ARC Review: Unfixable by Tessa Bailey

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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ARC Review: Unfixable by Tessa Bailey

3.5 Stars

Book Info

Released: Apr 15, 2014
Genre: New Adult
Published by Entangled Publishing
Pages: 260
Format: eARC






Fans of Samantha Young’s On Dublin Street will get a kick out of Bailey’s UNFIXABLE. ~ Under the Covers

If you’re familiar with Tessa Bailey’s Line of Duty series, then you’ll already know Willa Peet. She is Ginger’s younger sister from the first book in the series. Willa is a spunky heroine, who has a little bit of an attitude. It’s the perfect personality for Bailey’s new New Adult series that has some angst as well as a sexy hero.

I was very excited about this book because I’m a big fan of Bailey’s Contemporary work and this book had all the elements  that I found interesting: a independent, spunky heroine, a sexy hero and it takes place in Dublin! But I found that there were two things that bugged me about this book.

The first thing is that while Willa is a great heroine, I found that there was way too much internal dialogue that wasn’t necessary. A lot of her observations didn’t really add much to her character and instead really slowed down the pacing of the book. It took a long time for the romance to develop because Willa is so standoffish when she meets Shane. While I think it’s fun and funny to watch at first, once the book passed the 25% and nothing still hadn’t happened, I was suddenly wishing for less monologues and more details about what is making Willa act this way.

This leads into the second issue I had with this book. I thought the author took way too long to really delve into Willa’s problems. She keeps them locked inside for so long that when she says something to Shane (who is generally a nice guy) she can come off as mean, especially since there is no explanation as to why until later. We do get some hints here and there in the beginning about Evan but it’s not quite enough to make up for the fact that she comes across as offensive in some scenes.

Shane Claymore, on the other hand, was a dream. I found him to be sexy, to be fun and to be the light that Willa really needed for her to reach her happily ever after. I just wish the reason why they couldn’t get along in the beginning was more fleshed out because they had some really fun bickering going on.

Fans of Samantha Young’s On Dublin Street will get a kick out of Bailey’s UNFIXABLE.

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Tessa Bailey

Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days.

Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.

She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of eleven years and seven-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.

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Amy R

Thanks for the review, I have this in my TBR pile. I know what frustrated you will do the same for me.

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Let me know what you think when you read it!


I haven’t read this as yet but I’m definitely looking forward to it…Thanks for sharing your thoughts Annie.


Oooo I loved on dublin street….thx for the rec annie