Format: E-Book (Kindle)
Publisher: Henery Press
Published: 24th March 2015
Pages: 266 Pages
Series: Breakup Doctor #2
Brook Ogden has never encountered a broken heart she couldn’t patch together. Her counseling practice as the Breakup Doctor—on call to help you shape up after a breakup—is so busy she’s expanded to offer group sessions. (Turns out there are far more than fifty ways to leave your lover.) Her radio show and advice column have made her a local celebrity, and even her personal life, after some gruesome breakups of her own, is in recovery: Ben Garrett started out as a revenge date against an ex, but has turned into so much more.
But when sizzling-hot Chip Santana, an old client she once shared a rather unprofessional midnight roll in the sand with, comes back into her life asking for her help, Brook can’t say no. Yet while she’s busy stitching up his relationship troubles, Chip reveals much more than a therapeutic interest in her.
In the standoff between her heart and her hormones, Brook’s cool, collected Wise Therapist persona begins to crack like thrown wedding china. She’s yelling at recalcitrant cheating husbands. Offering crazy advice to radio callers. She’s even hugging her clients.
When the situation goes critical, Brook’s forced into a decision she isn’t ready to make—and the Breakup Doctor has to decide what kind of casualties she’s willing to accept.
Thank you to Henery Press for accepting my request on NetGallery.
Bedside Manners is the second installment in the Breakup Doctor series and you can read my review of the first -The Breakup Doctor – here.
Brook’s success is growing and she’s content with how her Breakup Doctor practice is doing. For those that don’t know Brook provides relationship advice to singletons and offers help to anyone that needs it – she’s a guiding light for many who are hurting.
I’ll be the first to admit that I was incredibly cautious when I saw the title because it implied that the novel would be full of sex and I just wasn’t in the mood for that. Without spoiling it for you all, there is sex but just enough for you to enjoy – I’m glad there was balance.
From reading the first in the series I had developed a strong likeness for Brook’s character and after reading Bedside Manners it reaffirmed my feelings – Brook’s great. From time to time she was a little annoying because I didn’t like how much of a worrier she was. However, most of the time she was career driven and went after what she wanted – she didn’t let anyone stop her.
Bedside Manners was full of comedy and this element made me enjoy the novel a lot more. It’s always nice to have a little humour to balance out the heartache and if you’re a Breakup Doctor there’s definitely going to be some heartache.
If you’re after a light hearted read, complete with humour than Bedside Manners is for you. You don’t even need to read the first in the series (it is recommended though) because it’s well explained and really easy to understand.