One glance was all it took... I'm a cheater. I'm a liar. My whole life is a mess. I love a man. No, I love two men... I think. One makes love to me. The other sets me on fire. One is my rock. The other is my kryptonite. I'm broken, lost, and disgusted with myself. But I can't stop. This is my story. My broken love story.
Contains mature themes.
©2013 Mia Asher (P)2015 Tantor
It's a heartfelt story about love, hate and betrayal.
I laughed, cried and got goosebumps listening to this novel. Could not stop listening to it once it started. I highly recommend it!
I'm a huge fan of this book, and the audio did not disappoint. Thank you Mia. I will be wading through book hangover for days. Again. :)
"If you love angst...look no further!"
How unique it is - it's not your typical happy fluffy love story - there is very little actual happiness, it squeezes your heart to the point of pain.
I hate comparing books and in this case, I don't think it's possible. Arsen is just in it's own category.
They did a pretty good job of bringing the character's to life and I liked that Roger varied his voice enough for Ben and Arsen.
Love has consequences.
This book is not for everyone and it does deal with cheating, so if that's not something you're okay with, I would steer clear. If you like pushing your boundaries and stepping outside the norm, then I would definitely recommend it.
At the very TOP!
Impossible to choose
I felt many different emotions.Anger,Disappointment, Sadness....and eventually happiness.
Wow....this was a truly emotional rollercoaster.
Definitely worth every second of listening to this audiobook.
It made me feel so many different things, there was anger, disappointment, sadness, happiness.
This book can really make you think twice and again before making a choice that will turn your life upside down before you even realize it.
Choices that are our mistakes but we are too blind in that moment to see them as such.
Choices that will not improve our lives as we might think and hope for but ruin them instead.
Destroy relationships that took years to build, shatter all trust and dreams.
I really really loved this book and its message.
I was also very pleased with the effort and work that narrators put into this book.
Without their emotions and interpretations it might not have been as good.
Looking forward to hear more from both Mackenzie Cartwright and Roger Wayne!
"LOVE THE FIRE!!"
I have read this book now for the fourth time and decided to listen to it on audio. Loved it wven more. the book finds its way into my soul and I cry, laugh, get mad and sad, and feel so many emotions. I love Mia Asher, I wish she would come out with another book soon!!!
I loved Arsen. It makes you go through so many emotions. This is one of my favorite
"I have listened 3 times now!"
Yes, you saw that right. I have listened 3 times. I like this book a lot. I think I like that it could happen. Characters feel realistic. you will not be disappointed.
"Don't pass this one up!"
I loved this book! Such a good story. A difficult lesson learned. Good narration. Enjoy
OK seriously this has me absolutely heartbroken! The epilogue, why oh why did he have to turn out to be good after all, I could deal better with someone as the AHole, waaaa😭😭. This is a total tear jerker all the way through!
"IT'S RAW, IT'S HEARTBREAKING & VERY ADDICTIVE TOO"
Be prepared because this tragic love story is full of heartache, regrets and pain. It tells the story of Cathy and Ben's perfect marriage and deep love they have for each other and this is also told in flashbacks of how they first met and fell in love. But slowly, after four miscarriages, the hurt and broken dreams becomes too much for Cathy and all that is left is a cold empty shell where her heart once beat. She wanted to numb the pain and escape her thoughts and her marriage and the only way she could do that was by cheating on her loving husband with Arsen.
Arsen is a gorgeous womanising blonde sex God but he changes his ways for Cathy then they have an all consuming obsessive affair and, at night, Cathy would return to her handsome loving husband's bed and she felt cheap, worthless and confused. But the lies became too much, jealousies flared and emotions became raw as the day came when she knew she had to walk away from one of the two men she loved and the dilemma and decision broke hearts and shattered souls. However, the heartbreak doesn't end there because further news will destroy and devastate but it also gives hope too and the return of bitter-sweet dreams.
This is a very emotional hard hitting love story that's about the effect miscarriages has on a woman whose only mental coping mechanism to block the pain out is to succumb to the sexual charms of a younger man who is already a shoulder to cry on rather than in her husband's waiting arms. Cathy has a lot of agonising decisions to make and, although I disagreed with the choice she ultimately made, I've never had a miscarriage (let alone four) so I cannot judge her or testify to the frame of mind that finally tipped her over the top.... and sadly the consequences were devastating.
But I do know this was a riveting heartbreaking listen that was very well written and had me pausing because I couldn't stand the pain that was coming next, then pausing because I wanted to savour and prolong the end and pausing before the eventual HEA ending. However, I wasn't prepared for even more heartache in the Epilogue. Told mainly from Cathy's POV but there are a few chapters when we get to share Ben and Arsen's feelings. Narrator was ok but I thought the male voices could have been better.
Worth a credit? If you think you can handle an amazing and brilliantly written controversial love triangle with lots of drama, sex, tender passion filled pleas and broken promises as three people's heart's are torn apart and the destruction that's left in it's wake then YES you'll find it, as I did, creditworthy. But it's not a listen that'll leave you with a happy feeling because lives were shattered, years were lost and someone had to walk away.
"So much potential."
This took roughly a month to finish which is very much unlike me. Parts were excellent and parts sounded like a cheap Penthouse Forum. Now I'm far from prudish but in this books case, less profanity would have helped with the believability. All and all I'm going to give it a MEH...
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