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I was not expecting to enjoy this book nearly as much as I did. The writing style was good, easy to read without being over-simplified and the concept of the "warehouse" renting was interesting. I loved the snippets of each month which enabled the plot to move along without getting bogged down in daily activities. I enjoyed Lucy as a main character and found her job as a florist interesting and different from the normal 20-something living in London. I was not particularly fond of Henry (too wishy washy and needs to mature) but I still oddly found myself hoping they would end up together. Oh, and I totally want to go to the B&B in Ireland!

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After reading Weekends with You, I felt like I was part of the 2B family and found myself wishing I could participate in Warehouse Weekends. Lucy and Henry's story was relatable and pulled at my heartstrings. I was fighting for them and enjoyed how they each grew individually throughout the book and needed to find themselves and figure out who they were before they could figure out their life together.

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I loved the ride of emotion and raw vulnerability that the author brought within the characters, it was fierce and full of love.

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Thank you to NetGalley and Avon for the opportunity to read and review an advance copy of this book.

I loved everything about this book....except the two main characters! I don't understand what Lucy saw in Henry. He was a complete wanker who was only looking out for himself, wanting to have his cake and eat it too. Why did she keep giving in to him and accepting his lame excuses?! It drove me crazy. And the ending was disappointing. I wish she had ended up with NO boyfriend. However...the rest was great. I loved the Warehouse Weekends, especially getting to know Finn on his weekend, and the way the roommates interacted. The whole "found family" premise was the strength of the story. I loved the friendship between Lucy and Raja. A solid debut, and I really enjoyed the writing style, but I can't bring myself to give this a higher rating simply due to a**hole Henry.

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I couldn’t put this book down - I read it in less than 24 hours, taking any spare moment I had to read a few pages. I fell completely in love with the group of characters living in the warehouse. While the story centers around Lucy and Henry’s relationship, the rest of the roommates and their familial dynamic as a unit gives this book so much heart. This book does an incredible job of capturing the messiness of one’s twenties, finding yourself, finding a 'found family,' falling in love, and all the other bumps in between. For being Alexandra Paige’s first novel, it’s an amazing debut. I’ll absolutely be reading anything else she comes out with.

Thank you to Netgalley and HarperCollins for the ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review!

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This book charmed me but at the same time made me thankful I’m not in my twenties looking for love in this day and age. I found myself smiling while I read this. It pulled me in to the friend drama and then the dating drama. But it was a drama that I didn’t mind. The title is aptly appropriate as it deals with a couple who is navigating a potential relationship one weekend a month. It sounds impossible because it is. But to be young and free and able to navigate this world only works with the support of friends. This is a great feel good story. It’s well written and I’d recommend it if your looking for a quick weekend read. Special thanks to NetGalley for this e-ARC and accepting my honest review in exchange.

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"Weekends with You" was the perfect lighthearted romance-read to kick off the new year. Full of deeply lustful looks and airy romance, Lucy and Henry held onto my heart the entire way. Alexandra Paige is an expert at the heart and her writing kept me turning the page until the very end. "Weekends with You" is the perfect read for all types of readers, whether you need to get out of a reading slump, haven't touched a book in years, or are a proficient romance reader; this book is your next great find!

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Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this ARC!

Such a cute and lovely story, I always seem to enjoy romances set in London. Most of this book was great, but I really disliked the male love interest- he just kind of sucked? And she deserved better? Like I don’t find him redeemed really, seems like walking red flag. But maybe that’s just my own preferences talking

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I really enjoyed this book. The roommates were a lot of fun and the London setting was delightful. My only frustrating was the on-again, off-again, on-again, off-again that took quite a while to resolve.

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I’ll just start this off by saying I hated Henry lol. He’s the type of guy on hinge that says he’s ready to settle down in his bio but then says he is still figuring out what he's looking for. He had no redeeming qualities for me and I was not rooting for them. There was just one moment that I couldn’t come back from and felt like I wanted to shake Lucy and tell her he won’t change lol. Sure he was cute in the end, but I was definitely like 😒😒😏

Aside from Henry, this book was great. It reminded me a bit of good trouble, I loved the found family, the friend group and absolutely love the idea of warehouse weekends. I loved all the integrations of flowers into the story, and I loved Lucy. I feel like her feelings were relatable, it was fun to go through her crush with her, I just wish she stuck to her gut more.

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Weekends with you had a good premise, but the execution fell short. I was hoping over the course of the timeline both characters would grow and mature, but I felt like I was in a new adult, college type setup. Lucy didn't come off as a strong FMC and seemed to get worse through the book. Henry was fairly selfish and obnoxious and I'm still not sure what his draw was. The author didn't write him as someone you're drawn to, so imagine my surprise at Lucy letting him string her along.

I think with a little more plot editing and some other issues writing a book in the UK, it could be ready.

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I loved this sweet rom com. It was a fairly quick read. That kept my attention from start to finish. Because I just had to know how the book ended.

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Thank you to NetGalley and Avon Books for the ARC of Weekends with You. This book was a delight, not only great main characters but an ensemble cast that you can’t help but fall in love with and root for. I loved all of the flower references, too; made me want to go out and arrange a bouquet (or quit my job and become a florist or photographer). This was a fun debut and one that I’d definitely recommend. The romance plot was definitely there, but the real star was the cast of characters and the adventures they went on. It was so fun to follow along, and I loved the premise and writing style.

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This book is so wonderful. It takes place over a year but during the weekends. So this was totally different and I really really loved it! I had to keep reading to see what happened next. Loved this! 5 out if 5 stars!
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This book wasn’t written for me. I didn’t resonate with any of the characters but that doesn’t mean this is a “bad” book by any means. It flowed well, the dialogue was great between characters.

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In Alexandra Paige's novel, "Weekends with You," the author beautifully explores the power of flowers as communicators, contrasting their patient and giving nature with the bustling city of London. The protagonist, Lucy Bernstein, finds herself navigating the challenges of running her flower shop, The Lotus, in north London while simultaneously grappling with unexpected romantic entanglements in her new living situation as one of eight flatmates in a quirky warehouse conversion. Lucy's journey is intertwined with the arrival of Henry Baker, a traveling photographer who only returns home for twelve weekends each year. As their paths cross, Lucy is not only captivated by Henry's charm but also finds herself gradually falling for each of her flatmates. Throughout the story, the author cleverly draws parallels between the flowers Lucy tends to and her own personal growth, prompting her to reconsider her understanding of "creative arrangements." Paige expertly captures the essence of the characters and their evolving relationships, painting a vivid picture of the eclectic dynamics within the warehouse conversion. Amidst the vibrant backdrop of this bustling home, Lucy's personal growth becomes intertwined with her interactions with her flatmates, as they all navigate their own journeys towards self-discovery. With each passing weekend, Lucy's character blossoms, mirroring the very flowers she nurtures in her shop. The author masterfully weaves themes of patience, giving, and personal growth into the narrative, emphasizing the importance of learning from nature's example. Lucy's journey serves as a reminder that sometimes, in order to reach our full potential, we must bravely reach for what we need and embrace the opportunities that come our way. "Wekends with You" is a heartwarming and captivating novel that showcases Alexandra Paige's talent for storytelling. Through her vivid descriptions and skillful character development, she transports readers into the world of Lucy's flower shop and the bustling warehouse conversion. This delightful tale serves as a reminder of the beauty in life's unexpected twists and turns, and the transformative power of love and personal growth. In conclusion, "Weekends with You" is a charming novel that will resonate with readers who appreciate the beauty of flowers, the complexities of human connections, and the courage required to embrace new beginnings. Alexandra Paige's enchanting storytelling will leave readers eagerly turning the pages, eagerly awaiting the next bloom in Lucy's journey.

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I enjoyed the premise of this book and loved the writing style. It flowed nicely and was enjoyable to read. However, I did not enjoy the characters. I personally just didn't connect with them.

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Weekends with You - a group of friends living together in a co-op like space that commit to gathering together at least 1 weekend a month. To ensure it’s not boring, each friend gets to pick the activity they do for that weekend.
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The only time I lived communally with others was when I was in college living in the dorms. The idea of living in a place like the warehouse seemed so fun - add in a little romance and you have the premise. I love the characters & the exploration of emotions as they begin to enter the next stages of life.
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Marriages, dating, job changes - all the things that can cause friendships to change are explored as the main character, Lucy, balances her job at a flower shop, family and the ever changing relationship with her friends in the warehouse. This book was delightful and I found myself reminiscing of my own friendships and choices I’ve made of the year which is what a great book does!
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Alexandra Paige did a beautiful job creating a story that’ll have you rooting for Lucy as she navigates the ups and downs of life. She still keeps the story fresh by popping in some unexpected turns. You think you see where it’s going and then suddenly she offers another option to keep you guessing until the end. It’s a fun read and I’d definitely recommend it!

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This book sounded interesting and I loved the way each chapter was a weekend of the month. That was very unique and made the story even more interesting. However, I just did not like Henry. I didn't like the way he treated Lucy. He seemed like he was using her. I did like the personality mix of the other roommates.

This book overall was good. Except for Henry.

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A found family story with a romance subplot is guaranteed to bring the feels. We follow Lucy as she moves in with new roommates. We also get to see her blossom a relationship with a man, but only on the weekends.

This particular set up lets us get to know Lucy well. Who she is alone, with friends and with her love interest. I thought this book was mostly cute.

Thank you Avon & Harper Voyager and NetGalley for the ARC!

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