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Review: The Honey Don’t List

Oh, this is a joy of a book! It sneaks up on you and before you know it, you’re cheering for Carey and James to find a way to figure things out despite the unending odds stacking up against them.

Carey and James are the assistants (well…Carey is….long story), the Tripps, stars of a home design show and author of a new book about marriage. Unfortunately, the Tripps’ marriage is a little (a LOT) rocky, so Carey and James get “volunteered” to accompany them on the book tour. Yay.

Carey and James also don’t get along. So, this ought to be one great road trip. But neither of them has a choice, so they might as well make the best of it…right?




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…

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