“That’s right, girl. Fight me. Show me you give a damn.”
Well, I’m officially a new fan of Tessa Bailey!!
Unfixable was a fun, sexy, and light-hearted romance that kept a smile on my face from start to finish!! Honestly, it felt exactly like “reading” a romantic comedy movie — it had great banter, a hot hero, a snarky heroine, a little bit of drama thrown in and a happy ending. It was exactly what I was looking for right now!
The story was about Willa, a sarcastic American girl fresh off a bad break up who escaped away to Ireland (after winning a contest) to find herself again and get back in touch with the part of her that had been pushed away over the course of her failed relationship. The last thing she expected was to be greeted at the airport by a gorgeous dark haired, blue-eyed Irish guy with a thoroughly grouchy attitude who happened to not only own the inn she was staying at but also be a famous race car driver!
“In faded jeans and a bomber jacket, hair finger-mussed, he might as well be wearing a sign that says, I’m bad. But in a way that will make you feel really good.“
Here’s one of the lines that made me chuckle 😉
“Is this about me ditching you and taking a cab from the airport? I’m not going to rat you out to the contest organizers. You’ll get your money.”
“I received it this afternoon, or you’d be looking for a new place to stay.”
“Heartwarming.” Jesus. And I though I was mean? “I thought Ireland was the last of one thousand welcomes.”
“I’m knocking it down to nine-hundred ninety-nine.”
I tilt my head. “Not quite as catchy.”
I absolutely loved the writing! It had me smiling, squeeing, chuckling, and laughing from the very beginning. Willa and Shane’s sexual chemistry mixed with their intense dislike of each other (at least at first) made for some hilarious scenes….
“If you seeing my underwear was the only thing preventing the destruction of planet Earth and the end of mankind as we know it, I would still have to think about it.”
I have to say though that I really like how, despite their attraction to each other, they didn’t just jump right into bed immediately. Willa had no intention of just having a casual fling no matter how hot the guy might be and while the romance reader in me might have been a little frustrated with her hesitation at times, the real life person in me was thinking attagirl!
Oh, and the ending was wonderful! Like I mentioned above, it totally felt like a “romantic comedy movie” type scenario. There was a little bit of drama, a few mistakes made, but then the rush to fix things and make everything right again was thrilling in a way that just kept a huge smile on my face.
All in all, this was a great little read. It was kind of on the shorter side (around 200 pages) but long enough to give a complete story. I loved the characters, swooned over the romance, laughed over the banter, and it left me feeling happy. I’d totally recommend giving this a try 🙂
Rating: 4+ stars. Standalone.
Also — this book was a standalone and was actually the first book I’ve read by this author but technically you first meet the heroine in the “Line of Duty” series (her sister is the heroine of the first book) and many readers have recommended them to me so I’ve linked them all up below here:
- Protecting What’s His (and a novella — #1.5 Protecting What’s Theirs)
- His Risk To Take
- Officer Off Limits
- Asking For Trouble
- Staking His Claim