Title: Fix You
Author: Beck Anderson
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Adult (Pg-13 on the steam and language)
Publication Date: September 17, 2013
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
Our Rating: 3.5 Glasses of Wine
SynopsisWhen Kelly Reynolds’s husband died, he left her—the awkward, cautious one—to raise their two young boys. She’s pieced herself back together, barely. Now she takes refuge in her routine: running her kids around and running the trails near her Idaho home. Two years after her husband’s death, a chance encounter on a run brings Andrew into her life. But Andrew is Andy Pettigrew, the Andy Pettigrew, famous actor. Kelly hates risk, and a love affair with Andrew is certainly tempting fate. She doesn’t fit into his Hollywood world. She doesn’t own a pair of Louboutins, and she couldn’t walk five paces in them if she did. Andrew oozes cool. She reeks of dork. But despite this, they click. It may be inexplicable, but it works. However, it’s also becoming clear that Andrew struggles with the pressures of his fame. Kelly’s hold on a so-called normal life is already tenuous, and as much as she might want to indulge the fantasy, she doesn’t know how either of them is supposed to cope with stalkerazzi and tweet-happy fans with camera phones. She and Andrew both have secrets that seem impossible to keep. Beck Anderson’s witty, engaging writing yields an emotional tale of love, loss, and all the little things that make up a life. In the end, what is it that really holds us together? Kelly must decide if love can fix two people who might be broken beyond repair.
If there is one thing I love it's a good "famous guy falling in love with an average girl" book. Fix You by Beck Anderson is just that and so much more. It's a story about two troubled people trying to form a relationship. Andrew is a famous actor and Kelly is a grief stricken widow and mother of two boys. This book was sad, but still managed to give me the warm and fuzzies. It was well written, witty, and depressing...in a good way.
Now this is the part where I tell you why I gave it 3.5 glasses of wine. I loved Andrew and Kelly, but I wanted MORE! I just didn't feel the spark that I so longed for between these two characters. The connection just wasn't completely there for me. Something was missing between Kelly and Andrew, but I can't put my finger on exactly what it was lacking though.
All and all, Fix You was a very enjoyable quick read. It's not a short book, but I was able to read it in one day. If you are looking for something emotional and romantic be sure to pick up Fix You.
About the Author
For Beck, the path to published novelist has taken lots of twists and turns, including a degree in anthropology, a stint as a ticket seller at a ski resort, a much-loved career as a high school English teacher, and a long tenure as a member of the best writing group ever, hands down.
Beck balances (clumsily at best) writing novels and screenplays, working full-time as an educator, mothering two pre-teen males, loving one post-40 husband, and making time to walk the foothills of Boise, Idaho, with Stefano DiMera Delfino Anderson, the suavest Chihuahua north of the border.
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