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The Problem With Heartache

(Crazy in Love #3)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  147 ratings  ·  43 reviews
The problem with heartache is that there’s no one-size-fits-all relief package. You can go to classes; you can try to embrace change. But when you wake up at two in the morning, a smile on your face because you’ve dreamt about the could have—the should have—nothing will console you.
Because seconds later, you remember.
And remembering can rip you apart


Kate will do anythin
Published February 27th 2015
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Jan 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, arc
Note: This is the third book of the ‘Crazy in Love’ Series thus it contain spoilers from the other books.

Rating : 4.5 ‘Give it a Second Chance’ Stars


My Views : This is a story of how there’s no appropriate time to find true Love and second chance in life. Where we have the story of Kate in the first book and an unhappy ending, in this one Kate finally finds her HEA. However, is it that easy to find their HEA with them holding back so much, with past mistakes hovering and regrets…

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Paula M. of Her Book Thoughts!
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THE PROBLEM with heartache is that you can’t mourn forever. You can’t walk around the streets wearing black, carrying holy water on your person in the hope that you’ll stumble upon a miracle and be able to use it to bring that person back. One day, you’re gonna forget that tiny vial, and you’re not gonna realise until it’s too late

I just love books about moving on. Love, love, love it! Meaning: I've read so many
Mar 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
ARC provided by author in exchange of honest review

The Problem with Heartache by Lauren McKellar is a sweet love story of moving on and finding peace. Kate is a young woman who is struggling and dealing with the loss of her boyfriend Lachlan. She misses and loves him dearly. She doesn't want to forget the memories, his face, his touch, and their love. But when Kate is offered a job to tour with a famous rock band, she struggles with her developing attraction and feelings with the lead singer, L
What Makes Patri
Feb 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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The Problem With Heartache is a book that all fans of Young Adult Contemporary Romances should read. This book is about falling in love, healing from a deva
Lustful Literature
Mar 04, 2015 rated it really liked it

“The Problem with heartache is no two wounds feel the same. One can cut you, fester, infect and slowly destroy you from the inside out. It can loiter and eat away at your soul, bit by bit, day by day. Then you can learn to trust again. You can fall, and you can think you have it under control, that things will be different, but then the knife strikes once more. And while you think you’ve already experienced the worst pain possible? You haven’t. And the second wound
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
But the problem with heartache was it liked to screw you around like that. It didn’t stick to a schedule; didn’t show up and leave on cue.

It’s something that can make you blush, smile, laugh, and fall-in love. It can break your heart, and surprise you with twists and turns. Another keeper, another page-turner – a book that will hook you from start to finish.

Just because you move on doesn’t mean you have to forget.

Here are two characters that have problems with heart
Cassandra Page
Note that this review by default contains some spoilers for The Problem With Crazy. If you haven't read that heartbreaking story yet, go. Buy it and a box of tissues, and come back to me later.

In Heartache, we finally get back to Kate, our leading lady from the first book. It's six months after the tragic events in the first book, and Kate is still overwhelmed by the pain of Lachlan's death. When Lee-freaking-Collins, lead singer of Coal, offers her a job in a clear attempt to bypass her "no cha
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 rounded up to 5 stars
If you plan on reading any of the previous books in this series, you probably shouldn’t read this due to spoilers.

Third in the Crazy in Love series,The Problem with Heartache, continues Kate’s journey that started in the first book, Crazy in love. And what a journey it’s been. Kate has gone from a girl that has just graduated from school, to falling in love, losing her love, dealing with a terminally ill father-one whose illness might have been transmitter to her genetic
Veronica of V's Reads
Kate is 19, Australian, and suffering depression ever since her boyfriend Lachlan died six months ago. Her parents are struggling financially because her dad suffers from Huntington's Disease and his physical deterioration is becoming rapid. Kate met Lee several months before when he sang at a benefit for Lachlan's funeral. There seemed to be a spark, not that Kate could acknowledge it.

Now Lee's band, Coal, is on tour and Lee has offered Kate a job assisting with their reservations and transit,
Mar 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Problem With Heartache follows on from where book one The Problem With Crazy in the series left off. I loved the character of Kate in the first book and I was looking forward to continuing her story after her terrible loss in the first book.

The chapters in The Problem With Heartache are alternately written from the points of view of Kate and Lee, who you may remember from the first book. Their stories take place both in Australia and the United States. Stacey and Michael from the first book
Mar 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
What I liked: Side characters were a big part of this story and there were things that just blew me away completely with their reveal, especially about Lottie! I really liked Lottie and Jay, Jay especially because he was completely adorable and from the moment I met him in the story I thought he was just the cutest kid to ever exist! Kate shows an entirely different side to her in this book, she's sassy, straightforward, and fun. Especially in her letters to Lee, which was a great part to the st ...more
Bridie Blake
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This series just got better and better!! Lee? Seriously, what a character and such an awesome book boyfriend!! The ending was so perfectly sweet and hopeful that it gave me goose bumps. I think I've found a another must read author to add to my list! Now excuse me while I go buy every book she's ever written:)
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good book worth reading. Not sure book 4 has come out yet.
Barb Shuler
First, thanks to Inkslinger PR and Lauren K. McKellar for offering an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Secondly, this book (as with the first one) made my feels go through so many hoops. Ups, downs and complete turnarounds. But the story of life, loss and redemption is one of many loops and stumbles. This book will open your eyes and (as I did) you will find you can identify with the story. The characters are so life like that you get so immersed into their lives that it makes them real. Th ...more
Kristine GPI Bookblog
It's no secret that The Problem with Crazy utterly decimated me, it took me weeks, possibly months to recover from, the love I have for that book, for Lauren McKellar's words was and still is astronomical. I knew stepping back into Kate's world would be fraught with emotions, I was ready, prepared even, for anyone who has ever lost someone unexpectedly you know all to well the stages of grief, you know what it's like to wake up in the morning and have that split second of happiness before the cr ...more
Trish -  Novels In Heels
Feb 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-reviewed

Lauren McKellar – you are a mastermind storyteller. This was simply a beautifully written and emotional story that was so very honest and heartfelt.

You made my heart cry, you made my heart laugh. There is so much depth within these pages that these characters are so very real.

I loved that this story brought me back to Kate, her family, her friends and Lee “freaking” Collins.

One young woman’s emotional journey to finding herself. I loved watching Kate – all throug
Mar 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, arc, ya-na
Oh, there's a whole lot of blame and guilt going around in this book. If angst is your thing, you will love The Problem with Heartache for sure (and if you don't, you'll want to steer clear). Parts of it stretch credibility--like a nineteen-year-old girl leaving her family and country to work as the tour organizer for a big-time rock band--for the most part it's not out-and-out impossible to swallow (and that bit at least does fit right in with Lee--Freaking--Collins's white knight complex, whic ...more
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If anyone deserved a happily ever after, it’s Kate. Her journey began in The Problem with Crazy and it was rough and tragic and hopeful all at once. Despite her grief and the cruel hand life had dealt her, she was a charismatic and beautiful character you couldn’t help but cheer for. The Problem with Heartache was absolutely nothing like I would have guessed, but it soared above and beyond my expectations. Lee and Kate had an obvious and special connection from the moment they met in the first b ...more
Mar 09, 2015 rated it did not like it
Where do I start? Keep in mind this is my first review ever.
I've read pleanty of books and I've never felt the need to write a review, but with this one? Oh boy.... I feel betrayed. I mean, 4.40 goodreads? SERIOUSLY???

Let's talk about the plot: If we think about it, I mean, REALLY think about it, how can a NINETEEN year old WITHOUT ANY KIND OF PREPARATION be ready to work for a "top selling" band? Do you see something wrong there? Yeah, me too. After a few chapters (OK, maybe since the first b
Jan 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: epic-reads

I could.not.wait for this book to come out after I read The Problem with Crazy. I stayed up till 3am last night finishing this book. Could not put it down!

Lee- FREAKING - Collins... you had me in the first book and you were barely in it, and now you have me for life in this book! Lauren Mckellar did a GREAT job setting up for the story of Kate and Lee with Book 1 and did not disappoint to follow through on this book. We knew about Kate's past already so it
Lana Waltosz
Nov 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Pretty much right after I finished the second one I bought the second and continued reading . If I remember correctly, I think I read this within the span of five days because I just couldn’t stop (it only took so long because I was working as well).

This was a good ending to a good series. I felt the closure when I finally finished this book. I loved that Lee got more of a focus in this book. He was a bit of a lesser character within the first two books, but I felt like he was more important tha
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Though we got to know Kate in the first book of this beautiful series, and knew of her struggles, we really didn't know much about Lee-freaking-Collins other than he was a hot rock-star with a very sweet side.

Poor Kate is struggling to cope and though Lee offers a solution that will assist her, it does not come easily because Lee has plenty of baggage of his own. There was so much more to his story than I had imagined and it was heartbreaking. This book is just as much Lee's book as it is Kate's
Mar 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Lee-Freaking-Collins. Yeah, he’s cool, and though he isn’t my favourite tortured rock star, he is in the top 20. Do you know how many there are? This is still good!!!

Lee’s & Kate’s story is very sweet – with just enough heat. Lee is out to do all the good he can with the hope that it will elevate some of the guilt he feels for his past. Kate is drowning in sorrow after her boyfriend dies. Both are blindsided by their attraction – and both try to fight it.

These two are an interesting pair. I real
Magic Within the Pages
Aug 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the third installment to the Crazy in Love series. It follows on with Kate's story and watching her grow and move on from the heartache she has suffered. She has to learn to let go and grow in life. In this book we learn more about the hottie band boy Lee and let me just say that he is one amazing guy.

Once again Lauren has done a beautiful job. It was such a sweet, happy and full of emotion read for me. Lauren really has a way with words. I love her writing style and watching her charact
Kayla Howarth
Mar 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
How do you move on when the most important person in your life dies? For Kate it hasn't been easy.

Lee-freaking-Collins, for some reason I never quite understood, is drawn to Kate. He hires her to manage his super famous band's tour, and the minute she steps onto the tour bus, LET THE CONSTANT FLIRTING BEGIN!

They exchange a few cute letters, spend a lot of time together. He constantly tells himself to stop picturing her naked, she constantly tells herself that if she has feelings for Lee, it will
Dec 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't get enough of this author's books!

Every make me cry. It's a combination of the amazing characters that I love from the just give them so much heart! The storylines are like life, they have their ups and downs...and we sometimes don't handle things the best way ....but hopefully we get It right at some stage. I cannot praise this author enough. If your looking for a book that you can connect to emotionally then you need to read everyth
Penny Lisle
Jan 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Finally finished this long journey. Kate had so many emotions impact her in a short amount of time, if it was anyone else they would've needed intense therapy. Poor Kate kept going on with life and in the end it all worked out. Her friend Stacey had a horrible time as well in book 2. This story just proves that things go on in peoples lives and you don't have a clue what is really going on because people put on a good front. As for the guys in this story, they are so cute and they are typical GU ...more
Secretly Adorkable Readers
The continuation and conclusion of the crazy in love series. This is Kate and Lee's story.

Crazy in Love series was crazy emotional. It's a story about a mystery illness that takes over Kate's father and it is hereditary. The Problem with Crazy made me ugly cry a LOT! Love, tragic loss, overcoming obstacles and finding yourself, this series has it all! Go meet Kate and the gang! It will leave you heartbroken, It will devastate you but at times will destroy you. Sometimes we go through crazy thing
Feb 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book brings us back to Kate who we met in book 1. I loved he story and how after reading the second book in the series - Eleven Weeks - we got to go back to Kate and her story. This is romantic and about learning if you can love despite all that goes on in life to hold you down. I loved Kate she is fieRY, just see the excerpt below and has balls to step up against Lee. A perfect story to a great series. I really recommend reading them in order to fully enjoy them, but even if you do not rea ...more
Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Heartache is a beautiful, perfect, and sad story. It follows the story of Kate after the happens in first book. Although heartache isn't the same cry fest that was Crazy, it's still plenty sad. Just a different kind of sad. Not the soul crushing kind, but the deep ache kind. A slow burning all consuming ache. Make sure you get the tissue ready, because this one will hurt your heart and mend it all in the space of one book.

Another stellar book from Lauren McKellar.
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Lauren K. McKellar is a writer of contemporary romance reads that make you feel. This hybrid-published USA Today best-selling author loves writing books with stunning local settings, heart-throb heroes, and leading ladies who overcome great hardships in their lives.
In addition to writing, Lauren loves to read, and you can often find her up at all hours of the night with a glass of wine, some choco

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