Release date: June 11, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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…
You guys, thank God for romantic comedies because without them I think I may have given up on this whole book blogging thing as of late. I have been in such a picky reading mood lately and the only thing that’s been keeping me interested is romance so I’m just rolling with it. What’s even more exciting for me? That I’ve found new to me authors such as Tessa Bailey with other books for me to devour 🙌 It’s also the first book in a new series which just gives me yet another reason to be happy!
First things first, between the cover and blurb combo I was not expecting this to be as sexy as it was. I had heard from a couple of friends that it was super steamy and it totally was, like made me blush racy. Think lots of dirty talk and super detailed descriptions of sex acts. Just typing that out made me blush again 😂😳 I’m not usually a fan of descriptive sex scenes and I’m still really not that into them, but the plot itself was so damn cute that I didn’t really mind that much. You have an adorably quirky heroine who is a clown for crying out loud, that’s not one I’ve seen before. Then you have a hero who is a bad boy fallen baseball star with a caveman attitude that somehow is surprisingly hot?! I don’t know you guys but it just worked.
There was a bit of a weird discrepancy for me, Travis was beyond sweet and kind to Georgie most of the time and then there would be a switch to a sex scene where things got really down and dirty and it was a bit hard for me to make such a fast adjustment, but I think that’s just my picky, prude side shining through. Overall though I really liked this one, it was super fun and entertaining and just really cute. I’m really looking forward to the next book in the series and will be totally prepared for the sizzling heat next time!
Fix Her Up in three words: Cute, Sexy and Light
Overall rating: 4/5
Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.