I picked up this book, thinking it would be a good trashy erotica story - just what I was in the mood for. Well, I got more than I bargained for. Yes, there were the requisite sex scenes, but there was a whole lot more. The story is actually quite deep and thought provoking. It engages your emotions and makes you feel - happy, angry, bittersweet, sated - throughout. Sometimes the author seemed to stumble a bit finding the right words to express a feeling, but that only made the book more endearing. I found myself wondering what I would do if my husband became disabled...how my house and my life would change. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys both erotica and an engaging story.
This is the second Megan Hart book that I have read (Tempted was the first). I really liked Tempted as it was so much more than just an erotic novel. It was truly a journey of what could happen to a happy marriage if a third party became intimate with the main couple. A thought compelling question. I was curious to read another book by this author to see if this was typical of her other novels.
After reading GeniusJen's review, there is not much else to say. She explains the premise of the book very well. If there was one sentance that tried to explain the book, it would be this one: "I'd never know the woman I'd have been if I hadn't met Adam. Until I met Joe, I hadn't wondered. Who was I now?"
Megan Hart has a true gift to make you feel and understand what the characters are going through, and why they do the things that they do. Like another reviewer said, you feel the despair, the disappointment, the hope, betrayal, guilt, love and hatred. Joe's sex stories feeds the need that Sadie has, after a void is left following her husbands accident.
It is a definite tear jerker, but am SO glad that I read this book. Thought provoking and erotic (but not over the top). Can't say enough about Megan Hart as an author. She is unlike most authors in her genre. My next read for Megan Hart will be her new release "Stranger".
After reading so many positive reviews about BROKEN, I decided that I couldn't wait any longer, and promptly bought a copy. I'm so very glad I did.
This book is definitely erotica. It's also one of the most amazingly emotional reads I've ever read, and is definitely on my short-list of favorites for books I've read so far in 2009.
Sadie is a woman that could be any of us. She loves her husband - totally, completely - and that is never in doubt. But her husband, now a quadraplegic from a skiing accident, is not the man she married.
When she meets Joe, and starts seeing him on the first Friday of every month for lunch, her life changes even more. Because Joe is a storyteller, and the stories he tells her each month are erotic escapades about the women he's met.
It's not cheating, it really isn't, but Sadie can't help but put herself into each of the fantasies that Joe tells. She loves her husband, don't ever doubt that, but she also longs to be loved in return - heart, body, and soul.
BROKEN is a story about life, about love, about marriage, about sex. It's all of that, and so much more. Buy it, read it, and love it as much as I did.
So this was the first erotic novel that I have ever read and I had my doubts about what kind of story I would find behind the trashy love scenes. What I found was incredibly shocking, this story had depth, great character development and actually had me wondering how my life would change if my husband were to become disabled as the main character's does. This book was an incredibly fast read, took me one day. If you are apprehensive about reading a book like this and think you can wade through the sex scenes, then I think you will enjoy this book.
What if there was a husband with a brilliant mind in a body that couldn't move? What if he had a wife that he could no longer physically comfort and make love to? What if that woman was me?! How would I handle my life? What would I do? I truly hope I never have to find out.
This is the story of Sadie and how she handles her life under those circumstances. How she clings to the love she has for her husband as she cares for his needs and how she copes with the loss of a normal life and relationship. Very emotional story!
Oh, and I guess I should mention Joe since he is the "other man" in this story...sort of...and he's HOT, HOT, HOT! And because the erotic sexual encounters in this erotic romance are his.