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Audiobook Review: The Homewreckers

Title: The Homewreckers

Author: Mary Kay Andrews

Release Date: 5/3/22

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads

Synopsis from Goodreads: Hattie Kavanaugh went to work helping clean up restored homes for Kavanaugh & Son Restorations at 18; married the boss’s son at 20; and was only 25 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 Review: This was a really fun light listen. I had a few issues with it but overall it was really fun to read. I am an HGTV fan so I loved what was basically a story of making the show but with romance and mystery thrown in there for some extra spice.

The story is easy to read, the writing is well done and the cast of character is fantastic. I also really enjoyed the mystery aspect, that made the book a lot more exciting. I found the end of the mystery a little bit unbelievable but it was still enjoyable. The reason I knocked a star off my review though was because the main character had some idiotic moments. She doesn't come across as stupid, quite the opposite but there were a few times were I was like COME ON. I just couldn't believe that character would be that naive.

Overall though I really enjoyed listening. The narrator, Kathleen Mclnerny, did a fantastic job with this one and I really liked her performance.

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*

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