ARC Review + Giveaway: Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake



Title: Suffer Love
Author: Ashley Herring Blake
Publication Date: May 3rd 2016 by HMH BFYR
Source: ARC from Publisher for Blog Tour
Rating: ★★★★★
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Hadley St. Clair’s life changed the day she came home to a front door covered in slips of paper, each of them revealing the ugly truth about her father. Now as her family falls apart in the wake of his year-long affair, Hadley wants everyone-her dad most of all-to leave her alone.

Then she meets Sam Bennett, a cute new boy who inexplicably “feels like home” to Hadley. Hadley and Sam’s connection is undeniable, but Sam has a secret about his family that could ruin everything.

Funny and passionate, Suffer Love is a story about first love, family dysfunction, and the fickle hand of fate.

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange of a review. No compensation in any form was received for the review of this book.

I have no words for this book. I’m having a hard time trying to express my thoughts about the book. One thing is for sure though, I really had a great time reading this book.

Blake’s writing style is excellent and consistent. The story grabs attention easily and it definitely brings you on edge. The characters also show interesting development.

I really adore the chemistry between Sam and Hadley. The dual POV makes it really easier to understand both characters. They do well both as separate characters and as a couple. I also love Livy, Sam’s sister; Kat and Ajay, Hadley and Sam’s respective bestfriends. The romance might be a bit cliche and cheesy but I really love how the story folds. It’s raw, gripping, and ultimately heartbreaking.

Overall, this book offers a lot of great things. It’s a very exceptional debut and I’m really looking forward to more of Blake’s works in the future!


“If I’ve learned anything in the past six months, it’s that life is a fickle little bitch and there’s not one damn think I can do to tame her.”


“We huddle together, all of our eyes stinging, a cracked unit trying to feel whole. Trying to act whole.”


AshleyAshley Herring Blake is a poet, teacher, and YA novelist. Her debut novel, SUFFER LOVE, follows two teens as they attempt to wade through an intense relationship complicated by their parents’ infidelities. Ashley lives in Nashville, TN.

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