The Fix Up
Synopsis:Uncovering this sexy geek’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. Holly’s rebranded hundreds of companies in her career, but she’s never rebranded a person. The guy clearly needs help, though, and she’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 she’s starting to love?
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An Excerpt from The Fix Up
“Yes,” Holly said, surprised by the breathlessness in her own voice. “I want you, you want me, and I’m tired of fighting it. Take the next exit, please.”
“Where are we going?” His hand moved a fraction of an inch up her thigh, and Holly nearly moaned with pleasure.
“You don’t have a bed, and my place is too far away. There’s a hotel right up there and it seems like the surest way to have you inside me within five minutes.”
“Yes, ma’am.” Ben grinned and slid his hand further up her thigh. “And this is why you’re well-qualified to coach me on assertiveness. You’re a woman who knows what she wants.”
“I think you’ve mastered a few things yourself, Mr. CEO.” She watched his hand slide further up her thigh as he pushed her skirt up higher.
“Yes, but a little hands-on experience is always valuable if I’m really going to get behind the issue for some strategic interplay.”
She grinned, pretty sure this was the first time anyone had attempted to use business jargon as a seduction tool. “I think I can slot you in.”
“Excellent. I’d like to touch base on the liquidity of your assets as soon as possible.”
He shoved her skirt higher and Holly let her legs fall apart. Ben accepted the invitation, his fingers grazing the satin center of her panties, and Holly heard herself gasp.
“God yes!” she gasped, pressing against his fingertips. “Right there.”
This was my first read by Tawna Fenske and it was an enjoyable read.
Holly Colvin runs her own PR and branding company. She’s divorced and ready to get her ex out of her life for good, but needs extra money to do so. She doesn’t take any crap and is a smart lady so she sets out to keep her company going strong without her ex being involved.
Ben Langley- I have nothing but great things to say about his character. He’s a hot sexy nerd which makes him being socially awkward something you can deal with right? Ben runs the family business, but his dad who I dislike feels Ben will never make it as a CEO or anything for that matter.
As chance or fate would have it Ben and Holly meet in a furniture store. Holly saves Ben from an awkward moment and slips her business card in his pocket. She can tell Ben needs all the help he can get. She is ready to help re-brand him into not being so awkward. Will Ben take her up on the offer, or will he avoid all confrontation?
As the two start spending more time with each other their feelings change from just being professional.
I loved both of these characters! It was a very funny light read. I love the back and forth banter. I give it 4 stars!!