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ARC Review: ‘Break Up with Him, for Me’ by Whitney G.


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3.5 ‘No breakup title’ Stars!

ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

I’ve been a huge fan of Whitney G. ever since she gave us the infamous Andrew Hamilton (my forever favorite dirty hero from hers). Nearly always I am ready to read whatever she comes up with, and her newest standalone release was no exception. Break Up with Him, for Me also features one of my absolute favorite troupes (friends to lovers) and I think Whitney did a good job with Hayden and Penelope’s relationship. It was a slow burn, sweet and sexy treat that many will enjoy!

Break Up with Him, for Me is, as I said, Whitney’s newest standalone romance and it focuses on the love story between Hayden Hunter and Penelope Carter, two best friends who started hating each other and now their relationship is about to take a turn. Penelope lost her parents very young; her brother deals with that staying away from her (even when she is injured, and her career is highly affected) and the only person there for her is always Hayden. Pen is also the queen of break ups and Hayden is quite the playboy, but both are always dealing with pent up longing for each other. What will happen when they take their friendship to the next level?

I wasn’t sure why, but for the time since we’d become friends, I felt like I was undergoing the oncoming symptoms of withdrawal.
And I didn’t like it.

I am always giddy when it comes to love stories between friends who love each other in secret. I feel it gives a new layer to the narrative, giving it that slow burn that many of us love. Also, it’s so enjoyable to read how two people who already know each other so well have new aspects and add a new kind of connection between them. Hayden and Penelope’s friendship is so sweet and full of banter and, when they take it to the next level, it’s passionate and emotional as well. Nevertheless, I felt the story was a bit too slow sometimes and Pen and Hayden’s back and forth was a bit too much for my nerves at times. The ending though was so adorable, and it brought everything together for these two.

“The best romance you’ll ever find is with your best friend.”

Therefore, I am rating Break Up with Him, for Me with 3.5 STARS because it was an enjoyable read, with not too much drama and taking a beautiful friendship to an intense and heart-warming relationship. I loved Hayden and Pen’s chemistry, their banter and the feels their connection gave us. However, I do have to say it’s not my favorite story from Whitney, I feel like her earlier work was more to my liking, but I do still enjoy her writing and I plan to read more, for sure!


The Author

Whitney G. is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author. Her books have been published in twelve languages.

Whenever she’s not penning a new novel, you can find her blogging about self-publishing at The Indie Tea, drinking hot coffee, or traveling the world in sweater boots.

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