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How to Lose an Ex in Ten Days

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A fun and entertaining take on the classic movie, How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days! I really enjoyed this romance from Lucas -- lighthearted, witty, and simply overflowing with charm.
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I sadly didn't enjoy this book, as there are some heavy paranormal vibes to it and that is just not something that draws me to books. It's not my usual type so I thought I would give it a try, but sadly it wasn't for me.
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A fun and different romance story. I really enjoyed the twist, I think it made the story more fun and enjoyable. The characters were cool and fun but also flawed and that to me makes them even more realistic, sometimes though I just wanted to shake Belle, so she could wake up and see what was in front of her. But I also understood what she was going through.
This book has a strong talk on marriage, family, forgiveness and moving on, and I really enjoyed the conversation that it brought to the table.
Overall, a good and fun read, I definitely recommended it.
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I love the movie How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, so I was jazzed to read How to Lose an Ex in Ten Days by Lottie Lucas. Let me start by saying that the synopsis of this book gives some cheeky cues to a paranormal element, but if readers aren't open to a ghost as a character, it's unlikely that they'll connect with this book. Moving past that, it's a somewhat predictable tale of a woman coming to terms with her past to focus on her potential future. 

Many thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for sharing this book with me. All thoughts are my own.
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DNF - did not finish. I did not connect with the writing style/plot and decided to put this one down. Thank you, NetGalley and publisher for the early copy.
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I might be the only reviewer of this book that doesn't really mind the twist. I don't mind a bit of the supernatural thrown into my romance. But it's not ideal that it clearly works so much against marketing and audience expectation, and so many readers were clearly thrown for a loop by this element. (I'm not spoiler-tagging this, because frankly the twist is more explicitly stated in the synopsis, so...) Still, that wasn't the thing that made me rate this down. 

It's taken me forever to finish this book and get it reviewed, because I just didn't enjoy the act of reading it much at all. I found the writing to be mediocre, flat and unappealing. The characters are likewise unappealing - Belle is a mess, but not in an interestingly readable way, Nate is a jerk (the little we really know of him), and there isn't enough chemistry between them, while the side characters feel underdeveloped in general. The plot requires a bit too much suspension of disbelief at times - not for the supernatural element, but for a barrage of petty details like lack of communication at times when it doesn't fit into characters as we know them. On the whole, I thought this book was an ambitious attempt to explore things like grief and forgiveness and moving on, along with a more typical simple romantic story, but it fell short of those ambitions.

Thank you to NetGalley and One More Chapter for the advance review copy.
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This book had a fun premise but I couldn’t get into it as much as I thought I would.  I was disappointed, 3 stars.

Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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Not my usual type of book to read. I tried, but I just couldn’t get into it.

It started out fine, but then started to drag and I had a hard time reading it.
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Loved this read! Couldn't put it down and decided to read it all in one sitting, definatly did not disapoint! Thankyou author!
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This was just not the book for me -- from the premise and title I had high hopes, but this was just not one I connected with.
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I couldn’t relate or connect to any of the characters in this book. While I wanted to push through, DNF at 35%.
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This book felt extremely slow and I had a hard time getting into it. While I was incredibly interested in the premise, I feel that this was another case of poor execution. I won't have an issue in the future, though, trying this author once again.
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This book wasn't really that interesting for me. I found it difficult to get into. Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for letting me review this book.
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Honestly, I struggled with this one, which is why I put it to the side a quarter of the way through, waited a month and came back to it. I got through, but that's not really what it should be, right? These characters, though interesting, simply did not reel me in. I didn't care enough about their story to make me want to skip lunch, delay bedtime and so on, to keep reading.
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Unfortunately this was not for me, difficult to get in to and so couldn’t warm to the characters. The plot lacked depth and  was not easy to follow
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Unfortunately, this one just wasn’t for me. I found the plot to be quite bland. Also, the characters and their relationships were underdeveloped. I thought the writing was pretty good and covered some really heavy topics gracefully. I just think not enough happened and by the end I was not invested in the story or characters at all and  had to force myself to finish it.
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Unfortunately this book was archived before I was able to read it so I can’t give a review at this time.
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I’m quite late leaving my review for this book. I’m usually a quick reader and leave reviews promptly, but this book challenged me. It took several attempts to get going. 

I struggled to engage with this book and noted it was only at 43% that I felt slightly invested. I could have quite happily stopped reading it.

The author’s writing style didn’t suit me, this is a purely personal feeling and I appreciate it’s my problem! Conversations seemed to drag on for pages. There was so much padding of the author describing why the characters said the things they said, or their inner monologues every time something happened. It became tiresome and really difficult to read.

The storyline was...interesting. Being completely honest, if the book blurb outlined the fact that there’s a paranormal element to the story I would have run a mile! It was mildly entertaining though and the fantasist in me quite liked the idea of a ghost having your back. 

I felt confused frequently through the book. Nate was the love of her life, but she barely spoke to him prior to the ‘10-days’ period. She longed for Ed ever since he jilted her on their wedding day 6 years ago...but she suddenly realised during one conversation with him that they probably never loved each other?? The main character, Belle, was so self absorbed it was impossible to connect with her. I felt sorry for Nate.

I hate leaving negative reviews. I think that if ghosts and surreal romance books are your thing you would love this book. It just wasn’t for me.

Thank you NetGalley and publisher for my advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
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This story is definitely a little odd and weirdly written but has some truly lol moments and would make for a great park, beach, or poolside read.
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I received a copy of this book to review for my my honest opinion from NetGalley

How to lose an Ex in Ten Days was interesting. I thought it had great potential and I could see Netflix picking it up. 

Belle was left at the church on her wedding day, her husband to be Ed just left with out a word. Six years go by and Belle is living with her sister and best friend Tessa. They are in the middle of planning her sister Rosie’s wedding. Belle is working as a reporter crushing on a coworker Nate. All seems normal until Ed shows up out of know where. Ed starts to cause all kinds of chaos right off the bat and Belle is getting more and more irritated. 

At Rosie’s and Leo’s joint bachelor/ bachelorette party Bella finds out that Ed died that day he left her at the church. Oh that’s the case how is Ed here now?! You got that right, he’s a ghost. I almost stopped the book right there I thought seriously this is going to go down hill fast. 

Although I thought the story could of use a little more from Belle and ghostly Ed I thought it was cute and showed you can move on and left go from a rough patch. Minus the ex coming back to haunt you.
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