This was my first Beck Anderson read and I promise it won’t be my last… I fell in love with this book and Mr. Andy Pettigrew! From the very beginning this book sucks you in with the anguish and tears of a widowed woman. You can’t help but feel her loss and the loss for her children as their father passes away.
They say that time heals all wounds… I’m not sure I’m a believer in that statement, sometimes I think in time we move on, or we stop dwelling on the past and try to make things better in the future. However for Kelly, she’s fully stuck in her past, a past that she’s had many years developing with the man she loved. Moving past that loss seems virtually impossible. She does the daily routine and keeps pressing forward for her kids, but she isn’t truly living her life. She’s living for them. It isn’t until she meets Andy that she starts to believe that she can live again. He lights her up in a way that she hasn’t felt in many years. But navigating the waters of being with someone that isn’t her husband is a hard road for her.
Andy is a HOT FREAKING MESS! He’s harboring so much guilt and heartache inside of him. When he meets Kelly he really starts to open up to the possibility of loving someone and being in a real relationship, until a certain time of year rolls around and Andy seeps into a very dark place that even Kelly can’t pull him out of. Andy isn’t a bad guy, but he needs to heal as well. Again I go back to that time heals all wounds, Andy’s had many years, but he’s still a mess. He needs to deal with the stress of the past and put it behind him and decided to live for him again…
This story is all about second chances at true love and finding a way to live for the future. Fix You is a beautiful story of two people who’s lives couldn’t be more night and day. Two people who can fix each other with the love that they share if they can move past their fears and look to a future. Beck does a fantastic job with the characters and making you feel the depth of their deepest despair and the absolute glee in their happiest times. It’s an emotional roller coaster for sure but it’s worth every laugh and tear. I had a few things throughout that I would have loved to have seen expanded upon, or handled differently and I felt the ending came on a little too quick and would have liked to seen more, but overall it was a great read that I would recommend.