on December 31, 2015
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Helena Conway has fallen in love.
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.
“We are only given one life. You want to waste it waging war against yourself, go right ahead. Or you can fight for what you want.”
An interesting, vivid tale that I thoroughly enjoyed.
I have been a longtime fan of Ms. Tarryn Fisher and this story was just another hit for me. One of the things I appreciate the most about her writing style is how much detail she packs into her books, and this one was no exception to that rule. From the cut of the characters’ clothing to the wonderful setting, nothing was too ordinary to be included in this story. Because of this, I could perfectly imagine every scene playing out in my mind. Tarryn’s descriptions were simply that vivid and well done!
F*ck Love isn’t a romance book in the usual sense. The story is unique to me and I have to mention it was well written and told in a fashion that left me in awe up until the finale was revealed. I enjoyed reading all the parts coming together and even found the twisty plot to be refreshingly different.
I love how Helena and Kit’s friendship changed and grew in this book. It was so painfully realistic. Their blossoming romance is steely and confusing at first, considering the circumstances but their passion was bright hot sizzling. The way Tarryn wrote their story makes me get a lump in my throat just thinking about it. Those little nuances and small moments that Tarryn just gets right. So right that it hurts.
There were also moments when I have to stop and think about the real essence of the book. The message is LOUD and CLEAR.
“If you want extraordinary love, you need to fight for it.”
The tides of life won’t always bring you back ashore — sometimes, you have to row yourself over. Often, nothing changes until you change it. Just waiting around for something to happen, lamenting that it isn’t, wishing, hoping, praying for it to change, doesn’t always ensure that it will. Go, move, act, and speak. Your days are slipping by you, and every day you spend in the mediocre is another you miss in the extraordinary.
Life is unimaginably short and passes even faster than that; there will be enough average things in your life. Don’t let love be one of them. Sometimes, extraordinary love isn’t easy (it usually never is) but in one way or another, it is always worth it.
F*ck Love is a story with depth, heart and grit. This isn’t a fluffy book; it has teeth and it’s meaty, and it’s well worth spending time with. I highly recommend this to readers who are looking for a strong, plot and character based story, readers who want to cry and have their heart torn out. Give this one a try, Bravo!
This is one of the hardest reviews I think I’ve had to write. I loved this book. Loved it until the end. That’s when I wanted to scream. F*ck Love gutted me to the core. I felt like Tarryn’s words were wrapped around my heart and squeezing the life out of it. I’m a literary masochist. The more turmoil, angst and hatred throughout the story, the better. Well, Tarryn Fisher is the Queen of Literary Sadism. Her words formed a story that made me weep, question whether or not I wanted an HEA, and overall fall in love with the characters while they took their journey in life. I walked away from this book with such an emotional attachment to these characters. Tarryn writes a story that you are so enthralled in that you feel like you are there. This was my first solo Tarryn Fisher book, and I can guarantee that it will not be my last. Bring on the pain!
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