Thursday, 2 June 2016

Book Review: Break Up Club by Lorelei Mathias

Blurby Bits:

‘Sparky dialogue and a lovely depiction of friendship. I loved this!' Katie Fforde
This story is a celebration of the people that bring you back to life when your world closes in: your mates. Relationships come and go, but the Break-up Club membership never truly expires.
'Sparky dialogue and a lovely depiction of friendship. I loved this!' Katie Fforde
'You'd be DAFT to miss out on this fab book – it's blimmin' marvellous! I LOVED IT' Miranda Dickinson
Holly Braithwaite and loveable loser Lawrence have been together for five years. But the obvious cracks in their relationship can no longer be ignored and Holly soon finds herself saying ‘it’s not me, it’s you’.
In the shock aftermath of their break up, Holly finds unlikely companions in Olivia, Harry and Bella. Together, they form the Break-up Club, as they support each other through their mutual melancholy and find ways to love, laugh and function as human beings again.
Break-up Club meets every Sunday. Each week, as the comedy and drama unfolds, they discover a new BUC ‘rule’. And, one by one, the rules become vital markers on their journey to recovery . . .
To our members, we’re the first emergency service!

My Review:

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Break Up Club is a great, fast-paced tale of four friends who form their own support group, to help each other through their various relationship break ups. We've all been there - crying into our tubs of ice-cream (maybe that's how salted caramel came about?), sniffing jumpers left behind (or is that just me?) and of course these days,with the wonders of modern technology comes the added complication of Facebook stalking. So we rely on our friends to pull us through the misery and anguish. 

The characters are great; Holly, whose career is looking like going the same way as her love-life with one disaster after another; Bella, a would-be singer who just cannot get the break she deserves; Olivia, who proves that being the most financially successful of them all doesn't count for a successful love life; and Harry, the loveable Scot who is just as confused and heartbroken as his female friends.

I loved this fun, bittersweet read. The story is full of both laughs and tears as we are taken on their journey, as they find themselves having to create new rules for the Break Up Club along the way. It's written with warmth and love, and makes you realise that we can get through anything if we have our friends by our side.

You can buy your copy of Break Up Club here (other retailers are available!).

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