Thursday 27 February 2014

Review: Marine for Hire - Tawna Fenske

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She thought she’d sworn off military men for good…

Sam Kercher is every inch a wickedly hot Marine. Tall. Sexy. Lethal. When his best friends call in a favor, Sam is forced to face an entirely new line of duty—playing nanny for their newly divorced sister and her squirming seven-month-old twin boys. If Sam can dissemble an M16 in his sleep, diaper duty should be a cakewalk…right?

Unfortunately, Operation Nanny isn’t quite that simple. Sheridan has sworn off overbearing military men, so Sam must protect her from her dirtbag ex without revealing just how much he has in common with her brothers. Or that he’s been ordered not to touch her. Ever. Problem is, Sheri’s one hell of a gorgeous woman, capable of making this hard-bodied marine even harder. And Sam wants her bad.

Protect the girl. Care for the babies. Hide his identity. And keep his hands off. But even the most disciplined Marine has weaknesses...and Sheridan is one Sam might not be able to resist.

Front and Centre Series:
Marine for Hire
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Sheridan swore off men when she found out her husband had been cheating on her - while she was busy looking after their seven month old twins. Her whole life has been spent around controlling military men, from her father and brothers right through to her dirt bag ex and she has had enough. She'd rather focus on her sons and rebuilding her life, starting with her new job, but before that she's going to need to find herself a nanny she can trust. Sheridan's brother, Mac, is worried that her ex is going to cause trouble and he wants to keep his sister and nephews safe so he calls in a favour with his friend and fellow Marine, Sam. Since Sheridan is dead set against the idea of a bodyguard Sam is forced to go in undercover as her new nanny. As the attraction between them grows will Sam be able to keep his secret and what will happen when she finds out who he really is?

I'm a huge fan of the Brazen line, these stories always hit the spot when you want a cute and sexy romance and Marine for Hire fits that bill perfectly. While it wasn't my favourite story from this imprint it was still a fun read and I'm curious enough to want to continue reading the series. I think the reason that I didn't enjoy it as much as I'd hoped is because everything happens so quickly between Sam and Sheridan, I got the instant attraction and didn't have a problem with that but I didn't believe they had fallen in love so fast. I found it hard to believe that Sheridan would be so willing to jump into a new relationship only seven months after giving birth to her children, especially bearing in mind how badly her ex-husband had treated her. Considering she was a single mother with such young babies AND a full time job I just thought romance would probably be the last thing on her mind. I also struggled to understand why she didn't spot that Sam was a military guy, there were so many clues that should have given him away that I had to roll my eyes at how stupid she was not to see it which in turn made me angry with Sam for lying to her.

If I put my irritations to one side and just went with the flow then I did enjoy the interactions between Sam and Sheridan. They had fantastic chemistry but what I actually enjoyed most was seeing them having fun together and spending time as a family with the children. Sam's interactions with the boys were adorable & I think he would make most women's hearts melt! I really liked Sheridan's best friend Kelli and the way she was so supportive of her friend and I'm also very curious to learn more about Sheridan's brother Mac. I have a feeling that the next book might feature Kelli and Mac as the main characters and I really hope I'm right about that. Marine for Hire is a fun, light hearted read and a great way to pass a lazy afternoon on the beach, the Hawaii setting makes it even more perfect summer reading.

Source: Received from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review

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