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Yara Phillips is a wandering muse.

She dates men who need her, but always moves on to something new, never staying in one place for very long.

David Lisey is in need of a muse.

A talented musician lacking lyrical inspiration. When he first sees her, he knows he’s found what he’s been looking for.

Yara believes she can give David exactly what he needs to reach his full potential:

A broken heart.

David’s religion is love.

Yara’s religion is heartache.

Neither is willing to surrender, but religion always requires sacrifice.

 

Yara’s Yesterday Spotify List:

https://open.spotify.com/user/1226318453/playlist/6h5mCg008D4VxjkWuudzQ7

 

Dear Yara,

The bands in London, November 12th. Want to catch up?

David

So casual. So nonchalant. You’d think we were only acquaintances, that we’d once sipped a couple of beers together instead of tattooing love on our skin and reciting marriage vows. I read the e-mail again and analyze the shit out of it. How can I not? I count out the words: thirteen. The punctuation: four. His name, my name. A flippant, casual turn of phrase: catch up. In the end, there’s only so much psychoanalyzing you can do to a thirteen-word e-mail. I move on with my life, feeling rather pathetic. But not before I e-mail him back. And okay, sure, I don’t move on with my life. What does that even entail? Forgetting? Forgiving? Being happy? Besides, I know what he wants to talk about. I know why he’s coming.

Hi David,

Yeah, sounds good. Let me know when and where.

Yara

My e-mail is a word shorter.

I’m that petty.

 

Tarryn was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. She immigrated to America with her parents when she was thirteen, and spent the next eighteen years in South Florida where she earned her degree in Psychology, wrote her first novel, and had two children. In 2012, on a whim, she moved her family to Seattle, Washington where she currently makes her home safely away from the sun. Tarryn is the founder of Guise of the Villain, a fashion blog, and has written eleven published novels. Tarryn is a Slytherin.

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COVER REVEAL | Bad Mommy by Tarryn Fisher

“I can be a better you.”

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COVER BY THE TALENTED MURPHY RAE OF  Indie Solutions by Murphy Rae

THAT TAG LINE ALONE WINS IT! If you know me, you would know that I love all things TF. You just don’t know what she’ll come up with next. Her mind is like a smorgasbord of ideas and thoughts. The only thing you need to do is be prepared to be wowed. And look at this cover! This is seriously badass. I love how the woman seems to be out of control, like she’s going on a downward spiral. I love the intensity of her features and the less colors used on the cover makes it stand out even more. But the eyes seriously creep me out. Knowing TF, it was probably done on purpose. 

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Almost every day is a very bad day when you’re twenty-seven, your tits are starting to sag, there are lines creeping in around your eyes, and you realize that no one would like you if they actually knew who you really were. Fig Coxbury is fed up with her life: her cheating ex-husband, the excess fat around her waist, and most of all, her loneliness.

When Fig chances upon Jolene Avery, the embodiment of everything she’s ever wanted to be, Fig befriends her out of curiosity.

Fig soon begins to emulate all aspects of Jolene’s life, because when you find someone who knows exactly who they are, you can’t help but want to be just like them.

Or in Fig’s case… become them.

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ARE YOU FREAKIN’ EXCITED OR WHAT?

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#Day1 – 3 Days, 3 Quotes.

3 days, 3 quotes

Sooooo, being a newbie blogger, this is my first ever blog tag and it’s something I really look forward to doing.

So thank you very much to https://shannonmccrackenx.wordpress.com/ for tagging me to do this challenge.

The rules are quite simple:

Thank the person who nominated you.

Post a quote for three consecutive days.

Nominate three new bloggers each day.

SIMPLE, EH?

I am such a huge Tarryn Fisher fan that my first quote will be something from one of the most gut wrenching, soul stirring books I have read, Mud Vein.

“There is a string that connects us that is not visible to the eye. Maybe every person has more than one soul they are connected to, and all over the world there are those invisible strings… Maybe the chances that you’ll find each and every one of your soul mates is slim. But sometimes you’re lucky enough to stumble across one. And you feel a tug. And it’s not so much a choice to love them though their flaws and through your differences, but rather you love them without even trying. You love their flaws.”

Mud Vein

Reading this quote brings back all the feels, EVERY.SINGLE.TIME! I’m just waiting for my paperback copy and will do a re-read.

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Looking forward to reading everybody else’s favorite quotes. I’ll be back tomorrow for my second one.

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Never Never #3 by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

“Trust your gut. Not your heart, because it’s a people pleaser, and not your brain, because it relies too heavily on logic.”

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Blurb via Goodreads:

Together, Silas Nash and Charlize Wynwood must look deeper into the past to find out who they were and who they want to be. With time ticking down, the couple are in a race to find the answers they need before they lose everything. Can they regain what they once had? And will it restore who they once were?


Here’s the thing. Tarryn and Colleen are two of my go-to authors for about anything. I know that if I just pick up any of their books then I will definitely feel a whole lot better. With that said, I basically LOVE everything they have done individually up to this collaboration. I inhaled NN1 and NN2 like crack and my anxiety heightened in having to wait months for this last installment.

“Fate is the magnetic pull of our souls toward the people, places, and things we belong with.”

To say that I am left with more questions than answers is an understatement. It hurts for me to write this review because I love these two. SO.DAMN.MUCH. So PLEASE let me focus on the strengths first. I love how their individuality and writing characteristics stood out. If you’re like me who is highly observant on how these two write then you will easily pick it up. As usual, both are on top of their game. I loved the little references here and there. I am again impressed at how they can suck you in, make you feel the anguish, the despair, the confusion and the love in such limited number of words. Writing wise, you can never go wrong with these two.

But.

But.

But.

What the heck just happened?

I feel like there’s still a number of unresolved issues left. Yes, I am pleased with how the ending turned out, how it seemed like there’s both a Tarryn and a Colleen flavor injected to it. It’s just that my mind cannot seem to accept that it ended with so many questions hanging. I felt like I needed more and that I have to know more. I WANT MORE!!! The overall premise and message of the story is actually sweet and enjoyable. I was just stunned because there were a lot of clues, a lot of hints and small mysteries from book one which I thought would have a grand revelation by book three. After reading it, I found myself torn because I loved it but at the same time felt like I’m still feeling the weight of the questions that I’m stuck with. I’m not sure what these two aimed with this final installment. But if it’s to leave their readers dumbstruck and left begging for more, then goal unlocked.

Never Never #2 by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

“Until then, never lose hope. Never stop loving me. Never forget. Never Never.”

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Blurb via Goodreads:

“Never forget that I was your first real kiss. Never forget that you’ll be my last. 
And never stop loving me between all of them. 
Never stop, Charlie. 
Never forget.”

Silas races against time as more truths unravel, while others twist tighter together. And now, the stakes are higher as Silas’ control slips and others begin to point fingers. Charlie is in trouble and he must be the one to bridge the chasm between their past and their present. Because somewhere between I love yous and Never Nevers and Never Agains, a truth they can’t imagine, beckons to be found.


Read pre-blog ~ This is one of the books I have read pre-blog that I simply have to share and JUST NEEDS TO BE ON HERE.


Whoa TaCo! Whooaaaa! The thing about Tarryn and Coleen is that they are so different, so diverse, so unlike each other that they just…. click. Their personalities blend so well that you can feel and see it even in their written words.

NN2 picked up where NN1 left everybody in a serious mindfuck. It opened with Silas without any recollection as to who he is, where he is and what is happening to him. We follow him trying to locate Charlie while in the process of finding out more about their past. Finally, there has been some answers but more questions arise.

NN2 may have a disturbing cover with the missing hand and the blood but let me put a little spoiler alert here — this will give you a little less heartbreak as compared to the first one. A little less heartbreak but even more questions hanging. Hang on tight, time to dive into Part Three.

Never Never #1 by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

“How odd to be made of flesh, balanced on bone, and filled with a soul you’ve never met.”

NN1


Blurb via Goodreads:

Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen.

Complete strangers since this morning.

He’ll do anything to remember. She’ll do anything to forget.


Read pre-blog ~ This is one of the books I have read pre-blog that I simply have to share and JUST NEEDS TO BE ON HERE.


When I first heard that two of my favorite authors are collaborating, I was intrigued and excited. I love both Tarryn Fisher and Colleen Hoover with all of me. I have picked up and read every single one of their words and this one is not something that I will pass up.

Re-reading this brought out some details into sharper focus. Never Never is a three part story about Charlie Wynwood and Silas Nash, best friends and lovers who seem to have lost some of their most important memories including memories of one another. Together, they try to discover who they are, what their lives are like and how to solve the mystery of what is happening to them.

Tarryn and Colleen made me hate them so damn much with how NN1 ended. At the same time, I loved them even more for sharing with us this piece of magic.

F*ck Love by Tarryn Fisher

“There is only WAR in LOVE. The constant fight to keep love relevant, while growing and changing as a human, is the battle. You fight for them, fight to keep them, fight to love them.”

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Blurb via Goodreads:

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.


The best thing about Tarryn Fisher is that no one knows what to expect from her. She doesn’t hit “Publish” for the sake of just doing so but she does everything with purpose. Her words spoke to me, from Senna to Olivia to Leah to Caleb and up to Margo. She has used different voices, different stages in her life to reach out to her readers. Her words always made me think and reassess my feelings and thoughts. When someone who is halfway across the world can still leave you thinking long before you finished the book, then that author is someone special.

“We think we can control our lives but our lives control us. And everything that touches our lives control us. People have less power than they think they do. It’s just the reactions we control.”

F*ck Love is different than all her other books because through this, we saw a softer, sweeter side of Tarryn. Most probably, the “mildest” and “most tame” out of all her books, FL saw the growth and change in this author. The first chapter made me think that I was reading a Never, Never accompaniment novel but chapter two made sense of how the story started.

It basically is about Helena who had a dream that was so vivid that she set out to make this dream a reality. Said dream made her take a closer look at a person she was not that interested in before, Kit and reevaluate her relationship with boyfriend Neil and best friend Della. This dream triggered a hell of emotions and thoughts, a lot of inner conflict, moral battle and self-preservation.

“We were both on the search for something true at the same time. Sometimes, a person’s truth is another person’s love.”

I connected with Helena instantly and I’m not sure what that says about me but I do and I did. It’s like I’m seeing bits and pieces of myself in her. Hell, the characters all reminded me of certain people in my life. Even Della.

There were no big schemes, there were no big twists. I neither cried ugly tears nor released a big belly laugh BUT I FELT. I felt the characters’ individualities, eccentricities and how close to real life they really are. And maybe that’s why there are parts of the book where they are messy and hard to relate to. There were thought processes that I just have to go back to. Because they’re real. And real people are not always simple and easy to understand. More so, I felt the pain. I felt the conflict. And like all of TF’s other books, I felt the truth jumping out from her words.

“You don’t start searching for truth until something goes terribly wrong and you realize that you need it. There is no going back after that. The emotional concrete is poured. A foundation is laid.”

I love how I feel like this is a glimpse of who Tarryn is, the Harry Potter love, the messy bun and how Helena moved all the way to Port Townsend to try and find herself. As a reader, I think I needed to know more about Kit and his background because as much as I love his character, he just didn’t latch into me that deeply.

FL is a different side of Tarryn, perhaps a Tarryn we haven’t seen or experienced before. But I got what I came for. I was satisfied. It was the perfect read to start the year because her words just makes me challenge myself, makes me try to embrace the Helena in me but be more like Greer and say less Avada Kedavras in 2016.

“Let people feel the weight of who you really are and let them fucking deal with it.”

COVER REVEAL: F*ck Love by Tarryn Fisher

“This is something I’ve learned. You can’t run away to find yourself. Yourself is there no matter where you go. The difference is- if you’re running you’ll be too busy to pick up the sword and face your enemies. Sometimes your enemy will be you, sometimes it will be those who have the power to hurt you. Take off your shoes and stop running. Live barefoot and fucking fight.”

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Blurb via Goodreads:

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.


LOOK AT THE BEAUTY that is the F*ck Love cover! I love this cover hard and I am thrilled, no, scratch that, I AM ECSTATIC that this upcoming novel already has a face.

And it was done by a fellow PLN and it’s overwhelming how Tarryn gave her a chance to put her cover vision into life.

LOOK AT THIS SIDE SOLO!

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It’s simple and complex, but pretty and raw. In a book world where half naked men are in abundance in terms of book covers, Tarryn once more, provided us with a cover that has been well thought of and definitely worth the wait.

“I ignited something in your heart, and then left you to burn on your own. Forgive me, Helena. I wanted to protect you from the world’s cruelty not become it.”

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