I'm not sure if I knew what New Adult really was. This book is unique, hot, captivating, and most importantly f*cking complicated.

I yelled, I cursed, and at one point I threw my kindle um.. Well... Across the bed.

But this book had all the feels. One minute I was hating the characters, and the next I loved them. I ranted and raved. I pulled my hair in frustration because of how st
Xavier Neal
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great read enjoy angst, mm romance, m/f romance, complicated situations, new adult romance, and a cliffie!

Side Note: This was my first Ashley Jade book, but you bet your ass it won't be my last. It was a kick ass read from start to finish. The kind that as a reader makes you fall in love with reading again and as an author makes you wanna get behind the keyboard and deliver more stories to the world. Everything that happened in this book was like watching a train wreck or collision in p
Michelle Rodriguez
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Review 4.5 Stars

For those of you that have read an Ashley Jade book, you know she loves writing darker/erotica. Complicated Hearts is my first Ashley Jade book. Put down your pitchforks okay! I do know she’s an exceptional writer not having read any of her books. Her readers have nothing but great reviews and praise for her writing. When she mentioned she was writing a New Adult novel with m/f, m/m, m/f/m book, well you know I and to beg and plead to enter her ARC review team. Okay, I’m exagger
Tanaka K (The Romantic Angel Blog)
Okay, so I have been racking my mind on how to review this magnificent book. i am serious I had no words to fully articulate all my emotions on this wonderful and explosive book. I kept changing my angle on how to start because I tell you Complicated Hearts left me so discombobulated. Right now I cannot even think straight because I left my mind, body, heart and soul right there with that book. Everything is gone and i am only left with the shell of myself. What can I say is Complicated Heart co ...more
 Charlie  ✰ WLTB Blog ✰
5 Big Complicate stars
Fantastic read!!!

I started this book and couldn’t put it down, what a story! I read it in one sitting it is so good.
I am not going to give away any spoilers just going to say how the book made me feel as you need to just give this book a chance and you will not be disappointed.

It is a flows perfectly and you can’t but help fall in love with these characters’ they are so well developed Ashley has brought them to life, I love we get the story in different POV gives us so mu
Tracy Dickson
Jun 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 *. I'm not a fan of m/m and I asked if it was m/m due to the male names in the book and told no it wasn't but clearly they where wrong to a degree. Dont usually read m/m although books I've loved in the past has gone that way and always ended up falling in love with the characters & same happened here. Although there is a strong female lead its more than that. The web just gets bigger and bigger and from the start I thought I knew how it would go but was totally wrong. It's a tale of young l ...more
This is my second time enjoying this book. This time I did it on audio.

And it was FANTASTIC. Fan. Freaking. Tastic.

Teddy Hamilton is the perfect Landon and Asher. He is so amazing and I could just listen to him read me all the things.

The book is MMF. This book breaks a few boundaries. This book also shows how fluid sexuality really is and how some people are magnetic.

If you haven't read the magic that happens between Landon, Asher, and Breslin, you need to get this book.
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