The Man I Love

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by Suanne Laqueur

The Man I Love

"Loving her felt like building something. A cathedral. Bells and spires and stained glass. But she broke one window and I indiscriminately tore the whole thing down."

The first of three award-winning novels, The Man I Love follows the extraordinary romance of Erik "Fish" Fiskare and Marguerite "Daisy" Bianco. She's a passionate, pragmatic ballerina seeking the spotlight. He's a shy, guarded stagehand who holds the light in place. Their love affair thrives within a close-knit circle of college friends, all bound by creativity and artistry. But when a shocking tragedy occurs at a rehearsal, Daisy can no longer fight for their love, and Fish chooses to flee from it.

"Like it or not, Fish, she made you the man you are. And you never got over her. You just left. You may think that's closure but it isn't. You may think a woman like her comes along twice in a lifetime, but she doesn't."

Fearlessly touching on today's social and mental health issues, The Man I Love follows Erik's journey back to the truth of himself and a woman he can't forget. With its gripping story and an unforgettable cast of characters, this epic novel of love and forgiveness lingers long after the last page is turned.

"A new kind of romance, well-crafted and intelligently written. Suanne Laqueur deftly explores what it means to be vulnerable, resilient and human."

"A compelling, heartfelt, intense read. The Man I Love raises important and tough social topics that are relevant and timely."

"An intelligent, perfectly-pitched modern romance. NOT your typical boy meets girl, but a story of first love and how people handle extreme situations."

"The Man I Love looks love, sex, depression and PTSD in the face and calls them by name. An astounding journey of forgiveness and recovery."

"Laqueur combines the dynamics of a circle of friends with a school shooting. The result is The Man I Love, a gripping, angsty psychological romance that explores second chances at first love. Book clubs will find plenty to discuss in this coming-of-age emotional journey of forgiveness and recovery. The characters are flawlessly crafted and deserving of love after tragedy. You'll be thinking about them long after you've finished."

"From university to adulthood, through love and loss, devotion and betrayal, estrangement and forgiveness, The Fish Tales series will bring you on an emotional journey of love and truth."

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Google Category: Media > Books > Fiction > Romance Novels

Pages: 476


Sales Rank: 38223

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