Review – The Fix Up by Kendall Ryan

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The Fix Up by Kendall Ryan


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The best things in life are unexpected. Sometimes when you least expect it, an author throws a curveball your way in a book that is utterly unexpected but totally brilliant. Kendall Ryan wrote her best rom-com yet, hitting a huge home run, knocking this book out of the park! The Fix Up casts a swoon-filled spell on you, claiming you, where you can’t help but submit to its power. The Fix Up by Kendall Ryan is a BOMB OF BOOK BLISS, one you won’t see coming, which penetrates every part of you: body, heart, and soul.

From the very first page, I was enraptured as I entered this spin-off of Hitched that quickly became my escape. I was lost to the outside world as I devoured this story with a fast force, not wanting to come up for air. The Fix Up was my fix, weaving me into a web of seduction, where I was glued to every wondrous word. I could not stop reading. I COULD NOT STOP THIS FIERCE FIX.

Before I met the blazing-hot Brit, Sterling, and Camryn, his beautiful friend-turned-publicist, the synopsis snared me like a lion lures its prey:

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

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I did not have to read The Fix Up to know I’d fall in insta-love because I already had. Who would not fall fast for a book about a British panty-melting playboy who must bait a bride and get her to marry him in six months? Like Sterling’s lust-laden British accent, THIS STORY IS A SURE THING.

“I grew up in England, and my British accent is like lube. It makes girls wet instantly.”

HOLY HOT. I’m IN!!! That lube of an accent belongs to Sterling Quinn, Noah Tate’s best friend who entertained and flamed readers in Hitched, who is back and better than ever!!! The Brit Playboy Prince must find his princess. Six months to put a ring on it or risk losing one hefty inheritance.

“Quickies in the men’s room of my office aren’t going to work anymore. I need to start thinking like…a husband.”

The beautiful and blonde Camryn Palmer, Olivia Tate’s best friend, is the PR goddess to help Sterling clean up his playboy image. The task of transforming the blazing-hot Brit from manwhore to marriage material won’t be an easy one, but Camryn is up to the challenge. The second challenge is to convince herself that she and Sterling are just friends, nothing more.

“I had the feeling the handsome Brit was going to be a pain…he’s stupid hot. He makes smart girls act stupid, so I need to keep my defenses up and my legs crossed.”

Camryn needs to focus on Mission Snag-a-Brit-a-Bride and ignore the big sword Sterling wields in his pants.

“It’s cute to see you get all flustered talking about my cock.”

“Keep it on your pants.”

“My cock is a big boy. Pun very much intended. I can handle it.”

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HOLY. HOT. The banter blazed me and amused me. I melted in a molten lava pool, bathing in a sea of lust. Sterling’s dirty mouth does me in where I’m crossing my legs along with Camryn.

“I’m not having sex with you.”

“We’ll see.”

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GAME. ON. Sterling and Camryn’s chemistry collides with the matchmaking mission with Sterling wanting Camryn in every way.

“Tender. Sensual. Soft. Urgent. His kiss is all of those things at once. And more.”

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Lines are blurred as the ‘friends only’ relationship gets rocky with this electricity too strong to fight. What happens when the one trying to be match begins to fall for the matchmaker? How can the matchmaker do her job when Sterling is who she wants to do and grab that happily after too?

“Did you ever want something you can’t have?

Like the power of love, The Fix Up hijacked my heart and soul, crashing into me with an unforeseen force that made me splendidly succumb to this story over and over again. I did not expect to fall so hard in love with The Fix Up but I did. I did not expect to love The Fix Up better than Hitched but the Camryn and Sterling stole the show. I did not expect to see Kendall Ryan’s writing grow so much from one book to the next, becoming even more brilliant with words bathed in beauty, but this author’s books get better and better…JUST WOW!

There is nothing better than a friends-to-lovers tale. Spellbinding, sweet, and smoldering, The Fix Up is a good old-fashioned love story with a modern twist and a hot Brit. I LOVED THE FIX UP! This story is EVERYTHING!!! A must-read romance, the Fix Up is the perfect fix. I fell in love over and over again with this story, one where I was not ready to say: THE END.

★★★★★ fierce fixed stars


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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.

When we start working together, 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.

*This is a spin-off from the HITCHED series, but can be read as a standalone.


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