Review/ Cure For The Common Breakup

Review/ Cure For The Common BreakupCure for the Common Breakup by Beth Kendrick
Format: Paperback
Published by Penguin on 2014-05-06
Pages: 336
Genres: Contemporary Women, Fiction

Welcome to Black Dog Bay, a tiny seaside town in Delaware known as “the best place in America to bounce back from your breakup.” Home to the Better Off Bed-and-Breakfast, the Eat Your Heart Out bakery, and the Whinery bar, Black Dog Bay offers a haven for the suddenly single.

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....

I received this book for free from publisher/pr firm in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


Before I begin my review I just quickly want to thank Penguin USA for allowing me to be a part of the book tour for Cure For The Common Breakup. This is also going towards the Book Sparks Summer Reading Challenge as well.

I have to admit that I have never read anything by Beth Kendrick’s until now and I do know I have a few of her books sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read. Why have I not read any of this author’s books? If her other books are anything like Cure For The Common Breakup then I really need to move them up way up on my tbr pile asap!

I really enjoyed Cure For The Common Breakup alot and I have to say that this is a perfect book to read this summer.

I read it pretty quickly over the span of a few days and when I read it I literally had a hard time to put it down.

I loved Summer. She is a take no crap kind of person and tells it like it is. I don’t think Summer ever had a filter on because she would say things without really thinking about it before hand. She is works hard and plays even harder. During the day she is a flight attendant dating the very hot pilot, Aaron. Things are going really good for both of them until a flight to Paris changes everything.

Just before take off Summer finds out that Aaron in planning on proposing. This changes everything because Summer never really thought about marriage but as she thinks things through she realizes that perhaps this is the time until tragedy strikes that makes her rethink who she is and everything again.

Summer is down and out and decides she needs to get away from everything and everyone and heads to a little town called Black Dog Bay in Delaware that is known to take in heartbroken women. This is just the place she needs to be to get back on track. This little down has the cutest names for its businesses such as Eat Your Heart Out Bakery, The Whinery and so many other names. There was even a bookstore in the book, how could you not love that?

This little town welcomes the heartbroken women in with open arms even though she enters the town with a bang so to speak. She drives into the yard and damages the roses of a handsome guy (Dutch) but he isn’t just any guy but the Mayor of Black Dog Bay. Will Summer be able to break down the major?

All the characters were very fitting for the book and I loved how Summer stood up to Hattie and deep down I really think Hattie wanted to be like Summer but didn’t know how to do it but she was just send hell bent on revenge that she has held on to over the years.

I loved how Summer ended up changing for the better and you can’t help but want to root for her throughout the book. She is the kind of friend I would want in my corner.

I loved how I had a hard time to put the book down because I just wanted to read what was going to happen, what kind of trouble would Summer get herself into and how would she get out of it.

I think if your looking for a fun read this summer then this is the book for you.

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beth-kendrick-headshotAbout 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.

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