Sunday, 28 February 2016

Fix You – by Carrie Elks

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

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.

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Can we just take a moment to look at this gorgeous cover?! Love it!

They way this book starts and especially the way the prologue ends are just perfect. I got hooked instantly and that never changed!!!

The shocking things Hanna reveals at the end of of the prologue made me really excited to find out what lead to that situation and of course I wanted to know how Richard would react!!!

Hanna and Richard meet New Year’s Eve 1999. Sparks fly from the first second, their attraction towards each other is deep and strong. It takes a while before they get together. And there is one big issue, she lives in London and he lives in New York.

A lot of misunderstandings, time apart and family issues make their story exciting and interesting. It’s not a normal love story, which is great! Yes, I wanted them to be together, but all these twists and turns brought to story on a new level.

I loved that the novel was set in the years after millennium. No mention of facebook or Twitter, but other significant events like 9/11 are covered.

The changes both Hannah and Richard go through are huge, but they never lose the love for each other, which was amazing to see.

We get to read both perspectives, Hanna and Richard take turns and I really liked it. Although the novel was spread over a lot of years, the storyline flowed beautifully and this book is just so well written.
The characters are very relatable, I instantly warmed to both Hanna and Richard.

Carrie created a wonderful book, her writing is realistic, authentic, gripping and very passionate. This story shows that love isn’t always easy and that you have to fight for it. Sometimes a real happy end needs time. Oh btw, I just adored the epilogue.



My possible cast:

Hanna: Dominique Piek

Richard: Chris Pine

Carrie on Twitter: @CarrieElks

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