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.
I simply adored these characters. Kali and Brantley had me cracking up and sighing with their banter. Watching them navigate their relationship while dealing with the everyday challenges that kids add to the mix? So immensely satisfying. The kids in this book were some of the best written kids I've ever read. They add to the realness of this story, which I just loved.
This book didn't focus just on Kali and Brantley's relationship-and I appreciated that. Often times in books once a relationship forms the heroine/hero forget about their friends and family. That's hardly the case here. Throughout the book we still see best friends and family members and I think that's incredibly important. Again, it adds to what makes this story seem so real.
The writing flowed and had the dialogue had me laughing, sighing and swooning-though not all at once. The pacing was spot on. I adored the small town aspect of this-and coming from a small town myself I can say that the author nailed it in her descriptions of how close knit communities work.
Miss Fix-It was so much fun to read. Once I started I couldn't put it down. These characters wormed their way into my heart and I'm certainly not complaining! I definitely recommend this book and can't wait to see what this author has up her sleeve next!
The kids are realistic, and funny. They add a charm to the story that gives it depth and a foundation for the relationship between Brantley and Kali. Kali's step-mom is a hoot and I love their relationship, not only for what it is, but for the perspective it is able to give her about Brantley and his children and what they are going through.
I love that Kali is a female handyman/builder but that this isn't the focus of who she is. She still enjoys an attractive man, spending time with her female best friend and spending time with her mom. So often when a book is about a character who is not the "norm" in one area, the author feels the need to make sure they meet none of the stereotypes...and in this case, she was a woman who also happened to be in construction. Neither being female, or in a "male" job was allowed to be the main thing that defined her.
The small town aspect of this title was hilarious. The gossip, the people in restaurants, the idea that you had no privacy and your mom was going to find out everything you did, even before you tell her.
I loved the story ARC of this. It is tough to discuss without spoiling the plot, but I liked the way the relationship developed and I liked the path it took to reach the happily ever after. Sometimes, it feels like an author uses plot and situations to drive a story that has weak characters, but this didn't feel this way at all. You like, and relate, to all of the characters in the story and you want to seem them happy.
I also loved the ending. I love where they ended up, and I loved being able to see a little glimpse of that future. Sometimes, the ending of a book makes the entire book even better, and there was something about the way this one ended that did just that.
I recommend this title.
“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.”
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.
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