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Fractured Love

(Off-Limits Romance #3)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  3,655 ratings  ·  492 reviews
I was sixteen when he came to our house. Landon Jones, a boy with nothing, from nowhere. He had cinnamon hair and blue eyes—light blue, just like mine. When we went out as a family with my foster brother, people asked if Landon was my twin. He wasn’t. That year, we found out how much he wasn’t. When my parents caught us, they threw Landon out like trash.

Now I’m twenty-nine
Paperback, 200 pages
Published July 19th 2017 by HEA Press (first published July 18th 2017)
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️+! Fractured Love (stand-alone). Their forbidden love tore them apart! One determined hero & the long road back!

“The boy standing beside her is the physical equivalent of a secret, and in looking at him, I just heard it whispered straight down to my soul.”

Fractured Love (stand-alone) is a beautiful tale of an against-all-odds love.

It starts as a forbidden teenage romance when student James Landon Jones meets his new foster sister Evie Rutherford. A doomed love th
Jennifer Kyle
3.5 Stars

I loved the first half of this book. However, the second half it was too fast of a fix and well simply blah.
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I’m telling you. From the moment I first saw this blurb. I knew I HAD to have this story on my kindle. HAD. TO. HAVE. IT. There is just something about a forbidden romance that reels me in. But on top of that, add second chance romance to the mix? Well that just grabs me by the balls and doesn’t let go.

Sometimes I get so wrapped up in a story, I feel like I’m living every moment with the characters. I become attached. I FEEL what they feel. Their love. Their desire. Thei
Jul 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.

Ella James is a new-to-me author and Fractured Love was a pretty good introduction. Whilst, I admit it wasn't entirely what I was expecting, it held plenty of romance, sweetness, heat and heartache between a couple whose time together was abruptly ended before it even really got started.

Written from a his and hers POV and in two parts—the past and the present—we're taken on a journey of friendship, first love and second chances. I loved how part one introduces us to a teenage Landon a
Claire Robinson
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4 - Please hurt for me, and I will fix you... Stars!

Book three in Ella James’ popular Off-Limits Romance series; Fractured Love takes the ‘almost-sibling’ trope and turns it on it’s head with Landon and Evie’s story.

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I won’t lie I have had very little luck with the whole step-brother romance phenomenon, and although this story is different in that Landon starts out as Evie’s foster brother, the taboo associated with their relationship back in t
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17-year-old Landon just met a very interesting girl at his new school. Evie. She fascinates him.
But ... she's also his new foster sister.

Evie and her family expected a seven year old boy to move into the newly decorated Star Wars / Harry Potter room. But social services screwed up, and now Landon moves in.

Landon. The boy that - within minutes of meeting him at school - changed Evie forever. She doesn't know what it is, but she somehow knows that this boy belongs to her now.

And even though her pa
Lady Heather

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Title: Fractured Love
Author: Ella James
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 19, 2017
Cover Designer: Letitia Hasser at RBA Designs

A standalone that is part of the Off-Limits Romance collection.



I was sixteen when he came to our house. Landon Jones, a boy with nothing, from nowhere. He had cinnamon hair and blue eyes—light blue, just like mine. When we went out as a family with my foster brother, people asked if Landon was my twin. He w
Aug 03, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fractured Love was overall a great story. I enjoyed it but I found it lacking in some ways. The chemistry and love between Evie and Landon was undeniable but I wasn't invested in their story. I felt that part one was fast paced at certain times and I would have liked a little more detailed descriptions instead of only getting a casual play by play feeling. Part two was great but the last 20% was a little tiresome and predictable.

Landon and Evie were the reason I kept reading because of their lo
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am a sucker for second chances. I am a sucker for friends to lovers stories. I am a sucker for any book that can evoke emotions like FRACTURED LOVE by Ella James did for me.

Being introduced to new authors is always very exciting for me. This is a first for me by James, and I can honestly say it wont be the last. Her writing is flawless, it flows beautifully, and she really knows how to capture the essence of love on the page.

My heart broke and rejoiced on so many occasions for our two mains.
Jul 22, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: awful, dnf, read-2017, cr, 1-star
DNF at 21%

Look, I'm a sucker for second chance romances. Throw them at me, bury me with them, shove them down my throat, the 'Buy now with 1-click' button is my bestestestestest friend in the world!

However, at 21% I was still stuck with two teenagers who were talking about which Hogwarts House they'd be in. Authors, I know you love inserting pop-cultural references, thinking it'll make the story more relatable, but Harry Potter is getting old. And this is me who loves, no adores, the Harry Potte
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1-2-stars-read
I love second chance romance but this one felt flat to me. I blame weak and overly dramatic storyline. (I have never encountered heroine who would cry so much in so few pages and overall story was quite unbelievable...)
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The moment I read/saw the teaser of this book I knew that this is going to be a great read for me and surely it was! Ella James was able to captivate my attention the moment I started reading the story of Evie & Landon. It was a second chance romance between foster brother and sister.

When Landon became Evie's foster step-brother, the attraction was already there. Trying to fight it was useless and so they try to sneak in behind her parents back but of course, they are bound to get caught. And wh
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“There's only two choices: it's either worth it, or it's not. So I choose blindly. Desperately. I choose Evie. And our love- our fractured, splinted, restored love- is fucking worth it.”

Oh. My. God. I am super in love with this book!

The blurb just held my attention and I was just a goner from there. Both the MCs are going to be neurosurgeons and I assumed their back story would just be that, a back story. But I was blown away!

The book is divided into two parts. And I'm
Shannon Moore
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
“You’re the kind of good girl bad guys always go for.”

Second chance romances aren't one of my favourite tropes ever - I know, I'm in the minority - but then there's sometimes where I stumble upon a really well written second chance, and it changes my perspective. If you want to make me believe that these characters had a past and loved each other, you need to SHOW me! I'm a show, not tell type of gal. Pretty words won't fool me, give me proof. That's exactly what the author does in F
Jun 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Ok read. Aecond change of romance. The story is so so. Not too angst , no dark twisted plot. Even what Landon experience in the group house, is forced into a blur. Even when Evie secret is out, the after math is.... flat. The resolution of the conflic is rushed and hurried.

I like this book OK. I wish it can be longer, darker and more twisted. But overall its OK.

3 stars
~*~ 4 1/2 STARS ~*~

FRACTURED LOVE is definitely a SERIES FAVORITE for me! I was HOOKED from the synopsis, but that's usually the case with an author like Ella James. She hooks me in so quickly and with so few words, and then she transports me to something truly beautiful and heartbreaking. And that prologue?! My heart was in my throat for those few pages alone. I think I knew then, that Evie and Landon's story was going to be something special...something tough...something beautiful. 

"It's wr
The blurb is what hooked me to read this book. I love a forbidden love & Medical/Dr Love tropes. This book had them both! I read this as a standalone & that's what it was to me.
This starts off as a typical YA romance. Evie is the daughter of two Doctors (the Rutherfords) in affluent suburban North Carolina. She's 16 y/o, very well adjusted and very intelligent like her parents. Evie's parents are very busy but have it in their hearts to take in foster children.
Evie's sister Emmaline is a few y
Mary Helen
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ella James has the ability to make my heart soar and rip it out all in the same day. Reading Fractured Love today was an emotional roller-coaster which has left my heart reeling in the aftermath.

Taking two complete strangers and bringing them together with intense emotional intimacy all within the confines of a few pages is an amazing skill Ella James brings to her books.

Fractured Love begins with Landon and Evie meeting as teenagers. Landon is perfect; Brooding, snarky, intelligent, and loyal
Melanie (mells_view)
4 "Loving Landon is like breathing," stars.


I feel like Ella James really enjoys making people cry. Yes Evie and Landon's story is so super duper sweet. It's young taboo love, and you want to root for them even though it may be a little bit wrong. It's young love that you pray is lasting. Ugh. I feel like I can't really say much more or it will ruin this story. The basics are that Evie falls for her foster brother. Should she be doing this? Probably not, but you sometimes can't help who you
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I'm not going to rate or review this one, but I can't believe this came from the same author from one of my favorite books. =(
Jamie Davis
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Yet again, Ella James took my heart for a ride and wrenched my emotions before gently placing them right where they should be again--happy, satisfied, and in love with another couple. I’m not sure how she brings her characters to life in such a way you feel as if they’re part of your life, but she does it...time and again.

Forbidden love isn’t a new subject in romance, but this story is written in a way that not only makes it feel fresh and new, but connects with the reader’s heart and makes you
Vanessa (nessreads)
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*ARC kindly provided in exchange fir an honest review*

4.5 Stars!

Ella James took me on such an emotional roller-coaster ride. Just from reading the blurb, you get an inkling of what this book is about. But oh my gosh, it's that and so much more. You get reeled in and you get lost within the two main characters (Evie and Landon). There so much depth to this story. So much emotion. Just, so much.

"The boy standing beside her is the physical equivalent of a secret, and in looking at him, I just heard
Jul 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-wishlist
Evie and Landon meet for the first time as teenagers due to a misunderstanding with the foster care assignments. Evie has a secure home with loving, generous parents while Landon has been in the foster system since the age of two. Landon has encountered more than his fair share of hardship in his young life, leaving him emotionally vulnerable and suffering from insomnia and nightmares.

Fractured Love is divided into two separate sections. the first section deals with the history between Evie and
May 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fractured Love doesn’t prepare you for it.

Evie and Landon’s love story moved me.

It’s been awhile since I read a book about two souls that pulls at my heartstrings and made me cry. I couldn’t put this book down once I started. This has heartbreak all over it and with Landon and Evie’s POVs the more I read, the more I knew that I was going to love these two.
Sofia Lazaridou
Jul 19, 2017 rated it liked it
The story is divided into two parts. The first part which shows us how Landon and Evie met and fell in love got 5 stars from me and the second part shows us what happens when they met again a decade later which got 2 stars from me. I read the blurb, just before I began the book, so I was aware of what happened and thought that it was unnecessary to read 10 chapters (half the book) on the main characters as teenagers. Turns out that I loved that part. I could see how these two fell in love. This ...more
The Book Bee
Jul 11, 2017 marked it as to-read
Is anyone else seeing these teasers and getting more excited for this one??

Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle

4 Fractured CROWNS

Fractured Love is another romantic tale of two people who have limits placed on their relationship, preventing them from being together during the time period they originally meet. It is filled with love, heartbreak, and reconciliation, all the makings of a good romance.

Landon is such a broken young man when readers meet him, and yet he has this strength beneath the surface to help him endure. As a young man, we see how being abandoned has chang
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Title: Fractured Love
Author: Ella James
Category: Contemporary Romance
Series or Standalone: Standalone
POV: First Person, Dual
Plot: 5+++
Characters: 5+++
Scorching Level: 5+++
HEA: Um...hello. Not telling.

This was amazing!!!!
This book proved why I love Ella James so much!!! It had everything! An intriguing story, relatable characters, an emotional love story and the bittersweet taste of the forbidden.
Evie never expected to fall for her new foster brother. It is one thing to be friends with
Apr 06, 2020 rated it liked it
A sweet forbidden love story between Evie and her foster brother Landon. I enjoyed the first half of the story as they got to know each other as teenagers, but the second half seemed to lose its way a little, for me. There was so much unnecessary drama crammed in and all the medical jargon put me off a little. Still a fairly enjoyable book though!
A.M. Hargrove
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Fractured Hearts

I adored this story-- Evie was the adorable smart and caring girl who wanted to dive into Landon's heart and save him from all his pain and suffering. Landon was the wickedly intelligent boy who had lived far more than his share of troubled years and found in Evie that perfect human being he'd never met before. It was heart wrenching, sweet, hot and fiery, and the characters were the kind you could imagine having as your best friends. Once I started, I couldn't put it down--it
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Ella James is the USA Today + Amazon Top 10 bestselling author of more than twenty books. Ella lives in Colorado with her husband and three kids. When she's not writing, you can find her in the foothills.

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