The List #1by Tawna Fenske
Publisher ~ Entangled Publishing Scorched
Genres ~ Contemporary Romance
As the millionaire owner of a chain of computer shops, Simon Traxel isn’t normally hands-on with mundane repairs. But when a fretful brunette shows up with her fried laptop and killer green eyes, he makes an exception. And as it turns out, she needs more hands-on help than Simon imagined.
Brainy soil scientist Cassie Michaels has spent her whole life feeling like a grungy tree trunk beside her delicate flower sisters. To make herself more interesting, Cassie invented stories about her wild sex life—stories she’s expected to retell in vivid detail at a bachelorette party. Cassie’s attempt to catalog her biggest whoppers goes awry when she spills wine on her laptop and lands in Simon’s shop with her sexy list frozen on the screen.
But Simon’s interest is piqued, and the two strike a deal to make Cassie’s make-believe sexploits a reality. From steamy public romps gone hilariously awry, to sexy antics with kitchen utensils, their quest to conquer The List is equal parts scorching hot and adorably awkward.
As they near the end of The List though, Cassie and Simon second guess their pledge to shake hands and say goodbye when they cross off the last item. But will Simon’s big secret make that the one fantasy that can never come true?
Hilarious with lots of hotness is what I must say about this books priceless opening chapter. I was instantly hooked on the story while laughing out loud at the scene where Cassie and Simon meet.
This book will be hard to review and not give anything away so I am going to tell you about what I learned from this book. Sometimes relationships are more then they appear, people love you just as you are, they will do anything for you and yet still drive you crazy. Stereo types are just that.... that though one can seem just like another society money grabbing female they are deeper and more caring. That those fears you hold onto can sometimes stop you from experiencing the most amazing things.
Now that the serious emotional part is over let's talk about this story line. It kept me chuckling throughout the book and the scenes where they were working on the list were extremely steamy and often humorous. I enjoyed how the author kept me emotionally connected to the plot and how she kept changing things up to add more value to the what could have been another so-so plot.
Author Tawna Fenske deserves kudos for her impactful portrayal of Junie. The addition of Junie's character warmed my heart and added a richness to the plot. Cassie's sisters were uniquely written and the interaction between Simon and them on the porch still makes me laugh.
Because of the strong character developments, I give this 4 STARS.
Tawna Fenske is a USA Today bestselling romantic comedy author who 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, standup paddle, 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 interactive fiction capers for Coliloquy; steamy, heartwarming series books for Entangled Publishing; and tender, funny romances for Montlake 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."
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