Friday, October 14, 2016

Use Somebody by Beck Anderson



Goodreads Review



Jeremy King, Hollywood über-agent to the stars, knows that sharks gotta swim. He’s one of them, after all. He’s never met a deal he couldn’t strike or an argument he couldn’t win. LA is his kind of town—they both never stop moving.

So when his friend and client, movie star Andrew Pettigrew, invites him on a “man-cation” to the wilds of Idaho for a little fly-fishing, Jeremy’s not so sure. He might not have cell service. There’s no way there’ll be any supermodels to woo. And his idea of the great outdoors is a drive down the Pacific Coast Highway in his Tesla Model S—moose definitely do not factor into the picture.

Fitting then that because of a moose, he meets Macy Shea Summerlin, the best fly-fishing guide on the South Fork. Jeremy’s surprised and tantalized, but Macy isn’t having any of his alpha male posturing. She gives as good as she gets, and she knows how to throw a mean right hook.

As the two of them get tangled up in each other’s lives, both Jeremy and Macy must come to terms with winning and losing and letting love in. And Jeremy has to find the answer to his own question: Is he simply “using” Macy or could he really “use” someone like her? Find out in Use Somebody, book 3 of the Fix You series




3 amusing yet not spectacular stars.  

Jeremy King is THE agent in Hollywood.  Men envy him. Women want him for his money, looks and standing.  He's alright with that but maybe not as much as he tries to tell himself or us for that matter.   

We first meet Jeremy when he is on the plane to go on a fishing trip with his best buddy Andrew 'Andy' Pettigrew. His story took place in the Fix You books.  

Luckily for me I know James Dean and Marlon Brando. So I don't need any film education thank you very much so I got to read on according to Mr. King.  

Jeremy is ... hard to describe really he wants to be the best at everything it's all about the win nothing more nothing less.  

I found him humorous his inner musings were hilarious although it did get tedious at times.  Whereas I enjoyed a book solely from a male POV. I couldn't really take him seriously.  Especially when it came to his obsession with Macy she seems to be the only good looking woman in a 50 mile radius we he still have been interested? Maybe.  

Throughout the book he would joke and even trying to hook up with Macy I found it hard to believe.  

Macy Summerlin is the lodge fisherwoman guide and Jeremy is intrigued. I didn’t get enough information on Macy which made it all rushed at the end of the book well for me anyway. Macy is a mystery.  We don’t know what her story is but it comes out to late. Well for me anyway.  

I liked this book.  I was enjoying the book but suddenly at 60 % I was lost.  The heroine’s issue was just thrown in and I was like huh what? Where did that come from? No clue to be honest. If Jeremy noticed small things while they spent time together then maybe as a build-up it would have been better. Alas it was not.  

I'm not entirely sure what the author was trying to go for here.  It started out as a rom com book and that was the vibe that I was getting from it. And then once again it felt off. It was also slightly cookie cutter. The ending felt rushed.  I missed more dialogue rather than Jeremey’s constant inner musings.


This author knows how to tell a story but this book just isn't me.  That doesn’t mean anything in the grand scheme of things.


Book received in exchange for an honest review.