The Fix


Ezra Mackenzie hasn’t done much in his life to be proud of. He has a lot of work ahead if he wants to become the kind of man  to catch the interest of a woman like Juliana Almeida. Seemingly  against all odds, Juliana is interested in Ezra—perhaps even more than just interested. Juliana is alluring in many ways, and although Ezra knows he is not the man she deserves, he can’t stop himself from wanting her — even if it might destroy them both. 

Ezra’s addiction is alcoholism, and his struggle is both realistic and heartbreaking. He is pretty messed up but trying to turn his life around. Being in his head is a sobering experience for readers, as he’s not exactly the best kind of human being. He has low self-esteem, lacks confidence, and is tough on himself. These traits make him more realistic; more human. He is an intriguing character. Juliana, on the other hand, is a far more stereotypical, cut-and-dried character. She is not that unique or different. She’s a fighter, though, and willing to risk everything for Ezra, the love of her life. 

While primarily a romance story, “The Fix” also deals with the troubles of addiction and how it controls one’s life. It is often heartbreaking, and a very touching read. 

Majanka Verstraete