We Were On a Break, Lindsey Kelk,

We Were On a Break, Lindsey Kelk,

Genre:  women’s fiction, General fiction.

My first read by Lindsey, although she’s written several books. Clearly her style is one that many readers love, but for me though I enjoyed this book its a one off read.

I just felt as though there was just so much dancing round the subject, that they were on, then off, then wondering were they on, were they off, and neither seemed to really know.
To be honest I felt like I didn’t really understand Adam’s reasons for not proposing in the first place, and though there were lines that had me laughing, for much of the time it just seemed waffle, that they were making a mountain out of a molehill.

Its a great view of how simple things can get misconstrued, how innocent meetings look very different to others, and how sometimes we kid ourselves about what we want, and justify things when really we know we are in the wrong.
I did like the story, did like the look at how we work at relationships and how easily things can go wrong.

It wasn’t just their romance though, there was the question of Erin’s work, she’s a vet working in her dad’s practice and he wants to hand it over to her and retire. The problem is he doesn’t want to let go of running it, making the decisions, and won’t let Erin make the changes she wants.
I think that’s a very common scenario with family businesses, where there’s not the same respect for a family member that an employee has. Its not intentional awkwardness, but more just not seeing things from the other the persons viewpoint.

Then there’s Adam’s family, a brother who invented and marketed a best selling app, and now has become frankly a real jerk, very I-am-the-man to his brother, his parents, even his wife too at times.
She’s one of Erin’s best friends, but since marrying Chris and having a baby she’s become very different.
Adam and Chris parents are…strange, in a way too, his mum seems to be on a journey to find her inner self kind of trip, and dad is just a keep quiet, eat the wheat free, meat free, sugar free, fat free, taste free meals and sneak out to the café for a bacon buttie.
They’re’ a fun bunch and all have a different input into the Adam/Liv saga.

So it made me laugh at times, passed away a couple of hours and was an easy read, but for me not a great one, not one I’d reread.

Stars: Three, a good read, just not a great one for me.

ARC supplied by Netgalley and publisher

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