August 26, 2012

Review: In Need of Therapy by Tracie Banister

Title: In Need of Therapy

Author: Tracie Banister

Source: ebook from author for review


Lending a sympathetic ear and dispensing sage words of advice is all part of the job for psychologist Pilar Alvarez, and she’s everything a good therapist should be: warm, compassionate, supportive. She listens, she cares, and she has all the answers, but how’s the woman everyone turns to in their hour of need supposed to cope when her own life starts to fall apart? 

While working hard to make a success of her recently-opened practice in trendy South Beach, Pilar must also find time to cater to the demands of her boisterous Cuban family, which includes younger sister Izzy, an unemployed, navel-pierced wild child who can't stay out of trouble, and their mother, a beauty queen turned drama queen who’s equally obsessed with her fading looks and getting Pilar married before it’s “too late.” Although she’d like to oblige her mother and make a permanent love connection, Pilar’s romantic prospects look grim. Her cheating ex, who swears that he’s reformed, is stalking her. A hunky, but strictly off-limits, patient with bad-boy appeal and intimacy issues is making passes. And the sexy shrink in the suite across the hall has a gold band on his left ring finger. 

When a series of personal and professional disasters lead Pilar into the arms of one of her unsuitable suitors, she's left shaken, confused, and full of self-doubt. With time running out, she must make sense of her feelings and learn to trust herself again so that she can save her business, her family, and most importantly, her heart.

My take...
Dr. Pilar Alvarez is trying to make it as a new psychologist in Miami, find her Mr. Wonderful to share her life with, and babysit her younger, troublesome sister. Life is crazy to say the least and seems to only get crazier when she meets Ford, the cute BUT married Doctor next door. Will Pilar find love before her mother declares her an eternal spinster? Or could love be right around the corner?

 After coming down from my latest read...a zombie one I might add...In Need of Therapy was perfect book to bring me back into the real world. It is a comical read that was just too cute for words. There were too many funny and favorite quotes to mention, but this one was my fav…
"Wow, it's like being back in Psych 101. Now, I remember why I dropped that class." Izzy chomped down on the chewy center of her Tootsie Pop. "I'll just leave the two of you to overanalyze yourselves into a stupor."

When it comes to characters that are easy to love In Need of Therapy has exactly that. Pilar is a great character that has a good head on her shoulders compared to the rest of her family. You really want it all to work out for her in the end. Izzy is a fun character that made sure she kept her sister (and the rest of her family) on their toes. But the one character that had me laughing was Victor. Lord help him, if he wasn't so dumb, his actions would be considered threatening. He is like an annoying bug that won’t stop bugging you. Poor guy, he just doesn’t think.

In Need of Therapy has a smart, funny storyline that has you smiling the whole time. The author will keep you laughing and smirking through most of the book with her witty writing and silly characters. So if you are looking for a fun, chick-lit story to read while sitting at the pool this summer…look no further. In Need of Therapy is just the book for you. 

Get it at Amazon or Barnes & Noble for $1.99


  1. I can't wait to read this book!

  2. I love books with witty banter and humor. This sounds like the perfect pool side book. Thanks for the review!

  3. I have this for review too! Hoping to get to it soon!