#bookreview Bootcamp for broken hearts by Joanna Bolouri


A stunning Scottish castle, a tall dark stranger, and a vow to stay single happily ever after… what could go wrong?

Nora Brown is totally happy single. The men in her life have all been selfish, cheating liars and being alone is far easier than risking a broken heart again – for her and for her daughter. She’s only going to Romance Reboot – a posh ‘singles’ bootcamp’ at a castle in the Scottish Highlands – to keep her sister quiet.

But surrounded by tumbling waterfalls and sweet birdsong, Nora can’t deny she’s starting to relax. Even better, she finds another guest with no intention of finding love. Will Thomson has dark tousled hair, a sly grin, and a shocking sense of humour. Everybody else hears their laughter and thinks they’re falling for one another, but Nora knows she’s safe – he’s just here on a research trip.

Determined to ignore the spark between them, Nora agrees to be Will’s cover, fending off other suitors with private sniggers over wine and quite convincing public displays of affection. Just when she starts to question if she might be missing something important, she starts to suspect Will might be hiding something from her.

Will is just another cheater-in-the-making like all the others, isn’t he? Nora will go home to her daughter happy and single, just like she always intended. Even if she could find out the truth about him, she isn’t interested… is she?

My reading experience:

First I would like to thank Netgalley, the author and publisher for my free ARC.

Who hasn’t had their heart broken. Who’s had it broken bad enough or too many times that they feel romance just isn’t for them anymore. Doesn’t every single article ever written about broken hearts say that true love will find you when you’re not looking. Meet Nora, single mum, who goes off to this retreat with a closed mind on romance but open to taking a break. It doesn’t even matter that this is a time immemorial story because who doesn’t love a story where it all comes good.

The author gives us the right formula for compassion, cringe, fun and love in this story about Nora and Will.

I highly recommend this book for a sunny weekend with a tall gin and tonic and some cheeky snacks.


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