In author Lily Temperley’s new novel, Fix: Sex, Lies & Banking, she poses Tina Turner’s classic line — What’s love got to do with it?
Patrick Harrington is handsome, wealthy and successful. He is also a high-functioning addict that craves his next fix. His vices of choice are money and women: taking risks at work and pursuing multiple sexual conquests.
Determined to get what he wants, as he always does, Harrington fixates on Alexandra Fisher — the latest pretty young thing in his office. Relationships are not a test so why cheat? Alexandra Fisher is in love with a man at work. And love makes you do crazy things.
Fisher is marked with a flashing neon sign of vulnerability, a result of both the tragic loss of her father and her limited romantic history. Patrick Harrington, the eternal bachelor and playboy Investment Banker, is happy to exploit her susceptibility and his pursuit of her is relentless. An intense liaison develops.
Harrington pushes Fisher deep out of her comfort zone, submerging her into his world of deception, depravity and excess. Yet, Harrington finds himself similarly off-kilter, as Fisher teaches him that love doesn’t have to fit the fairytale mold that other women have tried to force upon him. At the risk of their careers, the torrid romance begins to take on a life of its own.
Fix is the ultimate high-fliers diary based on a true story, set in London against a backdrop of banking and greed. A boy meets girl story where rules are learnt to be broken, money is no object and love gives way to ambition.