September 24, 2018

Review: The Breakup Plan by Tia Kelly

I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

Review: The Breakup Plan by Tia KellyThe Breakup Plan by Tia Kelly
(Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)Published by Tia With A Pen Publishing on September 13, 2018
Genres: African American, Romance, Women's Fiction
Pages: 223
Format: eARC
Goodreads
three-stars
A man without a plan is a shell without purpose.
Which is why when I sat down nine years ago and put pen to paper, mapping out a ten-year plan, I meant business. Everything that could set me up for a lifetime of joy had to go down on the list, and every day, I worked my ass off to fulfill it.
Open my own sports agency. Check.
Earn first million by my thirtieth birthday. I did that a week before I turned twenty-six.
Negotiate the most lucrative contract in Major League history. Did that, too. Then went and broke my own record. (Thanks, big bro!)
I could go on, but this isn’t about bragging. It’s me admitting that in the midst of drafting something that helps shape and mold much of my success, I still made a costly mistake.
One day I realized all those entries with corresponding checkmarks are pointless if I don’t factor into the equation the most important goal of all. Avery.
Perhaps way back then I wasn’t ready to see how much my best friend of fifteen years deserved that number one spot in my life. Maybe I was blind, since the whole “settle down and get married” scenario wasn’t my thing. But now that I’m aware of the role I need her to fill in my life, there’s no such thing as letting go until I can convince her to be mine.
Her being about to marry someone else does make winning her heart a little bit dicey. But if there’s anything you should know about me, it’s that I always play to win. And losing Avery is nonnegotiable.


The Breakup Plan
A Best Friends to Enemies Romance

He ruined her wedding day and he'll do it again until she's his.

In the Breakup Plan, Drew Wilkerson is a successful sports agent and his best friend of 15 years, Avery, serves as his assistant. Out of the blue, Avery tells him she is getting married and Drew is unprepared for this revelation. Their friendship shifts soon after. She’s been in love with him since she can remember but has been content to bury those feelings. Drew knows he can’t live without Avery; both personally and professionally, and is not willing to let her go as the constant presence in his life.

Feelings come bubbling to the surface and both Avery and Drew must decide what the next phase of their relationship looks like.

I thought this was a solid story though I must admit the title didn’t really match the storyline. There were also a few plot holes. The first few chapters had nice buildup as we learned more about the dynamic of Avery and Drew’s relationship, and then I felt like we were in a race as the rest of the story seemingly flew by. There were a lot of subplots introduced that I think we needed more details about, especially as it pertained to Drew’s time in Cuba and Avery’s past. We got hints of Avery’s past a bit in the first few chapters and then we got a couple pages of what really happened towards the end that made me want more.

 

I think if we got a slightly longer book with a few of these details fleshed out, this would have really pushed the novel over the edge for me.

About Tia Kelly

Tia Kelly is the author of contemporary and women’s fiction. She is known for her candid way of capturing life, love and relationships… one story at a time.

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