Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Review: No Cure for the Broken Hearted by Kenneth Rosenberg

No Cure for the Broken Hearted by Kenneth Rosenberg
**I received this book from the author - free of charge - in exchange for an HONEST review.

Amazon Product Description:
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?

My thoughts:
This book is wonderfully written!  Insightful and refreshing! A story of self discovery and the search for what is most important in life!
This is the first true romance that I can remember reading that the author was a man, where I opened the book knowing that the writer was a man and I wondered about perspective and voice.  I was impressed.  He has shown a fantastic grasp of the intricacies of the emotions of both men and women.  Kenneth Rosenberg has created characters that you can believe in.  He has cast them into a world where money is power (sound familiar?) and the wants and desires of some are disregarded.  
The characters are realistic and easy to invest yourself into. The relationships  portrayed are lifelike for the characters both when they are young and as they grow older.  
The story comes down to the choices between what you really want and what you are willing to fight for versus what is expected or desired by those in positions of power and wealth.
The characters drive the story and keep you turning the pages, but the story itself keeps you holding your breath and hoping.  
Of all the supporting characters, Byron stands out the most for me.  I think the friendship that he and Kate build is wonderful.  I was thrilled when he throws away "the napkin" (you'll have to read it for details!).  This action is him making what I believe to be one of the most powerful statements in the book; that he is no sell out and that honor and principles come before money!
I loved Kate, the beautiful and successful architect making it on her own.  Nick, what can you say about Nick...spoiled, rich, entitled, gorgeous, expecting.  Of course these are what you see on the outside.  On the inside they are both sad, unfulfilled, still hoping, still searching, still waiting.  Truly worth a read!  Don't miss out.