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Making Waves

3.85  ·  Rating Details  ·  679 Ratings  ·  162 Reviews

"Hilarious! A WILD, SEXY ROMP WITH A FRESH, FUN TAKE ON LOVE."—Lani Diane Rich, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

She always wanted to belong...just not to a dysfunctional pirate crew

Juli has trouble fitting in, though she'd prefer to keep the reasons to herself. But when she mistakenly stows away on a ship of misfit corporate castoffs, her own secrets b

Kindle Edition, 349 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Feb 28, 2013 Esra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
BAAYIILLDIIIMMM!!!! Uzun süredir bir kitapta bu kadar çok güldüğümü hatırlamıyorum :D :D Kitap boyunca şu haldeydim:

Kitap bitti ama ben hala gülüyorum :D

Juli'ye bittim :D Vibratördekileri keşfettiği ve Alex'in gözüne soktuğu sahne öldürdü beni gülmekten şu anda bile gözümde canlandırınca kahkahalarıma engel olamıyorum D: :D Amcasının küllerini savurduğu sahne de beni bitirdi :D :D
Valla okuyun pişman olmayacaksınız iyi ki bulup okumuşum kitabı gecemi şenlendirdi hem de fazlasıyla :D :D

Alex Bradshaw has just been sacked from Kranston Shipping Enterprises. For no good reason. Alex, forty-two and a former chief executive of the world's biggest shipping firm, and three of his friends - Jake, Cody and Phyllis - have lost not only their jobs but their retirement packages as well. Tom Portelli, Kranston's owner, is into illegal shipping of exotic animals, Krugerrand (South African gold coins) and diamonds. But Portelli doesn't know that his disgruntled former employees know of his i
Jane Stewart
4 stars. The first half is lots of laughing for me (which is rare). The second half is a light pleasant read.

During the first 150 pages I was laughing/chuckling a lot. At one time I almost wondered if I was drinking and didn’t know it because I was laughing so much and feeling giddy. Too many contemporary romance books that claim to be funny don’t make me laugh. This book did! It’s silly funny little things as this group of people are interacting and deciding what to do.

The l
Dec 02, 2011 HєllyBєlly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone looking for a fun and romantic read
Recommended to HєllyBєlly by: Smart Bitches guest reviewer
This was very different. A 37-year-old job-hopping heroine looking to bring her wacky uncle's ashes to their last resting place in the ocean outside a Caribbean island. A 42-year-old former VP looking for revenge on his old employer as well as getting his nest-egg back.

The setting is wonderful, it really made me want to go on a Caribbean vacation. The sidekicks are also unusual and interesting. It is a bit of slapstick to this comical romance, but it is done with such a deft hand that I really d
Hayal Perest
Jul 30, 2015 Hayal Perest rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vay canına! Bunun bu kadar güzel olacağını bilseydim okumak için bu kadar bekletmezdim. Tawna, zeki ve komik. Okurken bunu satırlarda da görebiliyorsunuz. Alex ve arkadaşları onları işten çıkartan patronlarıyla ödeşmek için korsancılık oyunu oynamaya kalkarlar. Ama unuttukları bir şey vardı. Dünyanın en zeki kadınının teknelerinde olduğundan haberleri yoktur. Sırların ve maceranın komedi ile buluşması muazzam olmuş! Alex ile Juli'nin birbirlerine olan çekimleri, ve Cody'nin usta Şef halleri çok ...more
Sandy M
Aug 14, 2011 Sandy M rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It’s so nice to discover another author - and a debut author at that! - who writes humor that truly makes you laugh. It’s not easy to do. There are very few writers out there who have had success at it. Remember Tawna Fenske’s name. She’s going to become a favorite of a lot of you readers out there. If she doesn’t, you need to readjust your funny bone.

Juli Flynn’s latest responsibility is to scatter her Uncle Frank’s ashes in the Virgin Islands, a task she’s really not eager to perform. She has
Kristal Kitap
>>>Yorumun Tamamı ve Daha Fazlası İçin :) <<<

Şu son bir kaç aydır bu denli eğlenceli kitaplara hasret kalmıştım. Kitabı 'Minik Bir Düş' blogunun sahibinin tavsiyesi üzerine okudum ve iyi ki de okumuşum diyorum. Okurken, sürekli olarak yüzümde aptal bir sırıtış ile okudum desem yalan olmaz. Hele öyle bir yerler vardı ki gece vakti kahkahalarım komşular tarafından duyulmasın diye suratıma yastık kapatmak zorunda kaldım. Bazı yerlerde ise geç kaldım maalesef. :)

Ayrıca kitap çok
Funny, witty, truly entertaining, even the idiotic dialogs of some of the secondary characters made me smile.
HERO is now the leader of small group of recently fired coworkers who are planning to steal an illegal cargo from his former boss. When a accidentally stowaway is found in their ship in their way to their objective, he can’t help but be attracted to this unusual woman although he doesn’t trust her one bit.
GENRE/TONE: contemporary/light
LENGTH: 234 pages
Ceren Ünlü
Jun 11, 2013 Ceren Ünlü rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aahahahaahaaaa çok iyiydi ya ! Çok iyi ve çok saçma ! Harika bir komedi tufanı ! :)):)):))
Tawna Fenske'ın yazdığı Dalgalar Hep Aşk Getirse okundu, bitti. Aslında kitaba başlarken pek de bir beklentim yoktu fakat beni şaşırttı. Yazarın kalemini beğendim. Kabul aşırı sınırlarda yazmış. Saçma yerler bir dünya fakat öyle bir dille yazmış ki kahkahalarla okuyorsun. Şuan iyi ki almış, okumuşum diyorum. :)):)) Çevirisini de beğendim. Daha ne olsun ? Kitabı kesinlikle tavsiye ederim !
Maggie Boyd
The good thing about spending all day at the water park is that it forces me to read from my paper TBR.

The bad thing is running into books like these.

Alex has been cheated out of his pension. He and his friends devise a way to get what was taken from them by a little piracy on the high seas.

Juli has to spread her uncle's ashes at sea. Only she winds up on a ship other than the one she chartered.

Full of silly characters, unbelievable situations and loads of "fun" coincidences the humor in thi
Trisha Leigh
May 30, 2011 Trisha Leigh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tawna's debut is as quirky, funny, and warm-hearted as she is. Also, Alex is so totally hot that I do NOT condone reading this novel (at least the last third of it) in public. Making Waves is a fun, insane tale that I wanted to be a part of as much as Juli did, and if you're looking for something to make you laugh (while fanning yourself) make sure to pick this one up.
Mar 04, 2013 Gulen rated it liked it
Sadece yazarın deha bir karakter oluştururken biraz daha araştırma yapmasını isterdim Juli deha olarak hiç inandırıcı değildi. Eğlenmek için okudum ama bu nokta bana battı
Aug 21, 2011 Cherie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tawna Fenske's Making Waves is a hilarious wild ride with dashes of sweet romance.

Juli travels to St. John to honor her Uncle Frank's wishes for his cremated ashes to be tossed into the sea. Alex and his band of unlikely pirates arrive in St. John and plan to seize illegal diamonds from their former boss. When Juli accidentally stows away on Alex's ship, she has twenty-four hours to prove she belongs with Alex's ragtag crew and can help with the heist, if she can overcome her seasickness and use
Jul 26, 2011 BecksBookPicks rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a hoot! That's what I have to say first. Pirates, an urn filled with ashes, a woman with a high IQ without any common sense, it was hilarious. When I first started this book Juli was a puzzle to me. In fact, she is a puzzle for the first half of the book. There is something different about her. You aren't sure if she just has a severe case of ADHD or what. She bounces from job to job, trying them all. She gets bored, very easy. Her common sense seems to be out the window and as a reader you ...more
Aug 18, 2011 Crystal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, 2011
I've been anticipating this book ever since I read the excerpt on the author's website. Add to that many well-written, hilarious blog posts and I was REALLY anticipating this book. Then it released early to every freaking book store and walmart in the country, except mine. For almost two weeks I had to listen to every one rave and rave and rave, and I thought I was going to turn permanently green if I didn't get my hands on a copy of Making Waves. Well, I GOT IT. In more ways than one.

I read for
Jennie Shaw
Sep 13, 2013 Jennie Shaw rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh Em Gee, guys....this book was FREAKING HILARIOUS!

Like the kind of hilarity that would result if Tina Fey's off-the-wall descriptions of life joined forces with Chelsea Handler's awkward sexuality and the two wrote a book about white-collar-employees turning into a band of pirates.

Sounds too good to be true? Well it isn't.

The female MC is named Juli and she's a thirty-seven year old woman who's had more careers than my entire graduating class - combined. Her family thinks she needs to settle d
Feb 13, 2013 Gizem rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hayatımda bu kitap kadar beni güldüren başka bir kitap olmuş mudur? hmm belki ama bunlar bir elin parmaklarını geçmez eminim. Daha ilk sayfada kahkaha attığım başka bir kitap olmadı en azından buna eminim. Kitaba okadar bayıldım ki birazcık spoiler vereceğim kimse kusura bakmasın.

Öncelikle kitabımız bir korsan hikayesi. Bu zamanda korsan mı kalmış derseniz bizim acemi korsanlara bir göz atın derim kesinlikle bayılacaksınız. Cody hariç hepsi (4 kişiler) 40 yaş üstü emeklilikleri gelmiş ama çalışt
Tamara Morgan
Making Waves was a cute, fast-paced romp. (And by romp, I meant the plot was implausible, the secondary characters were over-the-top caricatures, and much of the humor was situational.) And this was okay with me, since I knew that's what I was getting into when I picked up the book. I've been known to like many a romp before.

I can't quite pinpoint why this one didn't work for me. It might have been that the humor was a little heavy-handed at times (see: Juli's mother's jello salad). It might hav
Dec 16, 2011 Simon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Look, if you tell anyone I read a romance novel, and maybe even enjoyed it, I'll have to hunt you down and beat you with a side of beef. But if you promise not to spread salacious rumors about my reading habits, I'll be happy to tell you how much fun I had breezing through Tawna's debut novel.

And it really is a breezy, little read--full of ludicrous action, quirky characters, and enough sexual tension to choke Don Juan. Sure, it gets a little silly in parts, but that's half the fun. And boy, doe
Dec 23, 2011 D.L. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: challenge-2011
I almost NEVER laugh out loud while reading a book, but this book completely changed that. Tawna has a natural gift for writing what we smart asses are thinking... and "Juli" has a gift for saying just the right thing and making things happen for herself.

I typically don't read humorous romance books because my sense of humor is very dry and sharp and I tend not to think that the same things are funny as everyone else does. I purchased and read this book because I read Tawna's blog and I wanted
Nov 05, 2011 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
This was a really fun book. Juli was such a misfit - she was a certifiable genius, but had real problems in social situations. She also had problems keeping a job, as they would bore her very quickly. She ended up on Alex's boat by mistake, thanks to an allergic reaction to motion sickness medicine. Alex and his friends were planning to hijack some cargo from one of their boss's ships, to get even for them being laid off just before being eligible for their retirements. The whole mission was a c ...more
Aug 02, 2011 Susi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I pre-ordered this book quite a while ago, and was thrilled to find that it had downloaded yesterday morning. Within a few hours, I was reading it, hoping it would live up to my expectations.

I was thrilled to find that I absolutely loved this book! I started reading and completely lost track of time until my husband came home to find me laughing on the sofa.

Obviously my laughter intrigued him, since he grabbed it as soon as I finished, eager to find out what was so funny for himself! :-)
Jason Fleming
Jul 24, 2011 Jason Fleming rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
This is not my typical genre to read, but Tawna's hilarious blog inspired me to check out her debut. Really enjoyed it, with all the quirky characters, the sexual tension, and the interesting storyline.

Plus, she used " wench" and " nefarious" - two of my favorite words to write.

Yes, it's romance, but guys, trust me you will enjoy this.
I'm really looking forward to this one. Tawna is totally nuts-- in a good way!

This was a fantastic read. Fun and sexy and silly. Who can resist a pirate? Even if he is a 40 something former executive. Juli and Alex and the rest of the gang are wonderful characters. Great first book by Fenske. Can't wait for the next one!
Oct 16, 2012 Laura rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Romp/caper style plot, just plain silly. Characters are right out of central casting. Doris Day for heroine & James Gardner for hero. Writing is good, fast paced & lots of chatter about gourmet food. So many "cowinky-dinks" that I was glad to learn this was a premier effort by the author. Hopefully she improves in plausibilty.
Öyle uzun uzun yorum yapacak vaktim yok malesef ama tek diyebileceğim okuduğum en eğlenceli kitaplardan biriydi.Beni gülmekten kitabı yere düşürme derecesine getiren diyalogların olduğu bir kitap.Yazarın çıkmış üç dört kitabı var.Umarım yayınevi hepsini çıkarır.Çok eğlenceli bir yazım tarzına sahip yazarımız.:)

This one was cute and extremely witty at times; however it got to being waaay too over the top and ridiculous! What with the piracy, fbi, mobsters:... It was soooo unrealistic!! Like a silly TV comedy... Every character (except Alex) was just too much ! Too unrealistic, too over the top , too - everything! Phyllis - too bodybuildery and clueless; Cody - too freakishly into cooking...all the time!!; Juli - too weird and crazy - carrying her dead uncle around, eating 4 portions per meal yet b
Carol Anderson
Jun 24, 2011 Carol Anderson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got an advance copy of this book through work and really liked it. This was such a fun romance. I loved the main characters and hope that they might reappear in a future book. The book is due out in August and I can't wait to start recommending it to my customers.
Min Li Li
Dec 06, 2014 Min Li Li rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Daha önceleri hiç ilgimi çekmeyen ama bir blogger arkadaşımın yorumuyla görüp okuma listeme aldığım bir kitaptı.Başlarken bu kadar eğleneceğimi hiç ama hiç sanmıyordum.Gerçekten tam bir romantik komedi,komedisi fazla tabi. :D
Kim Mullican
Nov 29, 2011 Kim Mullican rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a phenomenal debut for this author. Funny, witty and wildly hilarious I could not put the book down. Not typically a lover of romance I will most certainly read anything written by Author Fenske!
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Tawna Fenske is a USA Today bestselling romantic comedy author who 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 b ...more
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