Wounded Hearts

Wounded Hearts

by Jayne Rylon

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Overview

Attraction, fear, danger-an unlikely recipe for healing scars.

In the year since Ellie escaped The Scientist's ghastly dungeon, she still can't stop looking over her shoulder. Or stop feeling guilty over the man who sacrificed so much to save her.
He lost everything. His career, his aspirations-even part of his body. It's no wonder he wants nothing to do with her. Too bad he's the only man she can think about.

Lucas has vowed to stay away from Ellie, but not for the reason she thinks. The woman he craves doesn't need to waste her life taking care of a man with a missing leg, not when she needs to focus on her own healing.

Despite the best matchmaking attempts of the Men in Blue-and their wives-the emotional and physical gap between them seems uncrossable. Until Ellie is threatened again, and the only choice is to work together until she's safe.

But to stay in the land of the living, they'll both have to fight through their pain-and relive a few nightmares-to guarantee their demons won't destroy her future.

Warning: Contains an alpha male with a broken body, but whose best bits are in fine working order. And a woman who survived hell, and is determined to fit enough of their jagged edges together to make a whole. Vivid PTSD flashbacks of sexual violence could be disturbing for some readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941785737
Publisher: Happy Endings Publishing
Publication date: 03/22/2017
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.65(d)

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Wounded Hearts 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
This book takes the long way to heaven.  Lucas lost his job and his leg saving Ellie from a living nightmare a year ago.  He has pushed away Ellie and his friends.  He isn’t dealing with the changes in his life very well.  Ellie too has had her share of problems coming back from the abuse she has suffered and the only man she wants won’t talk to her.  Now there is a new threat to Ellie and Lucas is the only one who can keep her safe forcing them to work through their issues.  Watching these two incredibly strong individuals help each other return to life is an amazing journey.  This book will make you laugh, cry, scream and sigh. This is a fabulous addition to a terrific series.  You can read this standalone but it will be much more enjoyable if you’ve read the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lucas and Ellie, two lost souls, broken, trying to reclaim their lives, overcome traumatic past, letting go, and realizing that 2 halves makes a whole. They were perfect for each other,. Trust, love, devotion, willingness to be open and honest with each other. This story was beautiful, PERFECTION! !! I LOVED THIS LOVE THIS SERIES
Evita_P More than 1 year ago
This is such an amazing love story, but it was not an easy road for Ellie and Lucas to get there. Lucas lost part of his leg saving Ellie from basically a mad scientist, because of his loss, he has pulled away from his friends and most of all Ellie. Even though he feels a strong attraction to her, he doesn’t think he can be man enough for her now. Ellie was used by the mad scientist in a very deplorable way, but she fought back, she never let them take her soul, they may take her body but not the fundamental part that is all Ellie. When Ellie is in danger, Lucas comes to the rescue. And as they spend time together they both realize that they each survived and are still alive, love is just a touch away if they only let down their guard and rise above their insecurities. I loved the strength of each of these characters, you could feel their struggles, whether it was Ellie’s nightmares or Lucas’s phantom pain. I wanted to reach out and hug them and tell them it was going to be ok, like they were both old friends. I couldn’t help but admire them as they overcome their doubts as they open their hearts and express their wants and needs and fears. This was another great addition to an awesome series and I cannot wait to read more about these Men in Blue. * Copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review
UnderJen More than 1 year ago
Men in Blue..Part 5... The saga continues. This book has it all. Love, laughter, family and friends. Elle and Lucas discover that even though they're not whole, they complete each other. Warning...hot and sexy! A must read!
bookfan747 More than 1 year ago
Jayne Rylon has written a beautiful love story for Lucas and Ellie in Wounded Hearts, her latest in the Men in Blue series. These two have survived so much pain but together, they can love and live again. Lucas would do anything to protect Ellie, even trying to distance himself as he is having a difficult time handling his disability; he's afraid of her reaction to his missing limb. I loved how Ellie proved him wrong and that she was able to help him feel more comfortable in his own skin. In turn, Lucas was so tender and loving with Ellie as he helped her heal from the horrific acts she had to endure that it just melted my heart. The author did a terrific job portraying all the different emotions these characters experience and I found myself drawn more and more into their story. Their strength, courage and determination in overcoming life's obstacles was heartwarming to see and you couldn't help but root for them to persevere. These two had incredible chemistry and the sex scorched the pages. Another thing I really enjoyed about this story and series is the action and suspenseful elements which I'm a huge fan of and Lucas sure proved that he's a tough hero no matter what and no one can stop him from saving his woman. I also loved seeing the rest of the gang in action again which put a huge smile on my face. This book is a terrific addition to this series and I cannot wait to read more.
bigreaderMF More than 1 year ago
Lucas and Ellie have a past. Lucas once saved Ellie from a madman who held her prisoner and used her for testing his drug that turns a person into a lust crazed sex addict. Since the rescue, Lucas has distanced himself from Ellie. Since Ellie gained her freedom, she only has eyes for Lucas. Unfortunately Lucas won’t even return her telephone calls. Several months after her ordeal, Ellie’s friends convince her to go out to the casino for a night of fun. Ellie gets lucky and hits a major jackpot. After all of the excitement, they decide to call it a night and take Ellie home. Unfortunately someone is waiting for her. The only thing that saves her is the fact that Lucas was called and asked to go and keep an eye on her until morning since she was carrying her winnings in cash. Did a random person just follower her home after she won or is it someone from her past with other motives? Follow the twists and turns of this story and find out who is after Ellie and why. Is it random or is there another motive? Will Lucas stay and help her or will he distance himself again and let someone else cover Ellie. Will Lucas and Ellie end up together or is there is too much history between them that will keep them apart. Jayne Rylon has once again written a great story that has intrigue, mystery, suspense, and hot sex that will keep you turning the pages until the end. I highly recommend not only this story but the series. You will not be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was great. Read it through non stop.
Trinyti More than 1 year ago
This book will keep you on the edge of your seat. I love Lucas and Ellie's story. It's funny, heart-pounding and gut-wrenching. This series is wonderful and I love the mystery and thrills, as much as the romance. It's very sexy too. You'll fall in love with the characters as I have from the start.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it.
TDB005 More than 1 year ago
I loved the Men in Blue series when I read it a few years ago, and I was delighted to see that Jayne was going to continue on with the series by giving us a new book. I've wanted to know what happened with Lucas, so I was pretty excited to get my hands on Wounded Hearts. Now if you are new to this series, you really need to read it prior to reading Wounded Hearts or you might be a tad bit confused. There are a lot of crossover characters and issues from the previous books. I think this confusion could have been cleared up had there been a prologue to lead into the story. It would have also helped those of us who haven't read the books in awhile given how long it has been between releases, but that's just my opinion. So my thoughts on Wounded Hearts overall. Well I did enjoy reading this story, but...I just didn't love it as much as I had anticipated. Instantly I could tell that Jayne was channeling her cover model, Alex Minsky, with her character for Lucas even down to his Don't Laugh tattoo. I do love Alex and his positive outlook on life, so I was happy to have a good visual for Lucas. He was definitely a character you could admire, and although I liked that we get a deeper glimpse into the life of an amputee, I also think some of the focus on that detracted away from the bigger emotional issues he was dealing with that were more important to me. He and Ellie both are fighting their own personal battles they need to overcome, and I loved it when they realized they were better off fighting together. I do think things progressed a bit too quickly given their full year apart, but life is very far from perfect for them and they handled it well with effective communication that I found quite funny most of the time. They also had an undeniable amount of sexual chemistry going on that was incredibly hot. Now I would have liked to see more in the way of suspense given that the bad guy was pretty easy to figure out, but it was still good. I think the biggest issue that brought the book down for me had to do with Ellie. I loved that she was a fighter, so don't get me wrong here because she survived something I couldn't even imagine. It was the repercussions of it that I found to be just a bit far fetched. Mostly it was the fact that his spunk seemed to settle her down because it was from someone she "loved." That made me roll my eyes, and it's never a good sign. So even though I didn't love this book, you can see that I did enjoy quite a bit of it. But knowing that Lucas was framed after Alex just made this story all the better in my opinion. *winks* We get a pretty good glimpse as to where the next book is going to go, so I'm excited that we might have another mmf menage to read in the future from this group with Ellie's brother, Ben, and Shari. I just hope that it doesn't have the same rushed together feeling that this book had.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this one, another in a line of great stories!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series!