Blog Tour: Eat, Play, Lust by Tawna Fenske

Posted September 2, 2013 by Kim in 4 Stars, Blog Tour, In Review / 0 Comments

Blog Tour: Eat, Play, Lust by Tawna FenskeEat, Play, Lust Publication date: August 26, 2013
Format: eARC, 57 pages
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Cami Pressman is a yoga instructor with a lifelong secret love of junk food. Not even an irresistible man can replace the mouthwatering wickedness of her favorite foods.

Until, that is, Paul Hammond signs up for her class. He’s a gourmet chef looking to score some fitness tips, and a date with Cami. Suddenly Cami’s lust for junk food isn’t the only thing making her tingle.

When this sinful chef and hot yoga teacher eat, play, and lust together, they just might bring their obsession to a new level. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

In Review: My Thoughts

“I’m not here to seduce you. Not like that, anyway. I want to seduce your palate.”

It’s not easy to develop characters or a storyline well in 57 pages, but Tawna Fenske manages to do just that with Eat, Play, Lust. It was a sweet and sexy novella; an easy read with a happily ever after. If you’re looking for a short, well-written romance with a touch of heat and likable characters, look no further.

Cami is a yoga instructor with food issues. She was overweight when she was younger, and that, combined with her mother’s constrictive, all healthy all the time attitude towards food, she is embarrassed to indulge her self-proclaimed “white-trash food lust.”

“Not that I was trying to find out your age. I know it’s rude to ask an attractive woman her age. Or any woman, regardless of whether she’s attractive. I mean, obviously a woman’s value isn’t determined by her level of attractiveness. … Not that I’m implying you aren’t attractive. Obviously you’re knock-down, drop-dead, leave ’em howling gorgeous, and— … Can you just pull my foot out of my mouth before you punch me? It hurts less that way.”

Paul, a “broad-shouldered, desperately hot lumberjack” of a man, is student in her yoga class. He’s also a gourmet chef. Paul signed up for private paddleboard yoga lessons to get closer to Cami. The chemistry between he and Cami was instantaneous. Paul was so adorably awkward. Their unintentional double entendre-laced dialogue was giggle out loud funny at times.

While I found most of this novella to be sweet and funny, it has a sexy side, too. There is definitely some, shall we say “creative” heat, when Cami and Paul give in to their lust for one another.

I enjoyed this bite-sized taste of Cami and Paul. I’d definitely go back for a second helping.

About Tawna Fenske

Tawna Fenske writes humorous fiction, risqué romance, and heartwarming love stories with a quirky twist. She traveled a career path that took her from newspaper reporter to English teacher in Venezuela to marketing geek to PR manager for her city's tourism bureau. An avid globetrotter and social media fiend, Tawna is the author of the popular blog, Don't Pet Me, I'm Writing, and a member of Romance Writers of America. She lives with her husband in Bend, Oregon, where she'll invent any excuse to hike, bike, snowshoe, float the river, or sip wine on her back deck.

Tawna has published several romantic comedies with Sourcebooks, including Making Waves, which was nominated for contemporary romance of the year by RT Book Reviews. She also writes interactive fiction capers for Coliloquy and the steamy, heartwarming Front and Center series for Entangled Publishing. Tawna's quirky brand of comedy and romance has won praises from Kirkus Reviews, which noted, "Up-and-coming romance author Fenske sets up impeccable internal and external conflict and sizzling sexual tension for a poignant love story between two engaging characters, then infuses it with witty dialogue and lively humor. An appealing blend of lighthearted fun and emotional tenderness."


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  1. Christy @ Love of Books

    This sounds like such a fun book. Plus it’s a novella, which makes me more inclined to read it .. as sad as that sounds. Great review, Kim.