Published by Entangled, Lovestruck, Macmillan on July 21, 2014
Genres: adult, contemporary, Love & Romance, Military, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
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…
Fiancee for Hire is the second book in the Front and Center series, but each book is a complete standalone. I have not read the first book, Marine for Hire yet, but now that I caught a glimpse of the characters that it is about, I can’t wait to read it! I am really loving series that have each book work as a standalone that focuses on a different set of characters. The overall series links together by the character connections. It is pretty cool. I normally never read a series out of order, but I have noticed that I have been doing it a couple of times lately with series that are structured like this, and each time has been a positive experience and left me wanting to read the other books. Fiancee for Hire is no different. I loved it and I can’t wait to read Marine for Hire. Tawna Fenski writes a great romance.
Mac is a serious work work work guy. And his work is top secret and super high risk, so when he needs a Fiancee that is quiet and compliant for his next job to work, his sister thinks it will be hilarious to suggest her best friend, Kelli. Kelli has had a crush on Mac since they were teens, and she is anything but quiet and submissive. But she is just what Mac needs to shake up his life. As you can guess, this book is a lot of fun. Tawna Fenski has a knack for setting up funny scenes. I can see her working on movies or tv shows with ease. Fiancee For Hire would be great as a movie.
Neither Mac nor Kelli are the long term commitment type, which makes their story all the more interesting. You can see their tensions warring with their attraction towards each other. The more they get to know the other, the more nervous they get. I loved watching Kelli at the pet clinic. I thought it was great how much her job as a surgical vet was worked into the story. And I loved watching Mac watch her be badass in her own way. Mac is so used to be the big bad Marine, so I think he was both surprised and impressed when he watched Kelli save so many animals doing her thing.
Fiancee For Hire is a funny, sweet, yet sexy read. I really enjoyed it. I think entangled’s Lovestruck line is one of my favorites yet. I have read two titles from the line so far and both of them are exactly as they were advertised. As great and satisfying romances. If you are a romantic junkie like me in the summer, or anytime really, you need to check out Fiancee For Hire and Entangled’s whole Lovestruck line! I can’t wait to see what books they have for us next, and I can’t wait to read the next Front and Center book in the series.
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