On New Year's Eve, 1999, Hanna and Richard meet. She is a born and bred Londoner with plans for a career in journalism. He is the son of a wealthy New Yorker and destined for Wall Street. As Hanna and Richard go back to their own worlds they keep in touch, and when Hanna has her heart broken it's Richard she turns to. They reunite and fall deeply, madly in love.
But they can't possibly imagine the ways their love will be tested. Fifteen years after they first meet, neither can bear to hear the other's name spoken. Then one day Hanna walks into Richard's office and reveals a shocking secret. Richard must decide if he can forgive her. And both need to choose whether to take a second chance on happiness, or if their love is beyond repair?
Author: Carrie Elks
Title: Fix You
A thoroughly enjoyable read with characters you can easily fall in love with. Hanna and Richard's first meeting is lovely and as they are so young they enjoy teasing each other and this continues for a few years as they meet up at family events. Richard's step mum treats Hanna like a daughter. They eventually get together and although they live at opposite sides of the Atlantic they do manage to make their relationship work but various tragedies and heartbreaks eventually tear them apart.
Hanna is grieving and needs to be alone but just as she tries to find Richard again she discovers that he is with someone new.
The story involves much heartbreak including the devastating effect that the events of 9\11 have on the family and I thought it was interesting and a great testament to Richard's character that he takes on responsibilities to ease his step brother's anguish. Hanna too is a lovely loyal person and she proves this by hurting herself by cutting herself off from her best friend Ruby (Richard's sister) and both families in order to protect Richard from what she thinks would be making a decision for the wrong reasons.
Secrets, lies and heartbreak and true love all gel together to make this a totally enjoyable read, I also thought it was interesting that this book didn't stop where others did and so we are able to see a little bit further down the line which I really enjoyed although I did think the pace was a little slow at times but there were enough twists and turns and shocking revelations to counteract that.
Thanks to Corvus books for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
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About the Author
Carrie Elks lives near London and writes contemporary romance with a dash of intrigue. She loves to travel and has lived in the USA and Switzerland as well as the UK. An avid social networker, she tries to limit her Facebook and Twitter time to stolen moments between writing chapters. When she isn't reading or writing, she can usually be found baking, drinking wine or working out how to combine the two. www.carrieelks.com @CarrieElks