- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 10 hours and 36 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Nicola Haken
- Audible.com Release Date: June 19, 2017
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B072R3BG15
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
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Broken Audiobook – Unabridged
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Honestly, I typically don't go for books that have this level of realness to them because I find that life is difficult enough and I like losing myself in the fantasy that most romance novels offer (my own included since I write m/m romance as well). And there were a couple times where I almost regretted starting this book. Because it was truly frightening in how raw and honest it was. But I'm glad I stuck with it because I did get to see what I am looking for when I pick up any romance - unconditional love that is truly just that.
I hesitate to say too much because I don't want to give anything away. I will say that this book triggered me on several levels so I would recommend more sensitive readers pay attention to the warning in the blurb. And while I don't suffer the specific condition outlined in this book, I identified with many of the effects James suffered through and that did leave me feeling shaky on more than one occasion. I don't want to deter you from reading the book because it is truly phenomenal, but please take heart and understand that what James is going through is told in such unfiltered detail that it is as painful as it is heartbreakingly beautiful.
All I can really say that this is one of those books that is going to stay with me for a very long time.
Broken is a beautifully written story that I could've grown to fall head over heels in love with (especially the second half), but there were a few things that bothered me a bit in the first half and I simply had to lower my rating a bit.
This is a story about a difficult topic. Mental health. There was plenty of angst and I could understand Theo's inner turmoil about James and his mental illness as I thought Haken wrote this story beautifully. While I am lucky enough to not have to live with mental health issues and it's usually kind of difficult for me to relate to characters like that, I thought that Haken did a wondrous job at getting me inside James's head and making me understand him as a person. For the most part anyway.
Although I really liked James and Theo as a a couple after a while, I didn't think much of them at first. My opinion was especially low about James as I found him to be really unlikeable. I actually thought it would be impossible for me to grow to like James because his initial communication with Theo was more than lacking. He didn't really talk to Theo, and I thought he was kind of ... rapey at first. Especially their first encounter.
I grew to really like them afterwards, but I only wish that their first encounter hadn't been written the way it was because then I could sing songs of joy about an awesome book with lovely romance with just about the right amount of angst thrown into it. Like, really, that first encounter totally blew it for me as the more I grew to know James, the more the first encounter seemed a bit off with his character ... or was he simply so different with Theo once he got to know him? Also, his behaviour with most of his employees was less than OK.
All in all, it could have been great for me, but maybe it's just the case of it's me, not the book as most readers seem to love this story.
Wow, what a really powerful story this was. I was in the middle of a crazy busy week and this audiobook kept sucking me in. I'd have one hour to listen to it and then sit there for three hours completely engrossed. It was phenomenal.
The story takes place in London. Theo is new, working at a publishing house. He goes out and gets drunk one night and does something he would normally never do...hook up with a sexy stranger in a bathroom stall. Well, it turns out the stranger is none other than the owner of the publishing house that Theo works at. For the first while, James is powerful and amazing, but then there are little signals that maybe all isn't right in James' world. He's hiding a powerful secret.
This book is powerful and emotional. Watching James go through his highs and lows is really painful, especially knowing how much he's hurting both of them. The way the story unfolds is perfection just because the reader is totally in love with these two guys falling in love...and then everything crumbles.
I don't want to post any spoilers. It's emotional, but it's really good and well done. I definitely recommend this one.
Huge kudos to the author. Nothing about this story is easy, but she wrote it exceptionally. It felt real and raw and incredibly believable.
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