Make Up Break Up Review

About the Book:

Title: Make Up Break Up

Author: Lily Menon

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Release Date: February 2, 2021

Pages: 336

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance


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—and anathema to Annika’s life philosophy.

Which wouldn’t be a problem if they’d gone their separate ways after that summer fling in Las Vegas, never to see each other again. Unfortunately for Annika, Hudson’s moving not just into her office building, but into the office right next to hers. And he’ll be competing at the prestigious EPIC 9781250761996investment pitch contest: A contest Annika needs to win if she wants to keep Make Up afloat. As if it’s not bad enough seeing his irritatingly perfect face on magazine covers when her own business is failing. As if knowing he stole her idea and twisted it into something vile—and monumentally more successful—didn’t already make her stomach churn.

As the two rival app developers clash again and again—and again—Annika finds herself drawn into 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? Could the creator of Break Up teach her what true love’s really about?



*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.

Annika Dev is a hopeless romantic and the CEO of her own app, Make Up, that she hopes will help people to find their happily ever after. She started the company with her best friend, June. Hudson Craft, has an app called Break Up, and it’s known as the “Uber for breakups” and is the exact opposite of what Annika is trying to achieve with her app. Hudson just so happens to move into the office next door to Annika’s. What also complicates things is that they have a past history, as Annika and Hudson had a summer fling in Vegas. The two begin to prank each other and bring on the competition. Things really heat up as they compete for the EPIC investment pitch contest, which Annika is desperate to win as her business is having some financial difficulties. Despite the two clashing constantly, Annika finds herself drawn to Hudson. As she gets to spend time with him, she finds that there may be more to him than his shallow public personality. She begins to wonder if she could have been completely wrong about him.

If you enjoy a good contemporary romance, then this book will be right up your alley. Lily Menon really knows how to write chemistry, and some of the scenes were absolutely smoking! This book is releasing in February, right before Valentine’s Day, so add it to your TBR now.

About the Author:

This is Lily Menon’s debut adult contemporary romance, which releases in February 2021.


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