ARC Review: Make Up Break Up by Lily Menon

Afternoon Everyone,

Hope you’re all doing well and enjoying your week. What started as such a lovely week has turned into a wet and miserable one. On the one hand I’m gutted because I love me some sunshine, on the other I’m kind of excited as I am dying to get the fires going in the cottage. I’m working on getting my partner on the case!

Book πŸ“–

Thank you to @HodderBooks and @smenonbooks for this advanced copy of Make Up Break Up in return for an honest review. Make Up Break Up was published on 15th July 2021 and you can get a copy here.

Description πŸ”–

Annika Dev believes in fairy tales, true love and happily ever afters and all of that is the inspiration for her app; Make Up. It’s been called Google translate for failing relationships. Hudson Craft’s app is a direct contradiction of that. His app Break Up has been called Uber for break ups. Annika and Hudson’s week long fling in Vegas was fine at the time as their opposing beliefs didn’t matter.

However Hudson moves into the office next door and the two clash time and time again. Competing within the same business with opposing ideas makes them enemies right? However the closer Annika gets to Hudson, the more she questions whether Hudson really is the playboy millionaire that he’s depicted to be. Will they forever be in opposition or will they teach each other what happily ever after really means?

General Thoughts πŸ€”

I really needed a book to put a smile on my face and this book popped to the top of my TBR list at exactly the right time. It was funny and romantic and gave me all of the feels. Don’t get me wrong there is a certain amount of cheese but there is always a time and a place for cheese; and this was it.

I thought that this was a great play on a classic enemies turned lovers plot line that was fun and flirty. There’s some raunchy bits in there to spice it up a little but then some pulling on the heartstrings to give a lovely full rounded rom com.

Characters πŸ‘¬πŸ‘­πŸ‘«

I’m pretty sure everyone can relate to Annika in one way or another. She wanted Hudson so badly, but fought against herself because she couldn’t get behind the ethics of his business. But her physical want for him did betray her at times and haven’t we all been there? I loved the passion that Annika had for her own business and how strongly she believed in it.

Hudson sounded like a heart throb and I have no shame in admitting that. I totally understand why Annika struggled to control herself around him. I had a suspicion from early on that there was a sweet and soft side to him that Annika was failing to see and I’m so glad it got to shine through.

Writing Style ✍️

Once I’d started I struggled to put this book down. The relationship between Annika and Hudson was captivating and I thought it was developed by the author brilliantly.

I enjoyed that this book gave me all of the warm fuzzy feelings but also made me laugh with the odd feeling of sadness. There was just the right amount of each to make it a fun and engaging read.

Conclusion & Scoring πŸŽ–οΈ

Just when I was in the mood for something lighthearted, heart warming and fun, this book came along. The characters were great, the storyline was endearing and I would definitely recommend this book for curling up on the sofa on a weekend.


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