Review: The Fix Up

cover-the fix upTitle: The Fix Up
Author: Tawna Fenske
Series: First Impressions #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Short novel
Available: Dec 14th


Uncovering this sexy geek’s charm is easy. Keeping her hands off of him is impossible.

While he may look like the love child of a movie starlet and an NFL linebacker, Ben Langley has the people skills of a half-drowned porcupine. Why socialize when there are chemistry labs and bad sci-fi flicks? If he has any hope of taking the helm as CEO of the family business, Ben needs an image makeover. Pronto.

Enter Holly Colvin, owner of First Impressions public relations and branding firm, and the woman who just saved Ben from the clutches of an over-attentive sales clerk. Holly’s rebranded hundreds of companies in her career, but she’s never rebranded a person. The guy clearly needs help, though, and she’s just the woman for the job.

With the clock ticking for them both, Holly and Ben face off over wardrobe malfunctions and business jargon that sounds a lot sexier than it should. But can Holly make Ben into the man he thinks he should be without losing the man she’s starting to love?

Source: ARC from Entangled: Lovestruck via NetGalley

This book is a total tonic. It made me laugh and smile throughout. It’s cute and sexy and feel-good and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

Mostly because of Ben. He’s cute and geeky and a bit of a Beta guy, who loves engineering but is stepping up as CEO because that’s what his father expects. He’s adorable, basically. Until he gets in the bedroom, ’cause then he’s down and dirty and has a surprising turn for innuendo. All the filthy, business jargon flirting made me chuckle as much as swoon, but I loved how it worked with the story.

Holly is okay. She’s certainly good at bringing out Ben’s commanding side and their chemistry is undeniable, which made it difficult to figure out why she held him off for so long. Also, the hands thing. Okay, Holly, we get it, the guy has big hands. Yes, they’re noticeable and, well, there. But there was so much thinking about the hands. Always the hands. It actually became a bit irritating. Especially when she was still holding him off, while obsessing about the hands. It might also have been nice to have had more develop out of things with her ex. It just seemed like a convenient plot device to make her contact Ben again, since the whole thing just never turned into anything, leaving her ex as a thin shadowy figure.

A bit like everything between Ben and his dad – the macho tension and cardboard-cutout personality. I thought something would happen to change things between them (for better or worse), but nope, it’s the same at the start as at the end. I also hoped that Ben would find a way to get back to his real love – engineering – but nope, it’s never even considered.

However, if you’re looking for something light and fun and enjoyable, that mixes plenty of sexiness in with the cute, then give this a try. It’s pure brain candy and I thoroughly it. Can’t wait for the next one.

The Fix Up is out December 14th!
Visit Tawna Fenske for more details.


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