Love Rehab: A Novel in Twelve Steps by Jo Piazza
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Buy the Book: Amazon, The Book Depository
Synopsis: Cyber-stalking, drive-bys, drunken text messaging, creating fake email accounts—you’re gonna have to face it, you’re addicted to love.
Sophie isn’t dealing with her breakup well. Dumped by her boyfriend, Eric, for his sexting, D-cupped, young Floozy McSecretary, Sophie leaves Manhattan and lands back in her hometown, crushed and pajama-clad, blaming herself and begging her ex for a second chance.
But when her best friend, Annie, gets in trouble for driving drunk and is forced to go to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, something clicks in Sophie’s strung-out mind. Women need love rehab, she realizes, to help fix the craziness that comes along with falling for someone.
If you start it, they will come. When she opens up her home to the obsessed and lovelorn, Sophie finds a way to help women out there who have overdosed on the wrong men—and she saves herself in the process.
Love is a drug and the only things that can save us are the steps, rules, and one another. Step one: Admit you have a problem, and keep the hell away from Facebook.
My Review: I loved this book! I just can't get over it! In fact, I feel like I should label it, "A Guide of Do's and Don'ts: Love Edition" or something. I'm not good with titles, don't judge! LOL. Anyway, so basically Sophie is going through this bad breakup and she's feeling all sorts of down and awful and she practically lives in her pajamas, dunks everything in ice cream (okay maybe not that much), and all those things girls do when we're heartbroken. Personally, I've never been heartbroken and touched bottom (I need to actually date someone first), but I really hope I never do! Yikes! If I ever do though, I'll have to dig out this novel. Sophie turns into a cyber-stalker and starts texting Eric aka the Cheating Bastard, non-stop and she just doesn't know what to do! So, she gets this fabulous idea that it's an addiction to love and all addicts need rehab, so she starts Love Rehab. Pretty fucking genius if you ask me. Seriously, halfway through the book I was considering starting one. So many girls need it! And in this Love Rehab they all confess, non-judgmentally of course, all of the crazed love addicts things they've done. And it was hilarious and just awesome! A definite read for pretty much everyone.