The Fixer: The Naked Man – A Katerina Mills Novella
This novella is an introduction to the Katerina Mills Series. What a way to start!
Katerina is a 23 year old currently living in New York and attending college. When her parent’s financial help is cut off she is in desperate need of a source of income. Enter an opportunity. We, the readers are given a brief glimpse into a previous employment of something that was not exactly working within the law. Due to this background and a bit of common sense, Katerina enters the world of Fixers.
I really enjoyed the interesting stories of her first clients and all that she must deal with in order to support herself and maybe even help her mom. I also enjoyed the engrossing characters that she meets and now may be working with. Scroll down to see my review of the next book in this series.
“Katerina—I need some help. Be a good girl and come over here and I’ll make it worth your while.” It’s an offer NYC college student Katerina Mills should refuse. But how can she? A desperate situation….Katerina falls into a job as a “fixer” for New York City’s wealthy and privileged men. They have problems they need “fixed,” quick and on the QT, and they’re willing to pay.
The rules are simple: collect the money, use your contacts, fix the problem.
Kat’s first job is easy: tail a shopaholic socialite wife. But who’s tailing Kat?
Kat’s second job is not so easy: steal a VHS tape hidden in an antique chest. She can’t do it alone. To be a thief, she needs a thief: handsome, reclusive Alexander Winter to be exact.
Kat soon learns the real rules for a fixer: there are no rules, there are no refunds. Get in. Get results. Get gone. As every step brings her closer to her goal and closer to danger, there’s one rule left for Katerina Mills to learn: once you’re in, there’s no getting out.
The Fixer: The Killing Kind
This book picks up right where the novella left off and it is a roller coaster ride of an adventure. Katerina has more men and problems in her life than I have shoes! The quick pace subplots that all start to entwine as the story unfolds lead to an incredible experience for the reader.
This author kept me at the edge of my seat and reading when I should have been doing something else (sorry but that meeting can just be rescheduled!). One of many things that I liked was to see the progress that the main character Katerina makes as the story progresses. As she has various jobs and experiences, she learns and applies what she has learned to the next situation. This growth adds a dimension to the character that I really appreciated and rarely see. I might also have a small crush on Winter!
I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in this series.
In the meantime you can keep an eye on this award winnng author HERE.
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Kat’s back and in over her head with cops, criminals… and killers.
Christmas is around the corner but professional “fixer” Katerina Mills isn’t feeling the holiday spirit, juggling college classes, a lovesick cop, and demanding clients.
Obnoxious hedge fund manager Simon Marcus wants Kat to get his prized Porsche back from his vengeful wife—but Simon isn’t the only one after the car.
Rock star writer Paul Patel needs something “special” to finish his next bestseller—something that will send Katerina straight to prison if she gets caught.
And what about mysterious Thomas Gallagher? His jobs are simple and easy. Is he just a bored billionaire, or is he watching Kat’s every move, making his own plans for her?
Katerina needs help. Enter handsome, elusive thief Alexander Winter. He’s back, tutoring Kat in all things criminal. But is that all he’s going to teach her?
Katerina Mills is still haunted by her first assignment…and her first assignment is about to come back to haunt her…a deadly enemy who’s closer than she thinks…
After ditching her cheating lover (and boss), she’s stuck in dead end temp jobs. Her dad just ditched her mom and his promise to pay Kat’s college tuition bill.
She has two weeks to come up with $14,000 or she’s out of her apartment, out of school, and out of luck.
A dangerous world….