"My real name is Sadie, and once a month over lunch Joe tells me about his latest conquest. But what Joe doesn't know is that, in my mind, I'm the star of every X-rated one-night stand he has revealed to me, or that I'm practically obsessed with our imaginary sex life. I know it's wrong. I know my husband wouldn't understand. But I can't stop. Not yet."
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©2007 Megan Hart; (P)2007 Audible, Inc.
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
"This is not a traditional romance but the story of a real and complex woman caught in a difficult situation with no easy answers. Well-developed secondary characters and a compelling plot add depth to this absorbing and enticing novel.? (Library Journal)
erotic and stunning. not just chic lit romance, but a great story with some great sex scenes. this was done in a very creative, unique way. not predictable but even if it was the journey to the end is WELL worth getting there. i read romance novels for the fantasy--the guy always says the right thing, the girl always ends up with the guy dispite physical or character drawbacks. i didn't expect to be aroused one minute and near tears another. this novel was real. a must read.
I have never read or listened to romance novels in the past, but when Audible had Hart's Tempted on sale for $4.95, I gave it try. At first I was shocked at the explicitly, but none of the romance was raunchy. I found I was enthralled by the story as much as the tantalizing details.
So, when it was time for a new download, I got Dirty by Hart because the reviews were better than Broken. I found that I liked Dirty better than Tempted. Of course I had to try Broken.
Broken will take you from flawless fantasy and desire to heart wrenching despair. I had read the reviews...I thought I knew what was coming, but still I wept.
What Hart does best is tell a story that feels like it could be happening to you or a friend. She clearly defines her characters and weaves the sex into the plot in a way that is hard to imagine. It just works! And amazingly she is able to re-create this realistic combination of sex and contemporary fiction book after book.
As others have said, if you don't want sexual detail this book is not for you. If you like a good story and some spice, then you will love it.
I am almost finished with this book and I agree with the other review this book is explict but very well written, if you have a problem with strong sexual content don't buy it. I also liked the narrators voice she doesn't grate on your ears.
After truly enjoying Megan Hart's "Dirty", I was not prepared for Sadie, the tragic injury that left her husband Adam paralyzed, Joe's monthly stories for Sadie and how Ms. Hart makes the listener's emotions mesh with each well-developed character. "Broken" touches so many deep emotions while enveloping you into the story. "Dirty" characters Dan & Elle are also woven into this story. No one but Megan Hart creates such vivid characters.
READ "Strangers" by Megan Hart next. You will meet up with Dan & Elle along with Jack from "Dirty" yet again. I want more!!! Can't wait for her next books.
If you are looking for a lighthearted read this is not the book for you. This book deals with some very emotional situations/issues. It made me laugh and cry. Mostly cry. What would you do if the husband you love with all your soul is in an accident and becomes a quadriplegic? What would you do if the woman you love is an unreachable martyr? This book is very well-written and explicitly erotic. I loved it. I had only one problem with this audio and that was the shifting POV was a little confusing in the beginning, but I think that had more to do with it being an audio listen than the actual book itself. Megan will be a new favorite author for me if her other books prove this well thought out.
Beautifully realistic story.
I found this book to be a roller coaster. One minute you were happy for the guy and the "girl" as they played out a fantasy. The next minute you're dealing with real life suffering, life in a wheel chair and an unhappy marriage. If you like to swing between romance and sadness, then you might like this book. Personally, I found the book to be joy followed by kill-joy, followed by joy, followed by kill-joy. The overall tone of the story was sad, which is not my emotion of choice.
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
The book has a natural flow of sexuality and emotional sensitivity. I like the narrator's voice which greatly enhances the storyline. Strongly recommend it to listeners that prefer a well written story first and erotica second. Recommended.
Although I am new to listening to erotica, I found this book by Megan Hart very engaging. There is so much story and depth to the characters, the erotica takes a backseat. But, when it gets hot, it gets HOT! I was aroused one second and near tears the next. I have also listened to Dirty by her as well and liked it just as much. I can't wait for her to write another book.
More heart-wrenching than I first thought. Nonetheless satisfying. Sexy, descriptive and thoughtful.
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