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Hello sassy people! Today’s post is about Group Therapy by B.B. Easton! Thank you, B.B. Easton and Social Butterfly PR for providing this copy in exchange for an honest review!
by B.B. Easton
I am thiiiiis close to finally becoming a full-fledged psychologist. PhD? Check. Prestigious postdoc position, providing therapy to entitled millionaires and C-list celebrities whose pumpkin spice lattes cost more than my Converse and make excellent projectiles during their reality TV–worthy tantrums? Check. Letter of recommendation from my velociraptor-like supervisor?
That’s going to take a miracle. Not only because my boss said I have to cure our most-prized client’s writer’s block in time for him to meet his insane deadline, but also because that client just so happens to be …
Thomas F*@%ing O’Reardon.
Yeah, that Thomas O’Reardon. The wickedly brilliant, achingly beautiful, devastatingly British best-selling author whose psychological thrillers line my bookshelf at home and whose face I might or might not picture while I … you get the point. Sitting in a confined space with him; inhaling the crisp, clean scent of his cologne; gazing into his broody blue eyes while trying to remember to nod and listen and come up with suggestions that don’t involve taking our clothes off … it’s torture.
So, when Thomas casually asks me out at the end of a therapy session, I’m forced to make an impossible choice: say yes and risk losing my dream job, or say no and risk losing my dream guy. In a panic, I blurt out a third option—the only solution I can think of that will allow me to see this man after hours without it being considered a career-ending ethics violation:
The only problem? I’ve never actually done group therapy. And side problem: my other clients are heathens. But what’s the worst that could happen? I mean, it’s not like I’m going to lose all control of the group and let it devolve into a chaotic, bloodthirsty, topless fight club.
Genre: Romance, ARC
Publisher: Art by Easton
Nº of pages: 280
Goodreads rate: 4,35
Tropes: British mc, Curvy heroine, Forbidden relationship, Mental Health, Psychologist-client, Rom-Com, Writers in Romance
Smut factor: 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 4/5 (steamy)
TRIGGER WARNINGS (Based on StoryGraphs): No content Warnings According to StoryGraph
Main characters: Lou (Luna) and Thomas
Mood: Deep, Delicious, Fun, Hilarious, Hot and complicated, Sweet
Hero: Sturn Brunch Daddy
Plot or character-driven: Character Driven
P.O.V.: Double P.O.V.
Character development: Deep
Read in: 2022
My Rate: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5
To be honest, it was 5 stars up until de last few chapters when all the madness started. Despite being hilarious, this book has a humor very “How I Met Your Mother” like, with parts that are very real, and parts that are a bit absurd and unrealistic, which is not exactly my favorite type of humor. This was the only reason I didn’t give this book 5 stars, because otherwise, it’s beautifully written and delicious.
Also, this was an unconventional rom-com, and I LOVE that. Normally rom coms are very cute and sweet and light, but this book manages to use heavy subjects lightly, using humor to talk about very important things.
Feminist rate: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5
I love the deep mental health dive this book has, not only on Thomas but pretty much on every single character. This can not be used as an example of what therapy is like, however, I do believe that this book brings a lot of very useful advice and insight to mental health in a very fun and entertaining way, and any book that deals with this subject gets a good feminist rate out of me.
Adjectives and general thoughts: Delicious, hilarious, insightful, and deep
Recommend this to anyone who loves rom coms with steam and amazing heroines!
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Bye sassy people!
- I know that some comments I make about decent guys on my posts are the bare minimum a guy should do, so no, they don’t deserve to be treated like gods for doing the minimum, but at the same time, I’ve read a lot of sexist books and I appreciate authors who make characters that can serve as role models and examples of how a decent guy acts and what a loving and respectful relationship looks like. I believe we should always encourage these authors and bring attention to the ones that still write sexist characters and stories.
- I make a lot of comments about sexism and healthy role models in books, but a lot of times these characteristics don’t make the book a bad book and definitely don’t make the author a bad author. Please never shame these authors and these books for these comments, I simply feel that we need to have awareness of the less than ideal situations some books bring us, and not use the romanticized problem as examples of what a relationship should be. Most of these authors are still amazing, and the content they write doesn’t reflect directly with their personal views and opinions. Always make sure to respect and be kind to everyone, even while criticizing their content.
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