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Fix It Up

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  630 ratings  ·  113 reviews
“The chance of a lifetime. With one little catch.”

All Brinley Spears has ever dreamed about since she completed design school four years ago was getting noticed. By the right people. By the right companies. Anyone who could finally help launch her career onto a new level.

Unfortunately, the opportunity comes to her in the aisle of a home improvement store while she was arg
ebook, 241 pages
Published May 16th 2018
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Alex ♈
May 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: safe
3.5 stars

The lightest book by Jessica Gadziala I ever read.
Different from her usual works.

She is a very talented author, respect!

Likable MCs, funny banters, safe, and the hero wasn't an a§§hole at all, IMO if course.

TV shows is not my favourite trope and therefore the twist/drama (their lie to be married) was predictable, but I still enjoyed this book.
Nikki ღ Navareus

Asshole heroes are one of my favorite themes. Warren isn't quite an asshole, but he fits the bill as an awesome jerk hero. I loved everything about him. He was grumpy, he was hot and cold, and of course, he was sexy as sin! Brinley was a total sweetheart, but she had a spine to go with her sweet demeanor. I loved her as well.

These two didn't exactly hate each other, but they seriously rubbed each other the wrong way in the beginning, and then again when they were forced to move
...Oh yes, she did! Jessica Gadziala has gone over to the sweet, silly and fun side of romance! And I LOVE it!

FIX IT UP is another Jessica Gadziala creation that just begs to be read! Brinley is determined to make a name for herself through hard work, fabulous interior designs and by tapping into every social network she can. Contractor Warren Reyes is an artist in his own right. He has his own method of getting the job done and sure enough, as Brinley and Warren clash in the middle of a home im
B.J. Bentley
May 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
For those of you who are familiar with Gadziala’s popular Navesink Bank universe, you’ll note that this story does NOT take place within it. No bikers, no loan sharks, no hired muscle or hitmen, etc. What IS immediately recognizable is JG’s writing style. Casual. Never forced. It’s like, if you close your eyes, you can imagine her sitting across from you over a cup of coffee telling you a story that starts with, “You’ll never believe what happened…” before launching into a tale full of heart, hu ...more

Oh this was just so entertaining...

The bickering...

The 'opposites attract' thingy in the air...

The realization of the growing feelings over that sensual attraction...

And acting upon it...

Made me all smiley and flippery and what

Yeah, funny, sweet, light and just the way Jessica Gadziala knows to turn up a twisty punch or two, only so she could bring you the perfect HEA

So, Fix it up is more than just fixing haha, it's more like making of and working it out and it's more than just the hou
Brenda ✨Delirious, Disjointed, Digressive, and (highly) Dramatic Rambles✨
Holy. Guacamole. Warren Reyes can do whatever he wants to me.

4.5 scorching hot stars for this bad boy

I love Jessica. She delivered a funny, sweet, super super cute and amazingly well built story, interesting plot and even better characters.
A total winner.
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVE, love, loved this!
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite things about Jessica is that she can write so many stories & them be completely different from each other but still be just as good. If you're a fan of Jessicas and read her books then you know how dark the Navesink world can get but this book is like a ray of sunshine. Now this story has nothing to do with our NB world that we are so familiar with but instead brings us into a new world....the home improvement world!!! Warren & Brinley were so good together. I just love the wa ...more
Feb 02, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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“The chance of a lifetime. With one little catch.”

All Brinley Spears has ever dreamed about since she completed design school four years ago was getting noticed. By the right people. By the right companies. Anyone who could finally help launch her career onto a new level.

Unfortunately, the opportunity comes to her in the aisle of a home improvement store while she was arguing with the world’s most irritating contractor… Warren Reyes.

It was everything
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Warren is a contractor working on a house with Bromley and they butt heads at every turn. Everytime they are near each other explosions in personalities happen. What happens when they take an opportunity they can't pass up that has them living together for a year? Can they fake it and make it or will they tear each other apart first?
This book was amazing! It flowed perfectly and was so sweet. It was a different kind of book by Jessica but that doesn't take away the fact that it was perfect. She
Meg marshall
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jessica has done it again with this gorgeous and funny romance..... yes nothing goes boom and no one gets killed but there is great pace to the book and plenty happening to keep you engaged. But what really touched my heart was the little insight of herself that JG gave us in Brinley - the determination and relentless work ethic and passion to make it in a demanding and competitive environment - darling girl I think it’s safe to say that you are well and truly on that road of being one of the gr ...more
4.25 Stars!
May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cute, funny, and sexy contemporary romance. Jessica Gadziala gives us her take on reality TV with a interior designer and a builder who are always butting heads over their views of what's best for the client. When their bickering gets them noticed by a producer of a reality show called Fix It Up about married couples who work as a team to fix up houses and offer them their own show its Brinley Spears dream come true. Two problems though - one, she and Warren Allen Reyes are not married, and two, ...more
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love at first read!!!

So this isn't like what we are used to when reading a JG book but it is just as amazing! The tension and chemistry you can feel between the H and h is explosive!
Warren is a dream boat all manly and works with his hands. It's fun to watch him interact with someone who is just as good as him at his job. Brinley Spears.... what a name! She's driven, ambitious and an all around good person.
I love how the name play made for good laughs.......
"You have no idea how that has haun
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stunningly... fantastic!

Wow, I mean this read was the sweet romantic love story we all crave. Even if we are a bit cynical in our lives there is still that part of us that is hopelessly romantic and this book will play exactly to that voice that just begs for a happy ending. No car explosions, fast rides or dramatic flare needed for this beautifully written good ol’ fashioned love story.

The characters as always were so well written and developed through out that you never once became bored or t
Elisa Griffin
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really need some sweet wholesome Jessica and what better time then mother's day! This book was your classics frenemies to lovers romance. Brinley was cute sassy and very much up on her hussle to make a name out of herself. Warren was a hard working man with farming roots who loves to work with wood as his grandfather had taught him. His attitude was very bull headed and take charge. Put these to together and let the sparks fly. Reading this made me really want to watch their show after it film ...more
Brinley and Warren heat up the pages in Fix It Up!

"Don't act surprised, Brin. Think I loved you since you debated beating me to death with the cabinet door dividers in Home Depot that night that everything changed."

What would you do for the opportunity of a lifetime? Could you pretend to be married to someone you almost couldn't work with?

Ms. Gadziala brings comedy and passion with her brand new stand alone. This is one of my favorite books so far this year. Brinley's character is so alive I co
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cute and sweet

So if you are a fan of Jessica's books you know lately something is usually blowing up, someone is getting shot or she is killing everyone off. This isn't that type of story. It is explosive as in our main characters are explosive when they are together. Both are stubborn and opinionated. They butt heads over how things should be done. The story is cute and sweet. You can't help root for them. A must read
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just what I needed and Jessica Gadziala delivered. Loved the Fix It Up story line something new and fresh. Sweet, sexy, and funny “hate” to love story. Brin’s stubbornness and Warren’s obnoxious made this a steamy read. Brin and Warren are hot together.
Christina Sweeney
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Such an amazing story. Brinley and Warren are oil and water when they first meet. But a chance meeting leads to an opprotunity they cant pass up. Such a great story from a great author
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Great book! Brin and Warren had mad chemistry. I wondered how the book would compare to the crazy world of Navesink Bank and was pleasantly surprised that it rates right up there with them all. I didn’t want to put it down.
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I want to start by saying that this isn't my normal read. I typically like darker books. I wasn't sure if I would love it or not.
That being said, Jessica blew me away...again.
Brinley is a hard working, dedicated interior designer who is struggling to reach her dream of being a respected and successful designer that doesn't have to count her pennies to survive.
Warren is contractor that gets jobs by word of mouth, enjoys traditional designs and is use to getting his way on a build. He likes what
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fix It Up is adorable! We meet feisty designer Brinley and stubborn building contractor Warren as they work to renovate their clients' home. The husband client chose Warren, who was getting known by word of mouth for his workmanship and ability to meet deadlines and budgets. The wife client found Brinley through her inspired Instagram feeds, showcasing her gorgeous design ideas, and simply had to have her design the house. Unfortunately, Brinley's designs tended to clash with Warren's penchant f ...more
I think the only thing I could love more than Chip and Joanna Gaines or Trading Spaces is this book!


Jessica never fails to amaze me, be it things that go boom or stories sweeter than acai almond coffee. Brinley was relatable, real, and as another coffee addict, someone I would absolutely hire to make my house a home.


Warren makes a perfect compliment to Brin's fiery temper by goading her for the fun of it and following up with good old fashioned ideals. Nothing soothes the burn of an a**hole on
May 21, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
slightly flawed but enjoyable enough - 3*

Brinley is a struggling interior designer and Warren is a contractor. They are working on the same job and rubbing each other the wrong way when they get mistaken for a married couple and are offered a job on TV. They decide to pretend to be married in order to grab this once in a lifetime opportunity. Despite their natural combativeness they do try and act like adults which I liked. I liked that they were both strong and competent.

The thing I like about
Janet | purrfectpages
Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
By a new-to-me New Jersey author, this book was a great palate cleanse after reading a few heavy hitting suspense novels back to back. Brinley Spears (a groan worthy name that is explained) and Warren Reyes hate renovating houses together, their visions and working styles always causing them to be at odds. But when an opportunity comes along that could give them both some financial freedom, it seems almost too good to refuse- even for them. All they have to do is pretend to love each other. How ...more
Cheryl Norris
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I absolutely loved Warren and Brin! This was a much different book than what Jessica normally writes, but it was oh so good. I could tell that it was still Jessica’s words because the heroine is strong, has a bit of snark and doesn’t need saving. Warren is a bit of the silent but strong type of character. He is a bit closed off, but after they agree to pretend to be married for a tv show, they both start realizing there are real feelings.

I laughed at times during this book and swooned at
May 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a fun read! I felt like I was watching a TV show! Totally relatable story line a nice break from billionaires, bdsm, bikers, sports romance and surprise babies. Thanks Jessica for another good read!
Bette Hansen
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This was an absolutely fantastic fun read and very different from the darker stories we usually see from this author. This is lighthearted, fun, flirty, and sassy. Brinley and Warren's bickering is hilarious and their slow build romance will leave you smiling. I definitely recommend this one.
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Loved it! JG never disappoints! This was different from her NB usual but she nailed it :)
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Jessica Gadziala is a full-time writer, parrot enthusiast, and coffee drinker. She enjoys short rides to the book store, sad songs, coffee in Big Gulp-sized cups, and cold weather, and has recently developed an unhealthy obsession with acquiring houseplants. She lives in New Jersey with seven parrots and six dogs.

She is a big believer in snark, strong secondary characters, and bada$$ women.

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