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Publisher's Summary

He could have the world, yet he's looking at me like I am his world.

You don’t know me, but you do know me. I’m your neighborhood hot-mess single mom, doing my best to keep my head above water while running my little slice of heaven and keeping my youngest from shoving marbles up his nose - which is exactly what he’s doing the first time Levi Wilson, pop star god, world’s sexiest man, and my all-time number-one celebrity obsession, walks into my bookstore.

Related: I’m writing this from beyond the grave, because I’ve died of mortification and am now residing in an alternate universe. I have to be. Because Levi Wilson came back. And we had a moment. Like, a moment-moment. The kind that makes me remember that adult pleasure isn’t all about hoping the lock holds in the bathroom so your kids don’t interrupt on the rare occasion you feel like taking an extra-long mommy-time shower.

So when he proposes a no-strings fling? Count. Me. In. Thrill of a lifetime, right? Surely, nothing will go wrong....

The Hot Mess and the Heartthrob is a rockin’ fun, sexy romantic comedy featuring a celebrity panty-melter who doesn’t know what he’s been missing, a sassy single mom hanging on by a string, three adorable children who would never burst in on a woman when she’s on a toilet (ha!), and shameless ovary-busting moments between a guy who never thought he’d be a dad and a family who thought they got along just fine without him. It stands alone and comes complete with a happily-ever-after.

©2021 Pippa Grant (P)2021 Pippa Grant

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Humor, heart, and yes, hot messes

This story was a wonderful mix of humor and heart, things I’ve come to expect from a Pippa Grant story. The duet narration by Summer Robert’s and Tyler Donne was spot on. I loved this story when I first read it but hearing Pippa’s words always take them to the next level. Ingrid was a character I think most people can relate to - someone trying their best, feeling overwhelmed, and afraid they are failing those they love who depend on us. Levi as the pop star with everything but realizing he wants more was vulnerable. I loved watching him realize through his relationship with single mom Ingrid everything his own mom went through as a single mom herself. I loved the cameos from other folks in the Copper Valley world. Such a wonderful story and great listen, I highly recommend!!

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Disappointing narration

So Pippa Grant is hands down my favorite author, but I have to be honest the male narrator totally ruined this story!!!!! He is so monotone and robot like it’s hard to listen to especially during the parts you know are supposed to be funny. He is a playful character which totally does not come across very disappointing and I really hate saying that. I usually gobble her books up and I’m actually only half way through and I’m finding it hard to want to pick it back up again I’m sure I will at some point but just so i can finish the story.

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My favorite single mom romcom!

Gah, I love being back in Copper Valley… between the Thrusters, the Fireballs and Bro Code members all living there I am pretty sure this is my dream location! Levi and Ingrid are great, he is the typical rock star who falls for a normal person but Ingrid is the shining star for me, she embraces the pure crazy and messiness that motherhood entails but she rolls with it. Seriously, there is something about a book store that caters to exhausted hot mess moms that just calls to me! As with all of Pippa Grants books there are some hilarious guest appearances by animals, I think books with comedic relief pets are some of my favorites! Even though I completely love Ingrid and can connect with her on so many levels, there are so many characters in this story that pull together to make it great; Ingrid’s kids are equal levels of awesome and terrifying, but my favorites are the glimpses of Ares, Felicity and Beck. Ares will always be my favorite but Beck has me cracking up whenever he appears in Pippa’s books! I can't wait for the remaining former Bro Code members to meet their match in their own books! Summer Roberts and Tyler Donne both did an amazing job with the characters and all the hijinks this story entailed!

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For all the moms who do it all

A delightful funny story with three kids keeping mom on juggling to keep it together. And a pop star that may just have found home. I enjoyed the voice the narrators had even for the kids. If you’re already a Pippa Grant fan, you will appreciate the guest appearance.

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love this books so much

whats not to love about about a loveable relatable hot mess. her kids are remarkable and scary. I love her books store and how she dived her sections. Levi is so sweet. his devotion is swoon worthy .

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fun and heartwarming

How can you not love Levi? What a great story for this member of Bro Code 😉. It was Charming and full of heart and laughs. Tyler Donne and Summer Robert's were great narrators for Levi and Ingrid as well. I missed the bonus epilogue not being included in the Audio book, but it wasn't that big of a deal to pull it up in book funnel to read it for myself.

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Don’t we all wish a rock star would come into our lives? What a great story that has a real Mom as a central character. From page one you are rooting for her - and then them. Great read.

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Loved Ingrid and Levi

This is one of my favorites by Pippa, I love her books and can never stop laughing. Ingrid is a single mother to three kids, Levi is a rockstar always in the spotlight but once he meets her he can stop thinking about her. This book is full of all that classic Pippa humor and crazy antics that happen in her books. This story had me snort laughing and even at sometimes had me crying. Tyler Donne and Summer Roberts narrate this one in duet and I really enjoyed both of their performances.

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Love narration

I absolutely love the way this book was narrated. The interaction is marvelous. I hope that there will be many more done this way. Thank you for thinking of us that listen to the books.

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LOL!!!

I literally laughed out loud many times. The descriptions of circumstances surrounding several situations had me rewinding to listen over and over, just to laugh out loud again!!!

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 06-01-21

This was so welcome

Finally a book where the main character doesn’t have her stuff together can admit it and still gets the guy. Yes my prayers have been answered. These characters were so well done and I loved the kids and the squirrel and even the description of the types of mothers.

This is me I am a hot mess mother and I loved every second of this book

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  • Mrs Barbara J Gibb
  • 07-03-21

Hooked from start

Loved this duet narration. Brought the characters to life I laughed out loud and even cried. would try this author and narrators again.

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  • Nina B.
  • 05-27-21

I love all Pippa’s characters!!

I love all the characters in Pippa’s books, and this one is no different. This book has a lot of interaction with the kids. Low angst. Great family relationships and values. This is not the typical rich guy buys everything for the girl in need book. The narration was ok. Tyler has a good reading voice but I didn’t feel like his voice was a good fit for Levi’s character/personality. I definitely recommend this book! 🎧 Audiobook Obsession

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  • PATRICIA
  • 05-23-21

Ah Levi!

Ingrid bookstore owner, single mom of three has the one person enter her store she never expected to see. Levi Wilson, popstar who years before saw her sign she held up at a concert. Now divorced with three kids, she is crazy busy trying to keep her life on track, and now this man comes to town and shows a persistent interest. He has no intention of settling down, but if he can spend some time with this fascinating woman, he is all in. Until he falls not only for her, but for the kids. Will Ingrid and Levi be able to find a happily ever after? First, I love Pippa Grant's integration of characters from other books and series. The Thrusters are a nice touch, and melted my heart. But that is not all that makes this book. It's a refreshing change from a woman who is put together and successful searching for her man. Ingrid is a mess, someone any mom can relate to! She doesn't ask for forgiveness for her mess either. It's who she is, and the stress of being everything to her business and kids definitely takes a toll. There are laugh out loud moments that I absolutely loved. Levi is sweet, and I love his personality. He is easy going and just makes everyone at ease. And with the kids, I was just swooning. It's funny, it's romantic, it's messy, all the things I love and enjoyed.

Summer Roberts and Tyler Donne are a fabulous team and their story telling was amazing. Spot on comedic timing and voices that fit the characters I fell into the story and felt that warmth in my heart. It's a fantastic addition to the Bro Code series.

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  • Roobarb
  • 05-22-21

loved it

Enjoyed this ss a book and loved the way it was read, I feel this mom so much and his mom too as I'm now at that age.

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 06-10-21

Brilliant 💕💕

Love this series and these characters. I especially love these two and her beautiful family . Skippy the cheeky pet steel all the scenes. Hilarious 😆 I definitely hope for more. 💕💙🤎💜🤎💙💕