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Broken

3.45 of 5 stars 3.45  ·  rating details  ·  550 ratings  ·  41 reviews
Sometimes bravery and love are one and the same.

Gabriel and Tristan Stalling parted ways seven years ago when their father kicked Gabriel out of the house for being gay. The years that passed were hard on both brothers. Tristan was left with his guilt and shame for not sticking up for his twin, the relentless need to please their parents, and the gnawing ache for his other
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Kindle Edition, 120 pages
Published (first published September 2009)
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Vilda
Rating: 3,5 stars

"Living without Tristan was like living with only half his soul. The other part of him felt ripped and gouged out, hollow and aching."

While Broken wasn't perfect for me or mind-blowing, I still enjoyed it and thought it was a very good read. Gabriel and Tristan made the story for me and I ended up really loving those two! They were wonderful together. It was my first twincest story, so I wasn't quite sure how I'd feel about it when fist starting, but I kind of just wanted them
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Elisa Rolle
This is not the first twincest story I read by Sage Whistler and now like before I was warned on the Taboo nature of it... strange to say, I have more problem to read about BDSM stories or on non-con sex than about twincest, actually I don't have any "squeaking" feeling about it. Let's be clear, probably it's like so since we are talking of a male on male twincest, so no worries about possible genetic trouble for the progeny... see how odd my mind is? I'm not tickled by gender prejudice or moral ...more
Saritza
When Sage Whistler posted on her site that this publication had been accepted by Total-e-Bound, I was excited beyond belief! I'd read Torn and was madly in love with her twincest stories and wanted more. I'm a twincest whore and will not deny it. Taboo story? Bring it on!

Summary: Sometimes bravery and love are one and the same.

Gabriel and Tristan Stalling parted ways seven years ago when their father kicked Gabriel out of the house for being gay. The years that passed were hard on both brothers
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Elizabetta

There’s so much yearning between these two brothers, Gabriel and Tristan. It makes you wonder how is was possible for them to be apart for seven years, for all those very yearny, horny formative years, the late teens through mid-twenties. But, time passes quickly when you’re building a life.

Gabriel has become a famous rocker. Tristan has built and lost a business and comes back to his brother looking for help and connection. They discover that they’ve been miserable apart but don’t quite know ho
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Kazza
I kept seesawing between between 3 and 4 stars whilst reading, but settled on 4 because I enjoyed the book overall. It was a nice, easy read for me whilst feeling unwell. I know this is twincest, but, to be perfectly honest, it reads just like any other M/M to me.

Tristan is back after 7 years away from Gabriel. The brothers never stopped talking, even though Gabriel was tossed out of home by his father at 17/18; and Tristan didn't do anything about it. Basically the book is about the bond the tw
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Candice
I am torn between 3 or 3.5 Stars.

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This was my first attempt at twincest. I have to admit the idea of incest kind of skeeves me out. But, who am I to judge on love?

However, as I am reading I find these are IDENTICAL twins. Isn't that kind of weird? You basically finding yourself sexually attractive? I am already looking for a fraternal twincest book I can get my hands on.

While I was working out the identical part, there was still something missing here. I loved Tristan and Gabriel's relationshi
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Èmina
LoL well that was a weird read...a bit tooooo cheesy and there were even few frigging rhymes: "He saw love. He saw something that went deeper than flesh and blood."

Not my cup of tea...and not because of the incest (which was a bit weird) but because of the many repetitions, contradictions and so on. At one point a brother would promise not to leave again...then he almost leaves few paragraphs later...then he promises again...then he thinks about leaving again...ugh.
Then there was the time when o
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Lipvixen
Most twincest stories are an excuse for perversion or a lewd menage. This one shows identical twins who genuinely fall in love with each other in a way that makes you sympathize with and root for them. This isn't page after page of sex scenes without a plot. They are happy just to be together in the same room even without mauling the other.

Twincest is my kink especially when it shows that they are in love and no one is being abused, used or humiliated by the other.
Lee
Broken, by Sage Whistler, did nothing for me. I didn't have a problem with the subject matter, twincest, but I thought that the story lacked any true drama or compassion for the two MC. The story was flat and I found that I was counting down the pages left to read.

I give Broken two stars.

Meg
Sep 22, 2009 Meg rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of twincest/brotherly love
Recommended to Meg by: I won it on Jesse Wave's Review Site
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karlakolumna
Certainly not my cup of tea.
I gave up on it after having read ca. 70% of the book.

First, I must admit that twincest/incest isn't anything I would read again. I'm not really repulsed by it, but in my opinion incest of any kind is not very understandable (except in the case of two siblings not knowing of one another, meeting and falling in love by chance...).

Growing up together in a healthy environment usually doesn't "lead to" siblings desiring each other in a sexual way, IMO.

Secondly: Regardless
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Jennifer
My favorite twincest book. I like twincest, but I am not fond of menage or polyamory (it's hard to find the one without the other). This book has the former without the latter, AND it's pretty well written. Sure it gets a little sappy and requires the suspension of belief more than once (view spoiler), but it's fiction - suspension of belief is a must.
Jennifer
This isn't the first twincest story I've read, but it's one of the better ones. What really tipped it from liked it to really liked it was the emotion. The characters and their emotions really popped off the page. I could really feel what they were feeling. The "issue" that could have gotten between them was kind of glossed over, but not enough to leave me feeling cheated. This was a really well written story.
Suziq
My one star is not a moral judgement of this fictional twincest love story (even though it is definitely not my thing), it's because if you're going to go to the bother of writing this story the only part I'm vaguely interested in is the 'what happens next' bit... you know after they set up home ready to live happily ever after?!? At the moment only a few of their very closest friends and colleagues know their unspeakable secret but what happens next week, next year or whenever it is someone out ...more
Phaney
2012 Review:

Yep. Even on the far-to-soon second read (as part of my music project), this is still a pretty good book. It’s fairly well-written and the characters seem to make sense. It’s not shallow as a puddle either, although I can’t be certain of levels of depth these days. Sure, the focus remained entirely on the protagonists; everyone else was fairly clichéd. All right, the guys were clichés too, of course, but well done ones.

Either way, it’s a pretty rewarding read and works the whole twin
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Bee
Erm...so this is my first attempt at reading twincest. I am drawn to taboo and provocative subjects; maybe it's my masochistic tendencies? Who knows...I did however learn that, nnnnyeah, I'm not really into this kind of thing. It doesn't really repulse me in any way, but there's nothing enthralling about it either. Anyway, on to the book itself...

When Gabriel was 18 he came out to his parents. They threw him out, but worst of all, his twin brother Tristan stood quietly by their father's side as
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Seiran
What really tipped the scales for me from liked it, to really liked it was the emotion. The characters and their emotions really popped off the page. I could really feel what they were feeling.

Tristan and Gabriel are separated by family loyalties when Gabriel came out of the closet when he was a teenager. Because of this conflict, the twins are separated for seven years before circumstances bring them back to together. I liked the fact that the twins were different in their characteristics, and
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Bridie-No excuses. No apologies. No Regrets Jones
Definitely not for people who have issues with twincest obviously. An emotional quick read that hit a few of my darker buttons xxx
PointyEars42
Incest is creepy, twincest doubly so (ha ha) (unless you're the Winchesters, because damn), but this is actually a pretty good book. I am not an only child, so things of this nature squick me in the extreme, but if I pretend Tristan & Gabriel were, I dont know, werewolf soul mates or something else close & binding, I see a great story with a couple of hot sex scenes (I've a thing for virgin heroes). It was certainly well written and engaging enough for me to finish it even though I felt ...more
Da'ad
This was sweet and emotional, and sexy as hell! It developed at a decent pace that wasn't too fast or slow, and the sex stuff was titillating, I guess because it was between brothers (Hurrah for fictional incest!). The twins were different characters, complementary, but with some similarities that made them blend well, in my opinion. I liked them both, and I would LOVE a story about Brogan and Luca! (when he's grown up some) That would be hot.
So yeah, an enjoyable read. Very enjoyable.
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Coffinmo
What I love about Broken is that it captured true emotion so that this book is just about love but not kink.
Alysa H.
Eh. Not terrible, but not good. Flat characters, unrealistic dialogue. No real attempt at addressing the psychology of the twins' mutual attraction, only some insipid family backstory involving plain ole' homophobia. And let's face it: most people reading this are interested in M/M sex scenes to start with, and the ones here were only so-so. Partially because of all "Make love to me" romance novel cliches mixed in with the smut, and also because the characters were so flat in the first place.
Camilla Harper
DNF really tried to be open minded but when he starts calling him baby I just couldn't take it any further.
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Cute enough story about twins who are reunited after a seven year separation after Gabriel is kicked out by his parents after coming out. They both realize they have been dreaming about being with each other and share the same feelings.

After reading this one, I am still not sold on the twincest idea. I keep thinking I will read one that will feel more plausible, realistic, etc. The writing was fine, and the story was cute, but I wasn't wowed in any one direction.
Lexi Ander
Tristan and Gabriel are seperated by family loyalties when Gabriel came out of the closet. The twins are seperated for seven years before circumstances bring them back to together and they struggle (shortly) with their attraction. It is a sweet love story without it being uncomfortable. I was disappointed that Tristan didn't come out to his mother and that there wasn't more conversation between mother and sons other than gernalizations. All in all, I liked it.
Ellie
2 stars

Well, this is a first.
I have never read anything involving m/m incest before, but considering I have read books with pseudo-incest before, this one wasn't much of a shocker. Nevertheless, it is not for everyone.
I gave it 2 stars because story was repetitive and a little bit cheesy. Yes, they were sweet and seemed genuinely in love, but that simply wasn't enough for me to like the book so much.
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A.E.
I really enjoyed this book, because for once there was an incest story that did not involve multiple partners. The scenes were SMOKIN!, and the emotions the brothers felt were so heart-felt,... the plot was AWESOME too... not a story about brothers wanting to do each other. I have been trying to find the ebook for his novel "TORN" but have been unsuccesful. This is a definte "must read"
Karel
Way too angsty, way too much crying. Characters were flat and not very defined, too many band members and none of them stood out at all. Felt like everyone was a collection of traits instead of an actual person. No one was interesting. The prose was unexciting. Just many, many pages of boring.
Pia Veleno
I wanted to hate the twincest - unsure if I could handle it - but their love is so tender, sweet, and hot. This taboo topic was beautifully written. The characters were real, both very different, and yet complimentary as close brothers should be.
Gabriela
This is the first twincest book I've read, and I hate to admit but I loved this book. It is really a beautiful love story which had me almost wishing that twincest was not taboo and for a happy ever after for these two twins.
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