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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 Duncan 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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Welcome to home improvement hell! For Carey Duncan, working as an assistant to married home renovation stars Melly and Rusty Tripp comes with some perks (great health insurance!), but even more challenges. Top of the list is the headache of trying to keep the volatile couple from imploding while promoting their new streaming series, but Rusty’s new hire, James McCann, is there to share the load—and a few stolen kisses. In a genre flooded with fantasy careers and CEOs who never seem to work, the depiction of a woman managing a stressful career while battling a chronic illness adds a welcome touch of realism to this fluffy rom-com.
Lauren (The Unhoneymooners) delivers a breezy, tongue-in-cheek rom-com featuring the beleaguered assistants to a pair of unhappily married reality-television stars. Carey Duncan has worked for Melissa and Russell Tripp since she was 16 and they were just starting out as the hosts of a home-improvement show. Ten long years later, Carey could likely have any design job she wanted, but loyalty to the Tripps (whom she sees as parental figures), fear of retribution, and the medical insurance that covers treatments for her muscle disease keep her in place. James McCann has only been Russell's assistant for a short time. An engineer by trade, James is ill-suited to managing the Tripps' meltdowns, but scandal drove him from his last job, and he'll take what he can get. Melissa and Russell's feuding gives rise to a series of ridiculous situations that endanger their brand, leading Carey and James to bond as they work together to keep America's favorite couple's fights under wraps. Playfully poking fun at the world of DIY TV, Lauren's romance is as insightful as it is irreverent. Readers will laugh out loud.