Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Fix You by Beck Anderson Book Tour and Review and Giveaway

Title: Fix You

Author: Beck Anderson

Release date: September 10, 2013

Publisher: Omnific Publishing; http://www.omnificpublishing.com

Age Group: Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours; http://atomrbookblogtours.com

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Book Description:

When Kelly Reynolds’s husband died, he left her—the awkward, cautious one—to raise their two young boys. She’s pieced herself back together, barely. Now she takes refuge in her routine: running her kids around and running the trails near her Idaho home.

Two years after her husband’s death, a chance encounter on a run brings Andrew into her life. But Andrew is Andy Pettigrew, the Andy Pettigrew, famous actor. Kelly hates risk, and a love affair with Andrew is certainly tempting fate. She doesn’t fit into his Hollywood world. She doesn’t own a pair of Louboutins, and she couldn’t walk five paces in them if she did. Andrew oozes cool. She reeks of dork.

But despite this, they click. It may be inexplicable, but it works. However, it’s also becoming clear that Andrew struggles with the pressures of his fame. Kelly’s hold on a so-called normal life is already tenuous, and as much as she might want to indulge the fantasy, she doesn’t know how either of them is supposed to cope with stalkerazzi and tweet-happy fans with camera phones. She and Andrew both have secrets that seem impossible to keep.

Beck Anderson’s witty, engaging writing yields an emotional tale of love, loss, and all the little things that make up a life. In the end, what is it that really holds us together? Kelly must decide if love can fix two people who might be broken beyond repair.

Kelly Reynolds has been in a daze since her husband dies, she is struggling to find a normalcy for her children and herself. Running becomes Kelly's go to therapy and two years later, her husband's memory has not faded but she is slowly healing.

Bumping into Andy Pettigrew though was never in the cards, at first Kelly didn't realize she had broken down in front of  a Hollywood heartthrob.  When Andrew befriends her though, Kelly is not sure what to think.  There is a comfort they find in one another and as it slowly blossoms into something more Kelly sees  the darker side of the fame that Andrew can't seem to get away from.

Emotional read.  The story starts off with Kelly still dealing with her own grief but slowly shifts to Andrew living two lives, the one where he is relaxed with Kelly and the Hollywood persona.  I thought this was paced extremely well and had a very Hollywoodesque feel to it.
About the Author

Beck Anderson believes in the power of perfectly imperfect women and in the healing power of love. Her new novel, Fix You, grew out of those beliefs and the time to write afforded by the worst Thanksgiving blizzard she's ever witnessed in West Yellowstone.
For Beck, the path to published novelist has taken lots of twists and turns, including a degree in anthropology, a stint as a ticket seller at a ski resort, a much-loved career as a high school English teacher, and a long tenure as a member of the best writing group ever, hands down.
Beck balances (clumsily at best) writing novels and screenplays, working full-time as an educator, mothering two pre-teen males, loving one post-40 husband, and making time to walk the foothills of Boise, Idaho, with Stefano DiMera Delfino Anderson, the suavest Chihuahua north of the border.

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a lovely read and like the author has plenty of different experiences to draw upon, thank you for the review.