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Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey: FAQs + Books Like It

Updated: Aug 19, 2023

In 2022, they just don't make rom-com movies like they used to - if they make them at all. As a rom-com fan, all I want is to laugh, love, and cry like I did when I watched How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days or Sweet Home Alabama.

While the movie makers might not be delivering, the contemporary romance authors out there sure are. Take Tessa Bailey's, Fix Her Up, for example. This book was sweet, spicy, endearing, and even a bit funny. It was one of those books where I felt like I could see the whole thing playing out as a movie in my head as I read it. Is there anything better than that? (Kindle | Kobo | Paperback)

In the following article, I've answered some of the most common questions about Fix Her Up, as well as provided you with a list of books like it to read next. (Warning: This article contains spoilers)

Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey

How Long Does It Take to Read Fix Her Up?

If you're looking for a fun and easy read, Fix Her Up is perfect as How Long to Read estimates that it will take the average reader just over 5 hours to read it cover-to-cover.

What Is the Book Fix Her Up About?

When Travis Ford is injured and has to retire from major league baseball at just 28 years old, he might be lost but he's most definitely not alone. After returning to his hometown, his best friend's younger sister, Georgie Castle, becomes a near-constant presence in his life. For a while, she's just that, his best friend's annoying kid sister, but that changes when the two decide to start a fake relationship. He needs her to help clean up his public image and land a new job, while she needs him to prove to everyone she's an adult. Can they keep up the charade without catching feelings? Or will the game of pretend turn into something neither expected?

Is Fix Her Up Appropriate?

Nope, not even a little bit - Fix Her Up is a spicy romance book that is meant to be enjoyed by an 18+ audience.

Is Fix Her Up a Standalone or Is It Part of a Series?

While Fix Her Up is part of Tessa Bailey's interior design-themed Hot and Hammered romance series, you can absolutely read it as a standalone if you wish. That's because each book in the series focuses on a different woman in the original Just Us League: Georgie, Rosie, and Bethany. If you do want to read them in order though, the official order is:

Does Fix Her Up Have a Happy Ending?

If you were worried about Fix Her Up having a happy ending, fear not, because yes, it does end happily for Travis and Georgie.

After Georgie finds out about Travis calling her a "girl with a childish crush," Travis gifts Bethany his childhood home to flip if she agrees to help him get Georgie back. She does and ensures Georgie is watching when Travis begins his first broadcast at his new job, where he apologizes, tells her he loves her, and asks her to marry him. Stephen, Georgie's brother, then shows up to drive her to him. On the way, they get stuck in traffic but as fate would have it, they were stuck in the same area. Travis then jumps the highway barricade to get to her and proposes in person, to which Georgie says yes.

What Are the Spicy Chapters in Fix Her Up?

The spicy chapters in Fix Her Up are chapters 11, 18, 21, 22, and 25. Enjoy my friends.😈

How Old Are Georgie and Travis in Fix Her Up?

In Fix Her Up, Georgie Castle is 23 years old and Travis Ford is 28 years old. This means there is a 5 years age gap between them.

Is Georgie a Virgin In Fix Her Up?

Yes - In Fix Her Up, Georgie is a virgin when she starts her fake relationship with Travis. By the end though, she is most definitely no longer a virgin.

Will Fix Her Up Be Made Into a Movie?

No - at the time this time, no reputable and credible news sites had reported any news about Fix Her Up being turned into a movie or tv show. However, Tessa Bailey's other bestseller, It Happened On Summer, is currently being adapted for the big screen.

5 Books Like Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey

If you loved Fix Her Up as much as I did, I don't blame you for wanting to find a similar book to read next. In fact, here are my top five recommendations for books like Fix Her Up that have either the fake dating or brother's best friend trope.

If Only You by Chloe Liese

1. If Only You by Chloe Liese

If Only You by Chloe Liese isn't just similar to Fix Her Up, it's basically a dupe for it. Just read this description: "I’m the youngest player on the national soccer team, the baby of my family, and thoroughly sick of being underestimated, so I’ve decided to take matters into my own hands. This is where my brother’s best friend and teammate, Sebastian Marchand, comes in. Seb needs to rehab his reputation. I want to give mine an edge. So I propose a fake friendship with real benefits: spending time in the public eye, my good-girl image and his bad-boy notoriety rubbing off on each other. His destructive ways make it easy to keep him in the (fake) friend zone, or so I thought, until I see the heart of gold he’s been hiding." I imagine some readers will find reading something so similar to Fix Her Up boring. However, I can also see others having some fun comparing the two. It all comes down to what you're looking for!

To Love Jason Thorn by Ella Maise

2. To Love Jason Thorn by Ella Maise

When I think of brother's best friend romance books, two books come to mind: Fix Her Up and To Love Jason Thorn. Plus, I'd say these two are on the same level in terms of how spicy they are. If you haven't heard of it, here's what To Love Jason Thorn is about: Olive has had a crush on Jason Thorn ever since he was her brother's best friend and basically lived with their family growing up. But then he broke her heart and moved away. Ever since she's tried to put him out of her mind and move on. All that falls apart though when she finds out he's going to be the lead actor in the movie adaptation of her book, the book he doesn't know she wrote about him. Not only that but he's asked her to be his fake wife in order to help him rehab his public image and keep the role in her movie. What could possibly go wrong?

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

3. Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

Not only is Take a Hint, Dani Brown like Fix Her Up in that they're both about a faking dating situation but also both have male main characters who are ex-professional athletes. Here's a description for you: "Danika Brown knows what she wants: professional success, academic renown, and an occasional roll in the hay. But romance? Been there, done that. All Dani wants is the perfect friend-with-benefits. Then she gets rescued in a fire drill gone wrong by the ex-rugby player turned brooding security guard, Zafir Ansari, and the heroic rescue goes viral. Now, Zaf is begging Dani to play along and fake a relationship because as it turns out his sports charity for kids could really use the publicity. Lying to help children? Who could refuse? Definitely not Dani."

99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne

4. 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne

Another book with the brother's best friend trope as we saw in Fix Her Up, is from the bestselling author, Sally Throne. If you haven't heard of her book 99 Percent Mine, here's a description of it for you: "Darcy Barrett can categorically say that no one measures up to Tom Valeska, whose only flaw is that Darcy’s twin brother Jamie saw him first and claimed him as his best friend. Despite Darcy’s best efforts, Tom’s off limits and loyal to her brother, 99%. So when Darcy and Jamie inherit a cottage that's in disrepair and are instructed to bring it back to its former glory, Darcy doesn't plan to stick around for the renovations. But before she can cut and run, she finds a familiar face on her porch - Tom. Soon sparks are flying—and it’s not the faulty wiring. It turns out one percent of Tom’s heart might not be enough for Darcy anymore. This time around, she’s determined to make him 99 percent hers."

Twisted Lies by Ana Huang

5. Twisted Lies by Ana Huang

Besides the fake dating relationship for publicity, Twisted Lies is actually quite different from Fix Her Up. Here's why I don't think that's a bad thing though. First, it's not going to feel like a repeat and get boring. Second, Ana Huang's spicy chapters are just as good as Tessa Bailey's, if not better in some cases. If that sounds close enough, then here's a description for you: "Charming, deadly, and smart enough to hide it, Christian Harper is a monster dressed in the perfectly tailored suits of a gentleman. He has little use for morals and even less use for love, but he can’t deny the strange pull he feels toward the woman living just one floor below him. Stella Alonso is the object of his darkest desires and the only puzzle he can’t solve, so when the opportunity to get closer to her arises, he breaks his own rules to offer her a deal she can’t refuse."


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