Believe It or Not
Numbers never lie, so Violet McGinn found safe haven in the most boring profession she could find. Until her renowned psychic mother lands in the hospital and Violet has to run her business. Now you can have your taxes filed and your aura read, in one convenient location.
Do you believe in...music?
Drew Watson is the jaded owner of the local h ...more
I first discovered Tawna on Twitter because she shares an agent with Kiersten White (PARANORMALCY), and then I found her daily blog. I knew that if Tawna was half as funny and charming in her books as she is on Don't Pet Me, I'm Writing--where she routinely makes me snort completely unladylike and spit drink ont ...more
Violet is an accountant. Her mother Moonbeam does psychic readings in a small shop next to a bar. Drew owns the bar. The bar has male stripper/dancers on weekends which is popular with women. Moonbeam falls and breaks some bones. She won’t consider surgery and modern medicine unless Violet agrees to run her psychic business while Moonbeam is out. Moonbeam claims Violet is psychic and wants ...more
This was a fun story of opposites attract. I liked Violet's knowledge of trivia and recognition of various songs Drew would play which would cause her t ...more
Both Violet McGinn and Drew Watson would agree with Jay Leno. They come into contact, and share this opinion, when Violet's mother, Moombeam, has an accident. Moonbeam offers psychic services in a studio next to Drew's bar. But not just a bar, but a hot spot featuring exotic male dancers on the weekend.
Moonbeam, believing her daughter has the gift, blackmails Violet - she'll consider modern ...more
Most of us have mother issues so it was fun to read about the heroine's growth in trying to resolve in a positive way her differs & sames with her view of her mom. In this book mom does know best.
Liked the paranormal twists. Never have heard glam rock called butt rock but I was into new wave, punk & country at the time. ...more
Very funny character interactions and well written. However, the story is predictable and romance between the characters is annoying. I'm not a fan of romance where heroine strings along other guys for the majority of the book (80% for this book). The majority of the romance in this book is: I want you but I can't have you, I want you but you're not right for me, I want you but you're not that person, I want you but you're dangerous and blah blah blah. Repeat that for 80% of the book, and I'm fu...more
Violet McGinn has a...complicated relationship with her mother, a self-proclaimed psychic who calls herself Moonbeam and gives psychic readings out of her shop in Portland, Oregon. And yes, that's a large reason why Violet is an accountant. In Portland, Maine. About as far away as she could get from her loopy mother in both career and location. Violet doesn't believe in psychics. She believes in statistics. She believes in facts. She believes in all things normal.
Be that ...more
Almost, but not quite. Even after all these months I still remember Alex and Juli from Making Waves, their unique and hilarious first meeting, their high sea adventures, their steamy love scenes, and the unusual use of that black t ...more
This book had quirky characters, awkward ...more
Premise: Non-believer accountant agrees to run her mother's psychic business while she is in hospital, meets neighbour who runs a bar with male exotic entertainment.
Cover: Title - Belief (what it's based on, how it changes) is the theme for the whole story, so this title makes a lot of sense. Art - Dreadful. Apprentice Writer hoped the cover would change from the Advanced Reader Copy she received, but judging from the Goodread listing it didn ...more
Drew knows his business is a little unusual - much as he likes to say his bar is just like any other, the place is most well ...more
After enjoying Ms. Fenske's Making Waves, I was happy to see she had another romantic comedy coming out. This time our heroine is a serious accountant with possible psychic abilities and the hero owns a strip club bar featuring male strippers two nights a week. You would think they wouldn't have anything in common but Ms. Fenske brings these two together and shows us how much they really do.
Violet heads back to Portland, Oregon to help her mom, Moonbeam while she recuperates from surger ...more
Tawna Fenske has a hit on her hands with her latest book, BELIEVE IT OR NOT. There wasn't anything I didn't love about this quirky, humorous and very unique novel, and I recommend it to all contemporary romance fans.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT tells the story of Violet, an accountant whose main goal in life is to have a normal, if not boring, existence. Why? Because she grew up with a mother who wants to be called "Moonbeam" and runs a psychic consultant shop in Portland, ...more
This romantic comedy has a delightful romance but is too light on the funny.
When Violet McGinn's mother needs surgery, Violet flies across the country to help her out and is roped into temporarily taking over her mother's business.
Violet's mother is a psychic.
Violet is not.
Fortunately, her mother's clients seem to broadcast their fears and insecurities, and she can usually figure out how to use pop-psychology to help them out. Unfortunately, some o ...more
Five Reasons To Fall For BELIEVE IT OR NOT
The Characters. Of course you have your MC, Violet McGinn, and her LI (love interest) Drew Watson (*sigh, swoon* Drew. *sighs again* I love him and kind of wish he was real...and working next door to me. I'm just saying.) But, in some cases, it was the side characters who stole the show for me, even those who only showed up f ...more
What do you believe in? In Tawna Fenske's quirky novel Believe it or Not, the serious, down-to-earth accountant Violet, and the unconventional bar owner Drew, come to realize the answer is not as simple as it seems.
This is a fun book with underlying humor coloring the adventures of two mismatched characters. Violet wants normal and predictable. Drew is not your average guy. Sexy? Yes. Handsome and fun? Yes. Predictable? Far from it. H ...more
My first thought of this novel was-wow, never thought I'd read a romance about a straight guy owning a bar that employs male stri ...more
Tawna's writing style reminds me of one of my other favorite and unputdownable authors: Jennifer Crusie. They both have the same hilarious moments which actually make me bark out a laugh which is quickly followed by embarrassed shame and the hope that no one heard me. Ideally this book should be enjoyed l ...more
When Violet McGinn’s psychic mother lands in the hospital, Violet must take over her business, but all she would rather do is her safe job in accounting. Psychic abilities or not, Violet didn’t count on her mother’s shop’s neighbor, Drew Watson, and she to have such a connection from their first meeting. As a bar owner, Drew plays the right song at the right time for Violet to make her psychic predictions. Violet must find a way to embrace the crazin ...more
Humor is an individual taste, and while BELIEVE IT OR NOT has some amusing moments many sce ...more
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