When a late season hurricane hits Merry, Connecticut, city manager and single dad Noah Yates has to inform the already devastated residents that there won’t be a Christmas Festival this year. No festival means no tourism dollars. A disaster of epic proportions for his hometown.
But when home renovation expert slash smoking hot reality TV star Catalina King shows up with a camera crew and a budget big enough to put the town back together again, Noah balks. Hard. The last time Cat was in town she stirred up trouble everywhere she went. (Residents are still talking about the town’s first and only bar fight.) Noah doesn’t need a TV diva capitalizing on his town’s tragedy or filling his daughter’s head with glitz and glam.
Cat is ready and willing to put Merry back in Christmas mode with a holiday special that will leave everyone believing in miracles and get her friends back in the home they love. But there’s one big problem standing in her way. And his name is Noah Yates. He’s wrong about her and she can’t wait to prove it. Ring those jingle bells because it’s on
Connects to Mr. Fixer Upper
Title: The Christmas Fix
Series: connects to Mr. Fixer Upper
Author: Lucy Score
Published: December 1. 2017
My Rating: 4.5 stars
I picked up The Christmas Fix on a whim. I didn’t know the author, so a new to me discovery is always worth the time. And I’m addicted to Christmas Romance year round so it seemed the perfect light hearted romance to fill my weekly need for something Christmas-y. I was pleasantly surprised when I found so much more in Noah and Cat’s story – and now I have another author to catch up with their back list of books. So, all in all it was a pretty successful whim.
A hurricane devestated parts of the small town of Merry, leaving lives, businesses and the annual Christmas Festival in chaos. Cat and her reality TV renovation crew had been to Merry before and when she heard the news, learned that the home they’d worked on in the past was in danger again she set out to help the town, and her friends. Their Christmas Festival was a vital part of Merry’s economy boosting local businesses profits well into the coming year, now these people, this town is in dire straits and Cat has the perfect solution… if she can get the dense, stubborn, idiotic town manager to listen to reason. Noah is the perfect Mr. No – but Cat has ways around any obstacle and she’s not above using every single one of those ways.
Let’s be brutally frank, Noah was an absolute jerk to Cat during a large part of their story. There were hints as to why, but I wasn’t really prepared for the emotional backwash when those reasons were revealed. He is completely unrealistic in his determination to see Cat and her crew in a bad light, even when the exact opposite is staring him right in the face. I think, in many ways, that single-minded stubbornness just made me want to dig deeper into Noah to figure out why he was acting this way. Even he was admitting he was being a jerk. That barrier that Noah put up and the one that Cat erected simply made their fall all that much sweeter.
The Christmas Fix is full of unique, interesting secondary characters. If you’ve read the connecting story, Mr. Fixer Upper, then you’ll be reunited with Gannon and Paige again – and for me, their part in this story just made me want to go back and read how they got together as well. And, I have to admit that I’m really hoping that Drake gets his time in the spotlight at some point.
If you’re looking for a story that will grab your attention, give you some classic laugh out loud moments, steamy and sexy in all the right places, and perhaps empty half a tissue box as well then have I got a story for you. The Christmas Fix was everything I love about Romance and it has definitely given me another author to follow.
I read this title through my Kindle Unlimited subscription.
Available for the Kindle