Genres: Contemporary Romance, Humorous, Romance, Small Town Romance, Workplace Romance
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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’m a big fan of flipping around gender roles, I hate when people assume what sex a person should be just based on what their job title is. So I liked the idea behind Miss Fix-It, that our girl is a contractor, and a pretty good one it seems. I also liked how our guy is the single dad, it always seems when its one parent doing the vast majority of the parenting it’s always the mom, so it’s good to see a dad doing it all but also being really good at it.
I will say I was expecting this book to be more rom-com than it was. I love Emma Hart’s work, and she has the best humor in her books. And her characters always have the greatest little quirks. Her Holly Woods Files series had great humor even though it was about murders, and some of her others are just a 100% laugh along rom-com. This was more sweet to me, and like all the humor came from the kids, kind of reminiscent of the Burke Brothers series and Mila, except in this book it’s twins so it’s double the trouble.
When Kali meets Brantley she is super attracted to him, and I think it’s pretty clear he is attracted to her as well. But Kali isn’t really looking for a built in family, I mean she has big hang ups about it. And I think for Brantley, he more rusty than anything. His wife died, but it’s been a while, so it’s not like he hasn’t moved on, more like his whole life basically revolves around his kids at the moment, after all they are quite the handful.
I think what I actually enjoyed the most about this book is that it’s kind of a two part love story. There is the obviously love story of Kali and Brantley, which is fun to read for sure. They have a lot of false starts, kids who show up at the wrong times, and then some seriously sexy moments together. But there is also the love story where Kali falls for the kids. For someone who never imagined having kids of her own, she finds herself wanting to go out of her way try and make the kids happy. She lets them help out when she is re-doing their rooms, which is honestly more inconvenience than anything. She helps with the little things like picking up the kids when their dad can’t, or braiding Ellie’s hair, before she realized it Kali is totally in love with the kiddos. I also really like how she has a great relationship with her step-mother, she is able to get really good advice because her stepmom has been in the same situation before.
I think the best part of this book is how relatable it is, I think a lot of people are going to see parts of themselves or their families in this book. I prefer books where the characters actually feel like people I could meet in real life, I mean the chances of me running into a single super hot billionaire, not so much, but meeting a single dad or a girl who has her own business being a DIY queen, way more likely. There wasn’t a super amount of angst, but it still pulled on the heartstrings. It had moments that made me smile, or laugh (those kids are seriously adorable), but like I said it didn’t feel super rom-com. This was definitely an enjoyable book for me. I seriously recommend this book, or really any book by Emma Hart.