Title: Fix Her Up
Author: Tessa Bailey
Series: Hot & Hammered #1
Pages: 400 pages
My Rating: 5 stars
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…
I have seen this around and while I was interested in reading it I wasn’t in a rush to get to it. I listened to the audiobook of this for a romanceopoly prompt and I absolutely loved it. I went in thinking it sounded like something up my alley but I had no expectations beyond that. This is the 4th book to get 5 stars from me this year.
This has the best friends sibling trope as well as the fake dating trope which I of course love because I love all the tropes.
I laughed several times while reading this and I also thought it was very hot. I didn’t expect it to be as hot as it was though I am not complaining because I love me some steamy scenes.
Pretty much all of the characters show signs of growth throughout this book especially Georgie and Travis the main characters. The side characters as well although I have a feeling that some of the side characters are going to get their own books so I am looking forward to seeing them grow even more.
I don’t really have much else to say. I just really loved this book. The romance, the humor the story just everything about it was perfect to me. I can’t wait to read the next book.