#BookReview: Bedside Manners by Phoebe Fox

Reviewer: Emma

bedside mannersI received a review copy

Summary:

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.

Review:

Brooke Ogden is a therapist specializing in relationships. She is known as the Break-Up Doctor. With encouragement from her friends and her new, amazing boyfriend, she expands her business to meeting with groups of people who are all going through something different in regards to relationships. Brooke has grown a lot since the first book, she is much more mature, has more of a handle on her own life and her decisions, and gives much better advice. But her past comes crawling back… and his name is Chip.

Chip is from the first book and was the reason for many of her outlandish behaviors that got her into trouble. She agrees to help him reconcile his past relationships, taking a risk knowing he is still into her and she somehow is still attracted to him. But, nothing can come in between her and her new love, can it?

There are very few times I have been able to say this, but I loved the second book MORE than the first. Brooke is so much more relatable in this book. The group sessions she leads are hilarious and her real life problems are much more realistic than the first book. Her friends and family add a perfect element to the book and balance out her romance life. I would recommend reading the first book before reading this, but it is not necessary. Great book – one of my favorites of the year! The book ended leading me to think there could be a third – crossing my fingers! Grab a copy of Bedside Manners today!

5 stars

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