Title: Love Suicide
Author: Jennifer Foor
Release Date: March 6th
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.
A Maryland native who spends most of her time devising a plan to live off the land on some remote island, where no one will ever find her.She is a married mother of two kids, who may or may not drive her completely bonkers. In her spare time she enjoys shooting pool, camping and spending time with friends and family.
Well that sure took me on a ride. I think by 3% I was balling like a baby. This book has drama (LOTS OF DRAMA) angst, love, indecision, acceptance and the stuff that makes me love a book.
While I liked many aspects of this book, there were some things that drove me nuts. Not in a bad way just things that I chalk up to the protagonist being young and immature.
Katy is in love with twin brothers Branch and Brooks. They have lived next door to one another all their lives. When tragedy strikes and Katy's parents die (commence crying) in a tragic way, she is taken in by the twins' parents. As you read you can sense that Brooks and Katy have this special connection so as I read an she ends up with Branch I was like WTF!
Yeah I was thrown for a loop but the more I read the more I didn't care for Branch, it felt like he was just with her to throw it in Brooks face. Katy was unsure if she wanted to marry Branch or not she knew she would be better suited with Brooks but nope, she kept on with Branch. After they graduate High School, Branch and Katy will be going off to college together. Brooks decided to join the Army.
Few years later Katy and Branch decide to get married, the night prior to the wedding Katy knows she's making a mistake, Branch is an ass to her and she sleeps with Brooks.
Yeah I know you get all that in the synopsis but here are my thoughts.....SERIOUSLY What is wrong with her? I get she is in love with Brooks and has been forever but ummmm she should have just called off the wedding. Next morning Branch goes to Brooks room finds them and she runs. My thoughts here again is why? Brooks told her he would be with her and hold her hand through it all. Okay I get she couldn't face his parents whom she loved and adored but why run from the man you truly love. I was getting frustrated.
She runs away till she gets to this quaint little town, finds a job a place to live, makes friends and then boom finds out she's pregnant. Yeah by Brooks. So now she is even sadder but happy. At this point I am like chick grow some balls call home get Brooks info and tell him. NO she swears he hates her for running away, although that makes no sense to me, I would have thought he would be more hurt but yeah.
Katy is friends with Bobby who likes her and she is just not willing or ready to move on. He offers her a proposal and like a dummy she takes it. Why you would marry someone you don't love is beyond me. The baby is born she names her after Brooks and adds his name to the birth certificate (Odd right?) Bobby loves the baby and Katy he wants more than he can give and then he hits her! At this point I am ready to scream. I am ready to hit her. At least she leaves the ass.
Bobby tries everything to get her back and it doesn't work then he has an accident and she feels obligated to watch him. REALLY???? Katy starts writing Brooks but never tells him about the baby. I get maybe she wanted to tell him in person but again I am just wanted to slap her. I am beyond frustrated at this point. She makes a call home and finds out Brooks is dead or so she thinks and she looses it. Bobby is there and she takes him back, why? I guess because now she thinks all her options are gone and she is just settling. Umm did she forget he hit her? Was she serious? Ugh UGH UGH. Being from a relationship like this I couldn't even with Katy. She was pissing me off.
Now Brooks comes back and no not from the dead and I just wanted to scream. He finally finds out about his daughter, Bobby hits Katy yet again and all hell breaks loose.
I liked the book, I did but really this chick seriously needed to grow some balls. She hid from everything and was never strong enough to withstand anything. Except when it came to her daughter. I mean I didn't care of Bobby claimed to be a saint if a man hits you once and degrades you no matter what the excuse he will do so again. I know some people can change but from my own experience it is very rare. Every time I felt like damn finally she and Brooks can be together she makes yet another stupid decision that ultimately affects them. As annoyed as I was I get she is young and she will make mistakes. People live and learn and she does. By the end she finally figures it out. Trust me there is more drama and okay her friend Sarah I hated her. I mean I am Christian so it hurts me to see it written like this and the things these "Christian" people say to her. I know it does happen but it also gives the rest of us a bad rep. People are such jerkoffs.
All of that I know it was a lot. This book is pretty long and very detailed maybe just a bit too much detail. I am glad though that it was one story and not 2 or 3. Jennifer Foor made me care about these characters, had me frustrated and yet I couldn't stop reading.
I gave this book 4/5 hearts