Breathtaking and beautiful. Raw and full of emotion – but not in a shit soppy way.

Marian Keyes has been in my life since being a teenager and I am so past being a teenager it’s not even funny! What is funny though is that I can’t remember the last time I picked up a book of hers but in each and every one, there has been something so relevant to me at the time; this is no different, really.

The Break is about grief, first and foremost. The unexpected adult emotions that we assume we know how to deal with, but we don’t. The way we worry about other’s perceptions of us and how we should be feeling. Ultimately, as ever, it’s about love. Blended families, love, lust, let-downs and passionate encounters – The Break has it all. I couldn’t wait to see what happened and it didn’t disappoint. Relationships are never black and white, it’s too easy to judge others when you are not living it yourself.

I loved the charcters: Marian Keyes has such a way of seamlessly exploring the characters little quirks so you fall in love with each and every one of them. I’ve always found her writing to be a little more mature than most chick-lit writers and it works so well here. I’d happily give this 8.5 out of 10.