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Published by Rennie Road Books on January 15th 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Nothing ventured, nothing banged...
AshI still don't know how it happened. One minute I was arguing with my arrogant competitor--our usual trash-talk over who deserves the larger commission. But somehow I went from throwing down to kneeling down... It can never happen again. I don't even like Braht. He's too slick. He's a manipulating mansplaining party boy in preppy clothes.So why can't I get him out of my head?
BrahtThere are two things I know without question. One: Ash and I are destined for each other. Two: never trust a man with a unibrow.Ash is my missing my piece. She's the sweet cream to my gourmet espresso. And nothing gets me going faster than her contempt for me. They don't call her the Ashkicker for nothing. Eventually I'll win her over...if my past doesn't ruin everything first.
(Man Hands #2)
By Sarina Bowen
and Tanya Eby
His Man Card is earned with bonus points…
I really enjoyed Man Hands but I absolutely LOVED Man Card. I went into this one with a big smile on my face. Then, little frown lines appeared. I didn’t fall out of bed laughing? Sure, a grin stayed plastered on my face from start to finish but I wasn’t gut-busting laughing. But, I think this one is better for it. See, these authors are SMART. You create different characters, you need different quirks and personalities. We didn’t get the same stories with slight variations, we get Ash-kicker and Braht with his bratwurst and they are a whole different kettle of fish.
Braht was not at all as I expected and I loved him for it. I thought Braht was a trust-fund brat, wearing preppy clothes with a touch of slimeball salesman mixed in. What he turned out to be was a loving, sweet and dedicated man who works hard for what he’s got. I loved knowing what he’s been through and survived has made him into the man he is. And, he’s all man, who just happens to like to get a mani-pedi, wear pastel, and follows a moisturising routine that I envied. The best part about Braht was his devotion to Ash and what he will do to show her how much he loves her.
Ahhh…ain’t love grand. Well, it’s eventually grand once Braht climbs the obstacles around Ash’s heart.
OMG!! Ash is me. Well, not exactly me, but I could really relate to her. She’s not a touchy feely person and finds it hard to show her friends physical support and comfort. Like her, I sometimes struggle to know what to say or do when a friend is upset. I have been known to give a pat on the arm for comfort and as soon as Ash did it, I laughed out loud. So, ME! I think this is another example of the authors’ talents. Ash is a real woman of 35 who has seen the good and bad in life and has a sticker to show she survived. She’s a little wary of men and relationships considering what her ex-husband did to her, so Ash doesn’t jump into relationships willy-nilly. But, Braht pushes her buttons…and boy does she enjoy it.
There are so many parts to Man Card that I loved. Braht is definitely the funny one in this story. One minute he’s talking mani-pedi, the next he’s picking out his favourite movies (including one of my very favourites – Working Girl) and after that, he’s whispering dirty talk in your ear. This guy is PERFECT!! Best friend, loving boyfriend AND able to make you ecstatic in and out of the bedroom. HOW GOOD IS THAT?
Man Card was bloody awesome. Sometimes the second instalment can be a little disappointing, but in this case, Man Hands #2 was better. There is drama and excitement, love and laughter, tears and emotions, mixed in with some very sexy times. We get to catch up with the gang and hear about their news and issues as well. I love this series and I can’t wait for more.
How exciting to add my first addition to the Stacey is Sassy-Favourites-2018 shelf.