Title: Cure for the Common Breakup
Author: Beth Kendrick
Date finished: 4/6/15
Genre: Women’s fiction
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
Pages in book: 299
Stand alone or series: Black Dog Bay series #1
Blurb from the cover:
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 the 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….
There were a lot of things that I liked about this story, the town is cute and kind of quirky cute. The town is known for being the town to go to after a bad breakup, and many of the businesses cater to the recently broken-hearted. It all started with a woman who came to the town a long time ago after her husband left her and when she hit her rock bottom lowest on the beach she was saved by a large black dog. The ghost of this dog is still rumored to roam the beach, saving women from heartache and all that jazz.
This was a cute, light story. A tiny bit too light for me (I couldn’t really get in deep enough with the characters) but it was enjoyable and touching. I will most likely read the next book in the Black Dog Bay series.
The bottom line: Very cute story, sweet and touching. Would recommend.