I have been eagerly looking forward to reading The Fixer by Lee Winter ever since I heard she was going to try and rehabilitate Michelle Hastings, the ice queen villain in the novel Under Your Skin. Michelle Hastings really did show herself as a true scoundrel in that book, but I always thought she should get the chance to change her ways. There was just something about her that made me think she was not completely evil. That‘s what the author has done in The Fixer, and I have to say, I loved every part of this book.
Eden Lawless is a really good person. She is an environmental activist who has spent her whole life trying to make the world a better place. Michelle Hastings is the CEO of a secretive organization that caters to the wants and wishes of the super-rich and powerful. These two ladies could not be more different. They are thrown together when Michelle hires Eden to take down a corrupt mayor in Eden’s hometown. Eden agrees even though she knows nothing about this very covert company or its beautiful but aloof boss.
The setting, the secondary characters, and the occasional spots of humor help make this a really great story. The intrigue involving the corrupt mayor will keep you hanging on every word. However, it is Eden and Michelle who make this tale something special. The chemistry between them is off the charts from the moment they meet, even though the book ends up being a definite slow-burn. Their story will keep you reading on the edge of your seat until the very end, and then reaching for the next book in the series.
This is a wonderful novel, and it has my highest recommendation.
I received an ARC from Ylva Publishing for an honest review.