FUBAR (Life Sucks #5) by Elise Faber

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1) Seriously, perhaps irreparably, damaged

2) Thoroughly disordered or ruined

3) Maggie Augustin’s life

She was pregnant and alone…and sick.

Seemingly every second of every day.

Yup. She’d gone from single and carefree to chained to a porcelain goddess…and soon she’d be chained to a baby—to nap schedules and car seats, to saggy boobs and blowouts, to—

Nothing that resembled her life before she’d peed on a stick and it had flashed with a plus sign.

Which was fine. Her life before that stick-peeing hadn’t been all that exciting and great. Aside from her friends, she’d been more than a little lonely, wondering what the hell she should be doing with her life.



Carter Jackson was gorgeous, funny, and good. Carter Jackson was the type of guy she once would have dreamed of riding in on his stallion and saving her. Carter Jackson was a man who’d apparently decided that she was someone that needed rescuing.

The problem? She didn’t need rescuing. Not anymore. She would be standing on her own feet from here on out, thank her very much.

The other problem? Carter was determined to rescue her anyway.

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4 out of 5 (very good)

FUBAR is the fifth book in the Life Sucks series and we continue Maggie's story, who we met in Clusterf*ck. She is suffering with her pregnancy, afraid to take medication in case it hurts the baby, plus a whole host of other worries. And then there's Carter. He was attracted to Maggie from the get-go but the timing wasn't right. It's not entirely right now, but he's not waiting any longer.

This was a great straight-shooting story where miscommunication doesn't really happen. Not between our main two, anyway. Carter wants to be there for Maggie but doesn't always appreciate it when the tables are turned. He does admit to his caveman tendencies though, which made it funny. Add in the ex-boyfriend and the parents who abandoned Maggie when she was only little, and you have an action-packed story.

FUBAR is fast-paced but flows smoothly. The characters are all well-rounded, and some are known from previous stories. Martha is my favourite character of all, and I would love to see more of her.

A great addition to the series and definitely recommended by me.

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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *


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USA Today bestselling author, Elise Faber, loves chocolate, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and hockey (the order depending on the day and how well her team -- the Sharks! -- are playing). She and her husband also play as much hockey as they can squeeze into their schedules, so much so that their typical date night is spent on the ice. Elise is the mom to two exuberant boys and lives in Northern California. Connect with her in her Facebook group, the Fabinators or find more information about her books at www.elisefaber.com.

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