18667977Reviewed by Lindsay Yocum

Summer Benson was positive about one thing. She did not want to be proposed to. Not by the gorgeous pilot, Aaron Marchind, anyway. But her feelings were left scattered when it happened. It could have been the timing–a terrible accident happened that left Summer feeling scared and alone. Now she really was alone, and after the break up and accident, she didn’t feel like being alone in her apartment. So she picked up and left with her eyes set on a place called Better Off Bed-and-Breakfast that was nestled away in sleepy Black Dog Bay, Delaware, a far cry from the hustle and bustle she was used to back home in New York.

Better Off Bed-and-Breakfast was run by the stern and often times very understanding, Marla. Marla set up her bed and breakfast to help those in need of getting over a bad breakup, and help women learn to live again and regain the self confidence that seems to dwindle to the last thread during such times. It was said that a woman knew it was time for her to leave and that she was “cured” of her break up when she saw a black dog running on the beach. It seemed like such a great little spot, I couldn’t help but thinking how amazing a place like this would be in real life.

Summer got out of the funk she was in after a threatening call from her best friend, Emily, telling her to get her act together. Summer did just that, and when she headed out into this whimsical little town, she made her presence known–in a good way. Summer is the kind of woman that speaks her mind and just rolls with the punches, and after standing up to the awful Mimi Sinclair, she kind of became the town hero. Everyone seemed to love her, except for Dutch Jansen, the town’s Mayor. Summer had a slight run in with his rose bushes upon entering Black Dog Bay, and he was very clearly not amused and not interested in Summer, at all. Or so it seemed.

It was all going so perfectly for a while until Dutch’s reelection is threatened thanks to bitter Miss Huntington who owns practically all of Black Dog Bay. She’s a women full of spite, and most of it seems to be directed towards Dutch and Summer’s flourishing new relationship. After a deal is made with Miss Huntington, will this be the end of her and Dutch? Would he ever forgive or understand her reasoning?

I give Cure for the Common Breakup a rating of 4–it was so funny and so easy to read. I was left swooning over all the characters in the book long after I had finished it. It was the kind of chick lit that women go crazy over. I know I did.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Lindsay Yocum resides in California with her 5 year old firecracker daughter, Bear, and her hilarious husband. She spends her free time traveling, baking, ruining DIY crafts she finds on Pinterest, and running, when she isn’t nose deep in a book.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by NAL. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.