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Fix Her Up

(Hot and Hammered #1)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  1,554 ratings  ·  526 reviews
A brand new romantic comedy from New York Times bestseller Tessa Bailey!

Georgette Castle’s family runs the best home renovation business in town, but she picked balloons instead of blueprints and they haven’t taken her seriously since. Frankly, she’s over it. Georgie loves planning children’s birthday parties and making people laugh, just not at her own expense. She’s dete
ebook, 400 pages
Published June 11th 2019 by Avon
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Cristina | CristiinaReads
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-books, favorites
Once you read a Tessa Bailey romance, there is no going back... And FIX HER UP is not an exception because you will fall in love with Travis and Georgie instantly...

Instantly you are drawn to this marvelous cover, and then you read the synopsis and you think... "WOW GIVE ME THAT BAD BOY RIGHT THIS MOMENT! Let me just start this review by saying that if you have not read a book by Tessa Bailey then why are you even here? I mean, why are you waisting your time by reading this review? (Totally ki
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Do not let this adorably unassuming cover fool you: this book was NAUGHTY AS HELL and I loved it SO MUCH. I buddy read this with Melanie and Jane and it was such a fucking great experience. Brb while I immediately re-read this bc I have a mighty ass need. Holy shit, y’all. READ DIS BOOK
Holy shit, I read this in one sitting and LOVED it! And the sex scenes are dirty talk? 11/10! RTC! <3

When Chelsea sets the group chat on fire describing this book, and you and all your friends immediately run to listen to your first smutty audiobook. 💖

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Buddy read with Chelsea, Jane, & Madalyn! ❤
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Stars!
(ARC provided by HarperCollins)

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Georgette Castle is a 23 yr. old woman who feels like nobody really takes her seriously. Her family rules the real estate scene in her town of Port Jefferson, Long Island with their popular renovation business. Georgie has always done her own thing, and enjoys planning children's birthday parties, but lately she wants more, and is ready to live her best life, and make all her dreams come true. This is the year she's going to have it all. She's prepared t
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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If you haven’t seen me mention it an infinite amount of times before, these cartoony cover romcoms have become my kryptonite. Meaning, I want them all and I want them now. There’s no need to read a blurb, or reviews, or look at ratings, I just know I need them in my life. The title/cover of this one led me to believe the action was going to center around my other guilty pleasure – house flipping. Little did I know that the flippy famil
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
One second, laughter kindled in his throat, and the next, it was tight. Just tight. Because flushed and looking up at him with her bright green eyes, Georgette Castle was the most beautiful thing on the planet.

This was so stinking cute! A lighthearted and steamy romance full of laughs and sizzle the likes of which only Bailey can write. I read it with a smile on my face from beginning to finish.

Georgette Castle is the perfect amount of quirky that I love in my heroines. She's the yo

After several starts and stops, its official, I’m pulling the plug on my first Tessa Bailey. I kept telling myself that if I just pushed through a little further, at some point the story would really grab me. At 182 pages, that little exercise has proven futile. So, in the name of living reading my best life, I think it’s time to cut my losses and move on to something more worthy of my time.

I can’t deny, the uber-cute, smile-inducing cover made it darn near impossible to stop th
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

When I read the premise of this book I was sold. A romance about Georgie, a young woman who wants to be taken seriously despite her job and her age. Yes to that! The fake-dating trope with Travis, her brother’s best friend and former baseball star, yes please!
So, as I said, the premise was good, but then it went downhill pretty fast for me.
The beginning of the book was fine, it starts off with Ge

Title: Fix Her Up
Series: Hot and Hammered #1
Author: Tessa Bailey
Release date: June 11, 2019
Cliffhanger: No
Genre: contemporary romance

The rom-com has made a huge comeback and with the increase in popularity, the illustrated cover is literally everywhere you look. I'm a sucker for these adorable covers. I get why they're being used to attract readers in romance, but I believe the cover should be a representation of the inside and I really don't think that's the case with this one. It's even pro
4 Baby Girl Stars ⭐

Travis Ford moves back to his hometown Fort Jefferson after an injury ends his baseball league career. Seeing his future implode before his eyes, he has no immediate plans apart from drinking himself into a coma.

Georgie Castle is Fort Jefferson’s resident party clown extraordinaire; literally. Being the youngest of the Castle siblings, Georgie is used to being belittled and overlooked by her family. Even as a party planning businesswoman; no one really takes her seriously.
Melanie (mells_view)
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
You have to fight for what you deserve. What you want is no more or less important than what anyone else wants.

Such a great read!

Travis is down on his luck after an injury. Add that to his man hooch reputation, and he’s practically shunned from the sport he considers his life, professional baseball. He’s grumpy. He’s depressed, and he’s pretty much a sloppy hermit. Georgie is just his best friends little sister, who has had a crush on Travis since she was a pre-teen. Travis has never taken her s
Anna Banana
4.5 stars


For perhaps the first time this year, a book that I've been highly anticipating FINALLY lives up to my expectations. And let me tell you, it feels so damn good to be able to say that.

This book is the perfect blend of fake dating meets I've been secretly crushing on my older brother's best friend my entire life. Normally I'm not a fan of when the heroine has been secretly crushing on a guy and he's been oblivious and never noticed
Some time has passed since I’ve put my nose in a Tessa Bailey read and it’s only a reminder how assured Bailey is with words. Though I’ll be the first to say that her stories can be a hit or miss for me.

I wavered on ‘Fix Her Up’ despite the cute blurb. Tackling the brother’s best-friend, fake dating trope (crossed with the manwhore/guileless virgin one which I didn’t expect and detested), it actually started off pretty damn well, then turned predictably cringeworthy because the blurb hadn’t qui
Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
There's this trend at the moment for romance book covers that is usually used for chick-lit and rom-com.

Personally, I LOVE THEM and even prefer them to the genre defining chest and six packs covers we often get in romance or erotica. That being said they can be somehow... misleading.
I honestly started this one thinking it was pure chick-lit, and the cover being overly cute I thought it would be some "Tessa Bailey'lite" novel. It wasn't. I'm so glad it wasn't!

Kathy - Books & Munches
Jan 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: releases-2019, arc-s
Let’s start with the main characters – Georgie and Travis. They both grew so much over the course of this story, which I lived for. Not only them, there were also side characters showing obvious signs of growth. Any author capable of doing that deserves an extra star in my book!
When it comes to Georgie, I specifically loved seeing her go from being and feeling the “little sister” towards being her own woman, standing up for herself and fighting for what she wants. Seeing that evolution was wonde
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you so much to Avon for sending this to me on Netgalley!!!

I LOVED IT!!! It was so incredibly sweet, adorable, and STEAMY!! Don’t let the cover or title fool you, this book is HOT! The sex scenes had me fanning myself but then something really cute would happen and make me smile huge!! I couldn’t get enough of this book, it was addicting to read and flew through it in two sittings. I literally spent the entire day in bed reading this and it was wonderful.

The story follows Georgie and Travi
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4.5 'Sweet man. Strong man' Stars!

Of course, queen Tessa Bailey strikes again! This time with a new series that starts oh-so-sweetly! And in typical Bailey style, we get a love story with a quirky and amazing heroine and a cross but freaking sweet dirty talker. A couple that simply has completely stolen my heart with the development of this "falling for the best friend's brother" romance.

Fix Her Up is Tessa's newest release and it is the first installment of her new series: Hot and Hammered. We
It's hard to judge a book by something that's possible just me struggling with personal pet-peeves - but for me this book never took off.

The book was filled with popular tropes:
brother's best friend  |  fake relationship  |  man-whore and jock  |  virgin heroine

And the author succeeded in tackling some of these tropes better than others. But the overall plot will be satisfying for many readers. It's a sweet, and well written novel, unfortunately it wasn't the right book for me.

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Alex ♈
Manwhore male protagonist and virgin heroine, who pathetically crushed on him...
Are you freaking kidding me?
What are we? Dumb imbeciles? Is it so hard to write a book for sophisticated readers???!
☽ TheBibliotheque
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-arc
“Maybe it was the way she only reached his shoulder that sent protectiveness surging up to his jugular, while somehow—at the very same time—he wanted to seek refuge in her.”

If I were to categorize my 2018 reading highlights, discovering Tessa Bailey would be in my romance top three. Shoutout to CristiinaReads for making me pick up Runaway Girl - I will be forever grateful. The reasons why I instantly fell in love with Bailey are simple. For one, this woman’s writing style is uncommonly good and
2.5 stars.
This is a very hard book to rate and also to review IMO .
It is my first Tessa Bailey book so I am not sure if this is typical of her writing style or not!!

I found it a little weird to be honest, the characters didn't always make sense to me, aka the virgin "clown" girl (yes, that is in fact how she makes a living) and the depressed, ex-manwhore, ex-baseball player.
Georgie came across as a sweet and sassy 23 year old gal but she just wasn't believable to me in any way- for some reason
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fake-dating
I am a huge sports romance fan, especially baseball, so when I saw Tessa Bailey's upcoming romance was with an injured baseball player, I wanted to get my hands on it as soon as possible. And, considering the cover is just too darn cute, I had a good feeling about this book.

As the youngest in her family, Georgie has never been taken seriously. Throw in the fact that she's a professional clown for a living and nobody sees her as the grownup she wants to be viewed as. When baseball player Travis
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4 ‘The girl who loved me, even when I couldn’t love myself’ Stars

HOT DAMN!!! Tessa Bailey’s masterful writing strikes again in Fix Her Up! And what a perfect name for the series, because this book left plenty of HOT – still fanning myself, it is a #QueenOfDirtyTalking original, after all – AND hammered, to all these characters!

Everything about this book since it was announced it had been appealing to me, so much so that I couldn’t wait to read it, and cons
Kristy K
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

My first Tessa Bailey, but not my last! Fix Her Up is a fun romantic comedy with an older brother’s best friend trope (one of my favorite). While Georgie and Travis initially come together for a mutually beneficial fake relationship, it never feels that way, and honestly they were kidding themselves from the beginning. Georgie wishes for her family (and others in their small town) to treat her and see her like the adult she is; Travis is coming off of a career-ending injury and finds hi
oh. my. gawd.
this was everything.

it's adorable. it's sexy AF. and then some. the banter! the funny! the characters are strong and realistic and i loved them all. it's fast paced and well written, no shocker there it *is* tessa bailey. there wasn't a single thing i didn't like about this book. okay, i wasn't totally in love with the fact that she's (view spoiler), but i didn't hate it either. it was done well. i put it down at 930pm to go to sleep and i was at 52%. i acci
Jessica *The Lovely Books*
I love books that have the fake relationship trope and ones that have the hero or heroine in love with a siblings best friend. In this case, it’s the heroine, Georgie, who’s in love with her brother’s best friend, Travis. What didn’t work for me was the fact that Georgie’s in love with Travis for pretty much her whole life. She puts him on a pedestal and I don’t like the fact that she waited and waited just for him. It was kinda pathetic. Especially when Travis is a huge manwhore and never gives ...more
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actual rating: 3.5 stars

arc provided by the publisher via edelweiss

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damn, do publishers really think i'm going to read that long ass synopsis? girl, lemme tell you something real quick - i won't.

georgie: georgie is a clown. as in, she dresses up as a clown to entertain kids at birthday parties. and she loves it. people only saw her as the clown of the family and never took her seriously, so what better job to have than one that embraces the title given
Spoilers ahead, 2.5*

Whoa, this one is tough to rate. The H/h have been friends for years but as his best friend's younger sister he's only viewed her as a pest while she's been in love with him since puberty. He left town to play professional baseball and was a MANWHORE ↩see those caps??? It's because he was a super duper manwhore extraordinaire,so much so that he was nicknamed two for his baseball bat and the other......well you get it. When he's injured and ends up being traded m
I'm so freaking excited! This is my first approved ARC from Edelweiss, so thank you very much!
Who would have thought that this book was going to be the one that would jar me out of my book funk? I was so afraid that I wouldn't like it because of the mood I was in lately but OMG! This book came at a perfect time and was exactly what I needed.

Fix Her Up was such a fun and heart-warming story! I honestly didn't expect it to tug on my heartstrings in one momen
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fix Her Up is the first book in the new sexy adult contemporary romance Hot and Hammered series. This series features blue collar men who flip houses. These books are interconnected standalones.

This book takes place in Port Jefferson, Long Island (NY).

The narrators are Georgie/Georgette and Travis (both 3rd person POVs).

Travis is 28 and was a major league baseball player. Georgie is 23 and she is a clown at children's birthday parties.

I really liked the first half of this book. The characters ar
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