Another light, gooey rom com from Lila Monroe! I love that I know exactly what I’m in store for with her books – they’re quick, low angst, and playful with a dash of humor. This second chance romance is no different; I really enjoyed the story and it just flew by. Though I do think the hero is a bit of a dud (more on that in a minute), I finished this in one sitting and stayed connected the whole way through.
The story follows Katie, a woman who went through a breakup so devastating that it inspired her to start a blog, becoming the Breakup Artist and even landing a book deal. When the guy she’d been dating for a while, Wes, ghosted her, it changed Katie and made her a little more jaded about love. When they bump into each other again, it starts a chain of events that lead them to explore all of the reasons they went wrong the first time around, and wonder if maybe they’ve grown into two people who are right for each other.
I’ll be honest… I REALLY struggled with the circumstances of the original breakup in this one, so it colored my opinion of Wes. He was offered a job in another state and didn’t think that their relationship was that serious, so rather than dealing with the drama of a breakup, he just… moved to another state without mentioning it to his girlfriend. Kinda hard to recover from that one. Ultimately, I was able to get over that by thinking of it more along the lines of “they were just having fun and didn’t know each other that well” instead of “but they’re meant to be!” Still didn’t love him, and there certainly wasn’t enough groveling. That being said, it really didn’t hinder my enjoyment of the rest of the book. It’s the kind of light, easy read that’s perfect for unwinding after a long day, and I’m definitely looking forward to checking out what’s next for the series. I received an ARC via Give Me Books and am voluntarily leaving a review of this rom com.
Title: The Breakup Artist
Series: Cupids #4
Author: Lila Monroe
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: May 11, 2020
It’s a game of exes and oooohs! Enjoy the sizzling new standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe!
I’m an expert in break-ups. From the slow fade, to extreme ghosting, to, ‘but you never said I couldn’t send pics of my junk to your step-sister on Instagram’ – I’ve seen it all… and built a mini-empire along the way. My blog, the Break-Up Artist, uses my past heartache to help people move on – and avoid weeping on the floor at 3am consuming their body weight in spray cheese and Oreos. Ahem.
Now, I have a new job that could mean the big-time: helping a famous Hollywood it-couple navigate their tricky break-up. Except not everyone wants them Splitsville. The movie studio needs to keep them together to promote their big movie, and they’ve sent someone to make sure I fail in my first VIP gig.
Wes Baxter. Also known as my ex.
Also ALSO known as, the guy who broke my heart so thoroughly, I had to turn myself into a self-help guru just to get over him.
I’m determined to follow my own advice (no drooling over Wes’s perfect abs, or remembering how he rocked my world) but being trapped together at a luxe country retreat isn’t helping things… And neither is Wes’s early-morning naked swim habit. Soon, love is in the air, the sparks between us are hotter than ever, and I’m seriously questioning my ‘no backsies’ policy.
Wes swears he’s changed. He wants to try again, and he’s got an annoyingly sexy way of convincing me. But can second chances really work? Or has the Break-Up Artist finally met her match?
Find out in the sizzling new romantic comedy from USA Bestselling author, Lila Monroe!
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Combining her love of writing, sex and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote The Billionaire Bargain. Lila enjoys writing, as it gives her a flexible schedule to spend time with her kids and a wonderful excuse to avoid them. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who strips out of his well-fitted suits nightly.