The Fixer

The Fixer

by Jenny Holiday

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ISBN-13: 9780995092709
Publisher: Jennifer Hall
Publication date: 09/12/2016
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.36(d)

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The Fixer (New Wave Newsroom, #1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
CarmenSwoonsCP More than 1 year ago
Jenny Fields is aware that her prowess as a newspaper editor, writing impassioned articles, is going to gain her cause notoriety. But when push comes to shove, and the art building is as necessary as every other department, Plan B goes into effect: Seek the aid of hot, enigmatic art student, Matthew Townsend. Surely this collaboration is a juggernaut unlike any other, right? The potential to change worlds even. Jenny Holiday, the fabulous Jenny Holiday, writes to make it so in The Fixer. When Matthew and Jenny collide, virtual unknowns save for this chance meeting in their last year of college, a different kind of upheaval imbalances destinies. While she's no Pollyanna, Jenny's bright clothing and zeal for righting wrongs suggests otherwise to Matthew, the in demand, artist du jour, who can't wait to graduate and leave behind the community, and art building, that inspired so much of his outrage. If they're already at odds, who's going to give? When Jenny realizes there's more behind Matthew's cold exterior, the backing and support she once desperately sought pales in comparison to reaching the heart of the man. Me, I talked a lot. I wrote- I wrote many, many words. But this? This was something else entirely, something beyond language. Yes, swooning is a direct correlation to character development. The more honest Jenny and Matthew became, the deeper their emotional connection. I loved the explorations of thought and body. Jenny Fields, you simply rock! Before long, Matthew and Jenny rearrange priorities and take more than cursory interests in each others' passions. Jenny's mundane observations become extraordinary to Matthew, who couldn't be more dismayed by this new perspective. Without over analyzing (Jenny with the equal astonishment), the pair subconsciously gravitates, in synergy, toward something mutual, something outside their wheelhouse. Those preconceived assumptions and judgments are suddenly quite forgiving. Man, oh, man, Jenny Holiday writes with such energy. Matthew and Jenny are likable, relatable characters who deserve success, and if they end up falling in love...who dares impede their journey?! I freaking want to squeeze them! While I can't stake a claim, consider this review a recommendation of serious proportions! The Fixer made my heart soar. I enjoyed Matthew and Jenny's unique outlooks on art and writing, and I admired how they weren't only undeterred by their differences, they were captivated and inspired to be more. Now insert the 80's culture, hair and music references, and the images simply revive my own youth. Super sweet short story that includes an epilogue if you subscribe to Ms. Holiday's newsletter. Soooo...what're you wating for? ;)
ReesesSH More than 1 year ago
The Fixer is absolutely amazing. Ah I couldn’t put it down for even a second after I picked it up. Absolutely loved everything from start to finish!!! Jenny Fields is a journalist at her college. Her dream is to move to New York City, go to the school of Columbia and become a big time journalist. Jenny’s a crusader for the big and small and her latest mission is to save the art building. After countless failed attempts of trying to get the board to notice that the art building is important she stumbles upon Matthew Townsend the art student prodigy. Only problem is he doesn’t care about the art building, and he doesn’t have the time or energy to save it. With his senior project on the line and him working a job to pay school fees the last thing on his mind is a decrepit building. When Jenny starts following Matthew around they start to become past friends and then something so much more. Ah seriously I loved this book. I don’t want to give anything away but I loved everything about this story. Jenny is such a strong female character who is out to save the world. While a bit naive at times she has a heart of gold and always has hope. Matthew is kind of a jerk at times, but being in school or even just being busy I think it was easy to connect to his character. The story and writing were great. I felt for all the characters and right off the bat. The story is super realistic and just amazing to read. The Fixer is a quick story with realistic amazing characters and an easy to follow plot. Honestly you couldn’t get a better story. Jenny Holiday is now on my list of amazing authors because this book was seriously amazing.
chuichi More than 1 year ago
(I received a copy from Barclay Publicity Blog Tours via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review) The Fixer by Jenny Holiday is the first book from New Wave Newsroom and it's also the first book I've read by Jenny Holiday. I really really enjoyed this sweet short read and really love the characters too. The Fixer is set in the 1980's and Jenny Fields is a Senior in College. She's a Fixer by nature - she's always trying to fix anything and everything around her, including the Art Building on campus that is being torn down soon. Matthew Townsend is an art prodigy at the same College as Jenny. He's an arrogant loner who doesn't have a care in the world except his senior portfolio. Jenny sought his help to save the Art Building but he doesn't care about it at all. Jenny was very persistent and they developed a kind of relationship in that way. I really loved reading about Jenny and Matthew - they are such a sweet sweet couple. Overall, I really enjoyed The Fixer by Jenny Holiday and I would not hesitate to pick up more of her books in the future.
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
This delightful romance is about a college couple who turn each other's worlds upside down when Jenny's quest to save a historic art building on campus brings her to Matthew, a budding artist who has no interest in her public campaign- at least at first. Jenny's very blunt and up front about what she's hoping to achieve, and in return Matthew is quite clear that he's not going to let anything get in the way of his future plans, and they don't include doing any favors for this extroverted journalist who seems to keep showing up when he least expects it. But gradually, as they get to know one another, Matthew realizes that keeping himself closed off and not caring about anything is backfiring, as he comes to care a lot more for Jenny than he ever expected. In opening up to her, and vice versa, he is able to take his art to the next level, putting emotion on the canvas. I loved how they were together, Matthew's gruff demeanor really just his own method of self preservation and Jenny's bright and friendly attitude making him realize what he's been missing in his life. They share a sexy scene together, and while their route to a happy for now ending has some unexpected twists and turns, it made the story a real page turner. Very enjoyable!