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Review: The Breakup Tour by Emily Wibberly & Austin Siegemund-Broka

This is for the Swifties. Riley’s had heaps of misconceptions, sexist sayings, and expectations put on her. But what happens when she asks an ex of hers to join her on tour? Keep reading this book review of The Breakup Tour for my full thoughts.


Riley Wynn went from a promising singer-songwriter to a superstar overnight, thanks to her breakup song concept album and its unforgettable lead single. When Riley’s ex-husband claims the hit song is about him, she does something she hasn’t in ten years and calls Max Harcourt, her college boyfriend and the real inspiration for the song of the summer.

Max hasn’t spoken to Riley since their relationship ended. He’s content with managing the retirement home his family owns, but it’s not the life he dreamed of filled with music. When Riley asks him to go public as her songwriting muse, he agrees on one he’ll join her in her band on tour.

As they perform across the country, Max and Riley start to realize that while they hit some wrong notes in the past, their future could hold incredible things. And their rekindled relationship will either last forever or go down in flames.


(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

If you love Taylor Swift references, then just go pick up The Breakup Tour. I love that this book is a romance story featuring second chance romance and the power of music. It doesn’t shy away from the darkness of show business, the ways the media will always speculate, and how people add fuel to that fire. With dual POV, The Breakup Tour showcases characters who have to evaluate their dreams. If we are just destined to be another song line, or if we’re the end game.

It starts with a love that doesn’t let us go. A song we can’t stop singing. You know those ones that surface after a long time, that you hear in a supermarket, and the emotions just hit you in the gut? There’s this power and emotion in music that can bring us back to a moment, a place, a person. For Riley, music has been the ways she makes sense of the myriad of feelings, but also of the people she’s loved and let go. And for Max, he feels almost like just another line in her song. However for Riley, she uses music to fill this vacuum of space in her mind, to use words and lyrics to wrap a moment.

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For fans of music and romance, The Breakup Tour explores the dreams we think are over and all the ways they can be brought back to life. From the embers, the darkest nights. I read this for the Swiftie vibes, but ended up enjoying this second chance romance as each of them have to sit with their feelings. The choices in the people we love. Find The Breakup Tour on Goodreads, Storygraph, Amazon,, & Blackwells.


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