Review: Miss Fix-It by Emma Hart



Potential Spoilers Ahead; Read at your own risk.


Book Title: Miss Fix-It

Series: Standalone

Author: Emma Hart

Point of View: Single

Writing Style: First Person

Setting: Rock Bay, California

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy

HEA: Yes.

Additional Notes: All my Kindle highlights are available through Goodreads HERE.


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.

If you’re looking for laugh out loud, steamy romance with a sassy protagonist then Emma Hart has you covered.  Kali like so many of Hart’s characters is sassy, and a strong female character.  She works in a field that is male-dominated and enjoys proving people and their assumptions wrong.  I loved that about her, that she was confidant in who she is, and wasn’t afraid of showing it.  And I loved how she didn’t feel like she needed a man to be complete, or any of that other nonsense.  Brant was so endearing, and sexy.  I loved reading about him interacting with his twins, Eleanor and Elijah, and how when he looks at Kali he usually has a twinkle in his eye.  Losing someone you love enough to have children with is hard, and Brant felt moving to a new town would be a fresh start.  He hires Kali to help re-do the twins bedrooms and chaos ensues.  Not-so-useful little helpers, tantrums resulting in bright red paint being tossed around the room, a messy babysitting gig – I was laughing at all their antics while feeling sympathetically drained.
“Daddyyyyy!” Ellie screamed.
“Daddy!” Eli followed suit with.
“Help,” I whispered. They splashed each other extra loud.
“Oh, hell,” Brantley said, storming up the stairs. Slowly, I turned my face to his. I was soaking wet, from my little socks to my hair and everything in between. “I made a bad choice.”
I really enjoyed reading scenes with the twins, four year old’s have no filter and Hart got that spot on.  Honestly despite how much I loved Kali and Brant it was the twins that made me fall in love with this book.  Their random fights and conversations, it was all just adorable, in a ‘kids can be pretty gross’ kind of way.
“Ewi! Get off the toiwet!”
Okay. Maybe I wasn’t going into the bathroom right now.
“No! I’m pooping!” Eli shouted back.
That was too much information.
“Well, stop pooping!” came Ellie’s response. “You smell bad!” Still too much information.
“I can’t just stop pooping, Ewwie. There’s still poo in my tummy!”
“Okay!” Brantley came up the stairs, taking them two at a time. “That’s your weekly quota of the ‘p’ word used in about ten seconds. Eleanor, let your brother use the toilet. Elijah…Please stop telling the entire neighborhood what you’re doing in the bathroom.” I snorted, dipping my head since I was still holding the tray. Brantley turned to look at me. “Oh, Jesus. I’m sorry you had to hear that.”
“So am I,” I replied.
“Last night, after bathtime, we had an argument over who has the best genitals.”
“Eli insisted it was his because he can play with it. I told him we’d revisit this conversation in ten years.”
Imagine that. A pointless conversation with a four-year-old. What a novelty.
I do wish we had seen more of her friendship with Jayda since Hart has typically written such strong and crazy friendships, it was there but definitely sidelined.
Jayda: Get fucked.
Jayda: No, literally. Literally get fucked.
Me: We’re done here.
However I think Kali’s relationship with her step-mum, Portia, kind of made up for that.  I can see how that would take precedence given Kali came to her step-mum when she needed advice.  It was a good plot-device.  Also her step-mum is awesome.
“They’d better have more than the patience of a saint. I want the cock of a God, too.” She blinked at me for a moment. “Do you ever think I should be less of the best friend kind of parent and more of the “don’t speak like that” parent?”
I twisted my lips in a wry smile. “You tried that once. It lasted a week.”
And yes, I odviously loved the relationship between Kali and Brant.  I laughed so hard when Portia told Kali the reason her dad had made the ‘No Cavorting with Clients’ rule.  Such a dad move.  But I really did love their relationship, how they didn’t just jump each others pants immediately, how the tension and their feelings had time to grow and develop.  How, due to Kali’s own circumstances, she was able to offer comfort and reassurance to Brant about the twins not having their mum and about his own feelings.  I just thought these two had such a sweet romance.  I laughed so hard when he Dad-Voiced her and I got a little swoony when he went alpha male while they were having sex against the wall.  Because I mean, who wouldn’t get swoony over an alpha male and a wall sex scene?  (Swoony; Horny – don’t judge me)
“Give me the brush. Now.” He dad-voiced me, holding his hand out expectantly.
I folded my arms, carefully keeping the brush close to my body without getting paint on myself. “No. That voice won’t work of me. I have twenty-six-years of practice of resistance against the Dad-Voice.”
“Worth a try. But, still… Give me the brush.”

Final Thoughts:

Obviously I loved this book and the characters, there were a few errors but honestly, bar two repeated lines, they weren’t that big of a deal and I didn’t really notice them the first time I read Miss Fix-It. I did feel like Kali wasn’t as sassy as some of Hart’s other characters but I think that’s okay.  I wouldn’t exactly like it if all the characters were copies of one another, would I?  Though I do have a tiny complaint; a majority of her protagonists have dark hair and so do their love interests (I know Mellie from The Upside to Being Single had blonde hair, but still). I’d love to see more variety there.
I have been in such a sassy rom/com mood and this book (along with Hart’s other books) just hits that spot so well.  It is a light read, there’s no heaviness and so it makes it feel like a quick read.  So if you’re looking for something fun to read that won’t require a million brain cells, definitely check Miss Fix-It out!  It’s a bubble bath with wine kind of book.
“You really are a regular little Miss Fix-It, aren’t you?”
Get your own copy here:
Amazon: Kindle
Amazon: Paperback
Emma Hart: Paperback

Have YOU read Miss Fix-It?

What did YOU think?

Be sure to check out Hart’s other books, I’ve read; The Holly Woods Files (Review for Twisted Bond), Being Brooke, Catching Carly, Casanova, Mixed-Up, Miss Mechanic and The Upside of Being Single and I’m looking forward to The Hook-Up Experiment coming in May of 2018.


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