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Early Review: Nailed It by Cindi Madsen

Oct 18, 2017

I'm Ivy Clarke. Bartender, best friend, and disbeliever in love.
And now I'm in over my head, trying to flip a house all by myself.
Thanks, HGTV.
I'm not too proud to admit I need some help. Too bad the only one who can help me is the same man I want to throw out this house's second-story window.
Jackson Gamble and I can't be in the same room together for more than a minute without devolving into a sparring match.
Except for that one time…
But enough about that. Jackson's looking for forever, and I don't believe in love, remember?
Get in. Renovate. Get out. Keep my heart firmly in tact.
Because it's much easier to fix up a house than a broken heart.
Full of humor and dripping with delicious tension, Nailed It proves that every heart can be ready for a little rehabilitation, if only you're willing to open it up.

  3.5-4 STARS

Ivy Clarke has watched her mom go through relationship after relationship, never finding “Mr. Right”, and seeing the pain that goes along with that. Add to that, her own failed relationships. Ivy is done with all of that. She figures if you don’t get too close and don’t let emotions get involved, then you can’t get hurt. Except there’s one man, Jackson Gamble (her best friend’s brother) who can get to her like no other. They almost had something in the past, but Ivy put up her walls and wouldn’t let him get any closer. Now they’re working together on fixing up a house to sell that held many childhood memories for Ivy. If these two can be in the same room together though without insults and trying to fight off the attraction, it will be a miracle. Ivy is determined to keep Jackson at arm’s length, but as the two spend more time together working on the house, it gets harder and harder.

She’s got a plan though. What’s a little fun and no attachment fling between them while they finish up the house going to hurt? When the project is done, they’ll go their separate ways. Jackson can be with a woman who wants the whole white-picket fence and HEA ending and Ivy can continue being on her own and taking care of herself and not let any chance of a broken heart come into play. Sounds good, right? But as they say, the best-laid plans…

I loved the bantering and the chemistry between Jackson and Ivy. While there were times I was a little frustrated with Ivy’s character, I was still rooting for this couple. I loved how Jackson wouldn’t give up on her. A fun, sweet and sexy read. Overall, I really enjoyed it. If you like enemies-to-lovers, second-chance romance and the best friend’s brother tropes, this one has it all!

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Publisher: Entangled Publishing: Amara Imprint
Pub Date: October 23, 2017

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