Title: Get Even
Author: Amanda Heath
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 30, 2015
He broke my heart.
He used me.
She made my world go round.
He tore me apart, put me back together and tore me up again.
She was the only person who truly loved me.
My mental state is…questionable. My life is in ruins. My heart is ripped to shreds and it’ll probably never be put back together again.
My twin sister, Sarah, passed away a few days ago. She was the sun in my sky, the grass between my toes and the light to my dark. I miss her so much. I don’t know if I can go on without her.
My ex-boyfriend, Tate, has come back into town for the funeral. I feel rage. I feel despair. I have violent urges. I have this need for revenge where he’s concerned.
My brother-in-law, Max, is acting…strange. I think he’s hiding something, something I don’t want to find out. He might be the glue though, the glue I need to hold me together.
My name is Farah and I want to get even for every single lie I’ve been told. I want to get even for all the things people have hid from me. Mostly, I want to get even for this black hole my heart has been turned into.
Get Even is the story of four adults, all with their own secrets that as close as they all are, they keep from one another.
The story is told in alternating pov's and begins with the death of Sarah, Farah's pregnant twin. From that point, the story starts at the beginning as Farah meets Tate, her ex-boyfriend, and Max, Tate's brother and Sarah's widower.
Farah, grieving after her sister's death, has to now deal with her ex-boyfriend and finding out secrets he had kept hidden from her. On top of that, Max and her have never gotten along, but they feel drawn to one another because they are the only ones who truly knew what it was like to have Sarah as a part of them but Max is also keeping a pretty huge secret from Farah.
Get Even addresses topics such as cheating, love triangles, secrets, lies & death. All wrapped up into one book, Get Even will draw you in as you are thrown into the world of Farah, Max, and Tate as they go on living after Sarah's death. You will not be able to put this book down. Even if you are a reader who gets squeamish about cheating (like moi), Get Even will still have you hook, line, and sinker. I became addicted to this book and Heath's writing.
All of the characters have their own problems that mess with them. Farah was pretty messed up and Tate really did not help things at all. The characters I enjoyed the most though were Farah and her grandfather and Max. I could not stand either Tatum or Farah's mother. That woman was a true nightmare.
Get Even is such an complex and complicated, emotional, heart-wrenching read, but it is truly worth it. Heath has written an amazing and incredibly addicting book.
There is so much I could say about this book and yet I can't without giving spoilers, so I will just say this is a 5+ read and definitely recommend it.
"What the hell are you doing?!" Max yells out from the top of the stairs.
I bite my lip and look down at Tate. The play sword is still in my hand over my head waiting for another chance to hit him. I'm straddling his hips and I kind of forgot how we even got this way, "Ummm..." I stutter out.
Tate clears his throat and looks up at his brother, "Just a bit of foreplay."
My face screws up in anger and the sword comes down on Tate. "You wouldn't know foreplay if it bit you on the ass!" I say, repeatedly beating Tate with the plastic sword. I know it stings because Blake's hit me enough times with it.
Tate finally throws his arms over his head trying to protect himself, "You lie! You're the one who is always telling me to 'put it in' or 'fuck me now, Tatum' it's your fault!"
"She calls you Tatum in the bedroom?" Max asks.
I glare down at Tate with all the pissed off anger I can muster. "You answer that question and I'll show you foreplay with this sword and your ass."
I live in southern Arkansas with my husband and young daughter. There is also an insane Boston Terrier running around. I've always been a lone wolf and find my friends in books. I started writing at a young age and I haven't stopped since. Most days you can find me either glued to my laptop or my kindle. My first novel, This Beautiful Thing was an Amazon best seller for 11 weeks and a year later I'm still tickled to see people enjoy it. I may not be a huge seller but I have the best fans ever and I thank God everyday for every single one of them.