ABOUT THE BOOK:
Georgette Castle’s family runs the best home renovation business in town, but she picked balloons instead of blueprints and they haven’t taken her seriously since. Frankly, she’s over it. Georgie loves planning children’s birthday parties and making people laugh, just not at her own expense. She’s determined to fix herself up into a Woman of the World… whatever that means.
Phase one: new framework for her business (a website from this decade, perhaps?)
Phase two: a gut-reno on her wardrobe (fyi, leggings are pants.)
Phase three: updates to her exterior (do people still wax?)
Phase four: put herself on the market (and stop crushing on Travis Ford!)
Living her best life means facing the truth: Georgie hasn’t been on a date since, well, ever. Nobody’s asking the town clown out for a night of hot sex, that’s for sure. Maybe if people think she’s having a steamy love affair, they’ll acknowledge she’s not just the “little sister” who paints faces for a living. And who better to help demolish that image than the resident sports star and tabloid favorite?
Travis Ford was major league baseball’s hottest rookie when an injury ended his career. Now he’s flipping houses to keep busy and trying to forget his glory days. But he can’t even cross the street without someone recapping his greatest hits. Or making a joke about his… bat. And then there’s Georgie, his best friend’s sister, who is not a kid anymore. When she proposes a wild scheme—that they pretend to date, to shock her family and help him land a new job—he agrees. What’s the harm? It’s not like it’s real. But the girl Travis used to tease is now a funny, full-of-life woman and there’s nothing fake about how much he wants her…
Romantic comedies are very difficult to pull off but Tessa Bailey works her magic again in ‘Fix Her Up’! With a mix of her trademark heat and smart banter, this book was pure enjoyment from start to finish. Light, funny, verrra sexy and with surprising depth, this was one of the best romantic comedies I have read in a while.
This book features the fake-dating trope done right. Georgie has had a crush on her older’s brother’s friend Travis for years. Travis is back in his hometown after suffering an injury which ended his professional baseball career. He might have a shot at a sports commentator job if he can only get rid of his wild playboy image. Georgie and Travis have amazing chemistry but she doesn’t think she has any real chance with him.. She’ll always be just a kid to him.
“I’ve seen naked men. Tons of them.” On the internet, God bless it. “You used to be a nine point five, but you’re slowly bottoming–ha into a seven.”
“Really? Because I can feel you staring at my ass.”
“Oops. I thought that was your face.”
If you have read any Tessa Bailey then you know she writes some very dirty-talking Alpha males and Travis is no exception. OMG!! But the characters are all very well-written and the romance between Georgie and Travis is a slow-burn. This novel has a solid story and I loved all of the supporting characters. Romantic comedies are difficult to write well but ‘Fix Her Up’ is fresh and sexy and very funny.
“I’m going to take a shower, all right?” He ran his fingers along the curve of her shoulder, pressing a thumb to the side of her neck and massaging. “I’m going to feed you before I introduce you to God.”
I also adore this cover! Sometimes you just need a fun and light adult romance and this book fits the bill to a “T”. Happy reading!
(ARC was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)