A STARLET REVIEW: THE FIX UP BY KENDALL RYAN

A STARLET REVIEW: THE FIX UP BY KENDALL RYAN

A STARLET REVIEW: THE FIX UP BY KENDALL RYAN

Synopsis:

From New York Times Bestseller, Kendall Ryan, comes a sexy new standalone novel.

My tempting, and very alpha friend Sterling Quinn is someone I consider off-limits.

It's not just that we're friends, he's also cocky, confident, and British, which means he's a walking aphrodisiac.

But lately he's been giving me the look. You know the one. When he thinks I'm not paying attention, and his gaze lingers for too long.

And then we start working together, and that's when the sexual tension between us gets so thick, I want to hack through it with a machete. I want to make all these deep feelings I've harbored for him disappear, because there's no way this can end well.

The lines between business and pleasure become irrevocably blurred, and I'm stuck between a rock, and Sterling's very, very hard place.

Rather than keep a level head about our growing attraction, Sterling wants to go all in, showing me just how explosive we can be together.

But I've been around long enough to know that this British bad boy is more than my heart can handle. I'm not about to be cast aside like yesterday's underwear when he's done having fun.

Sterling’s never been told no, and he's not about to put his ego aside and play by my rules. But I never thought he'd fight so dirty.
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An Excerpt from The Fix Up

I twist the doorknob, and finding it unlocked, let myself inside.

Sterling’s place is compact, but modern and classy. It suits him. After a quick glance around the living space, I spot him on the balcony outside, just beyond the glass doors at the far end of the living room. He’s facing away from me, his hands gripping the railing, his head bowed.

My smile from moments ago is gone. Seeing him like this—looking distraught—brings the reality of our situation crashing back.

Sterling suddenly turns and we lock eyes. A thousand emotions are revealed in his eyes, but mostly there’s anger. There’s also a sadness in his gaze that I’ve never seen. It’s haunting.

I swallow a lump in my throat, wondering what’s going on.

“Sterling?” I ask, slowly approaching the balcony.

It’s beautiful—plush pillows and twinkling lights, and a chilled bottle of white wine all nestled together in a romantic picnic for two.

He lets out a heavy sigh and runs one hand through his hair.

“This is beautiful,” I say since he hasn’t spoken, hasn’t even moved from the spot where he’s rooted, and his stony silence is killing me. “Are you okay?”

“Just fine,” he says curtly, his gaze looking past me.

He doesn’t seem fine. He seems off. Why go through all the effort if he’s just going to act sullen and withdrawn?

And what could have possibly changed in the twenty-four hours since we last spoke on the phone? He seemed so excited—like he hadn’t a care in the world. Now it seems he doesn’t want me here.

“If this is a bad time, if tonight doesn’t work . . .” I trail off, my voice suddenly shaky.

“The meal’s already prepared.” He brushes past me, headed toward the kitchen.

Unsure what to do, I follow behind him.

He’s acting like an asshole, and I suddenly feel so stupid for getting all done up tonight. I’m not going to stand around and embarrass myself by begging for his attention.

“You know what? Never mind. This was a bad idea, anyway. I’ll see myself out.” I turn and head for the front door, anger and rejection dueling inside me.

It takes all of three seconds before Sterling’s long strides catch him up to me by the door. His grip around my wrist stops me. “Wait.”

I turn and face him. I’m halfway between wanting to flee and staying to hear his explanation.

He releases a heavy exhale. “I received a phone call just before you arrived.”

With him so near, the combination of his clean soap and his spicy cologne intoxicates me. Memories of our intimate dinner rush back. But apparently tonight is not meant to be a repeat. Waiting to see what he’ll say next, I inhale and hold my breath.

When he doesn’t continue, I ask, “Is everything okay?”

 

 

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My Review

If you read Hitched then you already met Sterling Quinn and Camryn Palmer. I was so excited to see where their story would take them. The Fix Up is one of those books that has a little bit if everything. It’s funny, sexy and kept my attention the entire time.

Sterling- <—–holy hotness is the first thing that I have to say about this character. He’s a sexy British lawyer that up until now has no plans for a steady relationship or let alone get married. His world suddenly takes a hard right turn when money from an inheritance is at stake and the only way to get is to find a bride to be in 6 months!

Camryn Palmer is hired to be Sterling’s PR manager and find him a wife. They already know each other, but this puts them both on a different level as far as relationships go. I love Camryn she is strong and doesn’t give into all of Sterling’s playboy ways. She knows what she wants and doesn’t let Sterling off the hook that easy. He’s always had women throwing themselves at him so finding him a wife can’t be that hard right? Or could it? He’s used to getting everything wants and Camryn could be exactly what this playboy needs to show him you might not always get everything you want in life. Her guard is up but the chemistry is undeniable.

With time ticking and a lot of money at stake can Camryn help Sterling find a suitable wife in that short amount of time? Or is what Sterling is looking for has been under his nose all this time? Both characters will bring a lot of laughs and the chemistry is off the charts. There are twist and turns with each chapter and sometimes I thought I had it all figured out and something else would happen to make you think that much harder.

If you haven’t read The Fix Up go one click now! It’s a must read of 2016. I give it 4 huge awesome stars!!

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About Kendall Ryan

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Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels, including Hard to Love, Unravel Me, Resisting Her and When I Break.

She's a sassy, yet polite Midwestern girl with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss. She lives in Minneapolis with her adorable husband and two baby sons, and enjoys hiking, being active, and reading.

Visit her at: www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest book news, and fun extras

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