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3.92  ·  Rating details ·  407 ratings  ·  41 reviews
Paperback, 290 pages
Published December 2nd 2018 by Independently published
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book bruin
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
Audiobook Review

Overall 4 stars
Performance 5 stars
Story 3.5 stars

This isn't your typical rock star romance. It's a great twist on the trope with a healthy serving of forbidden/taboo romance as well. Andi Arndt and Shane East are fantastic as Jane and Matthew! The majority of the book is narrated superbly by Arndt, but this doesn't detract from East's sexy performance as the loveable Brisith music critic Matthew. In fact it makes Matthew's chapters and additions shine even more.

This book was a l
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J. Grayland
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Break-Up Album is about Jane Black, a rock star who was left by her husband when he realized that he was gay, now they have a child together but Jane finds it hard to trust another man again, until Matthew Harrigan, a sexy, British journalist wants to spend time with her and write a story about how an album is written. Only problem is Jane has writers block and is looking for inspiration. This was a really lovely romance, the characters were so sweet and likable and the story line was an int ...more
Alaina
ugh, so disappointed with this one!

The Breakup Album was such a boring audiobook. Oh lord, I tried to get into it and possibly invested into characters - but nope, couldn't. In this, you will meet Jane and Matthew. She is a singer who is going through a little writing slump. It also doesn't help that life for her sucks ass. With a failed marriage, secrets coming out, and nothing to really write about - she's stuck and hates it.

Then there's Matthew who writes reviews and he has his eye on Jane (i
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Aly
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, audiobook
Rounded up from 3.5 stars
Lauren Blakely writes great books and although this wasn't my favorite, it was a good read. I love the duet narration style of the audiobook, Matthew has a hot British accent! The story was okay, it just felt like not a lot happened. I did like seeing Jane get over Aidan completely and be able to move on. Her relationship with her siblings was super cute too. Matthew is a good guy and nice match for Jane.

The characters were fun and the premise of the story was good, I j
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Erica Paré
Nov 02, 2019 rated it liked it
I was a little disappointed in this book since I usually love books written by Lauren Blakely. This one just seemed to be missing something for me. There was a lack of chemistry between the two MC's for me. You could tell there was some love for each other but not that desire found in most other books.

Jane is a singer who has finally found success. Matthew is someone who writes reviews. You could easily see where this could possibly go, however, it doesnt play out as you may think. Jane has wall
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Jennifer Garcia
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
This book has all the feels... LB spelled out a story that took me from lows to highs and allowed me to perfectly feel Jane's every feeling. I can't tell you specifics because they'd be spoilers but there are scenes that we get to experience with Jane. Man, in the beginning, my throat hitched with an excited sob when a certain awesome something happened. Other times, too, my feelings were in tune with Jane's. My point is, LB did something special in this book. She was able to link moments in lif ...more
Jennifer
Source: Brilliance Audio


The Break-Up Album is about Jane Black, a rockstar who was left by her husband because he finally comes to grip with being gay. This devastates Jane because she is totally in love with him and they have a kid together. With hindsight, she realizes she missed clues over the few years they were together including their one-night stand that had that left her pregnant.

Jane hasn’t been with a guy since her husband left her about a year ago. She hasn’t even been attracted to a
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Skylar
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5
Fantastic narration
Pamela Lilley
Sep 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sweet, easy and enjoyable love story. No angst. Just girl meets boy, girl and boy fall for each other, then reality kicks in and they realise they have to work together so are unable to start a relationship. Obviously there’s a bit more to it than that. We have the ex husband and father of Jane’s child, who, it turns out, is gay. We have the fact that her love interest, Matthew, is also a music critic (Jane is an up and coming rock star). Lots of lovely little side stories included in this litt ...more
Kristi
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Narration was fabulous, two of my favorites. Story was cute. Didn’t have the same steaminess factor as most of Lauren’s other books do.
Soo
Dec 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook
3.5 Stars
MountainKat
Really good. Loved the audio too!
Lisa Zimmerman Ward (Dirty Blonde Books)
Read in 2016 when it was called, Far Too Tempting.
Patty
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't know where Lauren Blakely gets her inspiration from, but this story is not what I expected! Jane recently had a hit with her last album, winning a grammy and has shot to stardom. Matthew is a journalist looking to find his next big story, and is hoping it's Jane. And their romance begins. The taboo romance of Matt and Jane, after all, he is working with her is front and center of this book, and it's steamy. But what I love the most is the healing Jane goes through and the revelation of h ...more
Elizabeth Swain
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Matthew Harrigan has swept me away with his sexy British accent and abs! Elizabeth @ Carolina Chic''s Read

Let's start wit the cover... Michael Scanlon... yes please! Now you give him the absolutely sexy accent of Shane East and this is a sensory overload!

I loved the story of Jane Black the Grammy Winning singer/songwriter, who has got to have another hit record. It only took a broken heart and marriage to get the first one out of her. Enter Matthew Harrigan... Sexy British Reporter... you have
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Annette Lakas
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Of course, I love all Lauren Blakely's books, but this one kept me going straight through reading and didn't stop! The fact that it deals with Jane's reality of an entertainer and what decisions she has to make are included in this real life story. Her ex-husband's difficult journey that intertwines with hers and their child is also a storyline that many couples face today. The slow closeness that Jane and Matthew share instead of a quick connection is a meaningful relationshi ...more
Sarah
I think it's a case of it's not you, it's me. I've been in a weird mood today.
kgagnon
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
I loved this twist on the forbidden rockstar romance! It is a beautiful story of learning how to trust, healing, and finding true love. Jane is flying high with the success of her latest album. She wrote it after her heartbreaking split from her husband. She has tried to keep her personal life out of the spotlight but there are journalists who have taken advantage of her new found fame. When sexy British journalist Matthew asks to interview her, she is intrigued. He is the first man she has been ...more
Baca Buku
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was ok
Normally, I would suspend disbelief when reading fiction, especially romance. But some the things that happen in this book are quite unrealistic.
For instance, I know New Yorkers tend to ignore celebrities, but Jane just won a Grammy in a major category and she walks around the city without being recognised or being asked for her autograph and a selfie?
And Matthew. You're a journalist at a prestigious publication, and you begin a relationship with the person you are interviewing? Not professional
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Debra
Feb 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-book
Jane Black is an indie rock artist with three mediocre albums, and then her husband springs an enormous surprise on her and leaves her. In her pain, she writes the ultimate break up album which is a huge hit and wins her a Grammy.

Matthew Harrigan is one of the top music journalists and writes a fantastic review of her album. He then asks to write an article on her experience creating her music. She is attracted to his looks, his British accent, and the glowing review of her break up album. Andi
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Shelley Youngblood
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved Lauren Blakely's Break Up Album. From the very start I was drawn into the story and she did not let me go. The chemistry was sizzling hot, the storyline unique and the world she created was one I never wanted to leave.

Shane East and Andi Arndt were phenomenal in their performance. Their voices made Lauren's words come to life and create an entirely new experience for me. I will purchase books on these narrators alone, from now on.
Jan Miller
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lauren Blakely did it again with another wonderful story! I really enjoyed this listen with its vivid imagery and the fantastic narration. Shane East and Andi Arndt were perfect in this book. I loved their inner musings and how they brought the characters to life. Jane and Matthew are two characters that really appealed to me. I loved the storyline in this book was original, and how I once again felt like smiling listening to this book.
4smalls
Feb 08, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf, audio
BAH!!!!! I can't take it. The audio is awful. Their voices don't work at all and the characters dialogue makes my eye roll. I've enjoyed other works by this author but think I need to let this one go.
Andrea
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved reading about these two, especially Jane's difficulty coming to terms with the things going on in her life. Matthew, the music journalist who gets to write a piece about her, is a character I really liked as well; they felt believable and I found the storyline very interesting.
Leah Bagwell
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!!!! And further loved the change in title! Jane Black and Matthew Harrigan burn up the pages!!!
Ashley
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one yummy story and the narrators make it even better.
Jade
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was great, I really fell into this story and loved every minute of the book
Laeine Eros
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One great read, indeed.❤❤❤❤❤
Jan
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
Kinda like a Hallmark channel movie....the heroine has a perfect life, minus one crappy year, but it works out okay because she meets the Perfect Man. Glossy, not too deep.
Marianne
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.
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