This was such an awesome read! I was expecting it to be an erotic romance novel. It did have some steamy chapters! However, the two main characters, Sadie and Joe, are well developed. Sadie, "the smart one" in her family is living a hard life. Injured in an accident her husband becomes a quadriplegic. She has taken care of him for years but it takes such a toll on her. She meets Joe one day during lunch. Their friendship consists of a lunch meeting once a month where Joe tells Sadie about his latest sexual escapade. Of course Joe is super handsome, dare I say a beautiful gentleman!? I won't give too much more away except that the friendship and tension between the two is real. You will laugh and you will cry. Broken is a fitting title because it definitely breaks your heart then heals it up again. Here are some of my favorite quotes from this book: "We looked into each others eyes for a moment infinite with silence. I had no illusions that my husband did not know every part of me, every thought, every single stir of emotion. The accident that had taken the use of his body hadn't damaged his mind. He'd always known me better than anyone ever had. So why did it so often feel like he'd forgotten?" "...but sometimes it's the sunshine that frightens is more than the big black shadows..." "each man kills the thing he loves, Sadie". "I was afraid listening to my sisters woes would prompt me to reveal my own, and I couldn't risk it. Putting a voice to my feelings, saying aloud the thoughts that gnawed daily at my conscience, would make them real in a way I was certain I didn't want them to be. Joe was right. It's easier to keep being what you are, even if the only person who expects you to be it is yourself.". So yeah I loved this book. It is one of my favorites. Maybe it's because I can identify with Sadie so much. Either way read this and enjoy it!