Sunday, May 18, 2014

Cure for the Common Breakup by Beth Kendrick (with giveaway)


Cure for the Common Breakup
by Beth Kendrick

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Just released: May 6, 2014
Publisher: NAL Trade
Genre: Chick-lit, clean romance
Paperback: 336 pages
Rating: 4.5

Welcome to Black Dog Bay, a tiny seaside town in Delaware known as "the best place in America to bounce back from your breakup." Home to Better Off Bed-and-Breakfast, the Eat Your Heart Out bakery, and the Whinery bar, Black Dog Bay offers a haven for the suddenly single.

Flight attendant Summer Benson lives by two rules: Don’t stay with the same man for too long and never stay in one place. She’s about to break rule number one by considering accepting her boyfriend’s proposal—then disaster strikes and her world is shattered in an instant.

Summer heads to Black Dog Bay, where the locals welcome her. Even Hattie Huntington, the town’s oldest, richest, and meanest resident, likes her enough to give her a job. Then there’s Dutch Jansen, the rugged, stoic mayor, who’s the opposite of her type. She probably shouldn't be kissing him. She definitely shouldn't be falling in love.

After a lifetime of globe-trotting, Summer has finally found a home. But Hattie has old scores to settle and a hidden agenda for her newest employee. Summer finds herself faced with an impossible choice: Leave Black Dog Bay behind forever, or stay with the ones she loves and cost them everything...

My two-bits:

Cute romance (like the cover) - the sweet kind.

The main character, Summer, experiences a coming of age (love) moment after meeting her match.

This chick-lit houses a likable collection of women in a small town setting. I usually like these kind of stories as they are akin to eating comfort foods.

About the author:

Beth Kendrick is the author of The Week Before the Wedding, The Lucky Dog Matchmaking Service, and Nearlyweds, which was turned into a Hallmark Channel original movie.

She lives in Arizona with her two rescue dogs, but she loves to vacation at the Delaware shore, where she goes to Funland, eats boardwalk fries, and wishes that the Whinery really existed.

Praise for the book:

“Beth Kendrick has reminded me once again exactly why I love her books so much. Cure for the Common Breakup is packed with humor, wit and a lot of heart.  A charming and exceptionally entertaining story!  I can’t recommend this book highly enough.”--Jane Porter, national bestselling author of

The Good Wife

“Beth Kendrick has written a sharp, sassy, surprisingly emotional story that will make readers laugh out loud from page one and sigh from the heart at the end.  Light and lovely perfection!"--Roxanne St. Claire, New York Times bestselling author of The Barefoot Bay Series

“Utterly delightful! Summer Benson will charm and disarm her way into the hearts of readers as easily as she does the residents of Black Dog Bay.”--Meg Donohue, USA Today bestselling author of All the Summer Girls

--~ Book Giveaway ~--

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  1. Added to goodreads. Sounds cute! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Ah, what a cool place for the back drop! Thanks for sharing about this one. I hadn't heard about it.

    I tweeted and G+'d it. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
    sophiarose1816 at gmail dot com

  3. Added it to Goodreads!

    akaleistar (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. I have read not even one cute romance lately and this one sounds right up my alley. It is now on my wishlist! :D

  5. It was already on my goodreads list, so I google plussed it! Thanks for the review and chance to win!


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