What I feel has no name Suanne Laqueur s award winning debut novel The Man I Love thrilled readers with its memorable characters and depth of emotion Erik Fiskare s journey of love, recovery and forgiveness captivated hearts but also left questions unanswered Now Daisy Bianco has a chance to tell her story It s been three years since a single lapse of judgment cost What I feel has no name Suanne Laqueur s award winning debut novel The Man I Love thrilled readers with its memorable characters and depth of emotion Erik Fiskare s journey of love, recovery and forgiveness captivated hearts but also left questions unanswered Now Daisy Bianco has a chance to tell her story It s been three years since a single lapse of judgment cost Daisy the love of her life Erik was a conduit to her soul but now he s chosen a path of total disconnection, refusing to speak to her or acknowledge her betrayal Alone and shattered, Daisy attempts to take responsibility for her actions while building her career as a professional dancer in New York City But Erik s unforgiving estrangement proves too much for her strength Plagued by flashbacks to the Lancaster shootings, she falls into a dangerous spiral of self harm, cutting into her own skin as a means to atone Only the timely appearance of an old friend, John Opie Quillis, saves her from self destruction and gives her a chance to love again Laqueur skillfully weaves flashbacks to the college years with Daisy s present life Supported by John s patient affection, she works to separate her evolution as an adult from the unresolved guilt and grief of her youth As her professional accomplishments lift her out of depression, Daisy learns to hold onto her accountability without letting it become her identity Years pass and she builds a beautiful life filled with dance and friends Lovers come and eventually go, leaving her on her own with the old thought Come back to me In this parallel narrative, Laqueur peels open the beloved characters from The Man I Love to reveal new and complex layers of vulnerability The scars from the shooting are deep and pervasive within this circle of friends Like Daisy, they are trying to evolve without being fully resolved But when questions from the past go unheeded, you alone must find and give your answers true One doesn t read Laqueur s novels, you experience them These characters are like people I know and I m not going to forget them any time soon Emma Scott, author of RUSH Laqueur crafts these characters and knows their ins and outs and bones and blood so well As readers, we are sucked into their lives We feel what they feel We ache when they ache We cry when they cry And we miss them desperately when the story is over This is the gift Laqueur has given to us with her writing Mary Frame, author of of Imperfect Chemistry and Imperfectly Criminal Laqueur has a way of getting to the essence of a scene or character with just a few words carefully placed They re gorgeous and sad filled with hope and hopelessness and fully intent on drawing you in Give Me Your Answer True is the kind of book you think about long after it s over Kayti Nika Raet, author of The Monster Chronicles Five stars Give Me Your Answer True is further affirmation that Suanne Laqueur is a truly gifted writer and knows how to create lasting memory through her superb storytelling ability Diane Lunsford, Feathered Quill Book Reviews
Give Me Your Answer True What I feel has no name Suanne Laqueur s award winning debut novel The Man I Love thrilled readers with its memorable characters and depth of emotion Erik Fiskare s journey of love recovery and forgi
I started reading, or rather, listening to, 'Give Me Your Answer True' immediately after finishing 'The Man I Love'. I fell in love with Erik, Daisy and the full cast of supporting characters in the first book, but I want more. I need to hear each of their unique perspectives. I cannot get enough of this story!'Give Me Your Answer True' provides Daisy's account of events. Erik's perspective was provided in the first book and my heart broke alongside his. However, I needed to hear Daisy's point o [...]
*****4.75*****Here we are folks….I have just finished Give Me Your Answer True by Suanne Laqueur and I FLOVED it!!!This is the second book of the series and I highly suggest you read book one The Man I Love before this one.Book 1 is from Erik's POV and book 2 is from Daisy's POV. This only the second series I've read that has 2 books for the same complete story told in different POV's. I really liked the style and I think it was needed to tell this story as deeply as it needed to be told.Since [...]
You can read my "The Man I Love" 1st book review with this link /review/show------------------“I have so much to tell you,” he whispered against her face. “And not enough time.”“We have nothing but time now,” she said. “Come lie down with me. Tell me everything. We’ll talk forever.”- Perfection -My God. I feel like I'm on the emotional rollercoaster since I start to read this series. This books were on my Kindle very long time and they were been waiting to be read And my god, W [...]
**EXCERPT**“You set so little value on your own strength,” Rita said.“Because I feel like I’m weak," Daisy said. "Weak and stupid.”Rita's eyebrows raised above her eyeglasses. “You toughed it out after the shooting." she said. "Worked your ass off to make a comeback only a year later. You toughed it out through drug withdrawal. You’re still toughing out a cruel emotional desertion by your lover. Where most people would bottom out, you quickly regrouped after you lost your job, came [...]
This isn't really a review. This is more a love note directed at the author Suanne Laqueur.Your writing is flawless. Addictive. Clever. Poetic. The characters you've created are the most beautifully flawed yet perfect characters. I love their story. I love their growth. I love where you took Daisy's story. And I'm sorry I ever doubted you. I wasn't sure I would understand her anymore. Or even like her again. But all I know is the emotions I felt reading this and the tears I shed throughout and a [...]
This book is a MUST READ addition to the series. Do NOT skip this. It provides a panoramic view of the story/series and, IMO, is NOT to be missed. It's not a retelling of book 1 from a different POV. You are privy to moments you never get to see in the first instalment and it adds even more depth/layers to what is already an incredible story of love, heartbreak, friendship, survival, second chances, life, family & everything in between. From her unique covers to her exquisite way with words, [...]
I'm so in love with this story! This book both breaks and makes my heart!!! Transcendental and beautiful! Like the perfect song that makes you cry and laugh at the same time.
5.5 stars.Well, that was a long night. I’ve been reading a lot lately about tropes and how what is book crack for one person is pure poison for the next. The term “second chance romance” comes up a lot, and I’ve never really gotten that one until this series. The argument is that the wasted time spent between the characters that you *know* will eventually come back together is just too hard to bear. Uh, yeah.It was hard in The Man I Love. Really hard, but I loved every second of it. I co [...]
Normally I would never let so much time go by between reading a book and writing the review, but as the days slipped by, I was reassured by the fact that this book wasn't going to be leaving me any time soon, and confounded by what to say without spoilering the hell out of anyone. This is re-telling, in part, of The Man I Love through Daisy's POV, but it is by no means a typical sequel. It opens with the dynamic conflict that tore Daisy and Erik apart; her sleeping with David. That's not a spoil [...]
I have to be honest and say that I didn't know what to expect from this book, which was from Daisy's perspective, but it's safely to say that Suanne Laqueur did a number on me. I actually think I love this book more than The Man I Love but it's pretty damn close. Once again I feel Laqueur pulled my heart out at times. It was such a powerful and profound reading experience. I'm at a loss for words thinking about what I just read. One would think it's just the same book as The Man I Love. Let me s [...]
**** 4.5 Stars****God help you.Here are my thoughts, pics, ramblings, GIFs and nonsense.Straight for the kill.In The Man I Love #1 Erik had had years of a miserable life, ok, by choice, but still he was hurt, so hurt. I was hurt.It was a soulless life, empty and sad until he found his second best? Oh, damn! I hate second bests! Don't we all hate second bests? Ugh. I think I just found a romantic bone in my body. Because I want a Happy Ever After between soulmates, not second bests!And then, in [...]
Storytelling at its finest.I finished this at 11:19 at night with my heart racing its way up to my throat. I am sitting here with discontent because the book ended, yet content because the story was beautiful and cathartic and brilliant.I didn't read the blurb before I started, so I assumed this would be a continuation of the first book. Honestly, I freaked out a little in the beginning. WHAT? WHY? WHAT HAPPENED? But then as I settled in, I realized we were getting a new story. One told in the 3 [...]
“What I feel has no name.”I finished this book in tears. Not because it was sad. SO much comes to light with this book. The devastation in book one changed everything. But in this book, although a parallel narrative, heroes you never expected rise from the ashes. The human spirit is challenged and wins. Love is lost, forgiven, and found. Similar to the first book, this story is nothing short of life changing. “When someone shares the happy stories of their life, its always beautiful. But w [...]
“It feels like your darkest time. But I think it’s going to be your finest hour.” Once again Suanne Laqueur has blown me away with another great story told from daisy's Perspective. I absolutely Loved this book I learned so much more about daisy and what she was going through. I must say I was a bit more emotional reading this book then book one I really felt daisy's pain I was truly sorry for her."What I feel has no name" Every time I read a Suanne Laqueur book I feel a deeper connection [...]
Five Extra Cranky StarsGive Me Your Answer True ("True") is Suanne Laqueur's follow-up to the wonderful The Man I Love "TMIL"). If TMIL is Erik's story, this is Daisy's. True is not so much a re-telling as it is a parallel narrative, filling in further pieces of the puzzle on an epic story. The work spans ten years before and after a soul shattering event. True moves back and forth unpacking Daisy's story, how an act of violence effected her, sending her into a downward spiral, and ultimately, c [...]
I finished this book about 4 days ago, I gave myself a quiet day to indulge in what I knew was going to be a book that would hit me hard, I loved the first book The Man I Love but I have to say that in this the second book – the author has managed a very rare feet – a book that is every bit if not slightly better than the first. This book was downright awesome and I am shaking my head as I write that because one of my favourite characters has just popped into my head, making me smile.Don’t [...]
I am a huge fan of this author after only 2 books! Her writingd the way she tells a story brings the characters to life. It is full of so much emotionI literally feel everything that the characters are feeling. I will read anything she writes from here on out. I am going straight into the third book and although I am excited about itI am also sad that my journey with this series is coming to an end. I am recommending this series to anyone who will listen. 5 huge stars!!
Loved FULL REVIEW THOUGHTS TO COME Sublime writing. A perfect alternative perspective showing me Daisy so beautifully Having the most awesome BR with Irene xox #Epicstory
Oh Daisy, of course you are a wrecked, hot mess! You are trapped in the deep, dark, fishy, fishy brook. The hook sliced your heart wide open and your are bleeding out, a slow and painful death.If you read my review on the first book, "The Man I Love", you know that I adored and crushed on the love story between Erik and Daisy, which was told from Erik's POV. So I immediately had to delve into Daisy's state of mind and achingly walk along with her down the devastating, debilitating road back to b [...]
Loved this one a little bit more than the first. Such great characters and the story is amazing.
So, I was on Facebook one day, goofing around with various indie writers and I came across some witty comments from one Suanne Laqueur. I thought to myself, she's funnyd proceeded to stalk her across the interwebs. When I came across her novel, The Man I Love, I thought--this sounds good, so I downloaded it. Spoiler alert: I loved itAfter I fell in love with the story, I stalked Suanne Laqueur and hounded her with all my crazy until she caved and sent me an advance copy of the companion novel to [...]
❤️❤️ These Two!! ❤️❤️
5 stars of AwesomenessSuanne Laquer’s first book “The Man I Love” was such a tremendous novel, I was thrilled to hear she was working on another one. My excitement and impatience made me ask the author if she’d give me an ARC, and incredibly enough, she sent me one! So here's the disclaimer: I received this ARC for an honest review.I am not a writer, so I’m afraid my attempt at writing a review won’t be able to convey how truly wonderful this novel is. I know it doesn’t sound very [...]
"I love you, I will always love you,” Daisy said. “And I am… And I am moving on.”Dear Ms. Laqueur:Thank you very much but I have a massive book hangover after reading Daisy's story. Extraordinary!!! Daisy's story is everything I hoped it would be! It was simply magical. While I am always up for a re-telling, that is NOT what this book was and I applaud your beautiful storytelling. I was entranced by your technique of having Daisy speaking with her therapist several years ahead of the las [...]
That was simply beautiful, exquisite, heartwrenching and heartwarming all at once. So many emotions. I don't even have words. I just feel raw right now. I am open nerve endings. That someone's words can evoke such feelings and paint such a beautiful picture. It's just magic!! Oh what voodoo that you do with 26 letters arranged over and over again to go straight to my heart!!I almost forgot to give it eleventy billion stars!!!
Another 5 stars for this author and her amazing story telling abilities. This book exceeded all my expectations for an alternate POV novel, but boy was it soooo needed for these two and their journey!! I CAN NOT WAIT for the next book as it picks up where the first two left off. Love stories like thesed the way the author has a way with wordsd emotions they provoke from mewelley are exactly why I read.
I'm so glad that the author gave us Daisy's story. After the first book I was so torn about how I felt for her, but this book really opened my eyes to her pain and struggles. After reading just two books from this author she's become an absolute favourite. Such beautiful and heartfelt stories!
Perfection! Loved it and I think Suanne Laqueur is one of the greatest writers out there. Couldn't put it down!!
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.Suanne Laqueur’s much-anticipated follow up to The Man I Love may not be what readers were expecting in a sequel, because it’s not a sequel. It’s a parallel narrative going through the same span of years, but now from Daisy Bianco’s point of view. And it doesn’t disappoint.The first half of the book goes between scenes of Daisy talking to her therapist after a serious breakdown, and flashbacks to the Lancaster years. Go [...]
This book was amazing!!! I loved everything about it!!! I am not a writer, so it's difficult for me to write a review that can express to you all the reasons you should read this book. The real writer is Suanne Laqueur!!!! She is so descriptive in her details, the images present so vividly in my mind. It is a long beautiful journey of life, love, and discovery. You will literally laugh and cry. It's also very sexy which is quite enjoyable as well. I hope you read and enjoy this parallel story to [...]