Friday, December 6, 2013

Blog Tour: Review of Fix You by Beck Anderson







When Kelly Reynolds’ 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.

Christina says...

Kelly loved her husband fiercely. But when he is taken from her, all that she knew and loved seemed to crumble around her. But she is a fighter. Every day is a battle, and she hopes to still be standing by the end of the day. Caring for her boys is what she lives for now. Making sure they are happy and healthy. 
“Yes, there are stages of grief.  Yes, there are plenty of abysses that seem to suck any attempt at normalcy into them.  But routine often saves me. “
Deciding to start taking a more vested interest in life. Kelly starts running. It is what keeps her going. As the days pass she decides maybe she should get away and take the kids to visit her parents.
“Take care of yourself. That’s what this trip is for. Run lots, sleep lots, rest lots.”
While out on a run the morning of the 2yr anniversary of her husband’s death, Kelly literally runs into Andrew. Little did she know from that moment on her fate was sealed.
Andrew Pettigrew was a movie star. He sees something different. This woman is real. Not like the fake women who throw themselves at him all the time. No she is Real and amazing and he wants to know her better.
This story is about two broken souls coming together to mend each other. To make each other whole again. But when the past collides with the present sometimes things turn ugly. Sometimes fate plays ugly tricks on you. One minute you are up in the air full of love and happiness and the next it’s ripped from you. Sometimes fate dangles love in front of you, to tell you straighten up this COULD be your life, if you just let go and let me guide you. This is what Fate does with this couple. It just was not their time when they ran into each other that fateful morning at the coffee shop. Maybe it will be someday if their skeletons be cleared from the closets. Can they forgive and forget?
“I’m reading A Farewell to Arms now. It makes me think of you. Life can crush you, ruin you, kill you. Or it can break you and make you stronger in the process.  You are strong, Kelly Reynolds. And you are the strongest in your broken places. – Andrew”
I fell in love with Andrew and Kelly’s story. It is amazing to watch these two find their way in a life that is filled with twists and turns, ready to knock them down at moment’s notice. They truly have a love story worth reading about!! I give this book 4 stars!!



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.

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4 comments:

  1. Thank you for reviewing Fix You!

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  2. Great review! Sounds like a great read!

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  3. great review thanks for the giveaway

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway and writing the book.

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