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Broken by Love

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  43 ratings  ·  36 reviews
From USA Today Bestselling Author MJ Masucci comes this twisting, turning romance about the present and the past.

The hidden past of her fiancé changes everything…

Lexi Stanford’s biggest mistake was trusting her fiancé, Noah. He’s not the rock she thought he was.

He’s not everything her former fiancé, JC, wasn’t.

When it turns out Lexi’s new boss is her ex, it only makes
Kindle Edition, 223 pages
Published January 7th 2020 by MJ Masucci
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Ana Laura

"Yes, that JC, the one who had beaten me out for the director’s position at my first job. The same one who always topped me in high school and broke off our engagement four months before we were to be married."


"JC was the last person I wanted to be my boss! It was because he still made me moist between my legs. I shifted in my seat and watched him cross the few feet to his desk, as graceful as ever."


"You’re going to fire me because YOU broke
Jan 14, 2020 rated it liked it
3 Stars

Broken by Love (The Full Circle Series) is the first book I have read by M.J Masucci. When this book showed up on my recommended book feed, I admit I was more than a little intrigued. So I grabbed a copy and jumped right in.
It is a second chances romance, with drama, love, betrayal, angst, past history, forgiveness, and some push-pull. I have to be honest and say that I am a little disappointed, because I really couldn’t connect with the characters, even though I really wanted to. I
Jan 24, 2020 rated it liked it
I won’t lie this is a hard one for me to review. I loved the cover of Broken by Love. It is stunning and who wouldn’t want to know what has to happen between the covers. Other than that I went in completely blind. I have never read anything from MJ Masucci before and I didn’t even really read the reviews or synopsis. Now that I finished the book and I can see I am not the only one who struggled with this novel a tad. I sincerely wanted to love this book and could see where if it was maybe ...more
Tracy Antonelli Manderson
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Broken by Love by M.J. Masucci

4out of 5 stars

Broken by Love written by M.J. Masucci is the first book by this author that I have read. I really enjoyed reading this book so much that I read this in one sitting… (Thank goodness it was a Sunday, so I didn’t have to do anything) LOL. So, the characters are great and well written I enjoyed the plot even if it was frustrating at times was great and different. I wanted to strangle Lexi, JC, and Noah. I loved the quirkiness of the characters. This is a
Michelle King
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was the first book I’ve read by this author and I am definitely looking forward to more! This is a great second chance love story that truly gets you involved in the lives of the characters and makes you feel like you are right there with them. You feel what they’re feeling. Empathize with them. Yell at them. I may or may not have called Lexi stupid once or twice! LOL!

Lexi was engaged to JC when she was young. He continually cheated on her and she continually put up with it. He eventually
Gail Guerrero
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Broken by Love (The Full Circle Series) by MJ Masucci - Review by Gail Guerrero

Four Stars

I have mixed emotions about this story. The author puts Lexi in a very difficult situation right from jump. Then just keeps adding fuel to the fire. It was such a disaster I had to keep reading. The title of this story is real. Lexi is broken by love. The things she has been through not just with JC but with Noah as well. These kind of things hit your self esteem hard. You start to feel like you’re less.
Laura Furuta
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Broken by Love (The Full Circle Series)
By MJ Masucci
5 out of 5 stars

The story Broken by Love (The Full Circle Series) by MJ Masucci is a New Adult romance book. It is a story that pulled me in from the start and didn’t let me go until I had finished the final page. I enjoyed reading about the character of Lexi Stanford. She is an intelligent, independent, beautiful woman who is engaged to her fiancé, Noah. Her life becomes more complicated when she finds out her new boss is her ex, JC. What will
Rosanna Ingram
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Alexa has just started a new job and is meeting with her new boss, Camden. These two not only know each other as Lexi and CJ, but they were once engaged. CJ is now married to someone else and Lexi is engaged to another man…so working together should be easy, right? However, when CJ realizes his mistake by getting married, and Lexi’s fiancé starts acting weird, things at the office (and away from the office) are not easy at all. Lexi is giving her fiancé the benefit of the doubt and working hard ...more
Michelle Austin
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Broken by Love was a good 4 star read
This is a second chance romance and was my first read from this author and I really enjoyed it.

Lexi finds herself in an unexpected and uncomfortable situation. She finds out that her new boss is her ex-fiance and he still has some feelings for her. When she was engaged to JC they were really young and he was constantly cheating on her, than he broke it off with her.

Now she is engaged to Noah and ready for a new start. As the story moves forward Lexi finds
Misty Ziegler
Jan 26, 2020 rated it liked it
***3 stars***
Broken by Love by MJ Masucci

Broken by Love is a romance novel by an author I wasn’t familiar with prior to this book. Most of the book involves Alexa being very conflicted after starting a job working for her ex-fiancé JC who lets her know he still wants her, and her current fiancé Noah, who is seemingly perfect and drama-free and the opposite of JC. Things then change when Noah starts dealing with a secret from his past.

I liked the idea behind the story and how it touched on the
Kerry Baker
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Broken By Love by MJ Masucci is a story of a woman caught between her past and her present.
I was intrigued by the story from the moment I read about this book and knew it was one I had to try. I hadn’t read anything by this author before so didn’t know what to expect when I turned the first pages.
I did struggle to connect with the characters a little bit throughout this story. I couldn’t quite work out who I thought was best for her - if any of them - and it made it a little hard to engage with
Karyn Taylor
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Broken By Love is a fantastic second chance romance novel by M.J. Masucci. This was the first time that I had read any of this author’s works so was unsure what to expect. What I got was a well written, intriguing second chance romance novel that I really, really enjoyed reading.
Imagine the horror of starting your new dream job only to find out your new boss is your ex fiancé who previously got a promotion that should have been yours, then broke up with you months before your wedding. Yeah well
Heather Lovelace
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Beautiful cover and intriguing synopsis had me adding this to my “hurry and read” list. This author is new to me and I was eager to be introduced what I anticipated to be a highly emotional read.

All of that to say, while I enjoyed the premise and felt myself get invested quickly, I as quickly found myself frustrated with the characters much as I would a friend, wondering why they would do what they did. In that way, I applaud the author for making the characters relate to me on a level that I
Lyndsey Fairley
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Broken by Love by MJ Masucci
4 stars

I must say, I went into this with high hopes based off the synopsis and I feel a bit let down. I wanted a bit more depth with the characters I just couldn't connect in a way I usually can, even in a small way.
I did enjoy reading and getting to know these characters, Lexi gets a new job only to have her ex be her new boss. When feelings start to resurface between these two, there's a battle within for Lexi.
I will be going back and reading this again as I think
Katie Kearney
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Broken by Love (The Full Circle Series) by MJ Masucci. There’s a few trouble areas I had with this story but all in all I enjoyed it. I didn’t have the easiest of time connecting with our characters but eventually I grew to like each one for different reasons. The storyline had great potential and a somewhat easy flow but I was a bit confused at times but I’ll be honest it didn’t lessen my enjoyment. I just wanted more depth to both characters and storyline. I do like that it is a stand-alone ...more
Erica Fish
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Broken by Love is the first book in The Full Circle Series by MJ Masucci. She is a new author to me. Masucci has attention to detail and a plot line that is amazing. Her characters are complex and completely could be someone in your life. I found myself reading the entire book in one sitting. I needed to keep turning the pages to see what is coming next. This story is about Lexi and her life. It appears as if Lexi’s life did go full circle. She is engaged to Noah, but she has started a new job ...more
Lynn Stifle
Dec 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved this book. I was immediately drawn in andcouldn't put it down. Lexiis engaged to Noah, but things are a little rocky. It turns out that Lexi's new boss is her ex JC. She soon realizes that JC is still in love with her. Who will Lexi end up with? Read and find out for yourself you won't be sorry you did. The words and feelings flew off the pages, you can't help but fall in love with the characters. This story is wonderfully written, heartfelt, and refreshing, with an intriguing storyline ...more
Bobbi Wagner
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a new author for me, I loved this book and will be looking for more in this series. I was pulled right into the story from the first word. The characters made the story feel real. they are connectable and they heat up the pages. Lexi is an intelligent woman who has a fiance, Noah. Her life is about to get complicated when she finds out her new boss is her ex. To even add more to the pot, her ex is still in love with her. You will have to read to find out what happens next with them, you ...more
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Infidelity is one of my least favorite tropes, so right off the bat I did not expect to like this book. For the first third or so, I didn't - the main characters were just not very sympathetic and I had trouble finding anything redeeming about them.

Then came the twist - which was not unexpected - but the way the author handled it was different, and suddenly it became a book I could not put down. I still do not love the premise BUT the story makes a good argument for forgiveness.

Ultimately, I
Kerry  carr
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is an lovely story about how we can be hurt by someone we love but that we can forgive and learn to love again.

Alexa has finally got her dream job but little does she realise her new boss is her ex, JC who broke her heart when he left her and ended their engagement. Since that time she has moved on and let another man into her heart and is marrying him.

Noah is so far from what JC was like that Alexa knows her heart is safe with him or so she thinks.

This story is a rollercoaster of emotions
Dawn Daughenbaugh
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
5 Star
Broken by Love (The Full Circle Series) by MJ Masucci is my first read by this Author and definitely not my last. I can honestly say there were parts of this story that drew me in and I had a hard time putting it down, then there was some moments where I found myself angry at the situation and what she was going through. Lexi is a woman who is very smart and intelligent and there’s a fiancé Noah,but her life is about to become complicated because her new boss is also her ex. What happens
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book. M.J. Masucci does a wonderful job of describing the characters but also the scenes so it makes it so easy to completely immerse yourself in the story. We started the journey with Lexi finding out she was going to be working for her ex fiance. There's a lot of internal struggle from Lexi as she faces new tasks and challenges she's faced with balancing her new job working as well as a soon to be husband. This juicy read comes with a plot twist in the end that I ...more
Chantelle Smith
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a brilliant introduction to this new author. This book had me utterly captivated and hooked from the very beginning. This book takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions, you feel for all the characters. The characters in this read are real, relatable and each have a connection to each other in a different way. You are brought along on a journey of ups and downs, secrets and betrayal, heartache & steaminess. You cannot deny how captivating this read is, you won’t want to put it down. I ...more
Heidi Schoolman
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was an excellent read! Not too long and not too short at 292 pages, the story started out at a very good pace and pulls you in immediately. The description of the main characters – Lexi, Noah, and JC were perfectly described – enough to where your imagination could come up with visuals as to what each looked like. I found this to be a heart pounding read and was even surprised a couple of times! I certainly didn’t expect it to unfold the way it did and was pleasantly surprised in the ...more
Jenni Bishop
Jan 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Broken by Love (The Full Circle Series) by MJ Masucci is a highly emotionally charged romance story where you are so mad and frustrated and you just want to smack some sense into the characters. Never doubt the power of a woman’s intuition but I found it hard that a woman would put up with what she did as well. It has all the makings to make a good story, but it fell short with me as I just could not connect with the characters because I was so disappointed with all of their behaviour.
I am sure
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoy a book where you can't tell which way the storyline could go with the characters and these characters have a way at pulling at the readers. I'm gonna say the characters are relatable in how human they are as we are as a reader. Lexi, the lead female, is where we've all been a time or two as a woman. The two lead males could have treated her better. Very good read but I wanted the characters to be better for Lexi to fall for. We can all relate to the story otherwise. This is a great ...more
Meg Tyrrell
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I’ve read by MJ Masucci. All the characters in this book had me completely drawn in. I couldn’t wait to see where the love triangle with JC, Lexi and Noah was headed. In this story of love, betrayal and forgiveness you’ll get lost in the world MJ has created. I can’t wait to read the next book to see what happens! The love between JC and Lexi is something tangible and real. The story itself is one that’s been told before but this was done in such a different and ...more
Ember Daley
Jan 28, 2020 rated it liked it
This was actually not a terrible book. I wasn’t impressed to the way I thought I would be but I still enjoyed it. The characters were well written for the most, I thought the boss was a sleaze for awhile. The biggest turn off of this book for me was that the story is mainly monologue between characters, I want back stories and thoughts in people’s heads. I think I could reread it at another time and possibly look at it a different way.
Chelsea Ledford
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book drew me in from the very beginning and I could not put it down. You get all the emotions wrapped into one great book. Alexa, JC, and Noah's characters were all very well written.

Alexa is engaged to Noah but there relationship is rocky. Her new boss turns out to be her ex JC, who happens to still be in love with her. Who will she end up with? Read to find out.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Rachel Moss
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Broken by Love was a great story! I felt like it was a little rushed in some parts, not what I was expecting from reading the synopsis. Very sweet in some parts, very frustrating in others, it also felt like a story you saw coming, with expected twists. I really enjoyed reading it however, and I can't wait to read the second novel in the Full Circle series. I haven't read a novel from MJ Masucci before, and I will definitely read more from her in the future.
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MJ Masucci is a steamy romance and romantic suspense author. She lives in Southern New York with her husband and two precocious Siamese cats. She began writing short stories in college and putting ideas down on paper for full length novels. She enjoys all types of sports especially football.
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