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Monday, December 2, 2013

Fix You by Beck Anderson (Book Review / Contest Giveaway)

In association with AToMR Tours, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for Fix You by Author Beck Anderson!

Book Review

Fix You by Beck Anderson
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Publication Date: September 10, 2013
Format: Paperback - 254 pages / Kindle - 566 KB / Nook - 993 KB
ISBN: 1623420474
ASIN: B00F35A20U
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by AToMR Tours.

Book Description: 

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.

Book Excerpt:

This is where we stand when I wheel my cart into the 12 items or less line at the grocery store and see Andrew. On a magazine cover, of course. With Franca.

It’s a good thing I don’t have a hot cup of tea in hand, because if a spit take were ever apropos, it’s now.

He’s hugging her. It looks like that, at least. It’s definitely him. The other figure is tiny, blond, vaguely resembles a yardstick. Must be her.

The picture doesn’t bother me. The headline, on the other hand:


My Book Review:

Fix You is a poignant story of love, loss, second chances and moving forward in life that will tug at the reader's heartstrings.

Author Beck Anderson weaves an uplifting tale set in Boise, Idaho, that follows the emotional story of the unexpected chance meeting and romance of widow Kelly Reynolds and movie star Andy Pettigrew.

Kelly is a young widow with two sons, who struggles to hold her life and family together two years after the death of her husband Peter. While on a therapeutic run, Kelly realizes it is the second anniversary of Peter's death, and when she breaks down sobbing, she unexpectedly meets movie star Andy Pettigrew, who is on location for a film shoot. Kelly and Andy are both emotionally broken and dealing with grief and secrets that they have experienced in the past. As Kelly and Andy get to know each other, can their unexpected romance fix two emotionally broken people, help them heal, and give them a second chance at love? Is their love strong enough to endure the risk of a long-distance relationship, can it survive the spotlight and fame of Andy's career?

Fix You is an amazing story of love, loss, and learning to love again. Author Beck Anderson easily draws the reader into Kelly and Andy's story from the beginning. As their connection and relationship slowly develops, the emotional drama interwoven within the storyline engages the reader to follow Kelly and Andy's journey as they learn to overcome their personal demons, the challenge and obstacles associated with fame and long-distance relationships, and open themselves up to a second chance at love. You can't help but get lost in this touching story, Kelly and Andy's journey of healing, forgiveness and finding love again will make you believe in the power and strength of love.

With engaging and witty dialogue; richly descriptive settings of glitzy Hollywood and midwestern Boise, Idaho; and a compelling storyline that is a real page turner; Fix You is the kind of story that wraps around your heart and doesn't let go until the satisfying conclusion.


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.


Virtual Book Tour Contest Giveaway

• (7) eBook copies of Fix You provided by Omnific Publishing – International 
• (1) $25 USD Gift Card to Omnific Publishing (to purchase any of their titles) - International

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  1. Replies
    1. This was a wonderful story. Thank you for the opportunity to host the virtual book tour event.

  2. This is a captivating story that grabbed my attention from the start. I'm looking forward to the next book by Beck Anderson!