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Trouble Me Synopsis

In Fix You, movie star Andrew Pettigrew (Andy to his fans, Andrew to his friends) somehow found the level-headed love he was looking for in young widow and “regular girl” Kelly Reynolds. Now, as they work to mesh their growing relationship with his gold-statue ambitions, things go a bit sideways, in true Hollywood fashion.

Though they’re still wonderfully in love, it’s challenge enough for Andrew and Kelly to decipher what it means to be a family—and a growing family at that—between takes on set. But Andrew also brings history with a temperamental co-star, assorted paparazzi, and someone out there who has serious, perhaps obsessive, issues with him into the mix. Suddenly the Reynolds-Pettigrew clan must fight not just to stay together, but to stay safe.

In Trouble Me, the sequel to Fix You and third novel from Rita finalist Beck Anderson, Kelly and Andrew struggle to stay sane within their whirlwind life. It’s a life that’s equal parts amazing and amusing, less glamorous than you might expect, and spiked with very real fears no amount of stardom can overcome.

Will Andrew and Kelly be torn apart, or will they help each other stay strong at their broken places?


I grew up with sisters, and it was a good way to grow up. I mean it when I say I appreciate and admire women’s strength, tenderness, and instinct. But now that I’ve made that clear, I also have a gripe. What I hate about women is the insecurity. I can meet the most amazing girl, but she’s consumed by it. I mean, I don’t walk around feeling like God’s gift, but I also couldn’t live my life if I were a quivering mass of “do you like me?” and “are you mad at me?”

Since that first visit to Boise, I’ve wanted Kelly to be mine. She is mine. I want to possess every inch of her, and she has the audacity to look up at me with those eyes and ask if I still like her.

Seriously? When a man says he wants to move in with you, it’s not because he’s wishy-washy. It’s because he wants his life to be your life.
Believe it. End of story. Let it go.

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About Beck Anderson

Beck Anderson loves to write about love and its power to heal and grow people past their many imperfections. She is a firm believer in the phrase "mistakes are for learning" and uses it frequently to guide her in writing life and real life.

For Beck, the path to published novelist has taken lots of twists and turns, including a degree in anthropology, a stint as a ticket seller at a ski resort, a much-loved career as a high school English teacher, and a long tenure as a member of the best writing group ever, hands down.

Beck balances (clumsily at best) writing novels and screenplays, working full-time as an educator, mothering two pre-teen males, loving one post-40 husband, and making time to walk the foothills of Boise, Idaho, with Stefano DiMera Delfino Anderson, the suavest Chihuahua north of the border.  Learn more at

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