Release Date: May 15, 2019
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.
F*ck Marriage is an emotionally heavy novel that gets at the core of relationships, marriage, and what happens after they end.
Fisher’s novels have always been emotionally poignant and genuine in their portrayal of love and relationships. The emotions bleed from the pages and not a moment goes by where what Fisher presents doesn’t feel earned. F*ck Marriage is no exception.
F*ck Marriage follows Billie as she returns to New York after her devastating divorce. She’s got a plan with the only goal being revenge, but things go array when her ex-husband’s best friend enters the picture.
What I loved most about F*ck Marriage was Billie. All her thoughts and actions read as genuine. She’s a woman scorned and on a war path to exact her vengeance.
The dialogue throughout the entire novel is spectacular. Again, there isn’t a moment where the dialogue feels robotic or contrived. It flows smoothly from character to character regardless of the nature of the scene, so mundane scenes flow just as well as the emotionally heavy ones.
The chemistry between the Billie and Satcher is subtly electric from their first meeting onwards as it gains momentum. It’s apparent where the story is headed from that first interaction, but the path it takes is not at all what I expected. For this reason, F*ck Marriage is an incredible romance novel.
Overall, F*ck Marriage is another Fisher novel in a long line of novels that proves her writing skills are second to none.