Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey

Fix Her Up appeared on a bunch of best new releases in romance lists this year, so when I saw it was available immediately though my local library, I jumped at the opportunity to read it. Honestly, this book wasn’t what I expected at all – the cover is very cutesy and the summaries I have read are all pretty light and airy, but that is a far cry from what this book actually was.

After an injury ends Travis Ford’s major league baseball career, he returns home to start over. He just wants to hammer out his frustrations at his new construction gig and forget all about his glory days. But he can’t even walk through town without someone recapping his greatest hits. Or making a joke about his… bat. And then there’s Georgie, his buddy’s little sister, who is definitely not a kid anymore.

Georgette Castle has crushed on her older brother’s best friend for years. The grumpy, bear of a man working for her family’s house flipping business is a far cry from the charming sports star she used to know. But a moody scowl doesn’t scare her and Georgie’s determined to show Travis he’s more than a pretty face and a batting average, even if it means putting her feelings aside to be “just friends.”

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