The Honey Don't List - Christina Lauren | Spoiler Free Book Review

The Unhoneymooners is one of my favourite books of all time so I was excited to read the latest release from the author duo. If you couldn't already tell... I love rom-coms. They are basically all I read so whenever a new one hits online, I preorder! 
The Honey Don't List - Christina Lauren

"For the last decade, Carey Douglas has poured her heart into working for the Tripps. Now, with a new show, a book about to launch and a brand built on their marriage, the couple are on the verge of superstardom. There's only one problem: they can't stand each other.
With disaster looming, the Tripps embark on their book tour and Carey is given the impossible task of keeping the quarrelling couple in line. Only this time she has a companion: James McCann, engineering whiz, know-it-all and enticing new addition to the team. 
While on the road, Carey and James vow to work together to keep their bosses' secrets hidden. But if they stop playing along - and start playing for keeps - they may actually have the chance to build something beautiful together . . ."
My Review

This book had all the potential to be five stars but it fell flat for me and ended up with three stars which still isn't a bad rating. This book has a similar plot to the Netflix movie, The Set Up which is one of my favourite films and I do think that film is much better. This book is dual perspective and while it was well written (as always with Christina Lauren), there were a few things I didn't like about this book. But it did also have some things I really liked about it so let's start with those! 

One of the things I really loved about this book was that it did have those laugh out loud moments, I didn't even click that the names of the main characters together were Jim Carey so when they mentioned it in the book it made me laugh out loud. This book had some disability rep which I appreciated and the book also talks briefly about the health care system in the States and why Carey needs the job so much. In between each of the chapters are tweets and media reports talking about Melly and Rusty (the couple Jim and Carey are assisting) which I found interesting and enhanced the book. 

I did like Carey and James but I found this book to be less of a romance, they should have been the main plot of the story but it was actually more about the couple they are assisting on the road and trying to keep their terrible relationship out of the media. Speaking of that couple, I hated Melly. The way they treated Jim and Carey, especially the way Melly treated Carey is disgusting and abusive. I hated how towards the end of the book there is a big blow up and it was completely brushed under the carpet. 

Will a Christina Lauren book ever be as good as The Unhoneymooners? I really hope so! 



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