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Reviews of Please Don’t Stop the Music
 by Jane Lovering

... It was beautiful music. I loved this one. The high notes:
Ben is not your average looking romance hero. He is skinny, scruffy and dresses weird. (In one of her less charitable moments Jemima describes him as skanky). Not a six-pack is mentioned. It is so refreshing.
The banter between Ben and Jemima is cute.
All of the mysteries are intriguing.
Overall: It has an average looking hero, banter, mysterious pasts, a cute baby, and music. It’s a symphony. Rating: 5 stars and a treble clef!
Carla, Love Romance Passion
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chocheart four02Read it in an afternoon! That shows you how much I enjoyed it, not the typical couple, trading insults, and with a totally unexpected twist.
Jane, Liverpool           

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romancejunkies1PLEASE DON’T STOP THE MUSIC is a real gem of a story that completely caught me by surprise. The dialogue between all the characters, Jemima’s friends Rosie and Jason included, is realistic and fun and makes you feel like you fit right in amongst them. The main story is focused on Jemima and Ben but there are interesting developments going on with Rosie and her baby all throughout the story and Jason’s lecherous attitude provides a light humour that counteracts the serious undercurrents. What I love about this story is how Jemima accepts Ben as just a man. There’s no celebrity worship and she never lets up on her sarcastic comments which seems to be exactly what he needs.
Jane Lovering infuses humour and a light hearted attitude into this story involving two characters whose lives have experienced some very real disappointments. My heart broke for Jemima and Ben as their individual stories were unveiled and I could fully appreciate and understand why they chose to attempt to run from their pasts. It doesn’t work but I can certainly understand it.
Chrissy, reviewer for Romance Junkies
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LongandshortI enjoyed this book. Very much an even keel, with no sudden surprises, but nice to read. The author handled the hidden past very well. She didn’t keep referring to secrets on every other page. Instead she slotted the teasers nicely into the story to provide me with something to look forward to several chapters later. A pleasant story to read on a lazy afternoon.
Orchid, reviewer for Long and Short Reviews
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Independent UK publisher Choc Lit have published some amazing titles. From wonderful historical romances to first class romantic comedies, Choc Lit have published some fantastic books, so when I started reading Please Don’t Stop the Music, my expectations were pretty high – and I was not disappointed. Funny, emotional, heart-warming, sad and believable, Please Don’t Stop the Music is an engrossing tale of secrets, second chances and friendship from a brilliant new talent!
Bookishjottings blogspot
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TRSlogoThis is a book that will have you captivated to the end. The author described the characters and the secondary characters so well. So much, in fact, that I want to read another story about Rosie and Jason. I really loved this story. It made me cry and laugh at the same time. You really feel that their connection to each other and want them to stop holding back.
Camilla, The Romance Studio
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singletitles"When I found myself laughing out loud after reading the acknowledgements page of Jane Lovering’s Please Don’t Stop the Music, my expectations for this book were pretty high – and indeed, I was not disappointed. In her debut novel for Choc Lit, Jane Lovering has penned a hilariously funny, highly affecting and immensely readable romantic comedy, with unexpected dark undertones, which readers will simply devour."
Julie, Single Titles
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Dear Ms. Lovering, Since I enjoyed the first book of yours I read, “Slightly Foxed,” I jumped at the chance to check out your latest release, “Please Don’t Stop the Music.” Your description of it as a ‘dark psychological romance – with jokes’ is dead on. I knew from the beginning that there were going to be angsty emotional revelations along the way but I still enjoy laughing a bit on the road to them ...  The book is Chick Lit’ish in that it’s mainly first person but there’s much more angst and we get Ben’s thoughts through his journal, which I loved. You’ve done a good job showing the arc of the characters’ development and change – of Jem and Ben falling in trust with each other, feeling safe and happy with each other, then falling in love. You put these two through the wringer a time or three but theirs is a HEA I believe in
Jayne, Dear Author
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From the start I found myself connecting with the characters. They were believable and I could imagine them as real people. The two main characters, Ben and Jemina both have underlying secrets and as the book progresses, are hinted at. This made me want to keep reading to find out all the whys and hows ....
... I actually found it rather more ‘upmarket’ than other chick lit. Yes, it was easy to read but with a great plot, really believable characters and lots of laugh-out-loud moments - I loved it! Jane Lovering is definitely an author on my reading list now - I can’t wait for her next book!
Belinda, Editor, Families, Vale of York Magazine

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Please Don’t Stop the Music by Jane Lovering was an eye-opening book. My favourite part of this novel is that the main character is so different from what I usually read. Her background is dirty, messy, heartbreaking. I love reading about strong woman, and Jemima captured my attention from the first chapter. The villain in the story plays a large part throughout, and Lovering effectively made me hate her then love her all within a very short amount of time
Samantha, reviewer for Chic Lit+
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NOW... Darker than most chick-lit offerings, Please Don’t Stop the Music proves a compelling story featuring two complex but likeable characters.
Emotionally charged but also full of humour, this is an accomplished debut from a promising new author.
Emma, Reviewer, News of the World. Jan 2011

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chicklitreviewsPlease Don’t Stop The Music is really well written, and I flew through the pages and the book just seemed to pick up steam the more I got into it. It’s told entirely from Jemima’s point of view with regular diary entries from Ben and I liked that small addition, because it gave us a bit of an insight into Ben’s head. As I’ve mentioned, both characters have big secrets and while I eventually guessed Ben’s, I had no idea of Jemima’s. We’re told a little bit about Jemima during the book, just snippets, so while I was expecting something a bit different to what you normally find in a Chick Lit book, I wasn’t expecting what I got! It was very much a surprise. I absolutely loved reading Please Don’t Stop The Music, I loved the writing style, I adored the characters and I loved the humour within the pages but most of all, I loved the romance. I’m a sucker for a happy ending, and I was rooting for Jemima and Ben throughout, practically from their very first meeting. Jane Lovering is definitely an author on my radar and I really hope she’s working on a new novel. I hugely recommend you pick up this book, it’s really great.
Leah, Reviewer Chick Lit Reviews
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I would recommend this one, it is not contemporary romance with whirlwind romances in a day, and big jealousy dramas. It's a more truthful look at a couple finding each other and opening up. While dealing with life. It was a wonderful book that I did not want to stop reading, and I do want to read more by this author.
Linda, Booksforlifeblogspot
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Please Don’t Stop the Music was an exhilarating and lively read because it was so full of life. Real life. It feels like a fresh take on romantic fiction because this is something that could happen to people that you or I might know in the real world. It’s a book about friendships, about how they change, grow and develop, and, most of all, about how important they are, and can be, in all our lives. I know that I’ll remember these characters and their story long after closing the book on them. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this, my first Jane Lovering novel, and I can’t wait to see what she writes next. In the meantime, I’ll be checking out her back catalogue until the next exciting new release from her.
5 stars out of 5!
Kath, Nutpress
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bookbag ...This is a good book but I suspect that there will be better to come from this author as she develops her craft and allows full rein to her glorious sense of humour. She's got a very good plot here and some characters you really warm to. It's a couple of days since I finished the book and I've been wondering about them, as though they're people that I know. There's a sensitive hand with disabilities and problems; you can understand why people hate them, but they don't diminish the characters in your eyes.

There is one character I must mention. Saskia is just about a pantomime villain – you're ready to boo as soon as the name appears and she lacks much in the way of redeeming features, but I loved her! I howled with laughter at some her put-downs an I had a perfect picture of her in my mind's eye. More please!
Sue, The Bookbag
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digyorkshire
Jane Lovering’s latest novel, Please Don’t Stop The Music, is set amongst York’s charming cobbled streets, with quaint shops hiding some mysterious characters. It’s a real page turner, with a contemporary story of hidden depths and unconventional romances.
Zoe, digyorkshire.com
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I enjoyed the way each character's story unfolded around a series of events that forced the characters to confront their pasts and, eventually, reveal their secrets.
This Rom-com is a real page-turner littered with funny one-liners. The clues are there, but not too obvious, making it a gripping read.
I didn't want to put it down... but the children had to be fed!
Look forward to more from this author.
5/5 for me!
Dizzy C’s Little Book Blog
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