About the Book:

How to Survive Your Next Relationship Disaster 101
Step 1: Get pumped. Your new house, in your new town, comes with a sexy and shirtless man next door. Score!
Step 2: Don’t let your freak-out show when Mr. OMG Shirtless turns around—and it’s your old crush.
Step 3: Hold your head high when you run into him again on the first day of your new job—literally—and spill coffee all over yourself.
Step 4: Stay calm when he introduces himself as your new boss…and then announces that your first assignment is to go on a fake honeymoon together.
Step 5: Keep your $h*t locked tight when the new boss/old crush and you are forced to sleep in the same room…with one bed.
Step 6: Try to ignore just how freaking hot he is, and how much you want to touch him…

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Lucy is starting a new job at KDVX.  She is working her way towards being an anchor or reporter.  She has come a long way from the fat girl in her past who was bullied.

Will is back home in Confluence.  He is back to claim his rightful ownership of his mother’s television company.  His birthday is soon and his lawyers are fighting his dad’s appeal to the will.  Will is not giving up his mother’s legacy without a fight.  He is determined not to let his father control his life any longer.  He has paid for his mistakes of reality tv for far too long.

When these two meet and go undercover as honeymooners, things shift in the universe and Lucy is back in the past as the fat girl with a crush.  She wants nothing more than to push Will away, but Will has other plans.

This is the first book by Christina Hovland that I have read.  I found her book to be fun and engaging.  A steady pace read with some hot romance that flows nicely.  The characters were endearing and the book touches on many real issues that people face every day, giving this book a realistic feel.   The book digs into problems with self-esteem and bullies.  It also deals with grief and loss.  I feel as if the author left this book open for Katie’s story to be told next.  I hope so.  I am interested to see if her and Jeff make a go of it.  Simon could use a women in his life to fill the empty roll of his mother.

Overall this book was an emotional and inspiring read.  The characters were relatable and engaging.  The book was fun and highly entertaining.  I found it to be sweet and endearing.  I love the stubbornness of Lucy and the sweet caring side of Simon.   It was an easy book to read that I became invested in and would love to read more about the gang in Confluence.

*ARC provided by Entangled Publishing, Author’s Pal & Christina Hovland

5 star


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Meet the Author:

Christina Hovland lives her own version of a fairy tale—an artisan chocolatier by day and romance writer by night. Born in Colorado, Christina received a degree in journalism from Colorado State University. Before opening her chocolate company, Christina’s career spanned from the television newsroom to managing an award-winning public relations firm. She’s a recovering overachiever and perfectionist with a love of cupcakes and dinner she doesn’t have to cook herself. A 2017 Golden Heart® finalist, she lives in Colorado with her first-boyfriend-turned-husband, four children, and the sweetest dog around.
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