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Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey (ARC Review)

Title: Fix Her Up
Author: Tessa Bailey
Type: Fiction
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Avon Books
Published: June 11, 2019

A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

After an injury ends Travis Ford’s major league baseball career, he returns home to start over. He just wants to hammer out his frustrations at his new construction gig and forget all about his glory days. But he can’t even walk through town without someone recapping his greatest hits. Or making a joke about his… bat. And then there’s Georgie, his buddy’s little sister, who is definitely not a kid anymore.

Georgette Castle has crushed on her older brother’s best friend for years. The grumpy, bear of a man working for her family’s house flipping business is a far cry from the charming sports star she used to know. But a moody scowl doesn’t scare her and Georgie’s determined to show Travis he’s more than a pretty face and a batting average, even if it means putting her feelings aside to be “just friends.”

Travis wants to brood in peace. But the girl he used to tease is now a funny, full-of-life woman who makes him feel whole again. And he wants her. So damn bad. Except Georgie’s off limits and he knows he can’t give her what she deserves. But she’s becoming the air he breathes and Travis can’t stay away, no matter how hard he tries…

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Tessa Bailey’s Fix Her Up was a very fun read! I adored the main characters, Georgette and Travis, right off the bat (pun  100% intended, hehe)! I found Georgette (Georgie) to be super adorable as well as an inspiration for female empowerment and I really liked Travis’ broodiness and his character development! The couple had great chemistry, and I really liked how their story developed overall. I do want to point out though, that this book turned out being considerably more steamy than the cover art implies, haha.

Another part of Fix Her Up that I enjoyed were the side characters! So, I’m very happy that this book is the first part of a series because I became very attached to all of the characters as well as the town they live in. I can’t wait to go back and find out how some of the other characters’ stories will develop. And finally, I was very happy that this book was written in the third person because I especially appreciate romance books written in this third person. Anyway, this book was very fun and I definitely recommend it to contemporary romance fans! And I can’t wait for the next book!


Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days. Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention. She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of eleven years and seven-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.



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6 thoughts on “Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey (ARC Review)

  1. Awesome! I just picked this one up for two reasons. One, it takes place in Port Jefferson, which is not far from where I grew up on Long Island (I was a SOUTH shore girl as opposed to Port Jeff which is on the North shore). AND because it seemed like it feature my fav trope, fake dating! I liked the pace so far and am really looking forward to getting further into it! I didn’t know it was going to be a series though! That’s pretty awesome :] I’ll have to keep tabs on that :]

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