Thursday, August 8, 2013

Review: Tear You Apart by Megan Hart

Title: Tear You Apart

Author: Megan Hart

Publisher: Harlequin Mira

Publication Date: August 2013

Genre: Adult Romance/Erotica

Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone

Synopsis can be found here.
NetGalley review.


There's a reason why Megan Hart is one of my favorite erotica writers. It's books like this.
Beautifully written, the story focuses around a marriage, an affair and an identity crisis. Elisabeth Amblin has a husband, two grown girls and a secure life. Until...
She turns and sees Will, a handsome photographer. Their friendship blooms and while her husband is on business trips, her and Will grow closer. And closer. and...

Powerful, Tear You Apart takes everything you think, feel and fear about a a marriage and captures it. Is she happy? What is happiness? And what would you risk to get it. And once it begins, then what? What if you don't want it to end?

I couldn't put it down. I read late into the night, never sure what the end result was going to be. I can't say I'm disappointed by the ending, but any conclusion to a plot like this is going to leave a mixture of emotions, all bittersweet.

Elisabeth is unhappy, has been for years. Once happiness and passion are within her reach, she feels compelled to take it. To experience it. And to not let it go. Ross is not a bad husband, but he's not a good one either. While he doesn't do anything blatantly horrible, his actions are maybe even more heartbreaking - a detached, uninterested spouse.
Of course, one can argue that this still does not give her the right to have an affair.
And Will comes with a set of his own jealousies and baggage.

None of these topics are easy to digest, and all of the characters are flawed, overtaken by their own selfishness and desires. But they are not unsympathetic. I felt for Elisabeth, and for Ross and for Will. Hart does a great job examining the affair from all views, and making them all equally guilty.

The writing is strong, the sex scenes are vivid, powerful and captivating. 

Add it to your To Read list.
And clear your schedule.

Rating 8 Cookie Worthy

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