Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sophie's Twelve Step Program for Love Addicts



After a breakup with her boyfriend, Eric, Sophie retreats to the New Jersey house she inherited form her grandmother. She knows she's acting crazy: sending drunken emails, cyber-stalking his new love, driving by his apartment; but she can't seem to stop. Then her friend, Annie, ends up on her lawn in a stolen police car after a major drinking bout.

Annie is sent to AAA by the court and begs Sophie to come with her. Annie hates the meeting and refuses to participate, but Sophie loves it. She confesses all her behavior giving it an alcoholic twist and feels much better. The AAA meeting makes her realize she's an addict, addicted to love. Maybe a twelve step program can help love addicts, too, and Love Addicts Anonymous is born.

The book is hilarious, if you've ever gone slightly (or more than slightly) nuts after a breakup. Sophie and Annie are very lik
able characters and easy to relate to, although I would have liked to see more of Annie. The women who end up sharing Sophie's house as a love retreat are a wild crew. I enjoyed each one.

Love Rehab is light reading for a rainy afternoon. If you've ever been in love, or been dumped, you'll rap with these zany ladies. It's a fun read.

I reviewed this book for Net Galley.