This was an extremely difficult book for me to read. It did hit hard with the reality of a marriage under extreme distress, however, the way the storyThis was an extremely difficult book for me to read. It did hit hard with the reality of a marriage under extreme distress, however, the way the story is arranged (flashbacks every-other chapter), it was easy to be pulled back into positive aspects of a relationship. The characters are fun, quirky, and romantic....more
Colleen Hoover does a great job of gathering all your emotions into this story. Verity is a very suspense full read and it's sure to get your blood puColleen Hoover does a great job of gathering all your emotions into this story. Verity is a very suspense full read and it's sure to get your blood pumping. Verity is a fast read but I felt the story ended abruptly, leaving the reader to determine the final outcome. Verity is similar to Hoover's 'Never Never' in suspense and great detail. ...more
I need to read the whole series again. I'll have a better review later, but you need to read this series! Get the books at his website: www.isaacmarionI need to read the whole series again. I'll have a better review later, but you need to read this series! Get the books at his website: www.isaacmarion.com...more
Rating: Top Shelf, A great summer book or a warm winter read!
I love it when a book can take you away. EspeciaThis and more reviews at The Book Bar.co
Rating: Top Shelf, A great summer book or a warm winter read!
I love it when a book can take you away. Especially to a warm, sunny, Italian coastal village, like in A Place In The Sun. I read this over the winter and it was such a relief to experience these two characters falling for each other as the main character vividly describes her surrounding vacation get-away. This book was so funny and very down to earth.
Georgie escapes the onslaught of bad dates at home in London and randomly decides her future awaits her in Italy. The only 'fairy-tale' aspect of this story line is that Georgie is independently wealthy and works to keep busy. However, Georgie's personality is so likable and strong-willed, that it's a breath of fresh air for a female lead.
Gianluca, Luca, is equally strong-willed but his past weighs him down and he shuts the door on anything that might make him a happier. Still, Gianluca is lovable and a good friend to the other supporting characters. When he finally warms up to Georgie, and the possibility of a future after a tragic past, the two walk a sexy, fun, uncertain path.
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was fast-paced and full of detail. Neither of the characters are perfect or domineering and the relationship blossomed organically. Unfortunately, I felt like the ending wrapped up like a lot of romance novels. Maybe you'll feel that way too, but it's still a sweet ending....more
Bullies Like Me is a perfect book for all young readers and a must for all adults. This book has a dark revenge plot, but can also help the reader become more aware of what may be going on around them; not only in a high school setting, but anywhere someone is being bullied by others. Zart pours her heart out to make the reader not only feel the physical pain and mental struggle of the bullied, but also the disgust for something that most people don’t acknowledge as an issue in our society.
This book is relatable to everyone. At one point, you either hung with the popular kids, the alternative group, or by yourself. You were on the outside looking in or too busy vying for your squad’s approval. Many of us kept our unique personalities while navigating an ever-changing landscape of hormones and marketed trends, but others became followers and marched to the beat of their leader. The self proclaimed 'leaders' at Enid High School choose to put others down in order to place themselves at the top of the imaginary hierarchy.
I had to put this book down to look for some tissues and a get moment to regroup. A very important character, Alexis’s dad, isn’t the silent parent you have in some YA reads. He is a catalyst for the worst and the turn of events. He is just as broken as Lexi but they need each other to heal and become stronger.
Nick and Alexis’s relationship is beautiful and dark. When they want sweet, you get romance and swooning, but when they are serious, you get heart breaking honesty. Nick’s mysterious reasons for residing at Live are ever present, but the reader maintains focus on Alexis and her goal to bully the bullies.
It feels like bullying is becoming more prevalent as news spreads far and wide of kids standing up for themselves, and those, "too kind" for it's abuse, falling victim to the hate. Bullies Like Me does a 180 to the predator – prey roles and gives the bully a dose of their own bitter medicine. The three ‘mean girls’ are perfectly positioned on a scale of intensity. Not only are they punished by Lexi, but they are given the chance to learn from their mistakes and mature. Zart also does a great job of giving the reader a tiny glimpse of the bully’s own life and you can consider why they pick on others. There is no excuse, but it helps to see that sometimes villains aren’t born, but created.
Steph Campbell has a fantastic way of making you feel the story. You get lost in the emotions the characters feel as they traverse the ups and downs of their encounters. A Postcard Would Be Nice has a lovely "first romance" that gets all twisted up in a nightmare situation for the male character, Oliver Wu.
This fantastic Young Adult read has very realistic situations that a young or older reader can relate to, and it adds an element that probably no reader has experienced before; except 1 out of 6 males can empathize with. The story, like Oliver, circles around this horrible, life altering moment. It reaches out to friends and wants to develop a relationship with a crush, but it always comes back to the crushing weight of the fact that Oliver was grossly violated and it's just something he doesn't want to address.
If not for the amazing supporting characters, like Oliver Wu's boss, Colm, and Oliver's young love, Paloma, Oliver would probably have spiraled into something more depressing, trying to constantly run away from being raped. The loving pressure from Paloma, knowing that something was wrong and he needs to open up to her, was perfectly balanced to Oliver's overwhelming sense of fear and hate he presented after his rape.
I really hope young readers can get their hands on this book before it's too late. That they can know there is always someone to help them out of the dark and that they need to be persistent when they know a friend is in need of help.
The blurb for this book was very interesting and I was in the mood for a good YA. Author, Ashley Royer, is a young author (teenager) and has received awards for her work on Wattpad. Unfortunately, I initially lost interest after the first couple chapters, but bear with me.
Like a couple other unfavorable reviews, readers lost interest in the main character, Levi. He comes off as a troubled brat, but we don't know what exactly happened to cause this obvious change in demeanor. I picked up another book, but later, opened my Kindle to find where I left off on this book. I was sucked in.
The story is unique and although Levi claims that he's been "saved" by a girl, in actuality, you read how he saves himself, and Delilah is there to help him along the way. No one is the hero or heroine in the story. They are just kids learning to deal with emotions, life and death.
Remember To Forget is lovable with a happy ending, but needs a lot of polish. I don't know if this was due to the copy I was provided, but there were glaring errors. First of all, I am guessing Levi's name was originally Luke, because "Luke" kept popping up. I thought maybe I missed something and there is a character named Luke, but I don't think so; unless there is some real existential stuff going on in this book that I didn't grasp.
The chapters also break up the story too much. It's a dual narrative, but almost every chapter is only a couple paragraphs long. I think the flow could have been better if the story was written from only one character's point of view, most likely by Levi.
Obvious indications to the author's age is made again and again. For example, when the high school aged characters are still in bed after 9am and having breakfast after 10am? This sticks out to an adult reader. Towards the end, the author also writes some pop culture into the book, including the movie Frozen and Say Yes To The Dress.
Still, if you can look past all the greenhorn mistakes, you'll be happy with this YA's story.
This book was made available by the author/publisher via NetGalley....more
Colleen Hoover has given us teenage angst, jealous understanding, dark confessions, passionate ‘happily ever afters’, and now, she gives us a piece of a broken heart. It Ends With Us is a story of the dark side of realistic relationships, while reading a sweet love story at the same time. You get a dose of new love and exciting passion, balanced with realities of domestic abuse, homelessness, and the challenge of forgiveness.
I was told to go into the book blindly, so this is your opportunity to stop here and start reading the book.
The men in Lily Bloom’s life have a profound affect on how she expects to be treated not only as a love interest but also as a fellow human being. Lily grew up seeing what the heated hand of a violent father did to her mother. Her anger towards her father for his violent attacks, her mother for not stopping him, and her confusion on why it happens at all molds the person that narrates the story in the present time. Lily journaled about her 15-year-old self and about her frustration with her family life as well as the moments she shared with Atlas Corrigan. Lily is the Hero of this story. She takes the time to identify her hurdles and ultimately reminds herself of her overall goals. She is the bravest female character I have read lately, and she will definitely remind you to be bold when it comes to how you want to live your life.
Atlas and Ryle Kincaid are fantastically written pro and antagonists. One moment you’re being lifted up out of despair and loving the passion, the next you’re shaking with anger and sense of loss. These men will remind you that every human you pass has a story that shaped them. Some are forever damaged while others overcome and grow stronger, despite outside influences. It Ends With Us will also remind you that the children around you are influenced by your behavior; the people that are supposed to love them; and their own experiences.
Supporting characters such as Ryle’s sister, Allysa, and her husband Marshall provide the levity needed and prevent you from being dragged too far down. Allysa and Marshall present a perfectly polished relationship, for others to admire, while the reader is allowed to see the goods and sads of their marriage. Allysa is an unbelievable best friend to Lily and stays true to her role.
It may be easy to judge others until you find yourself walking in their shoes. I’ve read books about child abuse, physical abuse in erotica books, but this was my first read that clearly painted pictures of domestic violence against wives and why they stay with their abusers. It Ends With Us sank deep into my soul and I give Colleen Hoover a standing ovation for her commitment to bring to light some of her darkest hours.
Rating:Top Shelf, YA readers, you must read this book!
Matthew Quick is an amazing story teller and in Every EThis and more reviews at The Book Bar.co
Rating:Top Shelf, YA readers, you must read this book!
Matthew Quick is an amazing story teller and in Every Exquisite Thing he treats us to multiple stories within one book. Not only does he address the struggles of youth, but he tells a young lady's story so perfectly. Feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders is something that everyone is going to experience, but when a child, just beginning the last year of high school, starts to drown under the pressures, her saving hand is truly unique and educational.
Every Exquisite Thing is fast paced and full of experiences we all face(d) while growing up. I read the ARC version and I was taken aback when I first saw how many chapters there were, but they read more like journal entries; hitting all the good stuff and getting straight to the point.
Words of wisdom, words that Nanette needs at this pivotal time of her life, come from aged and former author, Nigel Booker. Booker is full of strength and his encouragement to define her own path in life is inspirational. His crotchety attitude toward discussion about his one and only book and the mainstream lifestyle bond he and Nannette and she is empowered by his suggestions every time they meet. However, the reason why he's determined to steer conversation away from his book, a book that Nanette uses somewhat as a bible to solve her inner dilemmas, has caused Booker nothing by conflict since he first published it.
Write what you know is evident in The Bubblegum Reaper. I loved how this became an after thought. It was addressed over and over, that Booker doesn't want to discuss his book, but Quick makes us look the other way and try to see the positive in the conversations Booker has with Nanette. Not until everything starts to fall apart do we see that maybe Booker wrote about what affected him so deeply and the past, present, fiction and "non-fiction" collide.
Then it hits you, that Quick is writing about how books, stories and poems affect the reader. How deep they can touch the soul and how the reader is not alone in their thoughts or beliefs. It gives pause before taking off again on the adventure within the story.
The supporting characters are reflective surfaces for Nanette and she takes a chance with all of them. She pushes her boundaries and this shapes her character into someone she can be happy with. Not perfect and definitely not finished, just someone that carries a little less weight on her shoulders so she can work on being present with who she is....more
Rating:TOP SHELF; A perfect summer romance/adventure book
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Rating:TOP SHELF; A perfect summer romance/adventure book
I was so lucky to come across this book at my local Goodwill store. It is an ARC edition sent to bookstore managers from the publishing manager and was first published in 2012. It's beautiful, refreshing cover caught my eye and it's intriguing synopsis immediately took me away to far off places. Beautiful Ruins is full of romance, funny moments, real-life characters (learned a little about Richard Burton and Liz Taylor), and I absolutely fell in love with everything Italy.
Even though his tiny fishing village is not impressive to Pasquale, the detail that Jess Walter writes is breathtaking. Homes built into the sides of cliffs to accommodate the fishermen and their needs; ruins from war that hide treasure for those willing to risk the hike; and travel within Italy, Seattle, Idaho, L.A., and Scotland. Every detail enhances the experience you have with these characters.
The setting and characters are so well developed that I was able to pick the book up after brief intermissions, and I remembered every character. There was no back tracking, only a desire to know more about each character. Pasquale is a passionate, innocent, beautiful man, who needed a push to find happiness in his life. Dee (Debora) is like many of us; wanting to be successful at a dream but often having the dream interrupted. She accepts her new journey, never regretting the direction life took her. The fishermen of Porto Vergogna are seasoned and full of life. They represent everything that Pasquale wants to get a way from, but always there when Pasquale needs them. The "antagonist" is the revered and forgotten producer, Michael Deane. When he was first starting off, he did what he had to do to get the movies made and make money. Unfortunately, every quick fix changed the characters future. Who knows what may have happened if he never got involved in the personal lives of the celebrities and the ones touched by his presence.
Beautiful Ruins ending was perfect and it makes me smile to know that after all that time, after all the life that Pasquale and Dee ended up living apart, that they were still connected to each other to the end. I love reminiscing about Pasquale's journey and the struggle to do and say what he feels. The events that unfolded before him, in that brief moment in time, helped make him the man he is later on in life. Dee was sweet and honest (except for her age) and did what she thought was right, even though her heart may have wanted something else.
Even though I did put it down a couple times to read/review other books, coming back to Beautiful Ruins was easy. Almost every chapter is a "spin-off" of the main characters' former & recent lives. It all comes together at the end and you feel like you know every character personally because you know about their life and the struggle they overcome to get to their Happy Ever After. Pick up this book before you head out on your own journey or vacation. Grab it to get away and experience a journey of a lifetime right at home. Read this book before the movie is made, because you don't have to be Michael Deane to know that Beautiful Ruins to going to be a box office hit!...more
Lindy Zart is a master of story telling and she can place you in the setting, side by side with the characters, as a silent observer. You’re not being told a story, you’re living it. Steady as the Snow Falls comes to life inside your imagination, but the happily ever after will rest in the heart of the reader. It’s poetic and romantic, frustrating and sad. Lindy Zart’s Steady As The Snow Falls is a powerful and emotional quest for warmth in the coldest of circumstances.
"I want to spend forever with you,” he whispered against her lips. “And you will,” she promised. “Your forever, not mine.” Beth took a shuddering breath, resting her forehead on his mouth. In a clear voice she informed him, “Forever is forever, Harrison.” Steady As The Snow Falls. Zart, Lindy. 2016. ARC provided by author.
I loved the strong heroine, Beth, who just wants Harrison to be happy, even though her own ‘forbidden’ attraction for him begins to blossom. She considers all her options and facts. Educating herself on how to live in the now, and accept the forever. Beth prepares herself to love Harrison physically, as well as to emotionally love and let go.
"I’ll never stop writing your story, Harrison. I’ll write and write; until my fingers cramp up, and my heart overflows, and my mind goes numb, and I’ll still write. I’ll write you into every day of my life.” Steady As The Snow Falls. Zart, Lindy. 2016. ARC provided by author.
Harrison, full of secrets and bottled-up emotion, doesn’t need a sympathetic shoulder, but a strong hand to help him out of the darkness. Beth is the perfect contrast to his resigning and cold behavior. She has light and energy; she sees the beauty in the surroundings and in the struggle. Harrison has a plan, but I think he unconsciously saw the error in his ‘life of solitude’ and decided to seek out someone who would listen and understand his story. Beth is constant and smart and her personality shouts back at Harrison when he needs someone to tell him he’s wrong and there is a better life to be lived.
"What does dancing have to do with the book?” he asked her back. Grinning, she picked up her pace, swinging her arms. “I can write it into the story. ‘Harrison wouldn’t dance, but that didn’t mean the music didn’t move him….’” Steady As The Snow Falls. Zart, Lindy. 2016. ARC provided by author.
Steady As The Snow Falls is a romance for all of us. You never know what you’re going to get out of the relationship until you try. Beth is brave with her insistence and Harrison has a heart of gold behind his stoic, secretive exterior.
"I want you so bad, bad enough that I could die tomorrow if I was guaranteed all of tonight with you. Any night. All the nights,” Harrison whispered. Steady As The Snow Falls. Zart, Lindy. 2016. ARC provided by author.
I love how I can feel the chill in the air and the crunch of the snow, but at the same time follow along with a realistic romance. I didn’t sob like I did for “Take Care, Sara” (that will forever be my ‘ugly cry’ book), but for me, Steady As The Snow Falls was beautiful. The characters are strong-willed and smart and I didn’t feel like the end was looming, but a start to a beautiful beginning. I normally provide quotes to back up my statements/reviews, but I had so many, that some are here and I will post the others as book quote/art on our social media pages....more
Rating:TOP SHELF, a 'ready for the big screen' novel, with a poetic twist
I inhaled this book. I was so caughtThis and more reviews at The Book Bar.co
Rating:TOP SHELF, a 'ready for the big screen' novel, with a poetic twist
I inhaled this book. I was so caught up in the perfect combination of fame and humility, lust and love, pain and healing. Our heroine, Seraphina (Sera), knows that her success rests on her next big book, but her hometown breaks down her armor and helps her find what really makes her happy. It's not only a boy that saves her, but her past and her loved ones. She has a haunted childhood secret that she's only told on pages and a lot of her "running" and "hiding" molded her into the thirty-something she is presently, and it makes her sad. She doesn't want to run and hide from any of it anymore.
I loved the sounds of the house now. Maybe I could stitch up my wounds with these new sounds J.R. Rogue. Burning Muses (Kindle Locations 856-857). Radiant Sky Publishing Group.
Sera knows that one night stands and a non-commitment attitude can keep emotional situations at arms length. She knows that acting upon her desire to forever change the relationship between herself and her mom's housekeeper, Chace, is a terrible idea. This makes for a books full of sexual tension. She lists all the reasons "why they shouldn't" and each reason helps break apart why she keeps men and relationships and love out of her life.
He was not the type to tell someone to receive attention. He did it simply because he was good. I wanted to be good the way he was good. I was grim grey toned morals and sin, someone who wore bruises since they were 10-years-old. J.R. Rogue. Burning Muses (Kindle Locations 895-897). Radiant Sky Publishing Group.
Chace appears to be the complete opposite to Sera, but he's loved her ever since he read her words. Chase is funny and direct and wears his heart on his sleeve. You feel for him and want him to be happy, but you also fear that Sera is going to shut down her connection to him, like she's done to other men, and you don't want Chace to get hurt more than he already has.
Chace pulled back, and looked down at me. His gaze was penetrating. “I like you,” he said, simply. We both knew there was nothing simple about those words. I stared back. We had stopped dancing. Couples zipped passed us, most likely shooting daggers at us. I didn’t care. “I like you, too.” “More than a friend,” he stated. His tone was confident. His eyes were not. “Me too.” I felt something release inside of me. I had said it. Not to myself, not to Kat. To him. Everything would change. “Okay,” he replied. It was all I needed. He pulled me close again. J.R. Rogue. Burning Muses (Kindle Locations 1698-1703). Radiant Sky Publishing Group.
When these two get together, it's like a white-hot fire, even though it's nothing overtly sexual. Instead, it's the confessions they share and the time they spend learning more about each other and their hurtful pasts. Of course, there is "the chase" and it's so good.
Me: Ok, I won’t text you anymore. Play on. Chace: As you wish. Did this kid just quote The Princess Bride to me? J.R. Rogue. Burning Muses (Kindle Locations 502-504). Radiant Sky Publishing Group.
Finally, fame rears it's ugly head and ruins everything that Sera hoped was building up into something that she could hold on to. Misunderstandings and hurt feelings tear Chace and Sera apart and this is where Rouge's linguistic gift comes into play. Sera shares with us the poetry that's been flowing from her since her encounters with Chace, only these are lines from a broken heart.
The poems made a knot in my chest because I felt so sorry for these two. One that wants to love and the other that doesn't know how. It's really depressing part of the book and the entire environment changes with Sera's mood.
Now, I ached. I ached in places I didn’t know existed. My body didn’t want to function. And yet, the world was still turning. I couldn’t fathom the fucking ‘how’ of it all. I simply wanted to stay in bed. Soulmates. I believed in that word now. This year I became a believer. What a bitch that was. J.R. Rogue. Burning Muses (Kindle Locations 2669-2671). Radiant Sky Publishing Group.
You know there is going to be a happy ending. There had to be because these two were like two pieces of a puzzle that finally found each other. They belonged together. You just needed to peel away all the layers of the past to finally fit. Burning Muses was fun and an emotional roller coaster. I loved the banter between Sera and her girlfriend Kat (this book is the first in a series for all the characters), the realness between a mom and daughter, and the heartache before the heal. You need to read this story and then grab her book of poetry, La Douleur Exquise, to continue to feel the ache and desire of two hearts that are meant to be together....more
I mentally prepared myself for this book. Other reviews talked about stocking up on tissues and readying yourself for an ugly cry. I really enjoy novels that teeter on romance, but life gets in the way. The reader has to face reality and hopefully apply what they may have learned to their own life. Me Before You (which, this title alone opens all kinds of interpretations) had me from the start. Louisa Clark, Lou, was such an amazing character that blossomed in a steady, beautiful way. She gains confidence and develops a love for herself. Will came off like a beast at first, but as we got to know him and his heart-touching dedication to Lou, it will be difficult to forget this character. I closed this book and examined the 'what-ifs'. I didn't cry, however Me Before You helps build a stronger connection to the people and passions in my life and definitely made me grateful for every day I am given.
You feel sorry for Louisa's family & financial circumstances, although they all make the most of what they have. You know deep down that she's unhappy with her romantic life, but making the most of that as well. Her comfort zone has enveloped her to the point of suffocation, but she accepts it to avoid the uncontrollable unknown. She doesn't feel the need to leave her quaint village or move out of her parents house, even though she has opportunity to do so. Dire financial circumstances have her accepting a job to be Will's caregiver and her steady life is gradually forced to improve and expand. You are sure she's going to turn everything around and everything she's ever wanted will fall into place, only to realize that she can't control everything.
I can't imagine being a quadriplegic and having people wait on me and make sure I don't decay before their eyes. Two years after a devastating accident, Will believes that he's a detriment to the ones that are struggling to keep him alive and he feels that his new life is too much to bear. His family won't come out and say it, but they dwell on how much longer they can go on like this. Lou is forward and funny and it's a complete contrast to Will & his family's routine. Although you feel he doesn't want to get involved, make any attachment to Lou, something changes and it becomes his mission to make Lou realize how much more there is to life. A life that he can no longer partake in, no matter how hard "Clark" tries. He isn't really living his former life through Louisa, but takes satisfaction in knowing that she is opening up to the possibilities.
It becomes such an amazing, heart-warming transformation that these two characters make together and you want the book to finish on this happy note. Superman is allowed to love again with the help of the Heroine (Lois Lane), who needed the confidence to make the first move. But she can't rescue him because in real life, shit happens, and Will knows this. You will have ups and downs, love and loss, and you have to move on. C'est la vie.
It hurt. It still hurts. And you can listen to both sides of the argument and find very valid points and maybe you sway more to one side than the other, but ultimately you know, you opinion can't be forced onto others. Jojo Moyes helped make this very painful circumstance even more tangible when Louisa's sister, Katrina, equated Lou's pain to losing her own young son. The gutted feeling of when you love something so much and then it's gone, forever. I am sure, like me, (almost) every mom has felt this gripping pain in their chest from this very thought.
There is a moment when you think that there will be twist of hope. Instead the pain, the heart break, is lessened, but still there. It's a beautiful ending and I can't wait until the movie comes out this summer, 2016. Plus, if you're like me and love Louisa Clark's personality, Jojo Moyes wrote a continuation to Lou's new life without Will in, After You. ...more
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These stories are sweet, set in beautiful locales, and loaded with love. You should read Geoducks before so you really get to know all about the characters, however, you can pretty much read these as a quickie romance.
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You'll love the smooth writing, relaxing scenes, hilarious dialogue, and the intense connections these characters share.
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Tarryn Fisher wrote some of my top reads from 2015, and I count on her to enlighten me by throwing me into the dark. Mud Vein & Marrow were gripping, mysterious, disturbing and a fantastic break from a TBR of traditional romance reads. When chapter one released, I smiled and knew she wouldn't let me down. F*ck Love is a Romance, but with mysterious twists, angst, and humor, combined with Fisher's tattoo inspiring words of wisdom.
"The day I fell in love with you was the first day you found yourself. You weren't even mine yet."F*ck Love. Fisher, Tarryn. ARC provided by Author, 2016
It's perfect. Helena, our heroine, is in love with the man of her dream, a dream that is so believable but contrary to everything she thought she wants in life. The passionate premonition is nothing like the modest life she has with her current boyfriend and accounting interest. However, after the dream, she is more aware of her current lifestyle and the affect Kit has on her, romantically and motivationally. The overwhelming urge to make the dream come true is stoked by Kit's obvious attraction to her. But, the story lies in Helena becoming a confident, self-reliant woman before she can have her HEA.
It feels all wrong. Our fingers don't fit well together. His hands are large, his fingers broad. My hand feels stretched and awkward in his. Della always says that hands should fit together like puzzle pieces. Hers and Kit's fit. She told me that! F*ck Love. Fisher, Tarryn. ARC provided by Author, 2016
A love triangle involving Helena and her best friend since high school, Della, is extremely tricky. Helena and Kit tread lightly, causing great angst and throbbing heartache. So much, that Helena moves to Washington, chasing a ghost of Kit when she couldn't have the real one. There, she befriends Kit's last love and begins to develop a passion for the new experiences and exploration. The story becomes brighter and more tangible. Helena's description of what she experiences makes it obvious that she loves her new life. Discovering herself also has her reevaluating her friendly, but toxic relationship with Della.
"Let people feel the weight of who you really are, and let them fucking deal with it." F*ck Love. Fisher, Tarryn. ARC provided by Author, 2016
The love, not lust, between Helena and Kit is very Shakespearean; realistic circumstances keep them from coming together. It's becomes completely possible that they aren't going to end up together. She is more open and honest with the people she meets and finds their insight to be influential to how she should live her life. You can only run away from what your heart really wants for so long. Make sure it's what you want. If you're life is missing passion and truth, reevaluate your goals. Kit tries, Helena tries, but sometimes, life is but a dream... and timing is everything.
"The best kind of love is the love that isn't supposed to happen." F*ck Love. Fisher, Tarryn. ARC provided by Author, 2016
QUOTES that are absolutely mind-blowing!:
I know that life is not simple because I am not simple. In fact, I am learning that I am more than simple and less than normal. F*ck Love. Fisher, Tarryn. ARC provided by Author, 2016
I'm backing away from the window when I walk into something. Kit. He grips the top of my arms to steady me. I tingle where he touches me. I'm allergic to nuts. F*ck Love. Fisher, Tarryn. ARC provided by Author, 2016
I'm a tiger in bed. Right out of one of my smutty novels with the embracing couples on the cover. That's a lie, but only to myself. F*ck Love. Fisher, Tarryn. ARC provided by Author, 2016
Timing is everything when you're about to tell someone you dreamed him into your heart. F*ck Love. Fisher, Tarryn. ARC provided by Author, 2016
"Thank you, Jesus; thank you, Harry," I say. F*ck Love. Fisher, Tarryn. ARC provided by Author, 2016
"It's cool," she says. "I got you; it's the ripples." I can't tell if she's covering her true feelings, but she just included me in her art - and I like that. F*ck Love. Fisher, Tarryn. ARC provided by Author, 2016
I'd gasp, except he can't possibly be right. Can he? Also, gasping is for damsels, and I'm a gangster. F*ck Love. Fisher, Tarryn. ARC provided by Author, 2016
"You know," June says, "she's so insecure, it almost makes her ugly. Like, she's so unsure of herself, you become unsure of her too." F*ck Love. Fisher, Tarryn. ARC provided by Author, 2016