May 19, 2015

Review: The Breakup Doctor by Phoebe Fox

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.

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Brook Ogden can give the most useful and helpful break up advice. She's a mental health counsellor and knows exactly what she's doing. When her practice is literally demolished she needs another way to earn money. She becomes the Breakup Doctor which is an instant success. She's giving great advice to everyone who needs her services, but can Brook actually practice what she preaches?

Brook has a lesson to learn. Even though her advice is amazing, it isn't always possible to keep yourself together when your feelings are out of control. When her boyfriend breaks up with her a lot of hurt from her previous relationship also comes to the surface. While she's going through many emotional stages Brook does some stupid things, but she also finds out more about herself and what she's capable of.

The Breakup Doctor is such a fabulous concept, I love the idea. Brook is great, it seems like she knows exactly what she's doing, but slowly everything that's stable in her life is starting to disappear. Even her best friend Sasha, the person she can always count on, has something to hide from her. Brook can be pretty impulsive, which is sometimes very funny. Even though it's about breakups most of this book is actually bright and cheerful. I like that Phoebe Fox has the capacity to turn something negative into something positive and I think she has written a really great story. I can't wait to read the next book!

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