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Publisher's Summary

Is it a break? Or is it a blip?

Liv and Adam are in love. Liv and Adam are supposed to be getting engaged.

Until Adam accidently suggests they take a break. And Liv starts thinking....

Friends, family and bystanders all have opinions, and one complication leads to another as Adam and Liv try to muddle through in this hilarious, heartwarming comedy.

Are they split up - or are they on a break? What exactly are they allowed to get away with? And, most importantly, what do Liv and Adam really want?

©2016 Lindsey Kelk (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

Praise for Lindsey Kelk:
"Witty, hilarious, sexy, pacey...a smart, laugh-out-loud triumph. Just brilliant!" ( Heat)
"This fresh, romantic comedy has a smart and truthful voice and some entertainingly outrageous moments." ( Sunday Mirror)
"When it comes to hilarious romcoms, nobody does it better - I heart Lindsey Kelk!" ( Sun)
"Kelk's best yet. You won't be able to put it down." ( Bella) "Funny, dramatic and wonderfully relatable.... Uplifting!" ( The Chronicle)
"A bouncy, sexy and lol-littered gem of a novel." ( Heat)
"Funny, cringe-worthy and fast paced.... A perfect summer read." ( Closer)
"Properly funny." ( Fabulous)
"Outrageous, witty, exciting and romantic, we simply adored this sparkling read." ( Closer)
"Leaves you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside." ( Company)
"Kelk has a hilarious turn of phrase and a sparkling writing style." ( Daily Express)

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The most annoying main characters ever

This is my first review on audible but I felt it necessary to warn anyone thinking of listening to this. The female protagonist is the most annoying, selfish, childish character ever written. She seems confused the ENTIRE book and her inability to communicate left me yelling at my car stereo as I listened. She seems to be throwing a prolonged tantrum the whole book. The male lead is not much better, though after the first couple chapters I began siding with the poor emotionally stunted and communicatively challenged sod. The performance is alright but I find that Kelk writes her female leads as mostly confused, self pitying and self involved for the majority of the book and then evolving into outright selfishness in the finale, all the while expecting the guy they've been stringing along to be there for them while they "figure themselves out". I'm all about being your own person but I've never understood the notion of a.) not being able to do that in a healthy relationship or b.) doing that at the expense of your significant other's feelings. You're perfectly capable of finding yourself without making someone wait for you to do so.

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Be prepared

This is one of the few books I couldn’t even finish. The characters are unlikeable and the split narration is confusing. To have the female lead speak both male and female thoughts is one thing, but then when it’s from the male perspective it changes to a male narrator doing a male and female voice. So each main character has two voices and the male to female is painful to listen to. I didn’t even care how it ended and that’s unusual for me. I was hoping to like it, but I couldn’t get there. :(

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Couldn't get past narration.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I returned this because I couldn't get past the switching back and forth narration. They should had the Avita do all female roles and Ben do all male. Weird set up.

What was most disappointing about Lindsey Kelk’s story?

the set up of chapters

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Avita Jay and Ben Allen ?

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What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

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So. Much. Whining.

The characters were so whiny and failed to actually grow a spine and communicate with each other. I quit by the third chapter because I just couldn’t.

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Dragged On FOREVER!!!

I listen to a lot of audio books. This story had no surprises though I kept waiting. A very hum drum story line. I wouldn't recommend it though like other books by the author.

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I found this book OK. I got really annoyed with the characters because a lot of the issue was just a misunderstanding! If they had communicated properly t etc etc. I just get frustrated when this happens in stories.
Overall it did keep my interest and I did want to find out what happened.

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Insightful and funny chick flick

I really liked hearing the story from Adam's side. The male perspective was intriguing and made me step outside my normal heroine view. It was almost like a thriller waiting to see what would happen next. Enjoyable listen.

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  • Mrs. L. J. Binding
  • 05-22-18

Very slow, quite unbelievable and dissapointing

i have read many of Lindsey Kelk's books so was excited to listen to this one. this was my first audio book of Lindsey although i have read the i heart series and a few others, i was extremely dissapointed with this book, it took me a few months to complete it and that is only because i am stubborn with books and wont give up on them, i listened to several books in between this one and felt the story to be very far fetched, quite boring, the male lead character to be unlikable and generally very flat, the end finally arrived and i just felt relieved i could move on to another book, i wont spoil the end but its really is nothing to write home about,. i was dissapointed with the book, but that of course is just my opinion, i wouldn't really waste a credit on it but if it comes up in an offer, maybe give it a go?

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  • Emily
  • 08-31-17

very slow book..

I got quite bored listening to it.. slow storyline quite repetitive.. takes ages to get to the point

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  • Kitkatscanread
  • 03-19-17

cute

really enjoyed this and it was narrated well.
my favourite character was probably Daniel haha. he was full of sass.

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  • S Nimmo
  • 03-17-22

Funny, emotional, relatable.

Enjoyed this book a lot. I got into it straight away and I loved the format, going back and forth getting both sides.
Funny, emotional, relatable.
The narrator's were also easy to listen to.

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  • J Smith
  • 12-08-21

Enjoyed

Loved listening to this book. Narration was great. Got into the characters but don't shout at it for the couple to talk to one another not through others lol. Recommended easy listening

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  • Jaye22
  • 09-18-21

*Will They Won’t They*

This would make a great RomCom the whole Will they won’t they moments we all recognise on screen, the misunderstandings and interference you have it all here. To be honest the two lead characters Adam and Liv were my favourite. They had a lovely holiday and on the last day was supposed to be the best. Adam had it all planned the big proposal and little does he know Liv already knows and is already feeling deflated as Adam so far had not been down on one knee.

Well the last day does not go to plan, Adams so called meticulous plan falls short.

Now back at home he decides he wants a break, he changes his mind, now Liv wants a break and everyone has an opinion. We see the backwards forwards of them almost on the verge of getting together and rows, a christening, and friends taking sides and a few laughs thrown in until it becomes a mess. So will Adam get it right? Will Liv say yes? And will they ever work things out……

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  • mushymushy
  • 05-28-21

really good

really enjoy this book. couldn't stop listening to it once I started. great story and suspense in parts

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  • Nadia H.
  • 05-17-21

Book is ok, but readers are making in soooo boring

Struggling to finish, story is fine, but readers voices are making this book super boring, good for falling asleep though

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  • Claire Bullimore
  • 09-29-18

I loved this!!

Such a lovely story. I really enjoyed listening to both Avita and Ben. . .

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  • Music1
  • 09-25-18

Slow going at times

Interesting story but slow going for me at times, some bits made me laugh out loud, great when on the motorway, but most of the time to slow for me