27 November, 2017

{ Mini ARC Review } The Heartbreak Cure by Amandra Ashby


about the book }


The Heartbreak Cure by Amanda Ashby
Standalone novel
Publishes December 4, 2017 by Entangled: Crush
e-ARC provided by Netgalley
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.

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my review }

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The Heartbreak Cure was a light, quick read, and it really wasn't that bad. I enjoyed the witty conversations between the main characters, Cat and Alex. It has one of my favourite tropes, too—fake dating! Yay.

Minor things bothered me, though. One of them was the way Cat referred to certain things as girly, be it movies or otherwise, and I just?? I don't get why you need to say that, as if it's a bad thing? Nothing wrong with liking girly things, movies or otherwise. They were comments in passing, and they were said a few times and every single time, my eye twitched a little.

The romance between them was cute. It was a little bit angsty, especially on Alex's part. It happens pretty early on in the novel, so I was glad of that.

There isn't much backstory to either character, so they didn't really stand out to me all that much. I wished that parts of their past was explained a bit further than what we were given, especially since some of the events would have answered a few questions.

Overall, it was an okay novel for me. Like I said, it was light and it was quick. 3 stars!

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about the author }


Amanda Ashby was born in Australia but now lives in New Zealand where she writes romance, young adult and middle grade books. She also works in a library, owns far too many vintage tablecloths and likes to delight her family by constantly rearranging the furniture. 

She has a degree in English and Journalism from the University of Queensland and is married with two children. Her debut book was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award, and her first young adult book was listed by the New York Public Libraryʼs Stuff for the Teen Age. Because she’s mysterious she also writes middle grade books under the name, Catherine Holt and hopes that all this writing won’t interfere with her Netflix schedule. 

She also runs writing workshops and loves to speak to people about Buffy (er, she means writing). See her Appearance page for more information.

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