Review: April May Fall by Christina Hovland

☆➹⁀☆ 4 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆

About the Book:

April Davis totally has her life in order. Ha! Not really. Yes, she’s the Calm Mom—a social influencer with a reputation for showing moms how to stay calm and collected through yoga—but behind the scenes, she’s barely holding it all together. Raising tiny humans alone is exhausting, but that’s just the chewed-up cherry on the melted sundae of her life. Her kids aren’t behaving, her husband left her for his skydiving instructor, and her top knot proves she hasn’t showered in days.

Then a live video of the “always calm” April goes viral…and she’s most definitely not. Enter Jack Gibson, April’s contact at the media conglomerate that has purchased April’s brand. The too-sexy-for-his-own-good Jack will help clean up April’s viral mess, and even work with her to expand her influence, but toddler tea parties and a dog with a penchant for peeing on his shoes were definitely not part of the deal.

Now April’s calm has jumped ship quicker than her kids running from their vegetables. Not to mention, the sparks flying between her and Jack have her completely out of her depth. Forget finding her calm—April’s going to need a boatload of margaritas just to find her way back to herself again.

Each book in the Mommy Wars series is STANDALONE:

* Rachel, Out of Office
* There’s Something About Molly
* April May Fall
* Everything’s Fine, Emmaline




My Thoughts:

Who’s ready for an “oh-so-cute” romance with a splash of spice? You’ll find it in Christina Hovland’s latest romantic comedy, April May Fall. Stay calm and breathe….a mantra for every mom, especially single moms like April. I love this series about moms that focuses heavily on single moms.

Let’s face it, parenting is hard. Being a mom is harder.  April knew this before her divorce, but her slacker ex-husband wasn’t much of a father, so being a single mother isn’t all that much different.  Except for the need to bring home the bacon.  I still don’t get the idea of social media influencer being a job, but that is what April is going for.  If she can build upon her online yoga videos by creating the persona Calm Mom, maybe she can get enough sponsors so she doesn’t have to depend on the ex-husband so much.

April is a likable, empathetic character.  Her kids are adorable; I loved all their odd quirks. Even though this series is about the moms, the character I loved the most was Jack.  Jack is truly the calm one in this book.  He brings his marketing and PR expertise to Colorado to help get April back on track after her not-so-calm shopping trip went viral.

Does April find her calm?  Does she get her mojo back?  Does Jack have anything to do with that?  Oh, yeah!  I enjoyed the characters and loved the banter and dialogue.  April May Fall is a quick, fun read that I devoured in one seating.  

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