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F*ck Love

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  21,347 ratings  ·  3,292 reviews
Helena Conway has fallen in love.
Unwillingly. Unwittingly.
But not unprovoked.
Kit Isley is everything she’s not—unstructured, untethered,
and not even a little bit careful.
It could all be so beautiful … if he wasn’t dating her best friend.
Helena must defy her heart, do the right thing, and think of others.
Until she doesn’t.
Paperback, 266 pages
Published January 14th 2016 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published December 31st 2015)
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This is one of the most difficult books to rate that I've run across. There were things about this story that I absolutely loved. I can't deny that I was inexplicably drawn to this story. Yet, there were also things that just didn't work for me. I definitely have a love/hate relationship with this one.

I love Tarryn Fisher's writing. 'The Opportunist' is a favorite of mine and this book held much of the same appeal in so many ways. I'm not a person that shies away from love triangles or cheating
Jennifer Kyle
Jul 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

”Long live the beige bitch.”

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Tarryn Fisher surpasses my expectations with this novel. Helena Conway is shown a glimpse of what her life would be like being married and loved by her best friend's boyfriend.

"The day I fell in love with you was the first day you found yourself. You weren't even mine yet."

The writing is utterly addicting and simply phenomenal. The heroine is lovable, funny, and relatable. The hero is equal parts confusing, frustrating and wonderful. At
Jul 02, 2015 rated it liked it
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Most of my friends LOVED this book. And I love that they loved it. I absolutely love Tarryn Fisher. I think her writing is impeccable and profound. She is one of those authors whose words stick with you. I highlighted a ton in this story. Her writing gets 5 stars, the story, however didn’t work for me as I hoped it would. I loved The Opportunist so hard. It’s one of those books I’ll never forget reading. I remember where I was when I read it, what I was doing and the way it made me feel.

I d
Aug 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
5 Stars!!


“F*ck Love” was a such a great and unique book for me. ( It’s been two days since I finished reading this book and I’m still thinking about it!!) It was an interesting, addictive read from the very first chapter, equally heartbreaking and heartwarming and I couldn’t put it down. It was a book about life, love destiny, finding yourself and so much more. It was one of the most interesting books I have read in a while, complex, though-provoking and captivating from until the end.

Claudia Ramírez
A 2.5... I didn't really like it, though I absolutely love Tarryn's writing style. ...more
4.5 Stars!

Have you ever been affected by your dream to the point that you can't stop thinking about it all day? I certainly have.

Have you ever asked yourself if dreams can influence reality?
Or better yet, have you ever had a dream and then have it happen in real life?

That's what happens to Helena. Well, sort of…

About dreams.
Dreaming is one of the strangest phenomena humans experience on a daily basis and yet we all take it for granted. But what effects do our nightly journeys have on our liv
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing

How did I spend the first day of 2016?

Within Tarryn's grasp. Her words. Her passion. Her art. I hid away from the world, hoping to sneak one more page.


Helena was such an authentic and relatable heroine, it was as if I could feel her heart beat, and for 257 pages, mine was beating in tandem. I felt her confusion, uncertainty, fear, hope and heartbreak. I won't delve any further into the plot, because this story should simply be read. It was a brilliantly written, unforgettable journey, not only
Pearl Angeli
"The best kind of love is the love that isn't supposed to happen."

Apparently, I am one of the minority here who didn't exactly warm up to the story and I feel like the odd ball for not loving it like the rest of the readers. This book was actually written well. Tarryn Fisher has a way with words that offer a real pleasure to the readers and one thing that particularly made me feel interested to go on and finish what I've started was the humor. It was extremely hilarious! It's just that, I didn
Jul 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
EDIT #2: 4 estrellas

EDIT #1: "I resent everyone who's saying I don't know how to write a romance. My romance will be beautiful and maybe everyone dies BUT THAT'S BEAUTIFUL."
-Tarryn Fisher, 2015

Having read all of Tarryn Fisher's book, I'm quite certain that this book will make me suffer and that I WILL LOVE EVERY SECOND OF IT.

Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow,just Wow.....this book has completely captivated me!!

I don't know how to review this little gem to do it justice.
I've said countless times before in reviews about not being able to put a book down but this is definitely one of the most addictive books I've read.I started it late one night and thought,a few chapters then I'll sleep...3 hrs later I was still going.
The writing,the characters,the scene setting were all just perfect.

The book opens with Helena getting a 'glimpse' at what h
 Megan • Reading Books Like a Boss (book blog)
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Tarryn Fisher has a distinct writing style that's all her own and she's back with a somewhat-different love story. Sadly, my issues with the characterization and overall plot prevented me from falling in love with Kit and Helena's story. And it breaks my heart to say so.

Helena has a vivid and unsettling dream. In the dream, she and Kit are ridiculously in love. They have two kids—one is his—and live in Port Townsend, Washington and she's a su
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: no-just-no
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Sometimes you read a book and you can pinpoint exactly what didn’t work for you. Sometimes, you read a book and you just can’t say why you didn’t really enjoy it. You just…didn’t. And this unfortunately has happened with this book. But let me try to explain...

In the beginning, I was most definitely captivated. There was that sense of yearning and longing that I love in romance reads, but then…it all kind of went ...nowhere. Or maybe I just didn’t care where
Natasha is a Book Junkie
Dec 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: standalone

“Timing is everything when you’re about to tell someone you dreamed him into your heart.”

This is one of those reviews I prefer not writing, but because I know I will be asked time and time again what my thoughts were on this book, I will offer my very personal and entirely subjective impression of this story, reminding you that the opinions of one reviewer in no way define a book, and should always be taken with a grain of salt. I also premise this review b
5 Big Stars

“I forgot how weird you are,” he says when I sit back down. “You’re a dead language, you know that? No one is like you, and you are like no one.”

This was me the entire time I was reading this book.

I'm going to do everyone a favor and keep my review short and sweet because, let's face it, I'm pretty awesome at spoiling a good book. Even when I don't mean to. I absolutely refuse to spoil anything about Helena's journey. And a journey is what this story is.

I generally like my romances he
Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie
If you enjoyed this book, please don't read my review. I don't want to offend anyone.

They're not together, I tell myself. But that's lousy reasoning. A slippery slope. I've known her since we were kids. My loyalty is supposed to be with Della; chicks before dicks. Is that even even realistic? Humans seek connection above all else, and we are willing to destroy things to attain it.

It all started with a blue crayon.

Reading this book was not the best of ideas, or maybe I'm just missing the po
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Dec 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
OH MY GOD! What the hell I just read? Wooow!!! This story fucked my mind so bad but I freaking loved it so much and I have a lot of feelings right now!!! God, I laughed, I cried... Holy Shit Tarryn, you always making me cry... But I f-ing love you and thank you very much for this truly amazing story. ;)

"Contrast is important in life. We understand what light is because we can compare it with what we know is dark. Sweet is made sweeter after we eat something bitter. It’s the very same with sadnes
★★★★★ 5 Stars ★★★★★

“You shouldn’t have to convince anyone to choose you. There is no real choice in love.”

F*ck. My words are inadequate. I loved this story and I hated it too. Way back in 2012, I read The Opportunist, back when it was a standalone, and I knew that that was the type of book that I would always be searching for, it makes you FEEL everything and sometimes you feel absolutely fucking awful whilst reading it, but the journey to the end is always worth it. When you finally get
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Tarryn Fisher delivers the unexpected—a love story that is both aching and tender, witty and romantic—but not without lacing the narrative with her singular style that readers have come to love.

[4.5 stars]

“You are supposed to be with me.”

Tarryn Fisher delves into contemporary romance once again, but not without stamping it with her own singular style. F*ck Love is a story of destiny and determination, heartache and love, timing and choices. We see a different side of Tarryn, with more wit, t
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
5 Profoundly Epic Stars!

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F*ck Love
is a book I pondered back and forth whether I wanted to read it. The vast majority of friends LOVED it, but I was on the fence. First the dedication ticked me off a bit,

For my haters,
fuck you.

Hmm, okay. Not knowing the author personally, I didn't see the humor in it and I found it a tad off-putting and it put a bit of bad taste in my mouth. Not a good way to start a book...

So, where am I going with this? Right okay....I decided to look the other way and ke
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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It all begins with a dream. Helena dreams of her future, but instead of her current serious boyfriend starring as her husband, it is her best friend’s boyfriend Kit in the role of leading male. Now, I admit I’ve had some dreams that seem realistic and have even had that “David After Dentist” moment when I’ve been super angry at my husband until I was able to clear the cobwebs and differentiate between
S.M. West
5 "F*ck, Love?" STARS

I can seriously say without a doubt that I've read my first book of my "Top 25 Books of 2016"!

I think Tarryn Fisher is a magnificent and multifaceted writer and she literally wrung my heart out with her Love Me with Lies series (utterly amazing). She did the same with this one. Like that series, my chest literally ached as I read this yet I couldn't and wouldn't tear myself away from it.

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The story of Helena and Kit was equal parts apprehensive and foreboding as it was be
Jan 10, 2016 rated it liked it
Oh boy, this book was not for me. This is my first Tarryn Fisher novel and I have heard so many fantastic things about it, so I was very excited to start it.

From the very beginning I was confused, but as you read it on it all comes together. So that isn’t even my issue with the story. My issue with the story is Kit Isley. The man that captivated and owned three women’s hearts. I am an easy reader, so I am truly okay with most things.

However, if my hero is going to be so badass that three women
Es Summer
Jul 24, 2015 rated it really liked it

This book leaves a bad taste in your mouth.
It has something thoroughly sad about it.
Even after reading the final page, it still has me in its grip.
It's evil and consuming.
A beige colored nightmare.
A desperate cry for help.
It this book even about love? I don't think so.
This isn't love I read about.
Love isn't supposed to make you feel so hateful. So lovely mad.

Helena, the main narrator, is unlovable.
She is spiteful and raging,
unfeeling and too sensitive,
closed minded and insightful,
your basic
Kelli C
4.75 You were my Muse Stars

I moved to Port Townsend because I fell in love with my best friend's boyfriend. I wanted to get as far away from the both of you as I could, while also being as close to you as I could. Does that make sense, or does it sound too crazy?"

Clever, Clever, Clever...that is what I was thinking the entire time I was reading this book. I wanted to start out my 2016 with a fabulous read and I took a big risk with a story about Helena...who is in love with her BF Della's boyfri
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-love
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person - Female

Helena Conway has always been content with her life. She was the one everyone could count on and be dependent on. That was until a dream jolted her from her bubble and spurred her to take a chance.

That chance happened to be Kit Isley. He was a nice, creative and spontaneous man who encouraged her to be someone no else believed she could be. The problem is expecting more would be a hard task because he also happened t
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TITLE: F*ck Love
AUTHOR: Tarryn Fisher
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: January 01st 2016


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Love the title I am very guilty in the past of saying exactly that F*CK LOVE!!
Love the cover harder
But that synopsis is the killer that's what got me one clicking!!

Man oh Man I feel like I've been put through the wringer, my emotions are wrung, the highs and lows, the feels, I love books that get me so absorbed in the story where you feel everything that author has pu
Dec 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Helena -> Olivia
Della -> Leah
Kit -> Caleb

There, I said it. I didn't want to say it, because Tarryn Fisher is my favorite author, but I can't ignore my constant feelings while reading this stand alone novel. It reminded me a lot of the Love Me with Lies series, just condensed.

“Who wants to hide from the truth? Maybe people who have had too much of it. Or people who have had too little. Or people who are too shallow to appreciate its hard edges.”

This story is about a girl, Helena, that likes her
Dec 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing

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This happens to me every time I pick up a book by Tarryn Fisher - about 25% into the story I ask myself 'WHY do I do this to myself??' and the answer is always the same: I crave #TheFEELS Tarryn Fisher style!! When I was done with 'F*CK LOVE' around 2AM this morning, I experienced the case of déjà vu - I remember clutching my Kindle, sobbing [also in the middle of the night] as I read the last page of 'The Opportunist' back in October, 2012. So to say this author is consistent, at least when it
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
5+ stars!

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I loved this book HARD! I swear it’s like literary crack. I defy you to read one chapter and stop because Tarryn Fisher has crafted a breathtaking story that is exhilarating and captivating from the very first page to the last.

I’m really not a fan of love triangles, but this one is definitely the exception. It’s a story about one lost girl, one insecure girl, and the lighthearted man they both love.

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The story is told entirely from Helena’s point of view. She is adrift, and she just wan
Lo Bookfrantic
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing

I read this in a day and somehow didn't realized i was posting status on a different format and when i tried to fixed it i about lost all my status WTH??? ughh....ok i'll try to post review this weekend. I need to let my heart beat slow down I almost had a mini heart attack LMAO


Helena Conway has fallen in love.
Unwillingly. Unwittingly.
But not unprovoked.
Kit Isley is everything she’s not—unstructured, untethered,
and not even a little bit careful.
It could
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