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The Heartbreak Cure Kindle Edition
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...
"It's a quick read, and a fairly typical YA romance, making it a great choice for fans of Sarah Dessen or Kasie West." -Bailey, Goodreads Reviewer
"The fake boyfriend is a trope that has been done many times, but what makes this one work so marvelously is Alex. He's got the perfect blend of truly tortured past and desire to set things right that make him truly swoon worthy, and the chemistry between him and Cat was really sweet." -Kat, Kat with the Hat
"What can I say? Wow! What a great book." -Tammy, The Books You Read
"Likable characters, sweet story and a HEA. Can't ask for more on a chilly fall evening." -Lissa Hawley, Goodreads Reviewer
"This is a really great cozy or beachy read, and I highly recommend it!" -Olivia Farr, Goodreads Reviewer
"The Heartbreak Cure is a sweet story with a lot to offer. [...] This book worked really well, and I enjoyed every minute of it." -Danielle, Chapters Through Life
"I absolutely loved that the relationship wasn't the only focus in this book. [...] Yes, there is a romance, several actually, but it's not the only focus to the story. There's a great mother-daughter relationship, amazing friendship stories, hard-working characters, characters who are trying to better themselves, redemption stories, and so much more." -Felicia, Bookishly Slytherin
"The Heartbreak Cure is such a fast-paced book and I couldn't stop reading. I couldn't get enough of Cat and Alex, they're so cute together. And Alex... He's so hot and he wears a leather jacket, has blue eyes and brown hair... YES!!!" -Shirley Cuypers
"This was an adorable book that discussed heavy topics in a way that doesn't affect what the genre is. I guarantee this book will make you feel all sorts of happy butterflies in your heart and make your day just a little bit better." -Lacy, A Ravenclaw Library
- ASIN : B077F29395
- Publisher : Entangled: Crush (December 4, 2017)
- Publication date : December 4, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 1261 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 182 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #900,507 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Cat and Alex went back a quite a few years. As former neighbors, they shared a childhood and a friendship. I was won over in the first chapter, when Alex comes to deliver some of his grandma Birdie's Heartbreak Brownies. I loved the way Alex and Cat interacted. There was an ease and familiarity, and I pretty much started shipping them immediately.
I wholly embraced both Alex and Cat straight away. Cat was an aspiring writer, who had her heart broken via YouTube. I instantly hated the boy who did this, and was rooting for Cat. I did not want him to take anything else from her and stood behind her choice to pursue a fauxmance in order to save her chance at writing for the school paper. I found my solace in the fact that Cat was lucky to have a great support system in her mom, her best friend, Alex, and even Alex's grandmother.
Alex was so much more complicated and his back story was really tragic. I wanted to hug him, and force people to see him for who and what he really was. He was treated quite unfairly, and it infuriated me that they could not see how he was working so hard to improve himself and his life, while still giving so much of himself to other. I was pretty overjoyed to see that Alex actually had a few people on his side, and even had someone unexpectedly watching over him.
The romance was sweet and adorable. It was fun to watch the attraction between Cat and Alex blossom, and I was whooping it up when they finally acknowledged it. I also enjoyed the side romances. There was some love in the air for a bunch of the characters, and I adored it, because everyone deserves their happy ending.
I was also a fan of the auxiliary characters in this book, and the relationships they forged with the main characters. Cat and her mom had a really wonderful bond. Due to their circumstances, they were quite close, and I always love seeing positive families in YA. There was also Nikki, who was a fun and fierce best friend, and I knew Cat would be ok with Nikki on her side. The bond that was growing between Joe and Alex was quite special too, but my favorite connection was between Alex and his grandmother. He was so sweet and doting and you could tell how much he loved her. Those precious displays added polish to the heart of gold I knew Alex had under the bad boy exterior.
Overall: Another solid Entangled read that delivered what it promised: a swoony boy to melt my heart, witty banter, but also an adorable romance that warmed me up and left me in a happy state.
Alex has generally been trying to fly under the radar since his mother and sisters died in a car accident and rumors began swirling about his family. His mother was an addict, and he had a hard life. After his mother and sisters died, he came to live with his grandmother, Birdie, who lived next door to Cat. Recently, she has had to go into assisted living, and now he lives over the garage at his long-time boss, Joe's (who owns a car repair shop). Alex wants to stay out of the limelight until he can leave town and go to college. He spends all his time working hard at school and working a few jobs to make sure he can get into and afford college. He also has had a long time crush on Cat, but he feels she is too good for him and so would never make a move.
During the course of their fake relationship, complete with all the requisite cute, Alex in particular experiences a lot of personal growth, coming to terms with his past and planning for his future. Overall, I found it to be a really enjoyable read- the pages just flew by and I was able to read it in a sitting or two (which is good because I had a hard time putting it down)! Although it follows the pattern you would expect, it was a lovely read that left me with all the happy feels.
Although it's a very short book, I loved some of the side characters and wish it was longer so we could get more of them (Birdie and the other residents at the assisted living center seemed particularly awesome, and Cat's mother also seemed like someone I would love to hear more about). I really hope this will be continued as a series with the other teenage characters getting their own love stories. This is a really great cozy or beachy read, and I highly recommend it!
Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher through netgalley. All opinions are my own.