Love Rehab: A Novel in Twelve Steps

Jo Piazza. Open Road, $12.99 trade paper (230p) ISBN 978-1-4532-9507-6
Piazza's fiction debut is set in New Jersey and tells the story of Sophie who is struggling to cope with her latest heart break: dumped by her boyfriend of two-years Eric and traded in for his assistant, a real doozy. Sophie realizes she's hit rock bottom after the night that on a drunken whim she decides to post revealing pictures of Eric's lower half on the internet. When her best friend Annie is arrested for drunk driving and mandated to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, Sophie is inspired to start a help group of her own: Love Addicts Anonymous. With the support of Annie and Joe, a therapist also attending AA, Sophie uses the house she inherited from her grandmother to host meetings, which quickly become popular with Love Addicts in the area. Just when Sophie thinks she's making progress, she realizes she may be falling for Joe. To make things more complicated, she also gets a call from Eric: he's made a mistake and he needs to see her again. But with the help of LAA and their rules of rehab, Sophie may be able to get past the hurdle without getting hurt. While not the most promethean of reads, Piazza does a fantastic job injecting humor into the topic of heartbreak. This breezy read will bring a laugh to anyone who has known the trials of love. (June)
Reviewed on: 08/05/2013
Release date: 06/01/2013
Genre: Fiction
Hardcover - 230 pages - 978-1-4804-8082-7
Portable Document Format (PDF) - 230 pages - 978-1-4532-9506-9
Ebook - 230 pages - 978-1-4532-8761-3
MP3 CD - 978-1-5318-1293-5
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