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Two years ago, Billie Tarrow's husband left her for another woman. Shamed and divorced, Billie retreated to her family home in Port Townsend, far from her old life in New York. After a near-death encounter, Billie decides to return to the city that took everything from her.

But sometimes in the midst of heartache, hope suffocates the pain.

Satcher Gable has carried a tor
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Kindle Edition, 307 pages
Published May 15th 2019
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Funda Demir
May 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
First half: 5 stars.
Second half: 0 stars.

The second half must have been written by someone else. That’s the only explanation.

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Bibi
May 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh boy, I've never once had such a visceral reaction to book characters as I did Billie, Woods, and Satcher.

Phuck.

I'm torn.
On the one hand, the first half was perfect, with each character owning their space, establishing intents and motivations. Billie, the scorned wife, awakening from a 2-yr hibernation, intent on reclaiming all that was lost and stolen; Woods, the ex; Satcher, Wood's best friend (also, the most stereotypical character). Alongside minor but important characters: Jules, Billie'
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Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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I’ve mentioned enough times to turn the dead horse into nothing but a pulpy mess that Tarryn Fisher is a bit of a hit or miss author for me. That being said, she’s one of the only authors the pornbrary doesn’t stock on the regular so I know I will be one-clicking whatever her new release is the day it comes out. Such was the case with Fuck Marriage both for the aforementioned pulpy horse reasons, as well as because I thought this was
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Hulya Kara Yuksel
DNF

I read only 4 chapters and because of my dear friend Funda's very helpful review I'm not going to read rest of this book. I'm very disappointed. 😞

For more info please read her review...
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
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Jennifer Kyle
May 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
3 Stars

"The fact that no one knows me as well as my ex-husband, who left me for another woman, is both devastating and frightening like I’m not worthy of being known fully."

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As a divorcee from a twenty year marriage, that did include a cheating spouse, I was interested to see what Tarryn Fisher’s spin on a heroine who returns to face a similar situation as mine own would be.

"Pearl believes herself to be Woods’ hero. It’s comical really, that she thinks she swooped in and
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Bindi Boo
May 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
*contains spoilers*
SO BAD I nearly cried because I actually felt the death of my feelings.

I gave it 2 stars for the first 40'ish % of the book. Utterly amazing.
The writing was spot on and the feelings the author got out of me was commendable. I choked up, I cried, I smiled and laughed for/with Billie. She sounded strong yet vulnerable, vengeful yet kind and I was all geared up to see where and how she would take her life back.

And then....the next 60% happened. An utter TRAIN WRECK! To say I am d
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Dilek VT
May 17, 2019 marked it as never-no-way
Initially, I wanted to read this book, thinking it would be a sweet revenge story.

Now that I have read my awesome friend Funda's "epic review" she has written for me [yeah, I am that special :) ]- what was I saying, yeah, now that I have read her stunning review, I won't be touching this book with a ten-feet pole! It is gross, frustrating and dumb. It's puke-worthy, indeed!

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All the information about this idiot and spineless heroine makes me think that somewhere in the literary world, there was a
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Brandi
May 21, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

I am a long time fan of Tarryn Fisher, her style has rarely not been a win for me.

“He taught me love, and then inevitably, he taught me loss.”

She excels at bringing that special something to her stories - extremely flawed characters and circumstances. Her stories are messy and angsty - I love that her heroines/heroes are not cookie cutter perfect. F*ck Marriage deals with the heartbreaking reality that sometimes the life we plan on, the love we invest, sometimes it just doesn't work ou
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talon smith
May 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
After finishing F*ck Marriage, I’m still holding out hope that one day we can get a TF book where there isn’t “another woman” involved. Because with her last three books— that is what we have gotten. They are vengeful and spiteful women wanting revenge in some sort of way and more often than not, there's another woman involved who is also vengeful and spiteful. But I can appreciate how each woman is going through something different. It hasn't been the same story-line even though there is anothe ...more
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
5 ⭐'s

“Don’t forget the ice.”

I LOVE Tarryn Fisher's books...some more than others. She had me at The Opportunist so there was no way I wasn't going to read this one and I LOVED it!

Thank goodness since I was seeing a lot of DNF's for it and while I can ~sort of~ understand that, I was too curious to let that stop me.

The story is about Billie who thought she had a great marriage but finds out her husband, Woods, has been having an affair with her assistant, Pearl. Billie leaves New York to go hom
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Rejane


I have to say: F*UCK THIS BOOK.
After reading Funda’s review I wonder if maybe someone in printing printed the wrong author on the cover. It’s very unfortunate Tarryn Fisher went this soap opera-ish path in her book. And a very bad one with a pathetic stupid brainless bitchy female mc. What an embarrassment 🤦🏻‍♀️

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
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Jx PinkLady Reviews ♡ @bookwormthoughts

A heroine, an ex-husband and an old friend, a delicious recipe for an engaging, all the feels kind of novel.

Heartache and hope take centre stage for the main protagonists of this story. Billie Tarrow and Satcher Cable are old friends, he has always had more than friendly feelings towards her but sadly, she had her heart broken by another. There's a touch of mystery and a dose of heartache and drama. I absolutely loved the first half of the story; the premise and air of mystery and the heartache
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Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I finished this in one sitting...at 3:30a and I’m not sure how I’m functioning right now.

Tarryn Fisher writes with purpose... every word and action carefully thought out and planned.

F*ck Marriage gave me high anxiety because I didn’t know how it would all turn out. Billie is actively seeking revenge when there are so many better things right in front of her to focus on.

Let’s face it... cheating... divorce sucks. The heartbreak and repercussions of actions even more devastating. I liked Billie’
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Carlene Inspired
4.5 Stars

Billie is done with her two years away, she's ready to return to New York with her slim waistline and her green eyes blazing with revenge and some unclaimed jealousy. She's out to do to Woods, her ex, exactly as he did to her, no matter the people she must step on along the way. Only, along the way she discovers that living again, even in the shadow of her divorce, isn't so bad. Woods' best friend Satcher is there as a voice of reason, as a friend to her again, and in time, as the one t
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Ashley
May 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019
Reviewed on: Ashes Books & Bobs.

You guys have heard me gush about Tarryn Fisher’s books for quite a while now (that’s an understatement). She was one of the first authors I discovered when I started reading avidly again and quickly became my favorite. She has a way of injecting wisdom into every book in a unique way I’ve never experienced before. Her words hit me deep in the heart and have helped me to become a more confident woman. Naturally, when she releases a new book, I gobble it up like my
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Lisa-Books Smiles
May 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
If you're cruising Amazon for a kindle copy of Fisher’s new book, I suggest you pump the brakes, hit reverse, and steer yourself toward another book.
~ A rather bookish
Aug 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I admit it. I couldn't put this book down. This is my second Fisher book, and I can tell you that she has done it again! I love how brazen the title is, and it initially intrigued me to buy it. The content inside the book, is mostly just as good.

I was lead to believe that this was a book that was going to totally condemn marriage, but surprisingly, I was mistaken, and not at all in a bad way.

I thought the characters were developed adequately, but despite that, I personally didn't like the main p
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Jennifer
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5/ 5 stars

*Make sure to check if you have the updated e-book. There was a mistake with the original version. Chapters 30 and 31 are in the wrong order. I had to read 31, 30, 32. Chapter 30 should start with "the call comes as I'm locking up...". If you don't see that then do 31, 30, 32.

*This book has no connection to F*ck Love.

I have read and loved every book that Tarryn Fisher has ever written. She is one of my most favorite authors. So of course I was anxious to read this new book as soon as
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Linda
May 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
3.5 stars, rounded up because I could not put it down.

Initially, when I saw this book come across my feed, I was a bit put off by the title and cover. Frankly, it seemed so brazen and gimmicky. Also, by judging the title and cover alone, it seemed like an angry, anti-marriage kind of book. But you know that saying: don't ever judge a book by it's cover. And even though I would like to say that I would never do that; I did. And you know what? I got it wrong. I am grateful for the reminder that I
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Sarah/DragonflyReads
May 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
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I’m not sure how to rate this - 2.5/3?

Some fantastic quotes and lessons, but ultimately I wanted to strangle Billie for her indecisiveness and the decisions she made throughout the book.

Tarryn Fisher really made me feel heartache with Billie’s story. The first half was unputdownable. But after that I felt like I was witnessing a train wreck. I just couldn’t see Billie redeeming herself during the last half. Some aspects were out of her control. The rest though? She’s a 30-something woman, n
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Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
3.5 - 4 Stars

"There’s a lot to be said for spiteful pettiness. It’s underrated by those moral do-gooders who jive to the beat of karma."

I didn't know what to expect when I began reading 'F*ck Marriage' but I quickly realized this story was a classic, twisty, sarcastic and smart Tarryn Fisher story. Billie, the main protagonist, is not entirely likable but she is certainly out to reclaim what she thinks is rightfully hers. And it is so much fun watching her do it.

"Pearl stole a married
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Niki
May 16, 2019 rated it liked it
The weird twist right before the end was so implausible and jarring it ruined the ending and the book for me. Also the time line jumping with no rhyme or reason was disconcerting and made it hard to follow in places. I felt like the book was mostly sad, painful, and depressing (making me feel that way as well) for almost the whole book with only an HEA in the last 3 pages. The reward was not worth the work to get there.
Liv | Books to Liv by
Rating: 2 stars
HEA: (view spoiler)
“If you don’t want your dirty laundry aired, live a life you’re not embarrassed of.”

Despite my low rating, I need to say that this book held great potential and some parts were cleverly written; unfortunately I found it lacking in several departments: originality, characterisation, incisiveness.

First of all, the main character, Billie, came off as an indecisive alcoholic: but this time, I really couldn’t figure out why, most of Fi
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HMS
Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really don't want to write a review because I don't know how I feel. The first part was great and I stayed up until 3;30 in the morning reading. I went to sleep happy.

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But while reading the last 20% and enjoying my morning coffee

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Throughout the book, Billie knew her flaws, which I loved and I get why she (view spoiler) but the last 15% of the book was just a jumbled Bizzaro World of
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wiwi
May 17, 2019 rated it did not like it
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Nadine
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
F*ck Marriage is an emotionally heavy novel that gets at the core of relationships, marriage, and what happens after they end.

Fisher’s novels have always been emotionally poignant and genuine in their portrayal of love and relationships. The emotions bleed from the pages and not a moment goes by where what Fisher presents doesn’t feel earned. F*ck Marriage is no exception.

F*ck Marriage follows Billie as she returns to New York after her devastating divorce. She’s got a plan with the only goal
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The Book Trollop
May 17, 2019 rated it liked it
I stayed up until 2am reading this because I was invested in how the book was going to end. Tarryn took me on a journey with Billie and although the beginning and middle of the book was addicting, the ending left me wanting... a lot.

I felt the first half of the book and the last half was written by two different people.

I guess the biggest let down was the lack of growth from any of the characters and even though the ending was what I was hoping, there was an abruptness to it that made me regre
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Laura
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
She did it again!

I don’t think there’s anything Tarryns ever wrote that I haven’t devoured, and F*ck Marriage is no exception. I felt every emotion as I flipped through the pages.
Tarryn, I love your words, always
Brandie
Mar 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio, romance, read-2020
My emotions were all over the place with this book. Right up to the very end.
Ezinwanyi Chinyere
Billie’s Growth and Love’s lessons (4.5 stars)

I really really enjoyed this book. The characters were so flawed and imperfect. But there was such growth and maturity. Marriage, Relationships and Love evolve over time but this book reminds me that we need to grow as people and learn from our mistakes so we don’t continue to repeat them.
So much damage can be avoided when we are honest with ourselves and what we want. Billie and Woods weren’t completely honest with each other. Satcher, Jules, Pearl
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