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Bitter Sweet Love is the much-anticipated second collection of internationally best-selling poet Michael Faudet, author of "Dirty Pretty Things," a finalist in the 2015 Goodreads Readers Choice Awards. Michael Faudet's whimsical and often erotic writing has captured the hearts and minds of literally thousands of readers from around the world. He paints vivid pictures withBitter Sweet Love is the much-anticipated second collection of internationally best-selling poet Michael Faudet, author of "Dirty Pretty Things," a finalist in the 2015 Goodreads Readers Choice Awards. Michael Faudet's whimsical and often erotic writing has captured the hearts and minds of literally thousands of readers from around the world. He paints vivid pictures with intricate words and explores the compelling themes of love, loss, relationships, and sex. All beautifully captured in poetry, prose, quotes, and little short stories....

Title : Bitter Sweet Love
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ISBN : 9781449481018
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 208 Pages
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Bitter Sweet Love Reviews

  • Beatrice Masaluñga
    2019-05-16 01:18

    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Some poems are good but there are pieces that I find dull and ordinary. I don't mind erotic poems, it's just that I don't feel any emotions on it. Michael Faudet's writing isn't bad, I like this book but I wasn't struck by it and I recommend this book for mature readers.

  • Olga therebelreader
    2019-05-16 03:56

    A collection of romantic and erotic poetry that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. You can feel the author’s emotions come off the pages. I found it beautiful, fascinating, and different. A very sensual read created by a truly talented writer. ARC kindly provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

  • Diana
    2019-05-02 21:10

    "When our eyes met, all time ceased to exist. The dying seconds frozen like the petals of red roses kissed by autumn frost." Erotic poems and prose, some of them literally screams horny, some just plain romantic. I tried liking this book, really. But it's like driving straight into a huge wall of bitterness and I-couldn't-care-less.

  • Whitney Atkinson
    2019-04-29 03:09

    Paled in comparison to book 1. There was less content, and very little of it even held my interest. These are poems interspersed with little short-short stories, and there were a TON of those in this and they got so boring and redundant that i started skipping them. there was really no cohesive theme to this and none of the quotes or poems struck me as profound. just a major step down from book 1, but i got an early copy of his third book so we’ll see if he can recover, because I know he has talent buried somewhere in that pen of his

  • Tsaki
    2019-05-16 03:54

    Can you rememberthe momentour fingers let go?The stars rushingbackward,no hope leftbelow.****Falling so madly in love with you is a tragedy. Nothing in my world will ever seem so beautifulagain.

  • Layla
    2019-04-28 01:17

    DNF @20%I really tried giving this a chance... I just couldn't :/I don't want to be mean, but this was really bad. I don't know why it's so highly rated. Can't even call this poetry. It's full of cliches and I just couldn't... Pass

  • Hiba Arrame
    2019-05-22 04:18

    *throwing up gesture*I didn't love it, I didn't even like it, I thought it was something about love, I mean the Love love, but it turned out to be about lust, filthy, unstoppable lust.I mean, it's not like we're dying to read about your sexual liaisons

  • Jessica
    2019-05-13 00:16

    I give this 4.5 stars, which rounds up to 5.To be honest, I'm not quite sure I liked this as much as his first book, Dirty Pretty Things. I think it was because it didn't have as much erotic poems. That being said I still enjoyed it a lot. This collection was like falling down the rabbit hole into Wonderland and it was a beautiful experience. I can't really put into words how I feel about this book.

  • farida
    2019-05-11 01:20

    once again, i read another book for Michael Faudet, a book about all his past breakups and hookups and his mournings over the loss of his ex lovers. (Who all have milky white skin and *dusty* pink nipples)I wasn't really fond of this book, and to be quite honest, I felt like it was just a book about acknowledging ones past mistakes and living in them. I expected how any poem would end/go/begin. It wasn't so special, just that Michael had knack for good smut scenes, but other than that, it wasn't that good. Nope. However, I was able to find some fragments of words that I really liked. “My hand between willing legs, writing a reply in cursive circles.Upon pretty pink paper unfolded.”-“When we plant weeds in a beautiful garden, it is often tears of regret that water them.”-“I have never felt the touch of falling snow,” she said. “But like love, I know it exists. Somewhere.”-Also, some short poems that I really liked like Eyes Closed, A Tragedy, and It Was Love. All in all, I wouldn't recommend this book unless you just broke up with someone and want to be horny and feel a little better about your own misery.

  • Sandra [the fucking book fairy]
    2019-04-30 23:21

    RATING: 3.25 starsI have read a number of Michael Fauldet's poems on Instagram, and most of them, I really liked. It's one of the reasons why I picked this up. I wanted to see how I'm going to like the other stuff he wrote.Bitter Sweet Thing... was okay. I wasn't completely blown away by it - unfortunately. I liked the concept of collating poems and short stories about how love have two sides: bitter and sweet.The problem I had with this was how disconnected I felt with it. I was expecting for this to stir my emotions, to make me feel something at least. But nada, this didn't do anything for me. Well, there were a few standout, but most of them were just meh. Another problem for me is the occassional switch of really short poems to short stories. I would have preferred to just have poems entirely.The poems that I really liked though were mostly the ones with the more sensual feel to it. They way he used words was just beautiful. And you know what he even does better, he makes them sound so real. Here's the perfect example.DaydreamingYou destroyed me with lips thirsty for thighs and knees pushed apart. Strong hands my undoing, fingers firmly pressed into pale white skin. My mouth open, moaning, neggomg fpr ruthless kisses and hair pulled hard. Buttons ripped, black bra unclipped, my fantasy fulfilled in a field of blushing daisies.See what I mean? The way he writes these sexual prose is great. I wish it was the same all around. If it was, I would have loved this more.

  • vicky ✨
    2019-05-15 00:01

    “– wrong suddenly feels wonderfully right.”

  • Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا
    2019-05-10 03:00

    I seriously feel weird reading this after reading Dirty Pretty Things, but I no longer care who wrote it, what's real and what's not, I'll just comment on the writing. But I have to add that if a van Gogh painting had Monet's name under it I would consider it a typo (and vice versa) you can't fool a person by typing another person's name under their work.I tried to separate my feelings and thoughts from my review but I kept feeling cheated. This is just so wrong.

  • Sarah
    2019-04-29 23:56


  • Kate ♡
    2019-05-21 01:07

    This is my second Micheal Faudet book, and sadly once again I didn’t enjoy it as much as I would’ve liked.I have his third book ready to read, so I’m hoping that one will win me over!

  • Paula
    2019-05-12 03:05

    Faudet tells us ‘She was like the northern lights on a cloudless night’ and then whispers gentle and lovely and lewd and thrilling and charming words about love not to impress, but to let us see that feelings, platitude, desire, and sexuality are all ingredients of a relationship. The book is a collection of scenes of life painted frankly with clear contours or diffusely with enchanting nuances of bright colours. For all those who know the meaning of love, who know nothing about it but want to learn something, who are searching for some good moments, who are looking for a wonderful reading, this book can deliver so much delight. Alternating poems and short prose build up an interesting story. I liked very much the synchronicity between the writing style and the depicted images.We Made Love"...Our trembling hands reaching out, trying to grasp the last watery rays of a dying sun. Where our hearts collided and shattered into a million tiny stars."Petals"When our eyes met, all time ceased to exist.The dying seconds frozen like the petals of red roses kissed by autumn frost."Rainbow"You are forevermy secret rainbow-beautifully writtenupon a rainy,gray page.Where hope,like love,can be found again-This gold we share,is ours.""When we plant weeds in a beautiful garden, it is often tears of regret that water them.""I certainly know right from wrong, she said, but the trouble is, whenever I feel your hands ...- wrong suddenly feels wonderfully right.""We all make mistakes.Mine was falling madly in love and forgetting to pack a parachute.""My HeartMy heart has become a broken compass. Every time i try to leave you, I always find myself running back into your arms."Borderlands"I am somewhere,strangely nowhere.A lone comma,placed midsentence....Lost is a lovely placeto find yourself""The Bed We MadeA bed we madeof thorny sheets,of jagged rocks,a chasm deep,cruel words once saida mountain steep,cannot be climbedin restless sleep,a nightmare shared,now oursto keep,for what is lost-tired eyeswill weep.""We joined the dotsfrom A to B,the line we drewfrom you and me,traced empty shoresacross the sea,over mountain top,past forest treealong the roadsand walking tracks,all bridges burned,no looking back,for the lovewe have,no gate can stop,no barking dogor bolted lock,for what is realis meant to be,when two heartsbeat-in proximity""Picking up the pieces of a broken relationship is like gathering up shards of glass with bare hands and eyes closed.""..For what is lost,a willow weeps.""I wish I could forget it all.Erase the past in an instant, hit the delete key, and open a new page.Anything to escape the relentless surge of a miserable tide that swept me away next morning, only to drown me in sorrow come nightfall..."Cherry Blossom"....Farewell my love,to fallen love,the wind becameyour words,the emptinessbetween us,the silent petalsupon the earth."

  • Esther (Chapter Adventures)
    2019-05-14 04:11

    Bitter Sweet Love is comprised of poems and very short stories often interconnected and that deal with love, hearbreak, and sex. Though I do have some favorite poems, the overall collection ended up falling flat for me. I do not blame the writing, because it was mostly my style, but I couldn't find anything touching in it. That's clearly something very personal and it might be completely different for another reader. While the stories weren't to my liking, they did end with powerful sentences or verses that I quite enjoyed. Because of that, I can't quite figure out how the short stories fit in the collection and I definitely preferred the poems. I found the recurring imagery interesting, but not very meaningful to me, like the constant mention of vodka, the lavender scent, or the red hair of most of the women he talks about. They made me feel like I was peeking into his own losses and relationships, so I couldn't really relate that much.Although my favorite parts were the more lyrical verses or sentences, I would say this collection is for someone interested in straightforward writing on hearbreak and love, with a bluntness particularly evident in the erotic passages.Favorite Poems: Her Kisses, Our Autumn Came, Her Eyes, My Heart, We Spoke, Respect Yourself, The Final Act, My Life Before You.*Disclaimer: I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*

  • Pamela Scott
    2019-05-05 22:11

    I was provided with an ARC by the publisher via NetGalley. I’m a huge fan of the author’s previous collection of poems and short, story stories, Dirty Pretty Things and couldn’t wait to read Bitter Sweet Love. I wasn’t disappointed. Faudet is a talented poet and story writer. I enjoyed the poems the most in this collection but the stories varying in length from one page to several were great as well. Bitter Sweet Love explores the same themes as Dirty Pretty Things; love, loss, relationships and sex. A lot of the work in Bitter Sweet Love is semi-erotic so may not be to everyone’s taste. However, the work is not explicit or pornographic, just teasing eroticism and nothing distasteful. I really like Faudet’s work. I look forward to reading more. Some of my favourite pieces were Proximity, Sleepwalking, Eyes Closed, Insomnia, Our Autumn Came and Her Kisses. I’d highly recommend Bitter Sweet Love.

  • María
    2019-05-10 02:11

    A trickle of silvery moonlight ran down her cheek. "We all drown a little," she whispered. "That's how we learn to swim." This is a beautiful work of words, short stories and poetry. It takes you into a rabbit hole of love, heart ache, rough sex and honest feelings. Perfect for a cold winter night with a cup of creamy hot cocoa. To be honest, despite that I love how Michael Faudet has his own splendid way with words, I'm not such a fan of erotic poetry. At least not so explicit. Although, I have to admit, how Michael puts it, it turns out even beautiful. But I'm more of a "non-explicit" kind of person. But I don't mind it anyways. I recommend this book to everyone who loves some bitter sweet poetry, and everyone who is mature to understand. 4.5 stars for this one, because it was a lovely reading."I have never felt the touch of falling snow," she said. "But like love, I know it exists. Somewhere."

  • Trish
    2019-05-20 23:06

    Juvenile, redundant, cliche. That's the only way I can sum up this horrendous cluster. I enjoyed Faudet's first poetry collection, it was cliche as well but had just enough of a lewd edge to make it good. 'Bitter Sweet Love' was simply painful to read. If I were to read this without any prior knowledge and had to guess the age range of the writer, I would say closer to 15-17 years old. Which would be good for that age range, but certainly not a well established author. Didn't cut it for me, I needed more substance and quite honestly, I just wanted quality writing. I unfortunately didn't find it with this one.

  • Michelle
    2019-05-20 20:01

    My opinion with poetry is that it is the most meaningful and understandable to the writer as they usually are writing through their experiences and their eyes. That said, some of these poems I failed to understand but all of them are so beautifully crafted; words weaved together in such vivid artistic beauty. There were a lot of poems I grasped and adored immensely, whereas the ones I couldn't grasp as well I managed to appreciate them still. This writer still remains a favourite of mine: passionate and soulful. And he has a wicked way with words.

  • Ashley Reid
    2019-05-18 01:07

    I hate giving this such a low rating after how much I enjoyed his first book of poetry, but I think loving the first book so much made my expectations for this too high, and it ended up just disappointing me.

  • Michelle Kate
    2019-05-22 00:55

    In the words of Pablo Picasso, "Sex and art are the same thing". This book literally embodies that quote. It's pretty hilarious! All I can say is I hope you enjoy this one 😜 and definitely check out Michael Faudet's other pieces

  • Jeanne
    2019-04-30 22:16

    Yay, after 9 months...I really tried harder just to finish this.

  • Coreen(AsThePlotThickens)
    2019-05-16 03:22

    “I have cried an ocean for you but still your ship refuses to sail.” I really don’t know what to say when it comes to this book, I don’t read much poetry but most of the poems written in here were just read without really getting imbedded through my brain. I remember being neutral about the first book so I’ll just say the same for this one too.

  • Kandi Steiner
    2019-05-12 04:11

    Still a huge fan of Faudet, but this one didn't quite live up to Dirty Pretty Things for me. His style is absolutely evident throughout every page, but for me, these poems just didn't hit as hard. Still, it was a pleasant read and I enjoyed diving deeper into Faudet's twisted mind. My favorite poems and short stories of his are when he exposes the darkest depths of our sexuality. He excels in that respect, and that's why he will forever be a fave of mine. Four stars!

  • Fiona Summerville
    2019-05-18 03:01

    As enticing and satisfying as the first...Mr. Faudet has managed once again to leave me enthralled with his words and the soul from which they emerge. Bitter Sweet Love is a fantastic balance of poignant poetry and sexy flash/short stories. A fan from the first...a fan for life.

  • Avis
    2019-05-09 21:22

    Actual rating: 2.5 stars

  • Erza Hoti
    2019-05-02 02:18


  • Sunnybunny
    2019-05-22 01:07

    ~2.5 stars~A bit too much vodka, hentai clips, and mini-skirts the second time around. Yeah...

  • Wanny Syazzo
    2019-05-04 02:04

    Dirtier than Dirty Pretty Things, more likable in certain ways.