Author: Philip Siegel
Publisher: Harlequin Enterprises Australia
Source: with thanks from Publisher for Honest Review
Release Date: April 29 2014
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Some sixteen-year-olds babysit for extra cash. Some work at the Gap. Becca Williamson breaks up couples.
After watching her sister get left at the altar, Becca knows the true damage that comes when people utter the dreaded L-word. For just $100 via paypal, she can trick and manipulate any couple into smithereens. With relationship zombies overrunning her school, and treating single girls like second class citizens, business is unfortunately booming. Even her best friend Val has resorted to outright lies to snag a boyfriend.
One night, she receives a mysterious offer to break up the homecoming king and queen, the one zombie couple to rule them all: Steve and Huxley. They are a JFK and Jackie O in training, masters of sweeping faux-mantic gestures, but if Becca can split them up, then school will be safe again for singletons. To succeed, she’ll have to plan her most elaborate scheme to date and wiggle her way back into her former BFF Huxley’s life – not to mention start a few rumors, sabotage some cell phones, break into a car, and fend off the inappropriate feelings she’s having about Val’s new boyfriend. All while avoiding a past victim out to expose her true identity.
No one said being the Break-Up Artist was easy.
High School is Hell, Teen Love is worse! I loved The Break up Artist, Becca has a part-time job, breaking up couples in school. Becca has no regrets with what she does for Cash she will break up any couple you want.
Becca was a great character, a little too Jaded for her age, she doesn’t believe in love and is extremely against school relationships. Val is Becca’s best friend, I didn’t really gel with Val because she lied horribly to get a boyfriend, and pretended to be someone she wasn’t to keep him.
Huxley was awesome I loved her, even though she was a bitch to Becca when they were younger, Becca isn’t exactly easy to get along with either, Huxley is the mean girl, the most popular with the best boyfriend. I loved how strong Huxley and her boyfriend are even when Becca is trying her hardest to break them up.
The schemes Becca comes up with to break up a couple are genius, with swiping phones to leave messages, organizing meetings and spreading rumors, It is not hard to divide a teenage couple when they are already so insecure at that age.
A highly entertaining, fast paced book, with questionable morals. All the
fun Hell of High School and the quest for young love.