Never Google Heartbreak by Emma Garcia Review
Published: March 14th 2013 by Hodder & Stoughton
When her fiancé Rob breaks off their engagement for the third time, Viv does what any girl would do – she Google’s heartbreak.
Confronted by tales of misery, she decides to set-up her own self-help website for the broken-hearted. But as Viv passes through the three essential stages of grief (denial, vodka, disastrous haircut), she becomes determined that it’s not too late to try and get Rob back.
When things get out of hand after a drunken declaration of love at an extremely inappropriate moment, Viv’s scruffy, tequila-swilling best friend Max is there to pick up the pieces. Viv starts to realise that maybe the real thing has been under her nose all this time, and now – one ex and a massive error of judgement later – she has to face the question:
What’s the craziest thing you’ll do for love?
I am shockingly surprised at how much I loved this book. The synopsis sets the readers expectations on a typical fluffy, love story. It was anything but the typical fluff.
Viv is a hilarious protagonist. She shines as bright as Sophie Kinsella’s beloved Becky Bloomwood from the Shopaholic series.
This charming story is engaging and witty. Truly, a ‘feel good’ sort of read. The stories that make up Viv’s website on heartbreak are equally hilarious and completely honest—the sort of things every girl can relate to. An honest and fun read. Viv’s desperate antics to get back with her former fiance will have you in hysterics. My absolute favourite part of the book, Viv decides to go to the fanciest hair salon to get a new ‘do that will win her man back—what she ends up with is a high fashion version of a mullet.
A work of comedic genius.
I have high hopes for the future of Emma Garcia; I cannot wait to read more from this new author. Especially the sequel—OMG Baby.
Thank you, Netgalley for the digital review copy.