F*ck Love by Tarryn Fisher: Review

28601248Title: F*ck Love
Author: Tarryn Fisher
Source: Purchased

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.

I don't know how I feel about this book. I started it late at night and ended up reading it in one sitting, suffering for it the next day. There is no denying that I couldn't put it down but it definitely frustrated me and has left me confused about how to even rate it. I was surprised when I went to my Goodreads and found I actually read this back in 2016. I don't remember it, at all. I didn't remember whilst reading it which isn't a good thing. A book shouldn't be that forgettable.

Image result for get your shit together gifI found a mini review that I did for the book way back in 2016 where I said it was okay and kept me reading but I hate books where the main characters are completely incapable of getting their shit together. STILL TRUE! This is such a readable book, the kind of book you can read in one sitting, that doesn't stop it being utterly frustrating.

F*ck Love follows Helena Conway, a woman who has a dream one night where she's married to her best friend's boyfriend, they have a child together and she suddenly knows how to draw. This dream suddenly makes her question her entire life and she finds herself suddenly falling in love with a guy she had no interest in, taking art classes and changing her whole life. Yup, it is about as dumb as it sounds.

Image result for harry potter reference gifIt isn't all bad though, it was a book I devoured in one sitting. The writing is solid, I definitely want to read more by Tarryn Fisher. The Harry Potter references are EVERYTHING! The main character is that girl who loves HP so much that she can throw a reference in to any situation. So... ME! I loved the Harry Potter references.

The negatives are that clearly the story is forgettable, which I can say quite confidently as I completely forgot reading it. The characters are beyond frustrating, they can't seem to get their shit together at all. I can't explain why I didn't like this without spoilers so skip to the rating if you don't want to know.


I hate the whole pregnancy as a plot device and a way to conveniently keep two people apart. The first time that Kit and Helena almost get together, Kit reveals that Della is pregnant. She then conveniently has a miscarriage, giving them another chance. The next time they almost get together Kit receives a phone call that, guess what, Della is pregnant again. I hate the whole 'I have to stay... for the BABY!' as if a baby growing up with parents who are just together because they have a baby is a healthy home for a child. It isn't. So then we have a guy marrying someone else, whilst in love with a different person. That doesn't make you a valiant gentleman, it makes you an asshole.