Friday, June 17, 2016

Virtual Tour - THE HANG UP (First Impressions, # ) by Tawna Fenske


The Hang Up
First Impressions, #2
by Tawna Fenske
Releasing June 13th 2016 
Entangled Lovestruck

Keeping their hands off has never been so hands on.

From The Book Junkie Reads . . . The Hang Up (First Impressions, #2) . . .
This ride starts off the whole lotta hysterical, uproarious, riotous fun. I had a great time from start to finish.  Miriam and Jason has that sweet, seductive, slow, fiery burning romance. Okay maybe that don't make sense, but after you read it you will understand. There was fun coming from all sides in this one. There was the interactions between Jason and Miriam. The scene stealing of little Henry. True meaning of kids say the darnedest things. The quirky people. The mixed bag of all we got.

We get a Über hot, sexy guy that loves the outdoors, mountain climbs and he was a CEO. Add to his basket a cute, outspoken, smart, adorable kid. We get a clear recipe for some fun and maybe even a little hijinx along the way.

POP, pop, fizz, fizz oh what a relief it was for Miriam to realize that the man from before that she thought was homeless and dirty. Yet still very much attractive turns out to be the CEO of the company she was to help rebrand and re-popularize itself. She determines that he is to be marked off-limits. But as we all know what the minds says no to the body and soul says yes.

As if I did't say this once already, but here it goes again. This was . . . HILARIOUS. SWEET SEXY. DOWN RIGHT DELICIOUS. Come on and enjoy this one from Tawna Fenske and if you have the time go back and read The Fix Up book one in the First Impressions series.
**This ARC was provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
 
First Impressions series:
The Fix Up - First Impressions, #1
The Hang Up - First Impressions, #2

Blurb
PR specialist Miriam Ashley makes her living cleaning up bad boys. Mountain climber-turned-CEO Jason Sanders should be an easy fix. And with a nephew to care for, he’s motivated. The problem? Every time she tries to help Jason get his head in the boardroom, they end up in the bedroom.

What the hell is she thinking? He’s the definition of off-limits. Not just because he’s a client—he spends his free time risking his life mountain climbing. The same thing that got her father killed. She’s not going to open her heart to a guy who could disappear at the drop of a…well, she’d rather not finish that thought.

She needs to leave complicated alone, but every time she sees Jason, something tells her it’s her who might fall…
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“Homeless?” He quirked an eyebrow at her, which made more cracks in the mud on his face. “I’m not homeless. I just bought a place down the street. Two blocks away—it’s the blue duplex with the white shutters.”

He pointed toward a shady, tree-lined section of the neighborhood, and she recalled seeing the glossy “sold” sticker tacked up on the real estate sign a few weeks ago.

She looked back at the man. Okay, upon closer inspection, she could see he wore expensive running shoes and trendy, designer athletic apparel, even if it was covered in mud. What the hell?

“I just did the Tough Mudder,” he said, answering her unasked question. “You know, the big race with all the mud pits and obstacles?”

“Right,” Miriam said, and recognition dawned as the guy turned around to show her the dirt-covered number pinned to his back. At least, that’s what she assumed he was showing her, though her eyes strayed down to one of the most impressive asses she’d ever seen.

Even if it was covered in mud.

The guy turned back around before she thought to avert her gaze. The result was an awkward five-second pause where she found herself staring at his crotch.

Also very impressive.

She gave herself a mental slap and met his eyes again. “So what are you doing walking around looking like a giant malt ball? Don’t they have showers or something at the finish line?”

He grinned, flashing a set of perfectly white teeth that contrasted with the mud. “Just hoses. Hoses with really cold water. I figured since I only lived a couple miles from the race course, I could just run there as my warm-up and run home as my cooldown, and then I could grab a warm shower at home.”

“Right,” Miriam said, trying to wrap her brain around the idea of willingly running four miles on top of whatever the hell they ran in the actual race. People really did this on purpose?

“The thing is,” the guy continued, “I lost my key somewhere in the racecourse, and now I can’t get back in my house to shower off in time to make it to a doctor’s appointment.”

Sympathy fluttered through her belly, or maybe that was anxiety. Probably anxiety. The mention of doctors and hospitals and anything medically related tended to send her spiraling down a path of panicked memories and despondent terror, and she found herself gripping her keys a little tighter. “You have to get to the doctor?” she asked.

“The appointment’s at two. Please, I just need to borrow your phone to call a locksmith. Then I’ll be out of your hair, I swear.”

She glanced at him, then back at her house. Her phone was back on the entry table, but right beside that was her guest bathroom with a shower the guy could use without stepping more than five feet inside her place. Ordinarily she’d think twice about inviting a strange man into her home, but there was something about this man that made her consider it. She could always stand there with a butcher
knife, ready to stick it in him if he tried anything funny. She hesitated, then looked back at the guy.

“I’m Jason, by the way,” he said, smiling wider. “Jason Sanders. I’d shake your hand, but I don’t want to get mud on you.”

“Miriam.” She added polite and considerate to his list of attributes. His eyes were kind, and he seemed sweet and well-spoken.

That’s probably what every serial killer’s victim thinks just before he strangles her with her own panty hose.

But she wasn’t wearing panty hose, and she did have a soft spot for friendly, burly, blue-eyed, stubble-jawed guys in need.

“Come on,” she said and turned toward her walkway.

“Follow me.”

“Follow you where?”

“My house. You can’t stand out here being dirty.”

He quirked one eyebrow, which caused the mud to crack on his forehead. “You’d rather I be dirty in your house?”
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Author Info

Tawna Fenske is a USA Today bestselling author who writes humorous fiction, risqué romance, and heartwarming love stories with a quirky twist. Her offbeat brand of romance has received multiple starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, one of which 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.

To learn more about all of Tawnas books, visit www.tawnafenske.com
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