Review: Best Man for Hire by Tawna Fenske

Published on December 29, 2014
Published by Entangled
Source: Entangled

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

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. Especiallysex. 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…


I love this series and I love this author. Ms. Fenske made my Top 10 New to Me authors list earlier this month.

(See list HERE)

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every single book she has released in this series and I think I love this one the most!  It’s all because of Grant.

“Just so you know,” he said “I don’t generally condone violence.”
“Aren’t you a Marine?”
“I specialize in counterintelligence and human intelligence.”
“What does that mean?”
“I catch spies, or I get other people to catch spies.  I don’t kill them. Much.”
“That’s reassuring.”

Grant is a bit less intense than his brother , Mac, and was kind of a breath of fresh air. Scaling a palm tree in a pink shirt…among other things. But let me tell you, when it comes down to it, Grant can get dirty with the best of them.  When he lets loose with Anna, it’s pretty fantastic.  He comes off as a perfect gentleman and he is but he really cuts to the chase when it’s just him and Anna.  To Anna’s credit, she knew she needed to push Grant a little in order to get him out of his perfect gentleman role.  I think she knew that Grant was a dirty bird deep down, he just needed the right woman to bring it out of him.

As for Anna?  I loved her!  She was funny and a bit quirky and she totally owned it.

“Okay, now you’re just ridiculous.”  She shook her head and took a sip of wine.

“Please tell me you’ve got some sort of hideous fault. A huge goiter or a habit of tripping preschoolers in the mall?”

The whole crew (Sam, Sheri, Kelli and Mac) is back in Hawaii for Sheri (Grant and Mac’s sister) and Sam’s wedding and I loved the setting.  You gotta love the whole Patton clan, even Mama Patton makes an appearance and throws in her (more than ) two cents.

“All my kids are thoughtful,” Stella said proudly.
“And excellent shots.”

In this one we are introduced to Schwartz, the lone wolf Patton brother and I CANNOT wait for his book.  It’s going to be another good one.

As always, Ms. Fenske balances humor and passion so very well.  I always find myself laughing out loud and highlighting a lot when reading her books.








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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.”

  • OMG have you seen the hilarious love-scene-done-with-puppets video Entangled had up on their FB page yesterday featuring this book? It was hysterical!

    • str8shooter

      I just watched it. I saw the first video a few days ago and had to wait until I was not in a room with kids to watch the puppet video! HILARIOUS!!