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Make Up Break Up

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  179 ratings  ·  145 reviews
Love, romance, second chances, fairy-tale endings…these are the things Annika Dev believes in. Her app, Make Up, has been called the “Google Translate for failing relationships.”

High efficiency break-ups, flashy start-ups, penthouses, fast cars…these are the things Hudson Craft believes in. His app, Break Up, is known as the “Uber for break-ups.” It’s wildly successful—an
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Expected publication: February 2nd 2021 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Aug 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG! I loved this book so much! The passion and smoking chemistry between the characters, their sassy, hot, smart banters, the high tension enemies to lovers premise stole my heart!

I couldn’t put it down. It was so much better than so many romantic comedies that I’ve lately read. There is reasonable angst parts, lots of misunderstandings, clever pranks both of MCs pull on each other. It’s emotional, funny, passionate, intriguing.

What if your worst enemy who ruined your career and stole your id
Sheyla ✎

What happens when your summer hookup steals your ideas, becomes more popular than you, and then moves next to your office?

Yes, this it's exactly what happens to Annika Dev. When she finds out, she wants to hurt Hudson!

Annika believes in love and in getting a second chance. At least, she believes her new app can do it. Make Up is the app that could bring couples together. She knows it can be successful. Yet, she is in dire straights. Financially, her company is a mess. She needs an influx of
Sep 18, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: giveaways
I just received my giveaway copy today - thanks goodreads <3 ...more
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
I'm so here for YA authors writing adult romances!!!
Sandhya Menon's Adult Romance Debut!!!

ARC received. Thank you so much, St. Martin's Press.

This is sure to be a good time!

Vicky Again
the first 2021 book I have read!

if you like
- enemies-to-lovers, rivals-to-lovers, whatever it's called
- heroines who may be a little bit judgmental & impulsive
- hero who okay, are a little bit confusing but have good intentions (and really nice pecs)
- last ditch attempts to save a business
- next door (work) neighbor shenanigans
- tech vibes & women in STEM

definitely check out Make Up Break Up! it has the tropes for you!
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Nov 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
The enemy to lovers trope has always been a favorite and Make Up Break Up took that love and amped it up by about 1000. The tension between these two was so deliciously sweet. In fact at times it was heart pounding make you want to fan your face hot. The pages were burning with what you could feel between these two and the more they battled it out, the hotter it got.

And while I loved these two together and all that delicious sexual tension, there were things about this that didn't quite sit rig
Abbie | ardentlyabbie
A cute new enemies-to-lovers Rom-Com from YA romance writer, Sandhya Menon!

As two rival app developers clash again and again—and again—in this contemporary romance, optimist Annika Dev finds herself drawn into enemy Hudson Craft’s fast-paced, high velocity, utterly shallow world. Only, from up close, he doesn’t seem all that shallow. Could it be that everything she thought about Hudson is completely wrong?

This was a cute, quick read! Because it was kinda short, there's not much to say. With the
H Beeyit
Nov 27, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: noy-02-feb
But why so far away? June Feb 2021? More than TWO YEARS' wait?

No, I refuse. This is inhumane. *tbrs it anyway*
nick (the infinite limits of love)

Yeah, I didn't like MAKE UP BREAK UP which is disappointing because I have loved Menon's YA books. I didn’t care for either MC and felt like the app business took over too much page space from the actual romance.
Anna Banana
4.5 stars

What's crazy is that when I first tried to read this book, I was struggling to get through the first chapter and thought for sure I wasn't going to enjoy it much. But then I got passed that first chapter and my god, this book was so good!

There is just something about Lily's writing style that I love so much! I've read her YA books (written under a different pen name) and it's the one thing I always remember. That she has a way of making you feel so invested in her characters and their s
Vanshika Prusty
Nov 13, 2020 rated it it was ok
*𝘈𝘙𝘊 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘱𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘷𝘪𝘢 𝘕𝘦𝘵𝘨𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸

2.5 stars

I thought it looked so adorable and normally I love rivals-to-lovers, no matter how cheesy they are. This one lacked for me.
My biggest problem with it overall was the main character Annika. She was judgmental and although she did grow and learn by the time the book ended, and I appreciated it, It was too late in the book for me to warm up to her unfortunately.
Hudson wasn't a bad character either, although I
Nov 06, 2020 marked it as dnf
I usually love Sandhya Menon books but this was a huge disappointment to me. DNF'd at 50% in when I realised nothing the love interest did would redeem him for me.
Leah Waters
May 14, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
YES! Another Sandhya Menon book!!!
Simant | Flipping Through the Pages
July 28, 2020: Received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review! Thank you!

April 30, 2020: Sandhya Menon is venturing into adult romance genre and I can't wait to see what magic she would do this time.
- Plus there is haters-to-lovers-romance
- Dating apps, rivalry

Ahh so excited!
Mary H
Oct 10, 2018 marked it as to-read-romance  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020, arc-august-2020
Sep 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*I received an e-arc from Netgalley, the author and publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Sandhya Menon is now writing adult romance under Lily Menon. Her debut adult contemporary romance was so hard to put down, and I just wanted to keep on reading. Can we say hot, but I’m not talking about the weather?! There’s such a romantic spark between the two main characters, there’s witty banter, and there’s overall fun! Just like all of Menon’s books, I got that warm, fuzzy feeling I needed.

Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Annika Dev's up-and-coming app, Make Up, is sure to be a game changer-- an app that helps save relationships from falling apart via communication issues. Of course, it appears that tech star Hudson Craft has not only stolen and twisted her concept, but he's gaining all the fame for his own app, Break Up: it breaks up with your partner, so you don't have to. How does Annika know this? She and Hudson had a week-long romantic tryst at a conference last summer. As if it couldn't get worse, now Hudso ...more
Jessica Jeffers
I've only recently expanded my reading to include more and more romantic fiction, and I'm discovering how much I enjoy the genre but this was...disappointing. It started off fine, as a run-of-the-mill enemies-to-lovers trope set in the world of dating apps. I'm fine with the fact that most romantic fiction is a little formulaic, but this one toed the line of "too formulaic." The conflict between the two characters and its resolution felt forced and there was a sex scene so cringey that my husban ...more
May 15, 2020 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I will read anything this queen writes! I cannot wait. I cannot wait. I-
Sharon Layburn
Two app developers who spend one steamy night together find that their career goals couldn't be more opposed.  Annika is struggling to make her mark with an app focused on helping couples heal faltering relationships before they lose their happy-ever-after, while Hudson's app is all about offering the bluntest way to sever a relationship so no time is wasted on attempts to fix something that isn't working.  With such diverse mindsets, their connection makes little sense- but fate seems determine ...more
I was so excited when I got to know that Sandhya Menon was diving into the world of Adult Romance. Make Up break Up started out strong. The leads, Hudson and Annika, had the chemistry and I was eager to see how it would flourish and the relationship that would build. I loved how competitive they were when it came to their business and want to succeed.
However, while it did start out strong, the momentum didn't remain steady or went up.

First off, I love all levels of enemies-to-lovers but my fav
Annika Dev, creator and CEO of the Make Up app, is a firm believer in love, romance, and fairy-tale endings. With the app, she hopes to make a positive difference in the world by giving people a second chance at love, hopefully helping them find their happily ever afters. Hudson Craft is (seemingly) her polar opposite: flashy, shallow, and detached. His app, Break Up, is used for quick, impersonal breakups. When Hudson moves into the office next door, the tension between the two of them ramps up ...more
Aug 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2020
I loved it. The story was well written, very interesting and hilarious. I loved the conversations between the main characters, the business part of the story, the individual stories of the characters... Also, the sex scenes were not vulgar and was written in the perfect way. I just love it way too much. Lily/Sandhya never disappoints me.
Elizabeth Plunkett
Sep 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Make Up Break Up was a truly lovely book. A fun modern romcom staring Annika Dev founder and CEO of Make Up an app to help couples communicate better and Hudson CEO of Break Up an app to help you break up. It was so refreshing to see a woman portrayed as the founder of a tech company and also the heroine. I would love to see more from her best friend June! The end really got to me and I was tearing up. I wish there had been an epilogue or a one year later so I could see where everyone ended up. ...more
May 13, 2020 marked it as 2021-releases  ·  review of another edition
Man, wish the cover could have been better

But can’t wait for it
"My car can only fit four, so would you and Hudson mind riding together?”
“Of course not!” Hudson replied heartily, from behind Annika. How had he caught up with her so fast?
She turned to him, trying not to glare. “I can drive myself, thanks.”
“Annika,” Hudson said, sounding shocked, though his eyes were twinkling. “Think of the environment.”
She glanced at June, who shrugged, as if to say, He does have a point. “I have a hybrid,” she said, eyeing him haughtily. “The environment will be fine
Aug 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What's that quote? "Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular"? Yeah, that one. That's how I feel about this book. I loved it sooo much. Let's be real though, it's a haters to lovers trope, so it had me written all over it.

This book is more lovers to enemies back to lovers, for a little bit of a switch up. This started off as two tech developers who hooked up and then realized that the core of their careers could not be more opposite. I loved the progression of this b
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