The Fixer Upper by Lauren Forsythe
Publisher: Penguin Group Putnam
Genre: Romance, Women's Fiction
No. of Pages: 299
Date of US Publication: 2 August, 2022
My Rating: 3 Stars
Hasn’t most every straight woman been Aly? You date someone who’s just not quite done yet, break up, and they move on from you to be the perfect guy for some other woman. I’ve been there myself, with zero regrets and true happiness for the couples, one of whom’s wedding I went to.
This isn’t a light and fluffy rom-com, it’s more along the lines of Josie Silver’s One Day in December. It was an easy to read, lovely, bittersweet, one-that-got-away novel and I mostly adored it. I didn’t love that most of the characters weren’t more fleshed out - there are a lot of stereotypical personalities here (the gay best friend, the vapid influencer, etc.) but not as much depth as I hoped to see. The premise was an intriguing one and, issues aside, I enjoyed reading this debut novel.
I look forward to reading more of the author’s work.
eARC kindly provided by Penguin Group Putnam and NetGalley. Opinions shared are my own.