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Friday, 16 February 2018
Book Review: Fix My Fall by Carey Heywood
Title: Fix My Fall Series: The Fix #3
Author: Carey Heywood
Genre: Romantic Comedy Release Date: February 16, 2018
Abby Thompson’s love life is a disaster. Everyone around her is
blissfully falling in love, while she’s busy binge watching anime. The last
thing she needs is a walking temptation, in the form of ex-nerd turned dreamy
astrophysics professor, Spencer Hill, aka her new client.
It’s her job to find Spencer his dream home, NOT fantasize about a ride
on his space rocket. But the sparks between them are impossible to ignore, and
soon, Abby is wondering if her losing streak in love could be turning around.
Can she get over her anxiety he’s got her out-brained, and can he let
go of the past and the fear that the girl he crushed on in high school is still
out of his league?
Fix My Fall by Carey Heywood is a book that’s somewhat hard
for me to categorise. I’ve settled on part sweet romance / part subdued
Abby Thompson is a realtor; a homeless one thanks to a
sinkhole in her backyard. She crosses paths with Spencer Hill when he hires her
to find him a home upon his return to his hometown. Spencer has been crushing
on Abby since high school but she was out of his league in many ways so nothing
ever came of it.
Abby remembers Spencer, but high school Spencer is nothing
like the attractive, built Spencer standing in front of her today. As time
passes, Spencer and Abby get to know each other and become a couple. In a
change from their high school days it’s Abby who is feeling unsure and somewhat
unworthy of Spencer. To his credit he never makes Abby feel this way. In fact,
Spencer could easily be the poster-boy for the perfect boyfriend; he’s
attentive, he communicates well, he takes interest in Abby’s hobbies and he
pleases her physically.
The book takes place over a year and plenty happens in this
time but I felt the book lacked intensity at crucial parts. Most characters,
including Spencer and Abby, were very composed. Any hiccups in life and love
were handled with an equanimity that I found difficult to relate to. Some of my
favourite characters were Nadine, Duncan and Spencer’s mum for the fact they
brought some added colour to the story.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author. She
was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. Supporting her all the way are her
husband, three sometimes-adorable children, a mischievous black cat, German
Shepherd rescue puppy, and their nine-pound attack Yorkie.