I had a hard time with this one. The main character falls madly in love with her husband, and then there is an accident. The whole of their relationship changes, so far I get it. What I did not get was the way she threw it out the window. Did she stay faithful, yes and no. She was not really easy to like and I think that is why I had a hard time with this book. She never talked of her husband to others and that seemed strange given her job. I felt all around that this book was missing something, love. I feel she didn't love, so I didn't care.
I didn't think I was going to like this audio book and I don't usually like first person narratives, but the story was well done and moving. I finished listening to it on my iPod during lunch today and sat in the parking lot with tears streaming down my face. The language was a little more adult than I'm used to, but hey, they're only words. The story was worth it. I'd listen to this one again.
The book started off like a cheesy smut book, but I hung in there and a true story developed. It was very emotional and I'm sure many woman can relate to the lead character's actions (although most can't relate to having a quadriplegic husband). It was a bizarre combination of sorry, sympathy, sex, gut-wrenching, and steamy scenes. The bizarre combo almost made me feel confused. All in all, it was a great book and I'm really glad I didn't stop listening the couple of times I felt like giving up.
Complex characters and plot that have you rewinding to catch nuances. Characters are all compelling enough that you end up caring about all of them--even minor ones. sex is some of the most sensually erotic I have read or listened to--no juvenile scenes or dialogue that break the spell of arousal. Hart's novel Dirty comes in second best to Broken, but I would suggest skipping Tempted and Naked--both populated with superficial, self-centered, weak characters. Both Tempted and and Naked left better taste and regret at purchase
Broken is evocative and deep and disturbing and yet, it's uplifting too. Megan Hart knows how to create compelling characters. Sadie the main character of the story has such emotional depth to her, throughout the book you're there with her in her journey.
Broken is erotic, yes. The sex is integral to the story as a vehicle for Sadie's mental escape and also as a glimpse into Joe. The story is in first person but I really felt I knew Joe and his insecurities as he told his stories.The moments between Sadie and Adam are heartwrenchingly beautiful and skillfully done and the connection between Joe and Sadie is powerful as well.
Broken is a complex book. It's not easy. But it's worth it. Broken is, without question, an amazing book and I truly hope it gets the attention it deserves.It's mindblowing.
Megan is a skilled writer. The story is marvelous and she tells it perfectly. I'm a huge fan!
Because I have yet to read a review that says it, I’m just going to put this out there: I read romance to feel good. I read erotica to get turned on. And when this audiobook ended, I didn’t feel good and I definitely wasn’t turned on.
Although the story started out well-enough, the sex scenes became rather formulaic. M + F meet and decide to have sex. M touches F from the waist up. M and F touch one another from the waist down. M knows EXACTLY how to touch a woman (because, obviously, we’re all turned on by the same thing) and can bring them to multiple orgasms with his perfect, G-spot finding penis. (Can I use that word in a review? I guess we’ll find out…)
Those scenes alternate chapters with the main character, Sadie’s, first-person narrative describing her life with Adam, her quadriplegic husband. Trust me: this doesn’t make for uplifting listening. And yet, that part of the story was so beautifully real, eventually I found myself fast forwarding through the repetitive sex scenes (except for the second to last one with M + F/F/F which was hot!) just so I could find out what happens with Sadie and Adam. And then, rather abruptly, the story rushes to a conclusion. Although the conclusion was inevitable, given the sensitivity with which Sadie and Adam’s relationship was previously treated, I was surprised at how forced the ending felt.
Nonetheless, and mostly because there is a notable lack of well-written, well-narrated erotica on Audible, I can honestly say this book is better than average and I do not regret adding it to my Library. However, for those of you who are looking for the same things within this literary genre that I am, this audiobook doesn’t quite hit the mark.
EROTIC STORY: 3.0 stars
MAIN STORY: 3.5 stars
Because of a Real life tragedy, the dutiful wife who always "does the right thing" slowly loses the love of her husband and the love of her life.
I laughed, I cried and blushed throughout the entire book. I couldn't put it down, losing myself in the vivid dialogues and heart wrenching monologues of the main character. I loved how Joe's character continued to mystify the reader until the very end of the book.
I truly could feel Sadie's pain. Wonderful book, erotic read but a touching love story. If you are not easily offended by language, then I would highly recommend this book.
This is a 3 book series. I recommend starting with "Dirty", then "Broken" and "Stranger". Some of the characters carry through the series.