By Mari Carr
What if love can’t heal all wounds?
After too many years of secretly loving her best friend, Zoey realizes she’s been shortchanging herself. It’s time to take action. This New Year’s Eve heralds the year she’s going to tell Rob the truth. Even if he is on the road, reaching for musical stardom with his band.
Her plan is derailed when she discovers a lump in her breast—and it’s not “nothing to worry about”. How can she ask Rob to take a chance on love when her future is so uncertain?
Rob has spent his entire life chasing his dream, but the moment he hears Zoey’s voice on the phone, he realizes he’s been running the wrong race. Zoey never sounds like she’s been crying. Ever. Without a second thought, he books a flight for home, determined to give her everything she needs. A shoulder to cry on, a hand to hold…and nights of intensely emotional, passionate sex.
His biggest challenge, though, is convincing his best friend that he’s in it for the long haul. Because he finally knows what he wants, and it’s not fame and fortune. It’s her—and her love.
Rob and Zoey have been best friends for 25 years, since they were 10 years old. While Rob’s on tour with his band, Zoey gets some heartbreaking news; she has breast cancer. The first person she calls is Rob, who senses something’s not right with the call and jumps on the first flight back home. When he returns home and learns of Zoey’s diagnosis, he doesn’t leave her side. He’s there for every doctor’s visit and every chemo session. Simply put, he was amazing. Zoey was a nice, strong character, but other than her dealing with her cancer, I don’t remember much about her at all. Maybe because Rob shined so bright, it left Zoey harder to see.
I liked this story and I liked both Zoey and Rob. Do I believe that a man and a woman can be friends for 25 years, both secretly love the other for almost all that time but not once make a move? No I don’t, but it was a nice story regardless. FIX YOU is told in dual POVs and includes flashbacks dating back to the beginning of their friendship. This is a novella, so it’s a fairly quick read, but despite that, there’s a lot of sex in the story, with the first sex scene occurring in the second chapter. FIX YOU is book one in the Second Chances series and all the books in the series will revolve around Zoey’s “wine girl” friends and a new year’s resolution they all made.
Fix You (Second Chances # 1)
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