Title: Fix You
Author: Beck Anderson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 17, 2013
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
ARC provided by publisher
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.
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Thoughts on "Fix You"
Finding love after a great loss is always hard, let alone finding with an A-List Celebrity. Kelly Reynolds is just trying to survive and get back to living after the loss of her husband to cancer when she literally runs into Andy. Only Andy is not only "Andy", he is Andrew Pettigrew. She's seen his face on countless magazine covers and is the total opposite of what she thinks is his type.
I felt a click with Kelly right away. I haven't experience the loss that she has but I feel like I could be her. I have a chaotic house, bad hair days and I never feel caught up. And don't get me started on social situations. Andrew is what I want every heartthrob to be like; unaffected by his celebrity and genuinely nice. Both of them have more in common than they realize at first and it's how they cope with their pasts that affects their future together.
Fix You is a wonderful story from Beck Anderson. I'll never be on a red carpet and have paparazzi chase after me. I'll also most likely never ever go to Boise but through the author's storytelling and descriptions it was like watching a movie in my head. I felt Kelly's awkwardness right along with her and would have probably more insecurities than her about dating a celebrity. There was a great amount of sadness and grief felt throughout the book but the overall message of living and loving after loss had me smiling and tearing up at the same time.
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.