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4.10  ·  Rating details ·  120 ratings  ·  45 reviews
Delilah Spencer finds herself alone and starting over in her best friend's city. It's what life calls for right now. With a violent, painful past to put behind her—and a lot of moving on to do—she has no intention of letting anyone new in.

Samuel Young used to feel the same way. Now, the single father accepts his past for what it is. He's just trying to find some happiness—
Published February 4th 2018 (first published 2018)
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Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Read this review and many more at: 5171 Miles Book Blog.

I’m always nervous to read debut novels of Indie authors because the stories are often hit or miss. If you’re like me, let me ease your mind: Kat Savage has without a doubt written a hit with For Now. I’m not just saying that because I’m a fan of Kat’s poetry collections. Of course, I hoped to love this novel, but I didn’t expect to feel the level of adoration for it that I do!

Kat’s characters are relatable and realistic. Her plotting is pr
talon smith
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
There are a lot of cool things about debut novels. Especially when the novel has a lot of freshness in the writing department and packs a great punch. Those are my favorite types. There are also a lot of negative things about reading debut novels. Lack of descriptions, run on sentences, no plot, unfinished business. But luckily with For Now, I didn’t experience any negativity. I didn’t experience any lack of descriptions or any choppy, run on sentences or no plot. Which for me, is a fantastic tr ...more
J.R. Rogue
Dec 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am so impressed with this debut. I have long thought Kat Savage should try her hand at fiction. Her prose poetry pieces have always been my favorite. I think she made a seamless transition here.

For Now deals with heavy topics, things many people may not realize is a reality for some. Samuel was a great source of light to the dark Delilah was wearing around her heart. Sometimes we just need someone to reflect in us all the good we have, so we can be reminded.
I am always a fan of seeing female c
Feb 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
“Sometimes words weren’t needed. And sometimes knowing someone saw something in you no one else did was all it took to start falling and hoping that wherever you would land would be worth it.”

This is Kat Savage’s debut novel. She is an amazing poet and her words always stick with me. This novel has flawed characters that are relatable, real life situations that left me heartbroken and a twist of mystery to add to the story. I instantly liked both Delilah and Samuel. They are both individuals str
Missy Genneken
Jan 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
What a great debut book from Kat Savage. I couldn't put it down.

I loved Delilah and in so many ways could relate and feel some of her pain. She could be so optimistic one minute and so broken the next. She hasn't healed yet and is starting over to give herself that chance. She is my favorite type of character. She is flawed but hasn't given up on herself.

"I am afraid I will be alone forever. Worse than that, I am afraid I am too damaged to deserve better"

I went into this with book blind. I was
Vanessa (nessreads)
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review*

4.5 "Can I stay?" Stars!!!

Oh the feels. My heart is happy. What can I say? I love me some Kat Savage. I've been following Kat on Instagram for as long as I can remember. And I still remember the first poem I read of hers that made everything around me stop. Those words I read made my heart flutter and made it want to skyrocket out of my chest. Those words about happiness and the way that happiness has different ways of leaving, spoke to me. I
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ahhh! Hello word nerds!! I have been waiting for soooooo long to be able to write this post! Kat Savage has teased and teased about the novel she was working on and I FINALLY GOT MY HANDS ON IT!!! I have been stalking appropriately following Kat for an undetermined amount of time that feels like forever but is actually only a year or two. Her poetry is real and just absolutely on point always (and I have written reviews about them so check it out!) so I knew that as soon as she mentioned a novel ...more
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I honestly can’t say I am surprised with the greatness of this book. Kat knocked this debut out of the MF’n park! Delilah held my heart right from the beginning and I was just blown away by her character. I’ve always known Kat was a great writer, but her story telling abilities take her writing to the next level. Pick this book up!
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
For Now serves up a full range of emotions (with a bit of suspense!) that make up a great novel. We meet Delilah, who is flawed and damaged but when you learn the reason why, you feel for her and want nothing more than for her to wade through her troubles and come out the other side to the life she deserves. And that's where Samuel comes in. Patient, kind Samuel. I loved the two of them together. The only thing missing from this story was a bit from Samuel's POV. ...more
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh boy, my emotions. I absolutely loved this book! I had a hard time putting it down once I started. I've read and loved Kat's poetry and as a debut novel For Now was incredible. I'm completely in love with Samuel. I am kind of curious what happened to Jeff and Marilyn... Those two..Jesus Christ. There were so many scenes I cried and was so angry for Delilah, but there was a lot of sweet moments too. This book was an emotional rollercoaster and I loved every word of it. ...more
Christina Hart
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Savage's debut novel was filled with the kind of brutally honest heart-wrenching prose we've come to know so well from her. All at once the book was brave, powerful, and reminiscent of a shower in the dark after feeling worn down from life and all it entails. From Delilah's POV you understand her story, want to get to know her, want to help her, set her free, and by the end you are so enthralled with her that you are beyond rooting for her; she becomes a part of you. There is a bit of Delilah in ...more
Alicia Cook
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I am lucky to have received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. And..I It is hard to believe that this is Savage's debut novel. A seasoned poet, her transition to fiction-writing is pretty seamless, which is something not many poets-turned-novelists can pull off.

This woman knows how to tell a story. The internal monologue and the dialogue seemed really natural. The pace never dragged, my eyes never wandered ahead. The topic is timely, the content heavy at t
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I found myself unable to put the book down. I enjoyed Kat's writing style and found myself feeling for Delilah as I never have for a character before. I truly hope that this was not based on a persons experience, I could not have imagine all the twists and turns that the book threw at me. I cannot wait to see what Kat writes next. ...more
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Damn...Wow... I mean I am blown away by this debut novel from Kat Savage. I have loved this author's poetry and her novel was just as awesome and moving as her poetry. I think anyone who feels intensely and has experienced a lot of pain and betrayal tends to write about it with a depth and ferocity others might not be so capable of pulling off. Her past poetry was emotional for me and this book was very emotional for me as well. Not to mention the fact that there's a twist in there you probably ...more
Nicki Naomi
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have been a long-time follower of Kat and genuinely enjoy her poetry. I was excited to find out she was coming out with a novel and even more excited to receive the ARC for it.

Delilah’s story kept me engaged the entire time. I admired her resilience and the strength she found each time something tripped her up. I fell in love with the unconditional love Samuel gave to her. How, he patiently waited for her with the confidence that she’d find her way back to him, and if not, the hopes she would
Kasey Sullivan
Jan 18, 2018 rated it liked it
*there are triggers in this story for some readers out there. Heads up*

This book is a debut novel for this author. There's heartbreak, mystery, and comfort.

I enjoyed the story that was told. Delilah, no woman and I mean NO woman should have to endure what she had to. This story is about her past, her present and then how she got a future.

"You didn’t have to lose yourself to gain love. And you shouldn’t lose yourself to feel loved."

There was a lot of good to this story. The depth that the autho
Jan 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
3.5 stars -
I have totally mixed feelings about this book. The writing style of this author was fine. The way she wrote this story, had me picturing the new life Delilah was setting up for herself. She was near her best friend and trying to reclaim herself. That’s where the happiness of the story ended. Delilah is dealing with major grief and I thought this was a hard to read book. Simply because of the content. I wasn’t prepared for it. Delilah has experienced trauma and as her story unfolds, t
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have to say for a Debut Novel this has it all.

It’s a fresh contemporary romance, with mystery and added elements of suspense.

It does however hit on the sad reality of real life situations and the cruel circumstances that unfortunately people find themselves living.

It’s uncomfortable in places but executed in a way that only makes you resonate more with Delilah on a personal level.

You only want the best for her future while you witness the push and pull between her and Samuels developing rela
Let's Get Nerdy
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"I don't listen to my heart anymore, Samuel. It has betrayed me before and it will betray me again."

"No, Delilah, your heart didn't betray you. A man did. There's a difference."

Delilah Spencer is no stranger to heartbreak. Between the child she lost from a miscarriage to the husband that walked out on her, it seems heartache is all she'll ever know. The subtle hand movements over her abdomen are Delilah's reminder to mourn her baby girl, but how are you supposed to mourn the husband who betr
Holly H
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A heartache in the best way. The best books elicit the same emotions the characters in the story are feeling, and I felt. Every. Word.

The story opens up with the main character, Delilah, embarking on her fresh start. Kat Savage flips between past and present in a way that fills in the reader just enough for you to think you understand Delilah at that point in the plot, then reveals another wound you weren’t quite prepared for. My heart broke with Delilah, but it also mended with her, too.

Erica Russikoff
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC from the author for an honest review.

This is a great debut novel! I really enjoyed the two main characters - they felt very authentic to me. The plot kept me interested, and all of Kat's descriptions made me picture everything she was describing. (At times, though, I wish she had pulled back a bit so I could imagine things on my own.) Although this story could be considered a romance, it's also a journey of healing and self-discovery. Feelings weren't rushed; rather, they were
A.D. McCammon
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful debut novel. I felt the same raw emotion in this novel that I do with Kat's poetry. I loved that it dealt with some real topics that people don't often acknowledge or address. Looking forward to more from Kat Savage. ...more
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I hadn't even read the blurb when I signed up for the ARC because I've always loved her poetry. But her debut novel is making me think things. I have mixed feelings for this book but I will start with the positives here. 

I like the theme that she chose. I  love the fact that even with so much trauma, Delilah is so strong and holding up really well. The story was captivating and I am really glad that it ended the way it did. The
Victoria Anne
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Five stars on Kat’s debut book! I finished this a few days ago and I had to pause to gather all of the emotions I went through while reading this story. First of all, I love a book with a good slow burn and Kat Savage achieved this.

“I don’t listen to my heart anymore, Samuel. It has betrayed me before and it will betray me again.” “No, Delilah, your heart didn’t betray you. A man did. There’s a difference.”

This was a story about a woman who experienced horrible things and still managed to trust
Feb 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
How do I explain that this book was more and less than what I expected? As well as 3858 other people I became a Savage fan through her poetry so I had this expectation of a very poetic prose. I did not find that here, but I did find enjoyable characters with an interesting story!
    I was rather fond of Delilah and Samuel together, I liked the way they led into each other. The plot twist for me just fell flat. The villain was not very believable and the fade to black scene at a prominent moment
Sara Lucinda
Jan 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Two broken people find each other. Can they heal one another or will their baggage drag them both under? This book has extremely tough subject matter, but it was so poetically written and heart-breaking at each page I turned that I couldn’t put it down.
Delilah is broken, her trauma is unbelievably huge. It’s like a weight that’s tied her down, reflected in everything she does. After her husband leaves her for another woman (and that’s the good part), she moves to start a new life in a unfamilia
Melissa Hawkins
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I rate this book as a strong 3.5 stars! I was pleasantly impressed with For Now, the debut novel by poet Kat Savage. It’s a love story with a dark background and a suspenseful twist. The plot is imaginative, compelling, and bravely deals with some very heavy subject matter. It was evident this novel was written by someone who’s endured the tragedies of hear
Shelby (Book Lovers Have More Fun)
This was a case of it's not you, it's me.

There wasn't anything wrong with the writing or the story, but I couldn't get into this book. So I often found myself skimming quite a bit.

I empathized with Delilah and immediately liked Samuel. Since Samuel was a single dad I would've liked there to have been more scenes with his son involved. There was a bit of suspense and a twist I didn't see coming.

If I didn't know already that this was Kat's debut novel I wouldn't have been able to tell.
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
First of all, my absolute favorite part of this book is that the story is told only from Delilah's POV. Savage keeps the story moving swiftly and poetically without the benefit of changing characters and voices, not always an easy task.

I've followed Kat Savage's poetry on Instagram for awhile. Savage does an excellent job of incorporating her natural prose into the narrative. I highlighted numerous passages and quotes

And can we have a round of applause for another anti Alpha male in the Indie
Sidney Parker
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this story. Right from the very beginning, Kat Savage had me hooked.The love story between Samuel and Lilah is beautiful yet full of so much angst that I couldn’t stop reading. The mystery of her past, what makes her the way she is? It comes together with so many unexpected twists and turns. I could say so much but I don’t want to spoil the story so what I will say is GET THIS BOOK!! Kat Savage has done an amazing job and deserves the five star rating I gave her
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