by Carrie Elks
Release Date: 25th December 2014
Published by Corvus
Genre: Romance / Contemporary
You’ve found the one, but what if life has other plans?
London, 31st December 1999
At a party to toast the new millennium, Hanna meets Richard. He is a gorgeous, wealthy New Yorker. She is a self-assured, beautiful Londoner with no interest in clean-cut American men. They are from different worlds and have nothing in common… except for their instant – and mutual – attraction to one another.
As the clocks chime midnight it is a new year and the beginning of a wonderful romance.
New York, 12th May 2012
Hanna, the girl who broke Richard’s heart, walks into his Wall Street office – and back into his life – to reveal an explosive secret.
He was sure they were meant to be together forever, but she broke his heart so completely the last time, can he find a way to let her mend the pieces?
Warm, witty and a perfect piece of modern romance, Fix You is a love story to melt your heart.
Carrie Elks lives near London, England and writes contemporary romance with a dash of intrigue. At the age of twenty-one she left college with a political science degree, a healthy overdraft and a soon-to-be husband. She loves to travel and meet new people, and has lived in the USA and Switzerland as well as the UK. When she isn't reading or writing, she can usually be found baking, drinking wine or working out how to combine the two.
Praise for Fix You
"Fix You is a love story about overcoming hardships and facing consequences of your mistakes; a love story that will touch your heart and stay with you forever. A must-read!."
- Lucia, Reading is my Breathing Blog
T Birds 4 Bare Naked Stars Review ****
I want to start this review by saying, lately over the last few years; I have found that I have trouble getting drawn into a book within the first three chapters. I can get easy distracted or the actual plot just doesn’t start developing right away but Fix You was different. The author at me at the first four pages and I wasn’t able to stop till I had absorbed the whole story.
The synopsis is really perfect for this story, it lays down the outline of what you should expect in this book but then the author takes you on a ride of intense emotions and brilliant details that will keep you from feeling like the story is predictable. With the story of two innocent young people, trying to ease the pains and voids in their lives by doing what was right and be true to themselves, we see the years of journey and heart break they will encounter till they find their own truth.
Richard comes from a divorced family, his father and step mother are loving and supportive while his mother and stepfather fall into the realm of keeping up socially with the prestige and expectations. When his step mother and half-sister take in Hanna, the daughter of a divorced set of parents, Richard soon develops a friendship with her that will take them into years of turmoil, pain and love. Not only does life and college keep them apart, but an ocean will be between them as well. While Hanna is in England with her mother, Richard is in New York with is mother and stepfather.
Choices on both of their parts are not always the wisest ones that could have been made, but they were made out of either love for the other or intense pain after a traumatic event had happened. Darkness from depression and loss guide them at times, while lies and betrayals lead them down wrong paths as well. When the truth behind the events surface that is when they will finally be able to decide if they have a future together and if it is worth risking their hearts one more time.
I loved how the author developed this story over years yet there wasn’t any lagging in the book. She did a wonderful job at dating the story as we read and giving us the highlights in between the scenes to keep us up to date with the emotions and situation. Also her character development was wonderful in the way you could feel the anger and despair rising in both characters along with their times of hope and happiness. The secondary characters were just as developed as the primary, leading us to a group of people we could invest in and relate to. I would highly recommend this book to those of you who love a romance that had to take time to blossom along with a reality that we could see as true and understand. It wasn’t easy for Richard and Hanna but they fought for what their hearts told them they deserved and I really enjoyed watching them grow through this book.