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I Don't Want To Talk About It

(Yorkshire Romances #5)

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  108 ratings  ·  52 reviews
What if the one person you wanted to talk to wouldn’t listen?

Winter Gregory and her twin sister Daisy live oceans apart but they still have the ‘twin thing’ going on. Daisy is Winter’s port in the storm, the first person she calls when things go wrong …

And things are wrong. Winter has travelled to a remote Yorkshire village to write her new book, and to escape her ex-boy
Kindle Edition, 228 pages
Published July 31st 2015 by Choc Lit
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Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I don’t know what to say about this, it completely threw me. It took me by surprise.

I’m ashamed to admit this book I got from Net Galley and hadn’t written it down on my TBR list. I confess I was very new and naive with Net Galley and thought I’d “remember” the books I got. But temptation with requesting other books pushed this one down and I’d forgotten it.

I haste to say, I’m not like that now!

There’s this “twin” thing going on. There’s family rifts, loves and losses.

The ending was what threw m
Veronica ⭐️
Oct 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 2016
Winter has recently broken up with her boyfriend and decides some time away in the country is just what she needs to finish the sequel to her best seller “Book of the Dead”. Winter is determined to keep her mind solely on her work, that is, until she meets Scarlet, a very engaging 8 year old, and her hunky Uncle, Alex.

I couldn’t quite understand the break-up between Winter and Dan because there was no previous conflict in the story and Dan seemed to genuinely care about Winter. At about 30% I tw
Rachel Gilbey
Jul 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

I sort of wish I had started to write this review before I had finished this book, purely because after something has been revealed towards the end, it is making me not be sure of the exact words or what to say about things leading up to that point. I had a weird suspicion about something throughout the book, and I was in this instance correct about it, but even if you do make a similar prediction, I don't think it will detract from your enjoyment of this book.

This is another incredibl
Linda Strong
Apr 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Winter Gregory has temporarily moved to a small village to write her latest book. She finds old gravestones and writes stories about the people buried there. She comes to love this village different from London and she needs this time away from her ex-boyfriend, who also happens to be her editor.

Winter has an identical twin, Daisy, the one person in the world she can always talk to about anything and everything to the exclusion of everyone else. Dan, the ex-boyfriend made the big mistake of
Jul 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*sighs deeply*
Just so you know, this is the very first time a chick-lit gets five stars from me, as far as I can remember. Why that is? Because chick-lits all follow this same kind of format, however nice they are. Not this one, it seems to kick convention in ... Well, let's keep it nice, it does things differently.

'I don't want to talk about it' combines deep and heavy with light and happy, and has some nice twists in the story. I loved it!

Netgalley gave me the opportunity to read this book for
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
I adore Jane Lovering's writing - she's wonderful at lulling you into a false sense of security. You're smiling - even laughing out loud - at the clever observational humour then, when you're least expecting it, she turns everything round in an instant and you're wiping away tears. And when I don't read a new book by her as soon as it's released, I actually get quite annoyed with myself. I Don't Want To Talk About It - the fifth of Jane's Yorkshire Romances - has been available for kindle since ...more
Karen Mace
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book via NetGalley and Choc Lit in return for a fair and honest review.

Wow!! This is a book and a half and I dont really know where to begin with the review as I may still be a little bit emotional after just finishing reading it! This is the first time I've read a book by Jane Lovering and it has been an extremely welcome introduction to her wonderful style of writing and storytelling - I'll definitely be reading the rest of her releases!

The book starts in a graveyard
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one had to work for its 4 stars! I almost gave it a three but I couldn't bring myself to forget the fact that the book grew on me, the more I read it and it surprised me. This is my third Jane Lovering book and all I can say is that not one book has resembled the other - although bereavement seems to be a common theme. This book was almost morbid and the only tiny rays of sunshine were Scarlet and Light Bulb :)

The characters were well thought out and delightful in a melancholic way - one co
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Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the second of Jane's books I have read and to say I am not disappointed is an understatement. Jane takes on a whole new level of writing romantic fiction. The book is different from the first one I read, but so similar in the fact it is a story that keeps you hooked, it is a story which pulls at your heart strings without being a typical love story. In other words it is so much more than they average fiction. You get a banging story with fabulous characters as well as a nice touch of slo ...more
Winter Gregory is a new author who has had a small degree of success with her first book, a quirky guide to headstones in the UK, drawing on the inscriptions to make insightful comments on life and love and human nature. Now she is in Yorkshire, trying to repeat her success with researching and writing the sequel, and also trying to get over her last boyfriend (and editor) Daniel Bekener. Whenever thoughts of Dan and their break-up threaten to overwhelm Winter she talks to her twin, Daisy, who a ...more
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jane Lovering's How I Wonder What You Are was one of the first books I reviewed on my blog. I really enjoyed her writing style with a believable mix of characters, romance and a hint of magic. So I was really pleased to have a chance to read Jane's new book ahead of publication. And this novel is something rather special.

The title of this book is very apt although seems at first a contradiction. Rather that not talking, many different forms of communication are used to tell the story. We hear th
Cathy Geha
May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a powerful story! This book is so much more than a romance! People have suffered, have lost people who are precious to them and are learning to cope. This book explains how some of the characters in the book are dealing with the losses in their own lives; they range in age from eight to over sixty. Loss can be through death or separation or breakups or change in one’s physical abilities but no matter what kind of loss one experiences it eventually needs to be dealt with.

Winter is a skillfu
Ann Cooper
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have read every Jane Lovering book and even interviewed her for my blog. Her books are consistently good, light hearted and very, very funny. So I started I Don't Want to Talk About It as soon as I got it, anticipating the same fun read.

It is a funny book at times, but it is so much more than that. It is darker than Jane's previous books and when I finished it, I felt as if I had been through all Winter's emotions with her. It is so sympathetically and empathetically written, that I was there
Kagsy Wagsy
Jul 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh this book is beautiful. I've enjoyed reading it so much. I tried the old trick of dragging it out, dipping in for short periods of reading , because I simply didn't want to finish this story. I loved it, I held my breath reading it, I read through tears and could hardly read on. The characters are beautiful. The story is brilliantly told. Reading "I don't want to talk about it" has had a profound effect on me. I want to meet everyone from the story, yes, even Margaret.

Thank you for writing t
Suze Lavender
Jan 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Winter loves her twin sister Daisy and she talks to her every day. Even though they can't meet because there's a lot of distance between them their connection remains unbreakable. Winter needs her sister more than ever because her life is a big mess. She broke up with Dan, the love of her life, and can't seem to get him out of her mind. Their relationship ended because of Daisy. Dan and Winter have to work together, as he's the editor of Winter's books, so she can't try to forget about him and m ...more
Sheryl Browne
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I Don’t Want to Talk About it delivers a romance with all of the poignancy you would expect from a Choc Lit read. The title is perfect for this story, which looks at loss and love, the impact of grief on our lives and relationships and our ability to deal with it. Peppered with the perfect amount of humour to make it uplifting, as well as heart breaking, it tells the story of a successful author, who might just be in danger of becoming a one hit wonder if she can’t knuckle down and meet the dead ...more
Marsha Spohn
First reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

Have you ever read a story that simply destroyed you? Ever found yourself crying, almost uncontrollably yet impatiently brushed aside the tears that were blinding you so that you could continue reading? When was the last time you finished a story, closed a book and just sat still letting it flow over you as you came back to this real world of ours?

I’m not attempting to sound melodramatic – I am attempting to return from Winter’s world back into mine where words
Suzie Groers
Aug 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I Don't Want to Talk About It is a story about Winter Gregory who has found success from her first book 'Book of the Dead' which took off better than anyone had expected. Following this success she has embarked on a follow up and is living in a remote Yorkshire village to research and write the second book. Winter's life becomes entangled with some of the locals and through Scarlet, an eight year old who is getting over the accidental death of her mother; she gets to meet Alex, Scarlet's uncle. ...more
Sorcha O'Dowd
*wails and bawls eyes out* <3 So amazing!! 6 stars!

What can I say in this review? I mean, I know that the Choc Lit authors are the best when it comes to romance. I've loved every single one I've read, by each author. The stories are always so well written and are satisfying in a way that I always feel makes them more powerful than some other books in the genre. But wow, Jane Lovering has just made the standard EVEN HIGHER with 'I Don't Want to Talk About It.' Forget 5 star ratings, where's t
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I finished reading this book at 2 am this morning. That could give you a clue as to how good I found it. Especially as I found the last 30 pages or so really difficult to read through my tears.
Winter is the author of a successful book about gravestones in country churchyards, currently researching and writing her next book in a Yorkshire village. Daisy is her twin sister, living in Australia, who she talks to all the time, and Daniel is her editor/ex-boyfriend – ex because he made her choose bet
Amelyn Randall
Aug 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jane Lovering channeled M Night Shyamalan for the BIGGEST plot twist I've seen in ages!

With just five chapters left, I had to put this book DOWN for 12 full hours, because I was outright scared for Winter. It was at that moment that the full weight of THE MOST spellbinding plot twist I've seen in forever landed on me, and it hit hard. I was sobbing uncontrollably.

I don't want to say much more than that, because I refuse to spoil this delicious book for anyone. It absolutely must be read. Must. I
Jul 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read by Jane Lovering. I enjoyed the setting of a small village in Yorkshire, England. It was fun watching the friendship between Winter and Scarlet unfold, as well as meeting the interesting people in the village. I thought the back story of writing a follow-on book to her first book was great and I'd actually like to read Winter's book as it was described.

The book was a fair bit darker than I'd imagined, dealing with big issues, as it does and while there is romance
Oct 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is book 5 in the Yorkshire Romances series and I picked it up because it had been recommended to me as a good read – and it is.

The central character, Winter, is struggling to write and is staying in a tiny cottage in a Yorkshire village, she's run away from her relationship with her editor, Dan and has only her conversations with her twin sister, Daisy, for company and solace when things aren’t going as planned. But then she meets Alex, the local stone mason and her attention is immediately
Gen Boleyn
Jul 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jane a lovering has done it again. ' I don't want to talk about it ' , her latest novel for ChocLit easily keeps it's head up amongst referred tomes from the likes of SJ Watson.
This is a romance and comes with the usual backdrop of boy meets girl, both with history lurking in their backgrounds all leading to the inevitable Happy Ever After. But that's where similarities end. This is also a dark, often disturbing emotional piece about how two peoples' lives become entangled by their past. You'll
Aug 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jane Lovering writes with an easy and amusing style, and inhabits her books with well written and believable characters.

As are several of her recent books, this one is set in Yorkshire, only further north than her recent books. All more country to be explored. The main protagonists, Win, Daisy, Dan, Alex and Scarlett are all well drawn and are characters that you'd like to know. Naturally enough, all is not what it seems, and Jane has come up with a REALLY good twist.

Well up to her usual high st
Janet Panter
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I must say the emails, Facebook and Twitter comments distracted rather than added to the story for me but apart from that it was a good read, certainly didn't see the twist in the tale coming!
Jeannie Zelos
May 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I Don't Want to Talk About It (Choc Lit) What if the one person you wanted to talk to wouldn't listen?  Jane Lovering

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre:  Romance, women's fiction 

I’d read a couple of Jane’s books and loved them, so wanted to try this. Once again its an amazing, thought provoking read, a wonderful romance, but with a very real and emotional story too.
 Light Bulb, oh how I understood the way Scarlett felt about him, not the psychological reasons she had, but the sheer jo
Dec 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book by Netgalley and this is my voluntary review.
I absolutely adored this book. It had just the right amount of humour needed to keep the main body of the book flowing for example "I reached behind me into the room, which practically put my hand in the oven" (Chapter 11). The storyline was interesting and involving and the ending? WOW What a shocker! You will probably need a tissue or two.
I loved this book and will now be following her and reading her back list, if they are any
May 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
I Don't Want To Talk About it, written by Jane Lovering, is the fifth book in the Yorkshire Romances series. I can't believe that I have never come across this author prior to reading this book. However, after reading this book, I realized I've been missing out on some amazing storytelling! Jane Lovering has now been added to my favorite author list. I love romance novels, and even though most are predictable, I still continue reading them. Every once in awhile I come across a new author, and in ...more
Cat Jones
Format: Electronic
Tissue warning: I didn't need one, but some may sniffle.
HEA: Yep Triggers: death, grief
My reviewer rating: 4 out of 5
Recommend to others: yes, unless you don't like plot twists

Firstly, we are introduced to Winter. Winter is an author, coming off the high of a best-selling novel about the dead, their history, and their tombstones. Winter has also just come off a relationship with her editor, Dan. Apparently Dan did a no-no. Made Winter choose between her and her twin sister,
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