Review: We Were on a Break by Lindsey Kelk

This book did not fit any of my challenge prompts.


Is it a break? Or is it a blip?

‘You’ve just had a holiday,’ I pointed out, trying not to yawn. ‘Wasn’t that enough of a break?’ ‘I don’t mean that kind of break.’

There’s nothing worse than the last day of holiday. Oh wait, there is. When what should have been a proposal turns into a break, Liv and Adam find themselves on opposite sides of the life they had mapped out.

Friends and family all think they’re crazy; Liv throws herself into work – animals are so much simpler than humans – and Adam tries to get himself out of the hole he’s dug.

But as the short break becomes a chasm, can they find a way back to each other? Most importantly, do they want to?

Image via Goodreads

What I liked:

Try and read the title and not think of that show. I dare you.

I love Lindsey Kelk’s writing, and this is really up there with her best. The writing flows fantastically, and the story remains entertaining throughout.

Dual narratives are my thing, and this is a really well done dual narrative. It’s not uncommon for me to prefer one narrator to the other, and in this instance it was Liv. I connected with her much more than I did with Adam, and there were a few things more we had in common.

One of the things I loved most about this book was the little connection to other books by Lindsey. Maddie and Tom from Always the Bridesmaid appear in this book too, and I love seeing books that appear in the same universe.

What I didn’t like:

There is one side story I wasn’t in love with, that of Jane and Adam. My main beef isn’t with the story itself – things like this happen when couples go on a break. What I didn’t like was how it was written. Neither character warmed to me in any of their interactions.

Out of five:

Four. Lindsey fans and Lindsey newbies will all love this story.

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