fierce love susan scott

About Fierce Love: Creating a Love that Lasts–One Conversation at a time

Publisher: Thomas Nelson (January 11, 2022)

Hardcover: 240 pages

Often in our romantic relationships, we long for deep connection, but we don’t know how to communicate well and sometimes withhold what we’re really thinking and feeling. This can lead to fighting, resentment, or, worse, complacency–where you are just going through the motions, more like roommates than two people in love. As Susan writes, “It’s as if we’ve pulled off our own wings.” As couples, we don’t stop to think about how important our conversations are. And we certainly don’t understand that what we talk about and how we talk about it determine whether our relationships will thrive, flatline, or fail.

In Fierce Love, New York Times bestselling author Susan Scott guides couples through eight must-have conversations that lead to deep connection and lasting commitment. Through the use of true stories and hands-on exercises, Susan helps us

  • understand that the conversation is the relationship;
  • identify and dispel five relationship myths that mislead and derail us;
  • learn eight conversations that are critical to enriching relationships; and
  • stop fighting or ignoring issues and start connecting in a deep and meaningful way.

After a season where many relationships were tested and tried, where some relationships thrived and others have exposed cracks couples didn’t even realize were there, or realized but didn’t acknowledge, now is the best time to learn to communicate well. By having honest, compelling conversations with our partners, we can foster true connection and a fierce love that will withstand the test of time and grow stronger over the years.

My Thoughts:

Fierce Love by Susan Scott is an eye-opening read that highlights the importance of productive conversations within a relationship. While the book focuses on strengthening communication within romantic relationships, some of Susan’s advice can also be applied to other relationship dynamics.

Throughout her book, Susan discusses the effective ways to communicate and how to have those fierce yet sometimes difficult conversations with your partner. In Fierce Love, readers are given the tools to approach conversations that they’ve been avoiding, tiptoeing around, and are too afraid to have. As Susan so brilliantly says, “A careful conversation is a failed conversation because it simply postpones the conversation that wants and needs to take place.”

If you’re putting off important conversations in your relationship, you’re setting your relationship up for failure. Paired with incredible insight and conversation openers, Susan prepares and encourages readers to get vulnerable and have necessary conversations with their partners today.

Though I’m single, Fierce Love makes me feel more prepared to express my wants and needs in my next relationship. Susan discusses the value of compromising in a relationship while reminding you to be vocal about your needs and to never neglect the relationship you have with yourself.

Fierce Love is an empowering and encouraging book full of advice that will stick with me in future relationships. I enjoyed and took a lot more from this book than I expected to.

If you or your partner struggle with communicating with each other, this book may just be what you need to get back on track. Fierce Love is available to purchase on Amazon and at most bookstores.

Thanks to Lisa from TLC Booktours for inviting me on this blog tour. I received a free advanced reader’s copy of this book from the publisher through TLC Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.