Traveling With T purchased this copy for personal reading.
The Breakup Doctor
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
Ahhhhhh! Ever since I saw Phoebe Fox’s tweets and the Henery Press folks marketing about THE BREAKUP DOCTOR- well I had been wanting to read. I tossed the idea of requesting it from Netgalley, but was not sure when I could get to it- so I bought it. And then decided to squeeze it in my reading schedule ASAP!
First- this is not my normal Henery Press type of read. Usually, the ones I read are mystery with a slight to almost heavy dose of romance- but this was just straight up chick lit!
Second- while I enjoyed Brook, for me- Sasha stole the show. As Sasha was talking about the next step after a break-up, I had to laugh at many of her coping skills- and feel that she would be a hoot to hang out with.
The plot was cute- having a Breakup Doctor around to talk to was a cute plot idea. The setting did not play a HUGE role in this book in my opinion.
The themes of family, learning to deal with things, and knowing that making breakup mistakes are just part of the process was also nice lessons in the advice that Brook was dishing out (and learning for herself).
Eagerly awaiting the next book in the series- anxious to see what happens next to Brook next (and having positive feelings about what *may* happen next) plus hoping that Sasha will be returning in a huge way for book 2!
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T