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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.
Once things get shaken, not stirred...
Mixed Up is another sassy book from Emma Hart. Sassy ladies, sexy men, and refreshing stories are her niche, and Mixed Up is a perfect example of that.
Raven and Parker are like oil and water. The don't mesh well. Then everything gets shaken- not stirred and there is a whole new light cast over the duo.
Raven and Parker are one of Ms. Hart's hottest couples yet. The chemistry that pulls the two together is hot, sexy, oh so steamy. Raven is independent, different, and such a fun heroine. Parker isn't lacking at all, and the banter between the two is hilarious.
A highly recommended, joyful, 4.5 star read.
Sexy and Sassy - the perfect mix!
Boy does Emma Hart have a flair for creating heroines who are sassy, “sharp-tongued” vixens – women who know how to dress guys down with just a few words and a venomous stare!
And, I would go as far as to say that her newest heroine, Raven Archer, just might be the sassiest of all Hart’s female leads because she uses her sarcasm and her wit as a shield, as a control mechanism, allowing her to hide her true feelings behind her stubbornness as well as her snark and man oh man can Raven bring the scathing words – ones that knock her adversary down a few notches and makes him rethink going against her hot temper.
But there’s one opponent that willingly riles Raven up and pushes her buttons just enough to force her acidic words and ill-mannered gestures, and he’s been the bane of her existence since childhood, and even though they haven’t seen each other in three and a half years, Parker Hamilton easily falls back into old habits with Raven, aggravating her with his cocksure attitude and jackass antics but also filling her filthy mind with tempting images that definitely cross the line between mortal enemies not to mention the fact that Parker’s supposed to be off-limits because he’s Raven’s brother’s best friend.
The sexual tension between Raven and Parker is off-the-charts from the very beginning of their story, which begs the question if all of their mutual disdain as kids transformed into underlying desire for one another as they got older and now that they reconnected as adults, their feelings of frustration actually translate into feelings of desire and the temptation to act on those emotions may be too much for them to avoid.
Mixed Up is a fast-paced and hilarious enemies-to-lovers story that oozes sexiness on every page…right down to the names of drinks Raven mixes at her bar, Dirty. And even though there’s a bit of drama – most of which is created by Raven herself – there’s really nothing angsty about the situations that occur in the story because the way it’s written and the type of characters Raven and Parker are as well as the gaggle of family members that descend on Whiskey Key keep a light-hearted feel even in the most complicated parts.
4.5 Poison Apples (The Fairest of All Book Reviews)
I love Raven!
Oh man, I knew I was going to Raven's story after we met her in Casanova, I just didn't realize how much I was going to love her. She is this amazing spitfire that had me laughing out loud multiple times while reading this. It was amazing. It was the book I needed to read and I'm so glad I did, because it was perfect.
Raven has one enemy in life, her brother's best friend Parker. When she finds herself needing a chef for her bar Dirty, she doesn't want to ask Parker, but when the pickings are slim and her crazy Greek family is coming to town, she has no choice. Will Raven decide her hate for Parker is all hate or more love?
Parker is on sabatical after winning three Michelin stars at the restaurant he was working at in New York. After finding himself in Whiskey Keys, living with his parents and enjoying harrassing his best friend's sister, Raven. Torturing Raven is something that has always brought Parker joy, their relationship is to the point of hate, but when Raven finds herelf in need of chef for Dirty, Parker helps her, but she has to give up full control of her kitchen, to him.
Oh man, Parker and Raven are two of my favorite Emma characters to date. They have something about them that had me loving them and I couldn't help but laugh over ther relationship. There is nothing more than a hate to love relationship I love more and this one didn't disappoint. Watching Parker and Raven act on their feelings was perfect and I couldn't help but love them.