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You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Sarra Manning
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Every person in love is desperately waiting for the 3-letter-word to say or to be said. Now how about a couple that aren't looking for love?

Neve works in a archive library (or something). She's the exact definition of naive. She's also a book geek and a used-to-be overweight. She's has a crush of a co-worker, William, that she hopes won't be a "crush" anymore but the real thing. BUT she's got no relationship basics so she persuades Max, "the man-slut", to just pretend they're dating in order to improve her "social skills". But where will that lead? Will the fake continue be fake? and how do you know what's the real thing?

Honestly, the reason I postponed the review for this one is because I wanted to give my full opinion about this. Mostly, I just forget important things when I review instantly. First, I wanna talk about the plot. Finding the right guy while waiting for the wrong one it's a cliche no arguments there. However, it's given a realness to it. It's one of the love stories that I think would happen to any girl. It's definitely unique, sweet and so touching at some points.

As much as I've seen this kind of romance, or some version of this, on tv or movies but what works for this book is how the characters are written. They both broken by something that connects them. As much as I'm not impressed with Neve constantly whining about her weight (I wanna pull my hair out tbh) but I enjoyed the book too much to care now. Sarra Manning did super great on the character development. As stated in many reviews before me, the progression of this fake relationship is astonishingly real. It takes its time and you feel no hesitation or repetitions. Their relationship started to look beautiful and sweet and they don't have to say the 3-letter-word. For that only, I'd give 3 stars of my rating.

I might not have liked Neve, but certainly the story is more than any chick-lit fan expects. And for my first try with a Sarra Manning, I'm completely satisfied. Will sure to check all some of her books asap.

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Sarra Manning
“That was the worst thing about having a relationship with someone, even a pretend relationship. You opened up, let someone in, and when it was over, they had all the ammunition they needed to completely destroy you.”
Sarra Manning, You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

Sarra Manning
“I guess they're called moments because they don't last very long.”
Sarra Manning, You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

Sarra Manning
“I suppose the things that you always take for granted, that you don't even notice, are what you miss the most.”
Sarra Manning, You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

Sarra Manning
“Excuse me?’ she spat, and as Dougie and Celia always pointed out, it didn’t matter that Neve never swore because she could make ‘Excuse me?’ sound like ‘Go fuck yourself.”
Sarra Manning, You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

Reading Progress

June 17, 2012 – Started Reading
June 17, 2012 – Shelved
June 17, 2012 –
page 89
June 18, 2012 –
page 215
38.39% "I love Max.. hope he turns out as I want it to .. but OMG! @ Neve >.<'"
June 18, 2012 –
page 389
June 18, 2012 – Shelved as: 220-in-2012
June 18, 2012 – Shelved as: 2012-favorites
June 18, 2012 – Shelved as: chick-lit
June 18, 2012 – Shelved as: fantastic-couples
June 18, 2012 – Finished Reading

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Maha This book was the first time I read Sarah Manning and I adored her writing! This book was such a sweet read.

ɑƨħŵɑɡ ♥Team Magnus Damora FOREVER♥ It was. It is a story that you'll keep remembering for a long time.. I still want to check Unsticky, looks like another favorite already :D

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