I will tell you that the book had me laughing and feeling sad at times. There were other characters that showed up as well, making their appearances and leaving tidbits for perhaps the next book? Most of all, I wanted more and to me that is always the sign of a good story.
Broken Hearts is a standalone book however; it is the 7th book in a popular series whose fans just luuurve it. I get the distinct feeling that I would certainly have benefited had I read the rest of the series first. That being said, Sam is a pretty darn good writer to be able to have me come in at Book 7 and still know what was what, enjoy the book and be sad when it was over. I really have to give her kudos for that. And these are not easy or simple characters she writes either. Dick was about as complex a character as it gets – first he was just getting by, existing not living. Then he had to go through the pain that comes from withdrawal. Then the changes that come when you are trying to get to know someone and you want to open up to someone who matters to you and finally as a changed man who has to fit back into his old society. See? Complex and she did a great job! Martha was no easy peasy either. Above all, Sam still kept the aura of danger hovering over their collective heads with this ‘Master’. Great way to ramp up the fear factor! Decidedly 5 Stars!