Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Love Me or Leave Me by Claudia Carroll

Dear Reader,

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Chloe Townsend was dumped at the altar. But now she's landed an incredible job, running a brand-new hotel with a difference. It's a pioneering 'divorce hotel', designed to make every aspect of breaking up pain free - all in a single weekend.
No one is better qualified than Chloe to deal with relationships at crisis point. But, with three unhappy couples needing her help, she's forced to tackle her own secret heartbreak.
Can she hold it together and prove that she's up to the job?

MY REVIEW:

Claudia is back with her eleventh book, Love Me or Leave Me, a lively romantic comedy about love, betrayal, divorce and new beginnings. We meet Chloe who just two years ago was jilted at the altar and had to leave behind everything that mattered to her. She lands herself as General Manager at Dublin's newest luxury niche hotel catering to divorce couples. She is determined to make it a success but needless to say the course of true love and its dissolution never runs smooth what with her boss hovering over her shoulder oh and her ex-fiancé making an appearance!

The story unfolds from the perspectives of Chloe and three of the guests at the Hope Street Hotel - Dawn, Jo and Lucy who slowly reveal to us why their marriages have reached crisis point.
Dawn, a young and heartbroken woman who can't forgive her husband Kirk, who is having an affair; Jo, a control freak who regards her husband Dave as irresponsible out-of-work actor; and supermodel Lucy believes her marriage to Andrew dissolved due to his devious, spoilt grown-up children. As the weekend develops the couples are forced to confront each other and deal with their mistakes and misunderstandings. Claudia presents their issues sensitively but with plenty of humour. There is a little suspense built up with a hint of reconciliation possible for some of the couples but with plenty of drama!

I enjoyed the wonderfully woven story lines that were well developed and sure to win over your heart.  This is a thoroughly enjoyable read and something completely different as its not often you read a novel dealing with divorce.

Enjoy!

Kind regards,
Ailish