Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Frisky Business by Tawna Fenske

Title: Frisky Business
Author: Tawna Fenske
My Rating: B+ 

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: -
Main CharactersMarley and Will
Release Date: May 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
Marley Cartman is fed up with arrogant rich guys who treat her like garbage, so she vows to only date men with modest paychecks and a little dirt under their nails. 

Her new boss, William Barclay, is exactly the kind of man she's trying to avoid: an eccentric millionaire with duct shape shoes and an unexplained vendetta against her. 

But as Will and Marley butt heads over grumpy badgers and phallic artifacts, they discover that sometimes the opposite of what you want is exactly what you need.

My Review:
Will and Marley...absolutely some of the best dialogue I've ever read. These two simply click and every time they are on the page together, it's very obvious. Their exchanges are fun to read, they're entertaining, and you can fell all that hot sexual chemistry brewing beneath the surface. 

I enjoyed the premise of this one especially Will's very unusual background. Will is best friends with his sister, who just happens to be the person that his wife left him for. Yes, after 4 years of marriage, Will's wife decided she was a lesbian and in love with his gay sister. And in a really unusual dynamic, they all remain very close friends, although it's easy to see Will's hurt that lays just below the surface. So the guy has some trust issues. He had no idea and was completely blindsided by his wife's betrayal. But he's still such a great guy...he just doesn't trust easily. 

And that's really not good news for Marley, who's hiding so many things/facts in her life. Marley has a complex history and it isn't fully revealed until the very end. And that makes writing this review so difficult, because she's a great character and has her own issues with trust...the likes of which I as the reader never fully understood until it was all revealed. But whoa, this girl has just as complex a history as Will and just as much reason for her own trust issues...if not honestly more of a reason. 

But beneath it all is that undeniable chemistry. There are so many reasons why these two shouldn't get together and they are both well aware of them and are constantly fighting their feelings. But because of circumstances, they keep getting thrown together and that usually ends with (an almost) spontaneous combustion. (Note: I really enjoyed the fact that they are trying NOT to get together, but things happen anyway...which ALWAYS get interrupted. There's some sort of ironic fate about it all.)

The book was totally a fun book. I laughed out loud so many times. The Pure Romance party had me crying it was so funny. It's a GREAT book for an afternoon's escape into something pure fun and entertaining. I recommend it.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review, but then bought a print copy for my keeper shelf. This is a book I will re-read when I need something to lift my spirits. 

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