Sunday, August 7, 2016

Review: Now That It's You by Tawna Fenske

Now That It's You 


From Goodreads: Talented chef Meg Delaney hasn’t spoken to her cheating ex-fiancé, Matt Midland, for two years. Ditching him at the altar after blurting out “I can’t” instead of “I do” would sour any relationship. But now, just as Meg is finally ready to bury the hatchet, she learns closure is permanently off the menu. And the kicker? Matt’s brother, Kyle, is back in her life, stirring up feelings that are equal parts guilt and lust.Meg was the best thing that never happened to Kyle. He couldn’t make a move on his brother’s girlfriend—even if Matt didn’t value her nearly enough. The situation is even more complicated now that Meg’s bestselling aphrodisiac cookbook has spawned a legal battle with the Midlands. Maybe he should stay away. But love, like family, plays by its own rules. And the one woman he shouldn’t want might be the only one who’s perfect for him.

Review: I cannot gush enough about how much I loved this book. Tawna Fenske writes humor like nobody else. That's not to say this book is funny, but there are funny moments and they balance nicely with the seriousness in this story.
Meg Delaney heads to the hospital to make amends with her former husband-to-be after he's had minor surgery. Instead she learns of his unexpected death.
Kyle Midland hasn't spoken to his brother's fiancee in two years, not that he didn't want to. Now that she's stepped back into his life at the most unexpected time, he has to decide whether to follow his heart or to stay loyal to his late brother.
I'll admit there's a little ick factor in the idea of Meg hooking up with her ex's brother, but it's written so organically that it feels natural.
Meg's character is fantastic. She's the true star of this story. I found myself wanting nothing more than for her to be happy and to find the success she deserves.
One of my favorite things about Fenske's writing is her use of humor. Nobody does it better. Each joke sounds like conversations I have with my own husband. And I love that.

If you haven't read anything by Tawna Fenske, you're missing out.
Highly recommend this for anyone who loves traditional, contemporary romance.

About the author: Tawna Fenske 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, float the river, or sip wine on her back deck.
Tawna has published several romantic comedies with Sourcebooks, including Making Waves, which was nominated for contemporary romance of the year by RT Book Reviews. She also writes heartwarming romantic comedies for Montlake Publishing, and steamy, humorous series romance for Entangled Publishing. Tawna’s quirky brand of comedy and romance has won praises from Kirkus Reviews, which noted, “Up-and-coming romance author Fenske sets up impeccable internal and external conflict and sizzling sexual tension for a poignant love story between two engaging characters, then infuses it with witty dialogue and lively humor. An appealing blend of lighthearted fun and emotional tenderness.”

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 *ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*