I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Fixer Upper by Lauren Forsythe
Published by Penguin on August 2, 2022
Genres: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy, Fiction / Women
Format: ARC, eBook
In this funny and sharp romantic comedy, a woman with a knack for turning her boyfriends’ lives around starts a professional service to help wrangle men, only to be unexpectedly matched with an old flame.
Ever since she can remember, Aly has been fixing everything around her: her parents’ marriage, her colleagues’ work problems, and her friends’ love lives are just a few examples. After a chance meeting with an ex who has gone from living in his parents’ basement to being a married project manager in three years, she realizes she’s been fixing her boyfriends, too....
So, Aly decides to put her talents to good use and, alongside two work friends, sets up the Fixer Upper, an exclusive, underground service for women who are tired of unpaid emotional labor. Using little tricks and tips, Aly and her friends get the men to do the work themselves—to get out of the job they hate, sign up for that growth seminar, do more parenting. Before long, a high-profile Instagram star hires them to fix up her app developer boyfriend. There’s just one catch—he’s also Aly’s childhood best friend and first love. As Aly tackles her biggest “fixer upper” yet, she’ll have to come to terms with their complicated history and figure out how much to change someone she’d always thought was perfect as he is....
why do I accidentally keep reading British romances even though I hate British romances? second-chance romance! a career/life coach at a firm called the Fixer Upper (honestly I found this super charming)! pretty good banter! no sex scenes! fast pacing — I finished this pretty quickly. really cute cover! an aly who spells her name weird! some loose ends! Three and a half stars, rounded down for NetGalley/Goodreads because it’s British.