Review: The Homewreckers by Mary Kay Andrews

Review: The Homewreckers by Mary Kay Andrews

The Homewreckers by Mary Kay Andrews is a fun contemporary novel with a mysterious twist. This book has a perfect main character and a beach town setting that is just right for a summer read. If you enjoy the author’s other novels, this is one to watch for.

Review: The Homewreckers by Mary Kay AndrewsTitle: The Homewreckers
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Also by this author: The Santa Suit
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Genres: Adult Fiction, Contemporary
Publication Date: May 3, 2022
Rating: four-stars

Summary (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.

Filled with Mary Kay Andrews's trademark wit, warmth, junking trips, and house porn, The Homewreckers is a summer beach delight.

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Review: The Homewreckers by Mary Kay Andrews

Hattie is such an interesting main character with lots of depth. She is determined and hard-working, yet her past is full of hardships. Her positive attitude is admirable and her strong-willed personality makes her a relatable main character.

❀ Reality T.V. Theme

I am a sucker for reality T.V. themes in books, and the reality home improvement show adds an intriguing atmosphere to the book. There is a great deal of drama surrounding the show and this adds a bit of comic relief to the, at times, dark plot. It is entertaining to read about the behind-the-scenes process of a home improvement show and it brings a little bit of romance to the story as well.

❀ A cozy Mystery on the side

When a wallet is uncovered during some demolition, the book adds a little cozy mystery to solve for its readers. The unsolved case of a beloved teacher gone missing from the small community becomes an interesting subplot that opens up a whole can of worms. It adds an element of excitement to the book and it is enjoyable to read about the events leading up to the teacher’s disappearance.

❀ Does Not Disappoint

The Homewreckers byMary Kay Andrews is a book that fans of her other books will enjoy. It has a little bit of everything all rolled into one little story. This is an author that never disappoints and I am looking forward to reading more of her titles.

About Mary Kay Andrews

Mary Kay Andrews

Mary Kay Andrews is The New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House Cookbook and more than twenty novels, including The Weekenders, Ladies' Night,Spring Fever, Summer Rental, The Fixer Upper, Deep Dish, Blue Christmas, Savannah Breeze, Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies, and Savannah Blues. A former journalist for The Atlanta Journal Constitution, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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