Review Post: Fixing Him by Miranda Elaine

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Fixing Him, an all-new romantic standalone from Miranda Elaine is available now!


One summer.

Three months.

Ninety days spent learning every inch of Sam Matthews’ body.

We agreed to no strings when our time was up.

We promised we could both handle this.

I lied.

I never expected to fall for this man or this town.

This was just supposed to be a stop on the way to starting my real life.

But now, time is up and everything feels wrong.

He says I’m too young.

He says I’m too innocent.

He says he’s not the type to settle down.

He’s fixing my newly inherited home.

Now, I’m fixing his frame of mind.

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*****5 Fantastic & Vibrant Stars*****

There are some books you read that just feel good. Those are the books that you never want to have end. Those are the books that take ahold of you in their own special way. Those are the books that stick out because of what they bring out in you while you’re reading and the experience they give you as the story unfolds.

It is those kinds of feel good books that I live for. It’s those kinds of books that give me everything. It’s those kinds of books that have me coming back for more of that particular authors books’ because I want and need more of that good reading feeling in my life.

Fixing Him by Miranda Elaine was one of those kinds of books.

It was phenomenal in every possible way. It was fantastically written and crafted from start to finish. It was a book that made me smile, made me laugh my ass off, and just completely stole my heart piece by piece with its characters. It just felt good to read and experience. I can’t say that enough.

Fixing Him was the perfect sweet romance.

This book was all kinds of wonderful. It was a book I could not put down from the moment I started it, and when I was pulled away from these characters and this world, all I could think about was when I could get back to them. I loved every part of this story and being back in the world of Red Oak. These characters that make up this world are incredible, and they make it a place that I truly never want to leave.

What Miranda Elaine brought to life with them in this book was utterly fantastic. I can’t say that enough. She has a true talent with her words, and reading this second book of hers proved that over and over again.

Fixing Him is the second book in this interconnected standalone series, and follows the story of Sam and Montana, and the summer that both of them won’t soon forget. Montana comes to town and the world of this book to handle some affairs for her family. She’s young, fun, and has more spunk and vibrancy than you can shake a stick at. She is a force to be reckoned with that one, and when she sets her sights on Sam Matthews, she knows that she wants to get to know him more. The only problem is he doesn’t think they should be a thing. He thinks he’s too old for her, he thinks he doesn’t have time for a relationship, and he definitely doesn’t think things can go anywhere between them, but she is going to do anything she can to show him that all of his thoughts are wrong.

Sam is instantly attracted to Montana and would give anything in the world to have more with her, but with the weight of the world on his shoulders, he just doesn’t think it’s possible. He’s a man who would do anything for anybody, but he doesn’t think he has the time or commitment for more. When the two of them start to have fun and get to know each other more, things get a lot more real than either of those two bargained for. Montana is like a breath air for the good hearted Sam, and the more time he spends with her, the harder it becomes to not feel what he does.

Fixing Him explores what happens between these two when a summer of fun soon becomes very real, and deeper than either of them two expected it to be.

What I loved about this book was how fun, sweet, and beyond charming it was. This was small town romance at its best. It was full of dynamic and distinctive characters that make this town and world so special and memorable. It was sweet and heartfelt and just bursting with moments that had my heart melting through every single word of what this author created. It was also so much fun. Not a page went by where I wasn’t laughing and smiling something fierce with the antics and personalities of these characters. Especially Montana. That girl is a gem, and I could read ten more books with her spark and life. All of that with the unforgettable romance brought to life on the pages of this book made this story one that I loved every word of.

Miranda Elaine has such a talent with the way that she writes. She not only creates memorable stories and characters, but she creates this tangible ease and good feeling in her books that is so enrapturing. It’s like that glorious feeling of being all toasty warm wrapped up in a blanket that cocoons you in the exact way you need. That’s how her books and stories feel. They feel good. They feel like a place you never want to leave. They feel spectacular and fulfilling.

Her words so authentically create that feeling, and that was ever present in Fixing Him. That made reading and experiencing this book so phenomenal. That combined with the way she wholeheartedly invested me in her characters and in this story made this one of my favorite reads of the year. I already miss her words something fierce, and I honestly can’t wait to get more of them as soon as humanly possible. She has such a talent with storytelling and writing, and that was evident on every single page of this book. ‘

Fixing Him was such a great story because it perfectly blended the best amount of everything.

It was equal parts full of heat, full of fun and spark, and full of characters that my heart was immediately pulled to. The way that Miranda Elaine perfectly weaves together so many pieces in this world and story is just part of what makes this such a fantastic read. This book made me laugh my butt off, it made me smile until my cheeks hurt, it brought tears to my eyes a few times, and it melted my heart more times than I can count. It truly gave me it all, and I can’t say enough how much I loved every single moment I got with these characters.

I really connected to Sam and Montana on such a real level while reading this book. I loved how real they were. I loved how easy it was to feel for them both and to connect with them and their journeys in this story. I loved that they were both doing the best they could with the circumstances they were given. I loved that she was so spunky and fun and vibrant in a way that truly felt like coming up for fresh air. I loved that he was the best guy with a heart of gold who was just trying to keep it all together. I loved that their connection set this book on fire in a way that felt tangible at times.

I loved that what they were sharing felt so real and so meaningful from start to finish. I loved that my heart was with them both every step of the way. I loved that when things got tough, it showed the real grit and fight these two had.

I loved that through every moment these two shared, everything felt unbelievably right.

In this book, Sam and Montana definitely have a lot in front of them that they have to face. They have their own hurdles, they have to figure their own lives out, and in a way they both have to figure out who they want to be and what they want for their lives. Fixing Him not only explores their tangible connection to one another and the feels that begin to grow between them, but it follows the two of them as they learn about themselves. It follows them through some ups and downs. It follows them as they discover what is really important, what they really value, and as they try to figure out who they really want to have in their lives.

Fixing Him is as much as story of self-discovery as it is about love and family and friendship.

What you get with Sam and Montana as they try to figure themselves out, as they try to see what might be happening between them, and as they come to terms with what they’re really building together is outstanding. It is real. It is honest. It is heartfelt in every way possible. And it’s them. It’s their story, their hearts, and every ounce of connection they share, and that is honestly just part of what made this book one of my favorite reads of the year.

This book was everything I needed and more. Miranda Elaine delivered a well written, thoughtfully crafted, and completely enrapturing story that I loved every single word of. This book took ahold of my heart with everything it had as I read it, and I loved Sam and Montana’s story with everything that I had. It felt beyond good to spend time with those two, and I already miss them both so much because they are truly special.

Fixing Him is a story of love, friendship, family, and one helluva spark filled connection that just won’t quit. It is a story of what can happen when you give it all a chance, and a story of what happens when something right just might come out of something that wasn’t even supposed to be in the first place. This is a story that is sweet, full of heart and fire, and distinctive in a way that will have you loving these characters, this world, and the feel of it all with all that you have.

My heart is still in full on love with this story and these characters, and I love that. So damn much.



“Fuck,” I cry out as we near the cabin. All afternoon it’s been drizzling but not enough to stop our day out by the water. We’re almost back when we hear the first bout of thunder.

It’s deafeningly loud but thankfully not too close . . . yet.

“We should hurry up. Pick up the pace, old man.” She jumps with each thunderclap.

“I could probably go a little faster if you weren’t on my back.” I look over my shoulder and her smile is from ear to ear.

“Wasn’t my idea to hike five miles along the river shore, over rocky hills, and through snake-infested woods. I brought two pairs of shorts, two shirts, two swimsuits, and miscellaneous underwear. But someone forgot to mention the need for sneakers on this surprise vacation.”

“I’m not complaining about you being plastered to me.” I hold her thighs in my hands a tad bit tighter than necessary. I feel the first drop of real rain hit the top of my head.

She wiggles free, scooting down my back, ready to make a run for the cabin when a huge downpour hits us. I’m about to take off running, her hand in mine when I feel resistance on the end of my arm.

“What’s wrong?” I ask as she keeps her feet planted firmly to the ground as the wind and rain pick up all around us. Her loose blond waves are already drenched and the white top she’s wearing is now sheer and damp, showing off the bathing suit top beneath it.

“It’s our rain moment. We have to kiss,” she informs me as if I’m supposed to understand what she’s talking about.

“What are you talking about, sweets? Did lightning strike you?”

“No, Sam. Haven’t you ever watched a romantic comedy? If you are caught in the rain with someone you’re spending time with in a sexual way, then you are by law required to kiss.”

“It’s the law, is it?” I ask with one eyebrow raised. “According to romantic comedy movies?”

“Duh. Now, I know we are temporary. But I’m not sure how often you get stuck in the rain with someone you enjoy being naked with, but this is a first for me. On the chance that it’s the last time, I want my kiss.”

I feel a pain in my chest at the thought of her leaving. When we started it felt like we had all the time in the world to spend wrapped in each other, but with each passing day, I yearn to spend the next with her, but each one is one day closer to fall and her starting the life she deserves to live. Not one trapped in a small town where the man she’s with main focus has to be his handicapped dad.

I do what I need to do to make sure that when she leaves here she leaves forever dreaming of our time together. With the rain pouring down on us I lean over and start by placing a gentle kiss on her lips. Grabbing her ass in my hands, I hoist her up my torso, encouraging her legs to wrap around my body so I can lean her against a nearby tree.

The kiss is instantly hot. I lick the seam of her lips, demanding entry. She doesn’t fight me; my Montana is always open and ready and oh so eager. The thunder is nearing us, but all I can hear are the moans in her throat as her tongue tangles with mine.

Time is moving at a standstill as I kiss her slow, deep, and with the eagerness of someone not ready to let go.

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Miranda is a loving wife and barely surviving mother of three occasionally good kids. Her hobbies include lying to herself about the calories in donuts and banana pudding, as well as running out of excuses when procrastinating. She’s been an avid reader since she was a young girl. Whether she’s by the pool, curled up in bed, or hiding in the closet, as long as she has a book in her hands she’s happy.


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