On the Rocks

On the Rocks - Erin Duffy On the Rocks was just the book I needed this week to put me in a good mood. It's a well written and amusing look at one woman's attempt to put her life back together after a very public break-up. Abby was trying on her wedding dress when her friend Grace notices that Ben, Abby's fiance, has broken up with her on Facebook. After 6 months of eating ice cream and living like a hermit, Grace convinces Abby to spend the summer in a beach house in Newport. There she meets new friends and begins to put her life back together.

I thought this book was funny, compelling, and endearing at the same time. I loved Abby and was rooting for her through the entire book. The other characters were great and easy to relate to. They added some great comic relief, especially Bobby. There are some great laugh out loud moments in the book, but then who wouldn't laugh at some of the outrageous men that Abby meets in her quest to find a new man. Imagine a guy with pink pants and a belt with whales on it...I had a serious 80s flashback for a moment!

The best part about this book is the lesson that Abby and her friends learn. That you don't need a significant other to make your life complete. You only need to learn to love yourself to truly be happy. Getting your HEA is just a bonus. I highly recommend this book. I think it would be a great book to take with you on vacation or to curl up with on a rainy day with a cup of tea. I can't wait to see what Ms. Duffy writes next!