ARC Review: Fix You by Mari Carr

Posted December 11, 2012 by Suzanne in Reviews / 8 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Fix You by Mari Carr
Fix You
by Mari Carr

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: December 11th 2012
Series: Second Chances #1
Published by Samhain Publishing
Pages: 160
Format: ARC
 

For such a short book Fix You really packed a punch; as you would expect with a heroine who has breast cancer there were highs and lows which offered an emotional roller coaster of a book and I loved the ride.~ Under the Covers

Best friends since they were ten and now twenty five years later they are flatmates, Zoey and Robbie would do anything for each other. However, on a wine fogged New Years Eve Zoey makes a resolution to tell Robbie that she loves him as more than just her friend. But her plans are ruined when she finds a lump on her breast and is diagnosed with cancer. Robbie’s band are about to hit stardom, but when he hears Zoey’s strained voice over the phone he knows something is wrong and hurries back home to her. When he sees her he realizes that he doesn’t want fame and fortune in his future he wants her, but there are many trials and tribulations ahead, can they survive as a couple or will this ruin their friendship forever?

This is my first Mari Carr book but it definitely won’t be my last! For such a short book Fix You really packed a punch; as you would expect with a heroine who has breast cancer there were highs and lows which offered an emotional roller coaster of a book and I loved the ride.

However, this wasn’t an in depth look in to what living with breast cancer is like, at its heart Fix You is a tender love story with a sexy edge between Robbie and Zoey. It shows you their journey from childhood friendship to their adult relationship and all the pivotal moments in between and I loved that it went back in time to show the key moments in their friendship throughout the past twenty five years it added a layer of depth to their relationship as you see their history together. And Zoey and Robbie were such a great couple, I don’t understand why it took them so long to get together! Robbie was sweet and supportive with a hidden kinky side; the sex in this book was smokin’ hot! And Zoey was tough and brave, together they made a cute pair.

I am definitely reading the next in this series and looking for some more Mari Carr in the meantime! Fix You was short, but sweet.

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Mari Carr

Writing a book was number one on Mari Carr’s bucket list and on her thirty-fourth birthday, she set out to see that goal achieved. Five years later, her computer is jammed full of stories — novels, novellas, short stories and dead-ends and six of her books have been published.

High school librarian by day and mother of two busy teenagers, Mari Carr found time for writing by squeezing it into the hours between 3 a.m. and daybreak when her family is asleep and the house is quiet.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Maria D.
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Maria D.

Good review – thanks for sharing!

Aly P
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Aly P

The book sounds so good! I love the tile of the series 🙂

Thanks for the review 🙂

Joanne B
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Joanne B

Thanks for the great review. Can’t wait to read this book. I pre-ordered it and it’s waiting for me on my Kindle. Now I just need the time.

Lori Meehan
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Lori Meehan

I have to get this book soon. It’s on my wish list. It sounds so great.

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erinf1

Thanks for the great review! I’ve been reading such great reviews for this book, I’m very tempted to go splurge 😉

Timitra
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Timitra

I love emotional rollercoaster books-thanks Suz for the heads up on this!

trish dechant
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trish dechant

Suz,
I’ve read a few of Mari’s books–sucks that this is such a short story. With that kind of premise, and the fact that they, as a couple, have to deal with cancer, it would have been better as a full length. Hate it when that happens; it makes me feel like I got jipped.
Great post.

Annette C.
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Annette C.

Thanks for the review, will have to check this one out.