Breaking Perfect by Lydia Michaels

Breaking Perfect by Lydia Michaels
on May 9, 2013
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Breaking Perfect
Dr. and Mrs. Mason Davis appear to have the perfect life, but looks can be deceiving. Liberty isn’t perfect, far from it, yet everyday she strives to be the ideal wife. It was love at first sight for Mason, despite all the challenges living with someone with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder might face. And from the moment Liberty gave him her heart, he knew he was meant to keep her safe. Mason accepts that Liberty is flawed, even when she does not. He endeavors to keep life as orchestrated as possible for his wife, but when his ex-lover, Sean, shows up unannounced, Mason loses a bit of his ever present control and cracks begin to show in his perfect life.
Liberty’s just right, carefully ordered world begins to unravel when she falls for the man who is in love with her husband. When what she wants is the antithesis of perfect, she struggles with her desires, and fears she may break. But breaking may be the only thing that can set Liberty free.
A beautifully told, psychological tale that redefines the meaning of perfect and breaks all the rules of love.
WARNING: Breaking Perfect is a highly graphic erotic romance, which contains content that may be not be suitable for all readers. This novel examines the Dominant/submissive dynamic, explores areas touching on light BDSM, and includes situations some readers may find offensive. This book is a poly-amorous romance, which means it is a love story between three people trying to find their happily ever after. There are intense sexual scenes, which include MMF ménage, meaning the male characters may interact sexually with or without the female heroine present.

Complicated kink ⭐️

Oh, how I missed some real kink in my pink fairy tales!
A true MMF ménage can’t really disappoint me.

I loved that the story had some depth. If you read the synopsis you’ll get almost the whole picture. I’m not ashamed to admit the sex scenes were painfully hot, but since it wasn’t all smut and the author touched some heavy issues, like mental illnesses, childhood drama – to be read as mommy/daddy issues, i can’t help but criticize the story a little bit more than I would normally do with a true erotica novel.

First thing that “bothered me” was the relationship between Dr Mason Davies and his wife. I mean, she suffers from OCD and they’ve been married for five years during which time they had sex only on Fridays, lights turned off and she almost never orgasmed. Suddenly, another guy appears and they jump from that to the kinkiest things possible. Something doesn’t add up. 🤔

Then it was Mason and Sean’s relationship. They seriously loved each other thirteen years ago, but Sean easily left his partner and moved across country. One of his reasons was his bigot, abusive, asshole of a father. I could never admire a weak man like that, even if he’s totally fictional. Own your decision, if you’re that alpha you think you are. Be true to yourself and don’t hurt the people you’re supposed to love!

One more thing, the men called each other “my boy”. They’re thirty-eight years old, for fuck’s sake! It was such a turn off hearing/reading that endearment.

That being said, I don’t regret reading it and again, trust me when I say this: if you want to read it, make sure you’ll have some spare panties nearby. ☺️

Thank you, Issy, for setting me on 🔥 with your recommendation.