Saturday, September 22, 2012

[ADULT] Broken Hart - Fox, Ella

Adult, Romance, Fiction
4 our of 5 stars
Kindle, 209 estimated pages

Sabrina  in love with her boss and best friend, Dante Hart, but thinks that Dante has no romantic interest in her but she's wrong. Dante doesn't believe in love or commitment or any kind, but one wild night changes their relationship forever.  Dante will never commit and doesn't belive in love or Happily Ever Afters. Can Sabrina break through and fix what's broken in Dante Hart?

I picked this up not only because it was free but because it reminded me so much of Fifty Shades of Grey, but sounded much better.

So far, Sabrina seems to be a bit of a Mary Sue, her parents died, but they left enough money for her and her sister to pay off the mortgage of what I assume is a large house, as well as put Sabrina through school and her sister through the first two years of school.

Sabrina takes a job as an Admin Assistant for a man that is apparently very difficult to work with as he's been through seven assistants before Sabrina. But Sabrina has been working with Dante Hart for over a year and has had no problems with him. She is immediately attracted to the man an he is described as "stunningly" handsome.

I do like that Sabrina seems to be a strong woman, she' s not some whimpy Anna Steele.

Although Sabrina does have the same reaction to Dante that Anna does to Christian. She melts at the mere touch of him, and her "sex tingled and clenched".  I give props to Sabrina though, she's a strong woman, and manages to keep her composure. Shows how mature she is, and has actual sexual experience.

Unlike with FSoG, they characters in Broken Hart are very likable. We're given some detail about Dante's family life, and what his childhood was like, and how the company got to be so successful. Although the details are a bit vague, it is believable.

I like that Dante and Sabrina have an actual friendship, and chemistry together. So different the FSoG. I know I'm comparing the two a lot, but thats what this felt like to me when I read the summary. Another version of Fifty Shades, but perhaps better written, and so far I am not disappointed, this is so much better then Fifty Shades.

I'm really loving Sabrina's character. Dante treats her poorly and she doesn't stand for it. He's over protective and she doesn't like it and tells him. She's very straightforward. I love it, such a strong female lead!

There are some similarities between Dante and Christian, they both don't want relationships, but the big difference is Dante doesn't seem to have a past that involved getting into bondage at age fifteen. Dante just doesn't want to be in a committed relationship and tells Sabrina this outright, which she acknowledges and accepts, telling herself that she'll deal with the fallout later.

Not to mention the sex scenes are much more steamy, hot, they sizzle and left me spellbound. Not to mention they are much better written then the dribble that was Fifty Shades.

It gets a bit repetitive, there is lots of sex, but then there is fighting between Dante and Sabrina. In the end, Dante learns to love and it all ends happily ever after. I did start skimming through the last bit of the book, as the large amounts of smut got a bit boring because they were so repetitive.

Dante grew as a character, he went from someone that could and would not stay in a committed relationship because of his horrid childhood, to someone that learned to take a leap of faith and settle down with someone.

Sabrina also grew, realized that running away didn't solve anything, and learned to stand up and fight for something she believed in.

Although the characters did seem a bit perfect at times, with all the money, power and physical beauty they all had, the characters had some major flaws, worked on issues, and grew. Very believable.

The story to smut ratio was about 40% story, 60% smut. A good ratio, as I did enjoy that there was actual plot, and the smut wasn't just pointless filler. The characters had depth, and this was a much better read then Fifty Shades of Grey.

There were some grammar/spelling errors that sometimes made a particular line difficult to understand, but with a quick edit those things could be fixed.

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