Title: Mixed Up Love
Author: Natasha Madison
Publisher: Self-published by Natasha Madison
Publication Date: August 7, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Recieved an electronic copy via InkSlinger PR for the purpose of this blog tour in exchange for an honest review
Rating: 3.5 stars
When my business partner asked me to do him a favor, I had no idea he was sending me on the blind date his mother had arranged for him.
I walked in the bar, saw the woman drinking her third martini, and knew I was in for an eventful night.
After the unexpected second date, she didn’t know my real name or who I really was. By that time, the lie was too far gone, and I wanted her too much to admit the truth.
It’s not every day you find out your ex-boyfriend is engaged.
I shouldn’t have agreed to the blind date, but I wasn’t in any position to turn down a night out when my mother insisted.
I will admit, I definitely shouldn’t have ordered that fourth martini before said blind date even arrived.
The man turned out to be swoon worthy, handsome, condescending— a perfect distraction.
Then I found out he was a liar.
I’ve never been in over my head to this degree.
Then again, I’ve never been mixed up in love.
Laney is thrown for a loop when she finds out her ex-boyfriend is engaged to another woman. When her mother sets her up on a blind date, she figures why the hell not. The day can’t really get that much worse, right? Hunter is definitely a creature of solitude, but when his business partner asks him to take his place on a blind date, he does it. When they first meet, it’s honestly pretty hilarious. They had good chemestry and butt heads in the most perfect way.
Laney was so cute. She was this bouncy little thing with the bubbliest personality and I’m not sure if I want to be her or be her best friend. Either way, I enjoyed reading about her.
Hunter was something. If I had to take a shot in the dark and guess as to why he hadn’t had any relationships previously it’s probably because he’s a freaking stalker and way too paranoid about dangerous things happening to Laney. The girl can take an Uber and she’ll be ok. I promise.
The other characters were alright. They had good one-liners, but the whole part with random people ending up together kind of felt a little forced. But it was such a small part in the story that it doesn’t have an effect on my overall opinion. I just think it was kind of unnecessary.
The writing was good. Natasha Madison definitely kept me entertained throughout the story. The plot was also well done. Any time a woman has her own job that helps her sustain a good lifestyle (in which she could easily survive without a man financially), I am all for that. Hell yeah for women owning their own businesses.
Their dates were super cute and I enjoyed all of it (except Hunter’s literal stalking). With a story that’s pretty short, of course insta-love is going to happen, which I can always do without, but what can you do? It just comes along with the length of the story if you want to be able to give the romance a start and happily ever after.
If you want a romance about a blind date gone wrong (but also kind of right), then look no further. Mixed Up Love was a quick read, one that I would say is perfect for a sunny day by the pool or the beach.
ABOUT Natasha Madison
When her nose isn’t buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she’s in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It’s a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn’t listen to her…