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The Break Up by Charlotte Barnes

Genre: Fiction
Publisher: HQ Digital
Rating: 3’5/5
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About The Book

You don’t know what you’re looking for until you find it.
Edi Parcell thought she had life all planned out, so when her childhood sweetheart proposes a three-month break to date other people, she’s shocked. Unexpectedly back on the dating scene after years with the same guy, this is the first opportunity Edi’s had to think about what she really wants from life – and love.
From disastrous first dates to meet-cutes at museums, Edi is soon on a voyage of self-discovery – and she has her best friends on hand to help with everything from deciphering WhatsApps to deciding whether that cute woman in the art gallery really was flirting with her. When the break is over, will Edi even want her old relationship back?


My Thoughts

When is the moment to say enough in a relationship?
Edi and Rowan are engaged, they should be happy and love each other, but their relationship is not easy and they are not happy either. So, why are they still together? As a reader, you’ll find the relationship between Edi and Rowan extremely weird, they don’t fit each other and it’s not easy to like Rowan as a person. But Edi seems to prefer this type of comfortability rather than finding what she really wants in her life.
This book is a little bit of a mix-up between the relationship between Edi and her boyfriend and how she meets Winifred, a woman that will see her life in a different perspective.
I have to say that I was a little bit disappointed with the story of the book; I thought that this was the story between Edi and Winifred, but it’s more the self discovery of Edi as a woman and what she wants to do after breaking up with her horrible boyfriend.
This is a slow paced story, with difficult situations to read and remember that there are no boxes to fit in, we should be who we are, without prejudices or molds to fit.
Are you ready to read “The Break Up”?


About The Author

Charlotte Barnes is an academic, crime writer, and poet based in Worcester, UK. Her crime writing covers everything from psychological thrillers to good old-fashioned detective work. She is currently working on a new psychological thriller.