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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Review: F*ck Marriage by Tarryn Fisher @darkmarktarryn #bravethebacklist

F*ck Marriage 
by Tarryn Fisher

Publish Date: May 15, 2019
Kindle Edition
307 Pages
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

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 torch for Billie for ten years. When she suddenly returns to New York a single woman, he can't believe his good fortune. But convincing her to walk away from her heartache is proving more difficult than Satcher anticipated. A changed woman, Billie's only goal is revenge.

My Review:

I don't know if I'm just a sucker for romance these days or if because I tend to read them fairly sparingly that they just kinda drop kick my heart.  Maybe it's because I pick amazing authors who don't put a lot of erotica in it but do put a lot of humor for levity that I thoroughly enjoy.  

After reading F*ck Love by Fisher, I knew I had to up F*ck Marriage up on my TBR list and here we are.  As always, these are fairly predictable but dangit - I do so enjoy how they get there.  This one went sideways in a couple of parts that I didn't see so that was also a nice surprise.

Relationships are hard.  Marrying someone when you're not entirely sure is hard.  Not marrying someone because you're not entirely sure is hard.  Walking away from a past that seems to still be a huge part of you is HARD.  I've been the person to call off the wedding.  I've been the person who has repeatedly gone back to the ex.  "Sometimes God brings an ex back into your life to see if you're still stupid."  Well, I'm almost always stupid.  Or big hearted? Or just prefer the known to the unknown? Who knows but Billie was certainly relatable on a thousand points and I adored her.

Her relationships with Woods and Satcher (these names though....) were fun to read about.  Every person in this felt extremely human and dangit - it makes me want that fairy tale.  Even though this ISN'T about the fairy tale - it rings true to a point of wanting that person who just loves you for you.  But how do you know who YOU really are? Aren't we all ever evolving?

ARGH. Ok - let me stop babbling.  There are definitely some issues with this book - there are way too many coincidences and things that spill together that make this world they're in (albeit NYC) extremely small.  I did kind of roll my eyes when once again here's another thing that seemed to be a bit too convenient for the sake of the story line.  BUT this is also what I pretty much expect from these types of reads - and also why I go back to them.  Like Billie, I like to know what I'm expecting.  I'm a bit unsure how I feel about seeing the different perspectives as it was unexpected and a bit of a slap.... buuuuuuut, I still couldn't help but feel all the feels.

Would this be a normal 4 star read had it been in a genre I typically read all the time? I don't honestly know.  What I do know is that regardless of any issues, I felt my heart strings pulled, I laughed at the comedic parts, I felt for Billie because I get her childish but human actions and reactions. So yeah, I liked it. There. 

I'm gonna go drink a lemon drop and I promise not to forget the ice.


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