Marine For Hire (Front and Center #1) by Tawna Fenske-a review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Re-release July 1, 2014
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.
REVIEW: MARINE FOR HIRE is the first instalment in Tawna Fenke’s contemporary, adult Front and Center erotic romance series. This is marine Sam Kercher and divorced mom Sheridan (Sheri) Patton-Price’s storyline. Sam is on leave from the marine’s pending the results of an investigation and his former military buddy and best friend MacArthur (Mac) requests a favor-become his sister’s ‘manny’ for her seven month old twin boys while keeping an eye out for her deviant ex-husband.
The focus of the storyline is the building relationship between Sam and Sheri. After catching her husband in bed with a younger woman following the birth of their twins, Sheri is slowly realizing that raising seven month old twins and working full time is impossible without some much needed help. Raised in a family of marines and married to an alpha military male, Sheri has sworn off military men and all of the problems that come with. Enter Sam Kercher, a man hired by Sheri’s brother Mac to look after the babies-only Sam must keep secret that he is a marine.
The attraction between Sheri and Sam is immediate and hot. Sam first met Sheri years before but Sheri has no clue how Sam fits into her brother’s life. As Sheri and Sam dance around their sexual attraction to one another, Sheri’s ex husband makes a play to get his family back. Sam is a man determined to look after Sheri and the boys but soon realizes that he wants Sheri for so much more.
The secondary characters include Sheri’s brother Macarthur and her BFF Kelli. Mac and Kelli’s storyline is next in Fiance For Hire. Mac is another alpha marine male who knows a thing or two about protecting the people that he loves and Kelli is a veterinarian who has had a thing for Mac for years. The world building pulls together the sights and sounds of Hawaii; the world of the U.S. Marines; and a group of friends and family who will do just about anything to protect those that they love.
MARINE FOR HIRE is a fast paced, sensual although predictable storyline about two people destined for one another who must move past the obstacles of previous heartbreak and betrayal. Tawna Fenske writes a story with a little bit of mystery, suspense, romance, sex, passion and a happily ever after. We should all be able to find a ‘manny’ like Sam Kercher and it doesn’t hurt that he knows a thing or two about raising children and making the beds.
Copy supplied by the publisher through Netgalley
Reviewed by Sandy