Format: E-Book (Kindle)
Publisher: Henery Press
Publish Date: 10th June 2014
Pages: 310 Pages
Series: The Breakup Doctor Series
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.
Thank you to Phoebe and NetGallery for sending me a copy of The Breakup Doctor to read and review.
From the title you know the book is going to be a little romantic and once I had finished I definitely wasn’t wrong. You follow Brook Lynn, a relationship guru, who helps members of the public deal with break ups, love and heartache. She tries her best to make you feel better and help you deal with things realistically rather than through rose-tinted glasses.
I shouldn’t judge a book by its cover or even its name, but I think I may have done just after Chapter One. At the time, I wasn’t really sure if I was wanting to read an overly romantic novel full off clichés, however, once I got into the story I was pleasantly surprised. It wasn’t full of overly romantic antidotes more straight to the heart thoughts that made you think about life in general.
Brook Lynn was a great character (most of the time) and deep down she knew the only person she needed in her life was Sasha, a great friend. One thing I did not like about Brook was her lack of self-respect. Why is it that someone who supposedly provided relationship guidance was so terrible at dealing with their own? She turned out to be a ‘oh, my love life is terrible, help me!’ type of girl and I wanted to slap her a little and tell her to snap out of it. I know sometimes it’s hard to practice what you preach but she couldn’t have been that bad, surely?
After finishing the novel I think I’d probably like to read the second in the series called ‘Bedside Manners’ to find out how things are getting on with Brooke and the rest of the characters.