A famous mommy blogger faces an empty nest as her daughter prepares to go away to college. When she turns to her blog for advice, she finds herself on the attack by a reader who has conflicting opinions. While she deals with him online, offline she finally meets a great single dad and sparks start to fly. What she doesn’t know is that the confrontational reader and the adorable single dad are, in fact, the same person.
SPOILER ALERT: The Love Addict and The Love Cynic dish on romantic relationships in TV and movies. We’ll be analyzing all the ups and downs of each couple, which entails discussing key plot points. Warning: THERE BE SPOILERS AHEAD.
Love Addict: Hearts of Spring is The Hallmark Channel’s new movie starring Lisa Whelchel (OMG—Blair!) as mom-blogger Carly and Michael Shanks as pediatrician Andy. I don’t actually know who he is, other than he’s a hottie of an age-appropriate single dad and I wish he’d bump into me as I go about my single mom routine: school drop-offs, school pickups, groceries, errands, piano lessons, karate, playdates, parks…
Love Addict: Adorable! Andy spots her in line at the taco truck and is totally checking her out like, “Hey, who’s this beautiful age-appropriate woman with great taste in food?” Then he sits one bench over from her and spills taco on his shirt. Carly thinks he’s cute.
Love Cynic: The man is in his forties and hasn’t yet figured out how to eat a taco. We’re supposed to find that charming? Life of cleaning up after Sir Slobs-a-Lot coming up. He’s a Fixer-Upper Forget It.
Love Addict: The mom of his brattiest patient said she got her parenting philosophy from the blog “Bestie Mom” and Andy logs in as “Juggling Dad” to refute her ideas about raising children with no rules. He doesn’t know it’s Carly’s blog. Uh-oh. The romantic conflict is a-brewing.
Love Cynic: Did he just call her “Beastie Mom” without reading her posts? And what’s with his auto-reject of veganism? Now he’s making fun of her parenting philosophy and acting all superior. This guy has some serious anger issues. And notice he’s letting out his real feelings as an anonymous commenter on a website rather than confront his patient’s mom in person. Totally passive-aggressive. Next!
THE FIRST KISS
THE BIG BLACK MOMENT
HAPPILY EVER AFTER
Love Addict: For sure. Those two are perfect for each other, same values and similar lifestyles, but with enough differences of opinions to keep things interesting. She’ll lighten him up and he’ll keep her grounded.
Love Cynic: They’ll be in couples counseling within two months after all the angry banter over merging his black cabinets and black window shades and dark woods with her white-and-cream girlie girl style.
The Love Addict and the Love Cynic are two of the voices inhabiting the head of Jennifer Savalli. Some of the other voices got together and created the laugh-out-loud funny paranormal mysteries MUST LOVE GHOSTS and THE EXORCIST WHO LOVED ME.