WHY I READ IT
I love Carey Heywood! This blurb caught my eye right away and I had to know more!
WHAT I RATED IT
WHAT IT’S ABOUT
If Finley Reeves is an expert at anything, it’s making mistakes. She proved this true by falling for and marrying the wrong man. Ten years later all she has to show for it is a divorce… and a broken heart.
Needing not only to get away, but also to start over somewhere new, she buys a fixer upper that’s one step away from being condemned. Deciding to tackle this project alone might be her biggest mistake of all.
That is, until Noah Thompson shows up at her front door like a knight in a shining tool belt. Determined she doesn’t need any help, she pushes him away until he makes her an offer she’d be crazy to refuse.
“I’m not sure I can do this”
“It’s okay. I’m sure enough for both of us.”
There is nothing better than losing yourself in a well-written, carefully crafted story that leavings you wanting so much more after the happily ever after. Carey Heywood does that to me every single time I open up one of her stories, and Fix Her Up is just the latest novel to add to that growing list. This is a sweet, swoony, satisfying story that you are going to fall in love with on page one.
Noah and Finley have chemistry for days. You can feel it from their first meeting, even though Finley is meeting Noah through a cold infused haze. When Noah knocks on Finley’s door, at first, it’s to offer his services to her home renovation project… until he gets a look at the home owner. It’s at that moment, his motives shift to wanting to get to know Finley better. Finley can’t quite understand why this hot contractor wants to help her, but when she recognizes how in over her head she is, Finley can’t help but say yes.
Thankfully she does, because we are treated to a slow building love story that comes together at the same time Finley’s house does. Noah knows exactly what he wants, and isn’t worried about being too forward. With Finley’s past, she isn’t looking for any kind of relationship. She was hoping to live a solitary life. But Noah’s looking to obliterate her plans, and is determined to show her just how good they could be together. I loved how single minded Noah was when it came to Finley. He knew exactly what they could be, if only given the chance, but he took the time to grow their friendship first. Noah was alpha in the sense that he saw what he wanted, and he didn’t back down from it. But I loved that he never went all caveman on Finley. He was unhurried, but he never once gave up on her.
After her ex-husband left her broken and beaten down, Finley just wanted to be alone. She figured throwing herself into a large renovation projects would help to heal her soul. She had a lot of trust issues, and every single one of them was to be expected. Even with the way her world had been devastated, Finley was never whiney or annoying. I loved her from her first sneeze.
The entire Thompson family is a lot of fun. The family banter reminded me of my own, and it was easy to laugh and become immersed in their lives. I know there are more books in the works for Noah’s siblings, and I will be anxiously Asher’s story!
If you are looking for a light hearted, sweet, love story filled with swoon-worthy moments, Fix Her Up is the perfect book for you.