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"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 be

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Kindle Edition, 349 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Pınar
İntikam için kötü adamlığa soyunan bir grup iyi adamla, uyum sorunu yaşayan sıradışı bir kadının, onların planına dahil olmasını anlatan eğlenceli öyküsü.

Dayısının küllerini dökmek için bir yolculuğa çıkan Juli, tesadüfler sonucu kendini Alex ve tayfasının arasında bulur. Ve olaylar bu şekilde hız kazanır. Denizde geçen hikayeleri pek sevmeyen biri olarak kitap beni bile resmen kendine bağladı diyebilirim. Öncelikle çok eğlenceli ve karakterlerin hepsi son derece kendine özgü. Tam olarak ayak pa...more
Jill

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...more
Esra Ç.
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
Jane Stewart
4 ½ stars. The first half is lots of laughing for me (which is rare). The second half is a light pleasant read.

REVIEWER’S OPINION:
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...more
HєllyBєlly
Dec 02, 2011 HєllyBєlly rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  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...more
Sandy M
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...more
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...more
Carisa
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
SCENES/CONTENT: few/hot
LENGTH: 234 pages
Ceren Ünlü
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 !
Trisha Leigh
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.
Gulen
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
Cherie
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...more
BecksBookPicks
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
Crystal
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...more
Jennie Shaw
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...more
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...more
Simon
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...more
M
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...more
Susan
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
Maria
Tawna Fenske will delight readers with this rollicking romantic comedy. This is the story of Juli, genius extraordinaire who has come to the tropics to carry out the last wishes of her dear Uncle Frank. She meets Alex, a recently unemployed businessman who is determined to recoup his stolen pension with a harebrained pirating scheme. Unwittingly joining him and his quirky crew in their quest, Juli finds in Alex a perfect foil for her crazy antics, if she can convince Alex to trust her with his b...more
Susi
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
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.
Becky
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!
Laura
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.
Carol Anderson
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.
Kim Mullican
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!
Meika Usher
Funny and sexy. The quirky characters and sizzling chemistry between the two main characters made this book a must-read. Looking forward to Tawna's next one!
Renee
Fantastic! Absolutely fun fun fun read! Out of the ordinary plot with some very fun and quirky turns! Highly recommend it if you're looking for fun!
Jamie DeBree
Hilarious, and really fun/convoluted (in a good way) story. Fabulous quick-moving read.
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Tawna Fenske 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 gentleman friend in Bend, Oregon, where she’ll invent a...more
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