Traveling With T requested this book via Netgalley for review consideration.
Brook Ogden, the therapist we met in THE BREAKUP DOCTOR, is back! People are still breaking up and Brook is still helping them- via radio, group therapy and occasionally diving into help in a more hands-on role.
Brook is pretty happy- she’s dating Ben, her work is going well and her best friend, Sasha, is finally in a good relationship! (The only teensy flaw is that it’s with Stu, Brook’s brother, and sometimes she craves girl time with Sasha).
But, things are pretty much coming up roses for Brook. Until… Chip, the sexy as hell bad boy from the previous book rears his head again. He connects with Brook in a semi-professional way- attempting to trying to make things from his past right. Along the way, he reveals a less than professional interest in Brook- and that leaves Brook in a bind. She’s involved with a man that is everything she should want and yet is attracted to another man.
Brook finds out quickly that Pat Benatar is right and that “love is a battlefield”- and has to make some hard choices that have long term consequences. Is a happy ending in Brook’s future- and if so, will it look like what she thinks it should?
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
Ahh, Phoebe Fox- you do it again! Your second book is so cute!
So, first things first- the cover! I really enjoy Phoebe’s covers- they are fun, bright and fresh looking!
On to the story: Brook is not a character that does things the easy way. She’s got to fully break-down in a million pieces- and then she picks herself up. Part of the book focuses on her relationship with her mom- why it’s not as good as Brook wishes. Her mother leaves her with some advice that makes Brook think on things- and helps clarify her current romantic struggles.
And Sasha- Brook’s bestie. Sasha is loveable, Sasha sees things that Brook is unwilling to admit- and while she could have said “I told you so”- that’s not Sasha’s style. She’s there for Brook- through the good and the bad.
I really liked the whole Stu/Sasha relationship. Sasha is proof that kissing a ton of frogs will lead to your happy place!
Brook, even though she did make mistakes in BEDSIDE MANNERS, did show some growth and I’m eager to see where Phoebe takes her in the next book!
Are you looking for a fun and cute book? Something that is a nice and easy read? Put BEDSIDE MANNERS on your reading list!
*Traveling With T requested a copy via Netgalley from Henery Press. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T