Beck Anderson's Fix You needs to be bumped to the top of your to-read pile immediately. Originally released as an e-book in 2013, Fix You recently came out in paperback making this the perfect time to check out this addictive romance. The story follows a widowed mother of two young boys who finds herself in a relationship with the hottest actor in Hollywood. If the premise sounds cheesy, trust me, it's not. Anderson turns this Hollywood meets real life romance into a can't miss read by grounding it in humor, broken hearts and realism. Need more reasons to pick up Fix You? I have five of them below.
1. Because We Have All Wanted to Date a Movie Star
Admit it. We all have that one celebrity crush we fantasize about bumping into at a coffee shop and then having them fall madly in love with us. (I'm looking at you, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.) In Fix You, the fantasy becomes a reality for the widowed Kelly Andrews. She literally bumps into Andrew Pettigrew, the hottest star in Hollywood, and they fall into adorably, awkward love.
What makes the couple so charming though is the way Anderson delves into the realities of dating someone who lives their life in the public eye. With two sons to think about, Kelly is not completely onboard with the paparazzi, the Hollywood lifestyle or the mercurial tendencies of her new famous beau. Kelly and Andrew's romance could seem outlandish, but Anderson grounds it by subverting all the modern fairytale twists in favor of real obstacles.