Manwhore by Katy Evans
Contemporary Romance. Does Not Stand Alone. Book 2 comes out this summer.
I was so excited to read Manwhore by Katy Evans. I did read Real, and though I liked her writing, I didn’t like her portrayal of manic depression, and felt like she changed it from a werewolf book to manic depression at the last minute, so I didn’t continue the series. But I love a manwhore who changes for the right girl, and I know how many people love Katy, so I requested the ARC.
I really wanted to love it. The reviews are phenomenal. But nothing happened. Seriously…NOTHING. I was reading the book (for 4 days!) and rolling my eyes while on vacation, so I thought maybe it was my mood. So I put it aside, read another book in 1 day, and came back to it. 3 days later, I finally finished to a cliffhanger. The last 10% was the best part, but still nothing unexpected happened.
Here is the story in a nutshell: Young, hungry, hot reporter Rachel is given a magazine saving story–write an exposé on manwhore millionaire (with asshole friends) Malcolm Saint.
“I’m not endearing to people, Miss Livingston. I’d say people respond to me on four levels and four levels only: they want to pray to me, be me, do me or kill me.”
She goes for the interview with him knowing she is a reporter, but he thinks she is just writing about one of his companies. So the entire book is her body betraying her and she can’t keep her hands off Saint. She’s worried about when he finds out what she is doing, but that doesn’t stop her. And of course, she can’t just tell him (WHY? Because then there would be even less of a story!). That’s it. There is no major conflict. He’s not into BDSM. He wasn’t abused. He’s just a rich guy who finally gets a girlfriend, and the guilty girlfriend who falls for him, but is always waiting for him to find out. Hence the cliffy. Sigh.
The entire book was about her obsession with him, and her knowing it’s wrong but doing it anyway.
“I want him so deep I’ll end up broken. I want to forget there are multiple reasons why this isn’t a good idea–because it doesn’t matter if it’s good or even right, only that I give my body what it wants.”
“Inside, I’m aching. My body’s aching in places it shouldn’t even ache. I didn’t know your breasts could ache like this and it could have nothing to do with PMSing. Deep inside, between my legs, where I want him, I ache.”
“Every breath reminds me my body is tight and throbbing, every breath hurts because of him.”
“This wasn’t part of my plan. I’m supposed to write an exposé about him, not let him expose me.”
“I couldn’t stop the way I want to touch him even if I tied myself”
“I’m obsessed. I’m addicted. I’m bewildered.”
Even her breasts heave and she trembles with desire. And holy shit, can she blush! In fact, 46 times she blushes!
I actually liked Saint, and wish we got a little more of him. It was more about Rachel’s obsession. But there were a few times that Saint got me…
Saint valued honesty and loyalty over all other traits. Rachel was lying. What do you think will happen?
- I liked Saint.
- The last 10-20% was pretty good.
- A lot of sexual tension.
- I loved the text messaging.
- The story was as typical as it gets, with even less going on. A young reporter in a clumsy situation. A millionaire…
- Saint wasn’t really a manwhore! He was actually the best character in the book, but I wanted him to be more manwhorey, more dirty-talking alpha. We hardly got much of him, just Rachel’s continuing obsession. The title made me want the book, but it didn’t fit the story.
- OMG, she blushes 46 times! That doesn’t even count feeling her cheeks heating, or turning red.
- The entire story could have been told in 50 pages, yet there was a cliffy after 300 long, drawn out pages.
- I almost DNF’d several times, but I just kept hoping something would happen!
- The entire storyline is in Rachel’s head and her obsession.
- There wasn’t a strong chemistry between them at all.
- So predictable. I knew the whole plot in the first 25 pages.
- She called him Sin. He knows it, but never asks.
- I hated all of the side characters. Her toxic friend Gina and his two immature asshole best friends. Ugh.
- I had an early copy, so I hope the numerous grammatical and formatting errors were fixed.
- NOTHING HAPPENED.
Rating: 2.25 stars, 4 Heat
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