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Marine for Hire (Front and Center #1)

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  1,477 ratings  ·  185 reviews
A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

She thought she’d sworn off military men for good…

Sam Kercher is every inch a wickedly hot Marine. Tall. Sexy. Lethal. When his best friends call in a favor, Sam is forced to face an entirely new line of duty—playing nanny for their newly divorced sister and her squirming seven-month-old twin boys. If Sam can dissem
ebook, 245 pages
Published February 3rd 2014 by Entangled Publishing (Brazen)
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Lkay ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
3.5 Fun and Sexy Stars

Ladies, meet Sam Kercher

A rough, rugged, handsome Marine...
and manny?
Yep, you read that right. A sexy marine manny is what you'll be getting here.(That's a male nanny, if you're not familiar)

Tawna Fenske is a new to me author, and after reading this book, she is going straight to my authors to look out for list. I was in the mood for something a little sexy and cute and this definitely delivered. The entire time I was reading it was like a Romantic Comedy was playing in my
Lisa Jayne


Tawna Fenske is yet another fabulous Brazen author to look out for and I can gladly admit that I'm already impatiently waiting for book two of this series. 'Marine for hire' was everything a brazen fix should be; cute, lighthearted and laugh out loud funny. I can't resist a romance novel that gives me a lovely dose of the warm and fuzzies and happily this book delivered, here are the rest of my thoughts ...

What's it all about?
Ex marine and all round rugged mal
3.5 SweetSexyFun STARS

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Marine for Hire was a sweet, fun and sexy read for me. The steam level could have been a bit steamier but I did love Sam and Sheridan (Sheri) together.

Sam Kercher is Sheridan’s brother Mac’s best friend and one sexy Marine. Mac is calling in a favor and Sam finds himself agreeing to watch over Sheridan for a couple of weeks while Mac is unable to. But it just isn’t Sheridan, it is her twin boys Jackson and Jeffrey too. Though a bit rattled with this whole proposition, Sam
Review posted at: Swept Away By Romance
3 stars!

Marine For Hire was exactly the type of book that I was in the mood for today, and I’m so glad I took the time to read it. Sweet, sexy, and funny, with a little bit of suspense, Marine For Hire was an ideal way to spend a few hours escaping from reality.

This book may be my ideal fantasy. A huge hunk of a marine comes to help out his friend’s sister (who’s a recently divorced mother of twin baby boys). This amazingly attractive man is extremely physi
Duchess Nicole
It was a cute, sexy story. I tend to love books with children in them. I love seeing the nurturing/protective side of a hero...he's all the more heroic for it, in my opinion. I think I was a bit disappointed that the kids felt more like a side note to the story. We didn't get much interaction with them, just scenes in which they were a part of or allusions to trouble they caused. I thought that it was a bit odd that the mother couldn't tell the twins apart. I mean, is that really a problem? Even ...more
Claire Robinson
4 - "He look's like the sort of guy who'd be very attentive to your orgasm." Stars!

Marine for Hire is one of those books that you pick up and don’t put down again until you have finished it. There isn’t a thing about this book that I didn’t like; Sam and Sheri were both likeable, strong characters with well developed, but not overly dramatic backgrounds. The secondary characters Mac (Sheri’s brother and Sam’s friend), and Kelli (Sheri’s best friend) also figured quite a bit in the story and real
Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover ❤️ & KA Addict
I enjoyed this book....not as much as I thought I would but I think it was me and not the book since I've been in a book funk!! I think I'll reread at some be fair.
Rachel Regina
Overall rating: 4 Manny stars!!

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My review:

I have been reading a lot of super cute reads! This is definitely one of them. This is a kind of funny story of Sheridan who desperately needs help raising her twin 7 month old boys. They were just the sweetest babies! Her douchebag of a husba
Not my cuppa. It started great, and I chuckled several times, because it is funny. Truly funny, which is rare. And the babies are both adorable and credible. This author has talent. The plot: A Marine goes undercover as a nanny (manny) to keep his buddy's sister safe, and help her with the twin toddlers. When her ex-husband poses a threat, he's on it. Written in 3rd person POV, the perspective shifts naturally from the Hero to the Heroine. The book is primarily set in Hawaii (Kauia).

However, the
This is the first book I’ve read by author Tawna Fenske and Marine for Hire was a good time. It’s listed at 245 pages but seemed like a shorter read. The entire story line takes place in less than a two week time span. Obviously, because of that, things develop quite quickly but I thought the pacing worked well for the type of story this was. There is a very tiny sliver of suspense at the end but Marine for Hire really focuses on Sam's role as the "manny" and the instantaneous attraction Sam and ...more
ARC provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review

3.75 stars..

I am always excited to tuck into a Brazen publication, and Marine for Hire promised to contain all the faultless elements.

Marine Sam Kercher was approached by his old college pal, MacArthur, with a request to watch over his sister Sheridan Patton-Price. She had recently divorced from her cheating military husband, Lieutenant Limpdick, and Mac was concerned about the repercussions. She had twin 7 month old boys; Jeff
Caffeinated Dates with Marine for Hire

First date: You just know when an overly protective brother tries to look out for his sister by providing her with a manny for her twins that things are going to get interesting. Sam Kercher is on leave after a mission went wrong, and his best friend calls in a favor. He needs Sam to pose as a Nanny to protect her sister and little ones. Sheri’s ex is on the island and big brother is concerned. Oh, I can just imagine all of the ways this can go wrong.

Kim B
3.5 Stars

Cute. Fun. Sweet.

Let’s meet Sam & Sheri, shall we …

Sheridon aka Sheri is a recently divorced single mother of 7 month old twins. She dumped her cheating, rigid ass, marine ex-husband when he was caught cheating with a stripper. She is brave. She is stubborn. She is self-deprecating. She’s not winning mother of the year. But most importantly … she is done with military men, or maybe all men - especially lying, cheating liars.

Sam is a marine who owes a lot to Sheri’s brother, Mac.
Marine for Hire was such a fun read. I haven't read any books from Tawny Fenske, but being a big fan of Entangled Publishing's Brazen Books, I knew Marine for Hire was going to be good and it was!

Although I must admit, this book had a lot less heat and was a lot less steamier compared to the other Brazen Books that I've read. Therefore, I was a little surprised that this passed as a Brazen. I felt that this book would have been a better fit for Entangled's other line, Indulgence. Anyhow, what I
Jan Meredith
Five stars, you ask? Really?

Yes, and worth each one. When you find an author who can make you laugh through a steamy book about a hunky Marine posing as a nanny, who can't cook and entertains a set of twins by demonstrating military tactics...five stars aren't actually enough.

I love reading a book that draws me in, puts me in the middle of the story and holds me there until the last page. I also enjoy being entertained. This book did it all for me. This one is definitely on my "will read again"
A cute story! I LOL many times.
Sheri, Sam and her boys were hilarious.
So glad I read this and can't wait to read others from this author. : )

“ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review”
A cute story to pass the afternoon.
4 stars

This was a very good story. I liked both Sheri and Sam and liked their story. This is the first story I've read by this author and based off this I'm likely to read more of her work in the future.

Sheri is a newly divorced woman and the mother of twin 7 month-old boys. Her Ex is a jerk who left her soon after she gave birth to the boys and took off to have fun with a stripper. Of course once the divorce is final, her Ex makes a pain out of himself trying to get Sheri to take him back and c
Anna's Herding Cats!
So. Things that'll make me go all girly swoony? Marines. Marines who like babies. Marines who like babies and sing to them. And adore their heroines just the way they are. *nods* Marine for Hire was totally working for me.

The gist: Sheri's husband had a randy pecker and he left her and their twin boys for a stripper. Yeah. He's an ass. And Sheri is in desperate need of a little help so her brother calls in his best friend Sam to be her Manny with express orders to keep his hands off Sam's sister
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If your big brother arrived on your doorstep with a big, beefy male nanny in tow to assist you with your twin 7 month olds as you prepare to return to work following your divorce, what would you do? Given Sheri doesn’t have a lot of choice and Sam seems capable she lets him stay against her better judgment given the way her hormones have started doing a conga line for the first time in a very
Straight Shootin' Book Reviews
YES!!! Ridiculously funny and sexy. Had me laughing my head off and swooning over Sam and Sheri. I'm so excited to find a new to me author and I'm REALLY looking forward to this series. Brazen has added another kickass author to their line up!!

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and is not a paid review.

I'll be reviewing this one on the blog the week of Feb 3rd.

Straight Shootin' Book Reviews
Book Sniffers Anonymous
I don't normally read romances with children in it. Let's be honest, it can be a little awkward and distracting when there's thoughts of hard-ons one minute and children joyfully laughing in the next. So I went into this one with some reservation about there not only being one kid in the mix but two. However, the author did an amazing job incorporating the infants into the story that didn't make it awkward at all.

There was quite a bit of humor in the story. Right in the beginning you have Sheri
Christi Snow
My Review:
I think that this is the 2nd or 3rd book I've read by Tawna Fenske and I'm coming to know that she simply writes a book that I'm thoroughly going to enjoy...both the story and the romance and her fun style of writing.

This book features Sam. He's a spec ops sniper who's on a leave from duty right now while they are doing an investigation into his last mission. In the meantime, he's been home working for his parents, letting his military haircut go, and trying not to dwell on what went
That Girl kLee.
4 stars

Wow. I really liked this one!
I read it in one-sitting even , i could not put it down!!

The characters were awesome! The storyline stuck, even though it was predictable from start. Still liked it!
I can see where Book 2 is going & i am totally thrilled for it!
Can't wait to read it ^-^
Erika Bolstad
If I have any regret about Marine For Hire, it's this: that I didn't save it to read on my upcoming first-anniversary trip to Puerto Rico. Never mind, maybe we'll recreate some the shower scene! Or the closet scene…

We're introduced to two damaged-but-tough people: ex-Marine Sam, and the freshly divorced mom of twin babies, Sheri. Her reaction when her overprotective brother, Max, tells her he's hired his buddy to take care of her kids and her home while she starts her dream job? "You hired beefc
The BookWhisperer
I loved every bit of this awkward humor. Marine for Hire had me laughing out loud throughout the entire story. Being a Mommy, myself, I loved seeing this broody hunk of man being all protective and loving toward not only Sheridan, but also her two lovely twin boys. Many readers will appreciate the attraction this scenario instills, but I think this story especially grabs those that put much value in deep family ties. The contrast of light laughable moments, and deep and meaningful romance will k ...more
Good quick read. Not sure if it is as good as some of the other Entangled Brazen books like the Fighting for Love or Line of Duty series, but it wasn't too bad.
This captured all of the things I look for in one of Entangled's Brazens: it was funny, sexy, and sweet. I sympathized strongly with the heroine, having had those "what would normal moms do" thoughts myself. And the hero was just awesome, a big teddy bear who kills people for a living. The best kind!

There were so many laugh-out-loud moments in this book. The diaper-changing scene (well, okay, the multiple diaper-changing scenes, but the first one in particular) and the gun-cleaning scene...oh my
Sweet, cute & funny!
And I need a hot "manny" like Sam. ; )
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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 Romanc ...more
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