“In Fenske’s newest second-chance love story set in Portland, Oregon (after Now That It’s You), a hapless woman finds that misunderstandings almost outnumber the extra-toed cats she’s inherited along with her grandmother’s B and B. Jack Carpenter was a screwup when he was in college, but he loved Allie Ross, despite her nitpicking ways and constant demands. Allie’s unstoppable need to have everything go as planned led her to end her romance with carefree and spontaneous Jack. Sixteen years later, Jack, now a wealthy business owner, widower, and single father to ten-year-old Paige, returns to Portland to attend his high school reunion, eager to show Allie how wrong she was about his future.” —Publishers Weekly
“This novel's primary strengths are twofold: first, the reader can't help but root for Allie, who is realistically flawed and anxious about her own failings. Allie remains sympathetic through the entire read, even though it would be easy for her to devolve into a shrill, spoiled harpy. Second, the writing is deft and charming, with both characters’ narrative voices wry and self-effacing. Knowing both of them have a sense of humor about themselves makes the read charming and fun. This is a lovely second-chance romance (with a single-dad hero!) that will appeal to fans of Mary Kay Andrews, Jennifer Crusie, and Victoria Dahl.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
“This Time Around by Tawna Fenske was a book that couldn’t be put down. The drama within the pages drew you in and the comedy kept you laughing.” —Literacy Gems
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Tawna Fenske is a fourth-generation Oregonian 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, which once 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, stepkids, and a menagerie of ill-behaved pets. She loves hiking, snowshoeing, stand-up 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 Tawna’s books, visit www.tawnafenske.com.