The Homewreckers - Mary Kay Andrews

The Homewreckers

By Mary Kay Andrews

  • Release Date: 2022-05-03
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 238 Ratings


Summer begins with Mary Kay Andrews, in this delightful summer read about flipping houses, and finding true love.

"Andrews (The Newcomer) sparkles in this fast-paced tale. Andrews’s fans will eat this up." —Publishers Weekly

"A fun story with twists and turns that will appeal to romantics and cold-case fans alike." —Kirkus

Hattie Kavanaugh went to work restoring homes for Kavanaugh & Son Restorations at eighteen, married the boss’s son at twenty, and became a widow at twenty-five. Now, she’s passionate about her work, but that’s the only passion in her life. “Never love something that can’t love you back,” is advice her father-in-law gives her, but Hattie doesn’t follow it and falls head-over-heels for a money pit of a house. She’s determined to make it work, but disaster after disaster occurs, and Hattie’s dream might cost Kavanaugh & Son their livelihood. Hattie needs money, and fast.

When a slick Hollywood producer shows up in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia, she 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. Soon, there’s more at stake than bad pipes and dry rot: during the demolition, evidence comes to light that points to the mysterious disappearance of a young wife and mother years before.

With a burned out detective investigating the case, an arsonist on the loose, two men playing with her emotions, and layers upon layers of vintage wallpaper causing havoc, it's a question of who will flip, who will flop, and if Hattie will ever get her happily-ever-after.



    By LGHudson
    Mary Kay Andrews is the Queen of “Fixer-Upper Stories” and she is back with another wonderful plot in The Homewreckers! Readers will be thrilled to meet and fall in love with the main character of Hattie Kavanaugh and get to know the other characters as well. Andrews is masterful in drawing up quirky scenarios that draw you into this story, keeps your attention from beginning to end by adding in surprising twists when you least expect it and is also filled with all manner of mischief, mayhem, and even murder. Readers will not be disappointed in reading this fun story of how a money pit becomes a beautiful restoration! I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley. The opinions expressed here are completely my own and without my influence. I
  • A Great Vacation Read

    By akbaird
    Mary Kay Andrews does not disappoint with her latest book, The Homewreckers. Her books are always engaging and entertaining! A perfect book to start off your summer reading! Hattie Kavanagh had been through so much, her husband’s unexpected death, buying a house she thought she could fix up, but turned out to be a money pit, so was forced to sell. Hattie and her best friend Cass both work for Hattie’s father in law’s construction and renovation company, Hattie as a contractor and Cass as her foreman. Mo Lopez from Toolbox Productions comes to town to find the right opportunity for his new reality home renovation TV show. He feels that Hattie would be the perfect match for his show, but she doesn’t agree. After much convincing, she agrees. Will Hattie be able to recoup her losses? Is reality TV all that appears to be? All the twists and turns will have you turning the pages to find out. I love how Mary Kay Andrew’s books include a mystery element, are humorous, and keeps you entertained! I loved all the plot twists as well. A great vacation read!