This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I’m kicking myself for not starting Fix Her Up right away because this book is absolutely glorious! Picture a birthday clown heroine and a retired baseball player with a touch of hate-to-love and you have this AMAZING book!
I have to tell you that I had second thoughts mainly because of the cover. The cover screams women’s fiction or at least something that isn’t too steamy. Boy, was I pleasantly surprised that this book has the Tessa Bailey steaminess and dirty-talking hero!
That’s not the only reason why I love this book so much! It has a kinda coming of age with awesome character arcs and character development!
In Fix Her Up, the heroine Georgie has been in love with her older brother’s best friend since she was a teenager. Now that she has finished college, she plans on continuing to work as a birthday clown but secretly, she wants to run her own party business. When the hero, Travis Ford, prematurely retires from MLB because of an injury, Georgie is there to cheer him up and help him through his issues. Travis absolutely hates it but tolerates Georgie until he doesn’t want to let her go!
What I loved about Fix Her Up is Georgie! She is the youngest in their family and is always treated like a child by her parents and her two older siblings. Her siblings are a few years older than her so she has always been treated as the baby. Georgie has been struggling with being treated as an adult and it doesn’t help that she is a birthday clown.
I really loved Georgie’s transformation from being someone who wasn’t sure of what she wanted to someone who was able to stand up for herself and show to the town that she is someone to be taken seriously. I’m an only child and have always been independent and mature for my age, but I felt for Georgie and her challenges!
Travis is quite damaged and really thinks that his career is over. Not only that, he has his father’s voice inside his head and he feels like he was a failure. I LOVE how Georgie made him see that his life is not over. Travis is the broody and grouchy hero and Georgie is the quirky and fun heroine that totally compliments him.
I was not expecting the feels and emotions in this book and I actually shed a few tears while reading this.
I also love the different characters introduced in his book and I can’t wait to read their own HEAs!
I highly recommend this book and really, all of Tessa Bailey’s books!
Are you afraid of clowns? I am seriously afraid of them and I think they are creepy by Georgie made me rethink my thoughts about clowns!
What is your favorite Tessa Bailey book? If you haven’t read her yet, I highly recommend her Crossing the Line series!
Kayla Brunson says
Great review! Your review really makes me excited for this book!
Sharlene Wegner says
So glad you loved this one. I have been looking forward to it, and I actually love the cover! I have only read one Tessa Bailey book so far – Chase Me. Keep meaning to get to the other 2 books in the series.
Malka @ Paper Procrastinators says
I actually was first interested in this book because of the cover! But I’m glad to hear that there are still some steamy scenes! I hope to read this one once I’m in the mood of a cute romance! (So I’ll probably have read it by the end of July. ? )
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Yes! I really love that despite the cover, Tessa’s signature steam is still there! Hope you enjoy it when you finally read it!