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Wasted

(Steel Country #3)

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Haunted and hidden.

Mysterious and sexy, Grayson Falcon steers clear of commitment in all forms. He takes the road less traveled, avoiding the demons of his past and the nightmares they cause. He uses his good looks and country charm to attain pleasure, but it is always a short-lived reprieve.

Sweet and scarred.

Once believing that love can conquer all, Mandee Carlin’s life
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Published July 26th 2017
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Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
MJ brings us the third book in the Steel Country series. This spins off from her Men of Steel books and we luckily get to see our favorite Men in this book. Grayson Falcon is the baby brother. He is the keeper of secrets that his older siblings can't even imagine. He is the spoiled little boy who got chocolate smuggled to him by his momma so he would settle down. He is the sweet child who has tried to keep his family together. He is a talented musician who humbly stays in the background because ...more
Brandy Roberts
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I freaking love MJ Fields her Steel country series is amazing and I didn't realize that Gage would be beat in the swoon department but Gray stole the show for me adored him as a hero . Mandee is such a beautiful heroine inside and out she has every quality that I really admire . Gray just WOW pure yummy ness him and his bacon addiction . The sex scene are well written they'll just melt your panties away and have you dissolving in a puddle of goo . Also great to see what every one is up to , ...more
Tina "IRead2Escape"
Hotness Rating 3 out of 5

Review to come...
Bel
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I think I have officially found my new favourite Falcon (not including Brand because there is no denying he is MJ's greatest creation ever!) Grayson is the quiet brother, with a love of music and family that leaves no room for any outside emotions as he is consumed by secrets that he is keeping to hold his family together.

Mandee is also trying to hold herself together working at her father's bar but feels like life is passing them by and that they are merely existing rather than living. Then
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Renee Entress
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 star

The story has laughs, secrets, naughty fun, suspense, and heartbreak. I was pulled right into this story. The story flowed well and I was kept interested.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Falcon's Landing (Steel Country 0.5)
Hammered (Steel Country #1)
Destroyed (Steel Country #2)

This is Mandee and Grayson’s story. Grayson has secrets that he is keeping. He also does not believe in love for himself. He loves his brothers but does not believe he can
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Theresa Natole
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A truly amazing, heart-wrenching, love story that started before they knew who the other one was. It happened with a song by him and a day that Mandee will never forget. The day her mother died and "sent" Mandee an angel in the woods.

Gray never had a relationship. Love was not something he felt he deserved. Women were one night stands with no attachments. He would never be able to love someone the way they deserved but sometimes love happens when we don't expect it. The day he "met" Mandee she
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Margay
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Let me just start off by saying that MJ Fields is one of my favorite go-to authors. Nine times out of ten, whatever she writes, I read - and thoroughly enjoy. And each time I read one of her books, I think to myself, "This is my favorite MJ book." That is - until I read the next one. This is how it has been throughout the entire Steel Country series. I absolutely loved the first book and I thought, no one's more attractive than Gage. Then I read Garrett's story and of course thought the same. ...more
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

MJ Fields is a sorcerer I tell you... a woman mad about some of the best words in her genre. I have over-the-top loved every single book she has written. I've devoured them like they're the last donut on earth and constantly find myself coming back for more, whether it's for something new or a reread of an oldie but goodie.

MJ and her stories make me a believer in the most imperfect, perfect kind of love.

Her books are so good... full of passion, intensity, angst, romance, suspense, and
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Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-love
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of the book.

I can't even explain how sad I am to see this series come to a close. I need for there to be more Falcon brothers! But, as far as conclusions go, this one was pretty spectacular. I think of the 3 books, I have to rank Wasted only slightly behind Hammered and before Destroyed. I loved Gray SO MUCH! He is the baby of the family but held so much weight that no one had a clue about, all in order to protect the ones he loves. And Mandee, she
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Elizabeth Clinton
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Steel Country is definitely a place I want to be. Wasted is book three in this incredible series and we are going to find all we need to know about Grayson Falcon. A very complex man, a man who feels that running is the only way that life needs to be to keep his family happy even if it doesn't make him happy. Grayson is a talented singer but he is a man that needs know one until Mandee Carlin comes into the picture.
Mandee Carlin is a young woman who has gone through many emotional ups and downs
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Vickie
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars.

I LOVED Grayson. Unattainable, through choice, Grayson stays well away from commitment and 'love'. Haunted by his past, he doesn't stay in one place for long, always trying to put his loved ones first. I adored Grayson. He's keeping so much bottled up inside, it's very easy to understand his mindset and to fall in love with his character.

Mandee is a little naive and very sweet. Having lost her mum when she was younger, her life veered off path and now everyone treats her like a
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Ivy
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love these Falcon brothers. I have to say, Grayson almost took the lead as favorite brother, but nope, but he is a super close second. Grayson doesn't do love and Mandee loves, love. When Grayson realizes he can't get enough of the one girl who does hearts and flowers, he's going to have to make a choice, fight or fly.

Of course nothing is ever so simple with any MJ character. They each have their issues and their baggage that they bring to the table, but it just makes it that much more
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Gloria: Little Shop of Readers
Loved this Book!! The best!!
Eleanor
Oct 17, 2017 rated it liked it
DNF :(

I was disappointed that I couldn't get into this one. But all books are not going to be for everyone!vi will continue with the series though as I generally love MJ's books!
Tiffany Willams
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"A bad idea never looked so f**king good."

Gah!! I knew Grayson's story would be amazing, and man was it ever!!!!

His life has been full of heartbreak, deceit, and secrets. But when he comes face to face with Mandee, he sees that maybe he's worth loving after all.

Mandee hasn't had the best of circumstanes happen to her in her lifetime either, but she also doesn't back down from proving herself worthy of living her own life.

"Friends don't move like we do together. I wanna keep moving with you."

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Angela
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Grayson Falcon appears to be a mystery. Footloose and a traveling man, he doesn’t appear to have any troubles that a shot or a good laugh can’t handle. But people rarely look beneath the surface, and Grayson has some deep-seated scars and secrets. Music and meaningless, commitment free sex are his outlets to handling the pain of his past and not allow it to corrupt the futures that are being built in front of him. His family is finally shaking off the damage of the past and he will not allow the ...more
Indie Wish List
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love the way MJ’s mind works. Her stories are so twisted yet beautiful. Her characters are so lost, but then found. There is always so much going on, the pieces slowly falling into place until the big picture is revealed. I have read about 10 or more of her books—recent ones—and each one has stolen a piece of my heart. From the alpha, broken males to the equally broken women, each book has taken over my mind. Some, I can never forget—27 Truths, for sure—and some have made me laugh as much as ...more
Jen
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm honestly disappointed...that this is the last book in the series. You know how it feels when you finish a series but just want more and know that there's nothing else afterwards and you feel depressed? Yeah, that's how I feel after this one.

It was such a good book and even though Gray screwed up a few times there and made me just want to smack him, he genuinely surprised me. He seemed like the nicer of the brothers going into this book, so I wasn't expecting him to be so distant, depressed
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Reflections of a Book Geek
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: r, arc-from-author
5 Stars

I am so sad that this is this series finished, I have come to love these characters so much and I feel like a part of my heart went with them when it got to "The End".

Grayson was the one brother I was most excited about reading, in the previous books he's always been pretty quiet and kept to himself so that what I expected in his own story but I couldn't have been more wrong. Gray was nothing like I expected him to be and that shocked me, he had kept a secret that I could never have
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Darra Hulsart
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have enjoyed many of MJ Fields series. Steel Country is now one of them. So many twists and turns have me guessing throughout the story. A family torn apart with all the secrets and lies. And Gray has so much burden on his shoulders to protect his brothers, he can't move forward in life.

At the beginning, I was unsure how I felt about Grayson. Liked his brothers but Gray was a mystery. He has separated himself from the rest of his family. When he comes back for his brothers wedding, his plan is
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Jennifer Pierson
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh these Falcon men are so very YUMMY! Wasted is Grayson Falcon's story, and it was AWESOME! He's super sexy, and will have nothing to do with relationships, which makes him a manwhore extraordinaire! Grayson's upbringing was less than idea, which causes him nightmares from the demons that no one knows about. Mandee Carlin is a sweet girl, who takes care of her father since her mother died too early. She's always caught the eye of the wrong guys, but her survival instinct keeps her holding on to ...more
Jennifer - You Can't Resista Dirty Book
MJ Field is an absolute genius. Tremendous series spin-off. I loved the Steel Brother's story and the Falcon's now share the same space in my heart. Gripping and captivating I could not put Grayson and Mandee's story down. With this installment you will be treated to secrets, lies, laughs heartbreak, tears, suspense and drama.

"True love is never-ending friendship, unbreakable loyalty and amazing sex"

This line just sums up this book for me. Two souls, devastated in their early years, just
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CDBW
5 Crazy Ass Must Read Stars!!!!!

This series just gets better and better. I have been intrigued by Gray ever since the first book, Hammered. He just acted so squirrelly in the two previous books that I just knew he had a secret of his own. And what a doozy it was! Totally threw me for a loop. Did not see that being his secret at all.
This book is my favorite in the series. It had me all over the place. It was funny, sweet, intense, shocking, heart-breaking, frustrating, heart-wrenching, sexy, and
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Tammi
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book HARD!! So good!! Honestly couldn't put it down but that is pretty much how it always goes with a MJ Fields book. Her stories just suck you in and you can't stop til you read the last word.
Grayson Falcon **sigh** I just loved him. He was a so called man#hole but just like his brothers when he found the one he was done, all in, head over heals. But he had secrets, secrets that he kept hidden and caused him to run, never staying to long.
Mandee she was the one! She was sweet, shy
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Jamary Figueroa
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The secrets in this book kept me saying "WHAT?" every chapter. I'm awful at dropping spoilers so just trust me when I say this book is worth a million stars. It has everything love, hurt, betrayal, freedom, secrets, and heat LOTS and LOTS of heat. A few of our favorites make an appearance and of course there's more Mags and Brand, I'm sold right there! I don't ever want to leave Falcon's Landing, it has become my favorite place to visit, from the cabins to the lake and every spot in between. I ...more
CYNDY
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
***** 5 Wasted Stars*****
This series just gets better with each brother. They all have secrets they have been keeping from one another thinking they are doing the right thing by keeping all the nasty things hidden from the family. Grayson/Gray is the youngest of the Steel brother and the secret he keeping is one that his brother’s won’t be able imagine. Love or relationships is something Gray knows nothing about especially when he feels like he doesn’t deserve it. When Gray first see’s Mandee
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Nikki  Malan
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wasted by MJ Fields
Grayson Falcon is the baby brother, yet is the one keeping the family secrets. All grown up with super good looks and charming ways. He is a talented musician but does not want the fame. When life becomes unbearable he gets on the open road and travels. When two family weddings call him back home, he does not expect to meet the girl who has been in his dreams for years. Mandee had the perfect life until her mother passed away. She made some wrong choices along the way. Back
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Shelly's Book Corner
Aug 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lourdes-reviews
Grayson Falcon only comes back home for the holidays. He avoids staying in one place as much as he avoids commitment and he’s better off living that way. After being summoned home by his older brother, he’s sticking around for an upcoming wedding, but he’s already becoming restless…
Mandee Carlin is a sweet girl who’s had bad things happen to her and she’s turned into a survivor. She’s a good girl, dating an insipid boy and living vicariously while organizing someone else’s wedding.
These two are
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Chasidy
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
MJ Fields has a way of getting me Wasted with her words.

I was intoxicated by Grayson and Mandee's story. I have loved all of the Falcon brothers, but I think Wasted may have been my favorite so far.

Grayson is haunted by his past. He has demons that haunt the boy he used to be. Will he allow them to torture the man he is. Gray never stays one place long, always eager to go and never one to settle for one night. He is attracted to Mandee from the very beginning. They develop a friendship. Will
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Ashley Carr, LSoR
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Grayson Falcon is the baby of the family with secrets that his siblings couldn't even imagine. Secrets that could tear them apart. Gray started out as a sweet, innocent little boy that chocolate soothed him and he would sneak it every chance he got. But one horrific day chocolate wouldn't even be enough, he has nightmares about. He is a talented musician but doesn't do it for the fame and glory, he just sings for the enjoyment of it. He is haunted by his past therefore he doesn't stay
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USA Today Bestselling author MJ FIELDS grew up on a farm surrounded by her extended family. She attributes her ability to write a realistic male character to the fact that she had a large amount of male influences in her life… that and the dirty joke books she would steal from her uncles or the farms hired help and run away laughing while they chased her yelling obscenities trying to get her to ...more

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Steel Country (3 books)
  • Hammered (Steel Country, #1)
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