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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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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. 💕💙🤎💜🤎💙💕

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  • Jenny
  • 21-05-2021

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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  • Les
  • 21-05-2021

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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  • lazytiger425
  • 19-05-2021

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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  • SMR83
  • 15-07-2021

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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-07-2021

Levi finds love

I'm amazed at the writing of Pippa Grant and how she brings the story together with humor & love. Levi's story did not disappoint. Listening on Audible bring the words & scenes to life. The narrators captured all the emotions and energy in the story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-07-2021

Amazing Book

As always Pippa nails it, this book was just so good I laughed and laughed some more I even cried tears of joy definitely worth the credit.

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  • NovelMomma
  • 09-07-2021

Totally Worth the Credit!

I LOVE this book!! As a hot mess mom myself, I can honestly say I had a hard time pausing this one. It made me laugh, swoon, and pulled at my heartstrings.

While there are some aspects of this book that are clearly a stretch (I mean, how often does the celebrity crush fall for the hot mess single mom with completely pure intentions - it's fiction for a reason), they fit perfectly. I love both Levi and Ingrid. Levi was such a good guy, and so 🔥🔥🔥. Ingrid is totally relatable. While I may not have a pet squirrel causing chaos in my house, I've certainly taken on pets I didn't want to care for and found myself in some precarious situations due to crazy children.

Not only were Levi and Ingrid fantastic, I fell hard for the full cast. From the kids to the friends and family to the bodyguards, I loved them all. Each character added something wonderful to the story.

The narration was also really well done. I had no issues listening from beginning to end, and I'm so glad I chose audio for this one. It's totally worth the credit!

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  • KaraT
  • 27-06-2021

BEST NARRATION ever!!

I LOVE the way the narration has been recorded for this book! Having the female narrator read the female parts and the male narrator read the male parts made listening to the book even better than having the two part narration! (I wish all of the books would do this now!) The narration was stellar! And the book was amazing! I love this story so much! Well written! Great performances! Excellent all around!

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  • Kait from MS
  • 10-06-2021

A love story for every woman

I cannot begin to express to you how much I loved this book. For any woman whose love language is Acts of Service, this is going to be a box of veritable Godiva. With blue eyes and OMG abs. Ingrid is so freaking relatable, even if you're not a single mom of three because she represents Everywoman who is out there having to run everybody else's life at the exclusion of her own. Third shift mental load to the extreme. And Levi is just the guy to help in a kind, thoughtful way that isn't disrespectful. Favorite Pippa Grant ever. I know I say that every time, but I think this one's really it.

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  • Rebecca
  • 04-06-2021

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This was such a cute, funny and sexy story. Being a single parent can be challenging and when you meet someone that can help you without making your life more complicated or difficult, it’s a blessing. This story was well done, with a HEA.

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 01-06-2021

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
  • 03-07-2021

Best read in forever

This book made me laugh in every chapter. The story was brilliant and the narrators were good I liked the way they portyed there own part.

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  • Nina B.
  • 27-05-2021

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
  • 23-05-2021

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
  • 22-05-2021

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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