Believe It or Not

Tawna Fenske
Believe It or Not
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Publisher
Sourcebooks
Release Date
March 2012
ISBN
9781402257186
Genre
Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

SUMMARY
Do you believe in...accounting?

Numbers never lie, so Violet McGinn found safe haven in the most boring profession she could find. Until her renowned psychic mother lands in the hospital and Violet has to run her business. Now you can have your taxes filed and your aura read, in one convenient location.

Do you believe in...music?

Drew Watson is the jaded owner of the local hot spot next door, and doesn't need a single thing except a good crowd to dance to what he's spinning on Saturday night.

Do you believe in...love?

The only thing Violet and Drew seem to have in common is that neither believes in that psychic hoo—hah. Except Drew seems to play exactly the right song at exactly the right time. And truth be told, it makes Violet's heart dance just a little ...

Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
Feb 19, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
154 people found the following review helpful
Tawna Fenske has a hit on her hands with her latest book, BELIEVE IT OR NOT. There wasn't anything I didn't love about this quirky, humorous and very unique novel, and I recommend it to all contemporary romance fans.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT tells the story of Violet, an accountant whose main goal in life is to have a normal, if not boring, existence. Why? Because she grew up with a mother who wants to be called "Moonbeam" and runs a psychic consultant shop in Portland, Oregon. So, you can imagine her surprise when circumstances brought her back to Portland--leaving behind her nice orderly life--and running her mom's psychic business while Moonbeam is recovering from surgery. It's not at all what she expected, but she also didn't expect to meet her match with the bar owner next door.

Drew knows what he needs in life. His bar—no, it's not a strip club, it's just happens to feature male exotic dancers a few nights a week--and as many women as he can get who are the exact opposite of his ex-wife...and Violet. It doesn't matter that he was instantly attracted to her when he met her next door. She is the type of buttoned-up, type A personality that he doesn't need. So, the fact that he can't stop thinking about her or stop wanting to put his hands all over is besides the point.

As Violet and Drew try to fight their attraction for each other, Violet discovers there may be something to her mom's psychic business--especially since the signs are pointing to the fact that Violet and Drew just might be meant for each other.

So let me say right off that this book was great. Seriously. I became invested right from the beginning. Violet and her mom, Moonbeam, were hilarious together. And Moonbeam's ragtag bunch of friends...so, so funny! I couldn't wait to see what they were going to get up to.

I loved the build up to Drew and Violet's relationship. The sexual tension was so thick throughout the book, I thought I was going to burst. But, it was the perfect theme for their relationship. They both thought the other was completely wrong for them because of past experiences, but fighting the pull was futile.

I think the best thing about the book was the overall tone. The dialogue was humorous and at times snarky, the plot was light but very interesting, and I had such a blast reading it.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT really worked for me. This is my first read by Tawna Fenske, but it definitely won't be my last. I enjoyed her writing and look forward to experience it again.
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