The Big Fix by Linda Grimes

In a Fix, Book 3

Synopsis: Aura adaptor extraordinaire Ciel Halligan, who uses her chameleon-like abilities to fix her clients’ problems—as them—is filling in on set for action superstar Jackson Gunn, whose snake phobia is standing in the way of his completing his latest mega-millions Hollywood blockbuster. There’s only one thing Jack fears more than snakes, and that’s the possibility of his fans finding out he screams at the sight of one. Going from hero to laughing stock isn’t part of his career plan.

Seems like a simple enough job to Ciel, who doesn’t particularly like snakes, but figures she can tolerate an afternoon with them, for the right price—which Jack is offering, and then some. What she doesn’t count on is finding out that while she was busy wrangling snakes for him, his wife was busy getting killed. When Ciel goes to break the sad news to the star, she finds out Jack was AWOL from her client hideaway at the time of the murder.

Ciel begins to suspect Jack’s phobia was phony, and that he only hired her to provide him with an alibi—but if she goes to the police, she’ll have to explain how she knows he wasn’t really on set. Up against a wall, Ciel calls on her best-friend-turned-love-interest Billy, and her not-so-ex-crush Mark, to help her set up the sting of a lifetime.

Review: I looked forward to the release of this volume, which finally took a long time to arrive. The covers have also completely changed, giving a new look to the series. Personally, this doesn’t really change anything for me … I already loved the series and this only continues with this new novel. I was ecstatic to receive an ARC and I must say that as soon as it arrived, I threw myself on it.

So we discover Ciel, assigned to a new job that Billy found for her, and this time she must turn herself into a big movie star who is afraid of snakes. It’s a pretty simple mission globally, except that the wife of the actor is murdered at the same time when Jack, hidden at Ciel’s ranch, also disappears. What has happened? Is Jack the murderer? Is the sister of the victim guilty as everyone thinks? Finding herself in a very difficult situation, our adaptor is determined to understand exactly what happened, not wishing to send an innocent in prison. Yet the answers to her questions remain far from straightforward but we are following with great pleasure that investigation with her but also with Mark and Billy. In addition to this story we will also have the introduction and marriage of Lara and Thomas, something that was pretty funny I must say, especially when you see the whole organization and the unsuccessful dodges attempts from Ciel. Of course, I’m sure you do not expect it, but we also see the evolution of the relationship between Ciel and Billy, which is not always rosy, maily with the Mark’s interventions over their relationship.

As I said, I loved the novel again. Ciel’s Adventures are always a pleasure to follow and I was eager to discover everything. It’s also true that once again, it is very difficult to get to the end and telling ourselves that we will once again have to wait to have more. Yes … how am I going to do? But back a little more to the characters. Ciel understands that she must actually come to a conclusion with the person of her choice, but it’s not simple. Yet her relationship with Billy affects us a lot, and I was curious to see how far it would make them go. They have their ups and downs like everyone else and some events we really break our heart in fact. However, they form in any case a lovely couple together and they try to face together the obstacles even if they have trouble managing all the feelings and consequences that go with all that. With the marriage we find all the characters of the two families with great pleasure and I hope that we’ll have the opportunity to see a little more Billy’s sisters who seem pretty interesting.

So yes a lot of things here and as I said I had a great time with the story. I can only recommend the series if you fancy a nice moment, all complemented by zany situations and colorful characters and of course exciting plots.

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27 thoughts on “The Big Fix by Linda Grimes

  1. Firstly, I LOVE that your blog is in French! Super cool ! I’m going to navigate myself around and are how much I understand because I studied it in college. *ctosses fingers* also, this book seems interesting and seems like it has a bunch of mystery in it. 🙂

  2. Well, the cover is definitely something different, but I’m glad you had a superb time with the read! I believe the first time I heard about this series was right through your blog, and perhaps I’ll give it a go at some point 🙂

  3. I’m not really a fan of these covers, I think they are misleading about the genre. But I have no say, really, since I gave up on the series due to the love triangle. From what I gather, it still isn’t resolved so I’ll keep my eye out for future installments. If she decides at one point, I’ll catch up.

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