Weekends with You

A Novel

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Pub Date 09 Apr 2024 | Archive Date 04 Jun 2024

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Description

For fans of Beth O’Leary and Josie Silver, a heartwarming and romantic debut told over the course of one year in monthly weekend installments, about found family, new love, and the magic of London.

Flowers have always been the best communicators. They’ve mastered falling over one another in the perfect way that announces exactly what they need: sunlight, water, space. They do not rush. They do not bloom before their time. They do not take without giving in return…

They are nothing like the rest of London.

Between trying to keep her north London flower shop, The Lotus, afloat and falling for a flatmate, Lucy Bernstein is going to have to rethink everything she knows about “creative arrangements.”

Unwillingly becoming one of eight flatmates in a quirky warehouse conversion would have been difficult enough without any romantic entanglements, but when Lucy lays eyes on Henry Baker, the traveling photographer who only comes home twelve weekends a year, she knows her hands will be full with more than just posies. As each weekend progresses, Lucy also finds herself unexpectedly falling for all her new flatmates, along with this bustling but ultimately sweeter home.

Can Lucy learn from the flowers she tends to and bravely reach for all that she needs to bloom?


For fans of Beth O’Leary and Josie Silver, a heartwarming and romantic debut told over the course of one year in monthly weekend installments, about found family, new love, and the magic of London.

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really good romance about room mates who become more and that he is only in town for a weekend a month and the issues and communication that comes along with that . Loved the room mates and their group activities and that they all worked together and dreams happened.

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Absolutely fantastic plot! Could not put the book down once I began reading it. Cannot wait for it to be released. I will recommend it to everyone I know!

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Florist Lucy Bernstein is trying to keep her flower shop afloat. With her limited funds, she has no choice but to move into a warehouse with seven roommates. However, she discovers that her roommates are more than just cohabitants—they become her makeshift family.

One of Lucy's roommates is a traveling photographer, Henry Baker. He only returns home on weekends. Lucy finds herself increasingly drawn to him. Their weekends together are the perfect opportunity to explore their undeniable attraction. Yet, deep down, Lucy knows that their different paths could lead to heartbreak.

Amidst the formation of new friendships and her unique situation with Henry, Lucy questions whether she should risk her heart with someone who is rarely present.

Will she be able to put her guard down and reach out for everything she deserves?

✨Thoughts✨
Thank you NetGalley, Avon and Harper Voyager for providing me with the ARC of Weekends With Me by Alexandra Paige.

This was a delightful read that held my attention from beginning to end. It reminded me of the dynamic found in "The Flatshare." The author skillfully painted vivid descriptions of London, immersing me in the city's atmosphere. I loved the unique system the roommates had in place, allowing them to bond and explore the country together.

Lucy, as a character, was incredibly relatable, and her relationship with Henry had its fair share of ups and downs. I couldn't fault Henry entirely as they were both in the midst of discovering themselves.

Overall, this is a solid romcom that will appeal to every romance reader, especially those who enjoy found family and roommate tropes.

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Light and sweet and a great setting in London! This was an easy book to get lost in. I appreciate the ARC from NetGalley. Getting lost in heartfelt stories like this one take me away from the day to days of my life. When a book can do that, the author has done their job!

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BOOK REVIEW: Weekends With you by #alexandrapaige

Pub Date: April 9th 2024.
Publisher: @Avon Books

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Im obsessed this story was such a great read i really enjoyed it I cant wait to read more by this author!!

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Thank you NetGalley and the Publisher for an advance copy of Weekends with You by Alexandra Paige in exchange of an honest review.

"Indulge in the delightful world of 'Weekends with You' by Alexandra Paige, a captivating romcom that will sweep you off your feet. Set against the backdrop of the vibrant city of London, the vivid descriptions transport you to the streets of London, immersing you in its bustling atmosphere. The unique system of roommates embarking on shared adventures adds a charming twist to the story, creating a beautiful sense of found family. Lucy, our relatable protagonist, goes through a journey of self-discovery alongside the enigmatic Henry, whose flaws and complexities make him all the more endearing. As their relationship unfolds, expect moments of joy, drama, and everything in between. 'Weekends with You' is a solid romcom that will appeal to every romance reader, especially those who adore the gratification of found family and roommate tropes. Grab a cup of tea, settle into your favorite reading spot, and prepare for a delightful, heartwarming escape!"

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such an amazing read, i highly recommend this one! the characters were extremely fleshed out, the plot was fantastic, the writing was captivating. i loved my time reading this

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The plot was fun, the story well developed, the writing was flawless and the characters were what truly made this such an enjoyable read.

This was a fun read, a great character driven story with characters I want to meet and hangout with in real life!

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I read this in one sitting, enjoying the banter between the roommates. Trying to have a relationship when you are only home one weekend in the month can be difficult it makes sense there is a lot of miscommunication happened between the MMC and MFC. It was a rollercoaster but I was invested in what was going to happen. The author did a good job of making the roommates really feel like family. Great feel good message, home is where your found family is.

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This was a charming and whimsical tale that blooms with warmth and romance. The narrative is infused with the beauty of flowers and their silent language, making it a unique and delightful read. Lucy's journey is both relatable and endearing. Her interactions with the quirky mix of flatmates, each with their own eccentricities, add layers of humor and heart to the story. The introduction of Henry, infuses the narrative with romance and a touch of longing. Lucy's feelings develop for Henry, along with her growing connection to her flatmates, create a sense of community and warmth. The book encourages readers to embrace change, reach for their dreams, and appreciate the little moments in life. Some parts of the story felt a bit slow, and there were moments when the narrative could have been more engaging.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC in exchange for an honest review!

4/5 stars

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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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Sweet and immersive. A recommended purchase for collections where lighter WF and romance are popular.

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

Weekends With You was such a warm and fuzzy read! I truly didn’t want it to end. There’s something about a well-written romcom with heart that just fills my cup every time!

I hope to read more of Alexandra Paige’s work in the future, especially because her characters in this book were so unique and fun! Thank you again for the ARC!

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Thank you to Avon and Harper Voyager as well as netgalley for an arc in exchange for my honest opinion. This book was such an fantastic plot. I really enjoyed diving into each character.

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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 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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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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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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A charming story of finding your chosen family, and new love along the way, despite the detours life can throw at us. When Lucy moves in with her best friend from university and 6 other roommates sharing space in a converted warehouse, it’s mostly just to save money, since she might be out of a job soon. But she quickly discovers she doesn’t miss living alone, and looks forward to their monthly “warehouse weekends”, especially as it’s the only time she gets to see one roommate, Henry, whose job takes him away from home most of the time. Can this flirting turn into something more? Can a long distance relationship work? With London so lovingly described it’s practically a character itself, you’ll be checking the cost of flights to Heathrow just to follow in their footsteps, and maybe fall in love a bit yourself - totally a thing to love a city, right?

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This was absolutely adorable! It’s a romance, it’s found family, it’s figuring out where your life is going and to follow your dreams (cheesy but true) I know there’s some hate towards our main man but I actually think he was just a confused guy 😂 he was trying to figure out what he wanted too. I will say I don’t know if I would’ve been as understanding lol. I really enjoyed this and would absolutely read more from the author in the future.

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Thanks to NetGalley and Avon and Harper Voyager for the opportunity to read Weekends with You by Alexandra Paige. If you have and love your own "found family," you will love this book.

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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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