Mixed Up by Emma Hart
Release Date: April 18, 2017
4 Hot Shot CROWNS
Emma Hart delivers another fun and steamy enemies to lovers romance with Mixed Up. The bickering between Raven and Parker not only leads to entertaining moments within the story but also develops the sexual tension that exists between the two. The resistance to succumbing to their desires is what makes this story, ultimately, so entertaining.
Parker is a accomplished chef that has known Raven and her brother Parker since they were kids. Always choosing to antagonize Raven, their hatred for each other is long-lasting. Their hatred, though, seems to be parallel to that of a boy pulling your hair in school because he likes you, as there is no real reason for his hatred for her and her for him. His ability to run a kitchen and create amazing food is what puts him in her path again after years of not seeing each other. And while they revert right back to their old antics, he has developed a maturity to eventually understand his desires and act on them. Readers will absolutely appreciate his handling of the forbidden aspect of their relationship, and how he puts Raven first.
Raven owns Dirty and is a brilliant mixologist who has a knack for creating and naming dirty and delicious drinks. She is sassy and has a mouth on her that allows her to run her business with authority. Her inability to roll-over always puts her in the direct path to fight with Parker, but she absolutely never backs down from him. Her choice at the end of the novel also makes me love her as a character even more, as she is unwilling to harm the people she loves or give up on Parker.
This story is fun, light and intoxicating, almost like the drinks Raven makes. The readers will be entertained by the fighting of Parker and Raven at the beginning of the book, fall in lust with them as the sexual tension rises, and fall in love with them as they begin to recognize and admit to their feelings for each other. The ending of the story doesn’t go the original route of a forbidden romance trope, and I enjoyed the new detour Emma Hart took with the conclusion of the story.
Mixed Up is another fun and entertaining read. The characters are lovable, Raven’s family provides additional entertainment, and the relationship between Parker and Raven hits all the marks of lust and love, giving readers that quick read they need.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
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.
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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.