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The Secret Recipe for Moving On


TFW your "easy" class turns into a recipe for social disaster.

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Swoon Index

  • Heat

    5 (14 ratings)

  • Tears

    4 (13 ratings)

  • Laughs

    6 (13 ratings)

  • Thrills

    5 (13 ratings)

Full Description

Home economics is supposed to be an easy A for Ellie Agresti, but, much like an imperfect souffle, her plans collapse epically when she's dumped by her boyfriend, Hunter. Now Ellie has to mend her broken heart while watching Hunter fawn all over his new girlfriend, Brynn, in class. To make matters worse, Ellie is partnered with four of the biggest misfit guys in school: Jeremy, the loudmouth with temper issues; Isaiah, the solemn, silent horse racing obsessive; Andrew, who can't take rejection; and Luke, the giant, tattooed stunt biker.

Over the course of a semester, Ellie works to overcome her feelings for Hunter, as well as deeper insecurities that have plagued her since middle school. As the weeks go by, she's surprised to find friendships in unexpected places... and sparks flying with the last guy she'd expect.


Ah, home economics: the study of homemaking. Or, in more modern terms, the elective class that is supposed to turn you into a self-sufficient adult ready to handle the day-to-day tasks of running a household.

And also where you get to watch your all-too-recently-turned-asshole ex-boyfriend literally play house with his new, unapologetic seductress of a girlfriend.

What? You were expecting apple pies and casseroles and the perfect meringue? Well, that’s all there on the syllabus. It’s just served with a healthy side of heartache and B.S. every seventh period.



"This was such a cute and unique story! I loved the home ec premise and all their assignments and how the group grew closer together through those assignments. The love story is definitely swoonworthy." —SM Koz, author of Love Me, Love Me Not and Risking It All

"I stayed up late just to finish this story, I got so caught up in it. ... It was great to see how they all came together and became friends. I absolutely loved Ellie and how she slowly gains confidence throughout." —Elle K.

"I love this story! It's funny and sweet, but also a little sarcastic! Just what I was looking for!" —❄Lily❄