Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey

“You have to fight for what you deserve. What you want is no more or less important than what anyone else wants.”

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Georgette Castle has struggled to be taken seriously her entire life. She’s always been the little sister, the baby. Quite frankly she’s over it and has big plans for her future, but how can she possibly be taken seriously when she works as a clown for birthday parties? Step one, get her first real relationship to show the town she means business.

Travis Ford is your typical ex-athlete with skeletons in his closet, after an injury took him out of his dream as a baseball player he was tossed to the side; nothing that he isn’t used to though. He needs to get back onto his feet and out of his whiskey and the cure for that seems to be his bestfriend’s little sister, Georgie. Travis has a bad boy image and getting with the innocent Georgette Castle might be the recipe for a new future for him if he doesn’t screw this one up too.

Tessa Bailey spins a story of empowerment and letting go of the past in Fix Her Up, a quirky romance sure to leave you with a smile on your face at the end.

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I received this ARC through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

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My Thoughts:

I was drawn to this novel first for its adorable cover and then for the synopsis. Georgette Castle is the girl that everyone sees as innocent and hates to be disregarded. She’s a grown woman, owns her first home and her family still won’t take her voice or her feelings into consideration. I felt for her because I know what it’s like to be unheard and I knew all it took for Georgie was a little confidence boost and she would be alright. This comes in the form of her sister and a family friend that come together when they all seem to be losing their way. The theme of female empowerment was definitely strong in this novel from watching Georgie stand her ground and embrace her newfound sexuality. I thoroughly enjoyed her voice and found her so sweet, if a little naive at times. The relationship with Travis seemed to help her find her ground rather than uprooting her which I found refreshing.

Travis Ford was a bit lackluster for me in terms of character. It seemed like his story wasn’t quite there and that the background wasn’t laid completely. While being strong in many aspects I felt his character get stronger towards the end of the book when he had a clear goal after his conflict came to pass. I found myself having to piece together his story after the fact and apply it to his behavior to make it make sense, rather than taking in the information and building the story from there. The man knows how to do a declaration of love though.

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All in all I thought it was a good debut novel and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an entrance into romance novels. I rated it 3.5/5 🌟

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Thank you for reading!

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