Hi Everyone! It’s Becky. Sarah and I recently reviewed Tools of Engagement by Tessa Bailey and I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it was part of a series. I quickly got on the wait list for the first book in the series.
Title: Fix Her Up
Author: Tessa Bailey
Note: I listed to the audiobook.
Summary: Georgette “Georgie” Castle has always been a little bit in love with her brother’s best friend, Travis Ford, even though she is many years his junior. She loved him from afar when he was the star of the high school baseball team through his time on the college team into his professional career until he suffered a career-ending injury. Now, Travis is back in their hometown, and grown-up Georgie is going to do whatever it takes to remind him that life is worth living. However, when a new job opportunity arises for Travis that requires him to clean up his image and Georgie finds herself wishing that her family would see her as an adult, the two agree to a fake date arrangement, which may turn into something real.
Review: This book wasn’t what I expected it to be I had hoped that it would be a quirky but steamy romcom like the other book I read in this series. Check out the review for Tools of Engagement:
Fix Her Up is similar to Tools of Engagement with its fun main characters and their steamy interactions, but it lacked the humor that made me enjoy the other novel so much. Georgie and Travis are both strong characters with complex backstories that make them feel real. Plus, this may be the first book I have ever read where the main character’s chosen profession in life is to be a clown. Their relationship had some sweet moments and a lot of steamy moments, but it just didn’t pop as much as I had wanted. I liked Georgie and Travis, and I did get to know them and understand them through their complicated love stories, but it didn’t quite meet my wants. There was no laugh out loud moments which added to charm to Bailey’s other novel. Yet, Bailey did give the reader a lot of romantic gestures and hot encounters. Basically, if you’re someone just looking for a hot, mindless good read, then this is the book for you.
Final Rating: 3 out of 5