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Summary

In an energetic debut novel about personal and professional chaos, author Addie Woolridge introduces a multicultural cast whose exploits are redefining the modern rom-com.

Killing it at work? Check. Gorgeous boyfriend? Check. Ambitions derailed by an insecure boss? Sigh - check.

Things were going a little too well for Dylan Delacroix. After upstaging her boss on a big account, she gets dispatched to the last place she wants to be: her hometown, Seattle. There, she must use her superstar corporate-consulting skills to curb the worst impulses of an impossibly eccentric tech CEO - if she doesn’t, she’s fired.

The fun doesn’t stop there: Dylan must also negotiate a ceasefire in the endless war between her bohemian parents and the straitlaced neighbors. Adding to the chaos is a wilting relationship with her boyfriend and a blossoming attraction to the neighbors’ smoking-hot son.

Suddenly Dylan has a million checklists, each a mile long. As personal and professional pressures mount, she finds it harder and harder to stay on track. Having always relied on her ability to manage the world around her, Dylan’s going to need a new plan. She may be down, but she’s definitely not out.

©2021 Alexandra Massengale. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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*The Pitfalls of Checklists*

Dylan has lived her life totally by checklists, you name it there is a list and her long term lawyer boyfriend is almost as bad. They even schedule in phone calls lol.

Dylan is a business consultant and she gets an assignment to work with an unpredictable CEO in Seattle. This the last place she wants to be because it is where her family live and they are completely about chaos and disorder. Everything she dislikes, eccentric is not the word for her. She encourages her boyfriend to come over, they have been together for years and he has always avoided the issue. Well he comes over for a weekend and it does not go well and being back at home brings chaos to her life and for the first time Dylan is starting to see that lists do not cater to dealing with a CEO who is a disaster. She is constantly has to do damage limitations which constantly throws her lists of of the window.
Then, the chaos at home and at work merge until the lists start to unravel and she starts missing important things and not to mention the dishy son of her family’s arch enemy who constantly feud.

There are lots of laughs but not really the romcom I expected but it has a contemporary feel about it. It started really slow and I did not think I would finish but I am so glad I finished it. Dylan’s family are a complete hoot

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  • 03-06-21

Dont wast your money.

How do you go from being a problem solving confident person who saved the day at the beginning of the day. To a panicky dimwitted person who cant take care of business. The best thing about this book is the narrator.

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  • 24-07-21

The Checklist

struggle to finish this book the narrator was not the best. That made it hard to listen to the story just got on my nerves. Could have been better

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  • 02-07-21

Coming Home

Dylan left her family and friends behind for a life of normalcy (organization and schedule time). When she has to return home due to a work project, she never realized how important family and friends will be come.

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  • 29-06-21

Narration detracted from story

The narration wasn't necessarily bad, exactly, and I'm sure the reader does good work in other stories, but there were Seattle-specific references that were said in a way that wasn't quite right. (well, and one non Seattle one: Statler's buddy is not named Wardolf). besides that, I wished there was a second narrator with a deeper voice, because there were enough different male characters that "raspy" wasn't an adequately-defining trait and I don't think every man in greater Seattle has a store throat all the time.

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  • 21-06-21

Perfect

This book will grip at your heart strings. It doesn’t just tell a love story it has you rooting for every character. Couldn’t put it down, can’t wait to see what she has to offer next.

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  • 04-06-21

IRKSOME!!!

I bought this book on the strength of the narrator, and that's the saving grace. This is my first time with this author, and it was an irksome story. 9hrs of this girl being a push over, and a ding bat consultant. This story line worked my nerves. The one love scene was so vanilla!!! I'm grown give me some spice. My need for to finish what I start is the only reason I completed the book. I found myself yelling at main character to get a back bone. I was so glad to hear the closing outro "this is Audible"

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  • 02-06-21

cute

This was a cute story. Great boy next door story. looking forward to more from this writer.