Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Cure for the Common Breakup, by Beth Kendrick - #SRC2014

I received review copies from BookSparks in order to write my book review posts for the 2014 Summer Reading Challenge. All opinions are my own. Contains affiliate links.

Another week and another great book and author to introduce you to. This week I read Cure for the Common Breakup, and really I had I hard time putting it down at the end. This was the perfect chic lit guilty pleasure perfect for Summer reading.

Flight attendant Summer Benson lives by two rules: Don’t stay with the same man for too long and 
never stay in one place. She’s about to break rule number one by considering accepting her boyfriend’s 
proposal—then disaster strikes and her world is shattered in an instant. Summer heads to Black Dog 
Bay, where the locals welcome her. Even Hattie Huntington, the town’s oldest, richest, and meanest 
resident, likes her enough to give her a job. Then there’s Dutch Jansen, the rugged, stoic mayor, who’s 
the opposite of her type. She probably shouldn't be kissing him. She definitely shouldn't be falling in 
love. After a lifetime of globe-trotting, Summer has finally found a home. But Hattie has old scores to 
settle and a hidden agenda for her newest employee. Summer finds herself faced with an impossible 
choice: Leave Black Dog Bay behind forever, or stay with the ones she loves and cost them everything... 

Buy the Book:
 Kindle version on Amazon, Paperback on Amazon

My Review:
This was such a fun and quick read. In the first chapter I wasn't sure if I would like the main character, Summer, she was too superficial and silly as a flight attendant in heels with a suitcase full of lingerie. But Summer's world crashed down, for the better. At rock bottom she finds what has been missing in her life, and I think, finds a real purpose for living that isn't just about herself.

Of course the journey has some bumps and author Beth Kendrick kept things light and interesting. How can you not be glued to a book where the beautiful blond gets dumped in her hospital bed?  No fairytale prince charming there... and then takes off to meet her destiny? Ultimately I think Summer turns out to be much stronger than I would be in the same situation.

I imagine in real life there would be more tears and depression, I couldn't even fathom dealing with so much. But this isn't a "boo-hoo" book... this is a light, but engaging read. Summer turns out to be so much more than just a "gorgeous tall blonde."  This one isn't destined long for the Summer book bag, I read mine in one evening sitting.

About the Author:
Beth Kendrick is the author of The Week Before the Wedding, The Lucky Dog Matchmaking Service, and
Nearlyweds, which was turned into a Hallmark Channel original movie. She lives in Arizona with her two
rescue dogs, but she loves to vacation at the Delaware shore, where she goes to Funland, eats
boardwalk fries, and wishes that the Whinery really existed.

Connect with Beth Kendrick
Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1hyNbYy
Twitter: http://bit.ly/1gSjj3h 
Website: http://bit.ly/1lQXUwF 
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1hyN7Ie

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