- Release Date
- May 2015
- Book 3 of Ciel Halligan series
Linda Grimes's sexy and hilarious urban fantasy series that began with In a Fix and Quick Fix continues in The Big Fix.
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.
Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Jun 01, 2015 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
126 people found the following review helpful
Sometimes I'm in the mood for a lighthearted and fun book that doesn't take itself too seriously. THE BIG FIX satisfied my craving perfectly.
Ciel Halligan fixes people's problems for a living. The catch? She does it AS THEM, or at least looking identical to them thanks to a special gene mutation. Her current job is playing Hollywood heartthrob Jackson Gunn during scenes featuring his arch nemesis: snakes. When Jackson's wife is murdered while she's "him," Ciel wonders where the real Jackson was at the time of her death. Lifelong BFF and current boyfriend Billy, along with longtime crush and CIA spook Mark have to work together to help Ciel figure out who the killer is. She's going to be royally pissed if someone used her as an alibi!
So evidently THE BIG FIX is the 3rd book in the In A Fix Series, but it's the first one I've had the pleasure of reading. I fell in love with this sexy and unique urban fantasy novel immediately, adoring Ciel, Billy and Mark and the whole cast of fabulously funny characters. Ciel and Billy's families are uber tight-knit and together create this incredible force to be reckoned with. They're all "adapters," the term they used to describe the chameleon-like ability to change their appearances, leading to some interesting results, especially since their kind isn't "out" to the world.
Quirky yet sexy, I was a little bummed that the sex scenes were glossed over...except for that unexpected encounter smack dab in the middle of the book. WOAH! The love triangle storyline was just as prevalent as the whodunit plot, and I wish Ciel and her boys would pick the obvious solution and turn their trio into a sexy ménage and have some fun!
Bottom Line: Engaging and clever, THE BIG FIX was a unique romantic suspense caper with characters I can't wait for more of.
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