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Peek Inside Fiancee for Hire

Former Marine MacArthur Patton is used to handling top-secret government contracts and black-ops missions, but his new assignment involves something more dangerous—marriage. Enter his little sister’s best friend Kelli Landers. She can’t wait to bring Mr. Tall-Dark-and-Detached to his knees, and her longtime crush on the commitment-phobe makes her plan to seduce him even sweeter. Love wasn’t part of the plan, but soon Mac and Kelli find that more than a weapons deal is on the line...

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A 2015 Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence finalist in the Contemporary Series category

Falling in love was never part of the plan…

Former Marine MacArthur Patton has made a small fortune on top-secret government contracts and black-ops missions, but his new assignment involves something more dangerous—marriage.

Well, fake marriage anyway.

To keep weapons out of the hands of terrorists, Mac has to secure a fiancée. A sweet, demure, compliant fiancée to serve as his arm candy for a few weeks while he completes the covert arms deal in Mexico. His sister claims to know just the woman, and sends her best friend to play the role.

“Sweet” and “demure” aren’t in Kelli Landers’s repertoire. A badass veterinarian who neuters big dogs and bigger men on a regular basis, she can’t wait to bring Mr. Tall-Dark-and-Detached to his knees. Her longtime crush on the commitment-phobe makes her plan to seduce him even sweeter.

Love wasn’t part of the plan, but the deeper Mac and Kelli fall into their ruse, the more danger they attract, until more than just their hearts are on the line…


"If you're looking for a sexy and fun read that will put a smile on your face from page one and have you laughing throughout the entire book, YOU. NEED. TO. READ. THIS." --Dirty Girl Romance

"Warning: do not read this book in public unless you are willing to be subjected to odd looks and stares due to the following, giggles, snorts, guffaws, heated cheeks, feeling flushed, squirming and a smile from ear to ear." --Rachel, Goodreads review

"I laughed my socks off at the exquisite perfect dry humour that Tawna Fenske has injected into Fiancée for Hire." -- Nicola, Goodreads review

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633750319
Series: Front and Center, Book 2
Release Date: Jul 21, 2014
Page Count: 240
Imprint: lovestruck
Genre: contemporary, military/men in uniform, romantic comedy
Tropes: best friend's little sister, fake engagement

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By Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾ July 17, 2014

4.5 Laugh Out Loud Stars

You'll be well compensated for your time if you're willing to play the fiancee role for a few weeks. You just need to be compliant, soft-spoken, beautiful, sweet, demure, and drama-free."
Kelli raised an eyebrow. "You're aware you just gave a complete list of antonyms

4.5--Fake Fiancée--Stars!!

Just an FYI, I didn't read the first book in the series, and I didn't feel like I missed anything by going straight in to this one.

Kelli gets propositioned by her BFF, Sheri, to be her brother Mac's fiancée for hire. He's a fancy shmancy military guy and for his latest ope ...more

By Syndi September 17, 2019

I am surprise to like this book more than I expected. It is funny, witty and light romance reading. I especially Kellie. Usually it is the hero who is allergic to commitment. But in this book, it is actually the hero and the heroine stay away from commitment. And it is very refreshing. Plus Kellie i ...more

By Geri Reads July 16, 2014

3.75 hilarious stars!

Okay. So I had to suspend my disbelief that a woman who is against marriage as Kelli would agree to be a fake fiancee to a bossy former marine Mac. The whole "cover" thing was a little lame but I'm chalking it up to me being nit-picky with details. Plus, the fact she had been cr ...more

By Claire June 11, 2015

4 - "Absence makes the crotch grow fonder." Stars!

I absolutely loved Marine for Hire, the first book in Tawna Fenske’s Front and Centre series, and Fiancée for Hire lives up to the high standard of its predecessor.

”Here we go, big guy. We’ll get that pork sword back in place in no time.”

Although sti ...more

By Nicola July 08, 2014

Those books that make you cry laughing? This is one of them. I laughed my socks off at the exquisite perfect dry humour that Tawna Fenske has injected into Fiancée for Hire. And balance the humour with romance, fun, action, passion, emotion and a couple who have a fabulous chemistry and you get the ...more

By Janey July 22, 2014

4 Love spuds stars..

ARC generously provided by entangled publishing in exchange for an honest review..

Having enjoyed Tawna’s writing voice in Marine for Hire, I was excited to dip into this book, the next in the series.

It centred on MacArthur Patton, a former Marine, and brother of Sheridan, who we ...more

By Reanell July 15, 2014

5 Sweet & Sassy Stars!

This book is an absolute must read! I laughed so much in this short story! Kelli is an amazing character and it was easy connecting to her. Mac, now he is quite scrumptious! Kelli is a veterinarian who puts her heart and soul into the animals. A childhood filled with disappoint ...more

By Anne OK July 26, 2014

LMAO! Oh my gosh -- I had the best kind of fun reading this hilariously funny and enticing story. My first book by Tawna Fenske set the bar high and I can't wait to read more. She definitely knows how to write the fun stuff and the sizzle and steam, too! ...more

By Rachel July 12, 2014

Warning: do not read this book in public unless you are willing to be subjected to odd looks and stares due to the following, giggles, snorts, guffaws, heated cheeks, feeling flushed, squirming and a smile from ear to ear.

This is what you possibly could be subjected to while reading Tawna Fenske's ...more

By Kelly at July 07, 2014

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Loved, loved, loved this book!! Finally a lead female has my name!!!! Now granted Tawna had to change the y to an i so that no one would suspect she based the character off me. Wait? What? You didn’t? Well dang.
Any way ...more

By Stephanie* July 22, 2014

4.5 SUPER SEXY stars

Kelli & Mac's story. Mac is an undercover military man who is working on catching a certain arms dealer, Zapata. He needs a fake fiancee to take with him to Mexico to help negotiate the deals since his ex, Griselda, is currently married to Zapata, said arms dealer. You still with ...more

By Kathleen July 25, 2014

Review posted at: Swept Away By Romance

Story Rating ~ 4 Stars
Hero Rating ~ 4 Stars
Heroine Rating ~ 5 Stars
Romance Rating ~ 5 Stars
Heat Level ~ 4 Stars
Ending ~ 4 Stars
Overall Rating ~ 4.5 Stars

This was my first read by Tawna Fenske and what a good read it was! Fiancée for Hire had a little bit of eve ...more

Slick‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews


Review copy provided for an honest review

Gawd, I loved this book three times over and the more I read Tawna Fenske the more I appreciate her writing style and her humor; she is seriously giving Jill Shalvis a run for the money when it come ...more

By LJT July 12, 2014

Do you like books about fake engagements and the best friend's older brother trope? In Fiancée for Hire by Tawna Fenske, you get them both, along with a little suspense, intrigue, and a hot couple that discovers love in the middle of a battlefield.

Mac Patton is a former marine that has made a small ...more

By Sienna July 05, 2014

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When I requested both books in this series from NetGalley this was the one that interested me most. I knew they were standalones with a slight link but I wanted to read them in order so I had to wait a little longer to get to this book, which wasn't a ...more

By pinK July 31, 2014

So by the time I finished the first chapter I came to a fantastic conclusion. The heroine in this book, Kelli Landers? Yes, she is freakin' amazingly awesome. I want to be her friend, she has all the qualities of an amazing person. Kelli is confident - she stands up for herself from a client that wa ...more

By Heather July 01, 2014

I loved this book, and I really loved Kelli, "meet?" she raised an eyebrow at him as she tucked her small hand in his and gave a ladylike shake. "We've met at least a hundred times, Mac. You put a band-aid on my knee when I was ten and you were this big, cool high schooler whose kid sister's tripped ...more

By Jackie July 20, 2014

ARC Courtesy of Entangled Publishing

This is the second book in this wonderful series and to say that I loved it would be the understatement of the century...

This is Mac and Kelli's story whom we met in the first awesome book. Mac needs a fake finance for a few weeks in order to obtain some weapons f ...more

By Erica August 01, 2014

I had a serious problem with this book. It ended! What ever was Tawna Fenske thinking?

Ok, so I totally adored this one. Since I read Marine for Hire, I have been itching to get my hands on this one. And it totally delivered. Who else but Tawna Fenske can have an illicit arms dealer cooing over a te ...more

By Irene July 30, 2014

4 solid stars

Fiancee for Hire was such a great read, loved it.

Kellie and Mac won my heart, loved them both, and together they made this book fun to read.

Kellie “Maybe between your broken pieces and my broken pieces, we can find a way to fit everything together and make something whole.”

And Mac's r ...more

By Kara August 02, 2014

review to come ...more

By CC August 20, 2015

very funny. Action packed. Better than the first in the series. I loved Katie and Mac was a perfect dark, brooding hero. It was a fun read. ...more

By Jessica September 23, 2014

Very cute story. Mac and Kelli were hot!
If you want laughs, fake engagements, hot sex, and lizard penis ;) you will love this book! ...more

By Fran November 02, 2014

I'm pretty sure I've read this book before. :| ...more

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Tawna Fenske

About the author

USA Today Best Selling Author

Tawna Fenske

When Tawna Fenske finished her English lit degree at 22, she celebrated by filling a giant trash bag full of romance novels and dragging it everywhere until she’d read them all. Now she’s a RITA Award finalist, USA Today bestselling author who writes humorous fiction, risqué romance, and heartwarming love stories with a quirky twist. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY has praised Tawna’s offbeat romances with multiple starred reviews and 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 find out more about Tawna and her books, visit To learn more about all of Tawna’s books, visit

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