As part of Random Acts of Publicity I’ve decided to highlight a book I read over the summer by debut author Tawna Fenske. I first heard about Fenske and her book though Matthew McNash’s The Quintessentially Questionable Query Experiment. As soon as I saw the words ‘Romantic Comedy’ my virtual ears (or should I say eyes?) perked up. I just wrote a romantic comedy for young adults but until seeing Tawna’s book, I’d never heard of a book genre being classified that way. Movies as romantic comedy?- sure! But books? – not so much.
So of course I ordered a copy of her book through my kindle to see what classified as romantic comedy.
And I was not disappointed.
The main character Juli Flynn isn’t your ordinary 30-something singleton with family issues. I won’t divulge what makes her different but let’s just say- following her train of thought and the way she sees things is downright hilarious.
As is the premise of Making Waves.
A hodge-podge group of disgruntled employees decide to resort to open-sea piracy in order to take back the pensions that were cut by their evil ex-boss. But Alex Bradshaw, a 42 year old handsome-but-jaded Ex-Executive VP has his work cut out for him if he wants to organize his colleagues; a fifty-year-old bench-pressing blond with intimacy issues, a sensitive ex-NFL linebacker who loves to dabble in French cuisine, and a heavyset accountant with a penchant for conspiracy theories, into a team of real-life pirates.
And when they end up with a cute and freakishly-capable stowaway in Juli, the main characters are going to have a hard time holding onto their heads, never mind their hearts as things get choppy. (sorry, I’m loving me some sea-faring puns with this one.)
Making Waves was a super fun read with character quirks and twists and turns that provided more than enough laugh-out-loud moments.
Here’s where you can learn more and order a copy: