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Built to Last

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It’s not “sweet” in the closed door, cloying way, but rather more of a heart-warmingly real way. I love he falls first/he pines for years, and Cam has that under wraps. Shelby’s BFFs Maren and Lorelai are the ultimate badass supporters of the real her, and we love to see it. (We see more from Lorelai in my other recent favorite from Erin Hahn Friends Don't Fall in Love.) Shelby’s dad’s love for Cam, including stepping in to give him fatherly advice and fill that void, tugged at my heart strings. I could have used a little more spice if possible? A few scenes were more implied than frankly spice. The writing had a light, bubbly quality that I really enjoyed! Definitely will be reading more from Erin Hahn, I frankly can’t wait for Maren’s story!

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The cover is so cute and drew my attention to this book. Built to Last has such a fun and creative storyline! I really enjoyed Shelby and Camerons characters and their history adding into the storyline. And then of course, I hated Lyle (barf!). This book would be perfect for those would love some HG-TV. Erin Hahn did a wonderful job on this one being her first adult romance book! 3.5 stars rounded to 4!

Thank you to St. Martin's and Net Galley for a gifted copy in return for my honest review.

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Child stars are reunited as adults in this rom-com. Put together to do a home improvement reality show. Will they be able to most beyond their pasts to make the show work, or is it doomed from the start?

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In Erin Hahns rom com debut, readers are invited into a second chance romance that will keep them flipping pages until the end. Childhood sweethearts Shelby and Cameron find the sparks and sawdust flying when they work together on a show called Homemade. Hahn gives great character development so I felt like I knew these people as friends and could root for them. Terrific back story and character development. Will look forward to reading more.

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This was definitely not bad, but not for me. I’m apparently just really not into reality tv and the drama of that, former child stars, and ex partners who dominate the entire book…so I liked the characters and such, but it just really wasn’t a me book which is fine. It happens.

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I am a fan of Erin Hahn's books, and I was so thrilled to get a copy of Built to Last. And, who doesn't love a second chance romance story?

I was drawn in by the chemistry of Shelby and Cameron, and potstirrer Lyle adds a comedic element.

Many thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for sharing this book with me. All thoughts are my own.

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This book is a heartwarming tale about second chances, youthful love, and rekindling that spark in adulthood. It's a definite 5-star read for me!

Cameron and Shelby, once young stars in the public eye, navigated the turbulent world of Hollywood fame. But as it often happens, external influences, including those from unexpected quarters like Shelby's mother, played a part in their separation. Shelby has since left the spotlight and now finds joy in restoring furniture with her dad. However, when an offer to star in a home renovation TV pilot, spearheaded by her ex and former co-star, comes up, she takes it to help her dad retire, not realizing it would plunge her back into the drama of TV life.

The story beautifully unfolds their past and how it shapes their present. It was my first book by this author, and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Teenage acting costars to lovers + redoing a house on reality tv + second chance romance + the cutest family vibes + the steamy romance = Built to Last by Erin Hahn! My only wish is that there was more of Shelby and Cameron's romance as costars on a tv show! But I loved the emotional reconnection and the growth between the characters and watching their love story blossom.

Definitely recommend this one for an end of year cozy read.

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Great for a quick read. Cute romance story filled with unique characters that will make their way into your heart!

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I received this Arc from Netgalley. Thank you for the chance to read this book early. My review is honest and 100% my own thoughts about the book.

I really enjoyed this really cute second chance romance. It was well written. I loved how a once child star, Shelby, is reunited with Camron, the childhood sweet heart, to make a remodeling show together. There is a slight love triangle going on.

I love the chemistry that Shelby and Camron have. I would say that is I slightly a slob urn and would love a little more back story. However I really did enjoy the book in a whole. Definitely a really cute second chance romcom! This book has Spice, interesting family dynamics, fun banter and growth through help from a therapist

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Back in the day, Lyle, Cameron, and Shelby were the child stars of a Boy Meets World style sitcom. Lyle was the lead, and Shelby and Cam were... totally crushing on each other from the start. 5 years after the end of the show, Shelby gets dumped by Lyle in a fiery demise of their relationship, and Cameron comes running to help her pick up the pieces, only to leave her in the lurch again. 5 years after THAT, Shelby and Cameron get conned into a conversation about starting a house renovation reality show... And Cameron's still-there/never-left affection for Shelby gets him signing on despite having no experience whatsoever. And so we begin...

This book is WONDERFUL. It's so sweet, and I could not put it down. I finished it in 36 hours.

Full disclosure, I was given access to this book through NetGalley a year ago. But I missed the download date, so couldn't read it through their system. I've been busy with so many other books lately, I didn't go hunting for it right away.

GUYS. I HAVE REGRETS!!! I could have been talking this book up FOR A YEAR, and getting it into people's hands for ages, and I haven't been, because I was a lazy slob that requested more than I could handle.

Shelby is a tough chick now that she's grown into herself and she's so fun to cheer on. Cameron is the bearded book-boyfriend hottie everyone needs in their lives. Lyle is a big fat asshole and watching his smackdowns from the MCs and everyone else around him, is a damn delight. The romance is sweet and also steamy. The chat about woodwork and building are decently accurate and not boring as they're discussed. The background characters are wonderful and interesting and I want more. And I'm so excited to know THERE IS MORE! There's a sequel with one of Shelby's besties and I'm absolutely going to get that book as well.

I am such a dummy for sleeping on this book and I'm absolutely RUNNING to tell our library buyer that he NEEDS to get these books ASAP because i need to start getting this book in more people's hands. I love it. So. So. Much.

I received an Advanced Reader Copy via NetGalley in return for sharing my thoughts on this book. Thanks to the author and publisher for this opportunity! I'm sorry for my delay in finally getting this book reviewed!

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What sets "Built to Last" apart is the richly drawn backdrop of the home renovation show, which adds an interesting layer to the narrative. The supporting cast of characters adds depth to the story, with their own unique struggles and triumphs.

Overall, "Built to Last" is a delightful blend of romance and self-discovery, filled with genuine emotions that will tug at your heartstrings. Erin Hahn's engaging storytelling and well-crafted characters make this novel a joy to read

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A swoon worthy romance with a sprinkle of spice, highly recommended for lovers of second chances. With alternating POVs, this story gives you everything you want in an easy read.

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Shelby has spent 10 years reinventing herself. As a former child star who left Hollywood, she traded in her party clothes for overalls. But when she is approached with an opportunity to reconnect with the one who got away on a home renovation show, she agrees to step back into the limelight on her own terms.

I absolutely adored this book. The second chance romance is so well done, and I really love that we got to see flashback scenes of Shelby and Cameron a decade ago. It helped solidify their connection and why they were so deeply affected by their breakup and the end of their friendship.

Erin has such a beautiful way with words, and I laughed out loud multiple times reading this! I loved the balance of romance and character growth, and this was full of gorgeous descriptions of vintage furniture.

The setting, side characters, and pacing were so well done. I highly recommend this book to romance lovers! Erin's YA was so tender, but this adult novel brought the heat!

Thank you to St. Martin's Griffin for an eARC. All thoughts are my own.

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She is a former child star, he's her former co-star and the one who got away... the childhood sweetheart.

Shelby wants to prove she isn't a mess, and has her life together, and Cameron can't resist her. So when the idea of a home renovation show is brought to their attention, they both opt in! If you love second chance romance, and/or HGTV - you, like me, will loooooove this one!

It's so cute, so fun, and I gave it 5 stars.

*Gifted by Netgalley & St. Martin's Griffin - thank you! All opinions are my own.

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DNF @ 25%

My opinions set me in the minority group on this one. I personally didn't care for the characters and found them kind of whiny. I loved the premise and the set up was going well! However, I think for a romance to work, the reader needs to be rooting for the characters and I just couldn't. I'm not adding a star rating because I really think this is more of a "me" issue than an issue with the book.

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Second chance romance is one of my favorite tropes and this one was a great addition to what I've already read by Erin Hahn! Such a great quick and easy read.

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As my first book by Erin Hahn, I really looking forward to reading this book. I loved the premise and the first half of the book. But the third act breakup really ruined the story for me. The first half of the book was enjoyable. But the second half of the book was just disappointing and I quickly lost interest.

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This wasn't a book for me. I did enjoy parts of it, but overall I just don't think I was the right target audience for it. I did really love the setting and the town! Also, I always love a good second chance romance!

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Such a sweet second chance love story! I really enjoyed this one, even if it's not going to be a forever favorite. A great beach read or something to get you out of a slump. Fun characters and backstory! 3.5 stars

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