Love May Fail

love may fail

Author: Matthew Quick
Publisher: Harper
Genre: Fiction
Source:  BEA 2015

Goodreads:  Portia Kane is having a meltdown. After escaping her ritzy Florida life and her cheating pornographer husband, she finds herself back in South Jersey, a place that remains largely unchanged from the years of her unhappy youth. Lost and alone, looking for the goodness she believes still exists in the world, Portia sets off on a quest to save the one man who always believed in her—and in all of his students: her beloved high school English teacher, Mr. Vernon, who has retired broken and alone after a traumatic classroom incident.

Will a sassy nun, an ex-heroin addict, a metal-head little boy, and her hoarder mother help or hurt Portia’s chances on this quest to resurrect a good man and find renewed hope in the human race? Love May Fail is a story of the great highs and lows of existence: the heartache and daring choices it takes to become the person you know (deep down) you are meant to be.

Ope’s Opinion:  Reading this was difficult with all the foul language.  If you took the foul words ( especially the “f” word ) out, this book would be at least five pages shorter.  For me the language was so distracting I almost quit reading a couple of times. I finally gave up.  I did not finish.

The characters did not make me feel sorry for them.  Bad things just kept happening, it made me depressed.  I did not find anyone I could relate to in this book.


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