Love Me or Leave Me

Title: Love Me or Leave Me
Author: Claudia Carroll
Published: 11th September 2014 by HarperCollins, Avon.
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Blurb: ‘Welcome to the Hope Street Hotel – where you check in married, and check out single.’

Two years ago Chloe Townsend was dumped at the altar and had to leave behind everything that mattered to her. Even now she’s finding it hard to move forward. That is until she lands an incredible job, running a brand new boutique hotel. Suddenly she’s starting to put her life back together, and, apart from the fact that her hard-to-please new boss is breathing down her neck, things are looking good.

But what goes on in the Hope Street Hotel is a far cry from anything she’s ever dealt with before. This is a pioneering ‘divorce hotel’ designed to make every aspect of breaking up efficient and pain-free. In one single weekend, Chloe’s team promises to take care of everything – legal, technical, emotional – and guests check out carefree and single.

No one is better qualified than Chloe to understand what couples need when their relationship is at breaking point, but she soon finds herself having to tackle the heartbreak she’s tried to bury. In particular three couples need her help – Jo and Dave, Lucy and Andrew, and Kirk and Dawn – and the opening weekend is full of revelation, trouble, memories happy and sad, facts that need facing, and some very big surprises.

It’s time to move on. And it soon becomes clear that some endings are, in fact, very exciting new beginnings...

*First of all I would like to thank the publishers for sending me a copy of this book via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.*

Review: This book instantly caught my attention because one, the cover is gorgeous and two, the blurb sounded really interesting and different from anything else I had ever read. I mean a divorce hotel! How crazy is that? What surprised me the most about this book is how sweet it is, I didn't know what I expected, but certainly some fighting and drama. Don't get me wrong, there is a lot of fighting and drama but the main idea of the book is that sometimes love is worth fighting for.

I expected the story to be more focused on Chloe, she was a lovely character that I instantly warmed to, but the focus is divided between her story and the story of three of the hotel couples in equal parts more or less. It was a bit confusing at the begining because there were so many stories and points of view that took me a while to understand who were the couples. Also, during the book we read flashbacks of these couples stories so we can understand why they are in the hotel in the first place. 

The three main couples are very different, I liked Lucy, the top model, and Andrew, the older banker. They were a really sweet couple that had gone through really difficult circumstances. I didn't like the other couples though... The emails of hatred between Jo and Dave were a bit repetitive and Kirk, Dawn's future ex, was just from another planet. So, I definitely found this book quite unique and I enjoyed reading it but there were some characters to whom I couldn't warm and made the story a bit slow for me. 


This is my fourth review for the #NetGalleyMonth, a fantastic event organised by You can read my plans for this month here.

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