ARC Review: Marine For Hire by Tawna Fenske

Published on 2014-02-03
Published by Brazen, Entangled
Source: Entangled, Publisher

Copy for review provided by Entangled, Publisher in exchange for an honest review.

She thought she’d sworn off military men for good…Sam Kercher is every inch a wickedly hot Marine. Tall. Sexy. Lethal. When his best friends call in a favor, Sam is forced to face an entirely new line of duty—playing nanny for their newly divorced sister and her squirming seven-month-old twin boys. If Sam can dissemble an M16 in his sleep, diaper duty should be a cakewalk…right?Unfortunately, Operation Nanny isn’t quite that simple. Sheridan has sworn off overbearing military men, so Sam must protect her from her dirtbag ex without revealing just how much he has in common with her brothers. Or that he’s been ordered not to touch her. Ever. Problem is, Sheri’s one hell of a gorgeous woman, capable of making this hard-bodied Marine even harder. And Sam wants her bad.Protect the girl. Care for the babies. Hide his identity. And keep his hands off. But even the most disciplined Marine has weaknesses...and Sheridan is one Sam might not be able to resist.

So freaking funny.  So freaking sexy.   Ms. Fenske excels at the funny and I loved it!  At 2% I was highlighting and laughing.  Funny without being OTT and it totally worked for me.

I had twins and I wish I could’ve hired a “manny”, that would’ve been AWESOME.  Especially a Marine, like Sam!  Sam was quite evolved to do the things he did for Sheri and her brother, Mac.  Sam was almost helpless as far being able to resist Sheridan.  He has been harboring a crush on her for years and just cannot help himself.  He makes no apologies for the way he feels and that makes for some funny, sweet and just plain bumbling things that come out of his mouth.

“…I just think we need to get this out in the open.”
She took a sip of wine, regarding him coolly over the rim of her glass.  “And what, pray tell, do you think is going on?”
“I’m insanely hot for you.  In case that wasn’t painfully obvious.”
“It wasn’t, but thank you for clarifying.”

Best friend, Kelli was HILARIOUS and she and Sheri had supportive but also very funny conversations.

‘I’ve miss you too,”  Kelli said, squeezing her hand.  “And I’m especially glad your douchebag ex is gone.”  She frowned.  “Was that too insensitive?”
“Please.  I spent three years married to Captain Insensitive.  At this point you could tell me to go fuck myself and I’d feel giddy someone’s talking dirty to me.”

I loved Mac (Sheri’s brother) and I can’t wait for his book.  For the next book, I have to say that I want more steam…. I think with this being a part of Brazen, it needs/could use a bit more.  Or that may just be me… yeah it’s partly me wanting more hubba hubba.  Fenske can totally pull it off.

As for my rating, I’m going to give this a 3.75 not quite 4 for me.  There is a lot of potential for this series and I want more heat.  😉

Decide for yourself.


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About Tawna Fenske

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 gentleman friend 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 and Believe it or Not, as well as the interactive fiction caper, Getting Dumped, with Coliloquy and the novella Eat, Play, Lust, with Entangled Publishing. Her quirky brand of comedy and romance has won praises from RT Book Reviews, which nominated Making Waves for Contemporary Romance of the Year, and from the Chicago Tribune, which noted, “Fenske’s wildly inventive plot & wonderfully quirky characters provide the perfect literary antidote to any romance reader’s summer reading doldrums.”