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The Hang Up

(First Impressions #2)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  506 ratings  ·  95 reviews
PR specialist Miriam Ashley makes her living cleaning up bad boys. Mountain climber-turned-CEO Jason Sanders should be an easy fix. And with a nephew to care for, he’s motivated. The problem? Every time she tries to help Jason get his head in the boardroom, they end up in the bedroom.

What the hell is she thinking? He’s the definition of off-limits. Not just because he’s a
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Published June 13th 2016 by Entangled: Lovestruck
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Jun 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, lol
4 Rough & Nice Stars

I absolutely love books that make me laugh, and I giggled through this whole book! The sexual innuendos in this book are off-the-charts. This is the perfect summer read. Sometimes, I just want something light and fun. Fenske’s writing is so refreshing.

My Jason:

practically oozed sex appeal, outdoorsy authenticity, and lumbersexual edginess.

Jason just became the new CEO of a big outdoors/adventure corporation. He was hired to give the company a new look and new direction.
Jun 11, 2016 rated it did not like it
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1.5 Stars

Review Originally Appeared on I'm A Sweet and Sassy Book Whore:

Not so much. It could be just me, I am picky and the other reviews of this are positive, people seem to love it. I am just not one of those people.

In the first 5% of this book, we meet Miriam, we meet Jason. Miriam thinks he is homeless because, wait for it…

He just completed a Tough Mudder and instead of cleaning off there, he decides to
The Hang Up is a fun, fast and full of laughs contemporary romance.

Miriam is a PR specialist that is charged with re-branding a outdoors sports company for those who loves all things extreme. She knows her job, she even knows the life style, it is what lost her her father in a mountain climbing accident. Miriam has been playing it safe ever since. But the bad boy CEO of this outdoor company, Jason, surely temps her to get a little wild.

Jason takes the job as the CEO of an outdoors company for it
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Jun 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Um, you guys?

This book was FAB-U-LOUS. (Yeah, I’m totally doing the ‘Z’ finger snap right now…you?)

Seriously, though, I had such a blast reading The Hang Up, I’m basically floating away. Why? Well…

It’s funny.
There were laugh-out-loud moments of humor, sweet, funny moments that’ll make you snicker, and those little banter-y spots that’ll make you huff a quiet laugh, like you’re in on the joke. So perfect.

It’s sexy.
Errr, how can I say this without being over the top? You can Hang Up your panties
Maria Rose
In this second book of Tawna Fenske’s lighthearted romantic comedy series First Impressions, Jason has just taken over as CEO for Urban Trax – a fitness equipment company that has recently been embroiled in scandal and is looking to remake its image. To that end, they hired Jason to helm their sinking ship, and they’ve already been in talks with a PR company about rebranding, even before the scandal. Miriam happens to come across their adventurous new CEO prior to their official first work relat ...more
Susan (susayq ~)
What a sweet romance! This was my first by Tawna Fenske, but it won't be my last!

Miriam and Jason were great together! Add in the hilariousness that Jason's nephew Henry added and you will be smiling from ear to ear. Jason wasn't all polish and diamonds. He's a real guy who likes manly outdoor stuff and Miriam has sworn off men like that. Will they end up together? Read it and find out :)

*Thanks to Entangled Publishing and Tasty Book Tours for a copy of this in exchange for an honest review*
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One thing I always know when I pick up a book by Tawna Fenske is I'm probably going to laugh a time or twenty and The Hang Up was full of laughter and a whole lot of love. I love when people think they are too busy for a relationship or they have a very specific type of person in mind that should be "the one" and wind up falling for the complete opposite. Hold on to your hats as an outdoor enthusiast turned CEO convinces his company's PR godd
DJ Sakata
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Favorite Quotes:

I'm not sure how to feel about a woman who stares at my junk for that long and says 'I'm sorry.'

Because nothing says romance like peeing on a stick.

Miriam scurried after him, moving at a speedier clip than she was accustomed to. She didn't usually move this fast unless there was a clearance sale at Barney's.

I think we need to stop talking about my sister now. It's kinda distracting with you standing there in your underwear looking hot enough to set my headboard on fi
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
THE HANG UP is a very entertaining and quick read, with lots of laugh out moments, interesting characters and engaging dialogue, and I really enjoyed it.

What do a city girl with an aversion to any kind of outdoor activity and an outdoorsy and adventure-loving CEO of a sporting goods company have in common? Nothing... except a PR campaign and sexual chemistry. But can two people with reservations about commitment be able to resist the pull between them?

PR specialist Miriam Ashley has a major task
This is a delightful romance where both main characters have serious hang ups as a result of their experiences. Hers is to fear losing someone she loves whilst they’re out being adventurous. His is ensuring he cares and protects his family after losing his parents as a teenager, raising his sister and now supporting her and her son who is in remission after treatment for leukaemia.She is Miriam Ashley, a PR specialist, working with her business partner running their own company helping others im ...more
May 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2016-reads
3.5 Stars

Miriam Ashley is the co-owner of a PR Agency and is smart and dedicated to her business. But when she meets her new neighbor, Jason Sanders, she will learn not to jump to conclusions too quickly. She mistakes the new CEO of one of her biggest clients for a homeless man! Luckily for her, Jason has a sense of humor, and doesn’t blame her for the confusion. I loved Jason, he is a very no-nonsense and genuine guy!

Soon, Jason and Miriam become friends. They have common interests, except Jaso
Heather Fineisen
Jun 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
After cutting through some of the silly innuendo and sophomoric genital names, this is a cute and sexy story that is sweet and steamy. Fenske has created characters that are relatable and that the reader can care about and five-year-old Henry steals every scene he's in. The side characters are well-developed for a series or a stand alone. In this case, it made me want to go back and read the first book. I like the business angle of two women business owners. In this story, I liked the outdoor ac ...more
Linda Grimes
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Once again, Fenske comes through with the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat. I highly recommend hanging out for a few hours with THE HANG UP--Miriam and Jason's story is the perfect escape from real life. Enjoy! ...more
Dec 12, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
*3 stars*
Elizabeth Neal
Apr 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Miriam, co-owner of First Impressions and best friends with Holly, is always prepared and conscious of her appearance, first impressions and all. *wink* When she's approached outside her home she's surprised to learn the man she mistook for homeless is actually new to her neighborhood, his appearance due to finishing the Tough Mudder race, and his voice is making her insides all jittery.

Jason, intrigued and attracted to Miriam, is in a bind as he lost his house key during the race and needs to c
Jun 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Tawna Fenske has a knack for creating characters that could be over the top with too many quirky traits or dialogue that seems to lean to humor rather than purpose, but just before I’d start to roll my eyes, she hits us with a moment that explains it all, and brings the characters into a new light.

Jason is a mountain-climbing CEO with an edge who wants to clean his image. After all – he’s NOT all bad boy, there is his nephew Henry, who he dotes on and nothing is more important than Henry and hi
Christi Snow
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My Review:
I really liked this book, but the characters made the story. They were both awesome.

Jason is new to this town and the CEO's job. He meets Miriam after he's done a mudder's run. (He's so filty, she thinks he's homeless.) They're new neighbors and he lost his keys in the middle of the run, so he needs to call a locksmith. Jason used to own an outdoor adventure company, but he just sold it and became the CEO of a retail company (think REI) to help support his sister, who's a single mother
May 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Tawna Fenske is a new author to me. A good friend has been enjoying her books for a while, so when the opportunity to read THE HANG UP came up, I signed up. Now I am thinking, why didn't I read her before?
This opposites attract story is FUN! The breezy pace and the wickedly funny banter between Jason and Miriam had me laughing out loud. The sizzling chemistry sparked between them since the moment they met, well nearly. He was covered in mud and Miriam assumed he was homeless.
Jason is a sports
May 30, 2016 rated it liked it
The First Impressions series provide quick, compelling romantic reads to get lost in for a few hours.

The Hang Up features the best friend and business co-founder of our main character from The Fix Up; Miriam is the epitome of sophisticated lady from her manners to her shoes. She shuns all things outdoors and dangerous especially as her father was a mountain climber who passed away while doing the activity he loved so much. These things are bound to stay with you and affect how you deal with oth
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
This ride starts off the whole lotta hysterical, uproarious, riotous fun. I had a great time from start to finish. Miriam and Jason has that sweet, seductive, slow, fiery burning romance. Okay maybe that don't make sense, but after you read it you will understand. There was fun coming from all sides in this one. There was the interactions between Jason and Miriam. The scene stealing of little Henry. True meaning of kids say the darnedest things. The quirky people. The mixed bag of all we got.

May 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book was funny and flirty. I really enjoyed it for some light reading.
Jason is a new CEO, into the rough adventure sports, and after competing in a race that leaves him covered in mud, he calls upon a new neighbor to get into his house. He cleans up in her bathroom, she accidentally sees him naked thanks to her crazy cat, and the sparks fly from there. He's determined to make his newly acquired position a success so he can help his nephew battle his disease. Miriam's job is to help compani
May 13, 2016 rated it liked it
Fenske's writing is funny and her characters are likable. The Hang Up is a romantic read that I definitely got lost in and before I knew it I was falling for these two characters.

I really liked Miriam, she was smart and totally different from other heroines. She was really sophisticated and I just loved how Fenske wrote her character. Jason was an all around good guy. I loved how selfless he was and how he took care of his sister and nephew. Most CEOs that I have read about are usually all abou
Apr 22, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars.

A fun story!

We have Miriam and Jason, meeting for the first time in front of Miriam’s house under very special circumstances, lol. Now, THAT’s a story to tell the grandchildren. :-)

I loved Jason and that special relationship he had with this family. He was so cute with his nephew and overprotective. Such a loyalty to them, and a great guy who didn’t think twice when helping his family meant he had to completely uproot his life.

I really wanted to hug Miriam for her loss and tell her tha
Aug 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Co-owner of a PR firm and city girl at heart, Miriam Ashley needs to understand more about the sports company her partner and she are rebranding, and their new CEO Jason Sanders is just the rugged mountain man to help her in Tawna Fenske's The Hang Up. Miriam can't imagine falling in love with a man who loves adventures like her father, who died while mountain climbing. Jason figures love is the last thing he needs when his focus must remain on the company and caring for his younger sister and h ...more
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Jaime's Review
Tawna Fenske is one of my favorite rom-com authors. She is really good about injecting humor into everyday situations without taking things too far over the top.

The Hang-Up starts of with a hilarious meet-cute and continues to bring the giggles throughout the journey to Jason and Miriam's HEA. From a mistaken-identity to an inappropriately funny kid, Fenske had me smiling from beginning to end.

This story was simple and sweet, with little angst and lots of laughs. Jason and Miriam
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book; this is the second book in the First Impressions series by Tawna Fenske. Miriam Ashley is a PR specialist who makes her living cleaning up bad boys. Jason Sanders is a mountain climber who is the new CEO of her biggest client. She agrees to help him with his boardroom skills. The more time they spend together they soon realize that they can’t fight the attraction. This book has a wonderful story and well developed characters. This book will keep you reading long into the ni ...more
Jun 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lovestruck
4.5 Stars
I so enjoyed this one. It had equal amounts of humor and passion. This is the second book in the series and I loved it as much as the first one. The characters were delightfully entertaining. One of the things I liked best about this book was the banter between Jason and Miriam. Their first encounter with one another is quite memorable. Jason has a good heart and is definitely a family ma, but he puts too much responsibility on himself. Miriam and Jason are opposites. He's an outdoorsy
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
So basically this book is the bomb! I am a romance fanatic and The Hang Up filled my romance needs. It is unbelievably funny. It has the right mix of lightness and intensity. Plus Miriam and Jason together is beyond words. I love a storyline that mixes business with pleasure, they’re the best ones when done just right. I’m a fan of the Lovestruck genre because they build up with the characters it sweet. This book touched my romantic side! Another fabulous book from Tawna Fenske, I’ll be keeping ...more
Susan Swiderski
Jun 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Okay, it's now official. Tawna Fenske is now one of my favorite writers when it comes to funny steamy romances. I'm talking laugh-out-loud and snort wine out your nose kinda funny. She writes nice sweet realistic romances, as long as "sweet" means filled with lots of hilarious innuendos and a high intensity attraction between some very likable characters, that is. And sexy? Ooh-la-la. You betcha. There's enough toe-curling steam in her books to take every single wrinkle out of your laundry. And ...more
Bette Hansen
Apr 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another hilarious winner from Tawna Fenske!! This book has it all. Totally yummy hot guy, cute kid, strong female character, witty banter, laugh out loud moments. Check, check, check, check, and a big check!! Throw in some sizzling chemistry between Jason and Miriam along with a few insecurities for both of them and you have one heck of a story. This is a fun easy read that will touch your heart and make you giggle. I definitely recommend it for everyone.
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