Review - Mixed by Lane Martin
Loved the story line and the characters. Logan, loves hard. Loved how he just took control and took everything in stride. Liddy, was sassy and comical. I do wishes I'd of read the previous two books though to maybe follow the other characters though. as there were quite a few to try and keep up with.
This is the story of Libby. She arrives at her twin Emily’s home, pregnant and unsure what her next step will be. On a girls night out Libby shows off her fabulous cocktail making skills, in the process impressing chef/part owner Logan, getting herself a job. The attraction between the two sizzles. Logan adores Libby, pregnant by other man and all. This is a well written book and part of a series by Lane Martin. Unfortunately it just wasn’t for me. I found it to jump from character to character and a little confusing. Maybe that’s because I haven’t read the other books.
About halfway in to this book, I realized it was part of a series (a sort of each book is a standalone, I guess?). It was a bit confusing trying to piece together what was going on and who the extra characters were since they had their own stories. It was also very fast paced. I blinked and they were already kissing. Another blink and they were in bed. Almost breakneck speed. I did really like the story. Logan instantly brought Nyle Demarco to mind. That’s who I pictured throughout the whole book. If you don’t know who he is, look him up. You can thank me later. Anyway, I’m not sure if I would say the story flowed seamlessly, but it did seem sort of haze-like in context. Kind of like it bounced back and forth between being told as a memory then as the characters were experiencing it at that moment. I’m not sure I’m doing it justice. For sure, you should read the other books so as to avoid the struggle of trying to keep up with the side character’s stories and how they’re connected.
This was my first book by this author, and I will be honest I'm kind of on the fence about it. Yes the story line in itself is decent. It was the flow of it that made me have some trouble getting into it. There were moments that things just seemed rushed. And then there were moments that there just wasn't that much detail in a scene, that I had to read it a couple times just to make sure I was following it. In no way am I saying that I will not read this authors work, I'm just saying that this particular book was just not really 100% for me.
I haven't read the author before but I'm definitely going to look up some more of her books. Libby just found out she's pregnant and has left her loser ex to go see her sister , she needs a job but who is going to hire a pregnant bar tender? And how long can she hide her pregnancy from her twin Logan is a restaurant owner/chef who needs a bar tender for his well known restaurant and once he sees Libby in action she gets the job on the spot. A well written, easy to read story that had me tearing up a few times.
This was a new to me author and I'm so glad I decided to read this. It was a tearful book in places but I'm definitely going to read more from this author. Libby was a great character that was strong and independent. Definitely the kind of heroine I like in my books.
I read one of those cute decorative signs at a truck stop gift shop on my way from Nashville to New York. It took everything in me not to laugh my ass off right next to the beef jerky and air fresheners. I was also tempted to buy both for two reasons. Number one, I’m pregnant, and number two, I’m pregnant. Every once in a while, in the middle of an ordinary life, Love gives you a Fairytale. What a crock. There are no such things as fairytales. Besides, what’s ordinary anyway? I’d be happy with a roof over my head, a steady paycheck, helping my sister mend her broken heart, and not screwing up as a parent. Anything after that would just be frosting. Yum, frosting. Damn cravings. OK, OK, maybe I should have re-read the first line. Every once in a while, Because my ordinary life became extraordinary, the second Logan Wheeler crashed my doctor’s appointment and held my hand when I heard my baby’s heartbeat for the first time. I wasn’t looking for a baby daddy. I guess that’s when you usually find things. Now I’m just hoping for Happily Ever After.
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About the Author
I never thought that I would write a novel, although my English teacher my freshman year in college told me that he would hunt me down if I wasn’t published by the time I was thirty. Well, thirty came and went. I was busy being a wife and working mother of two, and nobody came looking for me. I doubt my sister thought she was about to change my life forever when she got me a book of “mommy porn” for my birthday in 2012, but that’s exactly what she did. After reading the first book in the trilogy, I rushed out and got the other two books. I became obsessed and read the series several times before learning about Fanfiction. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one who couldn’t get enough. The idea fascinated me and I thought, “I can do that.” I was a nervous wreck when I posted my first story, a one shot about my new favorite couple. One story lead to another and then another. My readers encouraged me to write something that was all mine, so that‘s what I did. Thank you to everyone who told me that I could do it. It wouldn’t have been possible without you. I love reading, writing, traveling, and spending time with my family. Thank you for going on this journey with me.