Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey is an adult romance novel. It revolves around Georgette 'Georgie' Castle who is our female protagonist and the town clown, her siblings Stephen & Bethany, her friend Rosie and her brother's best friend who happens to be the love of her life — Travis Ford aka 'Two Bats'.
The plot isn't something unique but it's full of drama that is enjoyable. I loved the fact that the author made Georgie overcome all the labels she had been given since her childhood in a way that was relatable and also inspiring. Even though the book follows the "Fake dating" trope, ironically the bond between Travis and Georgie is anything but fake. Their relationship does seems weird to both of them at first, with Travis being Georgie's best friend but as the story progressed, the awkwardness transformed into deep understanding and undeniable chemistry.
All the characters are given enough attention for them to breathe and be able to stand out as an individual being and not as a prop for the storyline which is something I really appreciate in the book.
The authors writing style is really smooth and she has the ability to keep you entertained with vivid narration, witty one liners, and perfect comic timing.
I loved the cover and even though at first I was skeptical about the title, after reading the book, I can say it does justice to the story.
I would recommend it to people who are looking for a fun story with relatable characters.
Have you ever felt for someone since you were a kid and even after being a grownup you still love them with all your heart? Well guess what, Georgie castle was also in love with Travis Ford since she was a kid. But to Travis she was just his Best Friends Sister.
I mean you get it how guys feel to date their Best Friends small sister and that’s how exactly Travis Ford felt until he completely gave up on the charms of Georgie castle.
Georgie Castle was the smallest amongst the members of the Castle family who had a famous ongoing business in Port Jefferson. Travis Ford whose parents were divorced and had left him to be alone in a very small age had grown up to be a famous baseball player.
As life is always unpredictable, Travis met with an accident and lost love of his life- Baseball. Stuck with depression, Georgie couldn’t see him wallowing down and so she decides to bring him back to life.
Since working as a clown and making other kids happy, Georgie was never taken seriously in her life ever. Her urge to be taken seriously by her family and Travis’s urge to get back on the field made them both come back together and fall for each other.
However, Travis always seemed to have commitment issues because of his past and with one mess created by him, he realized he was absolutely in love with Georgie Castle.
This book also encourages Woman empowerment as a group of Just us league has been started by the Woman characters to help each other to reach their goals.
Georgie Castle's one true love- Travis Ford is back in town after being laid off from baseball due to a nasty injury. He is spending his days in bed, eating takeouts and avoiding everyone in general. But one day, the happy-go-lucky Georgie barges into his life because she can't see her 'hero' failing at life so miserably. . As Georgie tries her best to make Travis's life better, she fights the urge to tell him all about her feelings. Travis, on the other hand, now looks at Georgie in a different light (other than his best friend's sister, I mean) because she is only one who 'gets him'. Georgie and Travis's chemistry is adorable and Georgie's optimism is infectious. She is vulnerable but shows immense strength when necessary. Travis is dealing with failure and is every bit broody, but still a softie at heart. . Bailey gives us a handful of characters with intertwined lives in this small town in Long Island. I found myself invested in them, their 'not so perfect' lives and their exclusive club. Georgie's friction with her family and siblings and Travis's family drama helps a lot in shaping these characters. I was particularly fond of Georgie, so confident in her choices (she is a clown in Children's parties), and spreading joy and warmth whereever she goes. . 'Fix Me Up' also does wonders on the comedy section. The banters between Georgie and Travis, and among the rest of the characters for that matter, is immensely enjoyable and engaging. My only complaint lies with the intimate scenes. While I am all in for meaningful conversations, reading about them during such intense scenes can be very annoying. . 'Fix Me Up' is an entertaining, emotional and swoon-worthy story and you get every bit of a typical (epic, for some readers) love story with wholesome characters and drama. Perfect for your weekend binge!
Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey is a quirky and fun read that was a rather quick read and also pretty enjoyable. Even though the story was full of over-used romance tropes and cliche moments, the characterisation felt vibrant and fresh which totally made up for both these flaws.
The writing was good and it was one of the things I liked the most about the book. The pacing was great as the things moved quickly and made this book a quick 1-2 day read which seems reasonable to me.
I'd recommend this book to all the romance genre lovers and to those who are looking for a light, fun read to take a break from their normal reading lists.