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okay.so this isn t quite like any CL book that I ve picked up insert hands up emoji here I ve come to expect either extremely sweet touching story or something with humor at it s finest The Honey Don t List was a huge disappointment for me and is missing the special CL touch I love Carey has worked for Melissa and Rusty Tripp for 10 years, frequently having her design and remodeling work go uncredited by her employer James is a newly hire that is an engineer who is supposed to help Carey accompany the Tripps on their upcoming tour They re supposed to keep everything running smoothly along with trying to keep the Tripp s marriage from crumbling in the spotlight To tell you the truth the Tripp s were an absolute nightmare Their relationship was dysfunctional Now, the romance I felt this was lacking completely in this novel I found myself not rooting for James and Carey because there was zero buildup or hardly any chemistry with them IT was like CL randomly put in a scene with James and Carey beside all the drama surrounding the Tripps and their rich money rich problems business I felt like The Honey Don t List was all over the place I m not even sure what genre to call this There was police interviews throughout the novel that reminded me of a mystery thriller aspect and was expecting someone to die Yeah I m sad to say but this is the first book that I haven t really enjoyed by this dynamic duo I STIll am a huge fan of this talented duo and will read anything by them I appreciate their willingness to write, write, and write.3 stars for this one I m sad about this three stars believe me Huge thank you to Gallery Scout Press and Netgalley for the arc in exchange for an honest review.Publication date 3 24 20Published to GR 1 10 20 3.85 StarsNothing in Life Comes Easy and that Includes Love, especially When Your Career is on the Line Carey Douglas life has revolved around Melissa and Rusty Tripp since she was Sixteen Years old What was once just a small store in Wyoming has become a TV empire and a book deal for the Tripps about their happy marriage and none of it would be possible without Carey, now Twenty Six.James is an Engineer, whose life fell apart after his former company was involved in a major scandal Now, he s been hired to be the Engineer on Home Sweet Home, the Tripps Netflix series, which basically amounts to being Rusty s right hand Life seems uber glamorous for the Tripps, who are social media darlings, until the sht hits the fan Life is not a box of chocolates for this power couple who are about to embark on a Book Tour It turns out that the couple s marriage is a sham Now it s up to Carey and James to save the dayThe Honey Don t List isn t exactly your typical rom com and it isn t what we fans of Christina Lauren might have been waiting for after the likes of Josh and Hazel s Guide to Not Dating, Roomies, Dating You Hating You and My Favorite Half Night Stand just to name a few There aren t any laugh out loud sarcastic, snarky back and forth repartees or any sexy funny comments that will make you roll on the floor laughing which we ve come to expect from Christina Lauren s other novels I am still holding out hope that they will start writing those types of novels for us once again This novel would fall into the genre of women s fiction, which is a genre I have grown to like I truly enjoyed the storyline and the characters of Carey and James and liked how this novel progressed Admittedly, I wanted a little something at the end and felt a tiny little bit let down hence the reason for the 3.85 star rating v a 4 star rating , but overall I quite enjoyed The Honey Don t List and hope that other readers can separate what they were hoping this novel would be and read and enjoy it for what it is Another buddy read with Ms Kaceey Thank you to NetGalley, Jessica Roth and Rachel Brenner at Gallery Books, and Christina Lauren for the arc.Published on NetGalley and Goodreads on 2.2.20. Part of the reason I had a difficult time connecting with this novel isn t because it is poorly written or flawed, but because my expectations were in a completely different place than the direction that this book chose to take This clearly isn t the fault of the authors, simply a missed connection on my side Like many other readers, I m a bonafide fan of the classic Christina Lauren rom com, and feel that no one can deliver a belly busting laugh quite like this lovable duo That said, I think the team is starting to take their books in of a women s contemporary fiction direction, with lighter romance and a serious tone I applaud them for staying true to what they want to write, and while this new style isn t my particular go to, I hope that readers who thoroughly enjoy the genre will find these books and devour them heartily If you enjoy a read that is lighter on the romance, but still features a love story worth cheering for, please give this one a try for yourselfMany thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy. okay so this isnt quite like any other CL novel ive read before when picking up a CL book, ive come to except either a really funny story or a really touching story and this is neither this is pleasant enough, but its missing that classic CL charm that i have come to know and love.and although i didnt quite fall in love with this, there is still much that i enjoyed the writing is nice, the story is well paced, and the plot is unique perfect for fans of chip and joanna gaines its also really refreshing to read some of the story from the guys POV, as well i thought it was a breath of fresh air when view spoiler james is the one who develops a crush first, as its usually the female MC who does hide spoiler They re back at it again This ll be an easy preorder Get in me basket you This book was very meh unfortunately I love Christina Lauren with all my heart and soul but this book was just not it This book was lacking that Christina Lauren spark and magic and charm that I love so much about their books We follow these characters Carey and James as they are working for these celebrities Rusty and Melissa who have this home decorating show and a book and they are just super famous Carey and James are forced to go with them on their upcoming book tour to avoid disaster and along the way they start to have feelings for each other.I feel like this story was way too focused on the Rusty Melissa Tripp drama and I just couldn t care less about them or their tv show or their publicity stunts The romance between Carey and James was cute enough, but at the same time I felt like I never really connected with their characters and I wasn t rooting for them to get together I feel like this book was trying to be many things at once at times it felt like a dramatic soap opera with the Tripps and their drama, and then it felt like a thriller with the interview clips from the detective asking these characters what happened, I thought it was leading to something crazy like murder or something But it was very underwhelming and nothing even close to what I was expecting Unfortunately this is another Christina Lauren book that just didn t work for me I feel so terrible for disliking the last two books they ve published, but The Unhoneymooners is one of my favorite books of all time, so I m desperate for something that fun to read again I ll always read anything they write, but this one just wasn t for me Huge thanks to Kristin Dwyer and Gallery Books for sending me an ARC of this book 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 Yes, thank you very much This is exactly the content I need 10 17 19 this cover is not as creative as i hoped it would be 9 15 19 I really hope this one ends up being better than Twice In A Blue Moon just kidding keep em coming i ve already gotten myself placed on the mailing list SLOW DOWNI HAVEN T EVEN READ Twice in a Blue Moon YETI NEED MORE TIME Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram The Middle is Good The Honey Don t List is a romance about two personal assistants who find love while trying to keep their bosses marriage from imploding Carey has been working for Melissa Melly and Rusty Tripp since she was 16 Now Carey is 26 years old and works as Tripp s assistant Carey has watched the Tripp s rise to fame for their home improvement ideas The couple has their own HGTV shows, written best selling books, and have a new show about to launch on Netflix The only thing is their perfect marriage has turned into one giant sham Carey takes care of all the work behind the scenes, including helping Melly and Rusty keep up the pretense of having the perfect marriage When James joins the staff as an engineer, he finds that his job is looking after Rusty than doing the work he desires Carey and James relationship is prickly, but when the two accompany the Tripp s on a book signing tour, the two find themselves becoming allies and then something Will their newly developing relationship survive the trip or will the demands of the Tripp s ruin their relationship before it even gets off the ground I enjoyed The Honey Don t List, but I didn t love it It s a light and fluffy easy read, but the focus on The Tripp s and rushed romance between Carey and James annoyed me The beginning was a little grueling, as it focuses mostly on the Tripp s The ending was rushed and it didn t feel like Carey and James relationship ever had a chance to properly develop They spend two weeks together, fall in love, and then after a brief blip, it s HEA I loved the middle part of the book when Carey and James begin their romantic relationship, but there just wasn t enough time spent on them to make me root for them in the end The Honey Don t List is a little different than previous CL novels, which was nice, but it s also missing the spark seen in their other books It s not full of snark or wit like in Josh and Hazel s Guide to Not Dating, nor is it filled with an intensity that is shown in Love and Other Words I liked Carey s character a lot and Jame s character is decent, but he is underdeveloped Overall, I wish there had been time spent on James and Carey s budding relationship vs the awful people they work for While not a favorite, it served its purpose as an enjoyable escape readI received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. ^FREE PDF ☜ The Honey-Dont List ⇚ 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 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 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 ItFrom The New York Times Bestselling Author Behind The Joyful, Warm, Touching Jasmine Guillory,New York Times Bestselling AuthorThe 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