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The Boyfriend Sessions

(City Love #1)

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PLEASE TAKE YOUR SEATS. THE JOURNEY TO HAPPINESS MAY INVOLVE SOME TURBULENCE.

Christa Morrison has commitment issues, a fact that quickly becomes apparent after she flees a romantic proposal in Paris, the thunder of impending wedding bells ringing in her ears.

Back in Sydney, she turns to her closest friends for reassurance. Instead they offer her a startling and painful dia
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Published October 23rd 2018 by BWrite (first published October 23rd 2014)
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Coco.V
Nov 28, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Blurb:
Christa Morrison has commitment issues, a fact that quickly becomes apparent after she flees a romantic proposal in Paris, the thunder of impending wedding bells ringing in her ears.

Back in Sydney, she turns to her closest friends for reassurance. Instead they offer her a startling and painful diagnosis: she's a relationship junkie. The cure? An extreme rehabilitation program guaranteed to reform even the most L-word illiterate.

With her
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Lisa Fallon
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit, favs, r2r, lol-books
I really enjoyed this book it's going into my chick lit favorite pile :)
Christa "unlucky" in love is taking a year out travelling and when she arrives in Paris she meets Frenchman Ben. After only 6 weeks Ben proposes and Christas answer is to run, run home to Sidney Australia.
while she's having a feeling sorry for herself couple of weeks her girlfriend's decide to put Christa on a man ban for six months while they have once a week boyfriend sessions to find out why Christa can never be single sh
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Laura
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book!

This was a great read! Was a funny, quirky and interesting story about love and learning how to true to yourself. It was a great story!
Arielle
First time reading this author and couldn't put down this book!!
Kj (Birds Love Words)
The boyfriend sessions
By: Belinda Williams
Published: Pan Macmillan Australia
Released: 23 October 2014
The Word: Refreshingly honest contemporary romance that will leave you to ponder some pretty big life questions.
https://birdslovewords.wordpress.com/...

The Boyfriend Sessions is the first in a series – City of Love, by Belinda Williams. It encompasses the messy emotion of daily life perfectly and encourages you to reflect on your own. There are some steamy scenes, but the book focuses more widely
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NICOLE Thomas
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Truly enjoyed this one

Simply put, it was a good book from the beginning through the end. Would recommend it as a light read.
Amy (Lost in a Good Book)
Oct 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Note: I was provided a copy of this book for review.

After fleeing Paris after being proposed to, Christa’s friends make her promise to be single for awhile and take a look at why her relationships have been unsuccessful. But what starts out as a fun and good-humoured discussion about Christa’s past boyfriends soon turns into a serious evaluation of her life and her past. With this story Williams has created something that is quite complex beneath a jovial exterior, and it isn’t until you are sub
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Lara
Oct 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*ARC courtesy of Netgalley*

Another good one! I'm on a positive streak!!

Christa has learned from very young – with her parents' failed marriage and the consequent suicide of her father - how much being in love can hurt someone. Having been hurt herself more than once from people she cared about, she -unconsciously- closed off that part of herself preferring to frequent men she knew she couldn't possibly be serious about and leaving them just at the right time. After her last disastrous break-up,
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Cara
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Even though it was pretty obvious how things would turn out a few chapters in, the author still managed to keep cranking up the tension until I couldn’t bear to stop reading. Nicely done.

I had a lot of fun reading this book. I enjoyed the main character, her three best friends, and the guys. I also liked the way she grew and found herself before she could really have her happy ending. I’ll probably read the other books in the series as well.
Victoria Sawyer
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Belinda Williams' new book is a really great romance read and I enjoyed it thoroughly! Williams created a very realistic world where she weaved in friends, career, self-growth and some funny too! The book is very well written and she seamlessly takes us through Christa's thoughts, to her environment, to her friends and her love life/emotions.

I think what impressed me most about this book was how well rounded a character she created with Christa. I really felt like she had lots of reasons for fe
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Karen
May 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, chicklit, series
An enjoyable book that makes you feel like part of the group while reading it. This was the second book I read by Belinda Williams and will not be my last. I had read book 2 (The Pitch) in this series first and knew I had to come back to read where it all started. Even with knowing how it was going to end, it didn't take away from my enjoyment of the book as a whole. There were twists that I wasn't anticipating to make me wonder if Christa may actually change her mind about the men in her life. ...more
Nicki Edwards
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a fabulous fun read by Belinda Williams! The storyline is well developed and has a cast full of witty characters who you won't forget in a hurry. Christa is addicted to men, yet has a problem with commitment issues - a big problem - but you won't believe the levels her four friends go to in order to help her sort her problems out. Yep, they stage a crazy intervention! Their "sessions" will have you laughing out loud and then dropping your jaw in amazement at some of the things these women h ...more
Laura
Nov 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a great read! Was a funny, quirky and interesting story about love and learning how to be true to yourself. It was a really refreshing and honest read and it made me reflect on my own life and I could relate to Christa.

Details and histories about characters are also skilfully woven into the narrative and are provided through Christa’s thoughts, casual remarks, and dialogue between characters adding to the realistic nature of the story.

Max is tall, well-built, good looking and has all
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Kelley Marie
Cute story

Great characters! A little steamy at times, but the plot is wonderful. A great story of getting to know yourself and then becoming open to letting love in. Loved this set of characters.
Isabelle
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun read with a quirky heroine and a great hero. I enjoyed it.
Amy
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cute, fun, a little deeper than the usually fluffy romance - even made me tear yup once or twice. Completely predictable, but not in a bad way. 3 stars ...more
Mary Weiser
Dec 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Awesome

I loved this story it was greatly moving and Even hilarious at times. The characters were very relatable it was nice to know know relationship is perfect.
Mary Faddoul
Dec 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet

A really sweet book to read. Light and easy, yet satisfyingly delicious at the same time. Every girl wishes for a Max in her life.
Michelle
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book that I'm reading by this author. The writing is not bad. It pretty good. The book flows nicely.
But... I just don't think it was for me.
I was not feeling any of Christa friends. I thought they were all pushy... In your face kind of people. The way they confronted her about her past relationships... Was just crazy! Like they were any better! But I felt Maddy was the worst! I did not like her at all.
They treated Christa like she was a child. Talked about her as if she was no
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Cas H.
Oct 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was not quite sure what to make of The Boyfriend Sessions by Belinda Williams, but after reading it, I love it.
This was a wonderfully written novel!
Christa is a normal girl with commitment issues. She might have long term relationships, but she does not put her heart into the relationships. So after an amount of time, sometimes 6 months, sometimes 3 years they split apart and Christa moves onto the next guy.
Christa has her crazy friends, one of whom she has known since before she had her fir
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Krissys
Oct 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: featured-books, star
I'd like to thank Pan Macmillan for providing a digital copy in exchange for an honest review.

When I stumbled across this book online I found myself quickly curious as to what it was about. I figured there would be plenty of comedy or romance, which there is quite a bit of however The Boyfriend Sessions has much more meaningful depth than I realized. What was interesting to me wasn't the couple that it eventually becomes about but the journey it took for them to get there. Mostly for me was bei
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SydneyGen
Nov 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Posted on SydneyGenReads.com

I saw the cover for this and it piqued my curiosity! This a new release you need to get onto! The Boyfriend Sessions is a great read. Christa is always running away from commitment, but doesn’t know why, or how to stop it. After a surprise proposal in Paris, she runs back to Australia and finds comfort with her friends. All is not as it seems though, as the friends band together and put her through her paces, imposing a man-ban and starting weekly counseling sessions
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Ukgardenfiend
Nov 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Are You Commitment Phobic?
Pop Quiz:

1. Do you want to postpone making a decision about a relationship and where it is going?
2. Are you afraid of being abandoned?
3. Do you run away from relationships before your partner runs from you?
4. Are you afraid of marriage because your parents/siblings have a record of marriage break-ups?
5. Do you choose partners who have nothing to offer you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to three or more of the above then you are a commitment phobe and likely a Queen of Denial too
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Karen
Nov 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lovely sweet book with some poor girl taking crap from her friends about her past boyfriends. Some of the sessions are based on hilarious situations and guys. The friends love her but she manages a new love interest that no one saw coming. ARC from Netgalley .
Sasha Cottman
Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A thoroughly enjoyable read. Great characters and settings. Now just to find a man who can drive like Max!
Eva
May 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, romance
What a great read, really enjoyed this book.
Ailsa
May 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chriata and hr boyfriend sessions were so funny
Kat
Jun 25, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I actually really liked this book. Light read and feel good. Her journey was good and it was nice to go through and learn her lessons from previous bf
Victoria
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Is a great book to read
Sarah Marler-moore
rated it it was amazing
Nov 05, 2014
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Belinda is a marketing communications specialist and copywriter who allowed an addiction to romance to get the better of her.

Her other addictions include music and fast cars. Belinda is a music lover and her eclectic taste forms the foundation for many of her writing ideas. Her writing hasn't paid for a Lamborghini just yet, so she’ll have to settle for her son’s Hot Wheels collection and writing
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City Love (4 books)
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