Publisher: Embrace on April 14, 2014
Reading Challenges: 2014 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge, 2014 Standalone Reading Challenge
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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?
“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.”
“’It’s inevitable, Willa. We are inevitable. When you stop fooling yourself, come find me.’”
Unfixable was the first Tessa Bailey novel that I’ve read, and boy was it a great read! It follows main character Willa as she ventures to Ireland to do some self-discovery after a breakup. There, she stays at the Claymore Inn, which is in the process of being sold by Shane Claymore, a racer determined to get back into the circuit after settling family affairs. Unfixable was a well-written novel. I enjoyed the way that Bailey wrote the characters. They were very unique, and Willa was especially relatable as a character. And of course, who doesn’t love a guy with an accent?! And factor in the fact that he’s a bad boy racer? That means an extremely swoony guy, along with some heart pounding chemistry. Moreover, I enjoyed the complications brought on by the characters’ pasts. It added to the uniqueness of the novel, and made it hard to put down! Unfixable was a fantastic New Adult novel by Tessa Bailey: a steamy romance, characters trying to figure out exactly who they are and who they want to be, and of course, sexy accents! I’ve heard that Bailey’s other novels a slightly more racy, which I usually don’t venture much into, but if she doesn’t write anymore NA novels anytime soon, I may be tempted to give them a try!