Title- Fix Her Up
Genre- romcom- steamy
POV- third person
Trope- best friend’s little sister/big brother’s best friend, athlete, small home town
My emotions- turned on
I’m wondering if all steamy romcoms should have a different type of cover image than sweet romcom covers. In my experience all romcoms have these adorable cartoons on the cover. Fix Her Up was not erotica, but getting there, which wasn’t expected from the cover. I’m totally fine with reading erotica & enjoy that, but was surprised from the steamy scenes based off the “sweet” looking cover.
Anyways, I wish Georgie wasn’t a virgin, I didn’t like that part. I also felt a little bit uncomfortable with the “can’t look your father in the eye,” or “my best friend’s little sister” comments. Other than that, this was a smooth, pleasant, fun, sexy read. I recommend this to romcom readers who like spice and dirty talk. The nickname, “baby girl,” felt like both a turn on and turn off at the same time because of the “theme” she was trying to overcome- so it didn’t seem to fit.
The characters stood out as memorable, unique and adorable in their own way.
I loved that Travis had his own insecurities as the hero, so the heroine wasn’t the only one who had to “grow” through the journey. Georgie was a bad-ass strong leader who didn’t take shit from nobody & I thrive on that.
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 determined to fix herself up into a Woman of the World… whatever that means.
Phase one: new framework for her business (a website from this decade, perhaps?)
Phase two: a gut-reno on her wardrobe (fyi, leggings are pants.)
Phase three: updates to her exterior (do people still wax?)
Phase four: put herself on the market (and stop crushing on Travis Ford!)
Living her best life means facing the truth: Georgie hasn’t been on a date since, well, ever. Nobody’s asking the town clown out for a night of hot sex, that’s for sure. Maybe if people think she’s having a steamy love affair, they’ll acknowledge she’s not just the “little sister” who paints faces for a living. And who better to help demolish that image than the resident sports star and tabloid favorite?
Travis Ford was major league baseball’s hottest rookie when an injury ended his career. Now he’s flipping houses to keep busy and trying to forget his glory days. But he can’t even cross the street without someone recapping his greatest hits. Or making a joke about his… bat. And then there’s Georgie, his best friend’s sister, who is not a kid anymore. When she proposes a wild scheme—that they pretend to date, to shock her family and help him land a new job—he agrees. What’s the harm? It’s not like it’s real. But the girl Travis used to tease is now a funny, full-of-life woman and there’s nothing fake about how much he wants her…
What I’d change-
More spicy cover
longer conflict with Travis’ father