Fix You by Beck Anderson

Fix You by Beck AndersonAvailable: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Gallery Books

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Pam

In this modern-day Cinderella story with a charming twist, a young widow with two rambunctious sons falls for a gorgeous movie star. But can she handle life in the limelight? When Kelly Reynolds’s husband died two years ago, he left her to raise their two young boys. She’s barely pieced herself back together and takes refuge in her routine, running her kids around town and running the trails near their Idaho home.

A chance encounter on a trail run brings famous actor Andy Pettigrew into her life. He’s clearly interested in her, but 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 steps in them if she did. Andrew oozes cool. She reeks of dork. Despite this, they click. But Andrew struggles with the pressures of his fame, and Kelly’s hold on a so-called normal life is already tenuous. So as much as she wants 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. Especially when she and Andrew both have secrets that seem impossible to keep…

This is an extremely emotional story of recovery and rediscovery, these two special people may not be able to fix each other but they certainly can love each other.

Kelly Reynolds is trying to keep it all together for her two boys, Hunter and Beau. She lost her husband two years ago and still struggles with her daily life. She worries her best friend so much that Tessa steps in to intervene and gets her to take a trip to see her parents in California.

Andy Pettigrew is a famous actor working on his next blockbuster when he meets Kelly while she is visiting her parents. He is fascinated by this woman who is running and crying at the same time. They strike up a conversation and realize there is something between them that they both would like to pursue but there are many obstacles to surpass.

This is a story of true emotions that tug at your heartstrings. These two have some hard issues to get through and at times I was not sure they could find their way, but love is amazing and Ms. Anderson delivers a story that had me crying along with Kelly.

Kelly is a wreck and it takes her best friend Tessa to help her get out of her slump enough to get through each day. She is unable to get over Peter’s death, which is taking a toll on her life and her son’s. When she goes to her parents house in California she meets Andrew, there is an immediate attraction and they begin a friendship that quickly turns to romance.

Andrew has been dealing with fame for many years and struggles with the demons that have haunted him in the past. When they meet, he mentions that he has gone through some bad times but Kelly feels they must be over, as he now seems like a steady person. However, when the production on his film ends and he is faced with free time, his struggles resurface and she knows she is unable to handle his problems.

This is a rollercoaster of emotion and I struggled in the beginning as it was hard to get past the depression that Kelly was feeling, her despair seems so real and hard to read but by the end of the book I was invested in these two and was cheering them on through the pain and heartache and was happy with the ending. Secondary characters play important roles and are pivotal throughout the story. I love her two sons, they are young but their wisdom at times is amazing and helps Kelly through some tough times. I also like Tessa, she is a good friend that keeps Kelly going forward. Andrew also has a few good friends that not only have his back during some tough times, but also turn out to be good to Kelly when she needs them.

I have to confess that I was intrigued with this story because Ms. Anderson lives in my town and I enjoyed how she incorporated many of Boise’s unique qualities into the story. I have skied those slopes, stood on the blue turf and eaten at the Basque block, and even though I may have picked up this book because of where the author lives, I will definitely pick up another of hers because of her writing and storytelling.

I give Fix You by Beck Anderson 4.25 stars!

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