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The Break-Up Test

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating Details  ·  23 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Meet Amy, Beth and Sarah. All intelligent women with one thing in common – a bad taste in men!

Amy receives seductive texts from Gav and promptly skips round to his house for a mid-afternoon romp. She never planned it that way. Maybe one day he’ll actually fall in love with her?

Beth sits at her desk, her mobile phone propped up in front of her keyboard. Anytime soon it’ll l
Kindle Edition, First , 200 pages
Published April 6th 2012 by Crooked{Cat} Publishing (first published April 1st 2012)
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Meredith Schorr
Apr 25, 2012 Meredith Schorr rated it really liked it
This is a very cute book about three single women who are looking for love but have put all their eggs in one bastard. There is Amy who settles for an occasional shag with Gav (a shag she doesn't particularly enjoy because deep inside she knows he's bad news); Sarah who is dating a guy who still shares a bed with his ex-wife but claims they aren't having sex; and Beth who stares at her phone counting the days (usually 5) until Karl sends her a text, sleeps with her and then disappears again. Whe ...more
Rebecca Emin
May 09, 2012 Rebecca Emin rated it really liked it
This book was a fun read, one that I found myself picking up at all sorts of strange times of day, as the story flow forwards constantly and I always wanted to know what was going to happen next. With a interesting selection of characters and in particular a great set of four friends who are at the heart of the story, it is a lovely read.

If you like fast paced, unpredictable books with lots of interesting characters, this is the book for you.

I am very much looking forward to reading more from th
Apr 14, 2012 Lindsey rated it really liked it
3 1/2 close to 4 stars! Cute fun read about a group of friends learning to love, cope with heart ache and finding out who they truly are. The author gave an in depth story based on several characters that floated within the story fairly effortlessly. Would have loved a little more of what happened next after all their cat and mouse but that being said this was a nice enjoyable read!
Jun 21, 2013 Kate rated it liked it
I bought this eBook from Amazon after reading a couple of good reviews, it sounded like something I would enjoy so I thought I’d give it a try.

The plot was simple – three women with three different relationship problems and a guy who has had a crush on the same girl since his days at university. My initial impression of the three women were as follows: Amy seemed like a bit of a pushover, Beth seemed rather desperate and Sarah was just plain delusional where relationships were concerned. I kind
Michela O'Brien
May 01, 2012 Michela O'Brien rated it really liked it
I read this novel with gusto. It was the ideal read for a rainy evening, alongside a hot beverage. It flows by, gently and lightly, with a strong narrative voice that lively takes you through this tale of modern dating and hapless singletons. The plot revolves around different characters and situations, which makes for a pleasant departure from the usual "boy meets girl" so often found in books of this genre, and the story never becomes predictable. There is little physical descriptions of the c ...more
Emma Silver
Jul 13, 2012 Emma Silver rated it it was amazing
I'm so used to reading the same cookie-cutter chick-lit books which have ended up having the opposite effect they're supposed to. In my mind, they should draw you in but all of the yummy mummy, cupcakes in Notting Hill malarky does nothing but make me feel excluded. It's for this reason I've not read a book of this genre for a long time. I finally ventured back after coming to hear about The Break-Up Test and I'm so glad I did. Rose McClelland has carved a new voice for chick-lit - one that's st ...more
Claire Allan
Jun 29, 2012 Claire Allan rated it really liked it
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This debut novel from Rose McClelland show sparkling promise and she is definitely one to watch in the future.
I'll be the first to admit I'm not the book's target market - being a boring old married - but I still related to the heartache, hope and longing for happiness for all the characters.
Rose writes with warmth, humour and honesty - something I admire in a writer. Nothing is sugar coated and yet all the characters in this book are likeable and you find yourself rooting for them to find a hap
Jun 07, 2012 Ceri rated it it was amazing
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What a fantastic debut novel from author Rose McClelland. The story is told from four different points of view, Amy, Beth, Sarah & Jamie. They are all believable characters, the type of people you could meet on a night out. What I liked about this book was that it wasn't sickly sweet. Some chick lit can ooze a bit on the gushiness but McClelland just told it like it is which made it slightly different to most chick lit books.

I would definately recommend this book and keep an eye out for this
Shani Struthers
Oct 15, 2012 Shani Struthers rated it really liked it
Chick-lit has found a new voice in this thoroughly modern and fresh take on 3 girls and their tangled love lives. It flows beautifully with characters you not only relate to but come to care about. The male lead is great too with chapters written from his viewpoint so you can see inside his head too - giving a nicely rounded feel to the novel. Frothy and delicious.
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Rose McClelland lives in Belfast and writes chick-lit/women’s fiction.

Her debut novel ‘The Break-Up Test’ received lovely reviews on Amazon including: “Rose McClelland’s voice reads like the younger sister of Marian Keyes with a more streetwise but vulnerable edge.”

She is delighted to see her second novel ‘How to Look Like You’ also published by Crooked Cat.

Rose wrote a short play which was direct
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