Two years ago, Billie Tarrow’s husband left her for another woman. Shamed and divorced, Billie retreated to her family home in Port Townsend, far from her old life in New York. After a near-death encounter, Billie decides to return to the city that took everything from her.
But sometimes in the midst of heartache, hope suffocates the pain.
Satcher Gable has carried a torch for Billie for ten years. When she suddenly returns to New York a single woman, he can’t believe his good fortune. But convincing her to walk away from her heartache is proving more difficult than Satcher anticipated. A changed woman, Billie’s only goal is revenge.
I adored this book, I’ve read quite a few of Tarryn Fisher books now, and I think this one has been my favourite so far.
I love how Tarryn writes her characters, broken characters that the readers can sometimes relate too, even if it’s just a tiny bit. Billie was no different, having gone through a nasty divorce that knocked her world over, shattered confidence and made her lose a lot more than just her relationship with her husband. This story shows that it sometimes takes a while to heal from things like that, even after two years the healing might still be a work in progress.
The story is about Billie who thought she had a wonderful marriage but finds out that Woods, her husband has been cheating on her with Pearl, a girl who Billie hired as her assistant. Billie leaves New York to go home to Washington as she is completely devastated.
Not long after she arrives back on NY she bumps into Satcher, Wood’s longterm best friend who she sold her part of their blog business to before leaving two years ago. Satcher offers her a job in management back at the blog, she takes him up on the offer. Taking the job means going back to working with Woods and Pearl but Billie is ready to take them
She returned to NY with one thing on her mind, the revenge she desires, and working so closely, practically becoming Pearls boss will give her plenty of opportunities.
She is a new woman, I loved how badass she was, and how she acted towards Woods and Pearl, even after what they did to her, you could tell she was hurting, but she wanted to seem like she was over it, like she was the bigger person, and never passing up an opportunity to get in a sly comment.
When Billie finally gets the revenge she was hoping for she realizes she may have missed what was in front of her the whole time, the books becomes a bit of a love triangle, but it’s not cliche at all.
I wasn’t always happy with the choices Billie made, or Satcher honestly, actually a lot of characters, but it made for an exciting read! There were a few times I desperately wanted to shake some sense into Billie. At first when I started reading I wasn’t sure how I wanted Billie’s story to end, but about halfway through I knew what I would have liked.
I adored Satcher, his character was definitely a swoon worthy book boyfriend, maybe a little bit of a womaniser, but I loved reading his POV, visiting his thoughts what he really was like. Seriously, if you don’t fall a little bit for him, I’d be worried!
The twists and turns kept me hooked, it definitely wasn’t a plain and simple book, Billie travelled along so many paths before she made it to her ending, which I loved by the way! I was honestly so worried about not liking the ending throughout the whole book, but Tarryn done such an amazing job with this story!
I feel like I haven’t done this book justice in my review, I just don’t want to include an spoilers because you should enjoy the whole thing for yourself.
Don’t be fooled by the title, this book is in no way anti-marriage or relationship, it’s just a different take on a romance, it was fresh and captivating, I highly recommend giving it a read!