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…
Each book in the First Impressions series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 The Fix Up
Book #2 The Hang Up
Book #3 The Hook Up
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Strange circumstances brought Miriam and Jason together the first time. The second time they meet is in a business meeting that throws both of them for a loop. Jason is a great guy. He just takes protecting his family to new levels. So much so, that he doesn't believe there's room in his life for anything else. He loves extreme sports, like mountain climbing. Her father died mountain climbing a year ago. They each have their issues but can they overcome them to keep from losing something so beautiful?
Great story! Real emotions from fantastic characters.
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A Must Read!!
Oh how I love Tawna Fenske!!! This book just proves it more, I promise you will be smiling and laughing out loud while reading this book! This book has it all, a gorgeous hunk, a girl that thinks she knows what she wants and an adorable little boy. Loved the chemistry between Miriam and Phillip along with their bantering!! This is a must read.
A great tale for someone who wants a little laughter and lightness in their romance.
Tawna Fenske has a knack for creating characters that could be over the top with too many quirky traits or dialogue that seems to lean to humor rather than purpose, but just before I’d start to roll my eyes, she hits us with a moment that explains it all, and brings the characters into a new light.
Jason is a mountain-climbing CEO with an edge who wants to clean his image. After all – he’s NOT all bad boy, there is his nephew Henry, who he dotes on and nothing is more important than Henry and his sister’s health and well-being. So he doesn’t always bother to dress in the latest and greatest, and yeah, he was mistaken for a homeless man once, but he’s not worried about what people think.
Miriam is a PR guru, and a bit tougher to get to know. She’s a bit of the ‘all business all the time” sort of girl, and she’s often quick to step in to “fix” situations. Her mistaking her newest neighbor for a homeless man isn’t so terrible, until he happens to be the CEO of a company that is one of her biggest clients. Fortunately for her, Jason is actually not offended, and finds her amusing and intriguing.
These two are really cute together, and get better as Miriam starts to loosen up and treat her client as a friend… then more. Their chemistry is solid, their dialogue is often skewed in a way that puts her, Miss Carefully Chosen Words and Reactions, at a disadvantage, which is endearing once she starts to realize it is not a battle, but a friendship with potential.
Secondary characters, especially Henry with his spot-on observations and no-nonsense utterances add to the story in ways that only a child can, as the adults struggle to explain themselves and their relationship – forcing them to face questions and issues they may otherwise have ignored. Once the flow and story took off – it TOOK OFF – and I whipped through the pages, dying to know what would happen next. A bit of a rush to the end left me with a few questions, but this book did contain moments with characters from the earlier book – so perhaps the tale of Jason and Miriam will have a ‘check in moment’ that will solidify their happy ending. A great tale for someone who wants a little laughter and lightness in their romance.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.