In Need of Therapy by Tracie Banister
I received a copy of In Need of Therapy by Tracie Banister in exchange for an honest review. I adored her first novel Blame It on the Fame, and thought this was a fab sophomore offering! The story follows psychologist Pilar Alvarez, an independent woman who loves her career. She isn’t worried about finding a husband – she’s more worried about booting her free-loading younger sister out of her house, and keeping her mama at bay when it comes to her love life. She has a slew of clients at her just-opened practice to keep her mind occupied, but the psychiatrist next door to her office is now catching her eye as well. He seems interested in her too…but the wedding ring on his finger tells a different story. She also is dealing with a stalker-ish ex who won’t take no for an answer, and a client that has taken to overstepping his boundaries. With men issues, family woes, and a financial crisis that could make her lose her practice, Pilar must make some fast decisions about life and love, and somehow come out on top in the end.
I loved Pilar, she made an excellent female lead. Smart, independent, caring – even though as times she was too flax on a few issues – such as getting her ex to back off once and for all. But that didn’t make me think less of her – we all have our flaws, and that Victor sure was persistent! Her family was loud, fun and tad loco, but super hilarious to read about! And who doesn’t love a complicated love story? Banister is a fantastic chick lit reader, and I look forward to more from her!