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Clean Sweep by Evie Mitchell

Clean Sweep by Evie Mitchell

Erik
Nappies, poop and so many sleepless nights I was pretty sure in some countries this would be considered torture and my kids could be tried for war crimes.

Yep, I was now a dad. A dad who had no clue what he was doing. A dad who somehow ended up with two kids who weren’t his but I fuc- er, I mean – gosh-darn I loved them.

Only… I needed help. A LOT of help. My house was a wreck and I needed sleep. Badly.

Enter Laura — the Queen of Clean.

She had to be an apparition caused by my sleep-deprived mind. Cause god knew she was exactly what I’d always wanted in a woman, and one glance at her curves and pretty smile had me reconsidering the need for sleep.

Laura
Being offered my own TV show was a dream come true. As the Queen of Clean I had an opportunity to educate people about the importance of cleanliness.

Only one look at my latest project and all I could think of was dirty, sweaty, filthy things.
Erik Larsson is tempting me with sweet murmurings, beautiful babies and a helpless need for a spotless kitchen. The man knows my weaknesses… the only problem?

I’m meant to be leaving for my next assignment at the end of the month.

The Queen of Clean doesn’t stick around… right?

Warning: This hilarious read involves cute babies, gorgeously helpless men, and an appreciation for a clean house that goes over oh so well. Settle in greedy reader, you might need gloves for this delicious mess.

Title:Clean Sweep
Author:Evie Mitchell
Series:Thor’s Shipbuilding (Book 1)
Pages:74
Category / Genre(s):Contemporary
Trope(s):Insta-Love
Single Parent
Point of View:
Location:Capricorn Cove, USA
HEA:✔️
Release Date:25th April, 2020
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Cute with issues

This is the first Evie Mitchell book I’ve read, presumably recommended to me because I do have a fondness for an insta-love story of which this is one.

The story comes out swinging and we’re straight into the story. And straight into confusion for me. Was I supposed to know who these people were? It definitely appeared so. So much so, that I clicked back to check I’d started on the first story in the series. It is the first in this series, but it’s not until the end that I learnt that the family were first introduced in an earlier book called Thunder Thighs. Not to worry, I can cope.

With a lot of unnecessary convolutions, Erik becomes a single dad to twins. And his life implodes. His house almost does, too. Erik was a nice guy – big, strong and well, messy. He had a dirty mouth – which I liked – but other than that I can’t really tell you much about him.

Laura was a nice girl, too. I loved her drive to clean and organise – a girl after my own heart. Her reactions when she first laid eyes on Erik were amusing but again, I didn’t really feel I knew her all that much.

“…there was a lot of tell and not a lot of show.”

And that was my complaint about the story as a whole – there was a lot of tell and not a lot of show. We barely scratch the surface of these people or this story. As such, I felt little happened. A dirty man finds a clean lady, they like each other and get together. It was just missing something.

The punctuation was, well, questionable at best. It was irritatingly distracting. That and the smattering of editing errors and mistakes. Sigh.

And good lord, if there wasn’t a red-headed “Scottish” bear of a man who will likely appear in a future story in this series. He was on the page very little and yet I was still cringing hard. Just no.

I enjoyed the story and read it through to the end – but it wasn’t one for me and I can’t say I’ll be picking up the rest of the series any time soon. But please read the other reviews because I seem to be the only person who had issues with the book and so you still might enjoy it more than I did. I would say 2.5 stars bumping up to 3.

Evie Mitchell is a thirty-something woman who loves dirty books, bad boys and men who know how to treat their woman right. She specialises in dirty reads for curious minds.

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