Review: F*ck Marriage (Tarryn Fisher)

F*ck Marriage
Author: Tarryn Fisher
Publication Date: May 16, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Synopsis:

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 loved Fck Marriage. I devoured it as quickly as I could while simultaneously wishing I wouldn’t come to the end so soon. It’s hard to know what to say about it, what to tell you. Tarryn Fisher’s books are always ones I feel readers have to experience for themselves to understand the full meaning, the whole experience. Fck Marriage was that way.

The title alone seems to say anything but romance. My husband asked me as I was reading it if I was a romance. I said no. He proved to me on Amazon I was wrong, that it was. I told him a Tarryn Fisher “romance” isn’t the type of romance he was thinking of. Sure, it had some romantic parts to it, but the romance isn’t really the point. Or at least to me it’s not. F*ck Marriage to me was a journey of Billie’s healing and taking back her life after divorce. The romance was just extra — and honestly pretty messed up.

Tarryn Fisher’s mind has to be a fascinating place to be. Her words are so blunt and unapologetic. I highlighted a lot of things the characters said or thought throughout this book. There were so many poignant, inspirational, and thought provoking things to take in. My heart broke for the characters. I became sad and enraged for them. I worried about them. I was on edge so many time with what was happening or how it was making me feel. No matter how uncomfortable or heartbroken F*ck Marriage made me at times, it was also building me back up with love and understanding for the characters and their stories. It was weird to be feeling so many contradicting things at once, but also magical. So yeah, I loved this book.

If you’re curious about Fck Marriage, you should read it. It’s not a hate letter to marriage. It’s not overly dark or heavy on the romance. Fck Marriage is more a story about a woman surviving a divorce and heartbreak who is relearning who she is and defining what she wants. Whether you’re married, divorced, or single, there will be something that resonates with you. I know it made me appreciate the relationship I have even more than I already do.

17 thoughts on “Review: F*ck Marriage (Tarryn Fisher)

    • I’m not sure. I would say give it a try for sure. Some of it might not be your thing, but you might like her writing. IDK. If I was going to recommend one to you, it would probably be Mud Vein. It’s more a thriller. But try this one and let me know! I’m curious to see what you think of it.

    • Thank you! I loved Mud Vein! That was my first read of hers. So good! I hope you enjoy this one!

    • You haven’t read her yet? I love her writing. My favorite is still Bad Mommy — or I Can Be A Better You as it’s called now. This one is good, though. You could read it without having read F*ck Love. They aren’t related at all. I loved that one, too.

    • Oh gosh. It depends on what you prefer. My favorite is I Can Be A Better You. But you really can’t go wrong with any of them. You could always start at the beginning with The Opportunist. Or even this one.

  1. I have yet to read a book by Taryn Fisher, but I got this a few weeks ago since I was so curious about it. It seems like people either really LOVE her or writing or don’t. I just realized the other day she also has one called Fck Love -have you read that one? Are they correlated?

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