screen-shot-2016-12-15-at-15-45-39Break-ups suck. When you do them alone…

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That’s why the Break Up Club was first founded in 2010, by Olivia Mahoney, Harry McGregor, and Bella Allen.

Three Londoners at the fag-end of their twenties, thrown together by their different break-ups, in the novel Break-Up Club.

And then there was Holly.spilled glasswine bottleIn an increasingly dysfunctional relationship of her own with love-able loser, Lawrence. Soon the obvious cracks in their relationship can no longer be ignored and she finds herself saying ‘it’s not me, it’s you,’ and joining the ‘Break-Up Club’.

This story is a celebration of the people that bring you back to life when your world closes in: your mates. Relationships come and go, but the Break-up Club membership never truly expires. Part romantic comedy, part self-help, this is a warm and funny novel about friendship, for anyone who has ever had a break-up.

Break Up Club FINAL

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Try before you buy ?     Read Chapter 1 here

Still not sure? Watch the book trailer:

favicon lolOr read some of these very kind reviews:PR quotes

‘A light-hearted read about the power of friendship to see you through a tough time and out the other side, ‘ Daily Mail

Sparky dialogue and a lovely depiction of friendship. I loved this!
Katie Fforde

You’d be DAFT to miss out on this fab book – it’s blimmin’ marvellous! I LOVED it!
Miranda Dickinson

Fearlessly funny, this book was such a pleasure to read I have to give a rare 5 stars. Perfect balance between exaggeration for humour and “I’ve been there” real-life believability.
Erin Lawless

A wonderful original concept, hilariously well told and with characters that practically leap off the page at you. I LOVED this book so much! Claudia Carroll

Made me want to break up with someone, just so I could join the club immediately. Mathias is that rare breed of writer with a gift for making slyly humorous comments that seem to roll off her keyboard. Part comedy, part self-help, but wholly fabulous. Funny, warm and heartfelt. 
B & H Independent

Required reading for anyone who’s ever had their heart broken
Lucy Robinson

Loved @LoreleiMathias long awaited third novel. Sassy and contemporary. Sharp, contemporary and original… Highly recommended.
Phillipa Ashley

A fun read, balancing laugh out loud moments with flashes of real empathy for break up buccaneers’ experiences. I loved Holly and her unashamed honesty. Love and friendship shone through the laugh out loud moments. Loved the twists and turns. Kept me guessing all the way to the end.
Jules Wake

A lively portrayal of bonds that blossom only among the broken-hearted with a delightfully meta edge.
Helen Cox

Smart and sassy. If you’ve ever lived (and loved) in a flatshare, this book will bring will bring those memories flooding back.
Polly James

The closest thing I have ever read that actually depicts break ups. Holly was my favourite character, gutsy, funny and quite outspoken. Loved her.
Amazon Customer 5 * Review

The quirky quartet learns how to dance like no one is watching (literally) and reinvent their lives, coming to realise that maybe romantic relationships are just the icing on the cake with the actual cake being the best friends who are better than family. Cathy, Good Reads

Literally ingenious. And I wonder the BUC isn’t an actual thing, because that’s AWESOME. Who better than friends to help you get over a break up? I loved getting to know the girls – and guy – of break up club..
Bookish Escapes


Do you wish the BUC was an actual thing? Have you ever had one of your own?

Well shit just got real. You can now join the global BUC community by clicking the logos above, or by reading this post all about how to set one up here. 

pad and penAnd you can message me any time through my author Facebook page. I’d love to hear from you, or to be able to help you or your friends through a break-up.  One day, I’d like to set up a refuge for the broken-hearted – a lovely fluffy happy place made only of chocolate ice-cream, duvets, marshmallows and really strong prosecco. Until that day, there’s the Internet.

Thanks for stopping by, Buccaneers. Here to play you out, is the official Break-Up Club sound-track… your essential audio-guide to the highs, lows, woes and mega-highs of your break-up.

Lots of love, LM x


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