Blog Tour & Review: Mixed Up Love by Natasha Madson

Hunter When my business partner asked me to do him a favor, I had no idea he was sending me on a blind date his mother 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. Laney It's not every day you find out your ex-boyfriend is engaged. I shouldn't have agreed to the blind date. My mother insisted, and I wasn’t in any position to turn down a night out. 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 in love. 

Mixed Up Love by Natasha Madison is a cute story about mistaken identity by way of omission, about finding someone when you least expect it, and what can happen when you open your heart and forgive.

Hunter and Anthony work together at a security company and they know what it truly means to be careful and to make sure that other people are safe. When Anthony asks Hunter for a favor, in the form of a thrown bet, Hunter takes Anthony's place on a blind date, because he already had a date scheduled for that same night. Hunter reluctantly helps his friend, but gets so much more than he bargained for. Hunter did not expect Laney, the sassy, smart, beautiful but kind woman to be sitting at a table waiting for him (after having a few drinks to calm her nerves). Their attraction is instant and Hunter finds himself enjoying the date more than he ever thought possible, but he fails to tell Laney that he isn't who she thinks.

Laney is excited that finally a blind date ended well and when they go out again, Hunter and Laney feel the sparks flying between them. Laney believes this is the start of something good for her, finally moving on from her asshole ex.

Laney and Hunter have some hurdles to overcome, one of them being his mistaken identity and the lies that Laney believes he has told. She closes herself off to him when the truth comes out, but they are both miserable in their own way over what happened.

While I didn't love the overbearing way that Hunter constantly told Laney what to do, locking her doors and how to behave and not be a "target" I did enjoy the story overall and how it played out. It was a great beach read!

3.5 stars

I pull up to the front door, and the valet meets me at my door once I stop. “Good evening, sir,” he says once I open my door. “Yeah, I won’t be here long,” I tell him as I get out, not bothering to take off my sunglasses when I hand him the keys.

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