Review: Six Feet Under (Mad Love Duet #1)
Received an Advanced Readers Copy in exchange for an honest review.
Six wasn’t the hero I needed. But he was the man I wanted. And it was my selfish craving, the desire to own him, that would be our undoing. No one tells you that love is a disease. An infection that tears your heart apart, leaving you half the person you were before. A malady that leaves open wounds. An invisible disorder tracing scars in the places you couldn’t see if you weren’t looking for them. I was sick, but love didn’t heal me. Instead, it festered in my marrow, and drove me to unforgivable mistakes. Six was my first mistake, but he wouldn't be the last.
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
It has taken me almost a week to focus my thoughts about this book. I was reeling after I read it and I could not put into words what I thought. I'm still not sure if I will be able to adequately portray what I think and feel now but I'm going to try. Six Feet Under was an emotional roller coaster. Mira was exhausting but Six was very patient with her and never let her push him away. This book dealt with a woman who had a mental health issue that made her turn to drugs and alcohol and self mutilation. She was scared of love because she knew what it would do to her if she ever lost it so she resisted Six a lot in the beginning. Six... we never did learn a lot about him in the first book. I don't know what his motivation was for starting a relationship with Mira. I do know that I liked the two of them together. Six was good for Mira and helped stabilize her which made her much less exhausting though she still had her moments that had me shaking my head and wanting to throw my Kindle across the room.
It has been a long time since I've read a book with so much angst and drama. Most of the books I've read lately have been fantasy but I am glad I signed up to be apart of Whitney's review team to get this arc because I really enjoyed this book. I liked how it spanned 10 years from the time Mira and Six met. One chapter could happen a year later and I think that kept me from getting too bogged down in Mira's head and her angst that would have made it harder to read the book. Seeing the evolution of their relationship and Mira's growth was amazing since we usually do not get that in one book. Whitney did an amazing job of jumping years without making it feel like you've missed too much. It did not feel like much time had passed at all actually. I loved the set up of this book so much.
It was a massive book that took me a few days to read and I cannot wait to read the second book to see what happens between Mira and Six. I did see the ending coming since something had to happen. I hate how it ended up I'm okay with it because I know there is a second and final book that will wrap things up. Six Feet Under is very intense book that I would highly recommend reading.