REVIEW: Cracked & Crushed by A.J. Downey

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Title:  Cracked & Crushed

Author:  A.J. Downey

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Snyopsis:  He’s Cracked…

Reaver has always been a little weird, a little strange, okay MORE than a little of each. His psyche cracked right down the middle a long time ago. He holds the official title of ‘Treasurer’ for the Sacred Hearts MC but he’s much more than that. He’s the club’s enforcer, the one they call on when things need to be done quickly, quietly, efficiently and have no traces left behind. Which is good for Reaver, very good, because it keeps the monster inside his head satisfied and in check for the most part… but then Hayden Michaels entered the picture and Reaver decided that he wanted much more.

She’s Crushed…

The day was supposed to be the happiest day of Hayden’s life, instead it left her crushed beneath a pile of emotional rubble. Is it any surprise that Reaver would be the one to pull her from the emotional wreckage left behind? Sweet, funny, caring Reaver with eyes like the bluest winter skies and a smile that left her breath hitching every time he turned it on her. Trouble is, Reaver has a darker side, one that he has never given Hayden any illusions about. Will it be something Hayden can handle? Or will the cracks his psyche contains be the cracks in the dam that crushes her under a river of never ending pain?



Reaver’s story….YES!!!! I’ve been intrigued with Reaver since meeting him in the first two books. He’s different, and I knew he had a story to tell. And boy did he definitely have a story to tell! He has a monster that lives inside his head. This, of course, is a good thing for the club. They know just who to call when they have a job that needs to get done. However, it’s not always a good thing for Reaver to have to live with. He fights his inner demon on a constant basis.

We have also met Hayden in the previous books. Hayden is engaged to be married and thinks she has a life full of happiness in front of her. But on her wedding day, things don’t go exactly as planned. Reaver is there to pick up the pieces and whisk Hayden away. He knows it’s his perfect opportunity to get closer to Hayden. While getting to know each other better, Hayden discovers that sweet and funny Reaver also has a dark side. Hayden has to decide if she’s strong enough to accept Reaver, dark side and all.

I’ve said this before, but I am absolutely in love with this series! I love how the men have such a strong brotherhood bond. I can’t wait until some of the others get their own books. I am especially looking forward to Zander’s book! AJ Downey has a great writing style and sucks me into the pages time after time. If you’re looking for a great mc series to read, then I definitely recommend The Sacred Hearts series!


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