Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Review ~ Fiancée for Hire (Front and Center Novel #2) by Tawna Fenske

Fiancée for Hire (Front and Center, #2)
eARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: July 21st 2014

Publisher: Entangled Publishing (Lovestruck)

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…

My Opinion

When I requested both books in this series from NetGalley this was the one that interested me most. I knew they were standalones with a slight link but I wanted to read them in order so I had to wait a little longer to get to this book, which wasn't a bad thing as Marine for Hire was a great read. However, I definitely liked this book more and it didn't disappoint at all--even when I set my expectations so high.

Fiancée for Hire was fun, dangerous, exciting and hot. I loved Kelli's personality and how she was a tease. She was funny but also had a hint of vulnerability about her that helped you connect with her on a personal level. As well as this I loved how she acted around Mac as they rapidly fell for one another while refusing to admit it.

Mac had an air of mystery about him because of his job but it added this dangerous quality to him. You don't find out exactly what he does but it added to the image of strong, alpha male, protector. I liked how he refused to admit his feelings even though they were obvious and the tender moments between the couple were great. If there is one thing I'd say, like in Marine for Hire, I would have liked more detail on the past he felt so guilty about. For me, in both books it wasn't developed enough to feel anything for it and wasn't a constant thread in the book. It was better in this book than the first but I still wanted a bit more to it.

Despite that, the general plot was great. There were tense moments and a few action sections which kept me turning the pages and they also contrasted nicely with the loving ones. The book moved at a fast-pace but there was a lot of depth to it and it was exciting to read.

Overall I loved this book. It was better than the first to me as I adored the characters more and I couldn't put it down. I'll definitely be looking out for more by this author!

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