Title: Love Me or Leave Me
Author: Claudia Carroll
Pages: 400 Pages
Publisher: Harper Collins
True love lasts a lifetime.
But sometimes, life just gets in the way . . .
It’s the opening weekend of the first ever boutique ‘divorce hotel’ and three couples arrive to ditch their emotional baggage, once and for all, and move on.
It’s make or break time for Lucy and Andrew, Jo and Dave and Dawn and Kirk. But the hotel’s manager, Chloe Townsend, is one very special lady. As she settles her guests in, it becomes clear that this weekend is going to bring some big surprises.
Because some things are worth fighting for – and what seems like an unhappy ending can be a very exciting new beginning …
And when the weekend draws to a close, no-one is going to be more surprised than Chloe herself.
If you love MARIAN KEYES and SOPHIE KINSELLA you will love this!
Of late I have gone off reading romance stories. I don’t know what it is because the romance book used to be my book of choice. I loved getting lost in the romantic whirl of new characters. I couldn’t actually tell you the last romance book I read but since I am trying to beat the backlog of books on my NetGalley list (the number is too shameful to share) I decided to start near the beginning of the book list and yes this book was out in 2014. I hang my head in shame. It was a lovely surprise when I wasn’t put off by the romantic story. In fact, I actually bloody loved this story.
Told in the multi-perspective, Love Me or Leave Me focuses on the horrible nature of divorce. Set in Dublin, Chloe – a recent heartbreakee gets her dream job of managing a hotel. This is a hotel with a difference though. It is where separated couples come to finalise their break up. Do all the messy paperwork but in a relaxed way in a hotel full of luxuries. We meet several couples who are here to break up each with their own unique reasons for wanting to split. But their time at the hotel leaves them wondering if they really should give up on their relationships.
It was such a light read and it was just what I needed after a few heavy stories. Something that was a lovely distraction.
Charming and delightful, definitely a beach read.
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