Book Review: Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey

Rating: 4/5

I lowkey bought this book as a joke and was pleasantly surprised with how much I liked it.

Side note: As a hardcover lover, I’m really sad this book is only available in paperback.

Book CWs

  • Virgin Trope
  • Sexually explicit scenes
  • Abuse
  • Sexism


Georgie Castle has had a crush on her brother’s best friend, Travis Ford, for a very long time. She works her dream job as a birthday party clown but as a result, her family has never taken her seriously. Even at the age of 23, they still treat her like a hopeless child.

Travis Ford was a star major league baseball player but after a career-ending shoulder injury, he was forced to return to his hometown. After a call from his agent, he learns that he might be able to re-enter the baseball scene as a sports commentator! There’s one small catch: he needs to show the network that he has grown past his reputation as the womanizer with a bad attitude.

In an effort to pursue their own self-interests, the two decide to enter in a fake relationship. They both agree that they are romantically incompatible and so the deal is to end once Travis gets his job offer.

The physical attraction between the two every time they are together in undeniable. Will they be able to accept their no-strings-attached fake relationship?

Review (No Spoilers)

Okay, as I said before, I bought this book as a total joke. I’m not even kidding.

One of the blogs I follow (shoutout to bookswhitme!) reviewed this book (read her post here!) and pointed out some of the completely cringe-worthy lines in it. I went to her GoodReads and read all of her kindle highlights in the book and I was dying at how ridiculous the book seemed. I absolutely needed to purchase it for myself.

I will not deny, this book had some hilarious scenes that I’m pretty sure were not written to be funny–the dirty talk basically had me laughing out loud constantly–BUT the story itself was pretty darn great. I was definitely not expecting to finish this book feeling empowered as a woman but that’s exactly what happened.

I will say though that as pointed out in Whitney’s review, the virgin-trope is pretty strong in the first half of the book so if that’s not your thing, I’d skip over those parts. Nevertheless, I actually really enjoyed this book. I might even say I recommend it.

P.S. I just have two main questions after reading this: why did Travis have permi-boner the entire book and why is it that apparently no one seemed to ever notice???

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