Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Honey-Don't List by Christina Lauren

Carey Douglas has worked for home remodeling and design gurus Melissa and Rusty Tripp for nearly a decade. A country girl at heart, Carey started in their first store at sixteen, and—more than anyone would suspect—has helped them build an empire. With a new show and a book about to launch, the Tripps are on the verge of superstardom. There’s only one problem: America’s favorite couple can’t stand each other.James McCann, MIT graduate and engineering genius, was originally hired as a structural engineer, but the job isn’t all he thought it’d be. The last straw? Both he and Carey must go on book tour with the Tripps and keep the wheels from falling off the proverbial bus.Unfortunately, neither of them is in any position to quit. Carey needs health insurance, and James has been promised the role of a lifetime if he can just keep the couple on track for a few more weeks. While road-tripping with the Tripps up the West Coast, Carey and James vow to work together to keep their bosses’ secrets hidden, and their own jobs secure. But if they stop playing along—and start playing for keeps—they may have the chance to build something beautiful together…From the “hilariously zany and heartfelt” (Booklist) Christina Lauren comes a romantic comedy that proves if it’s broke, you might as well fix it.

TITLE: The Honey-Don't List
AUTHOR: Christina Lauren
PUBLISHER: Gallery Books
PUBLISH DATE: March 24, 2020
ISBN: 1982123915

The Honey-Don't List by Christina Lauren
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

MY REVIEW

I’m a little embarrassed to admit that this is my first book by the authors Christina Lauren! I’m also kicking myself because I enjoyed it so much! Christina Lauren will be on my auto-read list from here on out!

The Honey-Don’t List is quirky and compelling with an exceptional writing style. Starting in the present with a police interview alternating between the two narrators of the book, James and Carey, it moves on to past history that brought me to the present. James and Carey work for a married couple, Melissa (Melly) and Rusty, that host a home renovation show, own a very popular home d├ęcor store, and are authors of a new book. Carey works for Melly and has for a while and James is fairly new to assisting Rusty. Melly and Rusty are not the easiest of people to work for and maybe their perfect on-camera marriage and personas aren’t so perfect? Throw in a bus tour with them all - what could go wrong?

The characters are well written and believable in their roles, Carey is snarky and so bright, I really loved her. The rest of the characters are equally enjoyable in their roles. This was an extremely quick read for me, mostly because I had a hard time putting it down. There is romance, comedy, a little mystery, and heart-felt emotion in The Honey-Don’t List, making this such an enjoyable read.

A big thank you to NetGalley, Gallery Books, and Christina Lauren for providing me with a copy of The Honey-Don’t List in exchange for my honest review.



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