Monday, December 14, 2015

Book Review: The Fix Up by Tawna Fenske

The Fix Up

Tawna Fenske


Uncovering this sexy geek's charm is easy. Keeping her hands off of him is impossible.
While he may look like the love child of a movie starlet and an NFL linebacker, Ben Langley has the people skills of a half-drowned porcupine. Why socialize when there are chemistry labs and bad sci-fi flicks? If he has any hope of taking the helm as CEO of the family business, Ben needs an image makeover. Pronto.
Enter Holly Colvin, owner of First Impressions public relations and branding firm, and the woman who just saved Ben from the clutches of an over-attentive sales clerk. Holly's rebranded hundreds of companies in her career, but she's never rebranded a person. The guy clearly needs help, though, and she's just the woman for the job.
With the clock ticking for them both, Holly and Ben face off over wardrobe malfunctions and business jargon that sounds a lot sexier than it should. But can Holly make Ben into the man he thinks he should be without losing the man she's starting to love?

My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

“It was suggested to me by my best friend, Parker, that I have the charm of a porcupine with the flu.”

“She snorted, surprised to realize the word boner existed in his genius level vocabulary.”

“We’ll cut you some slack for now, but if you start growing ear hair and slapping people on the back like your dad, we’re hosting an intervention.”

“There’s the time Ben tried to pick up a woman by offering to defrag her hard drive.”

My Review:

The Fix Up will be the first of many Tawna Fenske reads for me.  I know this for a fact as shortly after I started reading, I added every book in her Goodreads listing to my TBR.  I love her style and the gal has skillz.  The writing was crisp, humorous, easy to follow, deliciously steamy, and a quick read as it was so much fun I didn’t want to put it down.  And who couldn’t love a funny story about a brainy geek, with holes in his mismatched socks, being honed into a GQ CEO.  Ms. Fenske’s razor sharp wit and clever banter had me smirking throughout.  I adored her word play and crafty use of double entendre to make scientific and business lexicon sound so sexy as they teased each other with terms such as market penetration, vicious fingering, stimulated emissions, hands-on work, strategic interplay, expanding assets, deep analysis, drilling down on the issue, collaborative interface, synergistic processing, collaborative assimilation, expediting negotiations, debriefing, seal the deal, internal business merger, and putting the deal to bed.  Very clever girl that Tawna Fenske.  More please.

 Empress DJ

Tawna Fenske 

Tawna Fenske writes humorous fiction, risqué romance, and heartwarming love stories with a quirky twist. She traveled a career path that took her from newspaper reporter to English teacher in Venezuela to marketing geek to PR manager for her city's tourism bureau. An avid globetrotter and social media fiend, Tawna is the author of the popular blog, Don't Pet Me, I'm Writing, and a member of Romance Writers of America. She lives with her husband in Bend, Oregon, where she'll invent any excuse to hike, bike, snowshoe, float the river, or sip wine on her back deck.
Tawna has published several romantic comedies with Sourcebooks, including Making Waves, which was nominated for contemporary romance of the year by RT Book Reviews. She also writes interactive fiction capers for Coliloquy and the steamy, heartwarming Front and Center series for Entangled Publishing. Tawna's quirky brand of comedy and romance has won praises from Kirkus Reviews, which noted, "Up-and-coming romance author Fenske sets up impeccable internal and external conflict and sizzling sexual tension for a poignant love story between two engaging characters, then infuses it with witty dialogue and lively humor. An appealing blend of lighthearted fun and emotional tenderness."


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