After a disastrous first date, Mia and Alex are prepared to move on with their lives, never expecting to see each other again. But, as luck would have it, Alex turns out to be the fixer Mia’s dad’s company brought in to breathe new life into their Avondale branch. As if that wasn't enough of a coincidence, they wind up on a double date together set up by their best friends who have just started dating. Despite continuing to run into each other, the pair are dead set on not letting anything happen. But when sparks fly, something is bound to catch fire.
This was a fun, quick read with plenty of spice to get a smut addict like me through to the end. Mia and Alex are both interesting characters who are on vastly different paths in life, but that is also why they work so well together.
One of the biggest tropes that cause me angst and frustration (and not usually in a good way) is the miscommunication trope and it definitely pops up throughout various points of this story. That being said, I don’t think there is a way to tell this particular story without the miscommunication and Hart finds a way to make it funny instead of frustrating most of the time.
While there is quite the cast of supporting characters around Mia and Alex, no one felt like they were fully fleshed out, each being only one thing to either Mia or Alex. Even though it’s a love story between those two, it would have been nice to get a little more character depth in the supporting cast, especially considering how they were all so important to one character or the other.
The supporting characters may have been a bit lacking, but the spicy scenes definitely were not. Just like the act itself, Hart builds the tension beautifully before reaching the explosive climax. The chemistry between Mia and Alex is electric and though it takes them a bit of time to give in to it, it’s well worth the wait.
Oh, and despite some revelations that could have caused it, I am happy to report (for the sake of Mandy who absolutely hates it) that there is not a third act breakup, though there is an ambiguous separation that could possibly look like a breakup to the untrained eye.
SOME KIND OF BLUNDERFUL by Livy Hart is available now and you can grab a copy here.
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