{Review} Miss Fix-It by Emma Hart

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{Review} Miss Fix-It by Emma HartMiss Fix-It by Emma Hart
Publisher: Smashwords (Self-Published) on October, 31, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance (Adult)
Pages: 306

Our Rating

5 Stars

One handywoman.
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.
Oops…



This book includes mature subject matter that may not be appropriate for readers under the age of 18.

Miss Fix-It by Emma Hart

The Hook: Kali’s got an unconventional job — for a woman, that is.   Growing up with her handyman dad, she always wanted to do the same with her life.  So when she takes a job helping out a single dad of two adorable kids, she thinks she’s there to fix up some things in the house.  But before long, she’s fixing a family — and her own future in the process.


The Verdict: Like I was going to pass up this cover!  With a cover like this, that synopsis, and my previous enjoyment of Emma Hart’s books, I was 99% sure Miss Fix-It was going to be another winner.  And the odds were definitely with me.

Kali’s just as funny as I’d hoped she’d be, though she’s not quite the awkward klutz that Brooke was in Being Brooke.  Still, her observations and internal comments, not to mention her banter with hot single dad Brantley, kept me laughing throughout the book.  And fortunately, though Brantley was surprised when his handyman turned out to be a woman, he didn’t let any 1920s gender role ideas color his attitude toward her.

Of course, the whole employer/employee thing was a bit of an obstacle for both of them, but instead of living in complete denial or making things uncomfortable, both Kali and Brantley were just their genuine selves, which before long led to their spending more time together than they really had to.  Kali’s quick wit pulled me into the story immediately, and Brantley’s good humor about… well, about pretty much everything made for a refreshing read.  That’s not to say it was all fun and games, though.

As a character, Kali’s honesty about love and relationships in general was pretty refreshing.  All too often, romance novels feature characters burdened by past traumas (or at least treating their past negative experiences as trauma instead of lessons learned), and that’s something that’s been wonderfully absent in Hart’s stories that I’ve read.  Instead, her characters are just as normal and down to earth as anyone else you know, and it makes for characters and stories with which you can immediately connect.  Brantley, too, has learned a few lessons in life, and they certainly make a difference in how he approaches things now, but he’s not incapable of moving forward, either.  Between his gorgeous looks and his heartwarming parenting, he’s hard not to fall in love with.

Miss Fix-It is an awesomely funny, heartwarming, entertaining love story, and though the family element is a big part of it, Emma Hart doesn’t hold back on the hot-as-hell chemistry between Kali and Brantley.  It’s fluff with substance, or maybe it’s drama with a light heart, but whatever you call it, it’s definitely worth reading through in a single sitting.  But since I can’t possible explain all it’s awesomeness in a review, I’ll stray from my norm and give you this little bite of it…

Excerpt:

“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 disagree.”

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.”

  
The Breakdown
Cover Design
5 star rating
Plot & Pace
5 star rating
Characters
5 star rating
Style & Editing
5 star rating
Story Conclusion
5 star rating
Overall Rating 5 star rating
  


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