Former Marine MacArthur Patton has made a small fortune on top-secret government contracts and black-ops missions, but his new assignment involves something more dangerous—marriage.
Well, fake marriage anyway.
To keep weapons out of the hands of terrorists, Mac has to secure a fiancée. A sweet, demure, compliant fiancée to serve as his arm candy for a few weeks while he completes the covert arms deal in Mexico. His sister claims to know just the woman, and sends her best friend to play the role.
“Sweet” and “demure” aren’t in Kelli Landers’s repertoire. A badass veterinarian who neuters big dogs and bigger men on a regular basis, she can’t wait to bring Mr. Tall-Dark-and-Detached to his knees. Her longtime crush on the commitment-phobe makes her plan to seduce him even sweeter.
Love wasn’t part of the plan, but the deeper Mac and Kelli fall into their ruse, the more danger they attract, until more than just their hearts are on the line…
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating POV’s.
I enjoyed this even more than the first book. While the characters are introduced in Marine for Hire – you don’t have to read that to fully enjoy this one. There are some minor references though – so you’ll want to read the series in order.
Kelli & Mac are such strong personalities and their banter is hilarious. A fun romantic comedy with a splash of mystery/suspense/action. Both Mac & Kelli have heavy emotional barriers preventing them from wanting anything long term – but knowing the other feels the same way they dive right in to a purely physical relationship and fake fiancée ruse.
It’s a trope and they’re obviously going to fall but it’s enjoyable watching it happen. Fenske obviously has a lot of fun with the Veterinary technical aspects and I found myself laughing out loud more than once.
I’m looking forward to Grant’s story, Best Man For Hire.
About the author:
When Tawna Fenske finished her English lit degree at 22, she celebrated by filling a giant trash bag full of romance novels and dragging it everywhere until she’d read them all. Now she’s a RITA Award finalist, USA Today bestselling author who writes humorous fiction, risqué romance, and heartwarming love stories with a quirky twist. Publishers Weekly has praised Tawna’s offbeat romances with multiple starred reviews and noted, “There’s something wonderfully relaxing about being immersed in a story filled with over-the-top characters in undeniably relatable situations. Heartache and humor go hand in hand.”
Tawna lives in Bend, Oregon, with her husband, step-kids, and a menagerie of ill-behaved pets. She loves hiking, snowshoeing, standup paddleboarding, and inventing excuses to sip wine on her back porch. She can peel a banana with her toes and loses an average of twenty pairs of eyeglasses per year.
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My Favorite Quotes
“Is there something special you want me to wear?” “A wiretap.” – Fiancée for Hire by @tawnafenske #RomCom #FakeFiancee #FrontandCenterTweet
Am I looking at you like I appreciate the fact that you pulled my chair out at dinner, or like you pulled my hair while doing me against a wall? – Fiancée for Hire by @tawnafenske #RomCom #FakeFiancee #FrontandCenterTweet
For a military brat, you’re surprisingly terrible at coming up with names for covert operations. – Fiancée for Hire by @tawnafenske #RomCom #FakeFiancee #FrontandCenterTweet