Author: Phoebe Fox
Published: March 24th 2015 by Henery Press
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Blurb: 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.
*First of all I would like to thank the publishers for sending me a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*
Review: Bedside Manners is the second book in the Breakup Doctor Series. Although I think it would work well as a stand-alone, the story is quite independent to the first book and any past references are explained in the story. I myself had read the first book and had actually not really warmed to Brook, the Breakup Doctor and main character in both books, but in this second book I saw her in a whole new light and liked a lot more this new version of hers.
Brook, after starting her new adventure as the the Breakup Doctor and after leaving behind all the craziness of her last breakup is a lot more mature and in control of her life. She might even be ready for love again. And the lovely Ben seems the perfect candidate to hold her heart. I really enjoyed reading about their dates. But then, when everything seems to go perfectly well... Chip, who we met in the first book as a sexy ex patient, is back and is apparently ready for love too! I was totally #teamben though. But the real star of the book for me was Jake, Ben's dog. I fell in love with this gently giant! If you love a good dog character, I'm sure you'll enjoy reading about this lovely fella.
Although I was not convinced I liked the ending, I have to say that Bedside Manners is a highly entertaining read, light and fast to read that I am sure will make you laugh more than once. I am looking forward to next installment of the series now.