Sunday, September 15, 2013

Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway: Fix You by Beck Anderson

Title: Fix You 
Author: Beck Anderson
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Adult
 (Pg-13 on the steam and language)
Publication Date:  September 17, 2013
Publisher:  Omnific Publishing
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.

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.


I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
As soon as I read the synopsis of this story, I knew it was a must read for me. While I like steamy romances like any other girl, I also look for a romance novel where I can deeply connect to the characters and their story. This was my first read from this author, therefore I did not know what to expect. I found that I was quickly engaged in her story.
Fix You is an emotional read. While the synopsis tells you that her husband dies and leaves her a widow, I still teared up. I think there’s a difference between being told something versus experiencing it. The small part we get of Kelly’s husband allowed me as a reader to connect with her past life and fully understand how she feels as she raises her two boys alone. This gave the story more depth.
When Kelly meets Andrew, I instantly felt the connection between the two. I loved watching  (or reading) them fall in love. The story had a great pace which allowed the story to flow nicely. I read this book in one sitting as I had to find out how their story would end.
There’s a small twist in the story that I did not see coming. Everyone has secrets. Even famous people, like Andrew. There’s not too many stories where the movie star is sad and broken. This made the story so much more relatable. Love is hard. It is especially hard when the person you love lives in a different world than you. I loved Andrew’s passion for Kelly and her boys. I loved that he wanted normalcy despite his Hollywood life style.
I went back and forth on the rating of this story, between 3 and 4 stars because I wanted more! I'm greedy I know!  However, I will settle wit four stars. It was an emotional story about loss and love. It reminded me that everything happens for a reason, and that we may not know why at the moment. I wish this story was longer. I was not ready to say goodbye to Kelly and Andrew. I really hope there is more in store for their future. 

                        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.

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