My Review: Farewell, My Loves by Jen Tirone

My Review:  Farewell, My Loves by Jen TironeFarewell, My Loves by Jen Tirone
Publication Date: December 12, 2016
Genres: Romance, Suspense
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Synopsis

Love.
Passion.
Obsession.

There was no way to distinguish one from the other in my life.
Nothing in this world could destroy a bond as fierce as ours.

Or so I believed…

Because life interfered.
Impulsive decisions, reaped unyielding consequences.
Fate had a way of making you question your sanity.
Loyalties were blurred.
Priorities, poisoned.
And destiny… destiny dispelled all our beliefs.

In the end love was just too consuming.

Tragic even.

Without a doubt, love... crossed many unfathomable lines.

*Inspired by a true story.

My Review

Farewell, My Loves is the debut novel by Author Jen Tirone. It is romantic suspense, ugly cry novel.

The adoration in your eyes crowns me king, and no one else could ever bestow me with so much in just a look, than my queen.

Gia and Gio. Their closeness in life was comparable to the minute change in spelling of their nicknames. Just one letter off and the two would be exactly one. Being only four years apart, these two were inseparable, finding kinship, infatuation, and a promise for a future.

If I wanted the shade in a treeless, sunny field, Giorgio would probably lasso the sun just for me. And because he was always anticipating the next step ahead, he’d already have the moon in his hand waiting to shine it on me too, should I care for it.

I was swept away into the pages of Farewell, My Loves. Inspired by a true story, it was an intoxicating mix of old-fashioned love and romance, creating an air of nostalgia for a time long passed. However, nestled within its pages was a pungent air of lies, betrayal, and unease.

…love was unfair; it’s been destructive. Love has only created despair for me.

Author Jen Tirone transported us to the newly-developing hustle and bustle of New York, calling to mind famous people, places, and novel developments of the era. Infused in this mix was the ever-lurking presence of the Italian mob, which flavored the entire story, twisting even the beautiful into something less desirable.

“…the vows we made before our families and under the presence of God were for better or worse. It seemed I was going to have to learn to live with the reality that it wasn’t just one way, but both.”

There were subtle, yet critical, shifts throughout the story, especially in regards to the evolution of the hero and heroine. My heart broke for Gio and Gia time and again, the mounting devastation of a life that was unrecognizable to the once so innocent young girl and devilishly handsome and charming young man, leaving Gia to turn to others for support and comfort.

I wanted to love him and I wanted it to transcend for us through every moment we wouldn’t get to love each other the way we should.

To say that Farewell, My Loves destroyed me would be putting it mildly; this story was not always hearts and rainbows. It was beautifully ugly. Heartbreakingly stunning. Intoxicating. Captivating. Hypnotic. A superb debut novel.

“I wish I could have you, in this, and every other lifetime. I wish it with every part of me.”

5 Stars

About Jen Tirone

There's nothing Jen loves more than the 'beauty of doing nothing', though you'll find her devouring a book in bliss if she’s not lost in her world of writing.

She's a Miami girl to the fullest with an accent that makes her sound like a native Spanish speaker, but in actuality she can only defend herself in the language at best.

This Colombian- Italian descendant loves her pasta, espresso, wine and empanadas, and there isn't a dessert she can say no to.

Her stories have pieces of her edgy heart woven secretly between the pages and at the core of most of them is the essence of a true story.

Inspiration comes to her mostly through melancholy music and morbid family sagas, but random occurrences like a good night's sleep can do wonders for her imagination.

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