Unfixable by Tessa Bailey: Review

Unfixable by Tessa Bailey: ReviewUnfixable by Tessa Bailey
Published by Macmillan on 2014-04-14
Genres: Coming Of Age, Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Fiction, General, Romance
Pages: 250

He’s the last thing she wants...but the only thing she needs.

Willa Peet isn’t interested in love. She’s been there, done that, and has the shattered heart to prove it. Ready to shake the breakup, she heads to Dublin, Ireland. But there’s a problem. A dark-haired, blue-eyed problem with a bad attitude that rivals her own. And he’s not doling out friendly Irish welcomes.

Shane Claymore just wants to race. The death of his father forced him off the Formula One circuit, but he’s only staying in Dublin long enough to sell the Claymore Inn and get things in order for his mother and younger sister. He never expected the sarcastic American girl staying at the inn to make him question everything.

But even as Willa and Shane’s fiery natures draw them together, their pasts threaten to rip them apart. Can Shane give up racing to be with the woman he loves, or will Willa’s quest to resurrect the tough-talking, no-shit-taking girl she used to be destroy any hope of a future together?

Leary says…

First, I want to start off saying that I was in a MASSIVE book funk when I decided to pick this book up. It was literally a week of picking up a book and putting it back down after an hour or so. Luckily, Unfixable TOTALLY got me out of my book funk. I absolutely loved this story!

We first met Willa in Protecting What’s His (I read Protecting What’s His but you don’t need to read it beforehand), she was the little sister of Ginger! Apparently, Tessa received numerous requests for a story of the snarky gothic-like troublemaker sister of Ginger and let me tell you…I’m super fahhhreaking happy that Tessa wrote this story. It had many of my favorite things I look for in books; sassy girl, take no shit guy, hot hot hot irish accent, AND he is a race car driver! YAY!

Within the first 10% of the book I was completely sucked it. I connected to Willa immediately (it took me awhile to realize she was the sister from one of Tessa’s other books…I had ‘DUH’ moment), I could completely understood how she felt like she lost who she was while she dated her ex boyfriend for two years. Instead of being the person who didn’t care what others thought and embraced her past she found herself changing and trying to be someone she wasn’t – luckily she realized this after awhile.

Willa escapes to Ireland on a trip she won through a photography contest and will be staying at a quirky Inn over a bar. It’s here in Dublin that Willa has finally met her match, Shane Claymore. I absolutely loved the banter between the two of them. You could feel the utter frustration coming from both over the actions of the other. Each were super snarky and had me smirking so much.

“It’s inevitable, Willa. We are inevitable. When you stop fooling yourself, come find me.”

Willa has absolutely no intention in a romantic relationship nor in making any friends while on this trip. She’s focused on getting back to the girl she used to be, being happy with herself and forgiving herself for breaking the heart of her high school boyfriend. Luckily, for us readers, Shane is pretty damn good at making a girl feel like who she really is is who she is meant to be and nothing about her should be changed. I loved Shane, he took no bullshit from Willa and was willing to chase her down when she always felt like fleeing.

“You can’t fix me with a few magic words.”
“Willa….there’s nothing to fix.”

I 100% recommend this book. I loved both Willa and Shane. The supporting characters in the book were pretty damn amazing as well. Shane has some family issues going on and is struggling with his relationship with his sister, Faith. The Claymore’s have found that the snarky stubborn American girl may be able to help fill the void and bring the family back together. As Shane works on bringing out the true Willa, Willa works on building back the foundation of the Claymore’s. We also go to check in with Ginger & Derek a bit and she what is happening in their lives since Protecting What’s His. Ginger is always there to support Willa and gives out great advice whenever need.

“Love comes in many forms. It’s not always sweet. Or comfortable. Sometimes it’s selfish and consuming. Volatile. It makes choices for you. It demands you obey it, not taking no for an answer. And it’s usually right. It knows you better than you know yourself.”

 Also, did I mention that this book is pretty damn hot?! Well it totally is and I absolutely loved the sexual tension between the two of them and how well they fit together. I could feel the emotions and connection between the two of them jumping off the pages. It was fabulous!!





About Tessa Bailey

Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days.

Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.

She now lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband of seven years and three-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.