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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Amy Hatvany Narrator: to be announced Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 14, 2018 ISBN: 9781508251460
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From the “master of creating compelling, beautiful, flawed characters” (Taylor Jenkins Reid) and author of the “brave” (Us Weekly) and “compelling” (PopSugar) It Happens All the Time, comes a seductive, nuanced novel about a seemingly average married couple exploring an unconventional arrangement—but at what cost?

Jessica and Jake Snyder love their life together. Successful professionals in their late thirties, they live in a picturesque (though occasionally stifling) Seattle suburb, raising two teenagers from Jessica’s first marriage. Despite their enduring connection and attraction, busy schedules and repetitive routines have taken priority over romance, leaving Jessica wanting more.

But one evening, Jessica and Jake conclude a long-overdue date night at a crowded club, where a stranger asks Jessica to dance. On a whim, Jake urges her to say yes. He wants to watch this other man touch her. Jessica is shocked by her husband’s response—and even more shocked by how arousing the experience is for both of them. Emboldened, they decide to test the boundaries of their discovery.

They agree on rules to protect their marriage—this kind of liaison won’t happen often; they’ll always use safety precautions—and quickly find that their relationship is closer and richer than ever before. That is, until Jessica breaks the most important rule of all. What happens next threatens to destroy their world forever.

A sexy and insightful look into the shifting definitions of marriage, sexual fulfillment, and the complexities and consequences of desire, Breaking Open is a novel that will make you question everything you thought you believed about monogamy, and will stay with you long after you turn the final page. Download and start listening now!

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About the Author

Amy Hatvany graduated with a degree in sociology only to discover most sociologists are unemployed. She took a variety of jobs, some of which she loved, like decorating wedding cakes, and others which she merely tolerated, like being a receptionist. In 1998 she decided to sell her car, quit her job, and take a chance on her passion of writing books. Her background in sociology inspires and informs much of her writing as she tackles timely and controversial issues in her novels including mental illness, domestic abuse, and alcoholism. She lives in Seattle with her husband and children.

About the Narrator

Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. She’s currently a culture writer for GQ magazine and GQ.com and a weekly columnist at the Guardian, as well as the founder and editor of I Believe You | It’s Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. In January of 2015 she wrote and recorded a story for This American Life about confronting an internet troll who impersonated her dead father.