Saturday, March 15, 2014

#Review: Love Rehab: A Novel in Twelve Steps

Love Rehab: A Novel in Twelve StepsLove Rehab: A Novel in Twelve Steps by Jo Piazza
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I know I messed up pretty bad as a young adult and acted like a lovesick idiot more than once, but Sophie and her gang of lovelorn ladies could win awards with their brand of crazy.

Sophie starts a twelve-step program for love addicts after she catches her boyfriend of two years sexting with his secretary. She leaves Manhattan for her hometown in New Jersey and proceeds to turn into a crazy, stalker person who calls her ex boyfriend until he threatens to get the police involved. She realizes that she can’t be the only woman to make these mistakes; wanting love more than wanting the right guy, so together they form a support group and learn to love themselves and correct their behavior towards men. Hint: Do not start planning the wedding immediately after he asks you out for drinks!

Sophie’s house becomes a place for all these women to stay while they work on their lives and it seems like a sorority house. This story follows these women as they conduct their own program and make up the twelve steps as they go. It reminded me of the movie HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS, which is pretty ironic because these women come to the conclusion that romantic comedies are the downfall for expectations in relationships.

I found LOVE REHAB: A NOVEL IN TWELVE STEPS to be cute, funny, and pretty cheesy at times, but overall a light and entertaining read. Most women will be able to relate to the mistakes that these single ladies have made. (Even if you do not want to admit it, you have.) I found myself having a good laugh at their antics and even wishing I had thought of their evil retaliations while I was dating. I am now also VERY glad there was no Facebook while I was dating! Jo Piazza did a wonderful job creating lovable, flawed characters and her writing style flowed seamlessly. I had just finished reading a very dark book and this was seriously needed to lift my mood, but there wasn’t much to the story besides the silly and funny and the romantic coupling fell a little flat.

I think single ladies would find LOVE REHAB: A NOVEL IN TWELVE STEPS funny and maybe even helpful and for all others, you could laugh at the misguided things you used to do. I recommend if you are ever in the mood for the book version of the romantic comedy.

✳✳ Copy provided by the author/publisher for an honest review.

✳✳ Reviewed on I Bookie Nookie Reviews by Tickled Pink for Book Ink

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