Title: F*ck Love
Author: Tarryn Fisher
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
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.
F*ck Love by Tarryn Fisher was a really interesting read, all I could think about was boy! How often can a girl get knocked down in one book? First her boyfriend cheats on her and gets another girl pregnant, then the boy she falls for is her best-friends boyfriend and then her best-friend gets pregnant…
Seriously, when can Helena catch a break?!
F*ck Love is the polar opposite of the fairy-tale love story because Helena meets her prince, but her prince is with someone else, at all times I was left questioning if this would end with a happy ending. You are kept on your toes at all times, just when you think everything is going ok. WRONG. It isn’t, but I should expect this from a book called F*ck Love right?
The content of F*ck Love is actually really interesting and unique, Tarryn Fisher incorporates dreams into the book. At the beginning I actually thought I was about to read a Young Adult Fantasy novel featuring time travellers, whereas it actually starts with Helena having a very realistic dream, one which causes her to see herself in a new light and change herself. She leaves behind the old Helena who wanted to do accountancy and was much organised to become a more creative person, living in the now moment surrounding herself with culture. I say culture because of her decision to live with Greer, who is an artist.
In terms of characters, I would say I had mixed feelings about a few. Well two in particular, firstly Kit. Book boyfriend material? I think so, but I also hate him. I hate how he is so honourable and sticks with Della because she is pregnant, I just felt like she was trapping him. I really wanted him to finally get with Helena so they could have a happy ever after. Therefore I hate him entirely for my own selfish reasons.
The second character who I wasn’t a fan off was Della herself, she is supposed to be Helena’s best-friend but it’s really odd how she got so close to Neil that she knew he was cheating on her best-friend for a year and never said anything? Straight from the get go I was like nope, not a fan. Her character also felt very manipulative, basically Tarryn Fisher is so good at writing that I can feel real emotions of hatred towards her characters and love for others.
F*ck love is actually my first experience with Tarryn Fisher as a lone author, I have read 2 of the Never Never books by herself and Colleen Hoover which I am a fan off. Her writing style is really easy to get to and she paints the picture of her settings wonderfully therefore as a reader you think you are there in Ports Townsend alongside Kit and Helena. Should I take this moment to also say nice touch on the use of unique names, unique names for a unique book, I like it Tarryn.
I would personally give F*ck Love 5 stars because I just felt like it was so brilliantly unique, this is unlike anything I have ever read before and the concept was rather realistic. As much as I would like to meet my future husband just on the street and live happily ever after with no worries, I know that’s not going to happen. Unless Theo James, Douglas Booth or Leonardo Dicaprio [It’s hard to decide] get a taste for a small rural town surrounded by countryside in England. Fingers crossed for me guys…
Alongside my love for the theme and content of the book itself I have to mention my love for the cover as well, I love the cover art how the hand is gripping the petals of the red roses crunching them up. I think it works really well with the content of the story and just drives home that this book isn’t going to give you that happy ending straight away, you have to work for it.
Let me know in the comments if you have read F*ck Love and what your thoughts were of it. Also feel free to leave recommendations of books for me to try!