I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Make Up Break Up by Lily Menon
Published: 2nd February 2021
Format: eBook, 336 pages
Synopsis: Love, romance, second chances, fairy-tale endings…these are the things Annika Dev believes in. Her app, Make Up, has been called the “Google Translate for failing relationships.” High efficiency break-ups, flashy start-ups, penthouses, fast cars…these are the things Hudson Craft believes in. His app, Break Up, is known as the “Uber for break-ups.” It’s wildly successful—and anathema to Annika’s life philosophy. As the two rival app developers clash again and again—and again—Annika finds herself drawn into Hudson Craft’s fast-paced, high velocity, utterly shallow world. Only, from up close, he doesn’t seem all that shallow. Could it be that everything she thought about Hudson is completely wrong? Could the creator of Break Up teach her what true love’s really about?
So I feel like I have a lot to say about this book as much as I don’t. I expected more from it. It had the potential to give The Hating Game a run for its money but it fell kinda, flat? Was there tension? Sure. Was there love? Sure. Was there hate? Um, don’t think so. Yes, Annika and Hudson had spats and played tricks on each other but Annika was 100% in denial over her feelings for Hudson, and he was a really love sick puppy. And that last chapter? Ick. There was something off about it, I’ve been trying to put my finger on it for days.
Another thing I didn’t like was how much talk there was about the apps. It got so bad that I swore to myself if Annika explained the premise of her app one more effing time, I would straight DNF it.
HOWEVER, the one thing that saved this book was its humour. It was genuinely funny in some parts and overall I enjoyed the read more as a ‘I’m in the mood for something light’ rather than anything else. It was easy to pick up and just as easy to put down.