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Published by Gallery Books on March 24, 2020
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
Review Copy Provided By: Gallery Books
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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.
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.
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This writing duo always leaves me with a big ole cheesy grin. I love their stories, their writing, and their characters.
Carey Douglass began working for the Tripps when she was sixteen. At there mom and pop shop, she proved herself invaluable and eventually moved her way up to Melanie Tripp’s assistant. The Tripps were more than her employers in those days, they became pseudo-parents and not only provided financial and insurance support to Carey, but they also provided emotional and familial support. But as their brand grew, not only were Carey’s needs overlooked and her talents taken advantage of, the Tripps also lost sight of their marriage.
James McCann, was a bright young engineer, with a dynamic career ahead of him. All he needed was to gloss over his previous job and start anew. When the opportunity to work for the hottest design team in the industry came, James jumped at the chance to be their engineer. Only, his job morphed into something he didn’t bargain for; assistant to Rusty Tripp.
Keeping this duo’s troubles out of the public eye was a full-time job for both James and Carey. And when you spend that much time together, you either end up hating each other, in love or both.
Heart-warming and touching, The Honey-Don’t List was a delight!