Author: Tarryn Fisher
Publisher by: Independent
Published on: December 31, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 257
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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.
“The best kind of love is the love that isn’t supposed to happen.”
It’s been a while since I’ve read a Tarryn Fisher book. I loved the Love Me With Me With Lies series but Marrow and Mud Vein are still chilling in my TBR purgatory ( I swear I will get to them soon-ish). I was genuinely excited to read F*ck Love. The cover and synopsis called to me but I went in with no expectations. Tarryn did not disappoint. As always her writing was engaging with a unique voice that kept me infatuated until the end. I loved this story more than I initially anticipated. This wasn’t a cookie cutter romance, it was complex, it was madness at times, and I loved every bit.
To fall in love with a boy is one thing, but to fall in love with your best friend’s boy because of a dream is … well, I’m f*cked.
I can’t and don’t want to say too much about the plot because it would give too much away. I will say the story centers on Helena. She’s a twenty-something year old who’s weeks away from graduating with her accounting degree. She has her life planned out and she’s on the cusps of a brand new chapter in her life. She has a small inner circle consisting of her long term boyfriend Neil and her best friend Della. An event, an epiphany of sorts happen in Helena’s life and she begins to question things about her life and herself. She also finds herself falling for Kit, Della’s new boyfriend.
This book didn’t feel extremely angsty but I was invested in how it would end. I did want Kit and Helena together. I wasn’t sure how or if it would happen. There were some definite similarities to The Opportunist, but there was also some major differences. It was interesting to see how Helena battled her growing feelings for Kit and the changes in her life. There were moments that I wanted to shake sense into a character or tell them to man up, but it kept me reading.
“I don’t have a good reason, except something about me responds to something about you.”
What I liked most about the book was Helena herself. In some ways, I saw similarities between Helena and myself. She was a beautiful mess. Her outward self was different from her inner thoughts. She was awkward at times, her thoughts were random, she was overly curious, but she was loyal, smart, and caring. She made me laugh and I actually cared what would happen to her and what would happen next in the book. This was a fascinating story of self discovery and love and it was filled with humor. This was not a story everyone will love or like. Yet, there was something about that I truly connected with and I won’t soon forget it. #ThisMuggleLovedHelena
Life is but a carousel of four seasons. Unpredictable for the most part. Happy. Unhappy. Content. Searching. Mess up the order, and they still rebound at one point or another.