Adult Contemporary Romance
New release from Gallery Books (Simon & Schuster) March 2015
Previously released by Omnific Publishing
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…
Beck Anderson loves to write about love and its power to heal and grow people past their many imperfections. She is a firm believer in the phrase “mistakes are for learning” and uses it frequently to guide her in writing life and real life.
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.
Fix You initially sat on my Kindle because I thought that was just another sweet love story. I was more than pleasantly surprised when I discovered that Fix You leaps way past most books – it’s completely entertaining and fun as well as being incredibly heartwarming. All the characters have layers of personal depth from their life experiences and you genuinely like them. Their story moves at a solid pace so you never get bored nor do your thoughts drift to what you should actually be doing instead of reading.
Kelly is overcoming the loss of her husband and in the process of rebuilding her world when she meets Andrew. Their love builds on friendship and understanding – which they both thoroughly need. The quickly connect and understand one another.
However, their journey together isn’t easy, there is a level of unease and discomfort. Their everyday lives could not be more different and fitting together takes effort. Additionally, they both have a few secrets they’re not ready to share. But their bond – you can feel it. You hope that they can deal and find happiness together.
I thought Fix You was a delightful book and I would recommend you give it a chance. You’ll enjoy your time spent with Kelly and Andrew.