Posted on October 24, 2016 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in 4.5 stars, Annie Arcane, Contemporary Romance, Disability, Hart Series / 0 Comments

Title: Hart Broken (Hart #1)
Author: Annie Arcane
Website: A. Arcane
Release Date: June 07, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Author

Purchase: Amazon

Mickey Hart doesn’t do one-night stands. 

Until she wakes up in a luxury penthouse. 
With nothing but a t-shirt. And no idea who it belongs to. Enter Cale Windermere. 

Driven Ambitious. Successful.  And so gorgeous he could’ve walked straight out of a romance novel…

Except I can’t walk. Not that it ever stops me from getting what I want.  And I want her. Even if she’s keeping secrets.  That could tear me to f*cking shreds.  
Warning: Adult language and (mild) content. Cale has a bit of a potty mouth. Just saying. 

When I was asked to read and review this title, I was somewhat hesitant as I knew nothing of the author.  However, when I read the blurb I was intrigued and so I decided I would give the book and the author a chance.  I had to find out more and I am glad I took the chance.

I have read a lot of romance novels, but never one where the hero was a paraplegic. So you know why I had to read this one. It was refreshing to read a romance novel where the hero was not 100% physically perfect.

This is by far one of the most amazing love stories I have read in quite a while. It was funny, inspiring, sweet, hot and heartbreaking.  ‘Hart Broken’ is one of those stories that demonstrates that love is an emotion that has the power to break down any barriers no matter how strong. It’s a story about two broken souls, who never expected to fall in love and the struggles they faced in coming to terms with their feelings.

Mickey and Cale were two of my favourite characters. They both had their emotional baggage dealing with. Mickey covered her pain with her feistiness and by pushing people away.  It is evident that the secrets she is living with contributed to sabotaging any relationship that she was involved in. The moment things begin to get serious she finds a way to end things.  When her secret came to light, my heart went out to her. I understood clearly why she acted the way she did. She was not a hateful person, it’s just that she has suffered so much she never thought she was worthy of loving anyone or being loved.

I loved Cale’s outlook on life and his upbeat personality. He never allowed his disability to get the better of him.  However, beneath the bubbly exterior, there laid a vulnerable soul. He had fears just like anyone else and his biggest being that Mickey had the power to break him.  There were times when self –doubt would creep in but his love for her was stronger than his fears.
Their chemistry was undeniable.  I enjoyed the way they interacted with each other. I kept hoping that they would be able to break down their walls and seize their chance at love.

Aside from the characters, the thing that made the story a treat to read was the author’s writing style. First of all, she told the story from two POVs, the first and the third. The manner in which switched between POVs was good. I was able to follow the story each time the switch was made.  Also, I liked how she italicised the internal thoughts of her main characters.   I was able to distinguish between what each was thinking and when they were having a conversation otherwise. Only the reader would be privy to these thoughts.  I found the story to be well written. It was captivating and difficult to put down. I am eager to find out what will happen in the next chapter of their lives.

A unique and beautiful story of unconditional love which I enjoyed and definitely recommend.

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