It did not disappoint.
I love that it didn't center around Ivy because that would have been too much like Scandal, and I didn't want that. I love that it focused around Tess instead, and her budding fixer ways. I love the very strong female characters: main character Tess, supporting characters Ivy Kendrick, and Tess' classmates Vivvie and Emilia. I also love the equally strong guys, Adam, Bodie, Asher, and Henry, who were not, in any way, emasculated. They just reeked manliness and muscles, and were incredibly supportive.
I was not able to relate to the settings because I've never been to a glitzy event to The White House, but the characters felt so real. Vivvie and Asher were so grounded, that I felt I could be friends with them. Tess intimidates me, but hopefully we'll get along!
The Fixer serves several twists and turns. That's one part that confused me, and it was the revelation of who the father was. Somehow, it just didn't make sense to me. I felt that there was too little build-up for one character, which didn't actualize and left me disappointed and confused.
Jennifer Lynn Barnes seems to be continuing with her trend of writing mystery books in law/political environments, and I must say she's doing pretty well in it. I am definitely going to read the sequel (still untitled) to The Fixer once it's out.
I definitely recommend The Fixer for fans of young adult mystery thrillers and, of course, fans of Jennifer Lynn Barnes.
Have a nice week :)