James, a UK based chef, has tried to make a career with EAT-TV, but his womanizing ways aren’t what they’re looking for with their wholesome family style image. However, the producers of a new reality show about single life, The Fixer Upper, think he’s perfect. Against his wishes his agent convinces him to give it a shot. His overpriced bachelor pad is needing a mortgage payment, and he needs a job to support the tween-aged daughter that’s recently been dumped in his lap.
Margaret Dumas is control freak who has micromanaged her marriage to shambles. When she makes a deal with her mother to quit fixing her up if she’ll do this new reality show, she thinks she’s won. No more blind dates, no more friendly advice, no more “chance meetings” with her Mother’s friends’ sons. The only catch is she’s got to go on detestable reality television and expose her dating habits to a total stranger who is supposed to “fix” her and make her a dating machine. As if.
When Margaret meets James, they clash on the surface, but deep down they recognize something in the other that they want. Redemption.
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Very pretty, professional. Fits with James.
Decent, only a few mistakes noted, and only one formatting mistake noted.
Rotating third person POVs, well executed. Clear, no confusion.
I’d call it advanced; we get to know each MC intimately. Also, absolutely LOVE how each character is completely likeable in their own POV, but despicable in each other’s.
I’d call it four stars -it took a little bit to get going, but once it did, I couldn’t put it down. I felt like Conley did a great job instilling reality too, the fictitious reality show setting is exactly how I imagine them to be in ‘real life’. I enjoyed the looks at both, the characters’ actual lives and then what was perceived to the viewers. Lots of fun. Heat level is up there at times, as well. All around fun, hot read.