Blog Tour: The Heartbreak Cure by Amanda Ashby (Review & Giveaway!)

The Heartbreak Cure by Amanda Ashby
Publication Date: December 4, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen: Crush

Summary/Cover Image from Publisher's Website: 
How to get over a heartbreak:

Step one: Eat your body weight in brownies.

Step two: Throw yourself into your dreams of becoming a famous writer.

Step three: Beg your (hottie) ex-neighbor to act as your fake boyfriend.

Step four: Skip step three unless you’re ready for some serious fallout.

After being dumped and humiliated over the summer, Cat Turner does what any sane girl would do. She asks bad boy Alex Locke to be her fake boyfriend and show the world (and her editor at the school newspaper) that she's fine. Problem is, the more time she spends with Alex, the more she risks getting her heart broken. For real this time.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a swoony bad boy who will melt your heart, brownies, and witty banter. One, two, or all three might prove addictive...

I've read several of Amanda Ashby's books in the past (Fairy Bad Day and You Had Me at Halo), and I've always enjoyed how sweet and fun they are. Therefore, when I heard about her newest release, The Heartbreak Cure, I instantly added it to my TBR. 

The Result? The Heartbreak Cure is as sweet and delicious as a sugar cookie! 

The Heartbreak Cure introduces us to Cat Turner and Alex Locke. 

When The Heartbreak Cure begins Cat is suffering the ultimate heartbreak. She's sad, depressed, and feeling just a tad bit dumb. She's drowning her sorrows in ice cream, writing angry scenes, and watching sappy movies; however, she refuses to let sadness last forever, and instead, jumps full force into a new school year with the help of her best friend and her neighbor turned fake boyfriend. From that moment - when Cat decided to move on - I knew I was gong to like her. I love when characters don't let the bad get them down! Better yet, I enjoyed seeing so many different sides to Cat in The Heartbreak Cure. She was a great friend, an innovative newspaper writer, and a loving daughter; however, I also liked that she struggled at times with saying/doing the right thing, especially when it came to her budding romance with Alex. It added realness to her character. 

Alex, on the other hand, has been dealt the short stick more than once in life; however, there's something about Cat that makes him want to come out of his shell and live again. Alex is the ultimate boy best friend turned love interest. I loved how sweet and tender he was with Cat, especially right after her break-up. He had a heart of gold. Additionally, I love/hated that Amanda Ashby showed the struggles he faced in the book. I loved them because they allowed me to get to know and understand him, and I hated them at times because, gosh, I just wanted him to realize that he could have a happy ending.  

As hinted to above, the plot in this was very sweet. I'm always a sucker for a fake relationship turned real. I thought Amanda did a great job of developing Cat and Alex's relationship, and better yet, I loved that it wasn't the only focuses in the story. It was fun to see Cat's newspaper assignments, Alex's path to redemption, Cat's best friend finding love of her own, Alex's grandmother's meddling ways, and Cat and her mom's Gilmore Girls like bond. 

In all, The Heartbreak Cure is yet another great addition to the Entangled Crush line. However, be warned: you'll be craving brownies the whole way through! 

Grade: B 

The Heartbreak Cure is now out! 

Source: eARC provided by publicist - thanks Melissa! 

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About the Author: 
Amanda Ashby was born in Australia but now lives in New Zealand where she writes romance, young adult and middle grade books. She also works in a library, owns far too many vintage tablecloths and likes to delight her family by constantly rearranging the furniture. She has a degree in English and Journalism from the University of Queensland and is married with two children. Her debut book was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award, and her first young adult book was listed by the New York Public Library╩╝s Stuff for the Teen Age.  Because she’s mysterious she also writes middle grade books under the name, Catherine Holt and hopes that all this writing won’t interfere with her Netflix schedule.

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1 comment:

  1. I enjoy the romance that start out like this and then into real romances. They are so much fun watching them grow. Great review!!


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