God-Shaped Hole by Tiffanie DeBartolo

God Shaped HoleIt’s been over a week since I posted last, and I do apologize. I have actually have been reading. I was so excited to get my first approved Netgalley request, making me a true professional reader (in my own eyes). So I sat down and I read Poison by Galt Neiderhoffer and quickly wrote up my review. I was so excited to share my thoughts with you….when I realized the book comes out in November. Rookie mistake. So, I filed that one away for this fall and got to reading another title.

Today I’m reviewing God-Shaped Hole by Tiffanie DeBartolo. It’s not a suspenseful book, but it does still tell a cautionary tale of a woman in trouble. In trouble in that she is head over heals in love. And what good can ever come of that?

This one was my bookclub’s selection for whatever month we end up meeting again (summer is hectic, for realz). It actually came out in 2002, but was recently repackaged and re-released for the 15th anniversary. I read it back then and it didn’t detract from how much I still liked it the second time around.

From the Publisher:

If your intentions are pure
I am seeking a friend
For the end of the world

When Beatrice Jordan meets the unpredictable Jacob Grace, the two wild souls become instant allies. Together they discover an escape in each other’s creativity and insecurities, while running from secrets they cannot seem to shake – or a fate that could throw them to the ground . . .

This 15th Anniversary reissue of Tiffanie DeBartolo’s classic love story introduces a new audience of dreamers to a quintessentially real and raw vision of spirit, and inspires everyone to live ― and love ― as vividly as possible.

My Review:

Have you ever been in love? That soul-searching, gut wrenching, intense type of love? The kind reserved for your first love, when you are too naive to know it can’t possible last forever? DeBartolo captures that feeling perfectly with Beatrice and Jordan’s relationship. Event the way they meet (she answers a personal add looking for a friend for the end of the world), is just too perfect and hipster romantic.

I love Beatrice and Jordan. I want to hang out with them. And while I probably could ten years ago when I first read the book, I’m way too old and boring now. She’s an artist, he’s a writer and they are just so fun and cool. They have big dreams together, the sky’s the limit.

Only problem is…and probably only a problem if you are superstitious, is that Beatrice once went to a fortune-teller who told her that her true love would die and leave her all alone.

See, woman in trouble, right?

I won’t give any more away, because this one is just so good that you need to go pick up your own copy to see how things end up for these two crazy kids. This love story brings to mind some of my favorites (and I’m a sucker for a good love story). Think Love Story by Erich Segal, Endless Love by Scott Spencer and The Fault in our Stars by John Green.

So, go, start reading. Don’t forget a box of tissues.







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