Monday, January 26, 2015

Review: Best Man for Hire

Publication date: Dec 8th 2014
Genre: Historical Romance
Rating: 4 Stars
Source: NetGalley

So perfect he's almost too good to be true…

Anna Keebler makes a living being unconventional. A wedding planner who specializes in more…unusual ceremonies, Anna's client list includes everything from nudists to paintballers to Little Red Riding Hood enthusiasts. So when her photographer up and quits during a wedding blitz in Hawaii, Anna makes an unconventional decision. She hires a hot Marine to be her new photographer.

Little does she know, Grant Patton is the best man in one of her weddings. He's so perfect he's practically a Boy Scout—if Boy Scouts were big, ripped Marines with gorgeous gray eyes, and good at, oh, everything. Especially sex. In fact, his only flaw seems to be that he hates marriage as much as she does. But Anna suspects the sexy Boy Scout routine is a cover, and if he wants this thing between them to be about more than sex, Grant must reveal the dark past he's fought so hard to hide…

My Review:

How can you go wrong!?? A sexy Marine and an unconventional wedding planner, by unconventional I mean a paintball wedding or a nudist wedding?! Tawna Fenske has one hilarious sense of humor! I laughed throughout the whole book! I jumped into this series on the 3rd installment of her Front and Center series and Tawna swiftly moved to my auto-buy list! The mischief's that Anna and Grant got into were over the top funny! Anna is one strong woman who doesn’t believe in holding her punches! Grants’ boy next door, Boy Scout tendencies stick in her craw!

“Say it, Grant. Come on. It does you no good to be the perfect, polite Boy Scout all the time. Tell me what you want me to do.”

“Suck my cock, please.”

He had to say PLEASE!! So cute!!!
Tawna brings out the emotional aspect when delving into why Grant is always aiming to please. A mistake he felt he made when he was younger and the consequences has led to an estrangement from his twin brother, Schwartz, the Lone Ranger of the family. (We get his story next! Yay!)

From what I can tell the other couples from the previous books make cameos in this story and still sizzle right off the page! This can be read by itself, but as I’m usually a stickler about reading from book 1, I’ll suggest to start from the beginning with Marine for Hire and FiancĂ©e for Hire respectively. Tawna really knows how to mix just the right amount of passion and humor!

Tawna Fenske traveled a career path that took her from newspaper reporter to English teacher in Venezuela to marketing geek to PR manager for her city's tourism bureau. An avid globetrotter and social media fiend, Tawna is the author of the popular blog, Don't Pet Me, I'm Writing, and a member of Romance Writers of America. She lives with her fiance in Bend, Oregon, where she'll invent any excuse to hike, bike, snowshoe, float the river, or sip wine on her back deck. She's published several romantic comedies with Sourcebooks, including Making Waves, which was nominated for contemporary romance of the year by RT Book Reviews. She also writes interactive fiction capers for Coliloquy and the steamy, heartwarming Front and Center series for Entangled Publishing. Tawna's quirky brand of comedy and romance has won praises from Kirkus Reviews, which noted, "Up-and-coming romance author Fenske sets up impeccable internal and external conflict and sizzling sexual tension for a poignant love story between two engaging characters, then infuses it with witty dialogue and lively humor. An appealing blend of lighthearted fun and emotional tenderness."

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