The Where There’s Smoke series

These longer, meatier novels center around a team of smokejumpers and air attack firefighters in the Pacific Northwest. Each book is a standalone that can be read in any order. Expect a few extra tears, but still plenty of humor.

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The Two-Date Rule

Entangled: Where There’s Smoke | book 1 | February 2020

Their best laid plans are about to go up in smoke.

Willa Frank has one simple rule: never go on a date with anyone more than twice. No attachment, no heartache. Now that she’s focusing on getting her business up and running and creating the stable life she’s always wanted, she can’t afford the distraction. Her two-date rule will protect her just fine…until she meets smokejumper Grady Billman.

After one date—one amazing, unforgettable date—Grady isn’t ready to call it quits, despite his own no-attachments policy, and he’s found a sneaky way around both their rules.

Throwing gutter balls with pitchers of beer? Not a real date. Everyone knows bowling doesn’t count.

Watching a band play at a local show? They just happen to have the same great taste in music. Definitely not a date.

Hiking? Nope. How can exercise be considered a date?

With every “non-date” Grady suggests, his reasoning gets more ridiculous, and Willa must admit she’s having fun playing along. But when their time together costs Willa two critical clients, it’s clear she needs to focus on the only thing that matters—her future. And really, he should do the same.

But what is she supposed to do with a future that looks gray without Grady in it?

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Just a Little Bet

Entangled: Where There’s Smoke | book 2 | October 2020

Some fires never burn out.

After a night of too many drinks, smokejumper Tony Warren and his best friend, photographer Kayla Gladney, come to the realization that they’re both bad at love. They even tried dating each other, but that crashed and burned, too. Now he’s got the hangover from hell and the certain conclusion he’s just a shit boyfriend. But Kayla thinks he’s a straight-up commitment-phobe.

So they make a bet—they’re going to hunt down his exes and decide once and for all why he’s so unlucky in love. Terrible boyfriend or commitment-phobe. Why does either answer feel like he’s still losing?

But between roadside burgers and late night detours, they discover some fires never burn out—like the one slowly smoldering between them. And suddenly losing feels a whole lot like winning again.

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“Super swoon-worthy friends-to-lovers story.” –Patricia R., Goodreads

“I LOVE, LOVE, LOVED this book! The characters, the well flowing storyline, the “heat”, and FIREBALL!!! I love a great dual POV and this one was “on fire”!” –Nicole W., Goodreads

“A fun, witty and interesting road trip story of second chances and all that entails.” –Karen R., Goodreads

“This book will pull at your heart strings! Tawna does an amazing job at making her characters feel relatable. Tony is so complex you can’t help but root for him. Kayla has a huge heart and her willingness to hold on was inspiring.” –Heather P., NetGalley

“Truly snort-laugh-worthy moments!” –Regina D., Goodreads

“This story has all the heat and all the heart!” –Viper S., Goodreads

“Just a Little Bet by Tawna Fenske a smoking hot five-star read.” –Ashely S., NetGalley

“This is one romantic road trip to remember!” -Erika C., NetGalley”This is the best book she’s ever written.” – The Rogue Book Reviews

“One of the best books I have read this year.” – Stephanie D, Amazon

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The Best Kept Secret

Entangled: Where There’s Smoke | book 3 | February 2022

Nurse Nyla Franklin knows three things to be true. Taking care of others brings more joy than a basket full of kittens.  A triple-fudge sundae can cure just about anything. And no good ever comes from keeping a secret… So when her best friend spills his biggest one ever, Nyla knows she’s not just holding a secret. She’s holding a ticking time bomb.

Mr. Always Does the Right Thing Leo Sayre knows three things to be true. Piloting smokejumpers over burning forests is the best job in the world. His best friend Nyla is the smartest, funniest, and okay, sexiest woman ever. And pain meds are apparently his truth serum. Now his post-surgery confession has everything flipped upside down and turned inside out… including his relationship with Nyla.

Secrets have a way of piling up, and it’s just a matter of time before someone lights a match. Because while the truth can set you free, it can also burn completely out of control…

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