Review: FIX HER UP by Tessa Bailey

Title: Fix Her Up
Author: Tessa Bailey
Publication Date: June 11, 2019
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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Rating: ★★★★ (4 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...

This is one of the most precious books I've read this year.

It was cute, sweet, Georgie's passionate self made me smile from time to time, AND THE SEXUAL TENSION WAS FIRE, THE STEAMY SCENES WERE SMOLDERING. Whew.

Oh and please, the Just Us League? *chef's kiss
Love these three ladies. Proud of them for this club and their willingness to help each other. BEAUTIFUL. And I'm so happy that Rosie's getting her book too. I really like here and I'm so intrigued about her life and relationship.

Fix Her Up is a romantic comedy that centered around Georgie Castle who finds joy in being a clown at children's parties because she wants to see people happy but her family doesn't even take her seriously, and Travis Ford who's a former baseball player and now works at a construction company owned by Georgie's family. Oh, and he's also her brother's best friend.

Georgie Castle must be protected at all costs. My heart hurts for her because of how her family, minus her sister, dismisses her and doesn't treat her seriously. Yet despite all that, she still goes on with life and has this goal to make people happy. She deserves the world, and that's why she landed in my Mid-Year Freak Out 2019 post as one of my new favorite characters of the year.

Then we have Travis Ford who seemed to be grumpy at first but is actually a nice guy and has a soft spot for Georgie secretly. I get the grumpy, and the brooding and "leave-me-alone" aura though. He had a bright future in baseball and life but all that disappeared. It's also sad that people like to view him as an object for their benefit. It was really nice and brave of Georgie to stand up for him just like how he also stood up for her during the Castle family dinner. Her family just doesn't appreciate her and give her the respect she deserves... it saddens me. Their situations sadden me.

Alright, why not 5 stars when I actually loved it? Well, here's why: the breakup scene felt pointless.

I don't feel like I'm spoiling anyone because when you read a CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE book, a breakup is a 98% guarantee to happen. This one whoever, felt flat. The reason behind it is so common and didn't really seem that "needed" to happen.

But overall, this was still a good book. I've already skimmed this like three times and I'm close enough for a reread.

a satisfied reader,