Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Book Review: Love Me Or Leave Me By Claudia Carroll

Name: Love Me Or Leave Me
Author: Claudia Carroll
Publisher: Avon
Summary: ‘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....

Review: Firstly, I would like to thank the lovely Avonbooks for sending me this complete and utter treat. I received it quite early but wanted to read nearer release so I wouldn't be too sad it had ended. I have said it before and I know I will say it again, I am truly in awe of Claudia's writing. It's funny as I was reading this at work a number of colleagues were asking me about it and they were like wow Hayley you really know how to make a book sound amazing. What I admire about Claudia is she brings to life real situations yet adds humor and a difference to them. I haven't been married as yet lol so I don't get what being married and what being divorced is like but Claudia brought to life very different couples of very different ages and I was hooked from the word go. I must add that Chloe Townsend our leading lady and general manager of the Hope Street Hotel is an emotional yet empathtic and utterly loveable woman, you instantly love everything about her as a reader, well I did.

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