Review: Cure for the Common Breakup by Beth Kendrick

Cure for the Common Breakup by Beth Kendrick 
Published: May 6, 2014
Publisher: NAL Trade
Format: via publisher
Rating 5/5

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.

My Thoughts
Simply put… I love and adore this book! This is one of those books that were made for the summer. It’s fun, cute, and has just the right amount of romance. Now I love romance just as much as anyone else but I like the realistic type of romance not all that over the top stuff. It just doesn’t read real to me. This was the perfect balance!

I love the whole idea of this small town where people go to get over a breakup. The cast of characters are funny and quirky what’s not to love? The lead character of Summer is my kinda girl. While she was hit by a breakup she never saw coming to picked herself up again and fell for Dutch the mayor of the town who was perfect for her from the start. Summer brought life and courage to this town and they gave her love and friendships that she never truly had before. I really adored the banter between Summer and Dutch; he was just the right person to play back with all her silly and flirty ways.

Cure for the Common Breakup is that quintessential summer read that you have to dive into. It’s the ideal book to enjoy by pool, on the beach or just sitting around. I dare you not to get caught up in this crazy kooky town and not love every minute of it. So go get it and throw it in your beach bag, this is one book that you will polish off in one sitting. It makes you ALMOST want to suffer a breakup just so you could visit this lively town and its crazy yet wonderful residents.


  1. I've been seeing this book everywhere lately - looks like fun! Maybe I'll give it a shot!

    1. Yes please do! It's so funny...the perfect summer read.

  2. This looks so cute, I definitely need to have it on my summer TBR!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

    1. It is! Perfect book...its funny with just the right amount of romance.