Reviewed by Kristen Donnelly
Posted January 10, 2017
Contemporary Chick Lit | Women's Fiction
One of my biggest takeaways from living in the U.K. was a
delightful authors that I had never encountered before.
Lindsey Kelk is one of
those, and I have loved just about every book she's written.
dialogue is snappy and the POV passages are sparkling and
Each of her books make me homesick for the U.K. I feel like
I could be
in the pub with the friends and I know the cold she
describes in my
WE WERE ON A BREAK is no exception. But beyond that reality
she infuses her works with, there's a painful realism here.
Liv and Adam
have to decide if grass is greener on the other side or
under the feet of
a tried and tested and true companion. They have to have hard
conversations with themselves and with each other and with
that know them best. I appreciated how ugly Kelk allowed
each of them
to get, emotionally. By the time we hit the HEA, it was hard
The sense of place in WE WERE ON A BREAK is so strong that
some non-U.K. readers
may feel a little lost over the cultural references, but
nothing that will
detract from the story. I enjoyed several quiet hours with
this one and if
you're a fan of British contemporary romance, I think you
‘Witty, funny, warm and wise’ Marian Keyes
Is it a break? Or is it a blip?
‘You’ve just had a holiday,’ I pointed out, trying not
to yawn. ‘Wasn’t that enough of a break?’
‘I don’t mean that kind of break.’
There’s nothing worse than the last day of holiday. Oh wait,
there is. When what should have been a proposal turns into a
break, Liv and Adam find themselves on opposite sides of the
life they had mapped out.
Friends and family all think they’re crazy; Liv throws
herself into work – animals are so much simpler than humans
– and Adam tries to get himself out of the hole he’s dug.
But as the short break becomes a chasm, can they find a way
back to each other? Most importantly, do they want to?
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