My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A cute and sexy lighthearted romance.
Sterling Quinn is walking, talking chick magnet. He’s gorgeous, smart and self-assured. Oh and British. His accent is an unquestionable aphrodisiac. He’s also about to inherit fifty million dollars, if he gets married within the next six months. As a divorce attorney he doesn’t believe in happy-ever-afters and has never considered marrying until now. So he does what any person in his position would do. He hires a PR agency to help him find a wife. He never expected to fall for his friend and matchmaker but once he does, can he convince her she’s it for him?
Camryn Palmer knows she shouldn’t be playing matchmaker to the sexy Brit. He’s tempting beyond reason and completely forbidden because he’ll surely break her heart AND he’s her client. But when work blurs into romantic dinners thick with sexual tension and feelings, she’s not sure what to do. See her assignment through in order to get the bonus she so desperately needs while the man she’s fallen for marries someone else or give in to him?
I’ve always liked this kind of stories where I can just escape into a fun, sweet and carefree story. I think I have Chris O’Donnell to blame with his “sh!t or get off the pot” ubber romantic proposal. LMAO!
But back to The Fix Up. This is a classic marriage theme that’s worked on TV, the big screen and books such as this one because of its lighthearted entertainment value. Sterling is not just sexy, he’s kind and charming and Camryn is a sweet and independent woman. The two of them together are adorably fun and flirty with delicious slow burn chemistry.
Kendall Ryan writes a fast paced, easy to read story. I practically read it in one sitting. And although it has an unsurprising ending (which is the case for all romance novels) and not and emotionally complex story, I loved how Sterling pursued her, with actions speaking louder than words. There were also a few times I wanted to smack Camryn. Overall I found myself smiling throughout the book and now curious to read the Hitched series.
The Fix Up is a standalone romantic comedy by Kendall Ryan. It’s a light, easy to read full length friends to lovers romance. Told from both points of view with a happy ending.
* I was given an ARC of this book for an honest review. The excerpts are from that copy. *