I can't say that I enjoyed this book as much as I would have liked. Prior to this I had listened to Dirty which was excellent. So I think my expectations for this book were pretty high. I felt the reader did a decent job. The story is about a marriage between Sadie and Adam. Adam is left physically disabled after an accident early into their marriage. The story picks up some yrs after as Sadie and Adam are trying to cope. The story is told from Sadie's perspective. Joe is a man that Sadie meets for lunch the 1st of every month in which he tells her explicit sex escapades he's experienced. Each of the characters are clearly "broken" but in different ways. Adam once was a man full of life and very independent that now finds himself totally disabled and dependent. Sadie used to be a very happy and fufilled woman that wanted to explore life with her husband in every way. Joe is lost in a life of physically satifying but emotionally unfufilling sex flings that leave him empty and searching. For the record, this book is not about a physical affair though I would say emotional infidelity is involved. I would also venture to say that some people would think Adam took the coward's way out but with the depression and mental pain he clearly was dealing with, I understood why he did what he did. The book doesn't come right out and confirm it but there are clues in the book that make it pretty obvious that Adam made a choice. I found the book interesting and definitely thought provoking. I'm not sorry that I purchased it because it makes one ponder exactly what they take for granted day to day. Not to mention what they would do if suddenly their entire life was changed as they knew it by a tragedy that indeed left them, "Broken". So this isn't a mindess erotica novel with no real story. I didn't give this book 5 stars because it wasn't a "page turner" so to speak. It didn't keep me glued. I do recommend reading Dirty prior to this one but it's not fully neccessary.
A mom, a wife, a friend, a happy ending addict, an audiobook junkie, a wine lover and geek wanna -be. I'm constantly looking to be blown away.
Broken was not at all what I expected. It's an emotionally draining (in a good and bad way) story about a woman named Sadie, her husband Adam, and Joe, a man she meets once a month who tells her stories of his sexual escapades. I was instantly drawn into Sadie's life and what she and her husband had to endure.
Lots of ups and downs in this story, I couldn't wait for the first Friday of the month stories from Joe.
You wont be disappointed with this book, detailed sex stories with a story between the stories and a good ending that leaves you satisfied.
I think this book relied on the explicit descriptions of the sex to hold together the random encounters of the lead male and the seriously depressing relationship between the lead female and her husband. I know that sounds confusing, but if you decide to read the story you will know exactly what I mean. It just didn't do it for me. I found myself horrified by the erotica in this novel more than anything else. The story as a whole was just too painful.
It was actually good. A great mix of mild erotica and a good story.
I liked the way it jumped back and fourth. It kept me on my toes and I recommend it.
The narrator was okay too.
Recommend both "Dirty" (wish it had a better title) and "Broken". Megan Hart writes a literary style that communicates the emotion of the moment but also the eroticism. She artfully handles a very emotional and difficult subject. The narration is effective in drawing the listener in to the evolving story.
This was my first Audiobook and I wasn't sure it could hold my attention. It did in fact!! I found myself caught up in the story and couldn't wait to listen to more. It is very erotic and, well, let's just say my husband enjoyed the fringe benefits!! It is also a very beautiful, complex story that truly brought out a range of emotions. Any women will appreciate the author's well written verses on the desire to be wanted, loved, and to find happiness.
Lover of ideas who feels no guilt at all about her pleasures.
I found this book horrifically depressing. I think Megan Hart has excellent intentions. Why not take the fantasy out of Romance and tell the truth as best you can about one night stands and forbidden attractions. I'm sure there should be a deconstruction of fairy tale romance and that the warts of the 'handsome prince' should be laid bare for the world to see. I know this is the right thing to do but it made me seriously ill to listen to it. After the 5th hour, I couldn't in fact and had to skip to the end. Romance without fantasy equals horror story for me. The landscape is very very bleak.
This book is very interesting in many different ways. If you like books that spark your interest in the various aspects of human relationships, with a strong erotic tone, this book will definitely add fuel to that fire. Some elements in the content are somewhat strange and rude. Life, love and relationships seen through this book reflect a colorful and interesting twist on reality. It is descriptively and ornately portrayed from a variety of angles. The language used is articulate, polished and refined. Very interesting.