Lucy Wrenn hasn't seen her boyfriend Alex all summer, as he's been in Colorado. She's really excited on the first day school, because she will finally get to see him. When she does, he surprises her by breaking up with her. Her heart broken, she isn't sure how she is going to survive first period, let alone the rest of her life.
Sobbing her heart out in the bathroom, a beautiful senior, Olivia, enters and offers her handkerchief and an invitation to her home if she wants her to help her. Lucy isn't sure what Olivia can do to cure a broken heart but she is intrigued and willing to do anything.
That evening, Lucy meets Olivia at her house, as well as Liza and Gil, the Secret Sisterhood of the Heartbreakers. They tell Lucy that in order for her heart to heal, she needs the tears of another brokenhearted. Only then will she received the magic to cure her heart. Basically, she has to make someone fall in love with her in seven days and then break their heart.
Lucy privately thinks that it's just what she needs - something to get Alex to fall back in love with her. She just won't break his heart. But no matter what she tries, Alex brushes her off. The girls make-over Lucy and she has new confidence, boys are paying attention to her. She begins acting different, shrugging off invites from her best friend and still trying to come up with a way for Alex to remember he loves her. When she passes a test the sisters give her, Lucy decides she wants nothing to do with them and their magic anymore. However, the heart works in mysterious ways and Lucy isn't prepared for what happens next. It sets her whole world atilt.
The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers is a mesmerizing tale of new love, growing up, cliques and a splash of magic. With twists and turns, the story remains fresh and entertaining throughout to the surprising ending. The characters are compelling and modern, with only a spattering of cursing and adult situations, making this enthralling story suitable for older teenagers or adults alike.