Bedside Manners is the second book in The Breakup Doctor Series by Phoebe Fox. Thank you to the author and Henery Press for an advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest review. Bedside Manners is the continuing story of Brook Ogden, Breakup Doctor. Her continuing journey of helping to heal the broken-hearted. Is she able to handle her own breakup dilemmas, or is she a prime example of ‘those who can’t do teach’?
Brook Ogden’s continuing quest to help people navigate breakups. Her services run the gamut from going over the million and one reasons the relationship did not work out, confiscating cell phones and computers, and with the occasional supportive stalking thrown in for special cases. As she becomes more popular, she decides to add group sessions to her plate. At the same time, she is juggling her own relationships. She has a boyfriend, Ben, who understands the time necessary to nurture her clients. He may not be as understanding if he knew that one of her clients wants to be more than therapist/client with Brook. Her parents may or may not be breaking up. Her best friend is dating her brother. With all of this going on, lines get blurred. Is she helping her group participants work through their own relationship post mortems? Or is she finally acknowledging that she has quite the baggage to deal with on her own?
Reading The Breakup Doctor is not required to read Bedside Manners, but I highly recommend doing so because both books were such fun to read! I love when the main character gets more and more comfortable in her skin. Brook is funny, usually unintentionally, smart, and just on the cusp of making all the pieces of her life fit. Her discovery that she is just like the people she helps makes her even more likeable. I loved Bedside Manners, and cannot wait to see what happens with Brook and company next!