This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
The Honey-Don’t List
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…
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.
From the New York Times bestselling author behind the “joyful, warm, touching” (Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author) The Unhoneymooners comes a delightfully charming love story about what happens when two assistants tasked with keeping a rocky relationship from explosion start to feel sparks of their own.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
Ok, this is my third Christina Lauren book in about an 8 month spread- I started with Twice in a Blue Moon (liked, didn’t love), My Favorite Half- Night Stand (LOVED) and then when I saw The Honey-Don’t List- I just had a good feeling.
Some things you may need to know: I may be the only woman on the planet who doesn’t live and breathe for HGTV, Chip and Joanna Gaines, or have a strong desire to have my house remodeled and then shown on a HGTV show. I’m not knocking it- I just like my Law and Order re-runs on my comfy couch 🙂
But I hd to giggle at the set-up of the book because you can just tell that CL took some major inspiration from some of HGTV’s hottest design couples- and had fun. Because what is more fun than people curating the perfect life- the life you covet while watching these shows- and for them to really NOT be in love anymore……Nothing, I tell you, Nothing. Loved that!
What I liked:
This cover is so cute. And the title- I love it!
Carey and James. They had some great dialogue.
How the book was set-up- there are sections that read as social media postings and it was a cute way to break up the book.
Bottom line: For me, this was an enjoyable read. I liked it more than Twice In A Blue Moon and a bit less than One Half Night Stand (I felt the humor in this one was more like OHNS- but not just quite up to par). I’ll be keeping an eye on this duo for their next book.
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*
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T @ Traveling With T