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Romance Review, Giveaway: The Fixer Upper by Maggie Mae Gallagher

Book Review and Giveaway: The Fixer Upper  by Maggie Mae Gallagher  (Echo Springs, #1) -Njkinny's Blog

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The Fixer Upper 
by Maggie Mae Gallagher 
(Echo Springs, #1) 
Published by: Blushing Books Publications
Publication date: September 6th 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance


Abby Callier is more in love with Shakespearean heroes than any real man, and she’s beginning to wonder if there is life for her outside the pages of a book. It doesn’t help that her esteemed parents tend to view her as they would one of their science experiments gone wrong. On the eve of finishing her dissertation, she escapes her staid existence to live in the house she inherited from her Great Aunt Evie in the small town of Echo Springs, Colorado. Because, let’s face it, when a woman starts comparing her life to horror films, it might be time for a break. 

Sheriff Nate Barnes believes in law and order and carefully building the life you want. In his spare time, he has been remodeling his house in the hope that one day it will be filled with the family he makes. But Nate doesn’t like drama or complications and tends to avoid them at all costs. And yet, when Miss Abigail Callier, his newest neighbor, beans him with a nine iron, he can’t help but wonder if she might just be the complication he’s been searching for all along. It doesn’t hurt that he discovers a journal hidden away by the previous tenant and decides to use Old Man Turner’s advice to romance Abby into his life. 
Abby never expected her next-door neighbor, the newly dubbed Sheriff Stud Muffin, to be just the distraction her world needed. 

The problem is she doesn’t know whether she should make Echo Springs her home, or if this town is just a stopover point in her life’s trajectory. And she doesn’t want to tell Nate that she might not be sticking around—even though she should because it’s the right thing to do, the honest thing—because then all the scintillatingly hot kisses with the Sheriff will come to an abrupt halt. Did she mention that he’s a really great kisser? 

Book Review: The Fixer Upper by Maggie Mae Gallagher (Echo Springs, #1) 

The Fixer Upper by Maggie Mae Gallagher is the first book in Echo Springs series and also the first book from the author that I have read. That being said, I enjoyed this sweet, warm and sensual romance with a hint of mystery.

The characters are the highlight of this book. While I loved Abigail and Nate who are interesting and so suited for each other, the real show stealers are the secondary characters who have intrigued me enough to eagerly await the next book in this series. Rufus, especially, made me want to cuddle him!

The narration is fast paced and kept me engaged but at several places I felt like the story was bogged down by repetitive information from the protagonists, more monologues than actual dialogues and more telling than showing. The story picked up pace at the end and so, made the ending look rushed.

All in all, The Fixer Upper is a fun, light and spicy romance that will take you on a journey of self discovery and planting roots. With fun pets, endearing characters and a promising storyline, Njkinny recommends it to all romance lovers. 4 stars out of 5 to it from me. Had the story been edited better to negate the downsides I felt while reading the book then this would have been a shiny 5 stars story. For now, I was entertained and left inquisitive enough to keep a lookout for the subsequent books in this series.

I received the book to review and the above is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Maggie grew up listening to Cardinals baseball and reading anything she could get her hands on. She remembers her mother saying if only she would read the right type of books instead binging her way through the romance aisles at the bookstore, she’d have been a doctor. While Maggie never did get that doctorate, she graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with an M.A. in History.

Maggie is a bestselling and award-winning author published in multiple fiction genres. She also writes erotic romance under the name Anya Summers. A total geek at her core, when she is not writing, she adores attending the latest comic con or spending time with her family. She currently lives in the Midwest with her two furry felines.

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  2. Sounds like a beguiling read. Love the cover.


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