Tuesday, 5 July 2016

The Hang Up by Tawna Fenske

Title: The Hang Up
Series: First Impressions (#2)
Author: Tawna Fenske
From: Netgalley
Genre: Romance
Release Date: 13th June 2016
Challenges: 2016 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge, 2016 New Release Challenge, Summer COYER 2016, 2016 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (2 points)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon
Synopsis (from Goodreads): 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 fall…

Having read The Fix Up earlier this week, I was excited to dive into The Hang Up, and it didn't disappoint. I really needed a light and fun read after finishing Wool (Hugh Howey) last night, and this delivered perfectly, and was a perfect Sunday afternoon read. 

There was real chemistry between Miriam and Jason, and the two of them brought out parts of their personalities that they thought had gone. In Miriam's case, Jason made her more adventourous then she had been since her father died, and it felt good having a character truly become themselves again. 

I also loved the family element in The Hang Up. Jason's nephew, Henry, was so cute! I liked that Jason's sister was still in the picture and was a good mother, Jason wasn't compensating on that front and was over protective towards them both! In fact it was just because of Henry's past illness that he was so protective, which definitely made sense in the grand scheme of things. 

I thought that Fenske absolutely nailed writing a 5 year old character. He was that perfect combination of brash and childlike. He'd say things that could make the adult characters feel uncomfortable, but at the same time he was obsessed with dinosaurs! 

The Hang Up is a stand alone story, but it does mention events that happened in The Fix Up, and timeline wise the two books run on from one another. You wouldn't be ruining The Fix Up by reading The Hang Up first though as both books are the guaranteed sweet HEA type books anyway! 

I've loved reading the First Impressions books so far and look forward to reading more from Fenske in the future!