Monday, March 23, 2020

Review: The Honey Don't List by Christina Lauren

Title: The Honey-Don't List
Author: Christina Lauren
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published By: Gallery Books (March 24, 2020)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 4 Stars!



Book Description:
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.







I can always count on Laurens delivering a well written, fleshed out story that will make you feel as if you know and love the characters from the very start. 

With new ideas and a refreshing story line, there is very little this writing duo hasn't tried and conquered. 

With reality TV on the rise, it wasn't any wonder that they would choose to tackle that theme next. I absolutely loved the references and the realness that they brought into this story with what one can only imagine, is really how a lot of them are behind the scenes. It made it feel real and some how, crazy and it seemed, relatable.  

A good reminder how most of the time, the things we see on the surface are never quite what they really are underneath. 

A fun story about two people still trying to find their way, find love, and hopefully survive it all. 






*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by that author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

30 comments:

  1. huh it sounds good Kindlemom and I haven't read them in fact I didn't know it was a writing duo. Thanks I may just pick this up. We all need a little light reading right now right. I hope you are all safe! xo

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    1. I love all their books because they are always pretty funny and definitely gets you out of your own head for awhile.

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  2. Oh I didn't realize that they had a new book

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  3. I need to read this. Stay safe.

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  4. Sounds like another winner from these two! I really need to read something by them. LOL

    Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Definitely try them, all their books are so much fun!

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  5. I did enjoy the parts with the Tripps and the show, but I felt like it stole the spotlight. I really liked Carey and James, and I wanted more of their romance. I still really enjoyed the book. There were so many laugh out loud moments, and it was nice to see Carey grow so much

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    1. I agree on all counts as well! There really could of been a lot more but what we did get was nice.

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  6. This sounds fun! I love reality tv, and am a big fan of Christina Lauren, so this sounds like a story I would like.

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  7. Oh, gosh, I think "reality tv" is just as scripted as fictional tv! Glad to hear you enjoyed this one because I have it for review and I've been seeing mixed reactions. This gives me hope. :)

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    1. It's so funny because this shows how much it is scripted LOL!

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  8. Ooh this definitely sounds like a lot of fun. :)

    Stay well and safe!!!

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  9. I've heard good thing about this book.

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  10. Nice review. I've enjoyed their books and need to pick up another :)

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  11. i've seen this around and it seems it's a hit
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. Such a fun writing duo, if you haven't tried them definitely pick them up!

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  12. I'm reading this right now since I'm behind on life, but I'm enjoying it so far! Having the kids home 24/7 is making life difficult, er, interesting. ;)

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? ­čĺČ

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    1. Yeah. not as quite as much reading done on my end as well LOL! ;)

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  13. I count on this author duo for a fun, light read. Hope you and your family are safe and healthy.

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    1. I do too and it was much needed this time around for sure! Thanks, I hope you and yours are as well!

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  14. I have heard good things about this writing duo. Hopefully, one day I will be able read at one book written by them.

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  15. I still haven't read anything by Christina Lauren! Maybe during the lockdown I'll finally get around to it! I have Josh & Hazel and Roomies on my kindle already!

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    1. Josh and Hazel is one of my favorites so I really hope you get to it and that you love it too. ;)

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