Review: Fix You: Bash and Olivia #2 – Christine Bell

Posted 17 September, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 5 Comments

Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Fix You: Bash and Olivia #2 – Christine Bell |
4 Stars

Everything she believed in was a lie…

After facing the fact that her boyfriend was an abusive sociopath and their entire relationship was a sham, Olivia Beckett is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. If she was the only one suffering for her mistakes, she might be able to handle it. But when she went down, she dragged the one person she never wanted to see hurt down with her…

Bash McDaniels was just weeks away from finally blowing out of his hometown to make it as a boxer and never coming back. Saving Olivia Beckett from her violent boyfriend should’ve been a speed bump at most, but love stopped him in his tracks. Now, instead viewing Boston in his rearview mirror, he’s viewing it through prison bars…

Bash was her savior when she needed him most. Now, Olivia has to find a way to repay the favor, knowing all the while that freeing him might mean losing him forever…

*I received a free ARC of Fix You from Christine Bell via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*

Tense, sad but incredibly strong, Fix You was filled with feels!

My Fix You: Bash and Olivia #2 review:

Olivia’s douche-bag boyfriend really showed his true colors in this story! I thought I couldn’t stand Andy in the first book, but he exceeded all my bad expectations here! Olivia had to be very strong, both because of everything going on with her parents and because Bash was taken to jail. In order to help get him out on bail, she will do whatever it takes, including pawning her jewelry, but he thinks she doesn’t want to come visit him in prison, and is therefore even more mad at her than he was when he was taken away in handcuffs.

Still written in dual points of view, in first person past tense, I felt like I got to know Olivia and Bash better, and it was good to see how they worked under pressure – especially because they were both good at finding solutions to help themselves and each other.

What I enjoyed the most was how creative and strong Olivia was in this installment. She was able to break things off with Andy, have a serious conversation with her mom, and move forward with freeing Bash. And while she was even willing to sell her car to make sure he’d get a great lawyer, he had his own plans on that count, which made the ending of Fix You pretty nerve-wrecking, and I need the third book in this serial right now!

Some of my favorite Fix You quotes:

 Olivia’s face flashed through my mind and I waited for the anger to come. I should have been furious. The whole reason I was in lockup was because she’d been about to get her ass whooped by her prick of a boyfriend.

I snorted at the man behind the counter, grabbed the black velvet case sitting between us, and turned on trembling legs to make like I was going to walk away.

He started toward the sidewalk, and I stood, frozen in place. I’d known there was a good chance this would happen. That he would be so angry that I’d ruined his life, he’d never want to see my face again. 

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5 responses to “Review: Fix You: Bash and Olivia #2 – Christine Bell

    • Bash wasn’t a jerk, really, but something that happened in the first book made him want to stay away from her… I can’t say more without spoiling anything, Braine 😉
      Thanks for stopping by.

  1. I’m glad this installment delivered the feels and character development, Lexxie. This is a series I’m really interested in – because of you. 😉 And I’m glad Ms. Bell kept you involved in the story…even if you hated Andy even more. I’ll have to fire up the crane to add this one to Mt. TBR but for you, my dear, I’ll do it. 🙂

    **BIG HUGS**

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