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About That Fling

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  6,808 ratings  ·  440 reviews

As the top PR person for the Belmont Health System, bright, beautiful Jenna McArthur knows how to spin bad news and make it sound good. But when her adorable Aunt Gertie—a secret romance writer—urges Jenna to embrace her wild side, Jenna tumbles into bed with Adam Thomas, a guy she’s just met, for a fun and fantastic one-night stand. Too bad Adam is the one guy who’s total

Kindle Edition, 321 pages
Published September 1st 2015 by Montlake Romance
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3 stars

Well, where do I begin ? I laughed a lot when I read this book. I think it is worth reading this book for laughs and for some issues which are tackled and handled well.

This book had some winning parts and some really annoying parts who brought down the rating! But generally it was a pretty decent read.I bought this book under the kindle first offer. I would have rated this book a lot higher if the childish drama had been cut down or handled differently. The childish bits didn't match be
Jacob Proffitt
Jul 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, audiobook, steamy
This starts off outstanding. I loved the setup and the background. I particularly loved the conflict and how well Fenske depicts the multiple layers when two people connect strongly before realizing that they have significant complications in place that would put them at odds. Both Jenna and Adam have some serious conflict to work through if they want to be together. And since I totally bought their connection I really wanted to see how they'd get through it.

I particularly liked Adam as a guy wh
Jun 01, 2015 rated it liked it
3 - "Discretion is my middle name." Stars!

I have read a few of Tawna Fenske's books now, and one thing you can always be ensured of is that you are going be be entertained. About That Fling was definitely entertaining, but it didn't quite grab me as much as the previous books I have read by this author have.

I didn't dislike the story, far from it. But whereas it started at a great pace, there are large swathes of it where it almost slows down to a complete stop.

The premise for this one is really
2.5 Stars

Overall Opinion: I hate rating so low on a book, but it was kind of...boring. I was expecting a super funny and sexy read by what the few reviewers say about it, but it just felt like the humor was too forced and the "steamy" parts that others described where non-existent. It was an Amazon first free I can't complain too much!

Storyline: This is Jenna and Adam's story. They meet at a wine bar when they are both stood up by people they're supposed to meet. They flirt and end up
Sep 17, 2015 rated it did not like it
Imagine your cupboards and fridge empty. Your table is set beautifully, and upon it you have chocolate syrup, decadent pasta, ice, & butter. It's like you have all these things that you love, but are missing the sauce, ice cream, drink, and bread that puts it all together for a meal. That's this book!

Writing hate/love reviews is easy, but I absolutely dread writing reviews like this.

You Think So...

So, the overall plot of a taboo kinda off-limits romance is well done. There are multiple laye
Sep 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Browsing the kindle, I skipped to A - Z and tried to flick but my kindle decided to open this book. I took that as a sign and dived straight in.

I must say having known nothing about this book (my sister bought it as her prime download), I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy this story. I'm not sure what label to put on it so I'll break it down quickly, girl has a one night fling and is considering making it more, when she realises said man is her best friends ex hubby. Throw in work cross
Heather in FL
This was a really cute story. No smut, but sweet romance with great banter.

We have Jenna, who is sort of a crisis manager for the hospital she works for -- she tries to keep bad info about the hospital out of the news. And we have Adam, a former attorney and now sort of conflict manager... he works to help two opposing sides work toward meaningful agreement. He's been brought in to help resolve the conflict between the nurses union and the hospital, only Jenna doesn't know that yet. In a twist
Meredith Schorr
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After only two books, Tawna Fenske has already become one of my favorite authors in humorous contemporary romance. A) She's absolutely hilarious. I giggled so many times while reading this - the dialogue is so funny! and B) there's a lot of depth too. It's not at all fluff or frivolous. I've only read her Montake Lake books so far because I like just a sprinkling of steam in my romcoms, but I might have to read every single one of her books if they are all as funny and smart as this one and At T ...more
Aug 01, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Maria Rose
This is definitely one of the more complex romances I've read, in terms of the relationship dynamics between the hero and heroine. In a nutshell, Jenna is best friends with Mia, who has been divorced from her previous husband and is married again and 8 months pregnant. When Jenna has a one night stand with a handsome stranger, she never imagines that not only is he the mediator hired by her hospital to negotiate a labour dispute, he's also Mia's ex-husband, the one she's heard all about. The man ...more
I love a good book that makes me laugh. This book not only made me laugh it made my husband laugh when I read parts to him. That is saying something because he is strictly a scifi geek. That alone makes this a good book.
I am pretty picky about my heroines, and most times in books I can tolerate them or am happy if I don't hate them. I loved Jenna, she was funny, compassionate, kind of dorky, (shooting range on Friday night), selfless but a bit selfish at the same time and wonderfully flawed. I
3 stars

About That Fling was a good afternoon read.

The storyline held my interest even though at times the drama was a little unbelievable. The characters were likable and relatable.
Overall About The Fling was a sweet, fun and heartwarming read.

Thank you Montlake Romance via Netgalley for the advance copy.

Linda Grimes
Aug 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When I'm in need of a fun-filled romance with slightly offbeat characters and side of steaminess, I head for the nearest Fenske. ABOUT THAT FLING delivers in the best way possible. Adam and Jenna may not be perfect, but they are perfect for each other. Kudos to the author--she just keeps getting better and better! ...more
Gee Francis
Aug 23, 2015 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book overall however, it escalated too quickly towards the end! I would laugh out loud and talk to the characters as though they could hear me. I'll read some other books by this author; so far I like her style. ...more
Jenn Hype
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book hit some emotional triggers for me, but I like how it ended. Very good read!
Shalini Ayre
Oct 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Funny & Romantic

Relationships are tricky especially when you’re dating your best friends ex-husband. Further complications follow for Jenna McArthur, including an erotica writing aunt.

Fast paced, quirky, humorous, and moments of romance, I really enjoyed this novel. There was a lot of information about past and currents relationships given, that added greatly to the overall story. Whilst easy to think it would be a typical romance, the twist at towards the end makes it far from that. Really goo
Liz Sergent
Apr 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
About That Fling makes an almost silly run at mixing up couples. Jenna befriends Amelia who turns out to be the ex-wife of Adam who hooks up with Jenna in a one-night stand. Of course, they have no idea there is a connection between the two in Amelia, who now going by Mia. She is no angel and is pregnant by her new husband with whom she had an affair that broke up hers and Adam's marriage. Throw in Aunt Gerth who meddles in Jenna's love life and also writes exotic books. ...more
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sister, kindle, home
Super sweet, excellent banter and a great story!
Annie Miller
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book

I love the banter between Jenna and Adam from the moment they met. They had personal dilemma to endure but I found it funny and entertaining and don’t get me start on Aunt Gertie. What a hoot!
Nov 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was absolutely in love with About That Fling, by Tawna Fenske. I’d previously read a novella by her that I’d enjoyed, but this one was perfect to me. I loved the characters, the writing and the plot. The story centers around Jenna McArthur, a PR person for Belmont Health System, and Adam Thomas, a mediator hired to improve communications between the company and its nurses and hopefully prevent the looming strike. Jenna’s Aunt Gertie, the woman secretly behind a successful erotica series, is al ...more
Kate Sherwood
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was ok
This was a weird one. I was pegging it as a surprisingly well-edited self-published book b/c there are some strange things I thought a pro editor would catch, but I guess I was wrong in which case I have no idea why they weren't caught...

The weirdness that started it all off for me was how fast they seemed to be eating and drinking at their initial "meet cute". Order a glass of wine, a few lines of dialogue, time for another glass of wine... it was strange. A few other issues like that throughou
Aug 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this story about love, secrets, lies and being true to yourself. It was a simple, easy read. Jenna met Mia at a miscarriage support group and has been best friends with her ever since. Mia is divorced and pregnant with her new husband... who she met whilst she was previously married... Jenna's auntie is an erotic fiction writer in her 70s /80s... but is keeping her identity hidden...

Jenna ends up having a one night stand, an amazing, out of this world - one night stand... one that she
i liked this well enough! it read like some of my fave romcoms, it was fast and witty and layered. i think mia and jenna's friendship could have used more depth, but i liked that jenna kept justifying all the lies to herself (lies to drive a plot forward is one of my least favorite tropes, but in this case it felt mostly justified because of bad timing.) in general it was fun! (and free, this was a kindle first thing.) (note: many of the reviews on amazon talked about how "steamy" it was. grante ...more
Sep 17, 2015 rated it liked it
I read the blurb and I was quickly intrigued. I was about 20% in when I thought that the plot and characters were interesting enough to continue on through despite some of the more negative reviews I had read. For the most part, I enjoyed the story as it unfolded. There were a couple of parallel storylines and as they all unfurled, I found myself getting frustrated with Jenna and her need to sweep things under the rug. I loved how understanding Adam was. After his divorce he made a serious effor ...more
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was a twist on a classic Rom Com. Some parts were a little cheesy and lacked depth but the plot was good, and I liked the characters. It was a light read and nothing completely out of the ordinary but the whole time I was reading, I kept thinking that it would be awesome as a movie. You have your classic love at first sight story with a couple of amusing and surprising ups and downs, and it wraps up with a good ending. So while I don't think it was the best book I've ever rea ...more
1.5 stars rounded to 2. If I had known about all the lying in this book, I wouldn't have bothered. This book is basically about a woman who makes a choice and then lies to just about everyone to keep it a secret. She lies to the rest of the characters in the book about the other big secret in her life. She's such a weak character, I couldn't empathize or sympathize with her at all, and found her to be very annoying. The witty, albeit juvenile, banter between the two MCs is the only reason this b ...more
Kim Howard
Aug 27, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: so-so-romance
Just Okay

I picked up this book by way of Kindle Daily Deals. It seemed to be a lite hearted romance and for $1.99 the risk seemed worth it.
This story has a simple premise of a one night stand that turns into love. In between is complications and mild drama. The characters are cute/funny and endearing. When the story focuses on the couple in love with their cute banter and thoughts, the story is good. It's the in between stuff that just loses the way for me. I give it 2 1/2 stars and a forgettab
Cassandra O'Leary
Jan 01, 2016 rated it liked it
I have mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand, I like the author's funny, light hearted style. On the other hand, the heroine was telling so many lies, most to save her friendship with her best friend, who I just didn't really like. If this was a comedy of errors, there was error upon error, with a touch of comedy to lighten it up, when a few big issues cropped up. I think I'll read more from this author, but this book was just okay. ...more
Norma Reasor
Sep 10, 2016 rated it really liked it

A fun book. Oh, what a tangled web we weave. Jenna ignores everything she doesn't want to confront, and ends up with all her relationships on an edge. From her best friend, her job, her erotica writing aunt, ex boyfriend, and the man she's falling in love with, she's dug herself so deep, she doesn't know how to cope with the results of her deceit. A funny, heartwarming story about true love. The sex is there, and you know it, but no details.
Mar 27, 2017 rated it liked it
I actually finished this earlier and am just having a chance to post my review. The book was very cheesy. I mean I understand the love part. It was cute, but gosh her bff's ex husband ? Like wowwwww some Jerry Springer stuff man. The Aunt was hilarious, and I'm sure we all wish we had a cool auntie like her. It was okay at best. I am a sucker for romance so that got it an extra star lol... will I read other books by this author ? We shall see. ...more
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When Tawna Fenske finished her English lit degree at 22, she celebrated by filling a giant trash bag full of romance novels and dragging it everywhere until she’d read them all. Now she’s a RITA Award finalist, USA Today bestselling author who writes humorous fiction, risqué romance, and heartwarming love stories with a quirky twist. Publishers Weekly has praised Tawna’s offbeat romances with mult ...more

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