But he was the love of her life and she married him. When her Peter Pan of a husband decided to divorce her, she thought it was her chance to start anew. That was until she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Besides looking like Britney circa ...more
Braver. Stronger. I felt I was in charge of my destiny. It gave me confidence. It made me believe I was going to win.
I was going to tell cancer to fuck off.
People were going to look at me and whisper behind my back no matter what.
This way I was the one giving them a reason to talk about me.
I was the one not giving a fuck.
Look at me, I’m fighting cancer and I don’t give a shit. Deal with it.
Honestly I don’t know how to write this review…
First, I want to thank my friend Carol for recommending th ...more
Okay, where to start? Firstly I do not normally choose romance books to read, those that know me well know my fiction choices tend to be a lot darker but this grabbed my attention and as I promised myself I would expand into some new genres this year with an open mind I went for it. I am so glad that I did.
This is quite frankly ...more
the word in the title might scare you, but if you've read Prude or This Love you know I'm not in the business of torturing readers.
I wanted to write this book after I had my very first mammogram and found the lack of stories about breast cancer disturbing.
I wanted to write about a character who tried her best to overcome what life had thrown at her, with a bit of courage and a bit of humor.
I definitely couldn’t have written Lucy without the invaluable resource of several ...more
So I was going to rate it 5 stars but I can't do it. So I'm rounding up 4 stars because of the heroine.
I was loving the book, I loved how the heroine was strong, how she never gave up.
At some point I was swooning after the hero, the way he took care of her, how he didn't cared how she looked. How he loved her, the things he said to her had me swooning.
But then it all came crashing down.
If you know me here, you know I stay away from this trope. (view spoiler)[dead ex girlfriend/signif ...more
Minor spoilers alert!!!
The title says it all. Why doctors haven’t found a cure for all forms of cancer is a mystery and a reoccurring sadness for many people and their loved ones who witness their struggle with the disease. It’s unfortunate that most romance readers may be too intimidated or turned off by the topic to even give it a chance, but I was entirely charmed and won over by thi ...more
"You were beautiful before, but now you’re just… more. You’re everything. You’re my everything.”
I hesitated to start reading a book with Cancer in the title, but even though this story highlights Lucy's diagnosis and battle with breast cancer, it is funny, heartwarming, and romantic.
“I wanted to keep living. I wasn’t just going to dwell on the sick card fate had just thrown at me. I knew it wasn’t go...more
I loved this book so much I put it on my TOP 10 favorite of 2015.Hilaria Alexander with her clear and crisp writing has brighten up my year.
This story talks about a cancer patients but look at it like a journey towards happiness more than a sad story.Lucy is a fighter!Her life wasn't going as planned,first the failure of her marriage then the appearance of breast cancer,but she chooses to confront her disease head on with the help of a special doctor.I also enjoyed the secondary characters espe
This is how Lucy Porter found herself.
And with the particular type of rare and dangerous breast ...more
Hilaria, thank you so much for this beautiful story, I loved everything! How to talk about cancer without the ugly crying you can expect!
Just a wonderful story about life and how in your hardest times, there's still hope and love.
Review to come but Hilaria :
This book is one of the first ones I read this year and if I read it last year, it would be on my favorite reads for 2015!
Why I haven’t read th ...more
Cancer Warriors you need to read this story. For those of us that have not had to battle this horrific demon; you also need to read this story. Lucy has always played by the rules. She had her two boys with the man she loved. He was her only sort of taboo event she had ever partaken in during her life. Patrick was divorced and ten years older than her. He was the love of her life … and then he divorced her too. Living her life just as she should hasn’t paid off ...more
FU Cancer was my last 1-click of 2015 and 1st 5 star read of 2016, it is a beautifully written story about a single mom who at the prime of her life finds out that she has cancer. Thus starts the journey of intense emotions, doubts about the future and a scary hope of something beautiful and everlasting.
From the first chapter until the last, the book kept me glued to my kindle. Hilaria Alexander took me on a ride of intense emotions, from laugh out loud to cringe wor ...more
★.•**•★Unabridged Audiobook Info★•**•.★
Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
Release Date: 11-24-16
Publisher: Hilaria Alexander
Writing style: Mainly Lucy's POV with a few occasional chapters in Brandon's POV
Cover design: I love the brightness of it. It’s optimistic and hints nicely at the overall feel of the novel.
Overall rating: ★★★★★ | Eliz ...more
Well, to me, she didn't! See, I'm a 2x breast cancer survivor, went through all the sh*t the heroine goes through ... and this book is Hollywood-type glamour at best and outer-space-far-from-reality at worst.
I get the title - FU Cancer had been my motto every single day for the past 12.5 years. I've ...more
Lucy has just received life altering devestating news.. She has cancer.
Never in her wildest dreams did she think it would lead her to the love of her life. Nor does she realize the struggles they will face in their attempt to get their happy ever after.
Brandon is a doctor and he has plans that don't include a relationship.
He has no clue when he sees Lucy at the hospital what path life is about to take him down.
Not only does he fall in love with Lucy,cancer and all, but al ...more
FU CANCER by Hilaria Alexander is one of the most powerful book I've read with such great characters.
Three words could describe it: Strength, hope, love.
As much as the word Cancer can scare you, don't be afraid to read this book. It is beautiful, hopeful, funny, swoony..
This book will give you all the feels. I must say that I'm in awe of how perfectly written and described a single mom's battle against Cancer was.
I would recommend it to every one willing to read a heart wrenching and ...more
Lucy is a single working mom. As if her recent divorce was not enough, she recieved devastating news from her doctor that she has breast cancer. When super hot and charming doctor Brandon started showing interest in her, sick and all, she wondered what his real intentions were. Then he left. But inspite of it all, she vowed to fight. Fight the cancer, and fight for their love.
I have been among the first to receive an ARC of FU CANCER , and I feel so thankful. I really loved ...more
I fell in love with Lucy's spunk immediately!! I love that she speaks her mind!! She had me giggling throughout the story!! She is a divorced mother of two boys starting the biggest battle of her life. Inflammatory Breast Cancer.
Brandon Fuchs is a ...more
Lucy has two young boys, divorced but getting on with life the only thing really bothering her was the '10 year younger model' that her ex-husband had left her for .. nobody likes to be replaced. She has friends and a social life, works in a candy store and then she gets the diagnosis IBC .. her li ...more
At a time in her life when things should be at the scariest she takes the disease by the horns and is determined to beat it and in the process is it possible that she could find a better happiness than she ever had before?
Lucy is my kind of woman sure she has her uncertainties and her moments of ...more
Lucy, is one amazing complex character, she was written in my option flawlessly. You felt her beauty and her strength dripping through the pages of this boo ...more
But surprisingly e ...more