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Battle Royal, by Lucy Parker

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emotional hopeful lighthearted relaxing fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


trigger warnings: loss of loved ones, child abuse mention, domestic abuse mention, physical harm and violence, cheating and infidelity, harassment and stalking, alcohol mention, sexual content


I will say there's a good chance I'm playing this up but I haven't read a book that's eaten me alive since the Brown Sisters series so that's really fkn saying something. And even then it's so unlike Talia Hibbert's work. The core of the two main characters' relationship is the fact that they compliemnt each other perfectly in terms of how they give and receive intimacy. This book cradles the gentlest of romances in delicate hands and delivers it to you with a warm blanket and a cup of your favourite beverage in a room bathed in soft lighting and leaves you with a lil peck on the forehead. I swear to GOD I cannot handle how soft this book is.
The third act conflict really did a number on me and I resolutely avoided reading it for a whole week because I was anxious about how it would turn out and whether or not the conflict would allow me to trust in the integrity of their relationship and probable "makeup" but I had nothing to fear becasue this was the IDEAL third act conflict, i.e. no break up only working together and facing the conflict hand in hand. UGHHHHHHHHHHH I might read it again now. I finished it three hours ago. SOB SO GOOD

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