THE FIX UP is Book 1 in Tawna Fenske's First
Impressions series. Ben Langley is both a sexy science
geek and a reluctant businessman. His first meeting with
PR woman Holly Colvin is entertaining and Tawna Fenske
creates sparks and chemistry from the moment they first
meet. I love romances with a makeover involved, and I love
heroes who are geeks, and Ben has a sweet and sexy Clark
Kent charm. Holly is a strong woman with some
vulnerability and emotional baggage because of her ex.
The flirty and super sexy vibe between Ben and Holly as
she updates his wardrobe and builds his confidence makes
THE FIX UP fun to read. Whether Ben succumbs to his
father's view of what he needs to be in order to take
over the company, or whether he remains who he is
intrinsically is the question that runs throughout THE
At first I thought Ben's father would somehow be the
villain in this story who tries to keep Ben and Holly
apart. However, while Ben's dad is a slightly sleazy
corporate jerk, it's Holly's doubts that almost keep her
from finding happiness. Being a career woman married to a
control freak who plotted to keep her from working soured
Holly on the idea of marriage and taking a chance on love
again. Finding herself attracted to an executive and
mixing business with pleasure brings up all of Holly's
worst fears. Thankfully for her, and the reader, Ben is
nothing like her ex or his father but instead is a
sensitive geek who is big on cuddling and being genuine.
I love how Ben is able to stay true to himself while only
using the trappings of a businessman persona when he
needs to. The moments of emotional intimacy between Ben
and Holly are just as compelling as the more erotic ones
and highlight how well-matched they are.
The sweet and effortlessly charming hero in THE FIX UP,
mixed with the lively story, and sizzling romance add up
to a winning combination. The constant push and pull as
Holly tries to resist temptation and give in to her
feelings for Ben had me glued to the page. I can't wait
to read the next book in this First Impressions
by Tawna Fenske.
Uncovering this sexy geekâ€™s charm is easy. Keeping her hands
off of him is impossible.
While he may look like the love child of a movie starlet and
an NFL linebacker, Ben Langley has the people skills of a
half-drowned porcupine. Why socialize when there are
chemistry labs and bad sci-fi flicks? If he has any hope of
taking the helm as CEO of the family business, Ben needs an
image makeover. Pronto.
Enter Holly Colvin, owner of First Impressions public
relations and branding firm, and the woman who just saved
Ben from the clutches of an over-attentive sales clerk.
Hollyâ€™s rebranded hundreds of companies in her career, but
sheâ€™s never rebranded a person. The guy clearly needs help,
though, and sheâ€™s just the woman for the job.
With the clock ticking for them both, Holly and Ben face off
over wardrobe malfunctions and business jargon that sounds a
lot sexier than it should. But can Holly make Ben into the
man he thinks he should be without losing the man sheâ€™s
starting to love?