Thursday 18 July 2013

Tear You Apart - Megan Hart

© Bianca


5 of 5 stars
4.125 of 5 erotic tongues


Their passion will consume everything and everyone in its path.

I'm on a train.

I don't know which stop I got on at; I only know the train is going fast and the world outside becomes a blur. I should get off, but I don't. The universe is playing a cosmic joke on me. Here I had my life—a good life with everything a woman could want—and suddenly, there is something more I didn't know I could have. A chance for me to be satisfied and content and maybe even on occasion deliriously, amazingly, exuberantly fulfilled.

So this is where I am, on a train that's out of control, and I am not just a passenger. I'm the one shoveling the furnace full of coal to keep it going fast and faster.

If I could make myself believe it all happened by chance and I couldn't help it, that I've been swept away, that it's not my fault, that it's fate...would that be easier? The truth is, I didn't know I was looking for this until I found Will, but I must've been, all this time. And now it is not random, it is not fate, it is not being swept away.

This is my choice. And I don't know how to stop.

Or even if I want to.

About the book:

Elisabeth Amblin is in her mid-forties & married. Her twin-daughters are almost finished with College and she's not all that happy with her life. Her husband is always out of town for work - the kids don't live at home anymore - the only halfway positive thing in her life is her job at her friend Naveen's Galleries in Manhattan and Philadelphia. 
That's where she meets Will Roberts. He's the photographer of the photograph she was standing in front of (and she was not really admiring it).

They start talking - and flirting.

The most curious thing about Elisabeth is that she 'suffers' from Synesthesia - which is not really a disease but a neurological condition she inherited from her grandmother - that lets her smell and taste voices and subjects. And see them in different colors.

When Naveen speaks, I taste cotton candy, soft and sweet, subtle. 
 Elisabeth and Will start seeing each other - well, they're having sex! It all feels a bit weird to Elisabeth - who never cheated on her husband before - but she's just not happy with her life and being with Will is so exciting and different.

"Everyone needs to be happy, Elisabeth," Will says.
Oh, my name. When he says my name, I see it in shimmering shades of blue and green and gray. Those are not my colors. I'm red and orange and yellow. Brown. My name is autumn moving on toward winter darkness, but not the way Will says it.
When he says my name, I see summer. I see the ocean.

 She didn't know that she was missing anything in her life - until she met Will.

"You never know how thirsty you are until someone offers you something to drink."

He makes her feel again. And he listens to her - really listens. Not like her husband!

When we are together, everything shines.

 But things are complicated. She wasn't planning on leaving her husband. She doesn't really know what to do - how to act. Should she stay with Will and leave her husband? Should she just be happy with her old life?

What if I have waited my whole life to find this person who fits me like the missing piece of my puzzle?

I'm not telling you more about the story - you have to read it yourself!

And please DO - read it, I mean!


When I started reading TEAR YOU APART I felt like I was sitting at a (roofless) bus-stop - on a gray and rainy Friday afternoon - with no umbrella - no coat - no iPod - and nothing to do over the long weekend.
And I don't really mean that in a bad way. But the book just felt so depressing and sad - and it kind of stayed in that mood all through the book. After I finished reading my heart literally hurt! I had cried for the last chapters and it was just soo moving and sad and grrr - I don't want to spoil anything. GO READ IT!

What makes the reader accept and even welcome the whole sadness of the book are the colors and tastes that Elisabeth sees and smells and tastes - and the way she explains them to us. I loved that.

And of course I loved the sexiness of the book - there's lots of sex - lots of sublte sexiness - the Romance part of the book is absolutely amazing!

And the whole story of course - the way Elisabeth is with Will - and how she is with her husband and family.
Will is a really interesting guy - he's wonderful with Elisabeth - he listens - he touches - he gets her!

This book will probably not be for everyone - the sad mood and the LOTS of nonstop written thingies...letters (words!) will probably make for a few bad reviews! Which makes me really sad :(
Give it a try - you won't regret it - even if it makes you sad in the end - or at the beginning - or in the middle of the book ☺

Was there something I didn't like? 
NOPE! Well, yes - of course there was - but you need to read it to know what I hated - I can't say it - it would spoil too much ;)
But it doesn't change the end result: I LOVED THE BOOK!
(another 100 pages wouldn't have been too bad either!)


I was born and then I lived awhile. Then I did some stuff and other things. Now, I mostly write books. Some of them use a lot of bad words, but most of the other words are okay.
I can’t live without music, the internet, the ocean or Coke Zero. I can’t stand the feeling of corduroy or velvet, and modern art leaves me cold. I write a little bit of everything from horror to romance, and I don’t answer to the name “Meg.”

WELCOME, NEW READERS! To answer your question: NO. The books aren’t a series and don’t NEED to be read in any certain order, other than Tempted, which should be read before Naked. (Even the Order of Solace books don’t need to be read in any certain order.) If you’re a purist, looking for a reading order, you can try here.
But really, the books are standalone and meant to be read in whatever order tickles your fancy. Characters reappear in different books, so the link above will help, but don’t hold it as the standard. Read at your pleasure! And thank you!