A brand new romantic comedy from New York Times bestseller Tessa Bailey!
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...
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Tessa Bailey’s quirky romance takes an unlikely pairing—a clown and an ex-ballplayer—and turns it into true love. Georgie Castle loves entertaining children at birthday parties, but she realizes that she needs to project a more serious image if she wants to get a date. The solution? Concocting a fake relationship with someone else who’s looking for an image reboot—in this case, retired baseball player Travis Ford, her brother’s best friend. This simple scheme gets trickier and trickier as the pair’s chemistry becomes more obvious. Bailey’s bubbly balance of humor and heat makes Fix Her Up a joy to read.
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What you want is no more or less important than what anyone else wants.
Such a great read!
Travis is down on his luck after an injury. Add that to his man hooch reputation, and he’s practically shunned from the sport he considers his life, professional baseball. He’s grumpy. He’s depressed, and he’s pretty much a sloppy hermit. Georgie is just his best friends little sister, who has had a crush on Travis since she was a pre-teen. Travis has never taken her seriously though. I mean, she is a professional clown now, but that’s beside the point. Georgie is the one who kicks Travis into gear. She believes in him! Although reluctantly, under Georgie’s supportive attention, he blossoms like the prettiest flower.
Add in; a fake relationship, unexpectedly real feelings, hot naughty bits, a fire place renovation, meddling side characters that you can’t help but love (Hi. I mean Bethany!), and you have Fix Her Up!
It admittedly took me a few chapters to really get invested in Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey, but once I did I was full on in love. This story is sweet, steamy, funny, and has a heartfelt message weaved into the rest.
Adorable, witty & sexy
4 Grand Slam stars!!I love Tessa Bailey's style! This story is equal parts adorable, sexy, sweet, witty and steamy. It was a pleasure to read! I love the fake relationship trope and this is honestly such a good one! I just adore Georgie! She is funny, sweet and so innocent when it comes to relationships, but she has had it bad for Travis since she was a young girl. She is self supporting and driven and has a fun and quirky career that she is trying to turn into an entire business. She has not been very well supported by her family though. Travis is a former baseball star/player and may not my favorite person at first, but he goes a long way to redeem himself and make me love him, thanks to Georgie! He, unlike her family, really sees her, even if it took a little bit. How could he not fall in love with her?
Georgie and Travis are such a great couple and are simply magical together!
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC.
Fix Her Up was a highly entertaining story and great start to a new standalone series. Georgie made this book for me. She's so quirky and fun. I can't tell you how many times she had me giggling. Despite not liking how everyone treats her like a child she didn't really care what people thought of her. She does want to be taken seriously but still be herself. I really liked that about her.
Travis was a bitter and angry man after getting injured and losing his professional baseball career. He needed a kick in the pants and Georgie intends to deliver. She's been in love with him since she was a child and he treats her just like everyone else but as she challenges his new attitude, he's starting to see her in a new light.
I really enjoyed the banter between these two. He's angry and rude and she responds in a way that is defrosting his heart until he's no longer angry. They were just a fun couple to read about. The only thing that I didn't enjoy about this book was the way Travis insisted he would never do commitment. I'm just not a fan of commitment phobe men, however, it didn't keep me from appreciating their journey to a happily ever after.