Book Review – Fix You by Beck Anderson

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Book Review – Fix You by Beck Anderson Title: Fix You
Author: Beck Anderson
Publisher by: Gallery/Omnific Publishing
Published on: March 3, 2015
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Romance, Romance
Format: eARC
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In this modern-day Cinderella story with a charming twist, a young widow with two rambunctious sons falls for a gorgeous movie star. But can she handle life in the limelight?

When Kelly Reynolds’s husband died two years ago, he left her to raise their two young boys. She’s barely pieced herself back together and takes refuge in her routine, running her kids around town and running the trails near their Idaho home.

A chance encounter on a trail run brings famous actor Andy Pettigrew into her life. He’s clearly interested in her, but 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 steps in them if she did. Andrew oozes cool. She reeks of dork.

Despite this, they click. But Andrew struggles with the pressures of his fame, and Kelly’s hold on a so-called normal life is already tenuous. So as much as she wants 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. Especially when she and Andrew both have secrets that seem impossible to keep…

Review

Fix You, is one of those  sweet and easy reads that still manage to pack a bit of an emotional punch.

I was immediately intrigued by the synopsis of this story. Andrew and Kelly meet by pure chance. It’s been two years since Kelly’s husband, Peter, passed away. She’s trying to take things one day at a time and when she’s runs into Andrew during a vulnerable moment, he offers her comfort in a time of need.

“I want to trust, to risk, to take a chance… And not have to take a tumble because of it. Sometimes the reward is worth the risk. Let this be on of those times.”

Andrew is a famous Hollywood actor, but that doesn’t stop him from wanting to peruse a normal relationship with Kelly.  You could sense they had a bit of a spark between them but I loved that this wasn’t an insta-romance.  They truly got to know one another. I loved their casual talks and visits with each other. Kelly’s sons liked Andrew and they all had to get to know one another. Their connection was truly built up over time.

As Kelly and Andrew navigate through the difficulties of a new relationship, they also have to deal with their individual issues. It was both honest and emotional seeing Kelly work through the pain of losing her husband.  She wanted to move forward but every now and then, she had insecurities about her new relationship.  Andrew, also had to deal with both consequences of his fame and battling his own inner demons.

“I want you. I want you flaws and all. I can only hope you’ll want my very flawed self in your life too.”

I loved Kelly’s character. I felt I could relate to her. She was seemed real; she was confident in some ways, awkward in others, but she was generally fun, sweet, and honest. Andrew was a nice guy and I loved how easy going and fun he could be.

On the surface, this book came across as a light read but there were deeper issues that had to be dealt with. The story flowed very well and the characters were enjoyable. The only reason I didn’t give this story a full 4 stars was because I would have loved to see a bit more depth to certain parts of the story. This is still a wonderful read and I love to see more about these characters.


Excerpt

This is where we stand when I wheel my cart into the 12 items or less line at the grocery store and see Andrew. On a magazine cover, of course. With Franca.

It’s a good thing I don’t have a hot cup of tea in hand, because if a spit take were ever apropos, it’s now.

He’s hugging her. It looks like that, at least. It’s definitely him. The other figure is tiny, blond, vaguely resembles a yardstick. Must be her.

The picture doesn’t bother me. The headline, on the other hand.


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About Beck Anderson

Beck Anderson believes in the power of perfectly imperfect women and in the healing power of love. Her first novel, Fix You, grew out of those beliefs and the time to write afforded by the worst Thanksgiving blizzard she’s ever witnessed in West Yellowstone.

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.