Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey | Book Review + GIVEAWAY

Fix Her Up Book Cover Fix Her Up
Hot & Hammered, #1
Tessa Bailey
Romance
Avon
June 11th, 2019
Trade Paperback
400 Pages

A brand new romantic comedy from New York Times bestseller Tessa Bailey!

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...

 

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Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

➳Once you read a Tessa Bailey romance, there is no going back… And FIX HER UP is not an exception because you will fall in love with Travis and Georgie instantly…

➳Instantly you are drawn to this marvelous cover, and then you read the synopsis and you think… “WOW GIVE ME THAT BAD BOY RIGHT THIS MOMENT!” Let me just start this review by saying that if you have not read a book by Tessa Bailey then why are you even here? I mean, why are you waisting your time by reading this review? (Totally kidding… maybe not… I don’t know…) But in all seriousness, if you have not read a book by Tessa then I HIGHLY recommend that you start as soon as you can. There is no denying that Tessa’s writing is unique in its own way. The best kind of way that will have you drawn to the page, making you crave more and more through every turn of the page, every swipe you make, every word you may listen. With FIX HER UP, she has gained so much more respect than what I original had towards her, because of how she describes the female main character—Georgie.

➳When you are first introduced to Travis and Georgie, you do not expect the scene that you read. That’s how Tessa brings the BAM to the beginning of the story. Known from their childhood, and been neighbors who live in Long Island (which is where I am from **squeals**), and grew apart because of their own differences. Travis becoming a professional baseball player, whom throughout time ends up getting injured and his career comes to an end. Georgie has known him since she was little, the youngest sister of Travi’s best friend Steven. Always running around and following them as a child. She always attended all his games, Travis’ biggest cheerleader, Georgie became enamored by him. To him, Georgie has always been Steven’s little sister that no one pays attention to. But after one hangover morning, Travis’ perspective towards her changes in the best of way. She is now all grown up, has bought her own house, is a clown for a living… YUP! You read that correctly, one of my favorite female characters of 2019 is a CLOWN FOR A LIVING!

➳Georgie is a clown for a living ladies a gentlemen, it does not get better than this. And I am not being sarcastic at all. Seriously… I am NOT! I love that Tessa has created a female role in which she enjoys the perspective of entertainment for kids. Yes, it is a fictional story in a fictional world but I just adore how unique her career is in comparison to other careers we read about in romance novels. She is an independent individual, in which is also another shot of perfection about this novel. She is all grown up now, but grown up in the best of way that Travis slowly learns to adore and love most about her. The affection he has towards her charisma and attitude really warms your heart. You just want to hug Travis, you want to ravish him! Of course in the best of ways… **wink wink** But he is not only sweet, he is this possessive, jealous, delicious and scrumptious of a specimen. Seriously ladies (and gents, depending on your taste) you will be enthralled at how lovable Travis truly is. Especially when he is in awe of Georgie;

“He wanted to give her pleasure. Wanted to protect her. And fuck the consequences, he wanted to turn himself into her addiction…”

➳The story plot itself continues after agreeing to a deal of being in a fake relationship for the sake of his career and hers as well. Pretending turns into wanting more between them both when it comes down to the emotional and physical side of a relationship. Travis’ restraint is at its thread or truly wanting Georgie, while she is virgin who is still enamored with her childhood/teenage crush. Once they are together however, everything around dissolves and it’s only them two. The witch craft that Tessa has with her writing is one that always fascinates me and truly does leave me flabbergasted. And once you read their story, your heart will forever be melted with Tessa’s writing.

➳Overall, FIX HER UP is a comedic romance novel that will forever be engraved to your heart. Once you read Tessa’s writing, there is no going back. There is no thinking “Oh should I read it?” There is only thinking “adding to my TBR and my bank account is going to hate me.” (**laughs at own joke) Thank you to Tessa for always being a sweetheart, Long Island girls have to stick together in the best of ways 😉

➳ARC galley kindly provided by Tessa, in exchange for an honest review…

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About Tessa

Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days.

Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.

She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of eleven years and seven-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.


 

Win a Paperback Copy of FIX HER UP:

Want to win a finished copy of FIX HER UP, then you are in the right place! I am giving away TWO FINISHED COPIES of FIX HER UP once release day gets closer. I am hosting this giveaway a “bit early” so people have a chance to enter! All you have to do is the following:

  • You must be following my blog (you are here already so step one is simple) by subscribing to my newsletter via email! 
  • Secondly, you must leave a COMMENT on this post (down below) answering the following question:

“What is your favorite kind of trope romance?”

If you do not have a trope preference than that’s fine, just simply comment you don’t.

  • And it’s that simple! You don’t need to follow my social media for extra points or something like that, you just need to SUBSCRIBE to my blog and COMMENT on this post! Good luck to everyone, giveaway ends on July 11th (release day), and make sure to add this beauty to your TBR!

Oh! BTW! This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL 😉

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55 Comments

  1. Thank you for your review. I’ve never read Bailey before, but I am intrigued! One of my fav tropes is dark enemies to lovers (that really have to work at it—no quick fixes!).

  2. Thank you so much for the chance! I am into sports and office romance, especially the forbidden types 😉

  3. Subscribed! I do not discriminate with my romance books but I like the forbidden romance and enemies to lovers. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  4. Subscribed! I do not discriminate with my romance books but I like the forbidden romance and enemies to lovers. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  5. Childhood best friends to lovers/best friends to lovers/friends to lovers. They aren’t all exactly the same but I love every version of the friends to lovers trope!

    1. Oh god! Childhood best friends are just soooo downright emotionally sweet in the best kind of ways🙌🏼🙌🏼

  6. Honestly my favourite romance troop is forbidden romance as much as somebody people hate it, it has always been sooooo addicting to read and if it’s done right it can be really emotional too.

  7. Subscribed!
    Thank you for the chance x
    It’s really hard to choose. Sometimes i’m in the mood for enemies to lovers but sometimes i love to read second-chance romance or age-difference but honestly it does not matter, as long as the book is good.

  8. Hello! I found you on goodreads and I am so happy I did!
    My favorite kind of trope romance are either the love/hate relationship or the “awkward cute girl meets hottie”, probably because I have yet to find a man you doesn’t care about my awkwardness.
    Have a great day!

    1. Awww thank you so much sweetie, I love how we can connect through other social media platforms. Good luck! xoxo

  9. I really don’t have a trope romance. It’s pretty much just whatever speaks to me .Thank you for this .I just found your blog and I am so excited to check it out!

  10. Awesome giveaway! Tessa Bailey’s books are so much fun! My favorite trope is a tie between enemies to lovers and second chance!

  11. I love enemies to lovers and sports romances 😍 also, I need this book. Your IG stories sufficiently drove me mad.

  12. I love a good fake-boyfriend/girlfriend story. I love watching them fall in love “unintentionally” 🙂

  13. thank you for the giveaway! <3
    just subscribed 🙂
    beauty and the beast is my favorite trope 🙂 and all kinds of wounded warriors and heroes seeing the world differently after cupid's touch 🙂

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