One single dad.
One set of twins.
And the wall isn’t the only thing being drilled…
I learned the hard way that being a handywoman isn’t easy. The questions, the stares—the assumption I’m the proud owner of a cock and balls. Not that it matters. I’ve proven over and over that I’m ready for anything the judgmental asses throw at me.
Except the hot, single dad of twins who just moved to town.
Brantley Cooper gets the shock of his life when I show up on his doorstep to fix up his kids’ new rooms. His son is confused why ‘the pretty lady has a drill,’ and his daughter has a new obsession—me.
On paper, my job is easy. Go in, do their bedrooms, and leave.
In theory, I’m spending eight hours a day with a guarded, sexy as hell guy, and I’m staying for dinner more often than I’m eating it alone, on my couch, with Friends re-runs.
I shouldn’t be staying for dinner. I shouldn’t be helping him out with the twins. I shouldn’t be falling in love with tiny toes and dimpled cheeks.
And I most definitely should not be kissing my client.
Miss Fix-It from Emma Hart is all kinds of wonderful. Funny, sexy, sweet, and poignant, I couldn’t get enough of this book. I’m not much for romantic comedy tropes-I’m always disappointed-but Hart has it down perfectly.
This book is a slow burn romance that just kept me smiling. What really stood out is the dialogue. So many of the rom-com books I’ve read just try too hard, typically using ridiculous situations to garner laughs. I kind of hate that. Just because something’s funny doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be real. The banter between Brantley and Kali is so true to life, it comes so naturally between them that I couldn’t help but fall head over heels for both. And, this isn’t limited to just the main characters. There’s an ease between all the characters of Miss Fix-It that just warmed my heart.
Kali is wonderful! The book is told from her 1st person POV and, while there were moments I wished I was in Brantley’s head, I loved hearing Kali’s inner monologue. Despite the somewhat over-the-top depiction of her on the cover, she’s just a regular girl who lives in a small town. She loves her family and friends, she works hard in a male-dominated profession, and she’s hilarious and quick-witted. Kali would so be my friend if she were real. Watching her fall in love with Brantley and his children made for a great read.
I loved the parallels that Hart draws between Kali’s childhood experiences and what she finds with the Coopers. It made for wonderful conversations between her and her stepmother that were some of my favorite parts of the book and even made me choke up a bit. It’s this emotional range that sets the book apart from others like it.
Of course, it’s Ellie and Eli that steal the show in Miss Fix-It. Brantley’s four-year-old twins are absolutely hysterical. These two never failed to evoke an emotional response from me, whether it was laughter or horror and occasionally heartache for two little people who lost their mom so young. And, Brantley is perfect as the not-so-perfect single dad. His love for his children and constant exasperation with them jumped off the page, so genuine that I wanted to wrap him up in my arms.
4.5 Stars for Miss Fix-It. Heat level: 3.5
I received a copy of this book from InkSlingerPR in exchange for honest feedback.
Miss Fix-It was published in October 2017 by the author.
“Deal with it,” I echoed, my mouth dry. “What exactly do you mean by that?”
He glanced at my mouth.
“Okay, but, um, here’s the thing.” I couldn’t breathe. I sounded like a panting idiot trying to get the words out between each short, sharp breath I took. “This,” I motioned between us, “is bad.”
“Bad.” His lips tugged to the side.
“Yes. Because,”—help. Someone help—“because this isn’t allowed. Company rules. No cavorting with clients.”
“No cavorting with clients.” That half-smile turned into a full-blown grin. “That’s very…proper.”
“Well, I can’t exactly put, “No sleeping with the clients” now, can I?”
“You could have, but it would have been unfortunately precise.”
“I should change that.”
I licked my lips. “You should agree. Because this is—”
“Bad. You said.” More lip twitching.
“I thought you were sorry you made it awkward by kissing me.”
“That was before I found out you were attracted to me. Now, I’m a lot less sorry I kissed you.”
Oh. Well. Fair enough.
“Should I take back my acceptance of your apology?” I asked.
“You should stop talking and see how you feel when I’ve kissed you again.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies—usually wine—and writes books.
Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.
She likes to be busy—unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.