Katy Evans is on the blog today (!!!) with the next installment in her Manwhore Series. I can’t say enough about how much I love this sexy, crazy contemporary series, narrated by Grace Grant and Sebastian York. Please read on for my review of
Oh forbidden (or at least not quite the Best Idea) romances are wonderful, when they aren’t overly trite. And the one thing that Katy Evans does well is bring a completely unique feel to a familiar trope. Olivia is an intern AND a little sister to her major man-crush’s best friend. But, she’s packing plenty of brains and savvy behind that pretty blonde exterior. And, spying this cool, confident, copper-haired and scruffy specimen on the terrace at work is just a bonus, until that golden gaze catches her, and the electricity sparks between them.
Callan Carmichael is a billionaire with a bad-boy façade and a string of women waiting to be on his arm. So he can’t be tied down to just one, particularly since none ever captivated his attention AND turned him on. Until Her. Olivia. Sister of his best friend, intern at his company, and willing bedmate who won’t let him get closer.
Evans just played with our emotions here: we see Olivia’s fight to prove her mettle in the business world, and her determination to not be sidelined or distracted by a man, ANY man, even Callan. She’s got a plan, and he doesn’t fit into it. But, as a friend with the occasional (or not so) benefits, the arrangement is more than satisfactory. It was easy to understand her concerns, but despite it all, with off the charts steamy sex and the Callan she is coming to know, love isn’t looking like such a bad idea. It’s up to Callan to convince her that she can have everything, and he’d break through walls to get it for her.
Narration in this story is from Grace Grant and Sebastian York, and they are both wonderfully adept, using their understanding of the characters and the written words to give listeners a real sense of “being there”. Emotions are clearly available, never over-reaching to make a point, but the confusion, desire, enjoyment in one another’s company and little moments of vulnerability allow the listener to engage and understand exactly what is happening at any moment. I love this series for the moments and characters: the one where they finally see just how wonderful their together is, and the struggles they go through deciding between that and their carefully laid plans.
You can take these titles alone, or start from the beginning: each story deals with a different couple and their path, and leaving you wanting more.
Stars: Overall 5 Narration 5 Story 5
Author: Katy Evans
Series: Manwhore #4
Also in this series: Manwhore, Ladies Man
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Narrator: Grace Grant, Sebastian York
Published by: Self-Published, Simon & Schuster Audio
Published on: 5 December 2016
Source: Simon and Schuster Audio
Audio Length: 6 Hours: 45 minutes
Heat: Get Your Copy: Amazon ♦ Barnes&Noble ♦ iTunes ♦ Kobo ♦ Downpour ♦ IndieBound ♦ Book Depository ♦ Google ♦Audible
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans comes a brand new contemporary romance. WOMANIZER is a full standalone, and no other books in the series need to be read.
You've seen the headlines: Womanizing billionaire player! Watch out! Stay away!
We were just two strangers. Facing a forbidden attraction, a chemical connection. Neither of us expected or wanted it to amount to more. But I had never been drawn to a guy the way I was drawn to this one: my brother's best friend, and CEO of the company where I interned.
Even knowing I should stay away, I proved to be too human, after all.
The chemistry was amazing.
The laughs were incredible.
I opened up to him in more ways than I'd opened up to anyone before.
But sex was as far as I'd go. Just sex because he was too irresistible.
Just sex because I wouldn't be falling for him.
Just sex because I'd leave in three months, and I'd like for my brother not to kill me, and for nobody to find out he was my wicked little secret.
He wasn't the One.
He was just a womanizer.
But for a time, he would be mine.
A copy of this title was provided via Simon and Schuster Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.