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 ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK!!!
"I don't know how to describe the time that passes next. Yes, there are stages of grief. Yes, there are plenty of abysses that seem to suck any attempt to normalcy into them." (Kelly)
This book is about Kelly, a 30 year old widow, telling her journey of loving and losing her husband and being left to raise two young boys. After two years after his death, Kelly finally takes a step to bring some kind of normal back into her life. The last two years she has been barely hanging on to her everyday life......so she decides she needs to do get herself back together. She decides to start running to help with her depression. While visiting her parents outside of LA, on her early morning run she meets Andrew. Andrew is a famous actor who is every woman's dream......But.........Kelly doesn't know this immediately. After another encounter, Kelly finds out who is and believes there is no way this could be real. Especially after a kiss. Returning home, Kelly writes it off as chance encounter and nothing more. But leave it to Andrew.......instead of taking a trip with friends to snow ski he shows up on Kelly's doorstep. One weekend with Kelly and her boys, Andrew knows deep down inside his life needs more.....and Kelly is the one he wants. Before Andrew leaves, Kelly agrees to see him again and they talk all the time on the phone but deep down Kelly is constantly telling herself they are not real and to just only enjoy the moment. She has to put her boys first before anyone or anything in her life. But after friends and family telling her to give in and enjoy Andrew she does and spends time with Andrew in his Hollywood world. She begins to learn the life of a famous actor and slowly realizes this life is not for her. Slowly learning Andrew's tormented past has her hanging on trying/wanting to help. Can she be enough for him and can she keep her sanity while to trying to fight her own demons?
"Life can crush you, ruin you, kill you. Or it can break you and make you stronger in the person. You are strong Kelly Reynolds. And you are stingiest in your broken places." (Andrew)
This was an absolute beautiful heart wrenching story of two broken people trying to work out their demons. This is not an erotic novel! I do admit that about 95% of the books on my book shelf are 'Erotic Novels' and nowhere in this book will you find Erotic! But it is NOT needed. DO NOT miss out on this journey of Andrew and Kelly. The author left nothing unturned...every word in this book told an unbelievable story of losing and finding oneself.
Congrats Beck! Keep up your beautiful work!
*Reviewed by Kim
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.