Thursday, June 23, 2016

Virtual Tour & Giveaway ~ The Hang Up - A First Impressions Story by Tawna Fenske

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First Impressions #2
Tawna Fenske
Releasing June 13th, 2016
Entangled Publishing

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

“At least I have the good sense to keep my mouth shut in board meetings instead of peppering all my dialogue with profanity,” Miriam said.

“Keeping my mouth shut isn’t usually an option as CEO,” Jason pointed out. “I don’t suppose you’d care to give me some pointers on being a more polished professional?”

“What, you mean like etiquette lessons?”

“Sure, something like that.”

Miriam snorted. “We’ve known each other forty-eight hours, so I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt for not realizing I’m the last person in the world who should be giving anyone etiquette lessons.”

“I beg to differ,” he said, his gaze sweeping her body in a way that made her shiver. “You’re the most put-together woman I’ve ever met.”

“Looks can be deceiving.”

“And you totally owned it in the board meeting.”

“Owning a team of suit-clad, tie-yanking executives is only slightly more challenging than owning a housecat.”

“I’ve met your cat. Considering he sexually assaulted me, that qualifies as a challenging pet.”

Excerpt #3

“Tell you what,” he said. “You give me a few pointers on polish and professionalism, and I’ll give you free outdoor adventure tours.”

“Outdoor adventure?” She wasn’t surprised to hear that the words emerging from her mouth had the same intonation she’d use if she said “Pap smear” or “Ebola.”

 “Thanks, but no thanks,” she said, flipping open her laptop. “But actually, I can show you some of my favorite fashion websites if you want to get some ideas for professional attire and—”

“Wait, why don’t you want an outdoor adventure?”

Miriam stared at him and wondered whether to offer the real story or the one that seemed most obvious.

“I’m a city girl through and through, in case you hadn’t noticed,” she said, settling for the surface story.

“Right, but you’re a city girl who’s managing the account for the nation’s second-largest outdoor gear retailer,” he pointed out. “Don’t you think you should be at least a little familiar with our products?”

“I am familiar with your products,” she said. “I did intensive market research using the reports from—”

“No, no, no,” Jason interrupted. “Reports aren’t the same as actually experiencing it. When was the last time you played outside?”

Miriam tamped down the panic that threatened to bubble its way up from her gut. It wasn’t his fault. He couldn’t possibly know she’d spent the last year avoiding all things outdoorsy.

Especially men with an adrenaline habit.

She swallowed hard and forced herself to answer his question. “I went outside on Saturday,” she said. “I walked out to get the mail.”

Jason shook his head and looked at her like she’d lost her mind. “Come on, I’ll start you off easy. Maybe some spelunking or something.”

“I don’t know what spelunking is, but unless it’s a drink, a sex act, or a fashion designer, I’m not interested.”

He cocked his head to the side. “Wait, so you would be interested if spelunking was a sex act?”

“I was being glib,” she said, tossing her hair and making note of the eagerness in his expression. “Whatever it is, I’m guessing it’s outside my comfort zone.”

“Exactly why you should do it.” He grinned again.

“Spelunking is cave exploration. I have all the gear, and there’s a really amazing cave I know of just a couple hours away. Come on, it’ll be fun.”

“I think you and I have very different definitions of fun.”

“I doubt that,” he said. His voice was low and molten, or maybe that’s just how Miriam heard it. Either way, it sent a shiver down her spine.

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Tawna Fenske is a USA Today bestselling author who writes
humorous fiction, risqué romance, and heartwarming love stories with a quirky
twist. Her offbeat brand of romance has received multiple starred reviews from
Publishers Weekly, one of which noted, “There’s
something wonderfully relaxing about being immersed in a story filled with
over-the-top characters in undeniably relatable situations. Heartache and humor
go hand in hand.”

Tawna lives in
Bend, Oregon with her husband, step-kids, and a menagerie of ill-behaved pets.
She loves hiking, snowshoeing, standup paddleboarding, and inventing excuses to
sip wine on her back porch. She can peel a banana with her toes and loses an
average of twenty pairs of eyeglasses per year.

To learn more about
all of Tawna
books, visit

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