The Fixer Upper
“Entirely satisfying, an expert balance of warmth and compassion, terrific supporting characters, a little steamy sex, and just enough suspense to keep you from guessing how it will all go down.”
A sassy, sexy, sometimes poignant look at small town Southern life, as only New York Times bestseller Mary Kay Andrews can tell it, The Fixer Upper is...more
The other thing which left me feeling somewhere between "blah" and "meh", was the police procedures described. I'd love to know where that old chestnut of a p ...more
This book is cute. Young girl, caught in a scandal, moves to a small town to fix up an old house and of course she has lots of "life" moments and finds romance along the way. Sounds like the perfect recipe for a light, summer romance read. And it is...there are just some parts of this book that really bugged me.
First of all, I understand books like this aren't really meant to be realistic, but Andrews' lack of reality in this book gets a little extreme. There were just parts here ...more
So this story is about a vapid, young lawyer who is framed for bribery and mishandling taxpayer money...I guess...and winds up in a two-stoplight town in the south, fixing a broken-down house that was just left to her egomaniacal father in a will. She falls in love with a jerk who pretends to not be a jerk but she also sort of has the hots for the jerk's dad. There's a ...more
Also, I recently read Nora Robert's "Tribute", and it was surprising how similar these two books were, while also being very different. Perhaps it's like the difference between peanut butter and oatmeal cookies: they are both sweets, meant for dessert not nutrition, though they have some nutritional value (protein vs fiber), and you can enjoy them in a convenient way althoug ...more
The moment I read about the upcoming release of The Fixer Upper, I rushed to reserve my copy, and couldn't wait to start reading. I finished the book in near record time for me, it was that good. I loved that ...more
"New paint was about hope. It was about believing that underneath the dirt and the crud and the hurt, it was possible to find something solid and substantial. Something worth saving. And when you found something good, wasn't it right to try and fix it?"
I'm convinced that the author didn't even write that line because it was so out of pla ...more
One of the things ...more
Meet Dempsey Killebrew. A young woman living in D.C. as a lobbyist that has just been fired by her high-powered public relations firm after they were caught in a political scandal.
She's a young woman, who has just lost everything she's ever known so far in life and is now unemployed. She seeks the help of her father, Mitch, whom I have to say I dislike. He basically is married to a much youn ...more
I almost always love a story ...more
I loved the imagery of Birdsong (even though I find the name unoriginal).
I disliked the term "mattress dance" and I though that actor's portrayal of T made him sound like Gomer Pyle. But other than that I loved this book. I found the character to be a little too naive and a little too whiny in the beginning but I grew to like her by the end. I strongly disliked her mother (and the actor's portrayal of the mother) but I found the other supporting ...more
I did finish it, so I suppose it was not that bad. A forgettable summer read. but then again, I was not expecting great ...more
In life you come to a point where you struggle and sometimes you have to do things you don’t want to do, but things that you have to do; such as moving away to a small town where you don’t know anyone, but everyone knows you and your business.
Mary Kay Andrews has a hold on the subject she creates for the book and the love that she creates for each character in The Fixer Upper.
Dempsey Killbrew lives an interesting life, maybe a little too interesting
The Fixer Upper written by Mary Kay Andrews ...more
Have read many of the authors works and have enjoyed the books.
This book starts out with her losing her job and her boss being investigated by the FBI. Dempsey relies on her father and he's agreed to fund her at a recent relatives passing and he's learned he owns the house, south of Atlanta.
She travels there and assumes she will be fixing up the place and flipping it til her next job comes through. The house has a relative who's a squatter but it's is very disrepai ...more
Trochek graduated from the University of Georgia with a journalism degree in 1976. She worked as a reporter at a number of papers, and spent 11 years as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution before leaving to wri ...more