Monday, October 17, 2022

Built to Last: A Novel by Erin Hahn

(Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book: (summary from Goodreads)

Shelby Springfield has spent the last ten years trying to overcome her past, sanding it away like she does the rough spots on the vintage furniture finds she makes over. But as a former child star, it’s hard to forget a mediocre pop career, a meltdown widely documented by the paparazzi, and a huge public break with her former co-star Lyle Jessup. It’s also hard to forget her other co-star and childhood sweetheart, Cameron Riggs -- the one who got away.

Anytime Shelby has called, Cameron has come running… And then he runs right off again to chase stories around the world by making documentaries, too scared to admit what he really wants. But when Lyle stirs the pot, getting the two back in the spotlight with a home renovation show, Cameron can't help but come on board.

There's something in it for everyone -- almost. Cameron wants to come home and set down some roots. Shelby wants to prove to the world she's not the messy party girl anymore. And Lyle wants to twist the screws on his two childhood friends who had more chemistry than he could dream of with anyone. Sparks and sawdust fly as Shelby and Cameron film the pilot for "Homemade" and battle Lyle’s shenanigans at every turn.

Erin Hahn’s sparkling rom com debut, Built to Last, is a second chance romance sure to have readers falling in love fast.

Two childhood sweethearts find a second chance at love in this adult romance debut from a critically acclaimed young adult author.

my thoughts:

Childhood sweethearts who get a second chance a love - how could I resist, right? Built to Last by Erin Hahn is a must-read! Chock full of romance, friendships, and a home renovation show - what more could I want, right? How about DRAMA, miscommunication, and pot-stirrers, too? Yep, all of that and more are in this awesome book and I LOVED reading about it all. Talk about a fun and engaging romance novel!

Shelby and Cameron were childhood sweethearts once upon a time. Now Shelby is all about restoring vintage furniture and moving on from her past. Cameron makes documentaries and travels all over. Shelby's ex, Lyle, wants to make a new home renovation show and he wants Cameron and Shelby working on it. He also wants to cause some trouble. Let's just say when all three are together misadventures ensue. And sparks fly every which way when Cameron and Shelby are in the same room - seems like a second chance at love just may be in order. 

Hahn has created a terrific story about relationships and the ways in which they can make or break us. It's fun, sweet, and such a treat to read. I really enjoyed getting to know these characters and rooting for them. I'd definitely recommend Built to Last to anyone and everyone looking for their next great read - you are going to LOVE this book to bits!

Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!

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