The Breakup Doctor

Title: The Breakup Doctor
Author: Phoebe Fox
Published: June 10th 2014 by Henery Press

Blurb: 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.

*Book provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.*

Review: When we first meet Brook, she is a woman in control, she is losing her practice but this is not going to get her down. Her knowledge of what to do when your heart has been broken quickly becomes in high demand and a lot of patients start contacting her for her help and support. At the same time though, she is dumped with no clear explanation and she kind of goes bonkers. She starts behaving like a lunatic: stalking her ex, getting drunk and making calls and writing emails, even getting violent and other stupid stuff. Only if her patients knew the real Brook... they would not seek her advice at all...

I was a bit exceptic about all this crazy behaviour at first, I thought she was a huge fraud and should come clean. But then, at the same time, it was really funny reading about it all. I guess, we are all humans and break-ups are hard. Even if we are the wisest person in the world, we all have the right to act without thinking. And that is the main idea of this book.

I didn't warm to Brook, I did to Sasha though. That's the kind of friend we all want, crazy and with a huge heart. Together they are a good team and they made me laugh a lot. The Breakup Doctor is a good summer read, funny, light and quick. You'll have a nice time reading it and maybe you'll see yourself reflexed in some of Brook's patients or even in Brook (then maybe you need a Doctor yourself). 



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