Phoebe was ever so kind as to ask me to review her lovely Breakup Doctor Series – there are 4 books in the series, books 1 – The Breakup Doctor, and book 2 – Bedside Manners are already published. Book 3 – Heart Conditions (more info below) will be out on February 9th, but is available for pre-order now on amazon. I will post the review for ‘Heart Conditions’ on February 9th.
Brook Ogden is the main character of all of the books. She’s a licensed mental health counselor who suddenly finds herself out of a practice and desperation forces her to take on the role of ‘The Breakup Doctor’ with a local newspaper that her best friend works for. Brook wants to help everyone with their relationships, her family, her friends but she’s a little lost when it comes to taking her own advice.
Brook appears to have it all together in the dating world to her clients but that is definitely not the case. One ‘almost’ marriage, a nearly perfect almost live in boyfriend, a trip to the ER and a party with friends of the past, send her down paths that could bring out the crazy in every woman on the planet. Brook is hilarious, insightful and fun to read and I truly felt like we were friends midway through book 1.
She reminded me a bit of Janet Evanovich’s ‘Stephanie Plum’ with her crazy ideas on dating and her even crazier clientele. Which for me meant I was never bored and I was incredibly glad I had the first 3 books to read all in one weekend (which I did, in less than 48 hours actually – the husband loves when I do that – ‘what’s for dinner, honey?’ I dunno… what’s in the fridge, I’m busy.) Phoebe is a great writer and the story flows easily from book to book. Drama, fun and heartbreaks are all through the books and I guarantee you won’t want to put them down.
This show needs to be a TV series… I’d be hooked and I think it has the potential to go that way. (Because obviously I’m an expert at predicting the next big TV show – I don’t even have cable, but take my word for it!)
To me this series is perfect, I want to read more of Brook and her friends and I added it to my top 10 reads of the year. I’ll be reading anything and everything Phoebe Fox writes with excitement!
What I loved:
-There are a lot of tiny story-lines within each book and I loved that because you never felt like skipping through to the one you liked most.
-The boys are intriguing and hard to decide who to root for!
-Brook’s family is funny, crazy and drive her crazy which is fun and was a great addition to the story.
-Brook’s clients! Holy Moses, I’ve been married a LONG time but these people have some issues that are true to life and true enough to make you feel for each of them.
-My own real life best friend’s name is Brookie Lynn so I was interested from the first page.
What I didn’t love:
-That I don’t have book 4 yet! I seriously loved them.
What I thought of the cover(s):
-LOVE the covers, very genre fitting, super cute and you can tell they all belong to the same series.
Seriously, go buy the books and don’t wait another second because before you know it book 3 and 4 will be out and you’ll be the last to read this fabulous series!
Phoebe is an excellent writer, true to chick lit and true to romantic comedy. You’ll laugh out loud, root for almost every character and become friends with some awesome fictional people who can live in your head forever!
Thank you, Phoebe for allowing me to read and review your fabulous series. I almost can’t wait for book #4! Hurry! 😉
Have you read this series? If so, tell me what you thought in the comments!
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About the Author:
Phoebe Fox is the author of the Breakup Doctor series, and has been a contributor and regular columnist for a number of national, regional, and local publications (she currently writes about relationships for the Huffington Post and She Knows). She has been a movie, theater, and book reviewer; a screenwriter; and has even been known to help with homework revisions for nieces and nephews. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and two excellent dogs.
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