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Broken Hart (The Hart Family #1)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  13,949 Ratings  ·  855 Reviews
Sabrina Tyler is head over heels in love with her boss and best friend, Dante Hart. She thinks that Dante has no romantic interest in her but she's wrong.

Dante doesn't believe in love or commitment or any kind. Sabrina has gotten under his skin, but Dante has no intention of acting on it.

One wild night changes their relationship forever, but Dante lacks faith in love and d
Kindle Edition, 3rd Edition, 248 pages
Published July 22nd 2012 by Smashwords
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Isabella Francesca
Rating: 3.5 stars

First and foremost, this book has A LOT of crazy sex scenes. I just need to get it out there. I mean seriously, every friggin chapter has at least 1 or 2 love making scenes. About 80% of the book, the characters are doing it... which is absolutely crazy.

At first, they're like:

which means:

and so it's all:

And the we all know what happens next....

YEP. So that how it basically goes. They're like freaking rabbits or monkeys.

The only thing I noticed was that I didn't see any charact
Dilek VT
Jul 08, 2017 rated it did not like it
0, 0000000000000001 star, I mean whatever the lowest mark is possible.

I am really sorry to express it this way but I have never read anything worse!

This is a perfect example of how badly a book can be written and it clearly exemplifies why some people should never write.

And I apologize if this sounds hurtful but this is my personal opinion and this is the kindest way I can put it into words.

A ridiculous writing style (if it has a style whatsoever)!

* Its tone is like an elementary school studen
Nov 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I absolutly cannot BELEIVE that this was Ella Fox's first book!!! This woman knows how to throw down!!! Damn!! In one of my updates I stated that if it were ever possible to get knocked up by a book then this book would be it.. On a scale of 1-10 on a HOT level, this book would be a 20..seriously..

Although there was a lot of hot steamy panty melting sex... there was an awesome true love story too... Dante and Sabrina--- Friends for a couple of years and work
Dec 09, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: meh
One maybe two very "I'm totally in the minority" stars!

This was one of those books for me that had amazing reviews from most of my friends, so the entire time I was reading it I kept wondering if I had a different version than everyone else....

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She was oblivious to how Dante felt about her, and not in a cute way, in a "seriously, you're an idiot way."

He was supposed to be alpha, and yet came across as a spoiled cry baby. **That may be a bit harsh, however not at all exaggerated
Tink Magoo is bad at reviews

If there's one thing I can't stand in books it's when names are repeated over and over. Well! There are 221 pages in this book and the name Dante is used 467 times!



Seriously, why do we need to have his name in practically every sentence! NO NO NO NO NO


I could have enjoyed this book if it wasn't utterly ruined by the repetition. The sex was pretty hot and the whole group dynamic was good, but it couldn't redeem itself - at all - even a little!
Sep 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There was a lot of sex in this book. I mean A LOT...and I liked it!

BTW, I put the next book's release date on my calendar. That's commitment, people.
Lisa Jayne
Dec 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can't deny that I adore a friends to lovers story. This book delivers that genre to-a-tee. However I doubt that any reader will find anything original with this story and it did have some moments of 'cringe' BUT that being said it is a simple well written Romance short novel with plenty of smut to boot.

Steamy and sweet this story is an all round easy read, with a likeable family and great female heroine who knows what she wants and falls in love with her best friend. The story is told from her
Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*
OOOMMMMGGGG!! This book was so hot!!! DANTE, swoon!!! The only thing I wish was different was the book was a little longer. I would also like to know a little more maybe in another book about the rest of the characters!! Anyhow, the book was hot, I loved the story line, and I loved all the characters!!!! I F'ing loved this book though!!!
Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy
Sexy sexy book! The sex so hot and so much of it that it makes me purr in satisfaction.

That is all I am going to say as it is hard to type put a proper review on a phone with a somewhat spotty service.

In short, delicious read and highly recommend.
Jan 24, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crap-books
The short version we have Sabrina Tyler who is in love with her best friend who also happens to be her boss Dante hart and reckons he has no interest in her because he doesn't believe in love or commitment of any kind and seems to have a bevy of "Dante bots". That's how far i got into the novel as i could not care less whether or not this relationship was doomed or not.

Am bitter as hell, because this was one of those instances i ended up judging a book by its cover and what i got was a writer wh
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3,5 stars!

Very, very HOT read. Lots of sensuality and sex

I liked it. Didn't loved it, but it was OK.

Why just ok? Well, I need more story line, more actions not just porn for your imagination.
Although I can not say that I haven't enjoyed it very much. I did!

And what I hated the most was "the dirty-talk". 90% of it I was just rolling my eyes or face palming, sometimes eve laughing out laud, cause really.... What normal person can be 110 percent in to the lust mode doing "acr

Jill LeFavre
Aug 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First, I want to give high marks to Barnes and Noble for having self published authors available. After Fifty Shades, I really got in to romance/erotica, and I've actually had better luck with self published authors than I have with anything currently in the mainstream- with the exception of "Bared To You" by Sylvia Day- but since that also started out self published, I guess it helps to make my point.

Anyway- back to this book.

Broken Hart is a love story, and a good one at that. I connected imme
Mar 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
Review to come
Khanique McDaniel
Jun 11, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Dear Lord!!! hmmm ... It is safe to say this was really really bad written porn!!! I mean no one speaks like that during sex!! Some are so corny I was embarrassed for them myself!!! I don't think I have ever read a book and roll my eyes this much. Like who think up these things?!?!

These two went at it like rabbits and honestly, I never even felt their connection. The one thing I give the author props for his Dante's stamina!! It definitely outruns most fictional men. And that, makes the really b
Lucila ✨ not your feisty Latina ✨
This book failed from the writing style that was extremely amateur to the characters who were incredibly annoying. When I was reading this I felt like if the author was writing a book in a language that wasn't her own: the dialogues and descriptions were unrealistic and it was hard for me to move on from the first chapter. Almost like when adult people try to imitate teenager's ways of communicating or acting... yeah, that awkward.

Sabrina, the MC, is that perfect woman heterosexual men wish was
Van Krishna
Jun 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One wild night changes their relationship forever, but Dante lacks faith in love and doesn't believe in Happily Ever Afters.

Could it BE more predictable? (Said in my best chandler voice). Turns out, it could...

Can Sabrina break through and fix what's broken in Dante Hart?

Assuming this isn't a rhetorical question, I'd say, of course she would! Given that Sabrina is the lead, she doesn't really have a choice, does she?

I think I was 17 when I first discovered the two most incontrovertible facts ab
 Anna (Wicked Book Blog)

A disturbed guy and a broken girl can only resist each other to some point, the breaking point.

Dante and Sabrina are two extremely sexy and crazy people.
After a year of defying blood-sizzling attraction for each other, these two take it to the extreme...their sudden and powerful sexual pull threatens to overwhelm them both.

Although overall it was a good read, full of hot scenes and funny banter, I’m probably going to sound like a broken record here…but it sometimes remembered me of an executive
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These are my thoughts/feelings while reading this book - WARNING THERE ARE SPOILERS!!!!

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Sep 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such a good story that I was taken back that it was free. I saw on twitter that this past weekend it was going to be free for a few days and so I grabbed it. Normally when I get free ebooks I'm kinda bleh about them but this one is great and I'm keeping it on my kindle. I lent my kindle to my friend on Monday so that she could read this book. She returned it to me this afternoon with a big smile on her face and said she loved the story too.

I'm kinda bummed by the few 2 star reviews I se
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I loved this book. Very, very well written and this author knows how to write some scalding sex scenes. Great job, Ella Fox! These characters are both very strong characters...they know what they want, they realize that they both have issues, and I wanted to stand up and cheer when Sabrina got back in the car in Las Vegas and went shopping. Oh, so great. I loved this book.

Please note that I marked this for FSOG lovers on my shelves...definitely had some FSOG undertones with
~*~Brooke's Stripped Down Reviews~*~
5 Fan-fucking-tastic stars!
Holy hell this book was hot, the author could write scripts for porn ;) The story itself is good, there were a few typo's and errors but that didn't bother me. The sex between Dante & Sabrina, holy fucking hot! It's a short book so some of the scenes go by quick and there was a lot of history & detail in the begining but I think we really needed that in order to understand the relationship the characters already had. The rest of the book, even up to the end, w
Melanie Gross
Sep 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book so much that I took the time to email the author since she had included her email address on her amazon author page. This story captured my heart and my mind. I've read it three times already because it's so unbelievably HOT. Yet it manages to be loin at the same time.

This book amazed me I love Sabrina so much. I am looking forward to Damien's story but I'd also love a Dante and Sabrina sequel. These two sizzled right off the page.
Read this several months was a freebie on Amazon. I love friends to lovers stories and this was a good one. I actually read it a few times because its a very quick read. I just saw that book 2 was free on Amazon a few days ago, but I missed it :( Hoping that they offer it again soon.
Joy (joyous reads)
Nov 18, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-my-kindle
This is me shutting my trap because I've got nothing good to say about this book.

Yay! For a debut book this is the most mind blowing, explosive start for Ms. Ella Fox. Sabrina & Dante story was the "USUAL"friends to lover story. Dante, her boss have a PTSD and commitment issue. They agreed for a no string attach relationship. But after learning Dante's past, Sabrina was now after his heart and she's willing to do all the seducing just to capture Dante's love. The shocking news bout this book is that the for a first book, you will not expect a lot of steamy-ness.
Nov 19, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I downloaded this book for free off of Amazon, so I thought I would give it a chance. I'm sorry to say that I found it dissipointing. Firstly, I found the first person, present tense narration kind of irritating. Or maybe it was just the MC that I couldn't connect with? Whatever it was, something just wasn't working for me. I didn't mind the premise of the story, and I thought it had a lot of potential. Unfortunately, it just fell flat for me.

A few additional notes: I found Dante's personally t
Get out a fan, line up some ice water or a rendezvous for later. This book is HOT, and backed up with a good story! I REALLY liked it, despite some weaknesses.

The book's description accurately depicts the basic plot.

What I liked:
-the genuine affection and human emotion depicted
-that the author didn't fall into the trap of making a man interested in Sabrina (h) early in the story a stalker... I am getting sick of that schtick
-the high level of detail provided with regards to Sabrina's shoes an
This review has spoilers........

This book had so much potential. I rated it a 3.75 star book since It was good enough I got through it. I liked the family dynamic and their past stories. I even was happy with the lead male... the female wasn't my favorite person. Then there's the sex, OMG lots of sex. It was hot don't get me wrong yet I had to started skimming past those moments. Sex became the focus and not enough of character development or story building.

What killed me most is when I got to
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