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A secret crush. A mix-up in paperwork. And suddenly, a fake marriage that lands two women in one hotel room–and face to face with their denial.
After six months of simmering attraction, librarians Sofiya Anderson and Molly Andersen are ready to burst. There’s a magnetism between them that threatens their commitment to professionalism, and not even a librarian’s stern shushi
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ebook, 198 pages
Published February 29th 2020 by Foxglove Fiction
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Elske
Mar 03, 2020 rated it liked it
2.7 stars
This book was just okay for me. I liked the premise of the book, but the story was a bit too slow for me and there were too many unnecessary details that I think were there just to educate the reader or to reflect the views of the writer. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, if it doesn’t distract from the story or makes it too longwinded like it sometimes did in this book.
I liked the main characters Sofiya and Molly and the build up of their connection, which because Molly is a demirom
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AnnMaree Of Oz
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was ok
Very modern word usage, more geared toward generation Z's. Made reading it feel rather tedious for me as a simplistic 34 yr old who hates the term 'queer' and all the other ultra specific new umbrella terms like 'demi-romantic' despite technically being one. I also hated the authors attempt to call anyone older and who do take issue with these terms 'gatekeepers'. So ultimately I couldn't get involved since I felt like I was just being spoken down to like a child by a yuppie with a thesaurus of ...more
Charlie
A three arms, five hands experience.
[Feel free to see my shared highlights (with commentary!) if you think I'm exaggerating any of this.]
What even was this? I finally put it down at 75% finished, and I don't expect to ever compete this book. Was it edited at all? There are sentences that are just halfway finished, sometimes running into a completely unrelated sentence. Tenses change. Very difficult to keep up with who is saying what (I suspect perspectives are changing also). Time is irrelevant,
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Cammy Chareon
Jul 17, 2020 rated it liked it
The premise was really promising. I was very interested to know how the story would play out. It was short and sweet, but I had a difficult time finishing it because of how slowly the story developed. The characters were likable, so that really helped.

I appreciate that the author wrote many scenes involving the main characters to help develop their friendship. However, I also thought that there were a lot of unnecessary scenes written in. It’s not a slow-burn book, per se, but more of a slow-pa
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Tinything
Apr 03, 2020 rated it liked it
Finally i finished this. I have never been happier. I couldn't get into this book at all. I dont feel the chemistry between characters. There were some parts that just feel rush and why do i feel like there were too many drawled? There were too many unecessary information just like Eske's review mentioned. And Sofiya's presentation near the end of the book, sound like she just went up there and said 2 sentences and come back down. I have to reread that part a bit because i thought i missed some ...more
lauraღ
May 21, 2020 rated it it was ok
Not great, unfortunately. The tropey elements that made me interested in reading (they have similar last names and accidentally get signed up as wives to a library conference) barely had any page time, the writing was all over the place, and it either wasn't edited or a draft copy was accidentally uploaded. There were placeholders, unfinished sentences, abrupt switches from third to first person POV...

It's a shame. The concept is cute, the characters had promise, and it was nice reading about a
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Doug Elliott
Apr 15, 2020 rated it it was ok
Diversity with regard to race, sex and romantic type are well addressed in this story. There is also an upfront section with trigger warnings for readers sensitive to a number of issues.

The setup has the makings of a fun tale. That said there are sections that read like a log of activities completed rather than a chronicle of a developing relationship. This made it difficult to fully appreciate the chemistry between the main characters. Another pass by an editor would not be amiss.
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Karen
Aug 15, 2020 rated it liked it
I have mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand, it was an easy, quick read. On the other hand, there were some things that confused me and interrupted my flow. It occasionally diverts from 3rd person to 1st which was kind of distracting and there were some other things a good editing could have cleaned up.

Two librarians who work together are attracted to one another. Molly is newer to the job, in her mid-20s, Black, and aromantic attracted to women. Sofiya is about 10 to 15 years older,
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Chasia Lloyd
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fun and flirty

If you ever thought that reading about protecting a library's funding would be boring, please think again. Candace Harper's Mrs. Mix Up is an incredibly sexy, exciting story about an unlikely couple coming together to protect their community's most valuable asset.
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PAULA
Jul 18, 2020 rated it did not like it
Very poor
MizLiz
Mar 10, 2020 rated it liked it
To many new names for my old school thinking. Call feelings what they are. Several noticeable errors.
Leigh Kramer
Oct 31, 2020 marked it as dnf
DNF at 25%

This is pretty info-dumpy and it’s just not gripping me. That’s not necessarily the book’s fault—current circumstances mean I really need to be grabbed by the story from the start or else it’s not going to work. I wanted this to start with the mix up referenced in the blurb but it feels a long way off and I don’t have the patience to hang in there.

Character notes: Sofiya is a 43 year old white lesbian reference librarian. Molly is a Black demiromantic lesbian children’s librarian—no ag
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Candace Harper
Mar 15, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-books
Hello, friends! I'm the author and I hope you enjoy Mrs. Mix Up! I wanted to add these content warnings here to make them easily accessible for potential readers!

Sexual: Female masturbation with a sex toy, mention of watching porn, descriptions of cunnilingus and penetration with fingers without condom, and dirty talk.

Non-sexual: Threatened employment, mention of unfriendly divorce of minor character, minor discussion of parental cancer scare in past, mentions of aro-antagonist behavior from ot
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Arani
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Awesome visibility and really fun story!

The story was well written and mostly well edited. The plot was interesting and the characters well developed. I downloaded this book expecting and hoping for those things, and not much more.

As an asexual aromantic Black trans nonbinary lesbian, I rarely see so many aspects of myself reflected back at me in fiction. So, it was a surprise in the best kind when I stumbled across this book. Rarely do I find Black characters so well represented by white/non-
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Eddie Jackson
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Pleasant and entertaining story of a mid-20’s black lesbian developing a relationship with her early 50’s white gay coworker. Both ladies are librarians and have worked together for about a year. Through their work together and together attending a trade conference, their sexual and romantic association develops into true love. With a mix up at the conference with their name tags being tagged MRS> rather than MS. And them being assigned a single bed room, they are thought to be married. This lea ...more
Conny B
Jul 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was the first book I read by this author and the topic of aromanticism was also a new one for me. I honestly had no idea that this even exists and learned so much by reading this book. And even if I don’t know how it feels having those feelings everything made sense to me. I especially loved how both MC‘s talked about everything and just how they were together. The chemistry was just perfect.
There were some grammatical issues and once it switched from the third to the first person which wa
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Molly
Mar 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: LGBT and dealing with prejudice readers
Recommended to Molly by: Booksprout, MyLesfic
Hotel and conference arrangements are always tricky- especially when conference coordinators get creative with lodging.

Two lovely ladies face budget craziness, hr restrictions and a stubborn conference coordinator who married them off via name tag.

Humorous meet bigotry and informational

Really enjoyed this fabulous and flirty combo!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Patricia OHara
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Was an education

This was a new experience for me as the topic was one I had never encountered before. I found it highly interesting as well as educating, I have never met anyone described with this problem beforeso it piqued my interest. It was handled very delicately and very sweetly. The age and race issues were never even addressed which I found refreshing. Overall this book was educational as well as a great book to read. Thank you for sharing this with me.
Kerstin
Sep 11, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebook
1.5
I am not sure what I read here.
No real build up, no real chemistry between these two MC and a lot of filler paragraphs which I started to skip at some point.
After it took apparently some time for these two to act on their attraction it went really fast in the end and in my opinion in complete disregard of a statement from one MC in the beginning.
And apparently all men are bad...
Jeanne Richardson
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 1st book I've read written by Candace Harper; she has done a great job at writing a good book; I can’t wait to read more of her books.

The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.

I loved the chemistry between the characters.

I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
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J.R.
Nov 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A liberatian learns a new word.

Two libertarians in a small town in southern state fight to love each other in a very Republican led government. It didn't help to have a very homophobic government leader trying to threaten them. Do they follow the law? Enjoy!
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Bitterblue
Feb 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ff
It was fun.
Summer
Apr 30, 2020 rated it did not like it
I DNF'd this book. ...more
Heatherblakely
Dec 15, 2020 rated it liked it
the pacing was terrible but it was great reading about a demiromantic character!
A Woman
Jul 24, 2020 rated it did not like it
Waste of money. Plenty of better books out there. Almost all of them in fact.
AL
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful and different story, with two main characters full of admiration and secret looks between them but at the end they felt so in love with each other. I fully enjoy reading it.
Florinda Grove
May 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Librarians! Lesbians! Love!
I rarely preorder books, even from a favorite author but Mrs. Mixup caught my attention and I couldn’t resist. I made a good choice and enjoyed this lesbian librarian love story.
Stacey
rated it it was amazing
Apr 25, 2020
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