Fix Me Not by Carey Heywood

Posted December 31, 2017 by lenoreo in 2017 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge, 2017 New Release Challenge, Reviews / 0 Comments

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Fix Me Not by Carey HeywoodTitle: Fix Me Not
Author: Carey Heywood
Series: The Fix #2
Published by: Indie
Release Date: September 20th 2017
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 242
Format: Kindle Book
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My rating: four-stars

Blurb:

Continue your love affair with the Thompson family in this hot and hilarious new romantic comedy from New York Times Bestselling author Carey Heywood!

Paige Sullivan's life is a train wreck. In a matter of months she lost her business, her swanky apartment, and her big city life. Now she's stuck in Nowhere, New Hampshire, sleeping on her mom's couch. If that wasn't bad enough, she's forced to do odd jobs for money. She has a plan though, and once she's saved enough, she's out of there. That is, as long as she doesn't murder her sexy new employer first.

Asher Thompson is the ruggedly handsome hermit of the Thompson clan. Tall, ridiculously sexy despite his beard, and annoyingly aloof, his main concern is his privacy. He fills his days with his work as a carpenter and the peaceful solitude of his lake house. A peaceful solitude that vanished the moment Paige Sullivan stormed into his life, hell-bent on driving him crazy.

The problem is, opposites attract and each time they cross paths she works her way further under his skin.

My Review:

4 stars — OK, this review is going to be just pathetic b/c I finished reading this book when we were on vacation in October, and while I made some notes for myself, I did not end up writing up the review and kept putting it off.  So all I have to go on is my horrible memory and those few notes.  But I suppose maybe that means maybe I’ll be less verbose?  Hahahahaha….I kill myself.

So this one had a slower start.  I didn’t really like Paige *at all* at the beginning.  I don’t think I understood what made her tick at the beginning, and where her (frankly) horrible attitude came from.  I *really* didn’t get the mother daughter dynamic…that’s another area that was not flattering for Paige.  But then it just felt like she changed personalities completely instead of growing, or at the very least I didn’t see her growth.  But if I ignored that and just accepted new Paige, then I liked new Paige.  New Paige was kind of awesome.  I loved how hardworking Paige was, and I loved hearing her genuine passion for her job.  I felt it alongside her.

Asher was a bit rough at the beginning too, but I felt like I saw his changes/growth more.  And I seriously loved Asher, and particularly loved how accurately Ms. Heywood portrayed an introvert.  I’m sure not every introvert is the same, but I could vibe with so much of what he was going through and how he reacted to different situations.

I will admit that I hated how Asher constantly apologized and regretted his actions and assumptions, but Paige never did.  We got a half-assed explanation of her being jealous, but no remorse.  Hence why I saw more growth in Asher than Paige.

Once they fell in like and started pursuing, it felt like a different story, and I loved that story.  Even a bit before that part, I LOVED how Asher waited for her at the bar.  I totally agree with Finley and Abby, that was ridiculously romantic.  And they both had some seriously funny moments!

So while it may have started slower, and I was slow to fall in love with Paige and Asher, once I did I was so in.  The latter half of the book was just solid and fantastic and made up for the rougher start.  I’m seriously so excited for Abby and Gideon’s stories now, but I will admit I’m still reserving judgement on Eli.

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