Their passion will consume everything - and everyone - in its path...
I'm on a train.
I don't know which stop I got on at; I only know the train is going fast and the world outside becomes a blur. I should get off, but I don't. The universe is playing a cosmic joke on me. Here I had my life - a good life with everything a woman could want - and suddenly, there is something more I didn't know I could have. A chance for me to be satisfied and content and maybe even on occasion deliriously, amazingly, exuberantly fulfilled.
So this is where I am, on a train that's out of control, and I am not just a passenger. I'm the one shoveling the furnace full of coal to keep it going fast and faster.
If I could make myself believe it all happened by chance and I couldn't help it, that I've been swept away, that it's not my fault, that it's fate...would that be easier? The truth is, I didn't know I was looking for this until I found Will, but I must've been, all this time. And now it is not random, it is not fate, it is not being swept away.
This is my choice. And I don't know how to stop.
Or even if I want to.
©2013 Megan Hart (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
I think that's the first time I've used the word stupendous, but Ms. Hart brings so many things out in me when I listen to her books. She is one of only two authors who I can say have never, ever disappointed me with the books they have offered on Audible. And I've purchased over a 1000 books, so I've listened to many, many authors. She just works for me in every aspect. This story of an affair is one that's been told many times. The subject matter is nothing new; it's just that Ms. Hart's spin on it, her way of telling one woman's journey, is exquisite, meaningful, sensual, sexual, and honest. And the narration was spot-on. There are few things better than when a good story and a good narrator come together. It's the perfect marriage, and you'll find it in this book. Don't buy it if you have a problem with detailed sex scenes. But Ms. Hart does what she does so well and what so few can do; she makes the sex scenes both explicit and romantic without being raunchy. That takes a pro. Usually, you either have detail and raunchiness--which is okay by me--are just sensuality and romance. But Ms. Hart covers all corners. Don't buy it if you have to have the happily ever after in your romances either. This book is for adults who live in the real world and realize life so rarely gives us the HEA, though those books have their place too. Overall, luv, luv, luved it.
Real, gritty, and passionate
She was able to convey and bring true emotions of this story to light
Get your tissues ready for this one!
It wouldn't be a Megan Hart book, if it didn't tear your heart to shreds and leave a trail of tissues in it's wake. She writes the kinds of books that most authors are to scared to write. They are deep, thought provoking, and most of all real! And if you only read books that contain Happily Ever After endings, she probably isn't the book for you. TEAR YOU APART isn't your standard romance novel, but at it's core this is a story about love and connections.
From the outside, Elizabeth has it all. She been married to successful man for over 20 year. She has beautiful twin daughters in college. And she has a job and a boss that she really likes. But when you really start to scratch the surface, you find husband who completely takes his wife for granted. It took sexy, exciting photographer Will walking in Elizabeth's life for her to figure this all out. There is a poignant quote sums up this book very well.
"See," Will says, "You never know how thirsty you are until someone offers you something to drink."
Elizabeth's husband wasn't awful, just neglectful. It was the standard not fixing the sink, leaving dirty clothes on the floor, and not paying attention to his wife. Over the years Elizabeth had fallen out of love with her husband. The attention Will paid to her, made her feel alive again. When these two get together, it's electric. Both carried a lot of emotional baggage with them, but found ways to carve out space in their life for each other. There is excitement, passion, and deep feelings, but is it enough?
Words can't truly express how much I love this book. It's honest, gritty, and passionate. I love that Megan gave Elizabeth synaesthesia. It was a brilliant way to add another layer for the reader to experience. This book was just a ball of emotions for me. One moment it was fast and exciting, and the next it was raw and tragic. Most of all, this book was real to me. Would I have like to have a HEA ending? Of course I would, but that just wouldn't have felt true to the story. Megan Hart isn't known for tying up her stories with neat little bows, but I enjoy her writing more for it!
Narrator Karen White, really brought this story to life. It take a truly talented narrator to bring voice to the emotional roller coaster that is a Megan Hart book. She created distinct voices for each of the characters, so much that I tend to forget she is reading all of the parts. I will absolutely pick up books narrated by her in the future!
I would recommend this book to anyone who's not looking for your typical, generic love story. This story did brake my heart, and I love it because of how deep it made me feel. I've already recommended TEAR YOU APART to several of my friends. I can wait for the next Megan Hart adventure!
Once again, Megan breaks our hearts. In my opinion, this book, "Deeper" and "Broken" should be in a series of their own. This is definitely one of the tearjerker books of the series, and though it doesn't disappoint, it totally crushes a reader.
In the true tradition of the two books listed above, "Tear You Apart" lives up to the title. Elisabeth is a product of a broken home, though no one will admit it. Two kids away at college, and a husband who is nearly non-existent. A boss who could have been her lover, and an artist to steals her heart. Throughout the story, she tries to find herself, and figure out just what will make her truly happy. She makes mistakes along the way, but in the end, in order to become happy, she must break and lose everything.
This book will definitely take you on a roller coaster of emotions, and just when you think everything is about to settle into place, your heart will shatter. Great story, well written, and still staying true to Megan Hart's style, though the love scenes seem to be more about addiction than actual desire.
My heart is broken...now I am going to go read something more lighthearted lol...
Crazy red head who's head over heels about family, friends and life in general!
Megan Hart is by far my favorite author, I follow her on Facebook, Twitter and have read all off her full length novels. She's who I always recommend instead of all that 50 shades stuff. This book was again spot on for me. The leading lady of the story is a forty something mother of two who's in a lifetime marriage that's lost it shine. As someone who's been married 25 years I understood some of the heartache and hard decisions she faced. I'm not sure I would have created the same outlet for my frustrations as she did but I understood her feelings and related to her needs. This book brings to life the real situations that happen when two people get overly comfortable and confident with each other and forget to take care of their partnership. The emotional rollercoaster she faces really made me think about consequences, reactions and reality. I was happy to find this was not a forever after story, but a true look at real life through fiction, with some honest emotions and a bit of steamy sex. Cause hey, it's Megan Hart and no one writes steamy, emotion filled, honest sex like Megan!
Real raw emotion !
It was all good!
The heartbreak of all the characters!
Before you marry you should see this movie!
I have only "heard" Tear You Apart on audio. Haven't read the book yet. I will be adding the book to my collection soon though.
I would compare Tear You Apart to Deeper. The only reason is because they both brought me to tears and left me with the same feeling at the end.
The main character.. Elizabeth.
I loved this audiobook. It took me about 4 days to finish. I absolutely didn't want it to end the way it did. I finished it and felt this can't describe feeling in the pit of my stomach...It made me laugh and it made me cry. I can't describe it. I love all of Megan Hart's books and will continue to buy, read and listen to them as long as she writes. I hope she has another book coming out really soon...You won't be disappointed if you get this audiobook.
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
Life isn't about HEA. It's about our choices and MH did a great job on this one. The sexual situations aren't as steamy as I like, but the angst is magnificent. I happen to enjoy the angst if it is created in the right way and for me this book is.I enjoyed the female charcter. She's a very complex, unique woman (like we all are).
I like the way Hart's characters have real lives. Elizabeth is 45 years old in a 22 year marriage. That doesn't necessarily sound like the beginnings of a good romance, but then love is not always what you expect. Other reviewers have said that this book glamorizes cheating, but I don't see it that way. I think it shows the hell cheating can cause for everyone- the lovers especially. I'm ready for my next Megan Hart book. Oh, and the narration was excellent.
This is one of Megan's great books. Karen White did a great job capturing the heart ache and the times I was crying, I could hear Karen's voice quivering and crying too. Exellent narration. This book pulled at my heart, and is well worth your money!!!
The whole thing was moving, but I like how it wasn't all tied up with a bow at the end. It's more realistic than that. Relationships are messy.
I have listened to this book at least 3 times now, and I don't tire of it! The narrator is amazing and the story is very well written and thought out. I felt like someone was telling their life story in this book. The characters are easy to relate to and feel compassion for.
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