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Hannah Tate, Beyond Repair

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I'll admit that I usually never have high expectations for rom-com novels. While I generally enjoy them, I find the tone and storylines to be much the same and not memorable; however, Laura Piper Lee's debut, Hannah Tate, Beyond Repair, is a dark horse, surprising me with how much I liked it!

New mama Hannah Tate is in need of a big change. Recently downgraded from girlfriend to ex-girlfriend and fired from her job, Hannah and baby Bowie head off to her parents' cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains for a little respite. However, she soon finds herself helping her parents renovate the cabin in hopes of turning it into a profitable Airbnb. When Hannah catches the eye of the handsome guy next door, it looks like flipping this cabin may not be the only thing on her horizon ... could love also be in the cards?

I don't often find anything amusing enough to laugh out loud, especially when it comes to books, but Hannah Tate, Beyond Repair literally had me laughing out loud. This witty novel filled with southern charm and aphorisms was genuinely funny, and it read as a breath of fresh air. Hannah's mama and stepdad are Georgian gems and had me in stitches with their hilarity and antics, while Hannah wasn't short of comical quips herself!

I found this novel to be evenly paced, and thought that the plot points flowed nicely from one to another. I didn't become bored while reading this book, and even found myself surprised by a storyline or two. Author Laura Piper Lee kept me on my toes, as I was never quite sure which crazy, winding road Hannah Tate was going to choose to go down next!

There were a few tropes that I did not care for, and some things that wrapped up a little too neatly for my taste, but in all, this was a really solid romance read! (Note that there is a fair share of foul language, in addition to some crude jokes, and some steamy open door bedroom scenes.)

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A new mom repairs her broken dreams in this hilarious rom-com about starting over that sparkles with intelligence, wit, and compassion..

Can Hannah embrace a future that looks different from the picture-perfect family she once dreamed of . . . and maybe start living life on her own terms?

This heartwarming, spicy romance book is perfect for fans of small-town romance like the Lovelight series by B.K. Borison and Tessa Bailey books.

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This is definitely a story that encompasses what it's like to be a new mom. Hannah Tate is a new mother who is struggling to keep it together. No sleep. New baby. Just dumped by her boyfriend. Recently fired. No income. Questionable choices are about to ensue.

Moving back home seems to be the next best idea in order to figure about what to do and make a new life plan.

New business? Check. New life goals? Check. New love? Maybe....

Though it may be a bit cheesy and predictable at times, this book was super cute. Lighthearted and funny with a dash of humorous writing.
If you need a little escape from daily life, this is definitely a quick and easy romcom to lose yourself in.

A special thank you to NetGalley, Laura Piper Lee, and Union Square & Co. for giving me this ARC copy to review in exchange for my honest review.

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Hannah Tate, Beyond Repair is an absolute charming and beautiful debut novel! Hannah Tate is a new mother, recently dumped by her boyfriend, and so she escapes to her mother’s new cabin in the mountains - only to find their Airbnb is more an outtake from a horror movie instead of the rustic retreat she envisioned. Her journey to revitalize the cabin and her life is accompanied by a colorful cast of characters, from old friends to her very attractive neighbor and contractor, River. As Hannah takes on home renovation projects head on, she is also confronting reconciling the reality of her life with the one she had always pictured for herself. Hannah Tate is such a relatable character, learning that growing up in her 30’s still comes with its own set of unique challenges…and ultimately, “People learn to live and love on their own timelines.” This book 100% delivers on the high expectations of a grin-worthy, heartwarming read 💕

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This was fine! I wasn’t ever really invested and didn’t connect with the characters at all. Maybe that is because I have never been a mom or in Hannah’s situations for me to relate to. The writing was good, I enjoyed the jokes and laughs. But it just wasn’t for me. There was also definitely an over-use of the phrase “big daddy” that I could have gone without.

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This is a good book. The two main characters are Hannah and River. Hannah has just had a baby boy with her boyfriend, Who breaks up with her. She moves in with her mother and stepfather up in North Georgia. She meets River who is her parents’ next door neighbor. They each have issues it together they work them out and fall in love.

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Hannah Tate, Beyond Repair is such a wonderful book. First of all, it's so genuinely funny. I laughed out loud multiple times at Hannah's internal narrative and her interactions with her incredible family. I also found the themes of motherhood and identity relatable and compelling, and the romance was delightfully swoonworthy -- River is a treehouse-dwelling, man bun-wearing hunk with a heart of gold. Love it!

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A completely fun, fresh take on single parent rom-coms. I adored the Hannah and the realistic depiction of motherhood. This book reminded me of a rom-com version of Finley Donovan, which I love!

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Thank you to NetGalley and Union Square Press for the eARC!

I absolutely adored and devoured Hannah’s story. This book has it all: an endearing FMC who goes on a journey of emotional growth, fun humor and a delightful cast of characters, queer representation, and an insanely hot male love interest and spicy scenes!

This was relatable, hilarious, romantic, and goofy, an instant five star read for me. I cannot wait to see what the author puts out next! Go read this!

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I went into this book blind. I knew it was a home reno romance based on the cover, but that was all. And y'all, it was SO good! I loved seeing how Hannah slowly changed and realized who she was as a mom, a daughter, a friend, and a significant other. This story leaned a little women's lit, but I love that aspect in the romances I read!

Thanks to NetGalley, laura Piper Lee, and Union Square for this ARC

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Sensible Hannah is the ultimate responsibility sponge. Now, she’s moving home with a new baby and a broken heart. What she needs is a shoulder to cry on and a hug, instead, she gets to tackle a huge project. Ding! Ding! Instant relatability.

The cast of characters include an imperfect but sweet household of Hannah, her mom, and stepdad. The challenges they face are well portrayed and I soon found myself invested in their story. Mattie and Kiki enter as Hannah’s friends who are fun but flawed themselves. Adding another layer to the story is River, the contractor hired to save the day.

While there is romance, I would not label it as spicy. I feel it’s more of a relatable and heartwarming women's fiction book with a touch of romance. Watching Hannah find her way, grow, and create a life for her and her son while navigating challenging relationships kept me turning the pages. I’m impressed with the work of debut author, Laura Piper Lee and look forward to her next project.

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I really enjoyed this book! While reading it I realized that you don't often have a romance featuring a single mom of a baby, so that was really interesting to read. I thought Hannah's character was fun and she seemed very real. I felt that I could've used a bit more information on her relationship with her parents, because while I understood a bit about the tension with her mom, I didn't get the full scope of it. I kind of felt the same about River. I feel like his past was summed up once or twice and then forgotten, and I needed a little more to understand what compels a grown man to live in a treehouse. I'll also admit that it took me a little while to get used to Hannah always referring to her mother as "Mama", but I guess that it's typical for that part of the country. I loved the cast of characters, everyone was very unique and fun (and devious, in some cases). Thank you to NetGalley and Union Square & Co. for this ARC!

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Hannah Tate had some charming moments and I certainly felt for her, especially at the beginning of the book, but she was a little too much of a mess for me. I do think other readers will probably enjoy this one, but it just wasn’t for me.

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"Hannah Tate: Beyond Repair" had me hooked initially, but unfortunately, it became a Did Not Finish (DNF) for around 50%. The storyline lost its grip, and I found it challenging to stay engaged. However, the saving grace was the fantastic narration by Kelli Tager. The narrator's performance was captivating and added a layer of enjoyment, even though the story didn't resonate with me. Sometimes, a great narrator can significantly impact the overall reading experience.

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I'm a sucker for renovation mixed with romance and Hannah Tate, Beyond Repair did both perfectly. When Hannah and the father of her baby break up, she moves back in with her parents and helps them to redo their vacation rental cottage with the help of her new neighbor River. Hannah transforms the cabin from a horror movie setting to an adorable getaway and, along the way, changes her own attitude about love, family and what matters most.

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I really enjoyed this debut novel by Laura Piper Lee. She did a lovely job of capturing the difficulty of being a new, first-time mom with all the stress and insecurities that go along with it. Hannah, our "hot-mess" main character is struggling to get through each day and her unsupportive and critical boyfriend isn't helping her. She thinks he's planning to propose but it's just the opposite. When she finally realizes that their relationship has hit a dead-end, she packs up and moves to Blue Ridge, Georgia where her mother and step-father are to figure out her next move.

In Blue Ridge, Hannah is able to help with a remodeling project to get a rental up and going for her parents to help bring additional rental income in for them. Along the way, she meets their neighbor, River who lives in a high-level tree house on the property next to their's. He's not only handsome but extremely helpful and nice. Of course there is chemistry between him and Hannah because it's a romance so of course there is.

As I read this book, there were so many times where's Hannah's inner dialogue made me laugh out loud. There were also times that her feelings broke my heart. The things that had occurred in her past were painful for her and clearly had an impact on her ability to trust in relationships.

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: The audiobook was enjoyable with narration that truly felt like it properly depicted the characters. 4 stars

Overall, this is a well written book with solid character development from start to finish. My thanks to NetGalley for early copies of both the ebook and audiobook.

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Hannah Tate, Beyond Repair is a tale of betrayal, rediscovery and resolution. It follows Hannah, a new mother who is faced with being a single mother when her supposed partner ends up being a massive a**hole and leaves her in the lurch. He is the epitome of a bad human. Left with no other options, Hannah and baby Bowie move back with her mother and stepfather to regroup and figure out what she’s doing now she’s single and without a job after her boss tried to get her back to work in the middle of her maternity leave. As a way of finding herself, Hannah works on renovating a cabin to use as an Airbnb with the help of local recluse and mystery man River.
I think this book would have been better if it focused on Hannah solely. Her journey as a new, single mother navigating co-parenting etc, building a healthy relationship with her parents and generally just settling into her new life. I think the romance with River was unnecessary due to her complex life situation. It didn’t fit well.
It was a bit corny having to refer to her stepfather as Big Daddy and generally a few things that made me cringe. This would have been better as solely a women’s fiction or a romance with her character settled as a single mother.
Thank you for the eARC!

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This book is such a wonderfully entertaining read that also makes you think about how you treat others and they treat you in return. Tucked into this romcom is also a story of finding your own voice, loving yourself and standing up for what you believe rather than settling to be someone else's second best choice. I resonated with this so strongly. The characters are unique and quirky while being completely believable. I cannot recommend this book enough!

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From the beginning I was in love with Hannah Tate. As someone who feels like her life is slightly out of control, I emphasized with Hannah. With her feeling like somewhere along the way things ended up somewhere else. That her life had changed into something she never expected. So it was a love affair with Hannah In Hannah Tate, Beyond Repair we immediately are on her side as she has to figure out who she will be in the ashes of what she thought.

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Hannah Tate is not your usual main character which caught my eye. For one she is a baby mama but also the title tells you a lot but don't let that fool you.


I loved Hannah and was routing for her throughout the book and when she first met River I was praying to the Gods of Romance that this would have a happy ending i even was tempted to get down on my knees and pray but i can't.

Oh boy did this book make me laugh but also made me sob my little heart out too and Laura sure knows how to give me all them feels.

Then you have the amazing side characters which really make this book something special as well as the way Blue Ridge where Hannah moved to felt like a main character too.

For all the above reasons Hannah Tate Beyond Repair gets 4 Stars

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