The Homewreckers

The Homewreckers

Thank you, St. Martin’s Press, for the gifted copy of The Homewreckers {partner}

Genre: Fiction
Trope: Romance
Format: 🎧
Pub Date: 5.3.2022
Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆


“Hattie Cavanaugh went to work helping clean up restored homes for Cavanaugh & Son Restorations at eighteen; married the boss’s son at twenty; and was only twenty-five when her husband, Hank, was killed in a motorcycle accident.

Broken hearted, but determined to continue the business of their dreams, she takes the life insurance money, buys a small house in a gentrifying neighborhood, flips it, then puts the money into her next project. But that house is a disaster and a money-loser, which rocks her confidence for years to come. Then, Hattie gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: star in a beach house renovation reality show called “The Homewreckers,” cast against a male lead who may be a love interest, or may be the ultimate antagonist. It’s a question of who will flip, and who will flop, and will Hattie ever get her happily-ever-after.”

My Thoughts:

My second MKA book was just as delightful as my first (The Newcomer). I love how MKA writes her stories – they’re much more than “just a romance.” I would say The Homewreckers had very little romance until the last 15% of the book. She has a little bit of everything mystery, romance, drama, humor, and a lot of heart.

In Homewreckers, we join Hattie Kavanaugh (and friends/enemies) as they try to repair a dilapidated beach house from 1922 on Tybee Island. These two pieces of the story immediately drew me in because I love old homes (my home was built in 1925), and I loved visiting Tybee Island as a child. As Hattie went through the house and began working on bringing it back to life, I enjoyed reading all of the little quirks she discovered about the home itself. I kept pausing the audiobook to tell my husband that this book was causing me to want to buy an old house and work on it. However, I’m not nearly as handy as Hattie nor do I have a lot of patience (or money for an endeavor like that).

My only trepidation with this novel is that I found part of the storyline to be a tiny bit icky. I don’t want to tell you which part because it’ll give away a relatively large plot of the book, but know it was a bit icky, IMO.

Nevertheless, my feelings on this aside, The Homewreckers was an enjoyable book that I recommend adding to your summer TBR list.

🏡 This Old House vibes
🎬 Makes fun of reality TV and how unrealistic it is
😝 Icky plot point
🥰 Romance, Mystery, Chick-Lit
👌🏽 Audiobook

Format: 438 pages, Hardback
Published: May 2022 by SMP
ISBN 9781250278364 (ISBN10: 1250278368)
Free review copy provided by publisher, St. Martin’s Press , in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and in no way influenced.

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