Sadie still deeply loves Adam, but things have changed forever after a skiing accident several years ago left him permanently paralyzed and a quadriplegic. His mind is still sharp, but he is frustrated by his limitations and often takes it out on Sadie. Sadie does have household help for Adam so she can work and have some respite time for herself. The biggest escape from her dire circumstances has been a friend she met quite by accident. Sadie and Joe shared a bench two years ago and chatted as strangers often do. Slowly, they shared more with each other and eventually Joe came to share his highly adventurous love life with Sadie. Rather than being offended, Sadie is intrigued and titillated by Joe's tales of one night stands with a wide variety of women.
Sadie is a strong, intelligent woman, but she is not afraid to be vulnerable at times. Joe seems more repressed despite his alpha male attitude and sexual exploits. Adam is mainly angry at his circumstances, but has moments when he tries to recapture the old life he had with Sadie.
Broken is an apt title for this erotic novel. Adam's body has been irrevocably broken, as well as his life with Sadie. Even Joe's spicy stories reveal a certain brokenness of spirit. There is more than erotica involved in this captivating novel. Ms. Hart has a deep understanding of all the weaknesses and frailties of the human condition and this shines through in vibrant narrative and dialog. The characters are well crafted and believable. This is a book for those who prefer their romance on the very spicy side. Ms. Hart has written many other erotic novels and it is easy to see why she has succeeded in her chosen genre.