Review: The Hang Up

cover-the hang upTitle: The Hang Up
Author: Tawna Fenske
Series: First Impressions #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Short novel
Available: 13th June

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PR specialist Miriam Ashley makes her living cleaning up bad boys. Mountain climber-turned-CEO Jason Sanders should be an easy fix. And with a nephew to care for, he’s motivated. The problem? Every time she tries to help Jason get his head in the boardroom, they end up in the bedroom.

What the hell is she thinking? He’s the definition of off-limits. Not just because he’s a client—he spends his free time risking his life mountain climbing. The same thing that got her father killed. She’s not going to open her heart to a guy who could disappear at the drop of a…well, she’d rather not finish that thought.

She needs to leave complicated alone, but every time she sees Jason, something tells her it’s her who might fall…


Source: ARC from Entanged: Lovestruck via NetGalley

I really like Tawna Fenske’s books, and this one is no exception. It’s fun, sexy, has plenty of dirty jokes, some really cute interactions with a rather precocious kid and some fun adventures. It’s feel-good with a dirty, flirty feel and I enjoyed it from start to finish.

Miriam and Jason are complete opposites. She’s fashionable and citified, he’s rugged and outdoorsy, and that’s without bringing in Miriam’s issues surrounding extreme sports and Jason’s overwhelming need to protect everyone ever against everything or feel like a complete and utter failure. Yet they have a very similar sense of humour, so much sparking chemistry and a great connection that is fun to read about. Throw in the working relationship that gives them plenty of excuses to spend time together, and that’s all you need.

I liked Miriam. She has valid reasons for being nervous about Jason’s hobbies, but I loved how gutsy and determined she could be when challenged. She’s not stupid, but she won’t back down either unless she has to. I liked Jason too, the way he is with his nephew in particular, and how he coaxes Miriam out of her protective shell is particularly nice.

If you’re looking for something easy and enjoyable, with a nice romance, plenty of heat and lots and lots of dirt – in the mind and of the mud variety – then give this a try. It’s fun, quick and I enjoyed every moment. Here’s hoping there will be more about Jason’s sister and nephew sometime in the future – I would love to spend more time with those two.


The Hang Up is out June 13th!
Visit Tawna Fenske for more details.

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