So, I literally think that I just found one of my NEWEST favorite authors.
I happened to stumble upon this author’s website, The Read & Nap Lounge, and I will tell you this- had I not stumbled upon her page secondary to my social media addiction, I never would have met one of the greatest experiences that I have ever had at the hands of a book!
Okay, let me not get ahead of myself. Let’s get started.
The Man I Love by Suanne Laqueur
- Release Date: March 9th, 2018
- Publisher: Suanne Laqueur/ Cathedral Rock Press
- Genres: Romance; New Adult; Contemporary
- Pages: 475
- Format: E-book
- Series: The Fish Tales #1
“Erik “Fish” Fiskare is only a college junior when a gunman walks into the campus theater, intent on stopping the show. From the lighting booth, Fish sees his girlfriend, Marguerite “Daisy” Bianco, get caught in the line of fire. Everyone runs away from the stage but Fish, in a watershed moment, runs toward it.
Spanning fifteen years, The Man I Love explores how a single act of violence reverberates through a circle of friends. At the center are Fish and Daisy, two soul mates who always brought out the best in each other. Both are hailed as heroes after the shooting, yet the tragedy starts to bring out the worst in them, tearing the circle apart.
Soon, Fish is running again—not toward Daisy this time, but as far away as possible. But can you really leave the one you were born to love? And is leaving always the end of loving?”
“A watershed moment exists in every man’s life, Fish—the moment he stops being his mother’s son and starts being his lover’s man. When he transitions from protected to protector.”
-The Man I Love
**Beauty. Passion. Realism. Love. Firsts. Life.
I cannot get over how much I genuinely LOVED this novel. I have to say that I have never read writing quite like Laqueur’s, which is why I will be adding this author to my favorites list. I have never had an experience like I have had reading this novel.
Whew..I need a moment.
When you read this novel, YOU WILL, I repeat, YOU WILL become friends with these characters, root for their success, congratulate their firsts, and grieve in their pain. When I was within this novel, I literally felt like I was standing among these characters like a “fly on the wall” watching their every moves, mistakes, and successes.
Daisy I would describe as fragile, graceful, beautiful, strong, delicate, and independent.
Erik I would describe as strong, protective, loving, and passionate.
These characters have become my friends and their stories have become my own. I have learned from this story what it is to be a strong person capable of fighting for your dreams with the tenacity of a gracefully flying ballerina.
This story was heartbreaking, happy, and musical, and after reading it I can tell you that I will never be the same. This is the reason why as a blogger you do what you do out of love and respect for an author’s craft of telling a story that opens up your mind and forces your creativity to shine at its brightest.
I cannot wait to review every Suanne Laqueur novel and bless my page with her words that every reader should experience more than once.
Maia Mitchell as Tom Holland as
Marguerite “Daisy” Bianco Erik “Fish” Fiskare
Laqueur’s novel An Exaltation of Larks was the Grand Prize winner in the 2017 Writer’s Digest Awards. Her debut novel The Man I Love won a gold medal in the 2015 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards and was named Best Debut in the Feathered Quill Book Awards. Her follow-up novel, Give Me Your Answer True, was also a gold medal winner at the 2016 RFBA.
Laqueur graduated from Alfred University with a double major in dance and theater. She taught at the Carol Bierman School of Ballet Arts in Croton-on-Hudson for ten years. An avid reader, cook, and gardener, she started her blog EatsReadsThinks in 2010.
Suanne lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband and two children.
Stay in Touch with Suanne
Author’s Website: http://suannelaqueurwrites.com/about-me
Author’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/swainblqr/?hl=en
Author’s Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8317803.Suanne_Laqueur
Author’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suannelaqueur/