12:00 pm EST, October 31, 2017

‘Miss Fix-It’ book review: Emma Hart wonderfully tackles sexism, tantrums, and being scared of love

By Sonya Field | Edited by Brandi Delhagen

Miss Fix-It by Emma Hart is empowering, hilarious, and sexy all in one delicious package that readers will want to finish in one sitting!

About ‘Miss Fix-It’ by Emma Hart:

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.

‘Miss Fix-It’ by Emma Hart review:

Despite the fact that I’ve never read a book by Emma Hart before, I loved Miss Fix-It from the very first page. The main character, Kali, took over her father’s business as a handyman. It goes without saying that she spends a lot of time dealing with sexism and stereotypes. But that doesn’t stop Kali from doing what she loves, which is part of what makes her such an endearing character.

“There was a damn good reason all the advertising for Hancock Handyman Co. eliminated the fact I was a woman. When my dad semi-retired, I’d learned pretty quickly that people were willing to overlook our company because I was a woman.”

Kali also happens to be upfront, sassy, and fun. I laughed out loud each time she described an unlucky date with another fuckboy she met on dating apps. She’s not afraid to get dirty on her jobs, freely swears, but still knows how to turn up the sexy when she wants.

Enter hot single dad Brantley. New to town, Brantley needs help getting his house fixed up to make it more livable for his twins – who also happen to be hilarious. Brantley is a little out of element trying to get everything settled with the kids all by himself and is basically saved by Kali who knows just who to do. Unfortunately for Kali, Brantley is also undeniably attractive and their chemistry is blatant too.

“I followed him upstairs, and I swear, I tried not to look at his ass. It was literally a mantra inside my head. Don’t look at his ass. Don’t look at his ass. Don’t look at his ass. It didn’t work.”

At first, the kids are enough to keep Kali at bay. She’s long since decided that having kids isn’t for her. Being around them makes her antsy and their constant interruptions means that her job goes slower than she expected it to. However, their adorableness starts to win her over and she even feels comfortable helping Brantley out with them.

Somewhere along the line, their relationship goes from professional to friendly to something more. There are plenty of emotional hurtles along the way for them though. Mainly Kali’s worries about what could come in the future. She tries to stay away from Brantley but the allure just proves to be too strong for her to resist.

“I let him drag me further into the regret I knew I’d feel the second this stopped. I didn’t care. My Whole body was alive.”

I accidentally stayed up way too late reading this book, but I’m not even mad about it. It was a joy to read from start to finish, and I loved getting to read about a heroine that didn’t give a crap about what anyone thought she should be doing with her life and instead followed her own heart. I can’t wait to read more books by Emma Hart!

Miss Fix-It by Emma Hart is available now! Order your copy from Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, or Kobo. And don’t forget to add it to your Goodreads!

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