Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Review: The Break-Up Artist

The Break-Up Artist

Publication Date: April 29th 2014         
~A proof copy was provided by Harlequin Teen in exchange for an honest review~

Some sixteen-year-olds babysit for extra cash. Some work at the Gap. Becca Williamson breaks up couples. 

After watching her sister get left at the altar, Becca knows the true damage that comes when people utter the dreaded L-word. For just $100 via paypal, she can trick and manipulate any couple into smithereens. With relationship zombies overrunning her school, and treating single girls like second class citizens, business is unfortunately booming. Even her best friend Val has resorted to outright lies to snag a boyfriend.

One night, she receives a mysterious offer to break up the homecoming king and queen, the one zombie couple to rule them all: Steve and Huxley. They are a JFK and Jackie O in training, masters of sweeping faux-mantic gestures, but if Becca can split them up, then school will be safe again for singletons. To succeed, she'll have to plan her most elaborate scheme to date and wiggle her way back into her former BFF Huxley’s life – not to mention start a few rumors, sabotage some cell phones, break into a car, and fend off the inappropriate feelings she’s having about Val’s new boyfriend. All while avoiding a past victim out to expose her true identity.

No one said being the Break-Up Artist was easy.


I didn't expect to like the Break-Up Artist as much as I did. Yeah, I know, it's mean and I say it all the time but it applies. It was also unsolicited, and just from the synopsis you don't get much from, it's all about the content. Either way, luckily for The Break-Up Artist it's not as good as it sounds.
It's better.