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Posted December 27, 2013
As soon as I read the synopsis of this story, I knew it was a mu
As soon as I read the synopsis of this story, I knew it was a must read for me. While I like steamy romances like any other girl, I also look for a romance novel where I can deeply connect to the characters and their story. This was my first read from this author, therefore I did not know what to expect. I found that I was quickly engaged in her story.
Fix You is an emotional read. While the synopsis tells you that her husband dies and leaves her a widow, I still teared up. I think there’s a difference between being told something versus experiencing it. The small part we get of Kelly’s husband allowed me as a reader to connect with her past life and fully understand how she feels as she raises her two boys alone. This gave the story more depth.
When Kelly meets Andrew, I instantly felt the connection between the two. I loved watching (or reading) them fall in love. The story had a great pace which allowed the story to flow nicely. I read this book in one sitting as I had to find out how their story would end.
There’s a small twist in the story that I did not see coming. Everyone has secrets. Even famous people, like Andrew. There’s not too many stories where the movie star is sad and broken. This made the story so much more relatable. Love is hard. It is especially hard when the person you love lives in a different world than you. I loved Andrew’s passion for Kelly and her boys. I loved that he wanted normalcy despite his Hollywood life style.
I went back and forth on the rating of this story, between 3 and 4 stars because I wanted more! I'm greedy I know! However, I will settle wit four stars. It was an emotional story about loss and love. It reminded me that everything happens for a reason, and that we may not know why at the moment. I wish this story was longer. I was not ready to say goodbye to Kelly and Andrew. I really hope there is more in store for their future.
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Posted December 2, 2013
Fix You is a poignant story of love, loss, second chances and mo
Fix You is a poignant story of love, loss, second chances and moving forward in life that will tug at the reader's heartstrings.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Author Beck Anderson weaves an uplifting tale set in Boise, Idaho, that follows the emotional story of the unexpected chance meeting and romance of widow Kelly Reynolds and movie star Andy Pettigrew.
Kelly is a young widow with two sons, who struggles to hold her life and family together two years after the death of her husband Peter. While on a therapeutic run, Kelly realizes it is the second anniversary of Peter's death, and when she breaks down sobbing, she unexpectedly meets movie star Andy Pettigrew, who is on location for a film shoot. Kelly and Andy are both emotionally broken and dealing with grief and secrets that they have experienced in the past. As Kelly and Andy get to know each other, can their unexpected romance fix two emotionally broken people, help them heal, and give them a second chance at love? Is their love strong enough to endure the risk of a long-distance relationship, can it survive the spotlight and fame of Andy's career?
Fix You is an amazing story of love, loss, and learning to love again. Author Beck Anderson easily draws the reader into Kelly and Andy's story from the beginning. As their connection and relationship slowly develops, the emotional drama interwoven within the storyline engages the reader to follow Kelly and Andy's journey as they learn to overcome their personal demons, the challenge and obstacles associated with fame and long-distance relationships, and open themselves up to a second chance at love. You can't help but get lost in this touching story, Kelly and Andy's journey of healing, forgiveness and finding love again will make you believe in the power and strength of love.
With engaging and witty dialogue; richly descriptive settings of glitzy Hollywood and midwestern Boise, Idaho; and a compelling storyline that is a real page turner; Fix You is the kind of story that wraps around your heart and doesn't let go until the satisfying conclusion.
Posted October 21, 2013
I finished this book in one afternoon, holding my Nook in my han
I finished this book in one afternoon, holding my Nook in my hand while I fixed supper! It was so wonderful...made me cry, laugh out loud, and fall completely in love with Andrew and Kelly. This story of how two flawed people find their way to be together is a page turner, and you'll be left in a happy, smiling daze when you're done. A wonderful love story!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 18, 2013
"Fixated on This Novel!" How does a woman move on aft
"Fixated on This Novel!"Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
How does a woman move on after the death of her husband? Having two adorable sons and supportive parents helps. But what really does the trick is falling in love with a humble movie star who needs some fixing of his own.
So goes the romance of Kelly and Andrew, who meet when Kelly breaks down sobbing on a run. Andrew's in town for a film shoot, and he feels sad to learn it's the two year anniversary of Kelly's husband's death. They gradually get to know each other. Can a famous actor and a down-to-earth widow make this long distance relationship work? It'll be tough, given Kelly's lovable neuroticism, Andrew's shady past, and initial exchanges like this:
He fishes his cell phone and sunglasses out of the car. "Can I get your number?"
"You don't want my number."
"Yes, I do."
"No, you don't." Seriously, is he kidding?
"Do too." He shakes his head. "This is insane. Why not?"
"Look at you. Come on."
He stares at me with those very blue eyes. "Don't be ridiculous. Give me your number."
I loved the unique setting of Boise (said with an "s", not a "z"!) and the realistic characters. But what I loved most of all was the humor. MAJOR props for the mention of that Saturday Night Live skit "Master Thespian!" As well as these quotes:
Starting the first day I get little texts each day:
"Development meeting in 90210. Lady across from me has taken 'bee stung' lips to a horrifying new level."
"You'll fly down here. A quick visit. Now go, make the phone calls. Make it so."
"I will see what I can do, Jean-Luc Picard. You're a huge nerd."
"You're the one who knows the name of the captain."
The salesgirl is done giving me the up and down. "Size six is the largest we go."
"I'm sorry, I missed it. Did the sign above the door say Big Heads on a Toothpick R Us?"
If my life were a movie this'd be the part where the montage begins. You know, they'd play a kicky song like "Walking on Sunshine," and there'd be shots of Andrew and me getting ice cream, riding bicycles through the park, playfully doing lots of things as a happy couple.
Ha ha ha!
The only part of the story I didn't eat up was when Kelly reveals something about her deceased husband Peter toward the end of the novel. That part of the story didn't quite seem to fit as essential, unless I'm missing something.
Kelly and Andrew admire Ernest Hemingway, and it appears author Beck Anderson does as well, evidenced by her short sentences and overall clean writing.
Spend some time with Kelly and Andrew and you'll enjoy them as much as I do!
Posted September 15, 2013
This scrumptious morsel had me hunkered down like it was a cold
This scrumptious morsel had me hunkered down like it was a cold winter’s night—with an uber-soft blanket and a steaming mug of thick hot chocolate. However, the storyline was so highly entertaining by the time I took a break, I was on the final page and my chocolate cold from neglect. Now, the heat of this cup of goodness wasn’t steaming enough to burn my tongue—no one took off their wrappers…a la another oh-so-hot read that’s been popular in the headlines…but it left this Chick to do her own imaginative confectionary work.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
It was easy to lose myself in the character of Kelly; her voice, mannerisms, and self-doubt were highly relatable. She also had an edge to her way of thinking and reactions that made her a gal I would split a cupcake with or be myself. That once-in-a-lifetime lottery moment she finds herself winning by crossing paths with a smoking-hot movie star is actually realistic. That’s the beauty of Anderson’s writing; it pulled me in and was so smooth that I didn’t realize how deeply I had delved into this lip-smacking read until the final page when I looked around and said, “What? Wait! I can go back for seconds, right?”
What was especially fresh and delectable were the split settings and locations. I found myself wound up in the typical Hollywood glitz associated with a popular movie star, but it was tempered with the peaceful backdrops of a western state—Idaho—a place a reader often doesn’t get to travel to on the printed page. The other half to the dynamic duo of main characters, Andrew Pettigrew, was easy on the palette both in description and personality as well. Again, when I was finished, I wanted sequel seconds.
Posted October 3, 2013
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