The Hot Mess and the Heartthrob by Pippa Grant

Pippa Grant released a new book January 8th, The Hot Mess and the Heartthrob. I had preordered it so I was rushing to finish A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas so I could read this one. As all books by Pippa Grant, it centers around Copper Valley. This time, it’s another member of the Bro Code.

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Levi’s internal thoughts

Levi Wilson- former member of the Bro Code, international heartthrob, songwriter, Copper Valley native. He gets lost in his hometown and is shoved inside Penny for Your Thoughts by his bodyguard to avoid a group of women. Levi hides in the pregnancy book aisle.

Levi talking to Ingrid about the first time he saw her

Ingrid Scott- a hot mess, single mom, former military, fan of all of Levi Wilson’s music, even been to several of his concerts. Ingrid is the owner of Penny for Your Thoughts. She lives in an apartment above the bookstore with her three children, Zoe, Piper, and Hudson.

The Hot Mess and the Heartthrob by Pippa Grant

Brief Summary (while trying not to give everything away)

In the Hot Mess and the Heartthrob, Levi and Ingrid meet. Instantly Levi feels like Ingrid is HER, but we have to read on to discover who the HER is. It’s not that he thinks that Ingrid is the one for him as he’s always sworn he was never getting married, but something else. Ensuing hilarity occurs, as is usual with Pippa Grant’s books. There are also appearances by characters from other of her novels, like Brooks Elliott, Luca Rossi, Felicity Berger, Ares Berger, and many more.


As with each of Pippa Grant books, The Hot Mess and the Heartthrob should only be read while not drinking (because you will spit out your drink) and definitely not in a library as you will bust out laughing. Don’t get in trouble with the librarians! If you like a sitcom, but in book form, this is the perfect book for you. If you like no angst, high humor, this is the book for you. Trust me, all of us need a little light hearted fun right now and this delivers.

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