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267 pages, Kindle Edition
First published August 1, 2018
Shout out to this absolutely fabulous book in my latest booktube video is up - all about the best books I read each month and 2019's bookish stats (and yes, I really did read 365 books in 365 days!).
Jane Doe is just your average, everyday girl with a chip on that shoulder....only her chip is a hellova lot bigger than most.
Maybe I'll destroy his family. Maybe I'll set him up for embezzlement. Maybe I'll kill him.
He's so happy with his tidy little life.Jane's best friend, and honestly, the only person she's ever truly loved, was driven to her death by Steven.
I can't wait to watch it crumble into a smoking pile of shit.
I've never killed anyone. I'm not that kind of sociopath. But you never know. Desperate times...I buddy-read this one with the wonderful Tucker the Reader! My first official GRs buddy-read too!
Reading is my favorite hobby. I don't have to fake that.Thank you so much to Amazon Publishing and the author for sending me a free copy in exchange for an honest review!
This relationship will be tedious and nearly unbearable, but the ends will justify the means. Maybe I'll destroy his family. Maybe I'll set him up for embezzlement. Maybe I'll kill him.So Jane leaves her job as a high-powered international lawyer and takes a low-level data entry job at the company where Steven works as a middle manager. Jane remakes herself in the process, changing her last name, her hair and dress, and generally toning down her looks and behavior to match the vulnerable type of woman that appeals to Steven. It only takes three days for Steven to take the bait.
I'll find out what is most important to him and then I'll take it away. However that plays out is fine with me.
"This is hardly my first Bible study. I’ve already got the best parts memorized and I believe in them wholeheartedly.
Eye for eye, tooth for tooth. But the rest is even better: burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.
They’re going to feel this for a long time."
"You’re sexy as hell," he says. Lots of men have said this to me. They like a woman with no shame. We’re rare, you see, because we’re told to be ashamed of everything every day by everyone. Ashamed to give them what they want, ashamed not to want to give it to them. Ashamed to show our average bodies, ashamed not to have a perfect one.
"This is how you get through life. This is how you guarantee the species. Take abuse. Submit to men. Repeat, repeat, repeat."
"In my experience, men try to talk women into opening their legs from the moment girls can walk on them. Men stand in for the Lord in this scenario. Always testing us to see if we choose right or wrong. But it’s a trick. There is no right. You’re a tease or a whore. A heartless denier or a Jezebel. Their penises are God’s divining rods, searching out evil."
"But women should know better. They’re the ones left with the children." - Steven’s words
Jane thoughts: lucky men and stupid, irresponsible women. A tale as old as time.
"Why get married if you want to sleep with other people? Why stay if you suspect he’s cheating and that hurts your feelings? Why fight and bicker and scream if the other person decides they’re ready to go? If someone wants to leave, the only thing to do is move on. Find someone else. Have some pride."
"I am the strong one. It’s my job to protect. I see that now."
A bit far fetched
Bottom line, I didn’t hate the book but neither did I love it, mostly because it dragged and was repetitive.
Like the plot, the characters were one-dimensional with little to no growth. I didn’t like Jane, our protagonist, and her plan for vengeance seemed too simple. That said, it did make for compulsive reading, which bumped the rating to 2 stars.