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.
Review by Lorena
This was one of the most beautiful stories I've read by far by this author. An unbelievable story between a woman who has so many problems and issues starting with her mother who was abusive and was bipolar. Mira suffered growing up with this woman who never paid attention to her and when she did it was to berate, mistreat or ignore her.
Mira has been on her own for quite some time now but she has been suffering from mental illness for so long that whenever she hurts herself, it doesn't phase her anymore. She tends to cut herself in order to numb the pain and she drinks and takes drugs to forget. When Mira meets Six, he is her constant, he is the one to cure her and he's her rock. They have their ups and downs but Six is always there for her.
But there is a mystery to this man and Mira wants to find out what he's hiding. He keeps giving her vague answers to her questions, but Mira trusts him and she knows that when he leaves, out of town to attend to a "job" she knows he'll always come back. But during the time he's gone, she finds herself going out of her mind and always relapses and turns to either drugs or alcohol and when she's angry she cuts herself. Can their love survive or her relapses cause them to fall apart?
This book was rather long, but every page just intrigued me more and more. I couldn't get myself to put my device down because the more I read the more I wanted to find out what was going on with Mira and Six. They were both an enigma that I needed to solve.
Whitney Barbetti really knows how to write a dark, gritty, emotional book that will leave you with all kinds of emotions.
This book definitely made me feel a high that I didn't want to come down from.
I am looking forward reading Pieces of Eight because the little excerpt she gave us at the end of Six Feet Under left me wanting to continue reading the book with no pause.
5 Marvelous STARS!!
About the Author
Whitney Barbetti is really, truly awful at writing in the third person, so we're just going to change this bio up a bit and write it as first person.
I am married with two boys. When I'm not changing diapers or cutting food into tiny bites, I escape to Starbucks for hours. My blood pressure actually drops the moment I walk in, hear the baristas call my name, and inhale the aroma of coffee beans. And I don't even like coffee.
I love music and have a playlist for everything. Queen is my very favorite.
I like watching creepy shows when I am home alone but then I instantly regret them once my mind starts breeding irrational fears. I try to channel my fears into my books as a way to cope.
I have about 20 bacon things in my fridge.
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