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This book feels like the TV show New Girl, except it is set in London. I did enjoy the glimpses into London neighborhoods, holidays, and foods.

I didn’t feel that a relationship between the two characters was believable. They found each other attractive, but there didn’t seem to be much substance there.

I skimmed the last half of the book, mostly because I wanted to know what happened with the flower shop.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Avon and Harper Voyager for the opportunity to read and review this book prior to publication.

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I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was a fun book. I enjoyed it a lot!

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Thank you NetGalley, Avon and Harper Voyager for my ARC in exchange for my honest review.

Weekends with You follows a florist named Lucy who is forced to move out of her studio in London due to a rent increase. One of her prior roommates from school Raja, offers for Lucy to move in with her and her 6 other roommates (still in London). Lucy says yes and is swept away by their monthly ‘Warehouse Weekends,’ which is their ‘roommate bonding time’ that takes place over 2 days each month, in which the roommates take turns planning activities that all 8 will participate in. Each chapter is the ‘month’ and highlights their Warehouse Weekends.

First of all, I love the adventure element. I was so much fun reading all their adventures and roommate (or should I say flatmate) bonding times. I wish the story focused more on the roommates bonding over their adventures because it felt like a found family (roommate version) trope. My issue with this story is the male love interest.

Meet Henry, one of the flatmates who travels for his job and is only home two days each month for the Warehouse Weekend. He plans on leaving London once he figures out where he wants to live through his his travels and uses his career to excuse his flaky mentality. I don’t love how smitten Lucy was over Henry because I found him selfish and immature. I would’ve preferred her love interest to be the chef because I couldn’t stand Henry’s personality. Henry gives off the vibe of ‘I travel so I can’t commit,’ but then also whining when Lucy doesn’t grovel at his feet, simultaneously stringing her along.

Overall, this is a solid 3 stars because this story has potential, if the male wasn’t so selfish and unlikable. I felt like readers will lose sight of Lucy as she seems to allow Henry to treat her terribly and forgives him after he does bare minimum romantic gestures. I dislike the miscommunication tropes and feeling like Henry didn’t earn Lucy’s love. I think I’m getting too old for this type of miscommunication/relationship drama, HA.

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Weekends with You was a lovely, sweet romance. The proximity romance was fantastic. The characters were lovable and believable. It was a bit predictable, but only in the best rom-com ways. What a great vacation read!!

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One weekend a month for one year- is it enough to build a real, lasting relationship on?

An interesting approach to the romance genre. I didn't love the way the Lucy/Oliver story played out. It felt superfluous, and a waste of a good character. That said, the author obviously made me care about some of the characters, so kudos for that.

Three and a half stars.

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Weekends With You is a charming tale set against the backdrop of a north London flower shop. Lucy Bernstein, the protagonist, navigates the challenges of keeping her flower shop afloat while wrestling with romantic entanglements among her quirky warehouse flatmates. The narrative draws poetic parallels between flowers and the bustling life in London, highlighting the contrast between the tranquility of nature and the chaos of city living.

While the concept of the story is endearing and the floral imagery adds a delightful touch, the execution falls short in some areas. The plot feels somewhat rushed, and character development could have been more nuanced. Additionally, the romantic elements, though sweet, lack the depth needed to fully engage the reader. Despite these shortcomings, the novel manages to capture the essence of personal growth and the pursuit of one's desires, echoing the theme of learning from the flowers.

The book earns a respectable three out of five stars, offering a pleasant read for those seeking a light-hearted romance with a floral twist. The novel blooms with potential but could benefit from more careful cultivation in terms of pacing and character exploration.

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A beautiful story about friendship, found family and star-crossed love that sees two friends with undeniable chemistry never being able to figure out how to be together in the same city and still pursue the careers they are both passionate about. Angsty and dramatic but definitely romantic, this was a strong debut and good on audio. Perfect for fans of authors like Beth O'Leary or Josie Silver. Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an early digital copy in exchange for my honest review.

Steam level: closed door/kissing only

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Lucy moves in with her best friend and 6 roommates so save some money. Where she meets Henry.. Henry I feel like he was just not it for me. I loved the writing but he annoyed me more than anything. I feel this book at potential and certainly was a quick read. But Lucy is a pushover and always took him back.

Unfortunately It wasn’t for me, but that doesn’t mean it’s not for everyone! Give it a shot!

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London. Flowers. Found family. I was so excited to dive into this one. I loved the idea for this book, getting to follow Lucy for one weekend a month. The found family was done so well, and found myself wishing to see even more of them and their stories. The Ireland chapter was probably my favorite in the whole book. As for Lucy and Henry, I was hoping to read more about them and their backgrounds and what led them to moving across the world, and needing to do some major soul searching respectively. What we knew about the MC’s felt very surface level and I would’ve enjoyed getting to know them better. The biggest issue I had while reading was that Lucy is from the US, but had an overwhelmingly British vocabulary. Overall, I thought it was an easy read and thought it was a charming debut.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC

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Very cute novel about flatmates who are deeply attractive to each other. The problem? One wants to live in London and the other only comes back to London one weekend a month and is determined to fine a home outside of the UK. Lots of fun characters and shenanigans you'd fully expect if you lived in a former warehouse with 8 other people.

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The cover definitely drew me in with this book! It's a quick romance read. Wasn't my favorite, but didn't hate it either!

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3.5 stars rounded up. I thought this was a really cute debut and I ended up enjoying it more than I thought I would. Lucy is a London florist who moves into a warehouse flat with 7 (yes, 7) other roommates. She finds herself quickly falling for one of the roommates, but the circumstances are a bit tricky as he is a traveling photographer and only in London for one weekend a month.

This book had some of my favorite themes and elements- found family, flowers, and a London setting, so I think that’s why I enjoyed it so much. It had a bit of a warm and cozy feel to it, which was just what I needed. I mostly enjoyed the dynamic between roommates and found those relationships and storylines to be more endearing than the romance aspect of the book. I’ll admit at first, I was a bit concerned about keeping track of all 8 roommates, but the author did a great job of rounding them out just enough and building a really fun dynamic where this wasn’t an issue for me at all. The love story was fine- I wasn’t totally invested, but I didn’t hate it- and I do think some of their issues and general immaturity in the relationship was realistic considering they are in their early twenties.

I do wish there could have been a bit more background and insight into Lucy’s past. This would have made it a lot easier to connect with and root for her. Having such limited background on both her and Henry made it feel a little superficial. Also, this is a very minor annoyance, but it threw me off how Lucy was supposed to be from New York, but her inner monologue was VERY British. I understand she has been living there for a few years at this point, but it just felt off to me every time.

Overall, I found this enjoyable, and if you can look past the somewhat frustrating love story, it’s a really solid debut! I’m excited to read more from Alexandra Paige.

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Lucy is an ex-pat American living in London and working in a small boutique flower shop. When her rent increases to an unaffordable level, she gives up her solitude for life in an old warehouse with seven other flat mates. One flatmate in particular, Henry, travels the world as a photographer and only returns back home once a month, but still that's enough time for sparks to fly between Lucy and Henry. Distance romance, misunderstandings, break ups and reconnects are all in store for readers. The flatmate characters can all stand alone and bring a lot of fun to the story. Told in monthly chapters around Henry's comings and goings allows readers to feel the way time is moving too slowly between Henry's visits home for Lucy. I did find the on again/off again relationship between Lucy and Henry getting tedious to read through as it was repeated too many times. More attention given to the cast of supporting characters and less emotional drama would have made this a much better read.

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I loved this book! Alexandra Page's Weekends with You is full of characters that are relatable and make you laugh. Following a group of eight London roommates who spend one weekend a month together, while the newest roommate/main character Lucy works on advancing in her career as a florist and opening her heart to love. This quick read is fun for anytime of year since it spans 12 months.

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This was a good read - I really enjoyed this book. I'm so glad that I got the chance to read it early and will definitely be recommending it to multiple people who enjoy these types of novels. I enjoyed the characters and especially enjoyed the writing by this author. I'm excited to see what the author comes out with next as I'll definitely be reading it! Thank you to the publisher for my early copy of this book!

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gorgeous writing style and I liked the FMC. unfortunately, the MMC felt like a really weak character. like... a whole year? because he doesn't want to commit? that's not dramatic tension, that's just.. a very bad sign. thanks for the arc!

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I was not the biggest fan of this book but I will give it one thing, it was not the most predictable romance I have ever read which did help to make it more enjoyable. I did like how the book was laid out where we were only really seeing the characters 1 weekend a month. One thing I did want was more from the other roommates even through they were only side characters.

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I *may* have stayed up all night reading this book!! I needed to know what happened each weekend!!

This book is about Lucy and her life as a 20 something year old florist in London. She is originally from America which I guess is the reason she often has cookies with her tea instead of biscuits in the book. It threw me off a few times because the book comes off as being fully British until I hear cookies. haha... not a big deal.

I liked Lucy. She seemed strong and independent with a few insecurities along the way as we all tend to have. It made her seem more human. There really wasn't a bad character in the book at all, except maybe Finn who is described as the "younger brother" of the flatmates so that explains why he's kind of annoying.

I was a bit annoyed at the back and forth in the book (you'll see) but I feel like this also made it real. Sometimes when there's a real connection it's worth a little bit of extra work. I do wish there was a bit more about Lucy and her shop. Even though she repeatedly said she didn't want to be the girl who put a man before her career the book did focus more on her relationship issues than her work. I would love to read more about Lucy in the future and for a first book I thought this was very well done! I will keep an eye out for future books from this author!

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Weekends With You by Alexandra Paige is the perfect addition to the ranks of the most popular romance books. Lucy is navigating life in London as a semi directionless 20something. She has a fulfilling job...and that's about it. When she is forced to give up her solo apartment and move into a shared loft, she confronts the parts of herself she put on hold in favor of other things, including a potential romance with her roommate, Henry.

Weekends With You hits all the right notes of a rom com - funny, smart, sensitive, and sexy - without feeling trite. Sure, there were parts that were unrealistic or glossed over, like the exhaustion Lucy felt carrying the weight of extra work responsibilities or the relative ease of adjusting to a big shared loft; but the main storyline - Lucy's relationship with Henry - felt real and relatable.

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Book was written in an easy to follow format. I enjoyed this idea/concept of each chapter being a month out of the characters lives. I would have loved to have had more backstory on the main characters to better understand them but was still able to follow the story and their lives. One of my favorite things was the idea of the roommates having a monthly event that they all had to attend and was the responsibility of one of them to organize.

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