Nailed It by Cindi Madsen

October 24th, 2017 Kimberly Review 44 Comments

24th Oct
Nailed It by Cindi Madsen
Nailed It
by Cindi Madsen
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher
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Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameHalf a Flame

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.

ROMANCE snarky Small-town RomCom

Nailed It by Cindi Madsen is a standalone contemporary romance perfect for fans of witty banter and HGTV. This small-town feel contemporary had me laughing and smiling as Ivy Clarke tackles home renovations and her feelings for Jackson Gamble.

We meet Ivy Clarke at her best friend’s engagement party and learn very quickly that Ivy is relationship challenged. She has all of these rules for not getting attached. a.ka hurt. We also meet Jackson Gamble, her BFF’s hottie brother. Right away we get a taste of the sizzling chemistry between them as they exchange jabs and heart rates accelerate.

After making her escape, she notices a home she grew up in is for sale. The memories have her wanting one last look, so she calls her Aunt to arrange a visit. As she wanders the halls and her old bedroom she comes up with a brilliant idea to renovate the home and increase her Aunt’s profits. Now, Ivy restores furniture, but tackle a home renovation? Totally new to her. Her HGTV ideas soon have her in trouble. So, her best friend sends Jackson over to help.

I had such fun with this story. Ivy is hilarious with her commitment fears and enthusiasm for renovation. It wasn’t hard to connect with her as she is just an overall kind person with a big heart. She and Jackson tease each other with snarky quips, but the chemistry between them is downright smoking. The two share a history, and it was exciting to bear witness to these two making amends and working together. It is clear there is something more than the attraction between them, but Ivy needs to stop running and bring down her walls.

Secondary charters, minimal drama, kittens and more added depth to the story will allow the reader to feel apart of their world.

Madsen does a wonderful job of developing the characters and I felt as if I knew them. Jackson is sweet, sexy and patient. I loved the way he pushed but showed patience. If you are looking for a feel-good read filled with laughter and fade to black heat. then grab Nailed It.

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44 Responses to “Nailed It by Cindi Madsen”

  1. Debbie Haupt

    Ok this is going on my list, what a cute premise. Thanks for the fab review Kim
    Sorry I’ve been awol for the last few days but my laptop was in the shop and doing this from my mobil devices is too much for my aging eyesight LOL

  2. Angie @ Ba_BAMB

    Oh, I do love a good small town romance, and I have seen this author around a lot. And a well meaning best friend with a hot older brother? Sign me up! LOL

    Great review. 🙂

  3. Bookworm Brandee

    It’s been awhile since I read any Madsen but I agree with you about her character development. This one sounds like a lot of fun with all the verbal sparring. I’ll have to check it out. 🙂

  4. Ailyn Koay

    You know, I just watched the latest episode of Big Bang Theory and unfortunately I think Sheldon just nailed sexy talk without being sexy… When I saw the title I was like.. gosh, this must be a sign to read hahaha *thumbs up*

  5. Mallory

    You’ve totally sold me on this book – so glad I clicked through because I hadn’t even seen it before! It’s always more fun reading about someone doing home renovations than tackling them myself. Adding this one to my TBR 🙂

  6. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    This one sounds like a lot of fun. I’ve yet to read anything by Cindi Madsen even though I feel like I see her books mentioned all over the place. I love the fact that it’s the guy that is wanting something long term and the girl is the commitment-phobe. 🙂

  7. Rowena

    Ooh, this sounds like all kinds of awesome. How in the world did I miss this one? I’m going to fix that right now. Thanks for the wonderful review, Kim!

  8. Sophia Rose

    Normally, I’d pass up the opportunity for yet another ‘relationship challenged’ romance, but you hook me in with talks of banter, fun, her personality and his patience. 🙂

  9. Lily

    maybe this is the kind of romance I need to get me back into romance mood. I love rom-coms