Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Review: The Honey-Don't List by Christina Lauren


Title: The Honey-Don't List
Author: Christina Lauren
Published: March 2020, Gallery Books
Format: Paperback, 308 pages
Source: Personal copy

Summary: 
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…



My thoughts: Once again I'm coming to the party late. Can you believe this is the first book I've ever read by writing duo Christina Lauren? I've seen so many of my book-loving friends rave about their books and so when the #Notyourmamasbookclub selected it as a pick for one of their buddy reads, I thought it was high time I decided to jump on the CL train.

I enjoyed the book. This writing duo definitely knows how to write a fun, lighthearted romcom that kept my interest the whole time. I always find it amazing how two authors can write so seamlessly...I would never have guessed that two authors penned this book. 

This is definitely a quick read - it didn't take me long to get into it and I found that once I started it, I was pretty invested in the characters. I might not have liked all of them, but I did want to see where everything was headed. I liked that it alternated back and forth between James and Carey, giving us both their points of view on what was going on. I always find it interesting to get both perspectives in a relationship.

I'm glad I finally gave this writing duo a chance. It was a fun book and I definitely plan on picking up another of their books soon. Do you have a favorite of theirs?


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