Invites you, the reader
to follow her journey
of marrying the man of her dreams:-
he loves her, protects her, makes her laugh
she wants him to be her forever …….
Until they actually get married!
“My life was so perfect,
and then it all came tumbling down
in the worst way possible”
“Who knew that my wedding
vows would become the
story of my life?”
This is my story, about
how the perfect love
can go horribly wrong.
Follow me as I go through
the big highs and great lows
in my happy ever after.
Review by Courtney
Natasha meets Felix. Natasha loves Felix. Natasha marries Felix. Natasha begins to realize she didn’t really know Felix. After they marry, Natasha slowly begins to discover she never truly knew the man she loved. As the truth comes to the surface Natasha ‘Tasha’ is adamant that she will do what she can to make her marriage work. She married Felix and she wants to stick with him, even though their relationship goes above and beyond being a “rocky marriage.” With an ever present fear of her own husband and the budding friendship between her and mystery man Caleb, Tasha finds herself wondering what happened to the man she loved and how could this happen to her.
I started this book, and felt myself not liking it, at all. I felt the writing was choppy; there was no depth or detail to any of it. Everything is from Natasha’s POV and I felt I was just reading a timeline starting from when she and Felix got married. Initially, there was just too much of Natasha’s thoughts and descriptions of moments from the past and not enough dialogue between the characters. I felt myself unable to connect with Tasha, which to me is really important seeing as she is the heroine and the reader is ultimately in her head. I wanted to stop reading quite a few times and just didn’t know if I could finish it.
However, I didn’t stop reading. I forged on like the addicted reader that I am, because frankly I needed to see what happened next. I am extremely happy that I did, and this my friends is why I finish what I start. A book that started out seemingly crappy, turned out really good.
This book is not a romance. The main theme is domestic violence and abuse. There are extremely graphic, disturbing and heartbreaking scenes that build the anticipation and angst of what Tasha’s next move will be. With the introduction of Caleb into the story there is a very small element of romance or flirtation. When it came to Caleb and Tasha I found myself moving around a lot, I couldn’t sit still. I eventually did connect with Tasha and I was in her corner, waving my pom poms yelling “come on girl you got this.” Yet, the reader doesn’t find out in this installment what happens. Nope, because of course, a book that I didn’t think I was going to like has a killer cliffhanger and now I have to wait for the next one. I REALLY want the next one. <insert foot stomp and toddler pout here>
When you read this book, be patient because it does start out slow and dull, but damn it turns around and will completely toss you around like a rag doll, piss you off, break your heart and sometimes make you smile! The anticipation for the sequel is killing me and I can’t wait to see what happens next with this story! I gave For Better or For Worse 4 out of 5 books.
Add to your TBR List’s
Til Death Us Do Part
In Sickness and In Health – Releasing May 2014
To Love and to Cherish – Releasing June 2014
Spin Off’s from Til Death Us Do Part Series
To Have and To Hold – Releasing July 2014 – Hopefully
For Richer or For Poorer – Releasing August 2014 – Hopefully
About the Author
Krissy is a mother to two young children, who in turn keep her young. She live’s in Dublin, Ireland but, isn’t originally from South Devon in the UK. Krissy work’s full time in a pharmacy and write in her spare time, whenever the urge takes me.
She has always been interested in reading from a young age, 2 years ago she was given a kindle as a present and it was the best thing that happened to her. She was able to read lots of books ever week and then she started to write reviews for all the books she read.
She then took it one step further and started her own Facebook page – Sparkling Pink Bookshelf, she intended to upload all of my reviews for the books she has read. This was purely for pleasure at that stage. She answered a post on Facebook for someone to read for reviews and thought she had died and gone to heaven. She was reading about 7/8 books a week, the kindle made this achievable. She would read at any opportunity she was able to, even staying up til the small hours to finish a book. She loved it. Then one day she was asked to beta read a book – she love’s this side of it, it was so exciting. She has worked with a number of indie authors and has remained loyal to a few select authors and she beta read all their books.
After a year or more of doing this, She thought maybe she could write some of the stories that were in her head and she just decided to write and see what happened. she wrote about 70% of a story and then saw a post for the NaNoWriMo competition – to write 50,000 words in 30 days, She decided that this was a challenge she wanted to take and the Til Death Us Do Part series was born.
She is always thinking of situations that be turned into a story and have started a few stories, which in turn will be completed and released to her readers.