GuestReview: No Cure for the Broken Hearted – Kenneth Rosenberg

Genre: Contemporary romance
Pages: 267
Published: December 2010
Review by Lis

Katherine Spencer is an up-and-coming architect in New York City. Her professional life is on the fast-track. Her personal life is a shambles. Katherine compares every man she ever meets to Nick Bancroft, the billionaire’s son who broke her heart one summer long ago. Now, twelve years later he’s suddenly reappeared, asking her to design a house at the cove where they shared their first kiss. Is he looking for an architect, or something more? And should she forgive him?
While reading this book I was reminded of the song Summer Nights by Survivor. That would Survivor from Eye of the Tiger, yes. – Summer nights all night, dancin’ in the light of love, summer nights so right couldn’t last beyond September. Much the same is true for our main heroes: Katherine and Nick. They met one summer at sweet sixteen and fell in love. The feeling was mutual, or so Katherine thought. However, when Nick left she never heard from him again. That is until he asks her to design a home. Right at the place where they first kissed while he has another girlfriend – one of many. Gah heartless men!!! Luckily for us, there is more to this story!
Funny how some instances in life can have such an influence over us through the course of our lives. It is true for Katherine. That summer with Nick influenced her personal life. She doesn’t date and she doesn’t have fun. All her focus is on her work as an architect. On the surface she seems like one of many who are married to the job. Beneath that is a hurt young woman still waiting for her one true love to come back.
When we first meet Nick he seems very much in control of his life. The golden boy with a beauty on each arm who comes across as selfish and heartless, mostly because what we know about Nick we know from Katherine. And she says so herself: the Nick from now is much different from the Nick she knew. Of course we all change and grow up, but there was something very much different. Again, what we see on the surface is very much different from what’s underneath. Underneath all the layers of playboy and successful man is a hurt little boy under the firm thumb of his family.
So yes there is a lot more to this story. In fact it is a very likable story. It’s not like those wicked, witty paranormal chick lit stories we often come across, but it is very real. Nick and Katherine could be your neighbors or people you meet on the street. The conflicts are very believable and I loved how Nick gravitates to Katherine and over the course of the story becomes his own man again and how Katherine learns to trust again!
No cure for the broken hearted has a solid plot with flawed heroes that journey through live. They grow throughout the story, which I always like to see in a character.
Like the plot the writing is refresh and also very much solid and flawless. It was a nice change of pace!
No cure for the broken hearted is a story I can most definitely recommend! If B. were to ask me for a rating, I’d give it a 10! So go get it and see how Nick and Katherine get to know each other again!

Winners of What would mr Darcy do? by Abigail Reynolds

Evie and Carrie
Both have been emailed

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25 thoughts on “GuestReview: No Cure for the Broken Hearted – Kenneth Rosenberg

  1. Audra says:

    Oooh, nice rating for — I love flawed heroes — will have to look for this one! I've been having v uneven reading lately — I need to find some sure winners!

  2. Evie says:

    Great review, looks like another wonderful book to add to my TBR list :)I'm so thrilled to hear that I won the giveaway on your blog!! 😀 Thank you so much! *hugs*

  3. Missie says:

    Well, it definitely sounds refreshing that the characters deviate away from the norm and seem more real that way. I'd probably have a mad crush on Nick. He is just my type. And, Congrats to the winners!

  4. Blodeuedd says:

    AudraMaybe you should try this one then :)EvieCongrats again 😀 I sure hope you will enjoy the book!DCNot gonna comment on survivor ;)JuJuI am very happy she found a jewel :)MissieIt's nice to see a change now and againCarrieI hope you enjoy it :DVivienneI do like summer reads :)StaciI am glad you do 🙂

  5. Jenny says:

    Stories where the characters show a great deal of growth from beginning to end are always my favorite, so I'm liking the sound of Nick and his progression as an individual:) Lovely review!

  6. Ing says:

    I like reuniting story, especially when they first fall in love young and meet again later!The romance is always so sweet. Nick sounds like a great character. I'd love to find out more about him. Great review girl. Thanks for pointing out a new author for me.

  7. Blodeuedd says:

    NaidaIt does sound really sweet, I got all curious :)AmusedShe sure liked it :)JennyI like the sound of it too.MelissaLOL. What song?DarleneGo and have a look at it :)Steph*nods* I might just be the sameYvonneI do think you would :DIngI hope you have a go at it :)ElysiumOh..that song, now I get it, duhMishaHe sounds like a keeperJenny:)NinaTook me a while to get it, lolAna and Janna :)KennethThanks for stopping by :=)

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