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Mixed Up by Emma Hart

Mixed Up Book Cover Mixed Up
Emma Hart
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
April 18th 2017

Dirty cocktails, deadly enemies with a red-hot attraction, and one big, crazy, Greek family--what could possibly go wrong?

Hiring my brother's best friend was not on my to-do list.
Neither was he.

Expanding my dirty cocktail bar into food was supposed to be easy, except finding a chef in my little town of Whiskey Key is anything but.
Until Parker Hamilton comes home--bringing his Michelin starred chef's hat with him.
He has no work. I need someone like him in my new kitchen.
There's just one problem: I hate his cocky, filthy-mouthed, sexy-as-hell guts.
Even if I might want him. Just a little...

Working for my best friend's sister? Not on my to-do list.
She's another story.

Whiskey Key was supposed to be a relaxing vacation, except I haven't reached the heights I have by lying in a hammock drinking cocktails. So when Raven Archer is desperate for a chef, I offer up my skills.
I'm bored. She needs what I can give her.
Except there's a problem: I've always hated her.
Her and her big, blue eyes, sassy mouth, and killer curves.
If only I didn't want her.

Mixed Up is a standalone, enemies-to-lovers romance. It's red-hot and hilarious, so grab a glass and get comfy!

Maria’s Review

➦This is a pretty enjoyable enemies to lovers romance with a whole bunch of entertaining banter and funny moments.

➦The heroine is an owner of a lounge which she decides to also turn into a restaurant. The only problem she can’t seem to find a competent chef to run the kitchen. Long story short, she has no choice but to employ her brother’s best friend, who also happens to be her arch nemesis.

➦I enjoyed the drink/food aspect of the story, it was interesting. The heroine comes up with really naughty cocktail names such as “Pussy Pounder” and “Blue Balls.”

➦There was a very fitting typo in the ARC that I’ve read (I know I’m not supposed to reference typos but this one was just funny). It said something like “the door clattered against the wall, slamming slut after me.” And I just thought that a “Slamming Slut” would be a rad name for a cocktail. No? Well, whatever.

➦I have to say that I didn’t really find this book to be very funny, sure, there were some moments. For the most part, however, I just thought there was too much banter. The hero’s character was a bit under developed for my taste. Everything seemed to be revolving around the heroine and her crazy family.

➦The fact that almost every scene was inside the same building made me feel a bit claustrophobic lol I would have preferred more variety… And these two kept fighting and fighting relentlessly and I just needed some tender moments too, I guess. By the end I didn’t really feel invested in this fictional relationship and ended up speed reading the last 20%.

➦Even though I wasn’t feeling it, you might! If you like enemies to lovers romcoms and “brother’s best friend” tropes then this book might suit you just fine!

About the Author


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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