Series: Hot and Hammered #1
on June 11, 2019
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...
4 Baby Girl Stars ⭐️
Travis Ford moves back to his hometown Fort Jefferson after an injury ends his baseball league career. Seeing his future implode before his eyes, he has no immediate plans apart from drinking himself into a coma.
Georgie Castle is Fort Jefferson’s resident party clown extraordinaire; literally. Being the youngest of the Castle siblings, Georgie is used to being belittled and overlooked by her family. Even as a party planning businesswoman; no one really takes her seriously.
That is until Travis Ford returns to town.
With everybody handling Travis with kid gloves, Georgie takes it upon herself to draw him out of his slump. Even though he doesn’t appreciate her meddling, he can’t help but be impressed by her, although it’s evident that nobody else is.
“They could be friends, him and Georgie. That’s what was wrong. He didn’t want one-especially her. She was too young, too positive, and too related to his best friend.”
When Travis lets her down, its just another thing to add to her never-ending list of disappointments. Except this one hurts the most…
“The pressure in her chest had been growing stronger since this afternoon. By now, it felt like a pair of pliers was digging into her heart. God, I’m such an idiot.”
As both realize they have questionable reputations, they decide to enter a fake relationship to achieve their lifetime goals. There is no questioning that Travis and Georgie have undeniable chemistry, but can they overcome their hang-ups to admit that they can be more then friends?
Fix Her Up is a friend to lovers’ romantic comedy but with more depth then you would expect from this trope. Both characters were witty, compassionate and hot together. With Travis’s dirty talk and Georgie’s laugh out loud personality, these two burned up the pages and kept me smiling.
“I want your hands all over me. Your mouth on mine. And next time you get out of bed without giving me both, I’m going to find you, pull your pants down, and backhand that little tush you had tucked up in my lap all night. We clear?”
‘Arc’ provided by Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion.