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Love Me or Leave Me

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  366 Ratings  ·  91 Reviews
‘Welcome to the Hope Street Hotel – where you check in married, and check out single.’

Two years ago Chloe Townsend was dumped at the altar and had to leave behind everything that mattered to her. Even now she’s finding it hard to move forward. That is until she lands an incredible job, running a brand new boutique hotel. Suddenly she’s starting to put her life back togethe
Paperback, Trade Paperback (Irish Edition), 400 pages
Published May 22nd 2014 by Harper (Avon)
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Megan Readinginthesunshine
I have all of Claudia’s previous novels and I had devoured them with so much joy and excitement – and so I was thrilled to start her new book.

Chloe Townsend was dumped at the altar two years ago, leaving her devastated and having to leave everything behind. Then she lands an incredible job – running a brand new boutique hotel. But this isn’t just any ordinary hotel – but the Hope Street Hotel – a pioneering ‘divorce hotel’ designed to make everything about breaking up with someone efficient and
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out

"A divorce hotel. Where you check in married and check out single....This would be a place where two unhappy souls could quickly tie up loose ends and where something that had long been a source of acute pain to both, could gently be eased out if its misery. At least that was the general idea."

Claudia Carroll's 11th book, Love Me or Leave Me, is a lively romantic comedy about love, betrayal, divorce and new beginnings. Chloe Townsend is certain she has the professional experience, and personal e
Trish at Between My Lines
I went into this book with trepidation expecting lots of feuding couples and bitter fights over who should get what. However despite the fact that this book was about a divorce hotel, the book was a whole lot sweeter than I expected. And I was more than ok with that, it ended up being a hopeful read that made me smile.

First Line of Love Me or Leave Me:

“Shh, shh, shh,” I can hear my best friend Gemma saying, as she hands me a fistful of Kleenex and purposely avoids hugging me, so as not to crumpl
Rosie Read
Sep 23, 2014 Rosie Read rated it really liked it
Our entirely loveable heroine Chloe was left at the alter two years ago, still putting herself back together she lands a dream job of running a new boutique hotel. The team at the Hope Street Hotel, headed by Chloe, promises to deal with every aspect of a couple's break up over one quick and efficient weekend.

Over the course of the book Chloe and her team come to the aid of three couples, Jo and Dave, Lucy and Andrew, and Kirk and Dawn. The novel is told from the point of view of the women in e
Paris Baker
Dec 19, 2014 Paris Baker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Originally posted on Paris Baker's Book Nook.

Thank you to Avon UK for a review copy via NetGalley.

This is the first book I’ve read by Claudia Carroll, but the gorgeous cover instantly grabbed my intention, and I was very intrigued by the idea of a divorce hotel. I wasn't entirely sure how that could work, but I was eager to find out!

What I loved the most about this book was the diversity. Chloe was a fantastic character, and I loved reading her own story and wanted things to work out for her, bu
Jun 11, 2015 Zoe rated it liked it
Loveable Chloe Townsend was dumped on the morning of her wedding. After quitting her hotel job and fleeing to London to escape the agony and embarrassment, she meets Rob - successful hotel chain manager who offers her a job as manager of The Divorce Hotel opening back in her home town.

The concept of this 'divorce hotel' didn't make a lot of sense to me from the beginning. We followed the story of three couples who checked in to the hotel for the weekend in order to ease their way through the pr
Nov 18, 2014 Kim rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, 2014, net-galley
Chloe was jilted a couple of years ago and it left her devastated. She then takes over running a new hotel which deals with divorce.
Three couples check in and she helps deal with their emotional and legal problems. The Hope Street Hotel is designed to make the divorce as smooth as possible. It’s a really unusual concept and as such an interesting read!

Will the opening weekend run to plan – or will her boss and her ex fiancé wreck things for her?

Many thanks to Net Galley for a copy of this book
Karen Mace
Mar 31, 2015 Karen Mace rated it liked it
pleasant enough read with some strong likeable characters, especially Chloe who was put in charge of setting up the hotel. Little bit of a strange set up with warring couples bought together for a weekend but their experiences were interesting enough to keep you interested the whole way through.
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Un hotel per divorziare. Ovvero, in cui si arriva sposati e da cui si esce single. Sì, avete capito bene. Un rifugio sicuro in cui cercare riparo quando capisci all'improvviso che tutta la tua vita è andata in frantumi e hai perso la giusta prospettiva delle cose, proprio come dice l'articoletto pubblicitario.

Mentre scorrevo la lista delle novità che sarebbero approdate in libreria, i miei occhi sono caduti sulla cover del nuovo romanzo della Carroll, e
Oct 27, 2014 Agi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
"Love Me or Leave Me" is Claudia Carroll's 11th book. I haven't read all of her works and out of those that I've read some I liked and some, unfortunately, not. This is why I started reading this book with some kind of shyness, feeling very unsure. I wanted to love this book, I really did. I was really scared about the idea of the story, I mean, divorce hotel, and what I was expecting were couples full of grudges and a lot of negative feelings, and I wasn't really sure if it's going to work out ...more
Dec 23, 2014 Rebecca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Originally posted on Becca's Books ~

Firstly, I'd like to say a massive thank you to the fabulous publishers Avon UK, for providing me with a digital copy of Love Me or Leave Me by Claudia Carroll via NetGalley. I'd also like to say thank you to the stunningly-talented author Claudia Carroll! Love Me or Leave Me is the very first book by Claudia that I've had the pleasure of reading, and it gives me great satisfaction to now announce that I absolutely bloody l
Jan 31, 2015 Amanda rated it liked it
Claudia Carroll
Love Me Or Leave Me


‘Welcome to the Hope Street Hotel – where you check in married, and check out single.’

Two years ago Chloe Townsend was dumped at the altar and had to leave behind everything that mattered to her. Even now she’s finding it hard to move forward. That is until she lands an incredible job, running a brand new boutique hotel. Suddenly she’s starting to put her life back together, and, apart from the fact that her hard-to-please new boss is breathing down her
Oct 17, 2016 Sonulik rated it liked it
A bit better than an average love story. I read it because I love reading in English and I want to keep up with recent trends in language development so spoken expressions of the main characters were a plus. But don´t expect too much. After all, I´m not really into romance, just found this book in the sales in one second-hand shop in Budapest and bought it for less than 1€ without knowing anything about it. Well, it was worth 1€ but not much more :)
Jan 22, 2016 Nenah rated it really liked it
The book starts off with Chloe as the narrator and you see her go through the interview process of becoming the general manager for a new Divorce Hotel in Dublin. That's right you read perfectly there, a Divorce Hotel, trust me it was bizarre to read about at first but then it kind of made sense little. No one wants to take forever with all the legal side of things while divorcing a partner no you want that part of your life to be over with as quick as possible, it makes sense. I'm not even sure ...more
Annie McDonnell
Oct 02, 2014 Annie McDonnell rated it it was amazing
Three years before the real shenanigans begin; we are given the back story to Chloe Townsend’s story. She is in her wedding dress, prepared to marry her coworker, Frank at the Merrion Hotel in Dublin, Ireland; AT the very hotel they both work at. The mess ensues when Frank knocks on the door to the hotel room while she is getting her hair primped for the wedding. As you can guess, that knock was doomed with the despair of being told that she will not be marrying Frank. He changes his mind.
I love
Oct 08, 2014 Isabell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First posted on Dreaming With Open Eyes

I kindly received Love Me or Leave Me in exchange of an honest review by the publisher via Netgalley.

Love Me or Leave Me tells the story of Chloe Townsend who has been dumped by her fiancé in front of the altar. Devasted and heartbroken she left everything behind and moved to London, trying to rebuild her life. While she was looking for a new job in London her way leads back to Dublin to manage the Hope Street Hotel. It's not just an oridinary hotel, it's a
Mar 02, 2016 Leah rated it liked it
Claudia Carroll has long been an author who I have enjoyed to read. And it seems like it's been ages since her last release, the rather fantastic Me & You. So I've been on tenterhooks all year for her newest release Love Me Or Leave Me. It's been out in Ireland since April, but is only just releasing in the UK in October (I don't know why, I'm afraid). I loved the idea of the novel - a hotel where you arrive married, and leave divorced; I've never heard of something like that before and it ...more
Dawn Brierley
Sep 13, 2014 Dawn Brierley rated it really liked it
When I first began reading Love Me or Leave Me I nearly left the book. I found it hard to get into during the first three chapters as it was quickly switching characters perspectives rather quickly. However, by the start of chapter 4 I was intrigued - enough to carry on reading as I'd heard such good things about this book.

The book is held together by a central leading character; Chloe Townsend who after being jilted on her wedding day made an escape back to Ireland and once she'd 'pulled herse
Nikki  Peterson
Sep 11, 2014 Nikki Peterson rated it really liked it
**Originally posted on my blog Skeleton Key Reviews**

Chloe is returning home to Dublin as the general manager of Hope Street Hotel. She left her life behind in Dublin a few years back when her fiance called off the wedding mere hours prior to the ceremony, she hopes to return with her head held high with her advance in her career. She is a good listener, and truly likes to help those that need it. All of the guests adore and appreciate all she does for them.
Apr 25, 2015 Silvia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Chloe Townsend viene abbandonata dal suo fidanzato Frank a un passo dall’altare. Col cuore a pezzi, la giovane abbandona l’Irlanda e si trasferisce a Londra. Due anni dopo Rob McFyden, proprietario di una catena di hotel di lusso, le propone di diventare la direttrice di un nuovo hotel di prossima apertura a Dublino. L’Hope Street Hotel è una struttura diversa dalle altre. Le sue mura sono state create per ospitare coppie a un passo dal divorzio e accompagnarle, nell’arco di un weekend, ...more
4 stars.

This book surprised me. I'm not normally into what's generally described as "chick lit", and this book is undoubtedly aimed to fall squarely in said genre (such as it is; I'm not keen on sexism as a genre definition, no matter how I feel about the books involved).

Anyway, I was lucky enough to be one of ten people to win a copy of "Love Me Or Leave Me" from Avon Books UK (a Random House subsidiary) on Twitter, and even luckier to be one of the three people who also won a bag of Hotel Choc
Jan 10, 2015 Suze rated it it was amazing
Chloe has applied for her dream job. She has the chance to become the manager of a brand new boutique hotel. It isn't just a regular hotel, it's a special place where couples can check in to get a speedy divorce. Chloe has to get everything ready for their grand opening and she can't wait to meet her first guests for the second time. She's screened them all carefully. While she's doing her very best to make things go as smoothly as possible her very rich and well known boss is checking up on her ...more
Verity Wolfe
Oct 19, 2014 Verity Wolfe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a very unique premise for a book, a hotel that deals with couples wanting to easily and quickly get divorced, but some how it works.

The book is told from the perspective of four women, Chloe, Jo, Dawn and Lucy. Chloe is the General Manager of the hotel, and the perfect person to understand what these women are going through due to her own history of heartbreak. Lucy has checked in, even though she is still very much in love with her husband. Dawn has checked in because she has no other
Fabulous Book Fiend
Sep 18, 2014 Fabulous Book Fiend rated it it was amazing
Review: what a fabulously original storyline! I love when a book throws up something completely different, but the idea of a divorce hotel? Amazing! I really liked the structure of the book as well. Each couple is dealt with from an individual perspective but then we get to see everything through the eyes of manager Chloe as well, and boy does she see more that goes on than the guests really think. She can't seem to see what's right in front of her nose though and this is a whole other ...more
Natalie aka: PajamaBookGirl
When I first read the blurb for Love Me or Leave me I couldn't wait to get a copy. As soon as it arrived I dove straight in and was submerged into a world full of bitterness, infidelity, heartbreak, secrets, lies, and love. I was in my element.

We start of with a small introduction to heroine Chloe Townsend on her wedding day. Then we are whisked off and given three wedding invitations for three extremely different couples.
1) Jo and Dave, or the bitch and the actor.
2) Lucy and Andrew, or the m
Kathryn Laceby
Jan 10, 2015 Kathryn Laceby rated it really liked it
Originally reviewed at Novel Escapes

Love me or leave me left me with mixed feelings. On the one hand I was intrigued by the concept of the hotel for facilitating easier divorces (what an odd business premise) and I quite liked Chloe’s evolvement as hotel manager.

I was just a bit unsure about the Chloe of the past. There was something about the start of the novel that didn’t give me enough to make me sympathise with her. It was also confusing for me to have the wedding invitations at the start of
Sep 16, 2014 Anne rated it really liked it
Love Me or Leave Me was a great surprise to me. I had expected a story of bitterness and bitching, as the story is set in a 'divorce' hotel, but instead it's a novel full of wonderfully warm characters, each with a great back story. It's one of those reads that becomes quite addictive; where you say to yourself 'oh just one more page', until before you know it you've read through to the end!

Chloe fled Dublin two years ago, she left her job and her home and took her shattered heart to London. Chl
Sep 30, 2014 Alba rated it liked it
Originally posted on:

This book instantly caught my attention because one, the cover is gorgeous and two, the blurb sounded really interesting and different from anything else I had ever read. I mean a divorce hotel! How crazy is that? What surprised me the most about this book is how sweet it is, I didn't know what I expected, but certainly some fighting and drama. Don't get me wrong, there is a lot of fighting and drama but the main idea of the book is t
Aug 26, 2015 Jill rated it it was amazing

Love Me or Leave Me is the first book I have read by Claudia Carroll, but it won't be my last! I really enjoyed the story and the characters. Warm, funny, emotional and romantic this ticked all my boxes for an engrossing, feel good read. I vey audibly found myself drawn to the characters and their journeys.

The book tells the story of Chloe who has been dumped, but is determined to get her life back on track. She goes to work at Hope Hotel, a new and intriguing concept where couples who are brea
Carina McEvoy
Sep 15, 2016 Carina McEvoy rated it it was amazing
Really loved this book, loved the characters and their individual stories!
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