Friday, 12 February 2016

Fix you - Carrie Elks

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?

My thoughts:
In a way this was a short book, in another way a long book. We got to follow them for 20 years! To be fair, those last 5 years were a sort of epilogue so that we truly knew they are happy even after many year. 
And if you cry spoilers now, really! This is a romance. Of course they live happily ever after. Duh.

These two are idiots. Hannah and Richard meet when they are young. So yes I could see why it just never happened then. He is at uni, she is going. They live on different continents. They turn into good friends.

Later they do have that chance, but oh they are still idiots! They deserve a hit over the head. They are meant to be. And yes I get why they break up...it's in the blurb, it is not a spoiler. But still *hits them over the head*

So we get a few chapters or a chapter for the years going by. He is living his life, she hers. And then then. Oh, still idiots! *hits them over the head*

But yes of course they will finally get that they are meant to be together. They both know it, it just that they are both so stubborn.

As for the epilogue that goes on and on, well I sort of get that now too. Maybe they author really wanted to show us that this time, this time they wont break up. Not after 2 years, not after 7 ;) Cos I would not have put it past them. Idiots as they were.

But I do wish that we would have lived more in the moments, instead of watching year after year go by. 

Conclusion:
A romance where the timing is always wrong. 
 

Paperback, 368 pages
Published February 4th 2016 by Corvus (first published February 10th 2014)
Contemporary romance
For review


37 comments:

  1. second chance romances are always nice

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  2. Sounds like the characters were frustrating at times.

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  3. hahaha I'd be getting grouchy after the timing didn't go right the second time :P

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  4. People are stupid idiots. Me included.

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  5. Hahah! Idiots. I feel the same way about some of the characters I've been reading lately.

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  6. Idiots eh? Did it get to the point where it's not funny anymore and just upsetting?

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    1. Nah, it did not cross over to that. I understood why they were idiots. I mean the first break up, they are young and long distance is tough. Then later on she messes up. And then the last time, it's not just timing

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  7. Now I have to work all weekend... WOE.

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  8. Oh dear, hate it when they split up for daft reasons.

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    1. The reasons were never silly, but they were idiots because you fight for love

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  9. Hmm, this story reminds me too much of One Day by David Nicholls.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Wasn't that the book someone died in at the end or something..something about the ending...

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  10. Oh, man, how frustrating can bad timing be, right? :) The geographical incompatibility is no longer a big deal - I've got friends who ended up together even though they started off on different continents (my baby sister and her husband, for example :) This one sounds like a perfect Valentine read, Linda. I love happy endings, especially around this time of the year!

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    1. I would find it a big deal if I loved someone that far away, moooney!

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  11. Interesting, but not sure. Is your hand sore from the hitting?

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    1. LOL, yes it is. I get that sometimes letting go is easier than fighting for it

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  12. Looks like they went about it the hard way. I have to be in the mood for these.

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  13. I'm not sure I'd make it to the end of this one. Sounds frustrating.

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    1. I would not say that, at one time I wished she would end up with someone else ;)

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  14. This sounds a lot like When Harry Met Sally in a way, except romance from the beginning. Still, sounds cute!

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