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.
It’s amazing how easy it is for a person’s world to get turned on its head when the right people enter his/her life. And let me tell you…Brantley Cooper and his twin four year olds, Ellie and Eli, barrel into Kali Hancock’s life and soon into her heart like a tornado, crossing all sorts of professional lines, breaking all of her self-enforced rules, and forcing her to question everything she thought she wanted in her life to the point that she might just need to redefine her future in a way that included a certain little boy and little girl and the hot dad who comes with them!
Kali, Miss Fix-It extraordinaire, is one hell of a hard worker. She’s worked her ass off to disprove the stereotype of woman trying to be a part of a profession that has always been seen as a “man’s world” and her skill more than speaks for itself. I love how confident she is at her job and it’s refreshing to see her not doubt herself when it comes to her business and when she goes head-to-head in sparring matches with Brantley. I love Kali’s honesty and the way she acts with Ellie and Eli, even when she wants to pull her hair out. She’s amazing with them and they’re the reason she starts to rethink her life choices and her future.
Brantley Cooper is first and foremost a dad, and even though he was forced to be when he lost his wife two and a half years ago, he’s more than hands-on. He puts Ellie and Eli’s well-being ahead of everything else, but he doesn’t allow them to walk all over him, which is not an easy task given how those two are constantly on the go and constantly in each other’s faces.
Ellie and Eli Cooper are quite the little scene stealers!!! Emma Hart does a fantastic job of capturing their precious and monster-like moments, illustrating exactly why they are both a terrible twosome and a pair of the most sweet and lovable kids, keeping both their father and Kali on their toes because they never know what’s going to come out of the twins’ mouths next or the damage they’re going to do to each other, themselves, or anything or anyone else they come into connect with since they only have one mode: overwhelmingly crazy!
I seriously had a smile on my face the entire time I was reading Miss Fix-It! It’s such a well-written, feel-good story; it will have readers laughing out loud, swooning over how amazing Brantley is with his kids and with Kali, and perhaps even wanting a set of twins as crazy as Ellie and Eli…though I have to admit that they would have rolled right over me;)
Emma Hart adds the perfect amount of drama to the story line because it’s used to express Kali’s fears and uncertainty when it comes to making the Coopers a permanent part of her life and the focus on Kali’s relationship with her step-mom and how her mom’s advice and the way she treated Kali when she first came into Kali’s life is such a godsend to Kali; in my opinion, it’s her step-mom that allows Kali to be the person she’s meant to be with the people she’s meant to be with for the rest of her life.
4.5 Poison Apples
“I swear, messing with me is your new favorite hobby.”
“It is,” he admitted, eyes sparkling. “You’re so easy to mess with, I don’t even have to try.”
I rolled my eyes. “And to think—I let myself be guilt-tripped into this.”
“More fool you. I warned you about her, and you obviously didn’t listen.”
“That’s so not fair. I did listen, I just don’t have freaky skills to avoid the guilt like you do.”
“I don’t avoid the guilt. I pretend.”
“Would you have pretended if you were me, knowing you’d leave a poor guy to be lonely?”
He raised his eyebrows. “I wouldn’t have been lonely. I’d have watched TV with my pants off.”
“You don’t get to use my plans as an excuse,” I scoffed. “And unless your daughter is a master manipulator, you would have been lonely.”
“She’s four. All four-year-olds are master manipulators. If kids came with manuals, that would be the title of the chapter that talks about age four,” he said.
“There are technically manuals. They’re these wonderful, futuristic things called books.”
“None of which are geared toward a single dad,” he pointed out. “The last time I Googled something, I diagnosed Eli with a rare, deadly disease, learned that there are way too many styles of braid for any human being to master, and also found out how to get the kids out of the door by eight and have time to do my make-up.”
I paused. “I can see how that last one would be of use to you. Your mascara looks wonderful today.”
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.