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4.54  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Ezra Mackenzie was just fine, thank you—until he realized he wasn’t. After the sudden death of his father and violent falling out with his twin brother, Ezra could no longer pretend his drinking wasn’t a problem. With friends instead of family by his side, he ditched the bottle and started his life over again.

Now more than six months sober, Ezra feels like his life is fina
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Published 2017 by City Owl Press
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Kika
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was going to be weird about this and not rate it, but no, I love it, and I want everyone to know it. ;)
Sarah
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
'The Fix' doesn't tell the story of a typical sunshine and roses romance. It is raw and complicated and, more than anything, real.

Ezra is struggling to restart his life, facing demons and trying to change his life from the direction it had been heading down. It's always refreshing to read a romance - and relationship - from the point of view of a male protagonist, and Ezra is no exception. That's not to say it isn't hard being in Ezra's head sometimes - he's troubled, low on confidence and beat
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Jessica
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2017, own-kindle
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Kristin Rouse
Jul 03, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-books
This is my book, and it's SUPER awkward for me to rate it, but I love it, and I hope you love it, too.
Natalie ⭐
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actual rating: 4.5 stars
Wow wow wow. This book is pretty outside of my normal genres (I'm a YA lover), but it was a really amazing read. I love reading about Ezra and all of his struggles.
One thing I really want to mention is how realistic the characters were. As a Hispanic girl in South Florida, I've dealt with many Brazilians and Latin American families--this was a pretty accurate portrayal of them, although it was comically stereotypical at times. (Mama A is a pretty standard Brazilian mom, w
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Diana
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Masterpiece

I requested this free ARC book from Netgalley in return for an honest review, so here goes....

This is the first book I have read by this author and I am really glad I did 😁

A beautifully told story that captivated me from the start to finish. An amazing story line that flows easily and is told from Ezra's point of view. It helped to understand his vulnerability and the emotional battle he faced daily. An honest portrayal of an uplifting love story. Well written and edited, to the po
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L
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful debut!

This book will break your heart in the ugliest, messiest, and also best of ways. Then it will put it back together. Ezra and Julianna's story is realistic on a level that so many others are not.

I can't wait to see what the rest of the series has in store for us!

Eric
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Michelle
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ezra will grab a hold of your heart and not let go. The man is just way to hard on himself and the people he loves he loves hard.

Juliana knows full well what a recovering addict's life is like. She knows that being in a relationship will be a challenge.

Erza's love for her is amazing. I loved that the entire book was his POV. I loved his mind, even if at times I wanted him to get out of his mind and listen to those around him.

~~~I volunteered to read an advance copy provided by NetGalley
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
The Fix is one of those stories you'll remember far after you've finished reading it. It's beautifully told, it's realistic and it's a little heartbreaking, OK, a lot heartbreaking, not in a dark, overwhelmingly gritty way, just in a sad, humans can really suck kind of way.

Ezra is a sober alcoholic the day he meets his best friend's soon to be sister-in-law and falls in love with her. He's a messed up guy, that's why he's an alcoholic, or he's an alcoholic because he's a messed up guy, or both,
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Frankie
Aug 04, 2017 rated it liked it
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Denise Van plew
Feb 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a author I have not read until now. The story intrigued me so I entered in. Having been also a victim of a someone who drinks to much this kinda struck a chord also. Ezra pulls you into the story with first his drama but also his road to a different decision that is not a easy one but better one. You also have Juliana that is on the road with him in this one with you getting deeper into the story I have myself very many mixed emotions. So it is safe to say this author does a splendid job ...more
InD'tale Magazine
Ezra’s addiction is alcoholism, and his struggle is both realistic and heartbreaking.

Read full review in the 2017 October issue of InD'tale Magazine.

Amanda
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-adult, addiction
Other than a few grammatical errors, my only complaint was this book wasn't long enough! I wanted more time with Ezra and Jules and the Almeida clan!
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Diana
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this free ARC book in return for an honest review, so here goes...
This is the first book I have read by this author, and I am really glad I did.

A beautifully told story that captivates the reader from start to finish. I literally could not put it down.An amazing story line that flows easily and is told from the male's pov, that helps you to understand his vulnerability and the emotional battle he faces daily.
An honest portrayal of an uplifting story. Well written and edited, to the po
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After a lifetime of falling in love with all aspects of the written word, Kristin Rouse became an avid reader and, eventually, a writer of "kissing books." She believes in writing *where* she knows as opposed to strictly *what* she knows--that said, she's lived all over the world, so that doesn't exactly limit her story settings. She currently lives in Denver with her husband, and can be found on ...more
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