#BookReview: New Uses For Old Boyfriends by Beth Kendrick

Reviewer: Samantha

new uses for old boyfriendsI received a review copy


After growing up in privilege and marrying into money, Lila Alders has gotten used to the good life. But when her happily-ever-after implodes, Lila must return to Black Dog Bay, the tiny seaside town where she grew up. She’s desperate for a safe haven, but everything has changed over the past ten years. Her family’s fortune is gone—and her mother is in total denial. It’s up to Lila to take care of everything…but she can barely take care of herself.

The former golden girl of Black Dog Bay struggles to reinvent herself by opening a vintage clothing boutique. But even as Lila finds new purpose for outdated dresses and tries to reunite with her ex, she realizes that sometimes it’s too late for old dreams. She’s lost everything she thought she needed but found something—someone—she desperately wants. A boy she hardly noticed has grown up into a man she can’t forget…and a second chance has never felt so much like first love.


I loved going back to Black Dog Bay! Beth Kendrick is always a fun writer. I was so pleased to see in her latest that we were going to catch up with characters from Cure For the Common Breakup. This book delivered once again from one of my favorite writers. Lila was a heroine to get behind, and it was fascinating watching her try to reinvent herself back in her hometown. I also loved her mom, and thought she was so interesting to read about. And that little town – what isn’t to love? I wish I knew a real town like that so I could visit! If you haven’t read either of these books, or anything from Kendrick, I suggest you get on it!

5 stars

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