The Fix Up by Kendall Ryan
Narrated by Ava Erickson and John Lane
Contemporary Romance Standalone
I listened to The Fix-Up by Kendall Ryan about 2-3 weeks ago and I am just catching up on reviews. I have plenty of notes, but still couldn’t remember what this book was about, I had to buy the book and skim it to refresh my memory, and I’ll be honest, I’m not sure I was 100% ‘there’ listening to it. Despite the amazing narration, I just never really got into this one. I’m not sure why, it has everything I usually love in a romance novel, PLUS a sexy Brit!
“Why, you ask? Because I’m Sterling F*cking Quinn, successful attorney, one of New York City’s most sought-after bachelors, and in addition to a rather nice appendage, knickers melt when I open my mouth. I grew up in England, and my British accent is like lube. It makes girls wet instantly.”
Sterling is set to inherit $50 million, but he needs to be married and in love in 6 months. If ever there was a person against marriage, it’s Sterling, the divorce attorney.
“She’s a true believer in happily-ever-afters, a slave to the idea of lasting love and forevers. I’m a jaded divorce attorney who can tell you every statistic on marriage and divorce over the past thirty years.”
So they hire a PR person, Camryn, to find him a wife, hold speed dating events, etc. and as much as she tries to be professional, her attraction for Sterling is growing. But she needs to find him an appropriate wife.
“… what if I continue working with her under the guise of finding a wife, but really, I’m wooing her.”
She finds it harder and harder to resist him.
I feel like I’ve read this story already, multiple times. There just wasn’t anything that stood out as special or unique. I liked her, but despite his sexy accent, I never quite fell for him, he was too much of a dick at the beginning to make up for it.
“Quickies in the men’s room of my office aren’t going to work anymore. I need to start thinking like…a husband.”
I am not going to do my typical likes and dislikes here because frankly, I don’t remember it enough to get that detailed.
The narration is what kept me reading! He had a sexy accent, and she was perfect.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 3.5 Stars, 4 Heat, 4 Narration
Raegan’s Quicky Review
The Fix-Up is a cute bachelor falls for his matchmaker love story. It is a fun & light-hearted summer read with a sexy British alpha that will make you laugh and your heart swoon.
Rating: 3.5 Stars, 4 Heat, 4 for the audio (same as Ana)
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Oh wow, I has this happen with Laurelin Paige’s recent duet. I zipped through that Dirty Sexy Player (Dirty Sexy Games, book 1), but then fell hard for Louise Bay’s Duke of Manhattan which has a similar and more memorable plot. So, when book 2, Dirty Sexy Games, came out I couldn’t remember anything significant about book1. I had to re-listen to it, and it now didn’t seem as gripping as the Duke of Manhattan by Louise Bay sadly.
I actually haven’t read many with a similar plot as The Fix Up, so I actually read it twice for fun -first in e-book and then eventually in audiobook once I collected that format on sale. I actually liked it BETTER than the Hitched series which started off strong but didn’t have an even impact on me. Plus, I didn’t like the audiobook narration sample and had to slowly read it via e-book format.
Ana's Attic says
I enjoyed the book, I just didn’t LOOOVVVEEE it. xo