Breakup Boot Camp by Beth Merlin

Uplifting and inspiring!

Joanna Kitt is engaged to be married to a guy she loved since high school. The story starts with her very early training for the big day. But when she finds out that he cheated on her, her life falls apart. The lady at the wedding shop recommends Breakup Boot Camp. She throws herself into the program. But there is more to the story than just heartbreak. Joanna was not OK even before that happened and now is her chance to start to live again.
The story is very character-driven, you get pulled in into her world and can't help but feel and cry and be happy with her. She goes through a whole lot of heartbreak and personal growth. As you are reading the storyline, her character gets more and more depth as the story progresses. It starts just as heartbreak and betrayal. As she goes to Breakup Book Camp and is forced to think, to feel, her past issues come fort. The story is not so black and white anymore, but all shades of grey. As she starts to take responsibility for some of the issues, she can finally get closer to a happier future. :)

My favorite part was the love story. New crush wasn't the reason for her to get better, she got better on her own & then came the happily ever after. I appreciated that part very, very much. :)
rating 💚💚💚💚💚
received from Xpresso Book Tours
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adult, romance
November 19th, 2019 by Firefly Hill Press

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“Merlin gives off Sophie Kinsella and Emily Giffin vibes only with an execution of plots that is all her own….Beth Merlin is totally going to grow in popularity. I’m calling it.” – Book and Broadway
After weeks of training to whip Joanna Kitt into shape for her big day, her picture-perfect engagement to her high school sweetheart is torn in two, and Joanna is left out on her perfectly toned rear end. To put the past and her heartache behind her, she sets off for two weeks at the renowned Retreat House Breakup Boot Camp in Topsail Island off the coast of North Carolina.
Despite her sadness, Joanna throws herself into the experience hoping surfing, yoga, spa treatments, meditation, and talk therapy will be enough to help her get over the one man she’s ever loved. But she soon learns the Boot Camp is only the first step to healing her broken heart. Joanna will have to come to terms with the career she abandoned, the losses in her life she never fully accepted, and the role she played in the ending of her relationship...
When she meets Todd Aldrich, the handsome and mysterious hotel chef, she has the chance to take her renewed heart out for a test drive and see if she is ready for new beginnings and new love.
Will 12 steps be enough to get her life back on track? Or will her getaway to get over him prove healing the heart takes a whole lot more?

happy reading,


  1. Great review! I love character driven stories and the romance sounds very well done and compelling, too! Glad you liked it! :)


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