Author: Jennifer Foor
Release Date: March 6, 2014
Genre: New Adult
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My heart belonged to Branch and Brooks Valentine since we were children, when we were all too naïve to know what that even meant. We didn’t understand that when we became adults, love would change us. I had to make a choice and when I did, it ripped our bond apart. Brooks left town, and he took half of my heart with him. It was difficult, but I coped and planned my future with Branch. I thought I’d made the right decision. I loved him and I always had.
Brooks showed up to be our best man the night before our nuptials. After drinks and too much reminiscing, I ended up in bed with the wrong brother. To avoid the humiliation and the fact that I’d ruined all of our lives, I left Branch and the only family I’d ever known.
That’s where my story should have ended.
Two years, one beautiful little girl and an abusive marriage later, I was standing there staring at the man that would always hold my heart.
The only question was…
Would I give it to him
I’m Katy Michaels and this is my story.
“I can’t sit around here while you two are planning this fantastic life together. I’m drowning in your fucking happiness.”
So I’ve literally been sitting here for three hours chasing shiny squirrels (bonus points if you get that) while I figure out what to write. I finished reading this book two days ago, but have been letting all the feelings and thought marinate. See, I’ve been a Jenn Foor fan for almost two years now. My love affair began with the Mitchell family, though I’ll admit I think I’m 2-3 books behind (stop releasing so fast J4!!). It’s one of those series that pulls you into the pages, and I’m happy to say I’m an honorary Mitchell, even if they don’t know it. I’ll share a bed with Colt and Savanna anytime 😉 Then I moved on to the Sin series. While I’ve only read the first one, it’s just as phenomenal as the Mitchell’s. I’m not kidding; Jenn has a knack for thrusting you into her character’s lives, and you begin to wonder how life existed before they were there. And speaking of thrusting, holy hell! Some of the hottest scenes I’ve ever read in a book. And I read A LOT of naughty books. But I digress….. We are here to talk about Love’s Suicide.
So all of this was a preface to get you to see how much I anticipated this book. From the moment I saw the cover, I knew it was game on! I am a HUGE cover snob, and this one drew me in instantly, so different from all her others. The crispness,the colors, the somber look of the cover model, the font; it just all tied together beautifully. And then I read the synopsis… It was official. I knew I was done for. Now all I had to do was wait for the book. I scoped out teasers, grasping for any morsel of this upcoming story. And then it appeared on my Kindle. And I rejoiced.
In that very moment I knew I loved him so much more than I should have.
This story was so different from others that I had previously read, from ANY author. What you are going to find in my review is that I won’t be giving a lot of plot points. But a good review and a good book don’t need that. It needs only to know how it made you feel. And this book causes no shortage of feelings and emotions. So let’s start briefly from the beginning. Our players: Katy, Brooks, and Branch. Katy’s parents and B&B’s (twins) parent’s were best friends. They all live next door to each other in DC, so needless to say, they’ve been friends since birth. Though feelings are always stronger for Brooks, Katy ends up with Branch. And that is the extent of detail you’re getting from me 😉
One kiss was never going to be enough and I was done trying to fight my feelings for him.
I know many dislike it, but I am a self-professed angst whore! I am the weirdo that LOVES cliffhangers, darkness, and despair. This book fed that hunger in me that had been thirsty for far too long. From the first page until the last, I was thoroughly saturated and sated. The push and pull, the back and forth, the will they won’t they, I loved EVERY SINGLE SECOND! There are so many twists and turns in this book you won’t know which end is up. I promise though; that only makes the ride more delicious.
Finding a place to lay my head and a job to make money was only half of my battle. Coming to terms with my actions was another kind of war.
Katy was such a complex character. I wanted to tackle hug her, shake her silly, then repeat until I knocked some sense into her. Though partly her fault, the hits just kept coming. Now, when I say partly her fault, I am only speaking of certain things, not one BIG thing in particular. I know for many of you this will seem cryptic, but those of you that had read the book already will know what I am speaking of and I didn’t want my statement to be misconstrued. Because there is NEVER any excuse for that and the fact that she tried to make some makes my heart hurt. But what was SO refreshing about this book was that she recognized it. She still made some choices that I though involved blinders, but she was much more headstrong than typically portrayed. Above all, she had an ability to love that knew no bounds. Beaten down and broken, she kept getting back up. Even when all hope was lost, she somehow found a way to keep going. She possessed strength, at times, that was invigorating to watch.
“I can’t stop loving you, Kat.”
Those words, those heart pounding five words, echoed in my mind.
I’m not really going to speak about Branch, because he’s still on my hit list, but let’s move this along to Brooks. Swoony, heart pounding, panty drenching Brooks. More so than Katy, my heart just ached for him! I don’t think a male character has EVER induced the feelings that he did for me. Always second choice, always never good enough, always trying to do the right thing; though none of this was true, for him, it was his reality. I fell in love with his caring nature, and how he loved those around him unabashedly. His love and ability to forgive knew no bounds. Even when he felt as if there was no hope left, he kept coming back for more; over and over again. His nature made me fall, but his persistence kept me coming back for more. The lengths that this man was willing to go to in order to win her heart just… wow.
“I meant ever word that I wrote in those letters, Brooks. I could never completely give my heart away, not when it was with you the whole time.”
Since it released, I’ve been screaming from the rooftops how good this book is. I feel like this is a game changer for Jenn. As much as I love her other books, Love’s Suicide is just on a whole other level. This will be a story I definitely come back to and read again. It is a standalone and has one hell of an epilogue. Take a chance on this book. You won’t be able to put it down! I love this book so much that I am easily giving it my rarely gifted ‘so nice I rated it twice’ 10 star review ratings!
“I don’t want to be your friend, because I need more than that. Open your eyes woman, I want to be your everything. I always have.”