Sunday, January 12, 2014

Tear You Apart by Megan Hart Review

Tear You Apart 
by Megan Hart

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.

****REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS because there is no way to write the review without telling you the characters dilemma.

This is the book for the readers who complain “the books just aren’t realistic” when they dislike a book. Elisabeth is a married woman who’s deeply unhappy and dissatisfied with what her life has become. Her children are grown and her husband doesn’t put forth any effort in their marriage.

She never thought she would cheat, but temptation keeps reappearing, and her will power weakens. Even after succumbing to her desires she swears it won’t happen again. Only it does.

Tear You Apart isn’t the story of a beautiful relationship flourishing against the odds, it’s the story of an all too human woman and her foibles. The choices she makes and the consequences she must live with in the end. The books paints a very accurate and heartbreaking picture of infidelity from the point of view of the adulterer. Adulterer is a harsh word, but that is what Elisabeth becomes. However, she doesn’t make excuses for her behavior. She knows what she is doing is wrong, but she can’t seem to stop herself from grabbing this moment of happiness in her otherwise desolate life.

Ms. Hart has once again crafted a story that draws the reader in. You may not approve of Elizabeth’s actions, but you’ll want to find out how the story ends. Tear You Apart is a very realistic portrayal of unhappiness and what people can do when given the right circumstances. You can make your own judgment. But as you know in fiction, as in life, things don’t always end tied up in a pretty little bow.

Reviewed by Liz
Reviewer was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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