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Splinters (Running On Empty Book 2) by [Field,M R]
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"I love an underdog story. I love a heroine who can rise above all the adversity she has faced with dignity and elegance. I love a second change love story – for me – this book was tick, tick, ticking all my boxes. The one thing I didn’t count on, was how much of an emotional read it was going to be. I laughed, I cried and I loved this book." Karen's Book Haven

Hazel

I’ve spent my younger years acting, safe in a world of make-believe. I learnt to transform into roles to hold onto a sense of harmony in my life.
Years later, still in that moment, I am another face. Another mask. I am not me—the forgotten daughter, the quiet friend, the unrequited love.
Until the pretending becomes meaningless.
And my life hardens again.
I’m tired of acting for my friends when my parents ignore me. I’m tired of acting for myself when I want the world to stop being so hard. I’m tired of holding back from the only man I’ve ever loved.
Even though being drawn to him petrifies me above all else.
When I act to him, he sees right through me.
Each and every time.

Robbie

She has haunted my dreams for years. The girl I teased to watch her blush. The girl I watched in quiet agony. The girl I had a chance with, one I ruined when I pushed her away.
Now, after all these years, she’s returning to work for me. A ruse to make her mine.
I will show her that she deserves to be cherished, and loved. I’ll bring back that goddess who took my breath away when I was twenty.
You only live once. Side by side, I only want this final lifetime spent with her.

Splinters is the second novel in the Running On Empty series and can be read as a standalone. It contains no cliff hanger.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1542 KB
  • Print Length: 357 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1517166659
  • Publisher: M R FIELD; 1 edition (28 September 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B014U6DF42
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #23,707 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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I started this book with the same trepidation. Fragments, is such a beautiful story and I thought ‘pfft – no way can the author get the lightning to strike twice’. Even in series that I have LOVED, there’s always that one book that doesn’t quite live up to the (sometimes unfair) expectation.
Well, hand me a spoon because I’m able to have a big ol’ bowl of humble pie. I was afforded the rare and beautiful opportunity of being a beta reader for this book – now let me say this right here for the record – that as not shaped my opinion in any way shape or form. Field approached me with the opportunity and I kept saying ‘are you sure?’
Now, to the review - I love an underdog story. I love a heroine who can rise above all the adversity she has faced with dignity and elegance. I love a second change love story – for me – this book was tick, tick, ticking all my boxes. The one thing I didn’t count on, was how much of an emotional read it was going to be. I laughed, I cried and I loved this book.
Hazel seems to have it all. Wealthy family, great friends and fantastic talents in both the singing and dancing arenas. Hazel is living a lie. She’s very adept at putting a mask on to hide what’s really going on. I enjoyed how her story is not a conventional one. She might not have any physical scars from being a human punching bag but the emotional ones cut deep and have been long lasting. The author has delved deeply into the silent side of domestic abuse, written it eloquently but also so vividly. I related too personally to many sections of Hazel’s story and it’s heartbreaking. How people can be so cruel is still beyond me. I love how she has the attitude of ‘this happened to me but I’m not letting this define me.
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By bdapl TOP 500 REVIEWER on 9 October 2015
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Wow! M.R Field has done it again! The second in the series saw the story of Hazel and Robbie, whilst giving us the rest of the gang too!
A little more edgy, sexy, angsty, humour, love and forgiveness! You will love this book if you love the above whilst also having a fantastic story line and great description and connectiveness to the characters and places!
I love that it is Australian based whilst not going over the top in slang and Aussieisms!
The story line kept me thinking of what was coming next... No cliches, or predictability! Romantic and sad too!

It's the gamut of emotions that you feel when reading it that you know you are invested in the story and the way it leaves you warm and fuzzy with a smile on your face when you have finished it... THAT is when you know you have read a great book!!
THIS was a great book!! Looking forward to the next in the series!!
Well done M.R. Field! So proud to be a fellow Aussie and now a big fan of your work!!
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This second book in the series follows Hazel, Beatrice's friend, and Robbie, Beatrice's brother. We met them in the first book and just knew that something was going to happen between them.
I enjoyed their story with its heat and bit of suspense to it. I must say, Hazel's family made me so angry while Robbie's family made me love them even more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Splinters ~ 4.5 stars 31 January 2017
By Marieke - Published on Amazon.com
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“When are you going to change? Would you hurt me? Everyone else seems to.”

Hazel has grown up in a dysfunctional family. The family was well off, but there was no love between the parents and three sisters. Each lived their own life, not looking after the other. Luckily, Hazel had her best friend Trice, and Robbie, Trice’s older brother. For years Hazel has a crush on Robbie, but he never saw her, was always dating other girls. To complete her studies, Hazel has moved to Europe, but now she’s back in Australia after having spent four years in London. She still has feelings for Robbie, but she has promised herself to guard her heart, she can’t survive another heartache.

“When does the line disappear and you become more than friends? I am hoping that I have etched it deep enough into the sand to never blow away.”

Robbie is the cocky guy in class, confident, in for fun. Until his twenties he is all about the parties, the girls and stuff. It isn’t until one kiss Robbie realizes Hazel, his sister’s best friend, means much more to him then he cares to admit. But he’s too late, she’s moving away to London and won’t be back any time soon. Finally knowing what he wants – or more who he wants – Robbie gets his act together and starts working on his plans for the future. Plans that include Hazel.. Having her back in Melbourne is one thing, convince her of his love for her is a second..

“I need some space. I am too close to her. I can’t trust that I won’t try to touch her. To feel her soft skin under my fingertips. To watch that blush stain her cheeks as she smiles at me before glancing away.”

Hazel and Robbie have known each other since high school. As Trice’s best friend, Hazel was always around but Robbie never saw her as more than a good friend to his sister and himself. One moment changes everything, and Robbie still is beating himself up for letting Hazel go. But now she’s back, and even works for Robbie at his new bar, The Emerald Vixen. Hazel still loves Robbie, but she has seen him with so many girlfriends. She’s afraid to be just another girl for him, to lose the friendship they have. Slowly, Hazel starts to let Robbie in, and they finally have their shot at something real and beautiful.

Like the other books I’ve read by M.R. Field, Splinters is a ‘from friends to lovers’ story. Poor Hazel has been through a lot with her horrible family and treasures the friendships she has with other people. It’s understandable she doesn’t want to ruin her friendship with Robbie; yes, she loves him but she doesn’t want to lose him. Robbie is a determined, sweet man; after realizing Hazel is the woman for him, he makes sure he’s ready for when she returns to Australia. It was good so see bits and pieces of Alex and Trice (Fragments), and to see Trinity and Theo still dance around each other (their story is told in Fractures).

“Several moments will pass you by throughout your life, but standing right here, kissing the woman of my dreams will be one of those memories that will transcend all others.”

I love Hazel and Robbie, and their story. I give Splinters 4.5 stars.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read 3 March 2017
By Colleen Snibson - Published on Amazon.com
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This second book in the series follows Hazel, Beatrice's friend, and Robbie, Beatrice's brother. We met them in the first book and just knew that something was going to happen between them.
I enjoyed their story with its heat and bit of suspense to it. I must say, Hazel's family made me so angry while Robbie's family made me love them even more.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh man 3 October 2015
By 1book-addict - Published on Amazon.com
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I love Robbie! Yeap just chalk him up to add in the book boyfriend list. It was more than just a love story. It was self discovery, finding true love, suspense, and of course it was hot! What I really enjoyed to was the other characters. Getting some insight into their everyday lives and romances. Makes you want to read their stories too. But with Robbie and hazel it was fun, exciting, sweet and just makes you gulp in a lung full of air and sigh. You can just feel the love and that makes it so much more addicting.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars He loved her unconditionally... 30 December 2015
By Kindle Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I loved this book in the series. Robbie and Hazels story was downright deep and devoted. Their love was palpable and their love unconditional.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful second book by this author. 29 September 2015
By Book Lover - Published on Amazon.com
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This second book in the Running on Empty series was wonderful. It follows 2 of the characters that were in book 1 of this series - Fragments. I loved the storyline, the romance between Robbie & Hazel and the "Australianism" of it all. Robbie quickly became one of my new favourite book boyfriends. i can't wait to read the next book in this series. I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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