Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Broken by Megan Heart

I've read this great review by Cecile at All I want and more of Megan Hart's book called Broken. And I just had to have it. Unfortunately it was sold out. So my great friend Cecile offered to borrow it to me and sent me the book over the ocean to Croatia. I immediately started reading it. It's erotic novel but you'd be wrong to assume it's an easy read. Actually, I could read only two-three chapters a day because of all strong emotions that overwhelmed me. The book started me thinking about my own relationships: with my boyfriend, parents, sisters and friends.
I loved the book but I don't have a desire to read it again soon. It drained me and left me thinking about more things that I ever wanted to think about at the same time.
So, you ask what's this book all about? Here goes the blurb:

"This month, my name is Mary.

My name is different every month -- Brandy, Honey, Amy...sometimes Joe doesn't even bother to ask -- but he never fails to arouse me with his body, his mouth, his touch, no matter what I'm called or where he picks me up. The sex is always amazing, always leaves me itching for more in those long weeks until I see him again.

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. "

I have several book parts that are my favourite but this one struck a nerve and I couldn't go on with reading. I had to stop and think about my life :)
"I'd always wondered why people who'd throw away an appliance that had ceased to function would hang on to a marriage that no longer worked. Next to my husband, the only man I'd ever loved, ever made love with, ever slept beside, I thought I knew. Hope." - Sadie

The book is not about some married woman wishing she had a better sex life and trying to compensate it with the stories from single hot guy every first Friday in a month. It's about how your life can change in one second from happy to extremely difficult. It's about how we think we'll stay forever young with bodies intact and capable of doing whatever whenever we want. In Sadie's case, her husband is paralysed from neck down and in their thirties they are struggling to keep their marriage from falling apart. As I said, very emotional read.

If you want to read more detailed review, please visit Cecile's blog. She'll hook you up, and I guarantee you'll run for the nearest bookstore.
For more information about the author and her other books go to
This was my first book by M. Hart but I'll keep on reading her work (although I'm not into erotic novels so much).
I give it five feathers

This is a theme song for Sadie and Joe’s relationship (with video from Grey’s Anatomy) - Joshua Radin's What If You


  1. Oh wow Host!!! I love that you loved the book. You are right to say that the book makes you think of your own relationships and life in general. This book touched places in my mind that - really, I wasn't prepared to think about. But it made me look at what I have around me and where I stand with what is around me. But I loved the story of Sadie. She touched my heart!
    This is the strongest Megan Hart book for me to read. But I absolutely loved it!!!!
    Thank you for the extermely wonderful compliments!!!! You are tooo sweet!!!
    ***excited to see that you loved it***
    I hope you are having a wonderful day, my dear sweet friend!

  2. Hi Cecile! Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. You are more than welcome!! You know I have to visit your place!!!! It is like a second home to me!!! =) Hope you are having a great day!!!

  4. This was one of my all time fav's. I was actually stunned when Sadie's husband died and I so loved Joe. Their relationship is amazing and so tragic in some ways as well.