Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The Honey Don't List by Christina Lauren-Review

Carey Duncan 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…

I'm a huge fan of Christina Lauren and I was very excited to get my hands on this book. There's something about this duo that always keeps me coming back for more. This book put me through the gauntlet, emotionally. It definitely left me smiling and satisfied.

I really enjoyed meeting Carey and James through this book. I loved the way they danced around each other, the banter that they had. I loved that Melissa and Rusty actually brought them closer together instead of pushing them apart. I believed in Carey and James; I liked them individually as well as a couple. Their behaviors just seemed so genuine. These two are in a unique situation and I really loved watching it unfold.

I love the depth Christina Lauren's writing. When I read their books I literally fall into the story. The pacing of this book was great, the story really flowed for me. I enjoyed the supporting characters here-and I personally was amused to see my name used in a book (a first for me!). This is a book I can easily see being turned into a movie!

I didn't want to put this book down, and actually read it in one sitting. I didn't want it to end, but I love the way that it did. It felt authentic. I loved this story, from start to finish, and would absolutely recommend it.

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