Title: Love May Fail
Author: Matthew Quick
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Publication Date: June 16, 2015
Format: egalley via Edelweiss
My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
My Review (originally posted at Read, Run, Ramble):
Thank you, HarperCollins via Edelweiss for providing me with a copy of this book!
Another quirky, character-driven novel by Quick!!
Portia Kane – she’s a self-proclaimed feminist so how’d she end up married to sleazy pornographer? She had great ambitions – ambitions of being a published author so why has she never even tried to write a word?
Mr. Vernon – he’s high school teacher who leads outside the box and loves his students so how’d he end up beaten and broken living basically as a hermit with only his little dog?
These are our main characters, but there’s also Chuck, Chuck’s sister and nephew, and Portia’s mom who all get varying levels of attention in the book.
So we again have some very special characters, which is why I love Quick’s books. However, though these characters are just as special as his others, they and their stories ended up being a little more predictable than I’ve come to expect of Quick characters and stories. This simple fact really threw me because usually if I think I know what Quick has coming next, I’m wrong – totally wrong!
The story (or stories actually – lots going on in this book) is a good one. Heart-breaking and redemptive all at once and it is enjoyable. Love May Fail invokes tears and laughter alike as readers have likely come to expect from this author’s tales.
So, final verdict? If you have read and loved Quick’s books in the past, this may not be your favorite; however, it is still a good book and deserves a read!
I was provided with an ARC of this book by the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I am not compensated for any of my reviews.