Left disappointed again...

Brokendown Hearts - Cameron Dane

Sorry for the repost here my friends but my slightly compulsive behaviour demands a cover for my books.


I'm starting to believe that Cameron Dane is no longer a must read for me. I bounced back and forth on this one. There were things I liked, but there were issues, Oh man, were there issues!


First I liked the idea of David getting a second chance, wanting to make amends for his past mistakes, recognizing the behaviour that led to his incarceration. 


Unfortunately the list of things I didn't like was longer I didn't like the fact that his and Ben's relationship seemed at times to be incredibly unhealthy and honestly more sex based than anything and while a healthy sex life is part of  a good relationship. I really don't agree with the "I've pissed you off so now I'll screw you and everything will be fine." solution to relationship problems.


In general there were a lot of people in this story who I think might have benefited from some form of therapy and some of them were the therapist. And one of the things that annoyed me the most was the ending (sorry if you want to know more you'll have to read the book).


For the most part I felt like I was watching a train wreck while I was reading this book. I didn't always want to look but I couldn't quite make myself look away either. In the end I'm just really not sure how I felt about a lot of what was in this book. I think it had a good premise but somewhere along the way it got derailed and things just started to loose direction and focus.


At the end I was left feeling oddly uncomfortable and disappointed with too many things to feel like I enjoyed what I read. I like a book that makes me question things, makes me look at my perceptions and how I think and feel about issues. Sometimes I reconsider what I've believed or how I've felt about an issue other times it leaves me feeling more solid and secure in my values. This just left me feeling a lot of WTF?