REVIEW – “A WAY TO GET BY” by T.Torrest




What happens after The Ballad of Brenda and Eddie?

This is not a romantic comedy.
This is not a fairytale.
This is not what you’re expecting.

Lies, secrets, betrayal.
Marriage, divorce, sex.
Love, heartbreak, money.

Best friends.
Old enemies.Soul mates.
Happily Ever After comes in many forms.
A WAY TO GET BY is the story of how Brenda and Eddie found theirs.***For ages 18+ ***READ WHEN YOU’RE IN THE MOOD FOR: Angsty, surprising, heart-breaking, infuriating true love.***WARNING: This book is told in dual POV with a non-linear timeline.

*****Patty’s Review*****
*****4.5 STARS******
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}How was I supposed to live without her? I had no idea how I was going to face the next hours much less the endless years to come. Actual tears gathered behind my eyes as I let out with a choppy breath, the pain in my chest an unbearable ache.

T. Torrest is one of my favorite authors. I became a fangirl over her when I first read her book, REMEMBER WHEN. To this day, it is still one of my all-time most treasured series. You can never accuse T. Torrest of being a predictable writer. Her stories never follow the same formula and this woman is definitely a risk taker. I admire the hell out of her. She has definitely delivered a story that is very different from what I’ve read thus far.

A WAY TO GET BY takes place over a span of a few decades, the late 60s to early 80s. The story is inspired by several songs by Billy Joel. We follow the story of Eddie and Brenda, who started off as high school sweethearts, and now after several years of marriage, they find themselves at a crossroads. They’re unable to make things work anymore between them and are about to file for divorce. We go from the past to present seamlessly and little by little we see how strongly these two loved each other and feel the heartbreak when their relationship starts to fall apart.

This book is seriously angsty, which is what I crave most in books!! I really had a very hard time liking Brenda. I actually hated her because her reasons for wanting a divorce were just loathsome to me. My heart broke for Eddie and all I could think throughout was that he deserved a woman that was a million times better than Brenda.

I know people are going to have a hard time liking this lady but stick with this one. You’ll be glad you did!

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