We Were On a Break
This one is perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella – the humor and cultural settings are very similar. Liv and Adam’s Mexican holiday is sure to end in an engagement, or so Liv thinks. They’ve been dating for an age and surely, SURELY, he wouldn’t take her from England to Mexico without a real purpose, right? Well, imagine her shock when instead of giving her a ring, he asks for a pause. Dejected, confused, and heartbroken, they head back to the UK and to their separated lives.
One of this book’s strength is that it alternates PoVs between Liv and Adam as they go on their break. We get to understand Adam’s decision from his perspective before Liv does, which added to my sense of rooting for the two of them throughout the whole book. I wasn’t sure if they were going to end up together, but lawd alive did I hope so. They meet other people, they make some mistakes, they mope a lot, they think they move on; but in the end the break only proves that they do actually belong together.
Highly recommended for fans of books with deep dives into relationships, authentic adult conversations about commitment, and sparkling humor.