Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Book Review - Now That It's You by Tawna Fenske (Free to read AND listen on Kindle Unlimited)

ABOUT THE BOOK


A RITA Award finalist, Mainstream Fiction with a Central Romance.
From USA Today bestselling author Tawna Fenske comes a romantic comedy that will simultaneously tickle your funny bone and tug at your heartstrings.
Talented chef Meg Delaney hasn’t spoken to her cheating ex-fiancé, Matt Midland, for two years. Ditching him at the altar after blurting out “I can’t” instead of “I do” would sour any relationship. But now, just as Meg is finally ready to bury the hatchet, she learns closure is permanently off the menu. And the kicker? Matt’s brother, Kyle, is back in her life, stirring up feelings that are equal parts guilt and lust.
Meg was the best thing that never happened to Kyle. He couldn’t make a move on his brother’s girlfriend—even if Matt didn’t value her nearly enough. The situation is even more complicated now that Meg’s bestselling aphrodisiac cookbook has spawned a legal battle with the Midlands. Maybe he should stay away. But love, like family, plays by its own rules. And the one woman he shouldn’t want might be the only one who’s perfect for him.

REVIEW

This is the first book I've read by the author and I'm charmed.  Having read some of the other reviews I was a little surprised because people who have read other stories by this author were not as impressed but that just makes me more excited to read more.  What I liked about this book was that the characters were real.  They were not always 100% likable because they were real.  I absolutely loved Kyle and I think one of the complaints a lot of readers have with him is that he is loyal to both Meg and his Mom, which is an impossible task since the two characters are at odds with each other throughout the book.  But guess what?  That happens in real life all the time.  Sometimes a person is going to end up looking like a jerk no matter what, which is what happens to Kyle, which makes me like him the more for it.  I recommend this book to anyone looking for something a little bit different that is written well and has real characters.


OVERALL RATING - 4.5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

USA Today bestselling author Tawna Fenske writes humorous fiction, risqué romance, and heartwarming love stories with a quirky twist. She traveled a career path that took her from newspaper reporter to English teacher in Venezuela to marketing geek to PR manager for her city's tourism bureau. An avid globetrotter and social media fiend, Tawna is the author of the popular blog, Don't Pet Me, I'm Writing, and a member of Romance Writers of America. She lives with her husband in Bend, Oregon, where she'll invent any excuse to hike, bike, snowshoe, float the river, or sip wine on her back deck. 

Tawna has published several romantic comedies with Sourcebooks, including Making Waves, which was nominated for contemporary romance of the year by RT Book Reviews. She also writes heartwarming romantic comedies for Montlake Publishing, and steamy, humorous series romance for Entangled Publishing. Tawna's quirky brand of comedy and romance has won praises from Kirkus Reviews, which noted, "Up-and-coming romance author Fenske sets up impeccable internal and external conflict and sizzling sexual tension for a poignant love story between two engaging characters, then infuses it with witty dialogue and lively humor. An appealing blend of lighthearted fun and emotional tenderness."