Book Review: Cure for the Common Breakup – Beth Kendrick

Cure for the Common Breakup cover

Title: Cure for the Common Breakup
Author: Beth Kendrick
ISBN: 9780451465856
Pages: 336
Release Date: May 6, 2014
Publisher: NAL
Genre: Chick Lit
Source: Publisher
Rating: 4 out of 5


Summer Benson is a flight attendant who thinks she has it all: a job she loves and a relationship that isn’t too serious. But after a near-miss plane crash, Summer’s too terrified to go back to work, and for some reason, she’s devastated when the boyfriend she didn’t actually want to marry breaks up with her. On a whim, Summer travels to Black Dog Bay, a beach town in Delaware that is famous for helping people recover from breakups. As Summer begins to recover physically and emotionally from the hurts she’s suffered, she notices the handsome mayor of the town, Dutch Jansen, and wonders if it isn’t time to settle down once and for all.

Snapshot Review:

Cure for the Common Breakup is an easy, escapist novel about one woman’s search for herself. The novel has it all: a fun heroine who is deeper than the reader initially gives her credit for and a charming setting with quirky, memorable characters. Summer connects with people in Black Dog Bay and makes a home for herself without even realizing it. Finally, Summer has found a place to settle down, and a man who might just be worth settling down for—but of course, there are complications. Is the novel predictable? Yes. It’s also a little too cutesy at times, but when you’re in the mood for a breezy, fun novel that will keep you riveted, that type of thing doesn’t matter. If you’re looking for escapist fare, something you can lose yourself in for a couple of hours and come out with a smile on your face, then this just might be the book you need to pick up.

Other books by Beth Kendrick:

The Bake-Off
Second Time Around

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  1. This one is next on my list. Sounds like a good break from heavier books!

  2. I did not get to this one last month like I had hoped. Still need to read it.

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