Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey
Published: June 11th 2019
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…
Wowee, I was not expecting that from this book, let me tell you right off the bat (haha! no pun intended). So this book is what I thought was going to be a really quick rom-com/contemporary read. I was looking for something light-hearted and something I could get through relatively quickly. And boy did it deliver.
This is a pretty cutesy romance with some SPICE. Some scenes I had to pause because I didn’t think they’d get that spicy. So it caught me a bit off guard but I really enjoyed it overall. Georgie is a great leading lady, I feel like I struggle with finding good female led characters in books sometimes. But Georgie (although love stuck) is determined to set her own path in her life and be herself unapologetically. Which is so refreshing to me. She helps lead Travis to being a better version of himself, which I love!
Since reading this the first time I’ve already re-read it a second time, so that should be self explanatory as to how enjoyable and entertaining this book was. If you’re looking for a quick, fast paced, romance, pick this up. It’s a trilogy and as I’m reviewing my backlog you’ll see the review for the next two books in this series quite quickly. Pretty sure I just ran through the trilogy with little to no breaks in between books. I was hooked!