★ ☆ – 2 stars
Reagan Bishop is a pusher. A licensed psychologist who stars on the Wendy Winsberg cable breakout show I Need a Push, Reagan helps participants become their best selves by urging them to overcome obstacles and change behaviors. An overachiever, Reagan is used to delivering results.
Despite her overwhelming professional success, Reagan never seems to earn her family’s respect. Her younger sister, Geri, is and always will be the Bishop family favorite. When a national network buys Reagan’s show, the pressures for unreasonably quick results and higher ratings mount. But Reagan’s a clinician, not a magician, and fears witnessing her own personal failings in prime time. (And seriously? Her family will never let her hear the end of it.) Desperate to make the show work and keep her family at bay, Reagan actually listens when the show’s New Age healer offers an unconventional solution…
Record Nielsen ratings follow. But when Reagan decides to use her newfound power to teach everyone a lesson about sibling rivalry, she’s the one who will be schooled…
To be perfectly honest, I almost DNF this book as soon as I landed on page 20.
I’d also prove she’s not allergic to nuts. (That was my ham sandwich, damn it!) ~pg 20
Food allergies is nothing to play with, and you wouldn’t “prove” anything. This was the hardest thing to overcome to even try to read the rest of the book. If someone says they have a food allergy, you shouldn’t have to prove anything. But on the plus side at least at the end of the book she did use Epipen and went to the ER.
With a daughter who is anaphylatic to tree nuts, I wouldn’t want anyone wanting to “prove” her allergies. We have seen what happens, and it can be deadly.
On another hand, I did find this book hard to read. The characters seem to lack, can’t put my finger on what they lack, but the focus of the book just wasn’t my cup of tea, or coffee. Would I try this author again? Sure. I just couldn’t get into the main character of Reagan, she was so self-centered. Who loves anyone like that?
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Disclosure: I won this book for free via Goodreads First Reads. I did not have to do the review, and this review is my honest opinion.