Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Love Rehab: A Novel in Twelve Steps by Jo Piazza (*)

Genre - Chick Lit
Release Date - June 4th
For anyone who has ever overdosed on love—or planned the wedding before the second date—Jo Piazza’s dazzling debut novel is a must-read

Cyber-stalking, drive-bys, drunken text messaging, creating fake email accounts—you’re gonna have to face it, you’re addicted to love.
 Sophie isn’t dealing with her breakup well. Dumped by her boyfriend, Eric, for his sexting, D-cupped, young Floozy McSecretary, Sophie leaves Manhattan and lands back in her hometown, crushed and pajama-clad, blaming herself and begging her ex for a second chance.
 But when her best friend, Annie, gets in trouble for driving drunk and is forced to go to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, something clicks in Sophie’s strung-out mind. Women need love rehab, she realizes, to help fix the craziness that comes along with falling for someone.
 If you start it, they will come. When she opens up her home to the obsessed and lovelorn, Sophie finds a way to help women out there who have overdosed on the wrong men—and she saves herself in the process.
 Love is a drug and the only things that can save us are the steps, rules, and one another. Step one: Admit you have a problem, and keep the hell away from Facebook.


I love a good chick lit, i love a good relationship break down, crazy woman, obsessive drunk dialing chick lit. There, i said it. This is a wonderful novel, well written & humours. Love Rehab tells the story of Sophie, who is struggling to deal with the breakdown of her relationship. Stumbling upon an AA meeting, Sophie takes the concepts and applies them to her life, introducing Love Rehab. Love Rehab takes those women, who when falling apart and brings them all together, through the support and love of those facing the same situations learn to deal with the breakdown. 

The characters are well written each with a completely unique nature of their own. I found myself laughing out loud to some of the antics of these women, whilst i havent experienced these feelings myself, i could imagine myself in their shoes and adapting the same behaviour.  I felt a whirlwind of emotions and was rooting for all the women all the way through (not that they needed my support) This is definately a book i would purchase and reccomend to a girl friend, or read by a pool, cocktail in hand reflecting on life. 

Rating - 9/10

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