Author: Megan Hart
Genre: Erotic Romance
Date Read: 5 July 2010
I’ve been pondering my review of Broken for the last two days since I finished reading the book and to say that I am still conflicted is an understatement. It was extremely well-written novel and I connected with the heroine, but there were elements of the book that I had a hard time overcoming. Essentially, the heroine is cheating emotionally on her husband by her weekly lunch dates with her friend Joe. You find out why as the book progresses and I’m not going to post a spoiler here, but that leads me to another interesting thought. Why is it in romance novels, if a man cheats he is expected to grovel to the female to make-up for what he did and she invariably takes him back and yet a woman can do the same thing and it is typically treated as a significantly worse event? Is it because women tend to get emotionally involved in relationships whereas guys are just in it for the sex…or is there something else going on.
This was the first of Ms. Hart’s books that I had read, although I had previously listened to one of her short stories that had been released in audio format, so I had a vague idea of what I was getting myself in for. I haven’t decided yet whether I would keep reading her books or not. As mentioned before they were extremely well-written, but the angst in them was almost too much. I heard someone on Amazon recently term them as literary erotica. They have all the elements of a good erotic romance and yet there is more of a literary element to them.
Recommended For: Someone looking for an angsty and emotional read but a well-written erotic romance.
Rating 4.5 stars