BookSparksPR Presents: Cure For The Common Breakup
Title: Cure For The Common Breakup
Author: Beth Kendrick
Length: 336 pages
Publisher: NAL Trade
Rating: 5 Stars
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.
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.
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.
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
Heartbroken heroine, Summer Benson, comes to Black Dog Bay hoping to sample some of their fabled hospitality, and recover from the injuries from both her downed plane and her shattered heart.
What neither she, nor the quirky cast that inhabits Black Dog Bay knows, is that a chance run-in with the mayor's prize roses, will change lives and open hearts forever.
Cure For The Common Breakup is the quintessential Summer read. The perfect blend of heartache, laughter, quirk, and sass; this book is destined to become a staple in any reader's 'feel good read' pile.
Summer Benson is a force to be reckoned with. Her fire and feisty spirit is just what the sleepy hamlet of Black Dog Bay need to shake things up. On the same token, the warm and inviting safety that Black Dog Bay offers our bedraggled spitfire, is just what she needs to come back into her own.
The romance found here...and believe me, there is romance. Is sweet, fun,and a joy to read.
Dutch, is the perfect balance for the whirlwind that is Summer.
This is an awesome one sitting read!
So sit back, relax, and enjoy the the read!
This is the part where I’m
supposed to brag about all my illustrious accomplishments, but honestly,
I’d rather talk about my dogs and brag about some of the things I
About The Author
I’ve never been to prison*, court-ordered rehab*,
or splashed across the cover of a salacious weekly gossip tabloid with
my ladybits on display**.
I’m a Leo, a middle child, and a
formidable Trivial Pursuit opponent. I read everything I can get my
hands on, from the classics to comic books. I don’t drink coffee
because, frankly, I’m high strung enough without adding caffeine into
the mix. Here is the true story of how I became a novelist:
had just started seeing this guy, and on our second or third date, he
invited me to be his guest at a family wedding. Being young and free and
a bit commitment-shy, I was about to decline until he casually
mentioned that the bride was a successful romance novelist. Well, the
second I heard that, I had to go. Being a writer had always been my
dream job, and I’d never met anyone who’d actually beaten the odds and
made the leap into big-time publishing. So I RSVP-ed, sidled up to the
bar at the reception, waited until the bride and all her author friends
uncorked the good champagne, and then peppered them with endless
questions about writing, editing, and landing an agent. They were so
funny and encouraging and generous with their time and advice. (And
drunk!) Next thing you know, I had joined a critique group and was
knee-deep in the manuscript that would eventually become MY FAVORITE
MISTAKE. The open bar at that wedding changed my life forever.
Oh, and the guy who invited me to the wedding? I ended up marrying him. All together: awww…
live in Arizona in a very cute fixer-upper that my husband and I bought
in a burst of can-do, pioneering confidence. We thought it would be fun
to embark on a series of do-it-yourself renovations. Yeah. I know.
Turns out, replacing baseboard that’s been painted over 15 times since
1958 is not as easy as those Home Depot commercials would lead you to
believe. Also, freshly-installed lawn drip systems and “helpful” dogs
are a bad mix.
Friday and RoxieSpeaking of dogs, here we have the
indefatigable canine lawn maintenance crew: Roxie and Friday. Both were
rescued from the pound when they were puppies. I think they’re
Rhodesian Ridgeback mixes. (Probably. Maybe? Anything’s possible.) Roxie
is the brains of the operation and Friday is…well, he’s very sweet. And
so indolent he could be mistaken for a piece of furniture, which I
consider a very desirable trait in a family dog.
love hearing from readers, so please feel free to email me, with the
caveat that I am often on deadline/on the road/on the ragged edge of
sanity, so it may be awhile before you get a reply. Just know that it’s
not you; it’s me!
Have fun exploring the site, and if you have
any questions about my new book, my backlist, or finding an agent…I’ll
be right over there at the bar.
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