Love's Suicide by Jennifer Foor
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.
Almost three 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.
Kelly - 5 Crowns
Oh my goodness, what a book!
This story, in its full beautifully-written entirety incorporated so much that my head is still spinning as I try to formulate words that can give any justice as to how Love's Suicide made me feel.
This is a love story that stands against the test of time, but it sure ain't no easy read. Love, in this instance is anything but plain sailing. It has the ability to make us go against our better judgement, not just hurting ourselves but others, such is the case in this highly compelling and emotionally-charged triangle.
It tells the troubles and turmoils of life. Of how fate can deal out a devastating hand that leads to events that could have possibly been avoided only then to make its final play many years later.
It is a story of mistakes and poor choices, of jealousy and sabotage, but most of all it's a story of family, friends, and despite many a personal tragedy, of belonging and forgiveness.
From the prologue to the final page of that epilogue this was one journey I was powerless to stop and didn't want to end. Katy and Brooks' love is soul deep, and yet with Katy's plethora of poor choices and fuckups (although her best intentions where at the heart), she set herself and those she truly cared about up for a world of hurt that seemed to spiral out of control. Katy is both victim in this story and perpetrator.
Some readers (like me) will love this book for the sheer gut-wrenching, emotional journey the writer has given us - others will dislike it due to the heroines inability to do the right thing. Yes, there is cheating, lying, a multitude of sins but all the sacrifices made were in the name of a love so beautiful, so undeniable that I forgave her anything... in the end. ;)
These Valentine Twins... Wow, could they be any polar opposite?! But they had one thing in common, they both fell for the same girl. Since childhood, Katy, Brooks and Branch were inseparable. Those earlier memories were beautiful, encased in first kisses and young innocence and I loved those little flashbacks, in fact, I wish there were more. But as time develops, Katy makes the biggest mistake of her life when she chooses, 'easy' over what feels 'right.'
I can't do a full plot overview, I just can't. I don't want to because right now this story is mine. I want to cherish it for a little longer and not share it with anyone. Is it crazy that my eyes are still filling up when I think about everything this story put me through? For want of a better word, Love's Suicide is the perfect standalone read. A rollercoaster of emotion that is told by a heroine who knows what it means to lose everything.
Her voice, the prose, the length, the flow, everything is stripped bare, giving you no choice but to get attached to each character and drown in the plight of all involved, taking you on a real journey that is not only incredible but completely indescribable.
A MUST READ!