Friday, May 22, 2015

Book Review: The Breakup Doctor

Author: Phoebe Fox
Title: The Breakup Doctor
Publisher: Henery Press
Publish Date: June 10, 2014
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: The author in exchange for an honest review
Book Blurb: 

Call Brook Ogden a matchmaker-in-reverse. Let others bring people together; Brook, licensed mental health counselor, picks up the pieces after things come apart. When her own therapy practice collapses, she maintains perfect control: landing on her feet with a weekly advice-to-the-lovelorn column and a successful consulting service as the Breakup Doctor: on call to help you shape up after you breakup.

But when her own relationship suddenly crumbles, Brook finds herself engaging in almost every bad-breakup behavior she preaches against. And worse, she starts a rebound relationship with the most inappropriate of men: a dangerously sexy bartender with anger-management issues—who also happens to be a former patient.

As her increasingly out-of-control behavior lands her at rock-bottom, Brook realizes you can’t always handle a messy breakup neatly—and that sometimes you can’t pull yourself together until you let yourself fall apart.

Review: Phoebe Fox's The Breakup Doctor is one of the funniest and most fun books I've read in a long time.

Brook Ogden's world starts to collapse when her therapy practice does the same, but she seems to pick herself up and dust herself off and start all over again with relative ease. The starts the Breakup Doctor column and she even gets a few new clients, one of whom is her new boss.

She really gives out sensible advice to those in need, including her bff Sasha, who you can't help but love and want to welcome into your life. She's the bff, we all want!

Then things start to crumble for Brook, starting with her mother's departure and then her boyfriend, who she was planning on moving in with. She doesn't take that well. She takes it so poorly you see her doing all the things she tells the people she's trying to help not to do.

When Brook messes up, she does it on a grand scale too. It is hilarious. She has a not so bad date with a really nice guy as a revenge date. Then she gets involved with a former patient and the result of that wasn't pleasant, however hot the guy was! There are definitely a lot of laughs to be had when that happens too.

I wasn't sure how I felt about Kendall, the boyfriend and then ex. Sometimes he was a total douchebag, no ifs ands or buts about it, but there was one thing he was spot on about and it has to do with Sasha.

I really liked Brook and I liked how she owned up to her behavior as the story moves on. The Breakup Doctor isn't about romance. Its about romance and all the good and the bad that goes with it. There's no HEA here, but rather Brook accepting things and trying to move on.

If you are looking for some laughs and a really good story, you don't want to miss out on The Breakup Doctor.

Rating: 5 flowers


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