April 12, 2016
"I grew up to be a goddamn cliché." ~ pg. 11
I was first introduced to author Tarryn Fisher when I read the Never Never trilogy she co-authored. She welcomes stalking, so I checked out her other books and noticed all had thousands of positive ratings. Clearly I have been under my mystery genre rock and missing out. F*ck Love stood out with its beautiful cover of red roses crushed by black manicured nails so I chose to read it next.
Fans of Emily Giffin's Something Borrowed/Something Blue, Judy Blume's Summer Sisters and Alice Clayton's Wallbanger will really like F*ck Love. Falling in love with your best friend's boyfriend, main character with a snarky voice and chick lit worth reading on a nice spring day.
"I had a dream that made me take a closer look at a guy I was otherwise ignoring." ~ pg. 161
Helena has fallen in love with her dream man, literally. Too bad he is dating her best friend. Helena tries to do the right thing and consider others until her dreams get in the way of her reality.
We've all been there having a dream stuck in our mind for days. But to not shake it? To want the dream to be so real that you change your life to match the dream? Seems a bit extra. I am not a big romance reader but to flip the script like this and say f*ck love, f*ck everybody in love and f*ck plans...I am here for it.
"How can words like that not exercise your heart?" ~ pg. 151
Tarryn Fisher is no fluke. I love her writing style. I felt like the main character in F*ck Love was one of my good friends calling me up with a "Girl, let me tell you..." story. No lengthy descriptions. No extra words to stretch the book and make it longer. No unnecessary chapters. This author understands that simple is more!
Title: F*ck Love
Author: Tarryn Fisher
Published: December 2015
Challenge: Popsugar Romance Set in the Future; Bookish Kill Your TBR—Read Based on the Cover