Review: Marine For Hire by Tawna Fenske
Marine For Hire
by: Tawna Fenske
Publication Date: Feb. 3, 2014
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Adult
Source: e-ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Page Count: 245 pages
Order Links: Amazon | B&N
My Rating: 4/5 stars
When it comes to relationships though, Sheri is not interested right now. She has enough on her plate with her new job and taking care of those boys. However, her resolve is greatly tested when sexy Sam enters the picture. Not to mention, as her manny, he will be living with them too. An incredibly studly, sexy Marine of a man is staying in my house? Fuhgeddaboutit! So props to you Sheri for not jumping that man's bones right away. Sheri has sworn off military men though. Her ex husband was not only military, but also overbearing and that is not the type of man she wants. She also hates liars and cheaters. This is going to present a big problem as her brother makes it clear to Sam that he will need to keep his identity under wraps as Sheri would freak big time knowing her brothers were the ones that hired Sam to not only be her manny, but keep a watchful eye out for her ex-husband.
Sam knows he should come clean with her especially after she makes it clear how much she despises liars, but he doesn't as he knows as soon as he does, she will be upset and make him leave, thus leaving her with no protection from her ex who is still sniffing around and calling! Again, Sam is a Marine- his sense of duty is incredibly important to him. He doesn't want to betray his friend, but it is killing him to lie to her especially once they start to get physical with one another.
While I enjoyed the story, I did feel there were a few plot lines I would have liked to see more in depth, such as Sam's struggle with his conscience over what happened in Kabul, and even a bit more from Lieutenant Limpdick (her ex husband, as Mac affectionately calls him). I did feel everything came to a resolution rather quickly also and I would have preferred to see it unfold at a slower pace.
Overall, this was a sweet romance with its share of steamy scenes thrown in and watching Sheri and Sam try to fight their attraction to one another is classic. Envisioning Sam changing diapers while thinking about taking apart a rifle or singing the Marine Corps hymn to the boys to get them to sleep is beyond adorable and definitely makes him that much more appealing!