Now That It's You

Now That It's You

by Tawna Fenske

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Now That It's You by Tawna Fenske

A RITA Award finalist, Mainstream Fiction with a Central Romance.

From USA Today bestselling author Tawna Fenske comes a romantic comedy that will simultaneously tickle your funny bone and tug at your heartstrings.

Talented chef Meg Delaney hasn’t spoken to her cheating ex-fiancé, Matt Midland, for two years. Ditching him at the altar after blurting out “I can’t” instead of “I do” would sour any relationship. But now, just as Meg is finally ready to bury the hatchet, she learns closure is permanently off the menu. And the kicker? Matt’s brother, Kyle, is back in her life, stirring up feelings that are equal parts guilt and lust.

Meg was the best thing that never happened to Kyle. He couldn’t make a move on his brother’s girlfriend—even if Matt didn’t value her nearly enough. The situation is even more complicated now that Meg’s bestselling aphrodisiac cookbook has spawned a legal battle with the Midlands. Maybe he should stay away. But love, like family, plays by its own rules. And the one woman he shouldn’t want might be the only one who’s perfect for him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781503937772
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Pages: 297
Sales rank: 1,307,216
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the 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.

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Now That It's You 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
gaele More than 1 year ago
There is a reason that exes are exes. Let me repeat – there is a reason that exes are exes. Meg needs and needed to hear that, repeatedly: she needs it taped on every available surface upon which she looks. And then, she needs to see how her exes’ behavior is not just his alone – but is a family trait. Because she didn’t. And it had me wanting to slap her while I repeatedly kicked Kyle all around a football pitch. Meg is, throughout the book, in need of some serious self-awareness. Years with Matt and his dismissive behavior have her lost, and after their breakup she is unable (or perhaps unwilling) to see herself as better without him. It doesn’t help that his family (including his brother, Kyle, her friend) shun her, and often go out of their way to make it a point. It’s not enough that Kyle actually can see what was wrong with the way Matt treated her, then goes on to do the same. Meg wallowed and stayed stuck, and didn’t actually say I deserve more until far too late. Fenske, in a turnaround from what I know of her, has managed to involve readers into the emotional maelstrom that is Meg’s brain, dealing with issues recent and past, and showing us a slow (often snail-paced) progression to a character that engendered, in succession: pity, frustration, empathy and eventually recognition of her growth, however infinitesimal. So it wasn’t my favorite – but I didn’t hate the book or the writing. I wanted more for Meg than a second-rate, half-grown man boy. And Fenske made me want that for her- she made me dislike the family members, proved that Matt was not worth the time she wasted with him. And, while I like my happy endings as much as the next person but the reconciliation with Kyle and Matt’s mother was one step too many for me. She was a horrible, mean, meddling person and there was no need to ‘make nice’. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
It is hard to think of much of anything that would be worse than finally getting the strength to face your ex and forgiving him for cheating than to go visit him at the hospital and find out he die then you have to face his whole family. I really liked how the author makes the reader feel sorry for so many people and then makes us laugh and smile. It was a very enjoyable listen that I will enjoy listening to again. Teri Schnaubelt did an outstanding job on narration she puts so much emotion into her audios. You could really feel what each character was feeling as she almost brings you to tears in the heartbreaking story of a past love that went wrong to an old friend that could be more. I loved how she showed the humor as well as the sorrow it really pulls on your heart. Her tones are even and smooth with no high or low volume just a smooth even voice with lots of emotions. I really enjoy listening to her and could listen to her voice all day. She has wonderful character voices it easy to tell who was talking and what they were feeling. The males had rich deep tones and the women had wonderful sexy tones. There were no background noise, no repeating or wording or any volume changes and if a break was taken you could not tell. She gives you a rich sexy read that at times will make you laugh. She knows how to hook her listener pulling them in giving a very enjoyable listen. I enjoyed the characters, how the story played out keeping us guessing on something, making us cheer at other times and breaking our hearts when we know these two really do care about the other but so much stands in their way. The twists and turns kept it very interesting making this a page turner. I loved how Kyle comes clean even though he knows it will tear them apart. I really could feel his pain as well as Meg’s. His mother is something else as well as his brother’s girlfriends. I loved the passion and the love scenes they really came to life. It really was a great listen that kept me laughing at times.
Vicki101370 More than 1 year ago
For ten years, Kyle watched his brother's relationship with Meg. He watched the way Matt treated her, and it killed him. And he wished against wish that he'd met her first. But he knew all he could ever be to Meg was a friend. Two years after running out on her wedding day, Meg is ready to apologize to Matt and make amends, only to learn that he's just passed away. In shock, Meg and Kyle find themselves spending more time together as they work through their grief in their own ways, jumping right back into the easy flow of their friendship, and stirring up all of the feelings Kyle has had for so many years. The more time they spend together, the more Meg realizes how different Kyle is from his brother, and how much he's always seemed to understand and respect her. Soon Meg finds it hard to deny that there's more between them than friendship. The question is if they can get over their past. And if Kyles family can ever understand Meg's reason's for leaving Matt at the altar. Now That It's You covers some heavy subject matter, but it does not lack Tawna Fenske's trademark humor, and steamy scenes. Her sense of humor is right up my alley, and I always find myself laughing out loud during her books.
trosado More than 1 year ago
4.5 STARS!! Two years after Meg leaves her cheating fiance (Matt) at the alter, she plans to make amends for her own mistakes in the relationship, only to find out her ex-fiance has died. At the hospital, Meg runs into Matt's brother Kyle. He had been a good friend to Meg while she was with Matt, but unbeknownst to her, had also harbored his own romantic feelings. As the two become reacquainted while grieving Matt's death, they also begin to explore their feeling for each other. First, I love, love, love Tawna Fenske's humor. Her books (including Now That It's You) never fail to make me giggle and laugh out loud. Along with the humor were many sweet romantic and poignant moments. I really liked Kyle and enjoyed how his metal art was described. I felt like I was wandering through his gallery along with Meg. Meg was the funny one and I loved her sweet nature. I just wish she didn't kowtow to the berating she received from Matt and Kyle's mom. It killed me to see her get so much blame and I really wanted her to fight harder. I also wanted Kyle to stick up for her more, but could understood his guilt-ridden pull to defend his brother, as well. Overall, I truly enjoyed this new book by Tawna Fenske and went through it quick, because I didn't want to stop reading. If it wasn't for the frustration with how things ended regarding Meg's lawsuit and one of Kyle's verbal attacks, I would give the book 5 stars. Yet, even though those two events bummed me out; the romance, humor, and friendships kept this book highly entertaining. I received a copy of this book from the publisher (via Netgalley) in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
BooksnKisses More than 1 year ago
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4 This was such a cute story, then add in Tawna’s super fun since of humor and you end up with a great story. Meg is great! She is finally ready to put her past behind her. But to do that she needs to mend one last fence. But yet again fate has stepped in and made a huge mess of Meg’s plans. They both know what they want but they don’t know how to bridge that gap. I really enjoyed watching Meg and Kyle struggle with what is right and what is wrong. I really liked both characters a lot. I believe this is going to be a stand alone books, but I do hope that we might get to see Kyle & Meg in another book. I want to know more about their story and what the future holds for them. If you are looking for a fun romance you need to pick up a copy of Now That It’s You. Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley & Montlake Romance in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.
Musings_of_Madjy More than 1 year ago
While reading this, I couldn't help but think about the idea of a man loving his brother's girlfriend of 10 years, and then that girlfriend eventually realizing that she loves both brothers in different ways... post-breakup and death of her fiance. At times, it reminded me of the movie "While You Were Sleeping", though with an actual relationship having happened with the brother (I'll admit now that "While You Were Sleeping" is one of my favorite Rom Coms. :) ). Tawna Fenske does a great job of not ignoring the awkwardness of that, or any, previous relationship, instead celebrating that relationships that we have help to prepare us for future relationships. This line in particular was one that I loved: "[We should move] Forward... Lugging all our baggage and our skeletons and all the things that make it possible for us to love each other better than we could have before.” I enjoyed that there weren't really any bad guys and that Matt didn't need to be torn apart for Kyle and Meg to work out. There was a lot going on with this one, with some serious subjects brought up, like infidelity, depression, grief, sibling rivalry, and family dynamics. The way that both infidelity and grief over the loss of a loved one were handled were both very thoughtful, and it felt good the way that both were presented and not taken too lightly (while also not bringing the story down with the levity of those topics). Kyle and Meg had some fantastic passion and I really liked their comfortable dynamic that made their love so very believable. Kyle, in particular, was fantastic and I thought his pining for Meg was sweet and more than a little swoonworthy (his honesty and the "confessions" were also wonderful). There are memories/flashbacks throughout that give us a better idea of the backstory to these characters and their relationships and I feel like that really solidified them as people who genuinely cared for one another. This is more than just a light read, though it isn't heavy at all. I really enjoyed this! Tawna Fenske has yet to disappoint me with her wonderful storytelling!! I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This is no way influenced my review. My opinion is my own.
KelliJo More than 1 year ago
Set aside time, because once you pick this up, you will not be able to put it down! Can time heal all hurts? Or just open up new ones? In her story of love, death, new love, and war among families, you will laugh, cry, be angry for Meg, who is a better person than I could be! This is possibly my favorite of Tawna's yet!
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
A light fun romance, that will have you laughing out loud! Meg not expecting to find love again after leaving her fiance at the alter two years ago. When she hears he is in the hospital for a minor procedure, she goes to visit him only to find out that he died. His brother, Kyle shows comfort to Meg and soon says he had always loved her. Now, how weird is that to start dating your ex's brother. Love the humor that Tawna puts in her books, even with the family issues in this story it will have you laughing. Great characters, that are very likeable and well written. A fast paced story, that I highly recommend.
AFOX0 More than 1 year ago
I wanted to love it….. Now That It’s You is a romantic comedy that has it all. Almost. Comic relief, humorous dialogue, pets you love, relatable main characters, supportive secondary characters, story with emotion. But having said that, the execution of the story somehow fell flat for me. While the book is well written, I found the progression of events frustrating. I mean, I cheered for Meg when I learned she did the “runaway bride” thing when Matt confesses to her that he cheated on her, all this, the night before their wedding. We learn throughout the story Matt’s a pretty shallow person, not very nice with Meg. But she stays with him for almost ten years. Seemingly, she’s painted as a woman whose self-confidence has been eroded by a chauvinistic man, albeit a charming one. She has a chance to run away from the doormat existence and become a stronger person. Fast forward two years, Meg is still guilt ridden and needing closure from Matt. So when she learns that he’s at hospital for minor procedure, it’s the perfect opportunity to apologize, and maintain a level of friendship. But it’s too late. Kyle, Matt’s brother, breaks the news he’s dead. Kyle has always loved Meg from afar, and Meg doesn’t know this, but she feels a certain connection to him because, of course, he’s family. Turns out, Meg and Kyle are very attuned to one another which I found endearing. Kyle and Meg reconnect and it’s everything he’s hoped for as they become lovers. This is the romance part I was expecting more of, but I was disappointed on several levels. The entire story revolves around Meg being sued by Matt and Kyle’s family over rights to her cookbook. Matt took the pictures but didn’t want credit for it, because he felt his name as a successful sports photographer didn’t belong on a cookbook. Sylvia, though unconsolable and grieving over the loss of her son, is vindictive and mean. I understand what grief does to people, but I was hoping Kyle could have cleared things up for his mom, thereby supporting Meg on the outcome of the suit. I kept waiting for Meg to fight, but she was incapable of defending herself. I just felt Meg, as a heroine, did not heal and grow from what her character was two years ago. I hate being disappointed over the heroine.. Also, I just didn’t understand why Kyle threw Meg under the bus. So he’s full of guilt for what he did in the past, but that doesn’t give him any right to divulge personal information, that was shared in intimacy, to the case. But of course, yes, she’s the woman he’s in been in love with and the only woman for him. MAJOR BETRAYAL. I can keep going on, but he just didn’t seem the Hero type in my romance girly heart. Now That It’s You had plenty of humor. I chuckled over the LARPing scene, my favorite. I loved the cheating metaphors and witty banter from Jess. But I felt the romance between Meg and Kyle lacked passion. Kyle and Meg certainly were two halves to a whole. They are soulmates, and their dialogue, when together, is touching. But I felt we didn’t get much of them together. Though they get their HEA, it is a melancholy journey to that point. I love Ms. Fenske’s work, but this one just didn’t do it for me. Still, I’ll look forward to reading more of her stories. Copy provided by Montlake Romance through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Maja_Vo More than 1 year ago
That is quite the interesting story. Basically it's about how to overcome a bad break up and how to find new love even in the middle of a tragedy. The story itself is beautiful, funny, something a reader can releaste to and most of all and what kept my attention is the self growth of both main characters. Yes, there are scenes and moments where I wanted to punch Matt, especially when we find out what he did in the past that lead to this moment but then I tried to see it from his POV (we also get that POV besides Megs) and you know what, I simply can't be mad at him for being in love and do stupid things because of it. Also, this book made me laugh, especially that scene in the first few chapter where both of them join live action role play. That's definitely a scene I won't forget so soon, since I find that role playing really fascinating. I liked both Matt and Meg but I think I liked Meg more, just because she went and still has to go through so much. I seriously disliked Matt's mother, like really disliked her. She got better at the end but hey, that's the end of the story so of course they have to make nice. Yeah...not in my book! But oh well. Would I recommend the story? Yes. It's a great book that might make you think about a thing or two.
TDB005 More than 1 year ago
This may only be my second read from this author, but Tawna Fenske is quickly becoming one of my favorite go-to authors for romantic comedy. She did an amazing job with Now That It's You. It was a very well balanced book with so much emotion, light-hearted romance, and witty humor that I couldn't put down. This is one of those types of books you can pick up when you are in a funk and have no problem coming right out of it. I was a bit iffy on the whole her dating her dead ex-fiance's brother at first, but in all honesty she should have been dating him from the start. The relationship between the two of them may seem odd at first, but as you read you quickly discover that they were always a perfect match. My one big issue that dropped this a whole star for me, was that I didn't feel we got to know Kyle very well on a personal level like we do Meg. I just wanted to get to know him better and I was left hanging there. I also didn't love the cover for this one, but I never discount a book based on a cover anyhow. So other than the issue with not getting to know Kyle well enough, I really did enjoy reading every moment of this book and I do highly recommend it. Fenske is quite talented with romantic comedy and is definitely an author worth reading.
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
When Meg finds out that her ex-fiance that she left at the altar has died, it’s both the end and the beginning, as she rekindles her friendship with Matt’s brother Kyle. Kyle always had a thing for Meg, but stayed completely out of the picture for obvious reasons. Will he take his chance now to show Meg that they were always meant to be together? The memory of Matt is the third in this odd love triangle, and his presence pervades the story from start to finish. He’s constantly brought up in conversation, in the ‘we can’t have a relationship because of Matt’ discussions between Meg and Kyle, and in just about every other situation they encounter. Meg was finally over Matt and ready to move on, yet now she seems stuck reliving the good and bad parts of their relationship while dealing with Matt’s memorial, and the overnight success of her cookbook. For a dead guy, he sure gets a lot of page time. In contrast to Meg’s relationship with Matt which didn’t seem to have a lot going for it during her rehashing of their memories, her friendship and attraction to Kyle are built on much more solid ground. They have artistic interests in common and appreciate each other’s talents. The sexual attraction between them makes for some steamy scenes in which they forget about all the hoopla surrounding them and can just be themselves.  These scenes feel very realistic, down to the post coitus guilt which gradually gives way to much deeper affection. I respect Kyle for keeping his feelings about Meg under wraps during her relationship with Matt, but otherwise my reaction to him is mixed.  He never approached Meg or intimated to her that he was interested in anything more than friendship during that time, but now that he is free to pursue her, it comes with (of course) a heavy dose of guilt because of his brother’s death. I didn’t always agree with Kyle’s decisions (both in the past and the present). The romantic comedy part is made up of scenes showing some of the natural awkwardness found in any relationship with some silly and genuinely funny banter and internal dialogue. I like the author’s writing style, and it’s what keeps me coming back to her books again and again. I like Meg but I’m on the fence about Kyle. They get their happy ending, but it’s not without a struggle. 3. 5 stars.
Kaits_Bookshelf More than 1 year ago
I give this book two thumbs up for plot. It was very creative. I wasn’t sure at first if I was supposed to sympathize with Meg who left her ex-fiance, Matt, at the altar or if I was supposed to dislike her. Cue Matt’s unexpected and permanent departure from Meg’s life just as she is ready to make amends to kick my sympathies for her into high gear. What a confusing and emotional thing to have to deal with. Then throw in Matt’s sexy, artistic brother, Kyle, to make things even more complicated. The plot was complex with surprises I didn’t see coming. I enjoyed the humor in this book, much of it supplied by Jess, Meg’s friend and a good supporting character. Sylvia was also a very believable, if not the most believable, character of all. Her emotions were so raw and real. I didn’t read her as someone who was bitter or out for revenge but as a desperate and grieving mother. This book was a quick, easy read perfect for beach reading and book clubs. I think we’ve all dated a Matt at some point, and I’m sure this book could spark hours of conversation regarding Matt and Meg, Kyle and Meg, Sylvia and Meg, and even Meg’s parents. This book is like reading a game of relationship roulette! It keeps you guessing and surprised and I didn’t find it falling into the romance novel cliché category at all. Read full review at: KaitsBookshelf.com
Robyn_Nichole More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book by Tawna Fenske. It sure was an emotional ride. There was a ton of little life lessons throughout the book. It touched on the different ways of handling grief ( Me personally I use wildly inappropriate sarcastic humor), learning to love again and most of all the difficult road learning to forgive not only others transgressions,but learning to forgive yourself for mistakes of the past. I liked Meg and Kyle's chemistry throughout the book and how they helped each other realize that grief is not one size fits all. I had some of a hard time with some of Kyle's protectiveness with his mother, but then again I understand how tough it would be to go against your family, when you already have a ton of guilt weighing on your shoulders. Tawna F. does a great job of deflecting some of the sadder moments with humor. Overall this wasn't the best book that I have read by Tawna Fenske, but I still give it a solid 4 stars.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
This is a great book written by Tawna Fenske. Meg Delaney is a talented chef, she hasn’t spoken to her cheating ex-fiancé, Matt Midland in two years after ditching him at the altar. Matt’s brother, Kyle is back in her life and stirring up feelings. Kyle has always had feelings for Meg, but kept them to himself. When Meg’s bestselling aphrodisiac cookbook creates a legal battle with the Midlands. Kyle knows he should stay away from her but when their paths keep crossing, they soon can’t deny their feelings. This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. This book will keep you reading long into the night and you will not want to put this book down until you finish. This was such a great read and full of surprises. I am looking forward to reading the next book by this great author. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.25 stars--NOW THAT IT’S YOU by Tawna Fenske is a stand alone, romance story line that looks at grief, betrayal, friendship and family. This is chef Meg Delaney, and metal artist Kyle Midland’s story line. Told from dual third person perspectives NOW THAT IT’S YOU follows Meg Delaney, who two years earlier, left her cheating fiancé Matt Midland, a man she had dated and loved for close to ten years, at the altar, and in the ensuing time has had no communication with him or his family. When Meg receives word that Matt was hospitalized and had undergone some minor surgery, she makes a decision to face her fears only to learn that her ex-fiance had died. Enter Kyle Midland, Matt’s younger brother, and a man who has loved his brother’s ex-girlfriend for as long as he can remember. What ensues is the rekindling of a friendship and a relationship between Kyle and Meg, and the fall out when Meg’s star, as a chef and cookbook author, begins to rise inciting a struggle between Meg and the Midland family. The association between Kyle and Meg is a friends to lovers relationship that Kyle pursues with his late brother’s ex-fiance. Kyle’s family has not been able to forgive Meg for ‘abandoning’ their son at the altar yet knowing that Matt was the one who had the affair. In this, there are some questionable emotional responses to what happened and why. In my opinion, our heroine is the hurt and injured party throughout the story, yet she is built up and made out to be a b*tch and my comfort level with the backlash and Meg’s resulting reactions was disconcerting at best. I struggled with the Midland family’s back and forth attitude towards our story line heroine; there was no consistency with their reception and feelings-one moment she was the enemy, and the next she was the best thing in their lives. And to add insult to injury Kyle Midland supported his family’s reaction, leaving our heroine to struggle with the accusations and insults alone. I was not feeling the love from the story line hero. I will add that everyone struggles with grief differently and at a different pace so perhaps the attitudes and emotions were as a result of the intense sorrow and pain but the presentation in a romantic story line tempered many of the happy feels that would have otherwise developed. NOW THAT IT’S YOU was a difficult read for me in that the reactions and resulting drama was unsettling and uncomfortable. Kyle’s actions (as it pertained to his brother’s affair) and attitude towards the woman he claimed to love was abhorrent and confusing; and our heroine essentially gave up without a fight. My enjoyment level was low although in the beginning there were a number of humorous moments when Kyle and Meg find themselves part of a Live Action Role Play group just days after Matt Midland had died. I was hoping for the fun and humor to continue but sadly, it was limited to a few pages. For me, the premise was awkward and somewhat tragic; the characters were passionate in what they believed; the romance is unrealistic considering Kyle’s behavior towards the woman that he loved. NOW THAT IT’S YOU is a well written story that got an intense reaction from this very prolific reader.
Linda_Grimes More than 1 year ago
Take a healthy amount of love and lust, add a smidgen of betrayal and guilt, sprinkle it with a few tears, and garnish it all with a liberal helping of laughter--there you have the perfect recipe for a fantastic read! Meg and Kyle, Fenske's all-too-human heroine and hero, drew me in from the start, and had me rooting for their Happily Ever After all the way through. Also, any novel that includes LARP-ing and an aphrodisiac cookbook is absolutely okay by me. Genius!
AmyBosica More than 1 year ago
2.5 Stars Now That It’s You is told from dual points of view and follows the story of Meg and Kyle. When I first read the synopsis of this book, I was really intrigued by it and had to know more. This review is really hard to write because everything I want to say would be a spoiler. So, I’m going to do my best and keep this review as spoiler free as possible. When I first picked up this book, I really liked the idea of this story. It intrigued me and made me want to know more. The characters were really interesting and I felt really bad for Meg and how her relationship with Matt ended. However, I did have some issues with this story. I found the whole Kyle situation to be a bit awkward. On one hand, I really liked him with Meg. I thought the two of them had some great chemistry and shared some really wonderful moments. And when they weren’t discussing Matt, their story was an enjoyable. However, in my opinion there was too much talk and comparison about Matt. It made me feel really uncomfortable and it was just awkward. Kyle is no way perfect and he betrays Meg in his own way. In fact, his betrayal is almost as bad as Matt’s. And I hated how easily he was forgiven for it. I also didn’t like that Kyle never really defended Meg. I felt like he was almost ashamed of his relationship with her and that frustrated me to no end. And the real kicker, everyone is mad at Meg for calling off her wedding to Matt, but Matt was a total jerk. He cheated on her and yet, she is the bad guy for calling off her wedding. Sorry, but that just did not work for me. Overall, I honestly think that this is going to be one of those books that you are either going to love or you’re going to hate. I really, really wanted to love this book, but in the end, it just wasn’t for me. I just had too many issues with this book and was left feeling really frustrated. I will say that even though this book didn’t work for me, I’m still glad that I picked it up and gave it a chance.
MusicInPrint More than 1 year ago
Tawna Fenske has a style of writing that makes it easy to flow through the pages. Upon reading the description of this story I thought it would be a different twist romance. Meg Delaney is a caterer who left her fiance at the alter after finding out he had been untrue. Two years later when she wants to do the I am sorry and lets be friends bit it is too late. Matt is dead. Kyle is Matt's brother who breaks this news to Meg. Kyle and Meg were always close companions during the years she spent with Matt and his family. It was a a story of healing and regret. Moving on is hard as is confessing sins! Thanks to Author and Montlake for a chance to honestly review via netgalley.
thereadingchick More than 1 year ago
Now That It's You had moments of laugh out loud humor yet also was poignant and tender. As I was reading this book, my husband saw me run the gamut of emotions, and probably thought I was having some sort of emotional crisis. Nope! I was just enjoying Tawna Fenske's clever dialog and emotional drama. The opening scene of this book set the stage for what turned out to be an unputdownable (is that a word?) novel. Two years ago Meg had left her fiancé at the altar after he had confessed to one night of infidelity. She cut ties with his family and didn't speak to him again, but she wanted closure, and was ready to make a gesture of forgiveness. She goes to the hospital with some balloons and finds out that he'd had a heart attack on the operating table and died. Obviously not a good moment to show up with balloons, but it sets the stage for her to re-establish her relationship with her ex fiancé's brother Kyle, who had been in love with Meg the entire time she was dating his brother. Yes, that trope has been done before, but this novel uses humor to disguise some pretty serious subjects. As the book moves forward, Meg and Kyle are grieving, but trying to move on at the same time. Not everything runs smoothly, and the fact that they develop feelings for each other create some pretty funny scenes, also some that required a box of Kleenex. I really enjoyed this novel and the only reason I held back a half point is because I thought the end of the story didn't live up to the beginning and middle. However, it's been awhile since I've been so touched, and very few books make me laugh out loud, so I recommend this one highly. A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher, Montlake Romance, through NetGalley, for my honest review.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Now That It's You tackles love, life and death with ironic laughs and light hearted fun. I mean how else would you describe Meg's love life. A cheating ex, a runaway bride, a tragic demise and a second chance at love with said ex's brother. Tawna Fenske has managed to outdo herself with Now That It's You. The dysfunction will drive you crazy. Half the time I didn't know whether to laugh or cry, so I did both, simultaneously. A comedic look at a serious subject. Live each day to the fullest and cherish those you love are words we seem to take for granted until it's too late. This story though laughter reminds us of life's surprising turns and imparts words to live by.