Review: The Heartbreak Cure by Amanda Ashby

Posted 04/12/2017 by Isabelle MBTL in review / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Entangled Publishing, NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: The Heartbreak Cure by Amanda AshbyThe Heartbreak Cure by Amanda Ashby
Published by Entangled: Crush on December 4, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 144
Format: kindle e-book
Source: Entangled Publishing, NetGalley
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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.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a swoony bad boy who will melt your heart, brownies, and witty banter. One, two, or all three might prove addictive...



…there would be four large brownies, the color of freshly turned soil, nestled within the tissue paper-one for pain, another for hope, a third for wisdom, and the fourth for joy. Birdie referred to them as her heartbreak cure, guaranteed to fix even the most shattered of hearts. by Cat


After being humiliated on YouTube by a guy she liked, Cat decides that she needed to show the world she was not heartbroken. The best way to do it, was to get a new, cuter boyfriend. She asks her ex-neighbor and sometimes friend to fake a relationship with her. Could this solve her problems? What if even a fake relationship could be more than she bargained for?


  • Cover: This cover is beautiful. Is as sweet and endearing as the story.
  • Plot: I have really enjoyed this book. It had the perfect pace, with a plot that left me wanting more at the end. It is well written, cohesive with no loopholes.
  • Characters: They are easy to love, connect and understand. All main characters and several secondary characters were amazing.
  • Addictiveness: This story was so good that I couldn’t put down the book until I had finished.


  • Freshness: This wasn’t a story full of twists and suspense. We knew what was coming, but it’s so well written that it didn’t really take anything out from the  experience.

Kissing Alex was the best cure to heartbreak that she’d ever discovered. by Cat


I have been reading romance for a long time, but since a few years back I have started to read YA. I really enjoy them. I have three teenagers of my own and I work with teens, so is always amazing to see a bit of them in those reads.

The Heartbreak Cure was a sweet, fun read! This was a love story, but was also a love feast. There are so many relationships being well explored here. There is a loving mother and a great daughter duo. There is the love that only a best-friend knows how to share. There is grandmother’s love and there is a boy/girl relationship.

There is also pain here. But those painful moments are the ones that made the story real and believable. Relationships are hard and complex and those complexities are nicely explored in the book.

I’m really looking forward to read more from this author.


You MAY read this because you like romance; you SHOULD read this because you enjoy YA reads; you MUST read this if you believe in LOVE!!!




About Amanda Ashby

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.

Rating Report
Overall: four-stars
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