Fixer-Upper by Meg Harding

Fixer-Upper by Meg Harding

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Fixer-Upper by Meg Harding

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About the Author
Meg Harding is a graduate of UCF, and is completing a masters program for Publishing in the UK. For as long as she can remember, writing has always been her passion, but she had an inability to ever actually finish anything. She’s immensely happy that her inability has fled and looks forward to where her mind will take her next. She’s a sucker for happy endings, the beach, and superheroes.  In her dream life she owns a wildlife conservation and is surrounded by puppies. She’s a film buff, voracious reader, and a massive geek.
Publication Date
January 06, 2016
Pages
68
ISBN
1634767470 (ISBN13: 9781634767477)
Ex-business owner and soon to be ex-husband Jake has had some rotten luck of late. His world is tumbling down around him, but it’s time to dust himself off and move on. Buying and fixing up the most dilapidated home he can find might be just the thing to get him back on track.But Jake gets more than he bargained for when he meets former lawyer turned landscaper Dakota. Dakota is smart and ridiculously sexy—and Jake doesn't have a clue how to act around him. After several gardening mishaps, Jake is sure Dakota thinks he’s completely inept.Turns out Dakota is thinking something else entirely. And as Dakota gives Jake advice, an ear to listen, and helps him work through his issues, Jake realizes flowers aren’t the only thing blooming between them.

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Laughter and love among the ruins.

Writing a great novella is a real skill. Novella's need to have well developed characters, and an excellent plot line, which resolves in a satisfactory and timely manner. Fixer Upper by Meg Harding is all those things and more.

When Jake breaks up with his husband, he loses more than just his partner, he loses his business, and sense of identity, too. Finding a run down house to repair, and turn into a real home, seems the answer to all his woes. Temporarily at least.

Former lawyer turned landscape artist, Dakota, enters Jake's life with a bang, literally. From the moment Jake lays eyes on the tall gorgeous gardener, he becomes a disaster magnet. If he didn't know better, Dakota would think Jake was trying to kill him; or himself.  Meg Harding writes these mishaps, and the mayhem Jake wrecks in attempting to assist Dakota in landscaping his house,  with a deft hand. There are times when I giggle snorted and moments when I outright laughed out loud.

Fixer Upper is, for me, an almost perfect novella. It feels very real, and there is nothing rushed about the story. It is the journey two men take, from when they first meet, until they find what they've each been looking for. Their story is told over the course of Jake's house being repaired, as they begin to open up to each other, and the idea of a relationship. I'm notorious for liking epilogues in my books, but the ending of this story feels exactly right. It suits the style of writing and the way the plot line developed. I highly recommend this funny, heartwarming novella.

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