Book Review: Precious and Fragile Things by: Megan Hart

Precious and Fragile Things
Publisher: Mira
Publish Date: 21 December 2010
Origins: Netgalley
Format: Ebook

Gilly Soloman has been reduced to a mothering machine, taking care of everyone and everything except herself. But the machine has broken down. Burnt out by the endless days of crying children and menial tasks, and exhausted from always putting herself last, Gilly doesn't immediately consider the consequences when she's carjacked. With a knife to her throat, her first thought is that she'll finally get some rest. Someone can save her for a change.

But salvation isn't so forthcoming. Stranded in a remote, snowbound cabin with this stranger, hours turn to days, days into weeks. As time forges a fragile bond between them, she learns her captor is not the lunatic she first believed, but a human being whose wasted life has been shaped by secrets and tragedy. Yet even as their connection begins to foster trust, Gilly knows she must never forget he's still a man teetering on the edge. One who just might take her with him.

This was honestly one of the weirdest books I have read in awhile. I picked up 'Precious and Fragile Things' expecting what I usually read by Megan Hart, hot and steamy. Instead I got a crazy guy and a slightly-off mother who are unwillingly stuck together in the middle of the PA mountains. 

I literally spent the entire book waiting for the sexy, it is my fault, I should have read the jacket I guess, I am slightly relieved after finishing the book there was no sex, that would have made this book completely unreadable. Both Todd and Gilly are both characters I couldn't relate to and I didn't even really like them. That being said, I had to finish the book so I could find out what happens. The emotions in this book are well written but they were all just messed up. I found myself thinking "What the f***?" quite often.

That is really all I have to say. Maybe if I were a mother or someone with severe psychological trauma I could have understood this book better, but alas, I am neither. I just didn't like this one. If you read this your head will spin, which way however, is up to you. I commend Ms. Hart on a well written tale, this one was just not for me.

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1 comment:

  1. Nice review. There were a lot of reviewers who were "wtfing" at the 180 that Hart does in this book. I enjoyed it myself, but I knew from the get go that it wasn't part of her erotic series.


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