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Arsen: A Broken Love Story

4.25 of 5 stars 4.25  ·  rating details  ·  10,536 ratings  ·  2,219 reviews
One glance was all it took…

I'm a cheater.
I'm a liar.
My whole life is a mess.

I love a man.
No, I love two men…
I think.

One makes love to me. The other sets me on fire.
One is my rock. The other is my kryptonite.

I'm broken, lost, and disgusted with myself.

But I can't stop. This is my story.
My broken love story.
Kindle Edition, 419 pages
Published August 23rd 2013
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Aestas Book Blog

For the first time in my blogging life, I have no idea how to rate a book so I am NOT marking a star rating. My feelings are just too all over the place. Let me try and explain why…

I'm not going to lie, when I first heard about it, I was 99.99% sure that I would hate this book. It basically seemed like the polar opposite of what I might love and truthfully, in a way, it was. It had all of my "no-no's" in it, the biggest one being cheating, which is almost always a deal breaker for me. But... i
More than 5 Incredible & Intense stars!!!

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Arsen is full of angst, love, sex, passion, devastation, heartbreak. I am a little speechless right now. Trying to convey my feelings for this book is proving to be difficult. This was an amazing read. It was just brilliant. Cathy’s story is controversial. It is hard to read at times.. This one really threw me for a loop. It left me with a major case of the feels.

Let me introduce you to Cathy. This is her story...
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I'm a cheater.
I'm a liar.
My whole
Pavlina loves Dex ❤❤

Wow Amazing!!!!Mia managed to blew my mind!!!This book is so real!!She really makes me understand and accept Cathy's behaviour!!

This is Cathy's story..


She is married to Ben who met him in college and fell in love..From the flashbacks we can see how they met and how they fell in love..But now in the present one bad moment breakes Cathy..and now she feels empty..and lost..


She doesn't feel like when she met Ben..sometimes she feels like they are two friendly strangers who live in the same house..
Alexis *Reality Bites*
SPOILERS AHEAD -mature content reader discretion is advised.
5 STARS out of 5
Genre: Adult Romance Erotica

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(9-5-13) Review Completed


Well you see what this book did to me in the top half of this review… Now here are my thoughts.

‘I can feel myself withdrawing from him. From his love. From my marriage. And there’s nothing I can do to stop it. Nothing.’ -Cathy

JaHy♕ Bitchy  Goddess ♥'s  everything CrAzY  ☿


Yes, you read that correctly. You see, while everyone was doing the happy dance the day Arsen was published, I was quietly channeling my inner MC Hammer.

God why didn't I listen to my gut? I honestly had no intention of EVER reading Arsen: A Broken Love Story as the story has the top 3 "harmful to my health" items:
*Angst, angst and more angst.
*Annoying heroine
*Love triangle
So why did I read it you ask? Good question. No, I haven't been sipping the
Angie's Dreamy Reads
This Review was posted at Angie's Dreamy Reads!

"A gut wrenching, heart breaking, painful story of love, betrayal and forgiveness. Pulse pounding, anger inducing and emotionally draining. Simply magnificent. One of my favorite reads this year." - Angie's Dreamy Reads

“Love can destroy you.
Love can erase you.
Love can heal you.
Love can reinvent you,
And, if you are lucky enough,
Love can make you whole again." - Arsen by Mia Asher

This book is a DOOZY to review. Damn….I don’t even know where to s

Maybe 3.5 stars.

This one is difficult to review. First half of the book I was just thinking “C’mon, something happen!” Life isn’t perfect. It might seem perfect to people looking in – Cathy has a great job, perfect husband, gorgeous house, good friends…. BUT .. yes we know what her “buts” are and it is heartbreaking. Marriage is hard work – been doing it myself for 21 years. Luckily, I never went through what THEY went through. But it should be a

I am married to a “nice” man – should I do someth
Rosalinda *KRASNORADA*


Reviewing this book isn’t easy. Talking about Cathy, Ben & Arsen without spoiling this roller coaster isn’t easy so I’ll just let you know the premise of the book and then I’ll bore you with my thoughts.
The premise is easy. Ben & Cathy fell in love more than ten years ago. Their first encounter put a silly grin on my face every time I think about it.

He is the everything to my nothing

After all those years together their relationship is not the same.

Vrsha (PeekAtMyBookReview)
Rating : 4 ‘Falling in love with the wrong person is easy’ Stars


WARNING: Long Review Ahead!!!

My Views : I was not going to rate this book because it tore my heart and crushed the pieces..., then after thinking about the story the whole night I actually changed my mind about the rating and Cathy…However this review is mostly my rant concerning this book and not a proper review, so my apologies beforehand. The story was wow and the writing just amazed me which should be enough for me to give thi
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
Thank God that's over! I finished it!
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***Review edited after long deliberation and my inability to get this story out of my head. Any book that knocks my world off its axis deserves a five-star rating versus my initial no-rating. Nothing has changed but my revelation that this author deserves my five stars......

Now for my review.....

Sweet Jesus, gimme some Prozac, wine, anything to calm my nerves! I struggled so much with this book. Why? Because I hated "their" story yet I still think it's an ex

**ARC provided by an author in exchange for honest review**

‘How can something so wrong feel this right? Like it was meant to be?’

Do you know the temptation of forbidden fruit? The taste of it? It’s hypnotizing, thrilling, captivating, you start to feel like deer in the lights, the need is so deep it runs through your veins, limbs, heart, you can’t breathe, and then suddenly it is just you and vivid imagination, what if.

Why I’m asking this? Because of two things. Firstly, well, my forbidd
Jxxx  ♥ Pink Lady ♥
Five stars for this incredible, powerful, gut wrenching story....

“If only I had known that it takes more than love to make a marriage work, then maybe our story would be different.”

I really don't know where to start with my review and convey my feelings about this amazing story and fabulous writing.....I went through a range of emotions…..…at first I thought, ‘silly woman’ what are you doing???? I felt anger, disgust, (how could she??), my understanding developed and, with that, a great lo
 Anna (Wicked Book Blog)

What a ride!
A rollercoaster of emotions

** ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review **

Arsen, Arsen, Arsen...
After the first few pages it got me hooked, line and sinker and all.
That was when I knew I was in for the ride. Where do I get from here? Well, first of all this is one of these amazingly broken stories as I use to call them, that you just don't go from to the next one right away but it occupies your thoughts for a while. But what's gotten to me at first was the sense
Jennifer Kyle
4 1/2 Stars


First thing first, YES this book contains cheating. Now that that’s out of the way, Mia Asher can write! Will all readers relate to the main character, Cathy? No, not all will. I however related to Cathy and was sucked into this LOVE TRIANGLE.

The story contains, Cathy’s pov, Ben’s pov, past chapters which bring readers back to the beginning of Cathy and Ben’s relationship and Arsen’s pov . I found that the first 50% of the story was on the SLOW side but the last half of the book mo
Mia Asher
Dec 02, 2013 Mia Asher rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)

ARSEN IS ON SALE FOR TODAY ONLY!!! If you haven't gotten your copy, now it's the time!
Thank you sooo much for your support! 99CENTS!!!



I might be a bit biased since I wrote it... LOL <3

Arsen is a story about a broken woman who makes mistakes in her life. She doesn't listen to the voice of reason when sh
J *I did it all for the nookie.The book nookie*
To be fair I am rating this book as I do all of my DNF books.

DNF at 46%. Let it be known that I DNF'd this book PRIOR to any cheating taking place. I knew going in to the book that it had cheating--which I hate--and decided to give it a shot based on all of the high ratings. However, the cheating was not my biggest issue.

Unfortunately the heroine Cathy was my biggest issue. She was one of the worst book heroines to date. I didn't like the Cathy in the past or present chapters. She was annoying,
What a powerful story.I know many don't like this for the cheating that takes place, and many feel hatred for Cathy. I was definitely angry with her actions, but I also felt bad for her.Yep, I said it. There will be no pictures, no gifs in this review. It's just me. Spoiler free, so I hope you read this whole thing.

Cathy- Did she cheat? Yes. Did she do some despicable things? Absolutely. But this book was more than her cheating. If you take a good hard look, its a situation that many women face
Lise *friends don't flag*
***5 stars with Dimples***

Josh Holloway has nothing to do with this book, I just like his dimples

Okay... so what did I think about this book-
I loved/hated/steamed/stewed/wept/tingled with excitement and was shocked by this story. I am still feeling this one, so I know it will be one I remember and talk about for some time.

While reading this book, which was an addictive type read (up all night) I just knew the train wreck was on the way. But I could not look away, I had to know, I had to feel w
Sharon ✽ is an emotional book junkie ✽
My Thoughts:

I liked the book, I didn't like the book, I couldn't put down the book and I'm conflicted about the book but....

Frick!! it was intense!


I liked Cathy, I didn't like Cathy, I had compassion for Cathy and then I respected Cathy.

I LOVED Ben, then I was disappointed with Ben and then I almost couldn't stand him but then I fell in love with him all over again!

I couldn't stand Arsen, I really couldn't stand Arsen and basically I just really didn't like Arsen but he did redeem himself
Katy Belongs to ACE you can call me Mrs Donovan ❤️
"Falling in love with the wrong person is easy. Falling in love with the right person is easier. But falling in love with your soul mate is easiest."


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I'm going to be frank here, 'this story is a broken love story, an affair and has cheating in it' But please don't let that put you off this is sooo much more, it is gritty, it is powerful, it is emotional, but I will never EVER forget the effect this fi
Jessica Sotelo(A&J Dreamy Reads)
If I'm being completely honest, I didn't love this book. I'm not even sure I liked it. But to explain myself, I have to include major spoilers, so read on at your own discretion...

Before everyone starts throwing things, let me be clear. I love love love a good love triangle. I love a bad boy. I love cursing and bad language and dirty sex. I love an angst-ridden emotional roller coaster. I love darkness and pain. I love my heart to break. So before you think I read a book outside of my genre of
Farah *Professor Dean's Beauty*
5 brilliantly beautifully broken stars!

"Love has the power to bury you alive in a coffin full of pain and despair, robbing you of air, of the will to live."

Its rare that we come across books which brings out and makes you feel every single emotion possible.

This was one of those books for me.

Its like watching something in slow motion knowing its going to end in disaster but there isn't a thing you can do to stop it but at the same time as much as you scream and shout you can't look away... Beca
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
5 Broken But Beautiful Stars

Where to begin? This is a book about cheating and how it affects your life and those around you. This is about a woman who begins to slowly die on the inside because of feeling that she is a failure because she can't do the one thing that she wants most in her life......have a baby with the man that she loves. She has had 4 miscarriages and each time it happens, a piece of her dies with that baby. She is drowning in sorrow and a feeling of emptiness. She wants the pai
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog

Jointly reviewed for:
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Jenny: Well Gitte. Where do we start with Arsen? I know we were addicted. Even after the hiccup with the real names – one of our big bug bears in books. If we’re to escape reality and become engrossed in a story, there is nothing worse for us than to have the characters in the book named after real life people. It takes us out of the moment and all we see in our minds are the actual people,
Amy ** thebookmuseSubClubBooks ** J
OK people I get it cheating is taboo and yadda yadda yadda, get the hell over it the story is phenomenal and so worthy of not only reading but bumping to the top of your to read list. I am a glutton for the heavy emotional reads and quite frankly its like my own personal heroine , I LOVE THEM. So that said , if you like the emotional heavy books or need to feel appreciative about your relationship- for the love of god read this book.
Ladies we have all been there, we all have or will take our sig
Trisha • Devoured Words
Oh my god. Mia Asher broke my heart. Ohmigod. I'm a crying blubbering mess. I didn't cry for the whole damn book but that ending killed me. Ohmigod! People you MUST get Arsen by amazing Mia Asher. Her book blew my mind. Oh god. Mindf**kingblowing.

That ^^ was my reaction after finishing Arsen at 4:30 am in the morning. I had to compose myself after finishing it to even write my reaction coherently on Goodreads and my Facebook page. Before that I messaged Mia, telling her through my tears how I fe
Chelcie - Addicted Souls
6 "amazingly brilliant, exceptionally heartbreaking, unforgettable, I'm a sick fuck" stars

So, you read this blurb, you say to yourself, cheating? Why would I read a book about cheating? That's a hard limit for me. Well I'm a sick fuck and I loved the YouTube trailer. So I 1 clicked that shit and thought ok

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Not even 24 hours and I done. I can't believe how much I loved this book. I wanted to hate it so bad. I didn't want to connect with Cathy. I wanted to hate her and be pissed at her. But I c
Angie **loves angst**
Aug 25, 2013 Angie **loves angst** rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Angie **loves angst** by: Ana Rita
"Dirty. I feel dirty. I'm a cheater. I'm scum."

As you can tell from the quote above and this book's blurb, this book contains cheating. If you dislike books with cheating then you should probably stop reading this review and place this in your "will not read" shelf, because this is definitely not for you. There's a messy love triangle and tons of angst, just how I like it. First let me say that most persons that read this book will not like the heroine Catherine. She makes many stupid decision
Aug 24, 2013 Lili marked it as to-read
Shelves: dnf
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I can't read this book. It's too much. I actually love love triangle books and I've read plenty of books with cheating. The writing in this book is amazing and she made me feel evey emotion under the sun at only 21%. Then why am I DNFing this? Cathy. She's possibly the most selfish MC I've ever read. I can't enjoy a book I'm reading when I loathe the MC. I will definitely read future books from this author and feel bad I couldn't finish this one.
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“Love can destroy you.
Love can erase you.
Love can heal you.
Love can reinvent you,
And, if you are lucky enough,
Love can make you whole again.

That's what Cathy has done to me.”
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