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The Two-Date Rule

(Smokejumper #1)

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Willa Frank has one simple rule: never go on a date with anyone more than twice. Now that her business is providing the stability shes always needed, she cant afford distractions. Her two-date rule will protect her just fineuntil she meets smokejumper Grady Billman.

After one dateone amazing, unforgettable dateGrady isnt ready to call it quits, despite his own
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Paperback, 1st edition, 320 pages
Published February 25th 2020 by Entangled: Amara
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Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Good but Willa is not my favorite...3.5 stars
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The author gives us a bit of a different look at the two date rule. Ive read similar stories and its usually the guy who has a restriction on dates. It usually isnt just two.

The story surrounds an overachiever who is fiercely neurotic when it comes to money and working due to her upbringing. Because of that she had installed a two date rule while never allowing herself to enjoy life.

But then she met the right guy in Grady and
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Wendy'sThoughts
Feb 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Tawna Fenske Fans, Romance
3.5 Too Cute Stars
This has all the cuteness promised from the blurb. We have a career-driven woman who has created a personal rule of not dating the same person more than two times. She has used this concept for a while and it has worked.

Until she crosses dating path with a very hot, fun FireJumper...


Had the fantastic first date-Done

Ended up doing another date...
But that wasn't the end...
The fella was smart enough to have our gal do other things with him and just not call them Dates!
A very fun
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Aly
Mar 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
For her defense, there was a policeman, a Tarzan and a cowboy gyrating on the stage, so no wonder Willa Frank mistook a stranger with a firefighter uniform for an other stripper at girl's night out in a bar.

Grady Billman is not offended. More like amused and intrigued by the vivacious woman. He spent the last five days battling fire in the forest and wouldn't mind spending more time with her. On their first date, she tells him how she deal with any date and how it's gonna be with him too. No
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Nadine Bookaholic
Feb 26, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: giveaway-entered
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Shirley Cuypers
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, arc-beta, 2020
Original review

This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Entangled: Amara!

The Two-Date Rule
is the first book in the Smokejumper series and tells the story of Willa and Grady.

The Two-Date Rule is the first book Ive read by Tawna Fenske and wont be the last one! I really enjoyed reading the story of Willa and Grady, it was such an enjoyable Romance read! I couldnt stop smiling the entire time I was reading this book.

Willa is this weird woman who doesnt
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Pelusa Rivera
Mar 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever read a story and then say I will review later and forget, that is what happened to me I read it before cruise and totally forgot, along with others..shoot I need to catch up...So I read this and immediately liked myself some hottie firefighter, I mean firefighter, who doesn't love one. So we meet Willa and her friends who are out for the night and they really have to use the bathroom at the club they are at, but the line is long however the mens room empty (you know we always have ...more
Hannah
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
ARC REVIEW

Smokejumpers #1, A sweet and steamy book all in one. I'm new to Tawna Fenske and figured what better place to start that with a new series and it was a good start. I really enjoyed this one it was funny in all the right parts and romantically sweet and hot in the bedroom, but not limited to the bedroom. Best of all it had relatable characters, Grady and Willa are opposites but their spontaneous reaction to each other soon grows deeper but not without its hardships because of those
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Ayekah
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Spectacular start to a new series! Come meet Grady and Willa, and the rest of the smokejumper crew and good grief I hope they all get their own books!
Willa is one stressed out woman, she operates on overdrive every moment of the day. She'll date, but has a two date rule. No more. Anymore means involvement and she doesn't have time for that, she's too busy working herself to the bone and worrying about money. Her backstory fills in those details with a father who is still hitting her up for money
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T. Rosado
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rom-com, arc, 2020

4+ Stars!

This author is easily able to change the tone of her storytelling when switching from women's fiction, her Entangled-published rom-coms, and her indie-published small town rom-coms. While Fenske's women's fiction/romance are some of my favorites, I have had great success with her Entangled releases. The Two-Date Rule was another wonderful entry from this line that showcased the author's quick wit, banter, and realistic poignancy. Initially, I felt like the actual two-date rule by the
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Quirks
Mar 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-reads
I have once again ventured into the realm of heterosexual romances! Well, 'ventured' is a strong word. I've taken a peek at it. I just had a feeling, from the synopsis, that this would be a fun book, and that it wouldn't have a crappy female protagonist who would piss me off. And I was right!

The main characters are Willa and Grady. Willa has her own web design company, and she works very hard to make it grow into something that will provide her with the financial security her family never had
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Anna
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A free fall into an inferno of happiness!

Willa is a bit of a hard sell on things outside of her safe secure world.

She has her father, her not so reliable alcoholic father. Her two best friends. Her menagerie of broken animals. And her business.

But every so often the girls get her outside her comfort zone.

And on one of these nights she happens to meet Grady. She mistakes him for a male stripper, but rather than be offended he's thoroughly charmed.

He also charmed enough to find himself
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Ruthie Taylor
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the first book in a new series, and I will definitely be looking out for future installments. I really enjoyed how the world building was done as the story progressed, so that we learned what we needed to know at the same rate as the protagonists. The life of a smokejumper is not an easy one, but Grady certainly does not consider himself a hero. After you've read about how many ways they have to eat spam whilst
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Becky Rendon
Mar 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
These two impressed me with their determination and avoidance, and that's a good thing. Lol. Both are afraid of life but for different reasons. Both will deny it. Both are exactly what the other needs....also heavily denied.

The Two-Date Rule is fun, funny, and heartwarming. Neuroses aside, Willa is a complicated woman. Work is first and all. Meeting Smokey wasn't in her plans. (Though that was one helluva meet cute!) With a first date that tops all other first dates, it should have been clear
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Kari Hansen
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Due to Willas past she is determined to ensure that she is successful in her career and financially stable. She isnt about to be distracted by any man and she keeps her interactions with them short and casual. This arrangement has worked well for her in the past, but Grady is determined to show her how much fun bending the rules can be.

Grady comes from a very large and close family and has followed in their footsteps and chosen to become a firefighter. When he meets Willa he is intrigued by her
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Nicole Smith
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romantic-comedy
I enjoyed this one a lot. It has a lot of humor that will make you laugh, but this book also has plenty of heart and feels. My heart broke for Willa. She hasn't had the greatest of childhoods and it has impacted the way Willa lives her life. Grady is yummy, but he as some soul searching to do as well.I loved Willa and Grady's first meeting.It is quite memorable and leads to many inside jokes between them. I loved Willa's pets. They were a favorite part for me. Willa and Grady bring a balance to ...more
Beth ~ Panda & Boodle
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Your willingness to shove thirty bucks down a strangers pants for the good of others shows an admirable level of self-sacrifice.

Another winning read from Tawna Fenske!

I have to admit, I opened this one when I was in a terrible mood, and several pages in, I was convinced I wouldnt be able to finish it... and then something awesome happenedit turned my mood around. Before I knew it was a laughing and smiling as Willa and Grady bent the rules of dating and tried to come to terms with the
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Klynn
Mar 04, 2020 rated it liked it
The Two-Date Rule by Tawna Fenske ((Smokejumper #1) is a fun, fast paced read featuring an over achieving heroine (Willa) and a hot smoke jumper/musician hero (Grady). Sweet, steamy and funny in all the right places, The Two-Date Rule will leave you smiling. My only issue is that the ending seemed a tad bit rushed. A solid 3.5 stars.
Avid Reader
Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Two-Date Rule (Smokejumper #1) by Tawna Fenske
4 stars
M/F Romance
Triggers: Alcoholism, Mental Health Issues
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

Grady loves his job. It runs in his blood. His father and brothers are all part of the smokejumping lifestyle. When he's out one night with his buddies, he runs in to the beautiful Willa. Grady doesn't make it a habit of going on many dates. He saw how his chosen career was a strain on his parents' lives. But, he can't help
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Jessica
Mar 06, 2020 rated it liked it
This book was not for me. I quit half way through chapter two. I just couldnt get into it. ...more
Erin
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Surprisingly serious for a Tawna Fenske novel. Im used to her romantic comedy series. This had some hilarious moments, but also brought the psychological drama.

Willa is a hard-working web designer. Shes also single and likes it that way. Thats why she has a maximum two-date rule, to keep things casual. But when she meets smokejumper Grady, he tempts her to break her rules. Equally driven Grady cant believe his luck at meeting such an amazing woman. And hey, if she wants to make this short-term,
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Rosie
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What do you get when a woman with a "2-date max" rule meets smokin hot smoke jumper was avoids relationships like a dry forest avoids lit matches?

The answer: Total hilarity! And obviously another Tawna Fenkse rom-com.

Fenske introduces us to Willa and Grady, who couldn't be more opposite if they tried. Willa is an only child to a single dad and owns her own website branding company out of her home; Grady comes from a massive family and jumps out of planes into wild fires. She plans and he...
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Sara Oxton
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Two Date Rule by Tawna Fenske a read that you would give five dates for. Willa Frank is a complex character with a history that makes you understand her and feel for her. I identified with Willa so much, it scared me, but seeing her story unfold just made me. Grady Billman mmm I can almost smell the campfire as he is described. We all need a Grady in our lives, he probably wouldnt last long, but oohh it would be warm. This was a delicious story and the ideas for the non-dates made me smile, ...more
Cherie
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Willa Frank mistakes Grady Billman for a stripper at a local watering hole and immediately propositions him. What starts out as an innocent enough mistake turns into various ways to get around the fact that neither of them are seemingly interested in a long term relationship, Willa's two date only rule. The creative excuses each come up with to avoid calling time spent together are funny. However it's not all fun and games as Willa has serious anxiety/abandonment issues and Grady is not too keen ...more
Megan
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was much different than I thought it would be! The concept seemed so fun, and it was, but this story dealt with much more serious issues than I could've imagined.

Willa Frank had a difficult life growing up. Her mom abandoned her, and her dad was an alcoholic, and a gambling addict. At times they were homeless, and she never had all she needed, even in the best of times. Her dad still struggles with many issues, and though she wishes she could hate him, she doesn't, and she helps him out,
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Sandy S
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date February 25, 2020.

Willa Frank has one simple rule: never go on a date with anyone more than twice. Now that her business is providing the stability shes always needed, she cant afford distractions. Her two-date rule will protect her just fineuntil she meets smokejumper Grady Billman.

After one dateone amazing, unforgettable dateGrady isnt ready to call it quits, despite his own no-attachments policy, and hes found a sneaky way around both their rules.

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Jo Reads Romance
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it


Fresh and fun and then some
4 stars

How cute is that blurb? It ticks all my boxes for a sweet and enjoyable romance. And by and large it lives up to that promise.

This book was quirky, fresh and fun. I enjoyed Ms Fenskes writing style and it was very readable and kept you interested in the story and the characters. While this is a cute storyline overall, there is still a little more depth here what with Willas background and childhood, and Gradys own issues about the future. Oooh - I just
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WycEd Reader
Mar 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader ☆☆☆☆
M/F Romance

Grady loves his job. It runs in his blood. His father and brothers are all part of the smokejumping lifestyle. When he's out one night with his buddies, he runs into the beautiful Willa. Grady doesn't make it a habit of going on many dates. He saw how his chosen career was a strain on his parents' lives. But he can't help himself when it comes to Willa.

Willa is obsessed with stability and running her business. She has some great
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Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews

Is it really a dating rule when you go out of your way to break it? This book had me looking forward to each new non-date that Grady and Willa came up with to work around her self imposed two date rule. The author built the tension with each meeting and the chemistry was hot enough to warrant a fire hazard. Such a fun story!

Willa has a history that made such an impact on who she is today. It impacts every decision she makes for herself to not become her mother, to not go down the path of her
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Angel Hatfield
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Willa had at least two million more pressing things to do starting with the marketing plans for the Cortland deal and the proposal for the new client from.But Willa was at the male revue-The Bone Yard Gang because it was a celebration of Aislins birthday . Willa had her own web design business , She realized she had become a lousy friend. She was here with Aislin and Kayla friends from college. Fun she should focus on that now. As much as Willa worked it was hard to find a time when all these ...more
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