The Sweetest Fix – Published 2021
“Reese dreams of seeing her name in lights on Broadway, but so far she has only graced the used car parking lots of rural Wisconsin. With her window of opportunity shrinking fast, a miracle happens. She wins an audition with Bernard Bexley, Broadway’s most respected dance choreographer. When disaster strikes and Reese misses the audition, she has to find another way in front of Bernard, otherwise face the disappointment back home.
Following the sage advice of a Times Square Pikachu—Reese seeks out Bernard’s son, prepared to beg for his aid, never expecting mega sparks to fly between her and the gentle giant baker. With Reese’s heart now involved, she refuses to use Leo to her advantage and tries to walk away before her ulterior motives are exposed, but gravity continues to draw them back together…until it’s impossible to stay apart.
But Reese’s lie of omission can only stay buried for so long. When Leo finds out how their relationship started, will Reese keep her ultimate role as Leo’s leading lady? Or will the curtain fall on their real-life fairytale?” – Goodreads
A huge thank you to Tessa Bailey and Social Butterfly PR for including me in this blog tour!
This is a quick read with some things that I really enjoy: a character out of her element in a new town trying to make her way, baked goods, a grumpy male lead, and some witty banter between characters.
This one includes a relationship situation that I don’t love, though. I don’t like it when a character going into a relationship with ill intentions of using that person and then ends up falling for that person before coming clean. Think She’s All That vibes. Is this a trope? If so, it’s not my favorite. However, I did like these characters and still shipped them; I just wanted the lie to get uncovered sooner.
This also has an insta-love romance, which I normally wouldn’t get behind, but Leo is a grumpy BAKER.
This is my fourth Tessa Bailey book, and if you haven’t read any of her books yet, here’s what you can expect: a female character trying to find footing, an unlikely male match, characters that feel like themselves when they’re together – so much that it feels good to read, and hella steam.