The Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Release Date: February 3, 2014 TODAY!!!
She thought she’d sworn off military men for good…
I admit it. I do judge books by their covers. Let's face it, folks. That first look, those first moments when you set eyes on your next
In the case of MARINE FOR HIRE, I was engulfed by equal parts excitement, anxiety, and a whole lot of intrigue. This is not one of Tawna Fenske's usual covers, folks. Her covers are fun, flirty, and...well, PINK. Not, that I have anything against pink, but well, it's PINK.
This cover had me fanning myself (whew! lookit those abs!) and more than a little worried (does this more titillating cover mean we won't get that signature Fenske humor?)
I JUST HAD TO FIND OUT.
And, I'm so glad I did. No humor was sacrificed in the making of this book. Lines like, Looks like you managed at f*** all the beet off me and Abs like that could bring any woman to her knees. A convenient place to be, actually had me giggle-snorting throughout the tale.
It's not just the comedic timing you know and love Fenske for that makes this a fun, fast read. Within this book, there is the story of two people, damaged in their own ways, struggling to find balance in their own chaotic worlds. Of course, they fall in love.
But, happily, **SPOILER ALERT** they both figure their own shit out SEPARATELY before finding their happily ever after. I like that part best, that Sam didn't swoop in and save the day for Sheri and she wasn't the one who finally convinced Sam that he wasn't as bad a marine as he believed himself to be.
I would've liked to have seen a little more of Sam's time with the twins, maybe another hilarious care-taking scene. Jonathan Price aka Lt. Limpdick came off a little two-dimensional. I'm sure there was something Sheri had to have found charming about him at some point to have married him and bore his children, but I never saw it. And as a girl who loves a good tragedy, I would've definitely been ecstatic to delve further into the incident that left Sam on leave and questioning his own worth, both as a marine and a man.
These are very small nitpicks in an otherwise fabulous book. It was fast-reading (I finished it in just six hours, and that was with interruptions) and sprinkled with the kind of snicker-snort inducing fun we all love Fenske for.
The characters were well-developed with their own charming quirks. Sheri is not a normal mom, and I for one, love that she's not. I rolled on the floor laughing at Sam's diaper-changing fiasco (I got your back, buddy. Semper fi.). And, dammit, Mac and Kelli need to have their story told, too!
So, what are you waiting for? Go. Buy it. NOW!
Amazon, Barnes&Noble, Goodreads
And, since it is ManCandyMonday, I can't leave you all without a little something, something. Behold! Sam!
|That big burly piece of man candy front and center, not that dude behind him. #justsayin|