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When her fiancé Rob breaks off their engagement for the third time, Viv does what any girl would do - she Googles heartbreak.

Confronted by tales of misery, she decides to set-up her own self-help website for the broken-hearted. But as Viv passes through the three essential stages of grief (denial, vodka, disastrous haircut), she becomes determined that it's not too late to
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 14th 2013 by Hodder & Stoughton (first published May 1st 2012)
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Paula M. of Her Book Thoughts!
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I still find it hard to believe that I didn’t like this book. I mean, this is my genre! With that blurb and that quirky title.. wow, this is added on my list of ‘i-loathe-you-youre-such-a-liar’ book list. Yeah, I have that list.

I love Sophie Kinsella. Her protagonist understood my shopaholic tendencies and she’s one of the reasons I had that secret desire to be a Brit. (it’s over now) anyway, so when this book came my way an
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Dana
A cute light summer read. Fun if still extremely predictable. I wasn't a huge fan of the main character though, I felt that she was naive to the point of being cruel.

Overall mildly enjoyable clichéd chic lit.


Note: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
Jennifer Madero (Boricuan Bookworms)
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Vivienne is about to get married with the love of her life, Rob. But after the third time of postponing their wedding, Viv decided it's best to go with Rob's plan and take a break. Once on her own place, she's convinced he's gonna come crawling back to her and want to marry her right that instant. He is, after all, the man made for her and she was the woman made for him. Or so she thought. After a few months of no call
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Auggie
I was very charmed by "Never Google Heartbreak".

Humorous, irreverent, and full of emotions that we have ALL felt at one time or another, "Never Google Heartbreak" takes the reader on a roller coaster adventure through confusion, ecstasy, heartbreak, and self-revelation . Thankfully we come out on the other end of the exhausting experience with a hopeful heart and a new resolve. I was able to relate to Viv almost every step of the way. A misguided, but loving woman who believes that she's only wo
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Rebecca
Despite the fact Viv opens this website, it was barely mentioned through the whole book - I thought it might be a 'turning point' for her while getting over Rob but no, it was set up and then a cursory mention would be thrown in once in a while but that was it. It was also mentioned several times that she, Lucy and Max were best friends but it felt like they never interacted as a 3, and also Lucy was hardly a headlining character - we knew more about Viv's work colleagues than her. I didn't thin ...more
Katarina
I usually love books by UK authors, and this one was one of the best.
It was so refreshing, witty, funny and achingly honest. The tone of the book is quite different from many of the US authors I've been reading lately.

The characters are great. The author manages to create every mood, without having to say too much. You can't help but root for Viv and Max (and Nana).
Debbie
Emotional. Sweet. Can't put down kind of book. I just adored this book. A story of Vivienne and her search for love. She is engaged to Rob her current boyfriend but he decides he doesn't want to get married to her right now, so he breaks off the engagement yet again. Vivienne is heartbroken but decides to just be calm and wait for Rob to come to his senses.
What ensues is weeks of torture, embarrassing but quite hilarious situations that Viv just can't get over Rob. She knows he is the one for h
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Phrem (Smut Junkie)
4 sweet starss!!

I enjoyed this a lot and I did not expect that. I thought that its gonna be one of those stupid sorority girls of New York who can't stand singledom. And I am so freaking glad that it wasn't.

Never Google Heartbreak could be a bible for women either enjoying a relationship or not. This could be a total bitch slap for stupid women, tho. Lol. Or a reality check for heartbroken ladies. Or maybe a warning for obsessed women. *shrugs*

The story cycled from how a typical woman enjoy or s
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Ashley
Normally, I really like British chick lit, but for some reason, I could not get into this one. I didn't think it was funny, the main character was beyond annoying and horribly obtuse, and the entire storyline just fell flat. Sorry, not for me.

*Received an ARC for honest review.*
Leah
When I first heard about Emma Garcia’s debut novel in 2012, I thought it sounded ace. I really did, and I was so disappointed when the books original release date of August 2012 came and went without Never Google Heartbreak being published. When its release date was then confirmed as March 2013, I couldn’t wait to read it! I loved the synopsis, I loved the cover – it’s simple, but beautiful and it’s very effective – and I nearly died when I received a proof copy. It’s actually taken me until now ...more
Merve  Özcan
http://www.kitabisevda.com/2013/08/ki...

Sıcak ve hareketli bir roman terkedildim.net. Üstelik daha kitabın başında yazar türk okuyucuya özel yazdığı ön söz ile karşılıyor sizi ve hikayesinin kısmen gerçek olduğunu söylüyor. Daha başka gözle bakıyorsunuz o andan itibaren kitaba. Tabii, karaktere de. Yaptığı şapşallıklar daha bir gerekçi geldi ve bana 3-4 kere kitabı kapattırdı. -_-

Ana karakterin seçimlerini, hareketlerini her zaman onayladığımı söyleyemeyeceğim. Bazen tam bir sapık takipçi gibi d
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Petra Sýkorová

Zlomená srdce jsou debutovou knihou Emmy Garcii, která v knize využila svých vlastních milostných a životních zkušeností. Třicetiletá svobodná ženská v Londýně to vážně nemá jendoduché, hlavně když se neustále klame v lásce. Autorka pracovala jako servírka, pokojská, asistentka, produktová manažerka, učitelka a ilustrátorka, dokonce pracovala a cestovala v Asii. Má na kontě také tři ilustrované knihy pro děti. V současné době žije v Yorkshire se svým manželem a třemi dětmi.

Většina žen touží po š
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Stefania
"Se mi lasci su Facebook non vale" è il romanzo che Emma Garcia, dopo i precedenti lavori dedicati ai bambini, ha deciso di regalare ad un pubblico più adulto (prendendo anche spunto dalla sua vita privata), edito lo scorso 26 marzo per Piemme nella collana Glam.

Romanzo fresco e frizzante per chi cerca una lettura spensierata che l'accompagni sotto l'ombrellone, nei caldi pomeriggi di relax (nella speranza che questa benedetta estate arrivi).

La trama è molto semplice e sicuramente sarà saltata
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Swati
Viv Summers is happier than ever because finally she is going to say ‘I Do’ to love of her life Rob but just few days before their marriage Rob broke off their engagement and suggest to take a break. Viv moved out of the apartment and started googling heartbreaks. She set up a website for people like her whose heart has been broken into tiny pieces. Along with giving advices to newly dumped and heartbroken people she is also plotting, planning and doing everything in her power to win her fiancé ...more
Rea Sinfield


After losing my reading mojo this book has well and truly found it again for me. Never Google Heartbreak is Emma Garcia’s debut novel and what a way to enter the world of fiction. Viv is heartbroken after her fiancé announces that he can’t go through with their up and coming wedding ( for the third time!) To try and seek help from others she googles heartbreak but when she doesn't find what she is looking for she decides to launch her own self-help website for the heartbroken! Will she be able t
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PescePirata
Da: Kerikaeffe
A: Deb
oggetto: http://www.edizpiemme.it/libri/se-mi-la ... k-non-vale
Ciao amica,
come stai oggi? non riesco a venire a pausa caffè, ho riunione tra...minuti. Ho finito il libro della Garcia. Ti racconto?

Da: Deb
A: Kerikaeffe
oggetto: R: http://www.edizpiemme.it/libri/se-mi-la ... k-non-vale
Quello che non ti piaceva il titolo e la foto di copertina? come mai lo hai preso?
(io sto bene, vado a fare pausa caffè con un'altra, non è un tradimento sei tu che mi hai abbandonata)

Da: Kerikaeff
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Rachel Hawes
Viv Summers has abandonment issues, why else would she stay with a man who was so clearly unsuitable? After he cancels their wedding for the third time in five years, Viv moves out, not as one would hope, to start afresh but to give him some space before they get back together again.

It ends in heartbreak of course and when Viv's friends become sick of her melancholia she goes to the only place you would go in such circumstances. The internet.

Realising how many other stories of heartbreak there
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Jonita
When her fiance Rob breaks off their engagement for the third (!) time, Viv does what any sensible woman would do and she moves out. Secretly she's hoping that her bold move will bring Rob to her doorstep, begging her to reconsider, but when weeks go by with no word from him Viv is forced to come to the conclusion that reconciliation isn't in the books.

Viv falls to pieces and she's lucky when best friend Max is there to put her back together. Viv discovers that Max has had feelings for her all a
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Lavender and Suzanne
Viv is planning her wedding, she's sure that her fiancé, Rob, will actually marry her this time. When he cancels again she leaves him. Viv never actually wants to separate, she's only moving out of their apartment because she thinks that will make Rob change his mind. When this doesn't happen she's devastated. She googles heartbreak and discovers there are a lot of people who are feeling exactly the same. Her friend Max is there when she needs him and he's quite good at rescuing Viv when she ha ...more
Jasmin
Wow

this author definitely does not disappoint.
second book I read of hers..
Nd I have tears streaming down my cheeks, yet again
not derived from sadness but from how lovely her stories are..
they truly touch the heart,
I've read loads of romance novels..
and many times it's over bearing on sex or unbelievably cheesy
Her books are funny, and utterly heart felt
I have to admit the main character annoyed me to bits
in the beginning, but now that I have just finished..
I understand that feeling is necessary
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Alisha Tarran
When Viv's fiance Rob breaks of their wedding for the third time she does what any girl would do....moves out, confident in the fact he'll come crawling back. Then googles heartbreak when it doesn't quite work out like she thought it would.

Confronted by tales of misery she decides to set up her own self help website for the fellow broken hearted. But as Viv passes through the three essential stages of grief...denial, vodka and disastrous haircut, she becomes determined that it's not too late to
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Vox
3.5 stars

Chick Lit is one of those genres that has sub-genres, some of which are a bit of a head scratcher. Did you know that there is a wellspring of romance novels focused on the Amish?

I won't be reading those.

Sometimes I think there ought to be a sub-genre devoted to Helen Fielding and Bridget Jones: the spunky, flighty, slightly immature British girl with a job she doesn't really like trying to convince herself that she cares more about the cad than she truly does, all the while finding he
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Natalie Joseph
The thing is the main character, Viv Summers, is so relatable, whether you are like her or one of your girlfriends are like her. She says things which you may have said in a break up or even worse, she does things in which you have seen or experienced.

Don't get me wrong, Viv is endearing and you do find yourself rooting for her but you also find yourself hating her choices (and at times her lack of making a choice).

While this is definitely a fictional novel, the characters are all people I could
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Jane
Actual rating 2.5 stars.

This time round our heroine is 32 years old, has been with her fiancé for 5 years, but since the guy got cold feet for the THIRD time, she decided to move out. Give him incentive for wanting her and stuff, but somehow she's the one with a broken heart for an asshole who finds a new woman in a month after the "breakup" (read: whe thought that they weren't really broken up, but it seems that he did).

After that it's kind of textbook material - she mourns for her 5-year relat
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Lisa Bentley
Vivienne Summers has been engaged to Rob Walters for five years….well sort of. See the thing with Rob is that he is a little bit unsure of marriage. He has already cancelled the wedding twice before and now he is doing it again for the third time. That is three weddings to cancel, three dresses to return and three times to have to pick up the pieces. Vivienne has had enough. This time she calls Rob’s bluff and walks away from him. It is ok though. She knows that once he realises what he is missi ...more
Kelley  C
Review originally appeared on http://www.thebookdorks.com

You know what, this was not a bad book. That, unfortunately, doesn't mean that it was a good book. It's squarely in the middle of the scale for me. My main issue is that is just wasn't funny enough. I need my british chick-lit heroines to be wacky and spilling things and socially dorky and tripping over stuff and accidentally knocking over cakes at weddings. Vivienne ALMOST hit that note, but not quite.

Aside from that, my problem with this
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Viviane Cordeiro
Why am I still trying to read those 'adult girly' books? The book is well written, charming and cute... but it's definitely not for me!
NomdePlumePress
Viv's fiancé Rob has put off the wedding one too many times (that would be three times). So, naturally, she leaves him for what she believes is a break. So that he'll realize how he can't live without her and come crawling back, of course. In the meantime, she dreams up a website for the heartbroken. Of which she definitely is not one, because they're just on a break, right?

Except that it soon becomes clear they're not, and so she's determined to win him back. Despite that she's rather a mess, a
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AmandaEmma
I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

I really enjoyed this book, I was a bit hesitant since chick-lit is out of my comfort zone but the synopsis really intrigued me.

The first couple of chapters were pretty annoying - I mean our main character Vivienne (Viv) kept saying stuff like; “my place is like a single girl’s apartment - but I’m not single we’re just on a break” or how she pitied people who’d been dumped or was alone and such. And you just know that even though s
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Teena in Toronto
Viv is in her early 30s and had been dating Rob for five years. They've set a wedding date three times and she's sure it's going to happen this time ... until he informs her yet again he's not ready to get married. She impulsively tells him that she thinks they need some space and moves out figuring the time apart will make him realize what he is missing.

During their time apart, she Googles and discovers that there is a lot of heartbreak in the world. She makes plans to start a website as a pla
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