Precious and Fragile Things by Megan Hart
Pleasure Panel review by A Winter
Thank you so much to A Winter for this guest review of Precious and Fragile Things by Megan Hart. You can also purchase this book from Amazon.com. Please note that this is not an erotic title, however Megan Hart does write erotica under the same pen name.
– Cara Sutra
Precious and Fragile Things by Megan Hart Review
I googled Megan Hart when I first saw this book (Precious and Fragile Things by Megan Hart) and my first thought was wow, a lot of novels under her belt. I knew the name and seen the books stacked on tables in book shops, laid out on display. I’m pretty certain even my mother has read one or two, but Precious and Fragile Things was my first and I’m left kicking myself for waiting so long.
Gilly starts with a life much like my own several years ago. A mother and a wife on the verge of screaming the house down in frustration and desperation. Worn down and with no time for herself, the little things bother her. She loses interest in sex with her husband – even the thought of him touching her makes her pull away – and she longs for silence. To be left alone. To be free.
I cried only a few pages in, knowing how it feels to think you’ve ruined your life. We’re lucky if we don’t feel just like Gilly at some point. I cried for her when she was stuck with both her captor and her kids in the car. I cried for her captor, much later. That sounds odd, doesn’t it?
The bond between them is painfully delicate and I must say that I didn’t get the ending I wanted with this. I am too much of a hopeless romantic and was rooting for the underdog. I found myself settling in with their slow growing friendship, only for one of them to react like a trapped bear and they would have to start all over again because, what can you do if you’re stuck with one person with nothing for entertainment? Cabin fever doesn’t sound like fun and it certainly isn’t for Gilly and her captor. This means I cried yet again at the end. It touched me throughout like no other novel has and it teaches us that we should be careful what we wish for.
This is not a light book. It will suck you in and make you wonder how much you’re willing to give up, just to get what you think you want.
– A Winter