About the book:
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..
I really enjoyed this book. Well, except for the plane crash part. But yeah, I always forget how much I love a good Chick Lit book.
Black Dog Bay--it would be awesome if this was really a place! I could so see myself going there (if I wasn't married of course). Somebody get Beth Kendrick's permission and take off with this idea! (The Whinery, Retail Therapy, Better Off Bed-and-Breakfast...the whole nine yards!)
Anyways, I liked Summer. She was a bit more wild than I'm used to. But she also had a sweet side too (even though she didn't want to admit it). I love how she handled the old ladies. She had this great sarcastic side that made me laugh out loud several times. And I liked Dutch (although for always saying no to the women, he sure said yes to Summer pretty quickly. I think she should have had to work harder). And I liked that Ingrid was okay with her brother dating. It was refreshing that she was so eager to see their relationship work instead of brooding like most stories would have her do.
As my favorite stories always do, this book ended with a great happily ever after. I look forward to reading more books by Beth Kendrick!
I gave this book a rating of 4/5.
*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge Book Tour.
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! Ican’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
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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.
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