Monday, February 6, 2017

REVIEW: "The List" by Tawna Fenske (Contemporary Romance)

by Tawna Fenske

Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: January 30th 2017

Series: The List, #1
Standalone: Yes

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My Review




Description from Publisher:
As the millionaire owner of a chain of computer shops, Simon Traxel isn’t normally hands-on with mundane repairs. But when a fretful brunette shows up with her fried laptop and killer green eyes, he makes an exception. And as it turns out, she needs more hands-on help than Simon imagined.

Brainy soil scientist Cassie Michaels has spent her whole life feeling like a grungy tree trunk beside her delicate flower sisters. To make herself more interesting, Cassie invented stories about her wild sex life—stories she’s expected to retell in vivid detail at a bachelorette party. Cassie’s attempt to catalog her biggest whoppers goes awry when she spills wine on her laptop and lands in Simon’s shop with her sexy list frozen on the screen.

But Simon’s interest is piqued, and the two strike a deal to make Cassie’s make-believe sexploits a reality. From steamy public romps gone hilariously awry, to sexy antics with kitchen utensils, their quest to conquer The List is equal parts scorching hot and adorably awkward.

As they near the end of The List though, Cassie and Simon second guess their pledge to shake hands and say goodbye when they cross off the last item. But will Simon’s big secret make that the one fantasy that can never come true?
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My Musings:
This was a surprisingly erotic and adventurous read. I hadn't actually expected to be reading light BDSM scenes and girl-on-girl make-out sessions, but those are some of what you get in this.

Cassie, despite mocking their lifestyle, feels like she doesn't measure up to her two older sisters, so she creates stories of outlandish sexual exploits to shock and impress them. They tell all their friends about her, which means she needs to reacquaint herself with the stories she has been telling and writes a list. She accidentally shares that list with a computer repair guy, who offers to *ahem* help her stories become reality (since she apparently came up with them because she secretly wanted to do them...).

To be honest, I wasn't entire sold on an emotional connection between Cassie and Simon. Did they have good sexual compatibility? Absolutely. But I think Simon was too guarded the entire time to really convince me of a deep connection emotionally.

If you are looking for a lighthearted and lightly kinky/smexy read, definitely grab this one!

My Source: I received a digital ARC from the publisher to voluntarily review. This in no way influenced my review. My opinion is unbiased and my 100% own.

About the Author: Tawna Fenske
Tawna Fenske is a USA Today bestselling romantic comedy author who writes humorous fiction, risqué romance, and heartwarming love stories with a quirky twist. She traveled a career path that took her from newspaper reporter to English teacher in Venezuela to marketing geek to PR manager for her city's tourism bureau. An avid globetrotter and social media fiend, Tawna is the author of the popular blog, Don't Pet Me, I'm Writing, and a member of Romance Writers of America. She lives with her husband in Bend, Oregon, where she'll invent any excuse to hike, bike, snowshoe, standup paddle, or sip wine on her back deck.
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