The Break Up
(Review written 14th April 2020)
Tilly Tennant has done it again! I absolutely adore Tilly’s writing and I have adored The Break Up.
Lara a single lady with her own wedding planning business which she runs from a summer house in her back garden. I LOVED this! If only I was brave enough to start my own business from my back garden. She is quite the inspiration. Employing just one assistant, Betsy (who is adorable), she has built up a successful business. Some of their clients are hilarious, others just genuinely lovely.
Lara is a likeable character, although she did frustrate me at times. In a good way though, as she is very real. She often overthinks things which I think is quite typical of anyone who has been through a break up such as hers. Her ex, Lucian, left her for her best friend. I’m pretty sure this would mess with my head also and leave me struggling to trust anyone again.
Lucian is a slimy character. I’m not sure what she ever saw in him really and I reckon he did her a favour in the long run. She still has the one true love of her life anyway, her cat, Fluffy!
Fluffy’s wandering ways lead her to meet Theo, who turns out to be a VERY likeable character. Their relationship goes from icy cold to hot and heavy and back again. A real rollercoaster romance which makes this book a highly entertaining read. The two of them have a quick temper, but the chemistry between them is undeniable. I did want to bang their heads together at times, but only because they are obviously made for each other. I was routing for them the whole time.
If you love a romance with plenty of drama, and amusing moments, you will love this book. I love it when a book leaves me with big smile on my face and this one most certainly did that.
I highly recommend!
What happens when Mr Right goes rogue?
Lara doesn’t have a back-up plan. So when her safe-bet boyfriend Lucien dumps her for her best friend, Lara’s world implodes. Life after the break up stretches bleakly ahead, lonely evenings on the sofa with only a bottle of wine and her grey cat Fluffy for company…
Down the road, Theo loves his job as a jazz musician, giving other people great nights out before coming home in the early hours and unwinding with his loyal cat Satchmo.
What they don’t know is that it’s the same cat.
And when they find out, standing in the streets in their pyjamas, both on the hunt for their lost pet, sparks of the wrong sort fly.
Lara can’t deny that Theo is one of the most gorgeous men she’s ever met, but she can see exactly why he’s still single. They do say opposites attract… but is she ready to move on? And when Lucien comes back into the picture, will she be tempted back to her life before the break up, or risk everything on the chance of something new?
A wonderfully warm will-they-won’t-they romantic read that will have you laughing one minute and crying the next. If you’re a fan of Jill Mansell and Carole Matthews, The Break Up is the love story you’ve been waiting for.
Readers are loving The Break Up:
‘Oh my gosh I loved this book. I think it would make a great movie… Tilly Tennant books always warm my heart and always give me a giggle too’ StefLoz Book Blog, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I loved this book, it is such an enchanting read that I could have happily devoured in one sitting… it has just the right amount of romance and humour and is much more than a boy-meets-girl kind of book… It is a lovely story where we learn not to give up on our dreams and I highly recommend this book!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This is such a magical and heartwarming story, I have absolutely adored this and I’m really sad that I will never be able to experience reading this for the first time again… it should be on everyone’s TBR list. I cannot say anything negative about this one, it has been the perfect book to switch off with at the end of a busy day. This is most definitely a five star read, I only wish I could give this higher. It is truly deserving of all the stars and is magical.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Such a sweet and comforting read, perfect for curling up with on a cold, wet day.’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I love this author and never miss one of her books.’ Stardust Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘What a beautiful book this is! I wasn’t sure what to expect at first but once I started reading I couldn’t stop. Would definitely recommend’ Beanie Bookworm
‘Really enjoyed this, Lara and Theo are great characters and the story line was lovely. Perfect to lose yourself in for a few hours!’ Netgalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This is a lovely book… There were parts that broke my heart and parts that made me smile.’ B for Book Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Another brilliant book by Tilly Tennant.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This is a lovely easy read romantic story with lots of laughs… I found I just couldn’t stop reading.’ NetGalley Reviewer
‘A cute romantic story filled with some hilarious moments!’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘An enchanting book which captures your heart and you can be swept along with the “loveliness” of it all’ Goodreads Reviewer
happy reading 🙂