Out of Practice (The Breakup Doctor series book 4) written by Phoebe Fox, publisher Henery Press, is available NOW in ebook, hardcover and paperback format.
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When your relationship is on life support, the Breakup Doctor is on call.
There’s no shortage of broken hearts in Breakup Doctor Brook Ogden’s successful breakup counseling practice—if love is a battlefield, then Brook is the cavalry. Luckily her own love life is in full recovery: after a long, tortuous road, she and Ben Garrett are finally headed down the aisle.
But when a local TV personality—and former frenemy—invites Brook onto her show, she’s blindsided live on the air when the interview turns into an act of long-delayed revenge meant to publicly humiliate her. Brook’s an expert at getting back on your feet when life knocks you down, but as the blows keep piling on—with a betrayal she never saw coming and a family crisis that threatens to pull the foundation out from under her—her confidence starts slinking away. With her clients dropping her faster than a one-night stand, suddenly the Breakup Doctor’s career is in critical care.
Brimming with both the sublime and ridiculous aspects of love—romantic and otherwise—Out of Practice is a funny and heartwarming tale about loss, grief, and failure that will resonate with all who have loved, lost…and dared to love again.
I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book and would like to thank the author for this.
Out of Practice is Book 4 in The Breakup Doctor series. The book can be read as a standalone but to appreciate the characters and history I would recommend reading all the books in order. The Breakup Doctor series is as follows:
•THE BREAKUP DOCTOR (#1)
•BEDSIDE MANNERS (#2)
•HEART CONDITIONS (#3)
•OUT OF PRACTICE (#4)
I really enjoyed sitting down and revisiting Brook again. Brook is a relationships counsellor and her practice as The Breakup Doctor with her newspaper column and radio show are doing well until a TV interview with her old high school nemesis goes disastrously wrong and Brook’s professional judgement is left in doubt. Brook starts to believe the words that have been said about her and starts to get confused as to why she went into this profession in the first place. On top of all this Brook is grieving for her father who died 6 months ago. She has been denying her feelings and when her professional career takes another battering she takes stock of her personal and professional life. Brook’s mother is also causing her concern and changes need to be made in all their lives for them to move on.
Ben, Brook’s fiancé, has been so supportive of Brook but when Brook makes some pretty drastic decisions without him Ben and Brook’s relationship hits a rocky patch.
Can Brook take stock of her heart and soul to bring harmony and balance back to her personal and professional life?
Once again Phoebe Fox entertained me thoroughly throughout this story. Phoebe cleverly dealt with grief, loss and betrayal by interspersing the storyline with some wonderful tender, endearing moments. A wonderful end to a great series, although I’m hoping some of the characters will reappear in future stories. 5/5*
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