Bootcamp for Broken Hearts – ARC Book Review

Title:- Bootcamp for Broken Hearts

Author:- Joanna Bolouri

Date published:- will be published on July 6th 2022

Publisher:- Bookouture

No. of pages:- 298 pages

Genre:- Holiday/Romance


Plot:- 5/5

Writing:- 5/5

Overall:- 5/5

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?

The front cover is really pretty and cute but…so is the story line as well!

Nora is happily single as she had very bad experiences with the men in her life. So when her sister signed her up for a Bootcamp for posh singles, paid by one of her sister’s loyal clients, Nora agrees even though she was initially skeptical about it. But Nora starts enjoying the bootcamp as it seemed to be good for Nora with scenic water falls and bird songs although there are so much activities inside the bootcamp like meditating and social activities. Then while at the bootcamp, she meets a man named Will. The two then eventually become romantic but will Nora find her happily ever after?

To be honest, at first I was a bit skeptical about this book. But as soon as I started reading the book, to my own surprise, I actually started enjoying reading this book! Nora Brown is a very likable character and you cab relate to her in so many ways. There were many other characters in the book with a blend of cultures ranging from Nepal to the States. This book slightly reminded me of Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty as it also involves a certain “healing” and meditation” although the difference is, this was way better than Nine Perfect Strangers and there were so many funny parts in the book that actually made me laugh out loud! Though the ending was predictable, nevertheless, I actually enjoyed reading this book.

Overall, if you like a perfect summer read, I recommend this book. Worth five stars!

Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

Joanna Bolouri worked in sales before she began writing professionally at the age of thirty. Winning a BBC comedy script competition allowed her to work and write with stand-up comedians, comedy scriptwriters and actors from across the UK. She’s had articles and reviews published in The Scotsman, The Skinny, The Scottish Sun, Huffington Post and HecklerSpray.

She lives in Glasgow with her daughter.

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