At the Heart of It by Tawna Fenske

At the Heart of It

Love doesn’t stick to the script in this witty romance from USA Today bestselling author Tawna Fenske.TV producer Kate Geary is in unscripted heaven. She’s piloting a reality series featuring her favorite self-help guru, Dr. Vivienne Brandt. The Dr. Viv—whose nuggets of wisdom helped Kate get through some of her toughest times. Thanks to Dr. Viv, Kate is almost on the verge of figuring everything out. That is, until Jonah Porter, the superh...

Details At the Heart of It

TitleAt the Heart of It
Release DateOct 3rd, 2017
PublisherMontlake Romance
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit

Reviews At the Heart of It

  • Carrie
    Kate Geary is a television producer that is working in unscripted television or the more known term, reality TV. Right before beginning her newest television project Kate meets Jonah Porter, a super hot book store owner that she immediately hits it off with. However, Kate doesn't see anything taking off with Jonah since she is away from home for her project even as much as she did end up liking him. Kate then decides to focus on her upcoming proj...
  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    I’ve always loved Tawna Fenske’s books for the humor she infuses in her work and there was plenty of that in At The Heart Of It, but it was also an extremely sweet albeit crazy, mixed-up romance. A producer of unscripted (aka reality) television scores a show with a self help guru who is her hero, only to find that the man she spent an incredible night with is that woman’s ex-husband. Sounds like an interesting plot twist to a reality telev...
  • Alaina Meserole
    Sometimes Kindle Unlimited gives you a really good book recommendation--this is that time.Now this is the first book I've read by Tawna Fenske and I'm in love. Before I go into spoilers and such I just want to state that I loved the characters and I definitely loved their freaking story. LOVED!(view spoiler)[At the Heart of It is about Kate and Jonah. I really liked how these two characters met too. Kate and Jonah meet while in Oregon, where they...
  • Ashley Hampton
    Another winner from Tawna Fenske! I loved the story, and the characters in this story, even if I wanted to kick Kate in the head sometimes for being too in-her-head instead of in the moment. Jonah, on the other hand, was adorable and selfless in many ways, especially with his sister. I thought the opening chapters were amazing and set up the story one way, and then gave me a twist. I liked the unpredictability in this story a great deal, as I was...
  • Colleen Giminiani
    Author Tawna Fenske always brings her A game when she writes her heartfelt stories. She has a way with words that make you not only enjoy reading, but feel the emotions through the pages. At the Heart of It was no exception. I was totally sucked in from the beginning. From the way they met to the way the story evolves - LOVED IT!!!! The author has a way to bring fun and humor to her reads that leave me happy and fulfilled.I loved Jonah! I would r...
  • Tina
    Another amazing, humorous, and just downright incredible read from Tawna. She never disappoints. You are always guaranteed to laugh and smile. There is no shortage of that in this book. Watching these two go through the motions of this semi taboo relationship really made my heart happy. Tawna has that knack for throwing in those super hot nerdy men that we can't help but fall in love with. There are twists and turns that keep you on your toes. I ...
  • P.e. lolo
    Kate Geary is a TV producer and she is hoping her next idea for a show takes off. Having read a book from a self-help author she wants to do a show with the author helping couples, like a reality show. The top ex’s like the idea and meeting the author she also agrees, but then she finds out that the husband in the book and her are divorced. She also finds out that about two months before while on vacation they actually meet and spent a weekend ...
  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    This was the kind of book that kept a big cheesy perma-grin on my face throughout basically the entire book. It was adorable and funny and super fun to read. On top of all those things? Jonah Porter completely stole my heart. What a fantastic hero – manly, a little rough around the edges, but smart as a whip and funny to boot. I’m in love y’all. Heart eyeballs for days.The relationship between Jonah and Kate was such a treat to read. From t...
  • Castille
    The premise of At the Heart of It is adorable, but I didn't find the actual writing to live up to it; though seeing the long list of five-star reviews has made me question my sanity. I wanted so badly to love the characters and go with them on their journey, but every piece felt so cliche and curated for the specific aim of adding quirkiness or drama. In a sense, I found the characters to be caricatures rather than grounded in any sense of realit...
  • Kelly % Books-n-Kisses
    Review will be posted at .NUMBER OF HEARTS: 5Loved it!!! I just adore authors who set their books in my home state (or a least part of the book!!) Kate and Jonah are so much fun right from the very start. It was hard not to root for these two. I alway enjoy reading Ms. Fenske’s books. She can take your typical boy meets girl story and turn it upside down and shake it up like a snowglobe. We know that there has to be a ha...
  • Karen
    Just when you think you have read it all. Along comes a hilarious romantic comedy that makes you wish this book would never end. Tawna Fenske has a way of developing smart interesting storylines that are never boring. I find myself laughing and amazed that her research is spot on, it never feels like she pulled it from the air and hoped her readers would buy it. “At the Heart of it” is on the fast track to be a book to love.
  • Alison
    Reality TV romances seem to be all the rage at the moment.Kate Geary is a TV producer, she has pitched the idea of her idol, Dr Vivienne (Viv) Brandt, having a reality TV show in which she helps a different couple each week get over their relationship issues. Kate credits Viv with helping her to see her own relationship issues clearly and is fond of quoting Dr Brandt's wisdom.Although studio management give the go-ahead for the show, they want to...
  • Evie
    I'll start by saying that the cute cover in this book was the first thing that caught my attention. Then, I checked the description and thought this would be a fun read.At The Heart Of It by Tawna Fenske is a contemporary romance centered around a new reality TV show. It is a cute read, though a little boring at times. I think producing TV shows and working on set must be super exciting, but the excitement doesn't exactly translate to the page--...
  • Riet De Bruin-Strijker
    Loved it! Witty banter and a lot of humor in between the characters and in the scenes in the book. But being honest, what I always want to do with reviews, is that I had some hesitation about Kate’s profession. I hate reality shows with a passion. I had to push myself through that hesitation in order to appreciate the way Kate was written. After that, I enjoyed myself immensely reading this book! I thought this book was a bit more serious even ...
  • Laura
    Such fun characters - Jonah and Kate. Kate cracked me up with the fact that she can quote all of the self-help books that her idol, Dr. Viv ever wrote. Funny thing is, that after she meets Jonah and they hit it off on an "unofficial" date, the next time she meets him is when she is working out the kinks of Dr. Viv's reality TV show. Not knowing why Jonah is there, and trying not to make it obvious that they knew each other somewhat intimately, Ka...
  • Shari
    A laugh out loud rom com that I could not put down, finished it in one day. Loved Kate and Jonah from their first accidental meeting till their HEA. Their chemistry was off the chart, even thought it was just going to be one kiss, lol. Lots of emotions between friends and family. Loved what Jonah's ultimate goal was for his sister. This is a book that you can not go wrong with, plenty of romance, animals and many laugh out moments. I highly reco...
  • Vikki Vaught
    My MusingsWhat an awesome read! Loved it from the first page to the last. Loved, loved the characters and the engaging plot. What a talented author.Happy ☺reading 📚!
  • T. Rosado
    5 STARS!!I can easily say that Tawna Fenske is a favorite author of mine and I have enjoyed every book that I have read, but I absolutely LOVE her line of women's fiction/romantic comedies with Montlake Publishing. Although suffused with Fenske's trademark humor and romance, there is a unique structure and depth to this series of books not found in her other romantic comedies. AT THE HEART OF IT was like coming home. I breathed this book - inhali...
  • Heather Nobbs
    Another fabulous book! This one had some great banter between the characters whether it was Jonah & Kate or even Jonah & Viv. This book had me laugh out loud several times and I love when a book can do that. Jonah & Kate had a great first meeting and I loved how their chemistry was immediate. Yet they went their separate ways and when they met again it was just as instantaneous. I liked how they became friends since they had a working relationshi...
  • LZW
    Laughing out loud literally does not even cover it…..this book….THIS writer….I can’t even! Tawna, omg, Tawna….how do you manage to write such low-key hilarity? Another amazing romantic comedy, that is just SAVAGE in witty banter, comical asides, and life chats with felines;) This book engages you from the start, like a lock on a target! The relationships, dynamics, banter are never forced….it feels so real like you are spying on the a...
  • Heather
    I've been a fan of Tawna Fenske for a while now, and I'm glad to say that her newest book doesn't disappoint. Her stories can always be counted on for lots of humor and heart. And it was so refreshing to read a story about two mature adults navigating a complicated relationship. There was no need for outlandish drama or shocking revelations, and thankfully not a billionaire, mafioso or MC member in sight. Just really great writing. The main chara...
  • Becca
    Wow. I was a little sad to hit the end of this book. I fell in love with all the characters, not just Kate and Jonah. The chemistry that they have is easily matched by the friendships Kate has with Amy, and even Pete. I even loved the way Kate constantly quoted Viv to Viv. A beautifully written story with lots of emotions and personalities. I felt like I was in the story while I was reading it. The only reason I didn't finish in one sitting...lif...
  • A.M. Mahler
    Nerdiest book opening ever and it was totally adorkable! Jonah and Kate are sweet as all get out. Jonah is a retired Marine that owns a bookstore and cat café and Kate is an “unscripted television” producer working with her idol, a psychologist and self-help guru, Viv, who Kate attributes to changing her life. The only kink in the plan is Jonah is Viv’s ex-husband and Kate has to convince him to appear on a show Jonah wants no part of. Jon...
  • Jennifer
    Sexy, romantic, and at times laugh out loud funny, I loved At the Heart of It! Kate and Jonah have a hysterical first meeting and an incredible first date but distance makes it impossible for anything to develop. When they are reunited sparks fly. Set during the shooting of a reality TV show, surprises and betrayals are abundant. I know this is one that I will read again and again.
  • Rosie
    Have you ever what happens after your favorite author finishes their book? After you finish reading their pearls of wisdom and self-help. Kate is leaving her past in the past. Her last relationship was a dud, but through it she found her mentor and idol: Dr. Viv Brandt: Self-help guru and therapist extraordinaire. While on vacation and living out the ideals from her 3 favorite Brandt books, Kate finds herself pretend married to Jonah. Back to rea...
  • Jess
    I'm a huge Tawna Fenske fan already, and this book skyrocketed to the top of my "favorite romantic comedies ever" list. It's sweet and funny, with a swoon-worthy hero in smart, witty Jonah and a relatable heroine in Kate. I loved watching their relationship bloom in the most adorable meet-cute (seriously, you will love that scene) and carry on through the complex world Fenske's woven here.Reality TV (or, pardon, "unscripted television") is a guil...
  • Beth ~ Panda & Boodle
    “No matter what happens, this was never a mistake. Things like this don’t happen by accident.” Let me start by saying this: I love reading a new Tawna Fenske book. I love the way she weaves humor into her stories, the very likable way her characters are portrayed, and the deep sense of connection you get from her couples. Which is why I was so excited to get At the Heart of It. It was another charming, lighthearted book from an author I’v...
  • Diane
    This was a great book, that fully captured my attention in the first few pages. I have to say that the opening of this book is probably one of my favorite "meet cute" stories of all time between the featured couple. I always enjoy the endearing characters and humor that Ms. Fenske writes in her books. However, I think she's outdone herself with this story. The love story/romance in this book is captivating and realistic as it plays out with chara...
  • Paris
    Tawna Fenske writes some really fun books. I adored Kate and Jonah. The way they met was so superbly nerdy and wonderful. I couldn’t wait for them to meet up again. While reading this book I laughed, I cringed, I got angry, my heart practically seized in my chest more than once. It was a beautiful, hilarious, romantic ride that I want to go on again.Jonah is an amazing book boyfriend. Not only is he absolutely gorgeous, he’s a total sweethear...
  • Vicki
    Oh, this story! I always enjoy reading Tawna Fenske, but this one..this one pulled be in from the first scene. After a long term relationship ends badly, Kate Geary finds herself away for a weekend at a bed and breakfast, reclaiming the places she loved, but visited with her ex. After running into hot Bookstore owner Jonah Porter, they enjoy a day together full of laughter and fun, and then go their separate ways.When the TV show she's producing,...