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Marine for Hire

(Front and Center #1)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  2,852 ratings  ·  255 reviews
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 dissemble an M16 in his sleep, diaper duty should be a cakew ...more
Paperback, 242 pages
Published February 3rd 2014 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Lana ❇✾DG 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 •


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 Sweet❤Sexy❤Fun 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 propositio
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
Sam (AMNReader)
I was looking for some good palate cleansers with a deep backlist and went for Fenske. Sweet, sexy story that isn't too challenging.

A non-zero part of me is actually doing this to see if I can find a book my friend had been ISO.

Feb 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️
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. ...more
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
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 h
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
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
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
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Get ready for some serious swooning. Sexy Marine who is amazing with kids? Would be rude not to.

Tawna Fenske is a new author to me and with that comes lots of lovely anticipation of what's in store. Having devoured this I can confidently say I will be reading more from her.

Taking the winning formula of a military man and a feisty lady, Marine for Hire is a sexy romance with a difference as our leading lady, Sheridan Patton-Price, is a Mum. Newly divorced with 7 month-old boys, she doubts herself
Kim Bailey
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.
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.

Jan 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, entangled, military
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
Jan Meredith
Jan 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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"
Jan 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

“ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review”
A cute story to pass the afternoon.
Marythios (AkaSusanne )
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
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 becomes an ass trying to get Sheri to take him back. He claimed that she's not a good mom for not getting back with him and thought the boys needed a mother and father. Never mind the fact that he doesn't bother to ask to see the boys. They had been living in Hawaii and sh ...more
Danielle  Gypsy Soul
2.5 Stars. I just didn't believe this book - so many things were just unbelievable. Sheri not figuring out Sam was a marine was ridiculous. Sheri's continued "normal mother" dialogue drove me crazy and Sam falling back onto military training during his "manny" scenes just didn't feel real either. Not to mention those two 7 month old twins sleep longer and more soundly than any baby I have ever met/seen in my life! It was also pretty predictable. ...more
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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
Jan 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Sam is hired by Sheri's brother to protect her from her psycho ex-husband. Sheri comes from a gung-ho Marines family, and her brother and Mac are Marines together. However, Sam is introduced to Sheri as a manny (male nanny) who will take care of her twin boys and house, and boy, what a hunk of a manny he is!

This book is set in Hawaii - very cool! And Sam and Sheri have one hot case of lust for each other from the start. Even with the dishonesty of who and what he is, I enjoyed the honesty betwee
Jan 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.

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Kait Nolan
Okay, fair warning, you cannot read this book anywhere that necessitates quiet and decorum. There's too much out loud, snort-worthy laugh inducing material in here. I love this series so much and I can't wait for the third one to drop in December. ...more
Jan 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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. : )
Feb 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet, cute & funny!
And I need a hot "manny" like Sam. ; )
Fun book. Sheri is a newly divorced mother of twin boys. Her ex, tagged Lieutenant Limpdick by her overprotective older brothers, has been harassing her, wanting them to get back together. Since he left her for a stripper while she was recovering from having the twins, she's not interested. As a matter of fact, she's sworn of men for a while, especially military men. In her opinion they are overbearing, controlling, and all too ready to lie to her. All she wants to do is start her new job and ta ...more
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