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Captain Dreamboat

(Ponderosa Resort Romantic Comedies #7)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  500 ratings  ·  92 reviews
Jonathan Bracelyn pours his soul into saving the world, and he’s still nowhere near cancelling out the sins of dear ol’ dad. But when a medical crisis prompts Jon to toss his sister the ultimate lifeline, he’s forced to hang up his captain’s hat and hit pause on the one thing that makes him…well, him.

At least he has Blanka Pavlo’s heart-flooding smile to buoy his spirits
Kindle Edition, 254 pages
Published November 8th 2019 by Amazon Digital Services (first published October 24th 2019)
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DJ Sakata
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
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When he got his tonsils out at ten, he came to and immediately looked between his legs… The neighbor’s dog got neutered the week before… Jon was confused about what sort of surgery he’d had. The more we tried to explain it, the more agitated he got, until we finally let him go ahead and inspect things.

She points to the screen. “That’s the next one. The next time you’re nude, take a moment to stand naked before the mirror and repeat the following—‘ I’m a beautiful sunflower, fragi
Sep 06, 2020 marked it as to-read
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The Ponderosa Ranch series by Tawna Fenske has been filled with cute and funny love stories, and while Captain Dreamboat is a bit more on the serious side it is tempered with classic Fenske comedic moments making it a truly enjoyable romance.

Jonathan Bracelyn has spent his life doing good for others, something he learned from his mother and step-father at an early age and because he is determined not to be an overpriviledged a$$hole like his late father. At home to attend a family wedding he soo
Kait Nolan
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious as always and delivering a much needed laugh on a lousy day. Fenske always delivers on humor with heart and plenty of heat. Two thumbs up!
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
NSFPT - Not Safe For Public Transportation :D

Caution, this book might cause tears (of joy, of laughter, or of heartbreak - it's all there), snort-laughing (you'll know what I mean when you read it, trust me!) and some serious swooning.

Though, let's be honest: Stiff Suit is a darn tough act to follow, but somehow Captain Dreamboat pulls it off. Jonathan and Blanka are their own brand of funny, sexy, swoony, heartbreaking and -melting, and I would give Chapter 4 alone a gazillion stars if I coul
Terri Jones
Oct 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
I got this one while it was free, but it's worth its usual price. This is a solid story, if a bit over-written (it could have been shorter without any loss of content), and if you don't mind waiting for the dumbasses to come to their senses. I appreciated the underlying themes the most, although I also liked Blanka's consistency. As usual, the book could've ended before the epilogue, but it's not bad; it's cute, not overly sweet. Rather like this pair. ...more
Liza Street
Super cute! I love this series.
T. Rosado
Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it

3.5 Stars

I think I might be in the minority here when it comes to ardent fans of Tawna Fenske, myself being one of them. I fell in love with this author's writing after reading one of her women's fiction/romance novels and then worked my way through those along with many of her straight-forward romantic comedies. I'll admit that I have a stronger affinity for this author's WF/R (Now That It's You & At the Heart of It being being two of my favorites,) but I’ve also enjoyed many of her rom-coms. T
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The latest in the Ponderosa Resort series is great, funny, heartwarming and heartwrenching all within a few pages. This is just a feel good read!!!! I enjoyed reading a main character with a passion for charity work. The compassion both Jonathan and Blanka have for their family and complete strangers is awesome. It's not often a romance novel touches on kidney transplants, dementia and volunteering all in one sitting. Tawna Fenske was able to do so here amazingly well! This author is becoming an ...more
Linda Grimes
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A major theme of CAPTAIN DREAMBOAT is the necessity of self care, especially if you're a naturally giving person. Fenske gets the message across with her signature heat and hilarity. Do yourself a favor-- pour yourself a mug of your favorite hot beverage (or a glass of something slightly more intoxicating), plop into a comfy chair, and get lost in the latest Ponderosa Resort Romantic Comedy. Just what the doctor ordered! ...more
Dec 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Jonathan was raised to always put people that need help before his own needs. He has been the captain of a rescue ship for years, saving refugees heading to Europe from Africa. Like his step-father he doesn't see his family much because of his desire to help people. When he goes to one of his siblings wedding he meets Blanka.

Blanka grew up in a house that was much like Jonathon's but, her father was traveling all over the world helping people and not realizing that his family at home needed him
Hailey Darnielle
Johnathan and Blanka have a super funny story that leads you through Johnathan’s recovery after he donates an organ while Blanka shows him how to do a little self-care. It’s a sweet mix of funny and sexy that’s an excellent read if you’re looking for a little laughter in your day.

I gave this book four stars because of the conflict of why our two characters aren’t together sort of lets you down. It’s there as a prominent thing throughout the book but every time it was brought up in the writing,
Jan 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020, library
Considering ManCandy Crush got 3 stars I guess I should give this one 4 because I DID really like it and liked it much more.

Oof to Jonathan and Blanka. THEY'RE SO FREAKING CUTE TOGETHER.

there was this tweetstream ...

They're the perfect fit and perfect foils. I can't remember who/if/when it's summed up but ... - it was said that Jonathan's biggest fear is becoming his [biological] father, and Blanka's biggest fear is marrying hers.
OOF the problems in the m
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars. I so enjoy this author’s style of writing. She creates interesting and unique characters, full of subtle but hilarious humor and intelligence. Her writing and the characters’ dialogue sparkle.

Jonathan was an awesome example of a truly kind and good guy, and Blanka was so good for him. I truly enjoyed all their unique interactions and discussions of the bizarre idioms in language. I don’t think they ever actually went out on a date, so I was a bit shocked when they said I love you so
This is my first book in the series, I didn't realise it was the 7th sequel when I started. So I had a hard time to cope with all the names and get the the family tree strait. There are authors who treat their readers with a roster of characters or even a family tree and/or explain more of the preliminary events.
I was soon fed up having to read every other page what a good and helpful person the hero was, the same applies to the heroine's father ( where did his wealth come from?).
I liked the her
Sandy S
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date November 8, 2019

Jonathan Bracelyn pours his soul into saving the world, and he’s still nowhere near cancelling out the sins of dear ol’ dad. But when a medical crisis prompts Jon to toss his sister the ultimate lifeline, he’s forced to hang up his captain’s hat and hit pause on the one thing that makes him…well, him.

At least he has Blanka Pavlo’s heart-flooding smile to buoy his spirits. A brilliant scientist, she knows things can’t last with the do-gooder
I liked all of Blanka's science facts and random trivia, and thought that for the most part she and Jonathan complemented each other well. The big misunderstanding and the kiss and make up came a bit too late in the book and a bit too close together for me to fully believe in them, but I still think that Blanka and Jon will have their HEA, though they need to work on communicating with one another. Having both sets of parents there to act as mirrors to their relationship was nice as well, and I ...more
Janet Simmons
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I just love Tawna Fenske's writing. She never fails to put a smile on my face while I'm reading if not a chuckle here and there and she didnt fail in this book either. This is the story of Jonathan. He's the brother that's not around Ponderosa Ranch that often, so we learn all about him. This is #7 in an 8 book series but can be read as a standalone. Obviously better if read in order in series though. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. ...more
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved the humor in this book! Jonathan and Blanko really start talking at Jonathan's sister's wedding. Jonathan in the hospital is funny when he first wakes up. When the two take a canoe trip and meet a family that makes you laugh and realize that not all families are as perfect as they seem. Jessica the cat was adorable! Loved this book! This series is so good and I can't wait to read more in this series! ...more
Raeann Pitman
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Plenty of fun with language

A reminder that the English language is full of phrases that can be mystifying for folks who didn't grow up speaking it. Or just plain odd. Blanks and Jon's story is fun and interesting. The author reminds us that we can provide support for those in need in our communities.
Jun 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Sep 10, 2020 rated it liked it
Okay read

Okay read to help pass a few hours. Light and fluffy with a reasonable storyline. Liked both main characters although didn’t like the father who felt doing for others was his purpose, didn’t like his coldness to wife or family and would have liked his wife to have left him. Okay read.
Baca Buku
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: free
Jonathan is such a do-gooder. His only flaw is not wanting to be like his philandering father.
I didn't find anything really interesting about the character.
Blanka is just as vanilla. I like her propensity to impart linguistic information, often at odd moments, but her character too felt a bit lacking.
As for the romance, well, it was practically instalove.
Minga Dotson
Oct 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
A kidney donation to his newly met sister means some time spent recuperating and reevaluating his life.

He's falling in love, but what does that mean when he is constantly moving from one rescue mission to another? Is he ready to give up his life as a do-gooder and do some good for this special woman?
Oct 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous book and great series!!! Jonathan and Blanka could not be more different but once you get to know them they are actually more a like then they seem!! Chemistry between them was red hot!! This book definitely kept me glued from start to finish!! Definitely recommend this book to everyone!!
Apr 17, 2020 rated it really liked it

Nice theme about the importance of family runs through the story. I liked how eventually Jon and Blanka compromised to ensure they could stay together but still have the link to helping those less fortunate.
Catherine Geist
Sep 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing

This book was a great read.Jon & Blanka were great characters.They made the story interesting & kept your interest.No putting it down until the end.It shows be good to people isn't just about donations but physically helping.
Anne Turnley
Oct 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Daddy issues

Both Jon and Blanka have daddy issues, just not the same ones. He tries hard not to be like his birth father and to please his step father. Her father is renowned for his work to help the needy while ignoring his wife and daughter.
Paige Norman
Mar 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fantastic Tawna Fenske read!

What does an organ donor, balloons, bubble bath and happily ever after have in common? You'll have to read this to find out! Laugh out loud fun and off the charts chemistry!
Linda Buzard-Moffitt
Captain Dreamboat

This was another great book in the Ponderosa Resort Series. I liked that Blanka had to learn English slang and kept messing up and then started doing it on purpose.
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