ARC Review: ✩Fiance For Hire✩ by @tawnafenske

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…

4.5 Laugh Out Loud Stars

You’ll be well compensated for your time if you’re willing to play the fiancee role for a few weeks. You just need to be compliant, soft-spoken, beautiful, sweet, demure, and drama-free.”
Kelli raised an eyebrow. “You’re aware you just gave a complete list of antonyms for my personality.”

If you’re looking for a sexy and fun read that will put a smile on your face from page one and have you laughing throughout the entire book, YOU. NEED. TO. READ. THIS.

Ever since I first met Mac and Kelli in Marine for Hire, I have been curious to get my hands on their story. All I knew is I hoped that it would be Kelli that got matched up with Mac because she was the perfectly OPPOSITE everything to Mac’s serious personality. I was also a little worried, since Kelli is extremely outspoken and very blunt that she would come across as brash in her own book. It is a very fine line between confident and outspoken and just brash. I shouldn’t have been worried in the least. Tawna Fenske not only wrote an awesome heroine, she blew it out of the water for me.

(Considering the whole thing read like the very best romantic comedy, I couldn’t get the mental picture of Kate out of my mind as I read this, so that’s what you get LOL)
When Mac needs a fiance for a cover for an operation he’s currently on, his loving sister is quick to volunteer her best friend. Payback is a bitch, huh Mac? Veterinarian Kelli has had a crush on Mac since she was just little, but she’s certainly not looking for a relationship. Her childhood has pretty much guaranteed that. Too bad Mac doesn’t even know she exists…yet.

I think Mac is vaguely aware you exists, but only as the pigtailed friend of his baby sister. He kinda hasn’t been around much since we were kids.
“Absence makes the crotch grow fonder.”

Some hot sex, though? Sign her right up. She has no qualms about seducing Mr. Hottie McFrowny.

I love that Ms. Fenske took a step away from the typical ‘hero falls for the younger sibling’s best friend’ trope. You know the one I’m talking about; the hero pines for the heroine but her being the younger sister’s best friend, she’s off limits. You definitely won’t find that here. Mac doesn’t remember Kelli enough from the past to even give it a second thought. And Kelli? Well Kelli makes her intentions for Mac very clear to her best friend.

Will Mac throw in a ride on a white stallion before we trot into the sunset to make beautiful babies and live happily ever after?”
“You’re allergic to horses, afraid of babies, and horrified by commitment.”
“Will I at least get to bang your brother?”

Oh Kelli, THAT you are certainly NOT. But I love you for it.

Super serious, eyes only for the mission Mac definitely didn’t see her coming

How much adoration are we talking about?”
“I beg your pardon?”
“Adoration.” Kelli looked up at him and smiled. “Am I looking at you like I appreciate the fact that you pulled my chair out at dinner, or like you pulled my hair while doing me against the wall.”

But don’t worry, he’s very well equipped to handle all that is Kelli.

You’ll have to suspend your disbelief with some parts of the suspense and action in the story. I would have loved a little more from that end, but I loved the rest of the book so much that I barely batted an eyelash at it. Plus Tawna managed to throw a twist at the end that I didn’t see coming and that made it THAT much better.

Mac and Kelli’s budding romance is what truly stole the show for me

I was curious to know exactly what happened to him to make him so focused on protecting everyone around him, and it was truly heartbreaking when it was revealed. I really just couldn’t get enough of these two. And when they finally do get together? Whew. Hot hot hot.

So what happens when a woman terrified of abandonment falls for a man that’s hell bent on never staying with anyone? Guess you’ll have to read to find out. One thing I can promise you is that you’re going to love every minute of it 😉

***ARC courtesy of publisher in exchange for an honest review***

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