Brook Ogden is busy professionally. She is a licensed
health counselor with a consulting practice as the Breakup
Doctor. Brook helps patch broken hearts. She has a radio
show giving advice on matters of the heart. Recently she
started a group session on Saturdays with nine gals and
dealing with personal relationship failures. Her private
life is a mess and getting messier. Two recent breakups
her own life has left her hurt and confused.
Miserable, lonely and humiliated after breaking every one
her own breakup rules after being recently dumped,, she
meets Chip Santana, a former client at a party. He has a
primal effect on her, A bartender, he is tall, dark
handsome and very sexy. They get "up close and personal
naked kind of way" on the beach and are interrupted by a
deputy who arrested and jailed them.
Brook had been dating Ben Garrett for the past three
and he is a sweet guy. Busy designing and building a high
end luxury home for a family in Cedar Key he is away all
but they always were together on the weekends. He wines
dines her and they take their relationship slowly. When
mother has a serious fall and is hospitalized, he needs
somewhere to place his gorgeous Great Pyrenees , Jake.
offers to take care of his dog and I thought Jake was a
marvelous and funny character. As a dog lover, he was a
in this story and his antics had me belly-laughing.
BEDSIDE MANNERS is a story about heartbreak and the
reality of breakups.
Filled with zany characters, I enjoyed Sasha, the BFF
childhood and her on-going sweet relationship with Stu,
Brook's brother. They are adorable together. Sasha tries
hard to offer good advice to Brook, but no way does Brook
listen. I did not like Brook at all and question so many
her decisions. Most cringe worthy was her decision to let
go and her sexual escapades with abusive Chip right after
total disappointment to me. Brook tries to help people
are hurting from heartbreak. But she does not take the
to properly deal with the issues of her own breakups. She
seems unable to follow her own good advice. I think it's
time for Brook to straighten up and fly right, pick up
phone and call Ben and tell him to come over and bring
Brook Ogden has never encountered a broken heart she
couldn’t patch together. Her counseling practice as the
Breakup Doctor—on call to help you shape up after a
breakup—is so busy she’s expanded to offer group sessions.
(Turns out there are far more than fifty ways to leave
lover.) Her radio show and advice column have made her a
local celebrity, and even her personal life, after some
gruesome breakups of her own, is in recovery: Ben Garrett
started out as a revenge date against an ex, but has
into so much more.
But when sizzling-hot Chip Santana, an old client she once
shared a rather unprofessional midnight roll in the sand
with, comes back into her life asking for her help, Brook
can’t say no. Yet while she’s busy stitching up his
relationship troubles, Chip reveals much more than a
therapeutic interest in her.
In the standoff between her heart and her hormones,
cool, collected Wise Therapist persona begins to crack
thrown wedding china. She’s yelling at recalcitrant
husbands. Offering crazy advice to radio callers. She’s
hugging her clients.
When the situation goes critical, Brook’s forced into a
decision she isn’t ready to make—and the Breakup Doctor
to decide what kind of casualties she’s willing to accept.