Review: Fiancée for Hire (Front and Center, #2) by Tawna Fenske
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Fiancée for Hire by Tawna Fenske
Series: Front and Center #2
Published by: Entangled: Lovestruck on 7/21/2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Military
Source: ARC From Publisher
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About the Book:
A satisfying category romance from Entangled's brand new Lovestruck imprint…
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…
Fiancée for Hire is the second novel in the Front and Center series, although you can read it as a standalone novel and not be confused. If you’re looking for a hot and steamy romance with just a little bit of action thrown in, Fiancée for Hire is definitely worth reading.
Kelli has sworn never to fall for a man. Coming from a broken childhood where her father left and her mother had a tendency to not take her meds, Kelli has learned that all men will do is leave you. And yet, she’s always had a little bit of a crush on her friend Sheri’s brother, Mac. So when Mac needs to hire a fake Fiancée in order to close a business deal, who better for the job than Kelli?
Mac is an ex-military man, and he now works for himself. When he’s trying to take down an arms dealer in Mexico, he lets slip that he’s happily engaged, which would be fine if it was true. In reality, Mac has vowed never to commit to anyone; for fear that he won’t be able to protect those closest to him. All he wants is a sweet, demure, compliant woman to play fake fiancee long enough for him to get the job done. Instead, Sheri sends him Kelli.
First of all, I absolutely loved Kelli and Mac as characters. Kelli is a complete spitfire, with a quirky sense of humor that she shares with Mac. She’s a veterinarian, which was a childhood dream of mine, so I also loved that aspect of her. As a veterinarian who spends the majority of her job spaying and neutering animals, she’s fairly calm in a crisis situation, which is something that I really admired about her, considering I’m terrible in a crisis situation. Mac is a strong man who wants to keep those around him safe, and I can respect that. While he wants to keep people safe, I wouldn’t say he’s too possessive, which I really liked. A lot of romance novels I read have a man who is way too protective, and I tend to get really annoyed, but Mac still manages to be respectful of other people’s privacy.
Plot-wise I loved this story. Any time there are two people who have convinced themselves they’re never going to fall in love, you can definitely count me in! The chemistry between Kelli and Mac was done really well. Sparks were definitely flying between the two of them, from the moment they first met each other. The sex scenes were just steamy enough, and they definitely kept me wanting more interactions between the two of them.
My only real complaint with Fiancée for Hire is as much as I loved the sex scenes, I almost wish there had been less of them and just a little bit more action. Considering the fact that Mac was supposed to be taking down an arms dealer, I expected there to be more action scenes than there really were.
Overall, I give Fiancée for Hire 4 out of 5 controllers. It was a great romance novel with great characters; I just wish there had been some more action involved.