Very deep and slow portrayal

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Like Happiness by Ursula Villarreal-Moura. Thanks to @celadonbooks for the gifted Arc ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tatum Vega has been called by a journalist to speak to the decade she spent knowing famous author M. Dominguez. As she reexamines the past, she begins to understand more about their relationship and why she was so enamored.

While I did enjoy this one enough to finish it, I feel like it went over my head. I didn’t quite get it; not much seemed to happen to me. I was waiting for the shoe to drop the whole time. Instead I think it’s a very deep and slow portrayal of a relationship with an unequal power component. I liked how the narrator was looking back and discovering things about herself as she examined the past relationship.

“Toxic relationships are like ticking bombs. Once I pull the pin and acknowledge your disregard, your disingenuousness, your betrayal, we could never rewind and begin again.”

Like Happiness comes out 3/26.