Helena Conway has fallen in love. Unwillingly. Unwittingly. 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.
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Addicted to any type of Romance/Erotica audio books.
3.5 stars (based on my understanding of the story)
This is not a negative review, even though it may seem like it, it is more about me and my understanding of this book than a reflection on the author, writing style or the story.
I guess maybe I was expecting something a little different. I enjoyed the story but I think maybe I'm just too "beige" sometimes for Tarryn's writing style. I think maybe I see things in black and white and that makes it hard for me to understand the artsy writing style that leaves a story completely up for interpretation. I never seem to get the story the way others do. I liked the characters but I really couldn't connect with them but I think that is just because they were eclectic and I am not, if that makes sense. I did enjoy the story for the most part but I just don't think I "get" her stories as much as I wish I did. I can see how someone who is a little dark and a little bit of a nonconformist would love this story. I however just don't have the mind set to get more from a story than the actual words say. Yes I know, I'm boring.
Anyways, If you like dark and twisty and you like a book that will make you think the entire time you will love this book!
The narration was different for sure. At first I wasn't a fan but as I got to know the main character more I realized the narrator was perfect for her voice!
This is the first book I have ever read by Ms. Fisher and I thoroughly enjoyed her writing style. However, this particular story was hit or miss with me at times. The storyline was interesting and engaging because of its originality but the hero in this story was incredibly unworthy of the life-changing craziness the heroine unnecessarily put herself through.
I feel like I found another new-adult author to add to my list. I look forward to reading more from Tarryn Fisher.
My favorite quote:
“Contrast is important in life. We understand what light is because we can compare it with what we know is dark. Sweet is made sweeter after we eat something bitter. It’s the very same with sadness. And it’s important to experience sadness, to embrace it in order to truly know happiness.”
Not sure what who I was rooting for in that book. In the end, I am content with the outcome, but I was really confused what I wanted for Helena mid-book. Lots of twists and turns and some intriguing characters that give you a lot to ponder.
First time listen for Marisa Vitali and I liked her. She did a great job with all the characters. I didn't like when she said "Helena", but I'm not sure if it's because I hated the name for the character or the way she said it, but other than that- all was good.
I would recommend for a listen.
Native Californian, but lived in TX for 2.5 yrs where I joined a neighborhood book club and never looked back! I listen and read books! After 5 years of raving about audiobooks, I finally got my husband hooked!
I've always liked Tarryn Fisher. She has balls. Her stories aren't conventional. Most times downright disturbing or depressing! Mud Vein and Marrow are perfect examples. Her characters are all flawed, some of them deeply so. It isn't pretty, but like a train wreck, we want to rubberneck to find out what the hell happens.
While F*uck Love seems more light-hearted than previous novels, and does contain a somewhat HEA ending, Fisher I think, thrives on destructive relationships. No one is unscathed or damaged in some way by the end of the story. Isn't this what happens in real life after all? Fisher also has a talent for painting a persons character more by their actions than words (thought process). You don't have to like the characters to like them. I always look forward to her next book, but I am also a little scared too. I like that she can do that to me. While this is not one of my favorites of hers, I still will continue to read her books. I remember her stories, while other authors fade in the abyss of sameness.
The narrator was ok. She was a little flat, but it didn't take away or distract from the story.
I love reading! You can find me at home at night with my face in a book or listening to books during the day while I deliver mail.
I actually read this book a while ago when it first came out, I liked it...but I loved it when I listened to it. Marisa Vitali does a wonderful job with the narration, she had great pacing and made me laugh. This book has some really great one liners! In the book I really did not like Helena's best friend Della, but be prepared to really hate her in the audiobook.
I really like that Helena takes pictures of herself at what she feels are pivotal moments in her life and then titles them.
I also loved how much she used Harry Potter as a reference point to her own life. There's this one line, I don't remember how it went exactly but it was something like she doesn't trust anyone who doesn't believe that Harry Potter isn't the slightest bit real. Love.
At the beginning of the book Helena has this very vivid dream, one where she keeps waiting to wake up from but it just keeps going and going and so when she wakes up she feels this incredible loss because it felt so real - and later in the book things in the dream actually are eerily parallel to real life. She keeps berating herself though because she has a boyfriend and in her dream she was dreaming of a life where she was with her best friend's boyfriend Kit. Then later in the book there is this moment when she tells Kit, 'I had a dream.' And he said, 'So you've said.' And there's such longing in the moment that I felt it myself.
I'm pretty easy to please when it comes to audiobooks, I just need to be entertained. I listen to them while I'm working, so I get through a book a day which I think helps because I get it all in one sitting. Additionally, I was able to follow along pretty well as I had already read the book, so I think that also helped.
I got this book at a discounted rate because I already have the kindle book, so I didn't need to use a credit, but to me it would have been worth it.
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Story was drawn out and really sad. Story took too much time to develop and then it goes down hill
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