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Fiancee for Hire (Front and Center #2)

4.04  ·  Rating Details ·  1,494 Ratings  ·  146 Reviews
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, demur
ebook, 225 pages
Published July 21st 2014 by Entangled Publishing, LLC - Lovestruck
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Lisa Jayne
Jul 22, 2014 Lisa Jayne rated it liked it
Shelves: love-struck

"He was big and powerful and sexy as hell, and everything she'd fantasized about for years."


This is now my second book by this author and it's fairly obvious that, Tawna Fenske loves to have fun with her story telling and characters. This novel is a fantastic blend of romance, comedy and light suspense. I doubt there will be many readers who won't have a giggle or two throughout this storyline and I can't say I had many complaints about the sexual tension and steamy love sc
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
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 firs
J *deep in the heart of Texas*
4.5--Fake Fiancée--Stars!!

Just an FYI, I didn't read the first book in the series, and I didn't feel like I missed anything by going straight in to this one.

Kelli gets propositioned by her BFF, Sheri, to be her brother Mac's fiancée for hire. He's a fancy shmancy military guy and for his latest operation he needs a fiancée.

"You just need to be compliant, soft-spoken, beautiful, sweet, sure and drama-free."
"You're aware you just gave a complete list of antonyms for my personality."

So Mac an
♥~♥Geri ~ the Racy Lit Reader ♥~♥
3.75 hilarious stars!

Okay. So I had to suspend my disbelief that a woman who is against marriage as Kelli would agree to be a fake fiancee to a bossy former marine Mac. The whole "cover" thing was a little lame but I'm chalking it up to me being nit-picky with details. Plus, the fact she had been crushing on him forever but silly me, I thought that would have sent her running the opposite direction but no.

In spite of that, I really, really enjoyed this book. Full of humor and low on angst. This
Claire Robinson
Jun 11, 2015 Claire Robinson rated it really liked it
4 - "Absence makes the crotch grow fonder." Stars!

I absolutely loved Marine for Hire, the first book in Tawna Fenske’s Front and Centre series, and Fiancée for Hire lives up to the high standard of its predecessor.

”Here we go, big guy. We’ll get that pork sword back in place in no time.”

Although still full of humour and likeable characters, Fiancée for Hire also offer us a little more drama and slightly darker pasts for Mac Patton and Kelli Landers. Both figured heavily in the Marine for Hire, s
Jul 22, 2014 Janey rated it really liked it
4 Love spuds stars..

ARC generously provided by entangled publishing in exchange for an honest review..

Having enjoyed Tawna’s writing voice in Marine for Hire, I was excited to dip into this book, the next in the series.

It centred on MacArthur Patton, a former Marine, and brother of Sheridan, who we had met in Marine for Hire. He had played Mr Elusive, Mr Tall, Dark and Completely-Detached-from-Humankind, so the opportunity to lift his sunglasses and peer inside was most welcome. (He may not have
Jul 08, 2014 Nicola rated it it was amazing
Those books that make you cry laughing? This is one of them. I laughed my socks off at the exquisite perfect dry humour that Tawna Fenske has injected into Fiancée for Hire. And balance the humour with romance, fun, action, passion, emotion and a couple who have a fabulous chemistry and you get the full package.

MacArthur Patton is a mysterious, shade-wearing, protector of a man. Ex-military, his work is classified, but his latest job requires a wife...which he doesn't have. Enter Kelli Flanders,
Reanell Tisdale
5 Sweet & Sassy Stars!

This book is an absolute must read! I laughed so much in this short story! Kelli is an amazing character and it was easy connecting to her. Mac, now he is quite scrumptious! Kelli is a veterinarian who puts her heart and soul into the animals. A childhood filled with disappointment causes her as an adult to shy away from relationships for fear of abandonment. Mac also had something tragic happen as a child and he uses his protectiveness of people he cares about to out w
Jul 12, 2014 Rachel rated it it was amazing
Warning: do not read this book in public unless you are willing to be subjected to odd looks and stares due to the following, giggles, snorts, guffaws, heated cheeks, feeling flushed, squirming and a smile from ear to ear.

This is what you possibly could be subjected to while reading Tawna Fenske's newest book. I can attest to all of the above and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

Here’s an example “ I may look like a cabbage patch kid doll, but you should know I have a pump-action shot gun, a black b
Mrs. JesseWard
Jan 02, 2015 Mrs. JesseWard rated it really liked it
~~~~~~ 4,5 "Love, Admiration,Lust,Adoration" stars ~~~~~~

My first book by Tawna Fenske and it was AMAZING. The perfect read after a mind fuck book...

There was a fire behind the serenity, a passion behind the sweetness

It's funny, hilarous, sexy,exciting. Loved both the characters of Mac&Kellie, and together they made this book fun to read.

"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
Kelly % Books-n-Kisses
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Loved, loved, loved this book!! Finally a lead female has my name!!!! Now granted Tawna had to change the y to an i so that no one would suspect she based the character off me. Wait? What? You didn’t? Well dang.
Any ways. Loved Kelli in book one, LOVED her in this book. I mean really how can you not love this girl. She is all sweet, proper and demure. Well that is until she starts talking or taking control of in her
Anne OK
Jul 26, 2014 Anne OK rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-reads
LMAO! Oh my gosh -- I had the best kind of fun reading this hilariously funny and enticing story. My first book by Tawna Fenske set the bar high and I can't wait to read more. She definitely knows how to write the fun stuff and the sizzle and steam, too!
Jul 22, 2014 Stephanie* rated it it was amazing
4.5 SUPER SEXY stars

Kelli & Mac's story. Mac is an undercover military man who is working on catching a certain arms dealer, Zapata. He needs a fake fiancee to take with him to Mexico to help negotiate the deals since his ex, Griselda, is currently married to Zapata, said arms dealer. You still with me here? Okay, so his sister (being the good sister she is) helps him chose a female to become his fake fiancee and she picks one of her best childhood friends Kelli. Kelli has had a crush on her
Jul 25, 2014 Kathleen rated it really liked it
Review posted at: Swept Away By Romance

Story Rating ~ 4 Stars
Hero Rating ~ 4 Stars
Heroine Rating ~ 5 Stars
Romance Rating ~ 5 Stars
Heat Level ~ 4 Stars
Ending ~ 4 Stars
Overall Rating ~ 4.5 Stars

This was my first read by Tawna Fenske and what a good read it was! Fiancée for Hire had a little bit of everything - all rolled together made this a VERY good read.

The storyline was interesting all the way through, making it hard for me to put this book down. It had some REALLY funny moments throughout mak
Jul 12, 2014 LJT rated it it was amazing
Do you like books about fake engagements and the best friend's older brother trope? In Fiancée for Hire by Tawna Fenske, you get them both, along with a little suspense, intrigue, and a hot couple that discovers love in the middle of a battlefield.

Mac Patton is a former marine that has made a small fortune using his military prowess to covertly protect the innocent from terrorist organizations throughout the world. He is good looking, smart, and has witnessed a ton of savagery in his lifetime. N
Sienna Logan (Lost to Books)
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When I requested both books in this series from NetGalley this was the one that interested me most. I knew they were standalones with a slight link but I wanted to read them in order so I had to wait a little longer to get to this book, which wasn't a bad thing as Marine for Hire was a great read. However, I definitely liked this book more and it didn't disappoint at all--even when I set my expectations so high.

Fiancée for Hire was fun, dangerous,
Jul 31, 2014 Helena rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance-military
So by the time I finished the first chapter I came to a fantastic conclusion. The heroine in this book, Kelli Landers? Yes, she is freakin' amazingly awesome. I want to be her friend, she has all the qualities of an amazing person. Kelli is confident - she stands up for herself from a client that was hitting on her shamelessly, even when standing up for herself could cause her to lose a future client. She is funny, seriously? The way she stands up for herself with that client is HILARIOUS. ...more
Heather andrews
Jul 01, 2014 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, and I really loved Kelli, "meet?" she raised an eyebrow at him as she tucked her small hand in his and gave a ladylike shake. "We've met at least a hundred times, Mac. You put a band-aid on my knee when I was ten and you were this big, cool high schooler whose kid sister's tripped while chasing boys on the playground." I mean that girl has no filter, "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 ...more
Jackie  Kluyts - Kiwibooknerd
ARC Courtesy of Entangled Publishing

This is the second book in this wonderful series and to say that I loved it would be the understatement of the century...

This is Mac and Kelli's story whom we met in the first awesome book. Mac needs a fake finance for a few weeks in order to obtain some weapons from a terrorist in Mexico. He works for the government on contract and he needs to get those weapons before they fall into the wrong hands.

Kelli has had a crush on her best friends brother for ever an
Aug 01, 2014 Erica rated it it was amazing
I had a serious problem with this book. It ended! What ever was Tawna Fenske thinking?

Ok, so I totally adored this one. Since I read Marine for Hire, I have been itching to get my hands on this one. And it totally delivered. Who else but Tawna Fenske can have an illicit arms dealer cooing over a tegu and having the hired fiance sew the tegu's privates back together, all over dinner?

I love that with Tawna Fenskie's books, there is always this lovely balance of humor with the super sexy. I loved
Jul 30, 2014 Irene rated it really liked it
4 solid stars

Fiancee for Hire was such a great read, loved it.

Kellie and Mac won my heart, loved them both, and together they made this book fun to read.

Kellie “Maybe between your broken pieces and my broken pieces, we can find a way to fit everything together and make something whole.”

And Mac's reply?...

"That sounds good. Also a little dirty" lol seriously I loved these two together.
They had fantastic chemistry, they made me laugh with their banter and innuendo and oh boy did they make my ki
Aug 20, 2015 CC rated it really liked it
Shelves: series
very funny. Action packed. Better than the first in the series. I loved Katie and Mac was a perfect dark, brooding hero. It was a fun read.
Jessica Florence
Sep 23, 2014 Jessica Florence rated it really liked it
Very cute story. Mac and Kelli were hot!
If you want laughs, fake engagements, hot sex, and lizard penis ;) you will love this book!
Aug 02, 2014 Kara rated it really liked it
review to come
Nov 02, 2014 Fran rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
I'm pretty sure I've read this book before. :|
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Gawd, I loved this book three times over and the more I read Tawna Fenske the more I appreciate her writing style and her humor; she is seriously giving Jill Shalvis a run for the money when it comes to making me laugh out loud as I read. I loved watching these two commitment phobic people fall fast and hard for one another as they navigate through the danger of a black-ops mission while pretend
Nov 11, 2015 Abra rated it liked it
This is a good 2.5 star book. There's some humor and the heroine is more intelligent than most, but the book is very predictable. If you really like this plot then you'll love this book. Nothing will take away from it and there are some genuinely funny lines.

Him: -"You keep everyone at arm's length so emotions don't get in the way of your obsessive need to protect everyone." said by his sister Sheri.
- Tall, dark, studly, handsome

Her: -"It always seemed like you went for these unavailable guys
Aug 06, 2016 Caro rated it really liked it
Loved this one, even better than the first book.

Mac has such a tough guy, kind of an asshole too, but when you hear his story... it breaks your heart. I got to understand him so much better after that. He was still a bit of an ass, but not really bad.

Kelli was great too, funny, smart, beautiful, and could match Mac till the end. Perfect for him.

The only bit of a let down, was the final part of Mac's plan with the bad guys. I don't know, I was expecting more action or something else. It happened
Mar 17, 2015 I.Heart.Romance rated it really liked it
3.5 stars!
A good mixture of humor, action and romance. I liked the H and h a lot but the story was a bit rushed and lacked an epilogue, which I really need!
A funny scene...
“So you found them in your basement?” The man gave a vigorous nod. “I’ve been trying to take care of them, but they didn’t want to eat.” “They’re too little to eat regular food. What did you offer them?” “Fruit Loops.” “Okay,” she said, stroking a finger behind another kitten’s ear. “Um, they actually need to nurse, but if th
Amber Hughes
Jul 22, 2014 Amber Hughes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my first read of Tawna's and I absolutely loved it! This story had my literally laughing out loud from the very beginning, but was so much more than just the humor. I loved the storyline, the characters and the hot, sexy scenes. This is the second book in the Front and Center series, but can easily be read as a stand-alone. It is also one of two books just launched from the new Entangled Publishing Lovestruck Imprint. I will definitely be reading the first book in the series "Marine For ...more
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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 ...more
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“Mac brought up the rear, feeling ridiculous holding a beaded purse and marching behind his fake fiancée, his ex-girlfriend, and notorious arms dealer carrying a double-dicked lizard. Griselda fell into step beside her husband carrying a five-pound bag of sugar and a half-used tube of KY Jelly.” 1 likes
“First you perform dog surgery in a wedding gown, and now you’re fixing lizard dicks in a cocktail dress.” 1 likes
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