#FuturisticFriday review: Out of Practice by Phoebe Fox


Photo Credit: Henery Press, 10/18

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Out of Practice

Summary: When your relationship is on life support, the Breakup Doctor is on call.

There’s no shortage of broken hearts in Breakup Doctor Brook Ogden’s successful breakup counseling practice—if love is a battlefield, then Brook is the cavalry. Luckily her own love life is in full recovery: after a long, tortuous road, she and Ben Garrett are finally headed down the aisle.

But when a local TV personality—and former frenemy—invites Brook onto her show, she’s blindsided live on the air when the interview turns into an act of long-delayed revenge meant to publicly humiliate her. Brook’s an expert at getting back on your feet when life knocks you down, but as the blows keep piling on—with a betrayal she never saw coming and a family crisis that threatens to pull the foundation out from under her—her confidence starts slinking away. With her clients dropping her faster than a one-night stand, suddenly the Breakup Doctor’s career is in critical care.

Brimming with both the sublime and ridiculous aspects of love—romantic and otherwise—Out of Practice is a funny and heartwarming tale about loss, grief, and failure that will resonate with all who have loved, lost…and dared to love again.


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

This is the 4th (and final) book in the Breakup Doctor series. Hold on.. allow me a minute to grieve….. It’s hard to say goodbye to a cherished book friend because I have laughed, felt the fictional pain, etc with Brook and crew in the previous books (The Breakup Doctor, Bedside Manners, and Heart Conditions). But if the show has to end- then I stand up and say “Well done Phoebe Fox- you gave Brook and company the send off they deserve!”

In Out of Practice, Brook is dealt some knock-out blows. She questions herself. Her commitment. Her role in the universe. But, our Brook begins to see the things that she tells her patients- you have to live through it. And she does! She begins to see that just because life has been all lemony lately- there is still plenty of sugar to make herself some lemonade!

What I liked:

The growth in the characters. When Heart Conditions was over, I was unsure where Phoebe was going to take Stu, Sasha and others. It was nice to see where they ended up (mostly!)

The cover. I have loved all Phoebe’s covers and this one is no exception.

The ending. While it is the end of the series, the ending left me with hope that Brook and company could have a future story one day (maybe a novella or something!) However, if that is not in the cards- I can rest easy knowing that Brook’s story went out on a high note!


Bottom line: While you can read these out of order, some aspects of the story will just read better if you start at the beginning. Recommending for easy reading!


*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*

**This book was an October 2016  #FuturisticFriday selection from Traveling With T.**


Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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