Review: The Sweetest Fix by Tessa Bailey
Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Social Butterfly PR.
Tessa Bailey is back and she's offering readers a truly sweet and quite steamy standalone romance for her opening salvo in 2021. The Sweetest Fix is the story of a twenty-one-year-old dancer whose biggest dream is to perform onstage in New York and a twenty-eight-year-old baker who bakery business is far and away from his father's celebrated legacy in dance. When native Wisconsinite Reese Stratton misses a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to audition for the one and only Bernard Bexley, she decides the best way to get close to the man is by way of his son, Leo. But Reese isn't prepared for the intense connection she shares with the burly baking whiz, and Leo is caught unaware by the draw of this young woman who is very clearly a dancer. He's already been burned once by a friend who used him to get to his dad. There's no way Reese would've done something similar. Right?
This book lived up to its name; it was, indeed, the sweetest fix, one that I didn't know I needed on a Saturday. I adored Reese and Leo, two people who had their ties to dance but for completely different reasons. I loved that Leo was paving his own path in life, and that he was unapologetically who he was. I may have also been wishing I had biscotti and a slew of pastries while reading this book because hello, all the talk about baked goods... Drool! And then there was Reese, who was obviously hiding the truth of what brought her to The Cookie Jar, but she wasn't this conniving person thinking only about herself. Yes, she had dreams and goals, but she was also someone who was more than willing to put the work into achieve them. With a wonderful story and an enchanting cast of characters, Tessa Bailey hit all the marks, which is why The Sweetest Fix receives 4.5 stars.
25 January 2021 22 January 2021 (early release)
Date Read: 23 January 2021
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