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Broken Love (Mercenary Hearts Book 2)

4.62  ·  Rating details ·  42 ratings  ·  29 reviews
“I’d wanted the fairy tale, and somewhere along the line I’d forgotten that everyone in a fairy tale paid a price.”

Jesse: Four months after Jessica walked away from me, I returned to find that she’d removed herself from my life as much as possible—even from her art studio and storefront on the first floor of the SAFE Security building. She couldn’t run far since she was
Kindle Edition, 191 pages
Published July 19th 2018 by Lost Goddess Publishing
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Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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This review is very difficult to write without spoilers. I do have to assume you have read "Forging Love" and "Drawing on Love," though, because you have to start at the beginning. These books are not freestanding. "Drawing on Love" is told from Jessica's POV. Broken Love is mixed, but at least 2/3 of it is Jesse's POV. When we last saw Jesse and Jessica, she was pregnant, he was thrilled, and then she ended the relationship. In "Broken Love," despite Jesse's heartache (and Jessica's, too, altho ...more
Mary Lou Hoffman
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
BROKEN LOVE is the second book in the Mercenary Hearts series. This series needs to be read in the order of release. This is a mini-series within the Safe Security series.

Jesse and Jessica are taking the steps backwards to move forwards. Agreeing to be friends so that they can co-parent and truly listening to one another could possibly be the steps needed to build the relationship they both ultimately want.

This “episode” had more of the warm fuzzies. That’s not to say that there wasn’t plenty of
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The title here says it all, this love was broken. This is book two in the trilogy that is Jesse and Jessica's love story. They ended the previous story at odds, not connected with each other, and did what was best for them. This story is about paying attention, looking at things, and yourself, objectively, and connecting your feelings and your reality. The cover of the book shows that as well, whereas the previous cover was half-drawing, projecting what you see, this is the picture, seeing what ...more
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just when I thought it was safe to continue Jesse and Jessica’s story. OMG, Ms. Zurlo has written a fabulous part two to their story and it’s told through Jesse’s eyes. The story is very well written and will having you cheering for this couple and leave you gasping for air as well.

Jesse, who loves Jessica more than life, is living his life on the edge since she walked out of his life. When his friends finally make him slow down is when he starts to realize he can’t go on living life as he was,
Johanna Sawyer
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is part two in the mercenary hearts series ... man I love Jesse. So many new twists in part two that it’s just delicious. So in book one Jesse and Jessica call it quits because Jessica is NOT a submissive. These two people are magnetic though so staying apart is not an option. I really need part three because .... that cliffhanger.

What did I like? The story was well formed in part one but part two shows you how love can change you. I think Jesse learned a lot about himself being apart fr
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I agree with the other reviewers - it's tough to write about this story without spoilers! So how to tell you to BUY THIS SERIES without giving anything away ... Well, buy this series! I had a tough time with Jessica in the first book - I had a hard time relating to her, but I adored how Jesse really got her, & loved her despite her walls. And though it took him a hot minute to believe her when she tried to explain her position to him (again, biting my tongue to not give anything away), this book ...more
Diane G
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OK, Broken Love is book 2 in the “A SAFE Security Trilogy: Jesse and Jessica’s Book”. In my review of Book 1, I said it was Breathtaking, well Book 2 takes my breathe away and I don’t know if, I am breathing yet! LOL Michelle Zurlo has written another suspenseful, keep us guessing book, exploring the options of a BDSM relationship, lots of love and steamy HOT sexy scenes ! The characters are described in depth and the storyline is filled with insights into relationships, self-understanding and l ...more
Douglas Williamson
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Learning who you are and what you want is never easy. They want each other, but can they find a way to make that happen?

This is book two of the series. I have not read book one and did fine, as I was able to pick up all the essentials fairly quickly. That being said, it might have been easier to catch up if I read them in order.

This is an intense romance story with strong elements of BDSM. The story is very well written, but I am not going to call it easy to read. The story can be rather emotion
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The three Mercenary Hearts Books center around Jessica and Jesse's love story. The three books take you on a journey throughout there relationship. Jessica had a really hard life that got worse. After waking for a coma, the life she thought she had was false. The man who was there protecting her fell in love with her when she was still rehabing. One glorious night bonds the two forever, but before Jessica can commit, she needs to find a part of herself she lost before the accident. Jesse is the ...more
Kristine L.
Mar 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
I missed the first book in Mercenary Hearts. I should have started with the first book so it's one I'll have to back to read. This is a continuation of Jessica and Jesse's story. Jess is a Dom and believes that Jessica is a submissive but she's not sure she is. This is about Jess and Jessica together and then trying to live apart. This is such a roller coaster of emotions for them because they really love each other. Should start with book one before you read this story. I enjoyed this story and ...more
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Part of the Mercenary Hearts Trilogy, this book tells the story of Jesse and Jessica's breakup. Jesse is a Dom and even though they love each other, Jessica is just not submissive. She tries, but she is just so messed up from her childhood that being with someone who wants to control her is not something she can do, even if she is having his baby. Besides, she loves him enough to let him find his happiness somewhere else. Jesse though, furious at her, will never just stop loving his woman. Anoth ...more
Leanne Bryson
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This Series Delivers!!

Book 2 of the Mercenary Hearts series does not disappoint . Oh my, how I love these two characters! Jesse and Jessica's story continue and what a roller coaster ride. Told mostly from Jesse's POV, he is realizing what Jessica has been saying all along and what he and she are willing to do for love. The book flows beautifully, has a surprise here and there, and tugs at your heart. I am fast becoming a huge fan of Michele Zurlo and am so looking forward to more from these two
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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If I could give this book more stars I would - I think Trilogy for Jesse and Jessica is beyond Outstanding. Michele Zurlo has touched my heart with these characters while reading this book I could not put it down. I spaced dinner last night because it had me so captivated. I was cheering for them as individuals and as a couple. That's an incredible book when you get so emotionally involved at the end of a book you have tears running down your face. Michele best book ever!!!! I hi
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So...this is book 2 of the Mercenary Hearts Trilogy. You have to read the prequel and book 1 before you read this one. It is not a standalone.

Jessica and Jesse are working for a relationship as Jessica is pregnant. There is a lot of compromise and a few surprises. I liked that Jesse actually started thinking about what was best for Jessica. And Jessica has finally made Jesse understand that she is not a submissive. This ends with a HFN. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am
Suzanne Irving
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is like real life, messy, fun, and not wrapped up in a neat bow at the end. Even though it is an action/mercenary book at its heart it’s about relationships, between lovers, friends and family. There is a lot going on in this book and it really is very skillfully handled by Michele Zurlo.
I recommend this series highly.

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Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes, what you think you want, it is not the best thing for you.
Making compromises can mame a big difference in your happiness.
Jesse and Jessica will try to build a new kind of relation.
I just loved how both Jess and Jessica worked there differences and I just hate Dean.
The book ends in a cliffhanger.

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Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Jessica and Jesse’s story continues. She’s pregnant with his child but at the end of the last book, she left because she is not submissive. However, their connection is so strong; they can’t stay away from each other. So they decide to be friends and co-parents to the baby. I enjoyed this story as they continue their journey but there is a cliffhanger. I can’t wait to see what happens. I received an arc of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jeanne Richardson
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've read several books written by Michele Zurlo; she has done a great job at writing a good book; she is becoming one of my favorite authors. I can’t wait to read more of books her books.

The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.

I loved the chemistry between the characters.

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Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Jesse is starting to understand that he was not listening to what she was telling him. She is not a submissive and needs to have control in her life. This is the story of them working through some of there problems along with Jessica being pregnant with Jesse's baby. Very good read.

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Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
There seem to be so many stumbling blocks in Jesse and Jessica’s relationship. The loss of memory, physical ailments, but most importantly trust. The journey for these two is even harder with the fear of letting go of preconceived notions of how things are supposed to be. I can’t wait for more.

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Bobbi Wagner
Apr 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by this author. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. It is a well written story that has characters that made the story feel real. I had no problem connecting with them. This is a hot, steamy story that pulled me in right from the beginning. I read this book in one sitting, it was hard to put down. I highly recommend this book.
Mar 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was so captivating from the beginning to the end I was completely drawn in the characters chemistry and attraction was undeniably genuine and definitely sizzling I couldn’t resist reading page after page. This is a great installment in the series.

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Kathy Mccalmon
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 2nd book in this trilogy. this series tells about Jesse and Jessica. this story will keep your attention throughout.

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Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I had a great time reading this book the author brings well developed and engaging and characters that have plenty of chemistry throughout the pages. The flow of the storyline was great.

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Debbi Taylor
Mar 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
I am really enjoying the books from this author good strong characters and interesting storyline with plots and twists you don’t see coming! Would definitely recommend this book.

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Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ends in a cliffhanger. This is book 2 of 3 and I would recommend reading this series in order. This is a wonderful story with great characters and has left me needing to read book 3.

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Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Action packed storyline with lots of suspense. Likeable characters. Lots of drama. Grabbed my attention from the first page and never lost it.

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Amy Miller
Mar 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Jessica & Jesse... these two have a complicated relationship. These two take you on a rollercoaster of emotional times for them. A great story!
Carmela Dimattia
May 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the mercenary hearts series and what an amazing series this is. I absolutely
love Jesse and Jessica and all the drama that comes with their relationship. They are destined to be together and no matter what life throws in their path or the fact that Jessica believes she’s not what Jesse needs they still manage to come together to give their relationship a chance. Michele Zurlo’s books and characters have found their way into my heart and I have absolutely enjoyed readin
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Michele Zurlo is the author of the Awakenings, Doms of the FBI, and the SAFE Security series and many other stories. She writes contemporary and paranormal, BDSM and mainstream—whatever it takes to give her characters the happy endings they deserve. Her childhood dream was to be a librarian so she could read all day. Some words of wisdom from an inspiring lady had her tapping out stories on her fi ...more

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