Cure for the Common Breakup

Kendrick, Beth

Book - 2014
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Cure for the Common Breakup
"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..."--Provided by publisher.

Publisher: New York :, New American Library,, 2014
ISBN: 0451465857
Branch Call Number: FICTION Ken
Characteristics: 318 pages ; 21 cm


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"Welcome to Black Dog Bay, a tiny seaside town in Delaware known as "the best place in America to bounce back from your breakup."

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Jul 27, 2014
  • LaughingOne rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Loved this story! Love the character Summer. Each of the characters was portrayed well enough to stay as separate individuals in my mind. I look forward to other books by Beth Kendrick.

Jul 22, 2014
  • mercyme57 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Flight attendant Summer Benson heads to Black Dog Bay, Delaware, to recover from two disastrous events in her life: a terrifying airplane accident and a man who doesn’t love her enough to marry her. Full of humor, snappy dialogue, and lively characters, Cure for the Common Breakup is a perfect summer read to slip into your beach tote.

Always on the go, Summer has never stayed in one place long enough to make it her home and has never stayed with one man for long, either. She tears into town driving her red Mercedes convertible named Scarlett, has a Taylor Swift-induced car accident, and meets the hunky mayor, Dutch Jansen, when her car destroys his rose bushes. But she’s come to the right place. Black Dog Bay exists to help women recover from heartbreak: you sleep at Better Off Bed-and-Breakfast, eat at the Eat Your Heart Out Bakery, go clothes-shopping at Retail Therapy, and drink at The Whinery Bar.

The town quickly adopts Summer, and soon she becomes Dutch’s teenaged sister’s mentor. But not everyone loves Summer. Hattie Huntington, the meanest but richest woman in town, blackmails her into working for her to save her friend Jenna from a lawsuit. Hattie has a hidden agenda for Black Dog Bay that will threaten its existence, and it’s one that only Summer can prevent.

Will she stay in this town long enough to see the legendary black dog which signals the end of heartache? Read this charming story and find out if the playlist of breakup songs changes to love songs.


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