November 21, 2015

♡♡♡La Douleur Exquise, J.R. Rogue♡♡♡

La Douleur Exquise

AIR is proud to announce a unique opportunity to have been selected to review this collection of poems that'll speak to your heart on a level that will truly make you a lover of all words completely.

J. R. Rogue

What happens when you meet your soul mate at the wrong time? 
What happens when you meet your soul mate but you aren't theirs? 

The definition of La Douleur Exquise is the heart wrenching pain of wanting someone you can’t have, and this book from J.R. Rogue lives up to its title.  The poems contained within the pages are heart wrenching, and soul consuming.  They are real, and I felt all of the heart ache that Rogue pulled from the depths of her soul.

I  tried to pick a piece from the book that I could choose as a favorite, but the fact is that I found myself identifying with everything.  There is not a poem in those pages that deserves more praise than the one before it. Every line written is as beautiful as it is painful, and I found myself constantly drawing from that pain. There is not one person on the planet that has never felt the feelings on these pages, and while reading it was a great reminder that we are never alone.  There is always someone out there that has gone through similar instances.   This is definitely one book that I will be going through time and time again.

I have been a fan of Rogue’s for quite some time and when the opportunity arose to review, I was completely all over it.  As a lover of the written word, poetry has always been at the top.  It’s feelings in their truest form, and La Douleur Exquise captures all of the angst, and pain, and hope, and the lies you tell yourself when the love you give freely is not reciprocated.

Thank you J.R. for allowing me this opportunity to read and review.  I can’t wait for another book, and until then, I will continue my stalking on Instagram.

J.R. Rogue is an American contemporary poet. She wrote her first poem at the age of fifteen after falling in love with the works of Edgar Allan Poe. "La Douleur Exquise" is her debut as an author. In it she tells a tale of longing and heartache. This book is for every soul that has loved. For every lover who has tasted the unrequited kind, too many times.