The Buenos Aires Broken Hearts Club – Jessica Morrison

Title: The Buenos Aires Broken Hearts Club
Author: Jessica Morrison
ISBN: 9780446699129
Pages: 320
Release Date: May 29, 2007
Publisher: 5 Spot
Genre: Chick Lit
Rating: 4 out of 5

From the back cover:

Cassie Moore had good reason to believe in The Plan. It got her the perfect job (assistant producer at a top Seattle Internet company: check), and the perfect engagement (2-carat ring: check). But what’s a girl to do when everything in The Plan fails her in one afternoon? Get drunk, hock the ring, and hop the next flight to Buenos Aires, of course. Venturing into a city she’s more than a little afraid of, Cassie seeks comfort in other lovelorn travelers, including perfect-on-paper Dan, who approaches life as cautiously as she does. But in wild, wonderful Buenos Aires, Cassie can’t control everything – especially not the mixed signals coming from her brooding but sexy new handyman, Mateo. Suddenly falling in love with South America may be the best plan Cassie never had.

I love good chick lit, so I was really excited to read The Buenos Aires Broken Hearts Club by Jessica Morrison. I’ve heard great things about this book, and though I didn’t know what to expect, I was hoping it would be a fun ride.

The Buenos Aires Broken Hearts Club centers on Cassie, a woman whose carefully planned life comes to a crashing halt when she loses her job, her fiancé, and her apartment all in one day. In a fit of rebellion (and a drunken night with a computer), she books a ticket for a six month jaunt to Buenos Aires. I absolutely loved the idea of just getting away for awhile when life deals you a blow. If you’re constantly doing that, it’s running away (which is unhealthy, of course), but I don’t feel like that’s what Cassie was doing. Instead she was trying to piece her life together into something she could at least recognize.

I really liked Cassie, especially because I saw echoes of myself in her. I’m meticulous about planning and organizing things (though I don’t have a life plan of any sort!) I loved seeing how Cassie reacted when her security blanket was taken away, when she had to adjust to something new.

While I enjoyed Mateo, and his friendship with Cassie, I did get frustrated with her. I feel like she thought that every comment he made was derisive towards her. Obviously it’s because she cared what he thought, but I feel like it is kind of self-centered to automatically assume that everything someone says is about you.

I enjoyed The Buenos Aires Broken Hearts Club and highly recommend it to anyone who is a fan of chick lit. This engaging novel is one that I had trouble putting down!

Comments

  1. oh how funny, i picked up this book at Books a Million, in the 3.97 bargain box because it was a 5spot book. even funnies is that i bought it right after I had lunch with Miriam!

  2. oh how funny, i picked up this book at Books a Million, in the 3.97 bargain box because it was a 5spot book. even funnies is that i bought it right after I had lunch with Miriam!

  3. A 6 month jaunt to Buenos Aires sounds good to me! The book does too.

  4. A 6 month jaunt to Buenos Aires sounds good to me! The book does too.

  5. I love ChickLit! I’ll have to keep my eye out for this one.

  6. I love ChickLit! I’ll have to keep my eye out for this one.

  7. Hi! Swapna! How are you feeling?

  8. Hi! Swapna! How are you feeling?

  9. Sounds like a fun read.

  10. Sounds like a fun read.

  11. I have this one in my TBR stack — I grabbed it once on a whim! Can’t wait to read it… it also sounds very appealing to me!

  12. I have this one in my TBR stack — I grabbed it once on a whim! Can’t wait to read it… it also sounds very appealing to me!

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