In Need of Therapy
written by Tracie Banister
published by Tracie Banister
Why did I pick this book: I was contacted by the author about reviewing her book. I happily accepted the request! (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
Ms. Banister visited the blog in July and wrote a wonderful guest post about picking the setting for a book. You can find it here.
Did I enjoy this book: I really did enjoy In Need of Therapy. I loved it and I read it every free chance I had. In fact, I finished it in less than a day. This book reminded me as to why I love chick lit.
In Need of Therapy is a great story concept with a wonderful cast of characters. We have a professional woman, Pilar, who doesn’t need a man to be happy. Sure, Pilar is lonely but having a man won’t define her. She can figure things out for other people but not herself. She is constantly stuck in the middle of family disputes. Her mom is a trip. I didn’t read much about her dad. He struck me as the quiet (outnumbered by 3 daughters and his wife) type. Ford is a great guy. Victor is an ass and Mitch is just awesome.
In Need of Therapy is a funny book. I laughed out loud in quite a few places. When I finished this book, I had that happy, giddy feeling that wouldn’t leave me. I had a smile on my face. I could say so many good things about this book but I don’t want to spoil anything. It was so worth the read.
Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book. It is a great chick lit read!!!
Will I read it again: I will read this book again…probably not every year but every few years I will read this book.
About the book – from Goodreads: Lending a sympathetic ear and dispensing sage words of advice is all part of the job for psychologist Pilar Alvarez, and she’s everything a good therapist should be: warm, compassionate, supportive. She listens, she cares, and she has all the answers, but how’s the woman everyone turns to in their hour of need supposed to cope when her own life starts to fall apart?
While working hard to make a success of her recently-opened practice in trendy South Beach, Pilar must also find time to cater to the demands of her boisterous Cuban family, which includes younger sister Izzy, an unemployed, navel-pierced wild child who can’t stay out of trouble, and their mother, a beauty queen turned drama queen who’s equally obsessed with her fading looks and getting Pilar married before it’s “too late.” Although she’d like to oblige her mother and make a permanent love connection, Pilar’s romantic prospects look grim. Her cheating ex, who swears that he’s reformed, is stalking her. A hunky, but strictly off-limits, patient with bad-boy appeal and intimacy issues is making passes. And the sexy shrink in the suite across the hall has a gold band on his left ring finger.
When a series of personal and professional disasters lead Pilar into the arms of one of her unsuitable suitors, she’s left shaken, confused, and full of self-doubt. With time running out, she must make sense of her feelings and learn to trust herself again so that she can save her business, her family, and most importantly, her heart.