Friday, July 29, 2011

Broken [Hart]

Book: Broken
Author: Megan Hart

Review: College sweethearts Sadie and Adam were happily married for years when a skiing accident rendered Adam a quadriplegic. Sadie's life now revolves around taking care of Adam and her therapy practice. Once a month, Sadie meets Joe for lunch, and he tells her about his latest sexual adventure. Although still in love with her husband, Sadie imagines herself in the role of the women Joe tells her about. Sadie navigates her feelings for Joe while trying to repair her relationship with her husband.

This book reads like a well-written fiction novel with racy chapters intermixed. This is a harrowing love story between Sadie and Adam and how their relationship and marriage is impacted by tragedy. Heart wrenching, I found myself almost in tears at certain times. One of my favorite books is 'The Dive Off Clausen's Pier' and I found this book a grown up, sexier version. Speaking of sexier, Hart's inclusion of Joe's tales was well-done. My only complaint with this book was that there was little development of Joe as a character and there is a scene at the end of the book (spoiler alert: when he goes to Sadie's house, how did he know where she lived?) that was far fetched.

Overall, I loved this book. This is the best, most well-written erotica I've read to date. However-if you are looking for a traditional, uplifting, "I feel happy" romance novel, this is not for you. This book deals with a serious topic (marriage impacted by a horrible accident).

Grade: A- (please note this book is 'erotica' and not for all readers!)

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