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“Fix Her Up ticks all my romance boxes. Not only is it hilarious, it’s sweet, endearing, heartwarming and downright sexy. It’s a recipe for the perfect love story.” – Helena Hunting, New York Times bestselling author of Meet CuteA steamy, hilarious new romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey, perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Sally Thorne!
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...
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Revue de presse
“I could not stop smiling. Romantic comedy perfection.” -- Lauren Layne, New York Times bestselling author
“Fix Her Up was a complete, utter, unrelenting delight.” -- Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author
“Tessa does it again. I laughed, swooned and had to look over my shoulder to make sure no one was reading the sexy scenes with me. Well-written, with great pacing and lovable characters, I absolutely loved everything about Fix Her Up.” -- Mariana Zapata, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
“Small-town atmosphere permeates bestseller Bailey’s comedic contemporary... Delightfully intense and creative sex scenes and potent emotions will reward both fans and new readers alike.” -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“a lovable cast of meddling secondary characters... a charming subplot... The sexual relationship between Travis and Georgie is sizzling, but the emotional journey from fake relationship to true love is just as compelling. Don’t let the cover fool you: This romance is as steamy as it self-empowering.” -- Kirkus Reviews
“A super delightful rom com that has the heat turned up to 11...I LOVED IT!” -- Lauren Morrill, author of Meant to Be
“A lovely book... I’m here for ALL OF IT. Books by Tessa Bailey are an insta-buy for me.” -- Sally Thorne, USA Today bestselling author of The Hating Game and 99 Percent Mine
“FIX HER UP ticks all my romance boxes. Not only is it hilarious, it’s sweet, endearing, heartwarming and downright sexy. It’s a recipe for the perfect love story.” -- Helena Hunting, New York Times bestselling author of Meet Cute
“Funny, and SUPER hot, and also full of sooooo much heart... I AM SO EXCITED there will be more books in the series!” -- Rachel Hawkins, New York Times bestselling author --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition paperback.
Quatrième de couverture
Georgette Castle’s family runs the best home renovation business in town, but she picked balloons instead of blueprints and no one has 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: A new framework for her business (A website from this decade?)
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 out the town clown 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.--Ce texte fait référence à l'édition paperback.
Détails sur le produit
- ASIN : B07C1XR6BK
- Éditeur : Avon (11 juin 2019)
- Langue : Anglais
- Taille du fichier : 2702 KB
- Synthèse vocale : Activée
- Lecteur d’écran : Pris en charge
- Confort de lecture : Activé
- X-Ray : Non activée
- Word Wise : Activé
- Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 388 pages
- Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon : 23,723 en Boutique Kindle (Voir les 100 premiers en Boutique Kindle)
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Et bien mon intuition a été bonne ! Georgie est un personnage qui vous fera sourire. Cette boule d'énergie est un rayon de soleil dans ce roman, mais surtout dans la vie de Travis et de ses amis/famille.
Ces deux-là se connaissent depuis un moment, mais Georgie a toujours laissé son crush de côté. Le retour de Travis en ville à la suite de la fin de sa carrière en MLB (baseball) l'a un peu bousculée, et elle a décidé de prendre sa vie en main pour de bon.
Ce livre dégage une "positive attitude" qui vous remonte le moral en un rien de temps. Attention, tout n'est pas tout rose, mais la volonté de ce petit bout de femme est contagieuse et contamine tous les personnages du roman. J'ai vraiment passé un super moment avec ce livre, et j'ai trouvé cette lecture parfaite pour mes vacances.
En bref, une lecture "feel good" qui vous mettra le sourire aux lèvres. Georgie est un personnage attachant, drôle, jovial, l'héroïne parfaite pour cette comédie romantique. Si vous cherchez une lecture légère, avec une pointe de "girl power" et un héros sexy et attachant, alors foncez !
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The good and the bad: My biggest disappointment with this book was Travis should have been the person who understood Georgie’s problems and treated her differently, but he didn’t. Georgie is treated like a child by her family – she’s not taken seriously. Travis treats her just the same apart from one scene where he sticks up for her to her family.
You’d think she was sixteen and he twice her age. He calls her “girl” and “baby girl” right to the end of the book; he repeatedly talks about how he won’t be able to look her brother or father in the eye, as if she’s their property. Oh yeah, and to actually catch Travis’ eye, 23-year-old Georgie has to stop dressing how she likes (in slouchy second-hand clothes) and transform into a “woman” (not that we see that word) by wearing expensive underwear and revealing dresses. Travis acts like a Neanderthal/man-child. I didn’t find his behaviour attractive.
My second issue was that the book tried to encompass too many tropes at once. I enjoy a good trope, but it all gets a bit confusing and waters down the romance when there’s a virgin, a fake relationship, a forbidden relationship and more besides. I wish Tessa Bailey had spent less time on these various story lines and more time on making Georgie and Travis’s emotional connection feel deep and real.
This lack of emotional connection detracted from what were otherwise very steamy, man-in-charge sex scenes. Travis’ patronising manner toward Georgie throughout the book made his bossiness in bed (and other places) feel like an extension of his treating her like a child rather than hot dom behaviour. Otherwise, ooh it would have been so, SO good, as it usually is with Bailey.
My last criticism is that I found the Just Us League (women’s club) side plot a boring and unbelievable, so ended up skimming these sections.
Plot lines and character flaws aside, the book was otherwise well written and for the most-part maintained my interest. I think for some people it will be “enough” but I just read Bailey’s It Happened One Summer, which was ace, so I expected more of the same brilliance.
Georgie is an actual clown for children’s birthday parties. She is really good at it and wants to be taken more seriously as a business woman. As the baby of her very well known family she feels no one takes her series.
“Why do women believe they need an occasion to dress up? Dress up for life, goddammit!”
Travis is a newly retired professional baseball player, who had to retire much to early due to an injury. He is struggling with moving back to his home town feeling like a loser.
“How do you do that? You . . . accept me. Exactly as I am. But you still change me for the better.”
The chemistry she has with Travis is out of the park. It gave me little tingling feelings in my chest while reading it. This book is flirty, sweet romance and a bit ridiculous at times but kept my entertained to the last page. I loved the secondary characters which is always a big plus for me and found the dynamic they bring to this story and I can't wait for more in this series, in fact I've already bough the next in the series.
Georgette is the youngest of her siblings and often overlooked, not part of the family business and the family clown. Literally - she runs her own party entertainment business. Travis is an ex baseball star who’s found himself back in his hometown, jobless, prospectless and really just in a bit of a downward spiral.
This is a best friend’s sibling and fake relationship romance, with Travis being best friends with Georgie’s older brother. I loved the forbidden element of their relationship, sneaking around and both in denial a bit about what they’re up to. Georgie meddles in Travis’s life mid-wallow and pulls him out of his isolation and back to life. Both characters support each other and here comes the fake relationship. Travis has to clean up his romantic life to win a job he would love.
The banter between the characters, morphing into a sexy, steamy (fake) relationship was great to read. I loved the transition both of them went through, and as always with this plot blurring of the lines between fake and real occurs. I love the denial and natural angst that brings.
I love discovering a new author that makes me immediately want to read anything and everything they’ve ever written. As I said I immediately bought the second book in the series and I’m looking forward to the third!
I don’t know if I need to laugh, or scream, or cry, I can’t handle the level of feels this book has given me.
I absolutely love Georgie. She became the joker to be seen at a young age, and she didn’t believe in herself enough to be anything other than a clown. She found her voice, and her strength not because of Travis but thanks to him. He boosted her up and made her feel like her voice mattered.
Travis' world was turned upside down by Georgie. He pulled himself out of the gutter, or his almost rat infested apartment to be precise and found his place in the world again.
The chemistry between them was so intense I loved it right from the beginning.
It was laugh out loud funny, the things Georgie came out with. I love that it emphasized how humiliating teen crushes can be, she practised making out on her hand.. Like come on, it was just perfect.
That ending ugh, the feels are intense.
I loved all the side characters too, I can’t believe we’re getting a Rosie and Dom book, eeek! I NEED IT NOW!!! I hope we get a little of what’s next for Georgie and Travis in Love Her or Lose Her. I’m not ready to say goodbye to them yet.
The narrator Charlotte North is absolutely wonderful. I’ll be looking out for her in future.
Okay, here’s one of my many favourite moments;
“you have to fight for what you deserve. What you want is no more or less important than what anyone else wants.”
I absolutely love this story. Straight from page one, I loved this book. Georgie was the perfect heroine, likeable and sweet but enough of a backbone to not be taken advantage of. And Travis was the dreamy hero we all love. Their love was a slow burn, but once they enter into their fake relationship it doesn't take long to realize that it wasn't fake at all. The chemistry between these two jumped off the page. I could see this as a movie and could only dream of seeing this on the big screen. This book is very well written, the love scenes are perfect (and pretty dirty) I can't wait to read more Tessa Baily in the future.