F*ck Marriage by Tarryn Fisher
Published by Self-published on May 15, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.
If you enjoy messed up entangled relationships – this is the book for you. This has lots of plots twist and plenty of angst to keep you turning the pages.
F*ck Marriage is told in three parts with the majority of the story is told from the heroine, Billie’s POV. Determined not to let her divorce impact her life anymore than it already has, she assumes another persona, now preferring to be known as Wendy. She hoped this would allow her to become a stronger and more carefree person. I liked Billie, but at times her poor judgement failed to impress me. Thank goodness for her friends who came to Billie’s rescue a few times, especially Satcher.
For such an aggressive title, the story contained lots of welcome and lovely shared wisdom. The plot covers a myriad of connections which would be easier to depict in a van diagram rather than a triangle! I loved the good pace and hated having to stop reading when real life demanded my presence.
When you’re cheated on, you build a house around yourself. You build it strong. The walls are made of Never Again
Now while infidelity is the focus in the story, it occurred in the past. All the characters are more shopping than purchasing if that makes sense. Be cautious not to fall into the trap of assuming, not all is how it seems. Either way, if you have enjoyed Tarryn’s other books, you will not be expecting a sweet dreamy romance.
Her ex husband Wood and his new wife, Pearl didn’t have it easy. Wood had a lot of growing up to do and would benefit from revisiting the fable of the dog and bone. He was inconsistent and made some epic blunders when it came to relationships. That said, Billie was in a better place not being his wife in the long term.
The set up for the blogging enterprise they had was impressive. It was akin to a magazine office set up, vastly different to our humble experience LOL! We are much more relaxed as you may have noticed!
My father always said that there was nothing more beautiful than my mother’s face when she was excited. He was the type of man who, for my entire childhood, went out of his way to get a favorable reaction from his wife, his newest stunt always outdoing his last.
The unassuming star of this story was Satcher. No matter how you were connected to him, he was a hell of a best friend – in every sense of the phrase! I liked him but wanted to scream at him occasionally (insert eye rolling emoji). He had a good mentor in his father who had the role of being a husband totally nailed.
So glad I chose F*ck Marriage to read. My only cause for pause was an unresolved issue at the end which left me wondering if I missed something. It had minimal impact on my overall enjoyment of the story and if anything a yearning to read another Tarryn Fisher book soon.
4 Bless Their Hearts Stars (insert surprised emoji)
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