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

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WARNING: this review contains mild spoilers. Read at your own risk!

The queens of romantic comedy strike again! The Honey-Don’t List by Christina Lauren is the hilarious, sometimes serious romcom I needed after You’d Be Home Now destroyed me. I know I can always count on Christina Lauren for a palate cleanser!

The Synopsis:

“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…”

Read This If You Love…

  • Romantic comedies
  • Multiple perspectives
  • HGTV

We’re currently working on my ability to be assertive and brainstorming ways I can take control of my life. As you can see from the suitcase I didn’t want to pack for the trip I absolutely don’t want to go on, I’m not crushing this assertiveness thing.

My Review

If you’re into HGTV, specifically anything to do with Chip and Joanna Gaines plus a romantic comedy between two assistants… The Honey-Don’t List is the perfect read for you!

As is tradition when I read a Christina Lauren book, I was laughing out loud quite often. 

Both Carey and James do have more serious things that they are dealing with but as always, Christina Lauren does a great job of balancing the seriousness with the humor. Such is life! I think that is why I love their books so much.

The reader can’t help but notice that Melissa and Rusty Tripp oddly resemble the Gaines, and this book actually made me wonder if our beloved Chip and Jo still love each other or if they just tolerate each other to keep up with appearances.

There’s humor, steam, and scandal – one of the best types of romance novels! Four out of five paws from this reader!

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