Thursday, December 5, 2013

Blog Tour: Fix You by Beck Anderson

Fix You 


Beck Anderson

Pub September 10, 2013 
ARC For Review 


When Kelly Reynolds’s husband died, he left her—the awkward, cautious one—to raise their two young boys. She’s pieced herself back together, barely. Now she takes refuge in her routine: running her kids around and running the trails near her Idaho home.

Two years after her husband’s death, a chance encounter on a run brings Andrew into her life. But Andrew is Andy Pettigrew, the Andy Pettigrew, famous actor. Kelly hates risk, and a love affair with Andrew is certainly tempting fate. She doesn’t fit into his Hollywood world. She doesn’t own a pair of Louboutins, and she couldn’t walk five paces in them if she did. Andrew oozes cool. She reeks of dork.

But despite this, they click. It may be inexplicable, but it works. However, it’s also becoming clear that Andrew struggles with the pressures of his fame. Kelly’s hold on a so-called normal life is already tenuous, and as much as she might want to indulge the fantasy, she doesn’t know how either of them is supposed to cope with stalkerazzi and tweet-happy fans with camera phones. She and Andrew both have secrets that seem impossible to keep.

Beck Anderson’s witty, engaging writing yields an emotional tale of love, loss, and all the little things that make up a life. In the end, what is it that really holds us together? Kelly must decide if love can fix two people who might be broken beyond repair.

The way I see it

Fix you was...good... I enjoyed the read. The characters were relatable and the writing was smooth. I was very attracted to this one. The premise was one that I’ve read about before but not a whole lot so I wanted to scope it out for myself. I don’t regret my “go for it” attitude a single sec. However... I will be frank. This was enjoyable and the characters felt real but that was pretty much it. The tragic reveal was sad but I felt like it may have been a little “too” built up. The love between the main characters was real but I didn’t feel the fireworks. Maybe I’m used to reading the “steamy” scenes in “detail” Ms. Anderson(who is obviously a classy lady) tends to allude to the steam factor. I was like aw... “you mean I have to use my imagination?..”(insert dramatic music here) HEY! No one has ever accused me of being too classy! #fact

F-lawed, two souls who need mending will meet and create a bond.
I-nterest, leading very different lives these two must keep their relationship a secret. Lest everyones lives be upturned.
X-mas, brings presents and revelations of true feelings.

Y-outh, Andrew is a man but he is broken. His actions are a result of the pain he experienced so long ago.
O-rganized, Kelly has a system. A way to cope with the tragedies of life. She never knew she could love again let alone jump.
U-nderstanding, through it all these two have fought the odds and they realize what is MOST important. Neither will be dictated again. Life is scary but it’s better to face it and live it than to run away.

The development of this story was very methodical, detailed, and trust when I say no stone was left unturned. The ending was enjoyable and I felt like nothing was left hanging in the air. I was very happy with the way things turned out. Some aspects of the story line I could have done without but it was a nice read.

My Rating

3.25 Jog, Tea, Jacket, Cigg, Small Town, Smart Boys, Head Lines, Movie Script, Compromising situation, Love Lost, Risk Taken, Love Found Filled stars. For a detailed read about love pick this one up.

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About the Author

Beck Anderson believes in the power of perfectly imperfect women and in the healing power of love. Her new novel, Fix You, grew out of those beliefs and the time to write afforded by the worst Thanksgiving blizzard she's ever witnessed in West Yellowstone. For Beck, the path to published novelist has taken lots of twists and turns, including a degree in anthropology, a stint as a ticket seller at a ski resort, a much-loved career as a high school English teacher, and a long tenure as a member of the best writing group ever, hands down. Beck balances (clumsily at best) writing novels and screenplays, working full-time as an educator, mothering two pre-teen males, loving one post-40 husband, and making time to walk the foothills of Boise, Idaho, with Stefano DiMera Delfino Anderson, the suavest Chihuahua north of the border.

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  1. Thank you for hosting Fix You today!

  2. This does have a great premise. Too bad the emotions weren't more powerful. Still, I'm glad you liked it, Ria!

  3. Great review... I love the cover and blurb... Definitely go to TBR shelve

  4. Great sounding book. I like the thought of this book. I know so many people forget the actors and actress's are just people too. They have the some wants and needs just like the rest of us. We are all human.

  5. Thinking i'll have to check this one out :) Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  6. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the chance to win


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