Review: Marine for Hire by Tawna Fenske

Marine for Hire by Tawna Fenske
Series: Front and Center (# 1)
Release Date: February 3, 2014
Publisher: Entangled: Lovestruck
Pages: 244
Source: Book provided by publisher for review



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 disassemble 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, 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:  Sam Kercher excels as a Marine, but he has taken some time to re-evaluate his life. When a buddy calls in a favor, Sam finds himself caring for twin babies and their delectable mother.  Author Tawna Fenske uses a Hawaiian backdrop for Marine for Hire. In addition to a compelling storyline, the dialog adds a perfect touch, complete with a solid dose of humor.

It doesn’t take long to realize that Sheri desperately needs help, which is why her brother helped find a nanny. As a mother, I could certainly sympathize with her situation although I couldn’t imagine dealing with twins. Sam was specifically told by Sheri’s brother not to touch her, but no one prepared him for an electric connection.

Sounds like a fairly typical storyline, right? Well, the author added some unexpected twists including the fact that a Marine would be the last man Sheri would want as a partner. Revealing his military status just might be the wrong strategy.

This is the kind of story that has a lot of “feels,” especially with all of the scenes featuring babies, their diapers and everything in between. When you combine the humor and the well-developed characters, plus some chemistry, you end up with a fun storyline.