April May Fall by Christina Hovland

Synopsis: 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.

Review: I had a great time with the first book and was very curious to discover April in this volume.

April is known for being the zen mom, the calm mom. But since her husband left her, she’s been far from it. Besides, her life turns into a nightmare when everyone sees her getting angry at her children on live TV. No more zen mom, no more advice… It’s a disaster! That’s when Jack, Molly’s brother, enters the scene. He works with April and his goal is to make her regain her serenity, whatever he has to do. However, he didn’t expect to fall under her and her children’s spell.

It took me a little while to get into the story, but I had a great time with the characters. It was a pleasure to meet Molly again in a few scenes and see what she became. April and Jack are touching and understand perfectly why our heroine is having a hard time dealing with what is going on around her.

This was a great read and I look forward to Christina Hovland’s next novel!

 

 

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