ARC Review: Unfixable by Tessa Bailey

Posted April 15, 2014 by Annie in Reviews / 4 Comments

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

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


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

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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

I'm Tessa and I live in the crazy, loud, overcrowded borough of Brooklyn, New York. I love it here. This city is a constant source of inspiration, which is why I've decided to set my most recent books in the Line of Duty Series here.

I moved to New York when I was eighteen, the day after I graduated high school. Threw my suitcase in the back of a Chevrolet Cavalier and drove across the country to find my adventure. I'm still finding it, little by little.

Thank you for being a part of it.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

When I’m not submerged in a good book, you can find me musing about makeup and planners or dreaming about Kpop boys and beaches. Until then, check out my reviews and let’s talk books!
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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!

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

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