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Series Review: Man Hands by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby

Series Review by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby

Series Review: Is this series worth your time? Does it get better as the novels progress? Or does it get worse? Find out below:

Man Hands Series

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Synopsis for Man Hands (from Goodreads):

He puts the “screw” in screwball comedy…

BRYNN

At thirty-four, I’m reeling from a divorce. I don’t want to party or try to move on. I just want to stay home and post a new recipe on my blog: Brynn’s Dips and Balls.

But my friends aren’t having it. Get out there again, they say. It will be fun, they say. I’m still taking a hard pass.

Free designer cocktails, they say. And that’s a game-changer.

Too bad my ex shows up with his new arm candy. That’s when I lose my mind. But when my besties dare me to leap on the first single man I see, they don’t expect me to actually go through with it.

TOM

All I need right now is some peace and quiet while my home renovation TV show is on hiatus. But when a curvy woman in a red wrap dress charges me like she’s a gymnast about to mount my high bar, all I can do is brace myself and catch her. What follows is the hottest experience of my adult life.

I want a repeat, but my flying Cinderella disappears immediately afterward. She doesn’t leave a glass slipper, either—just a pair of panties with chocolate bunnies printed on them.

But I will find her.

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SERIESous’ Top Picks: Fav 2018 Audiobook
Series: Man Hands
Author: Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby
# of Books: 4 (Full Reading Order Here)
Book Order: Connected
Complete?: Yes
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Humour
Heat Rating: Hot
Point of View: First Person, Alternating
Publication Dates: December 2017 – November 2019
Source & Format: AudioBoom–Audiobook (via Audible); eBook–Scribd

Note: Copied Provided only for Book #1, Man Hands

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**This post was originally published as an ARC Audio review of the first book of the series. It has now been updated to include the newest publications in the series.**

Why I Picked it Up / My Expectations:

Of course the cover caught my attention but the synopsis had me going YES PLEASE! I’m all for humourous books and now that I’ve discovered my love of romance audiobooks, this seemed like a great one to try next!

The Plot:

I really wasn’t sure what the plot was going to be given the synopsis but this book surprised me in the best way. These two find themselves in some crazy situations and hilarity ensues. But it also has its touching moments as well where these two connect on that deeper level I love to see.

The Characters:

It helps that the leads are who they are; this story wouldn’t be the same without them. Brynn is a bit of an oddball but still utterly charming. I loved watching her rebuild her confidence after her divorce and discovering her own self-worth as the story progressed. And Tom is a great complement to her character as he too has to rebuild his confidence in the romance department.

The Romance:

Watching them fight (but never really succeeding) their fabulous connection made for an epic read. Seriously. I’ve never laughed so hard during a sex scene before while still finding the entire thing to be sexy. Their chemistry is palpable and their inner monologue about the other person had me swooning throughout. These two are just the cutest!

My Audiobook Experience:

Like I said before, I had so much fun listening to this book! The narrators totally made it this awesome experience because I honestly don’t think I would have enjoyed the humour as much otherwise. Erin Mallon as Brynn managed to capture this quirky character and bring her to life in a very humourous way. She made me love Brynn instantly as soon as her inner monologue started. And Luke Daniels as Tom is perfection! He sounds exactly like I’d expect a manly TV handy man to sound–like a sexy Ron Swanson (which is something I thought I’d never say) but it totally works for this book.

My Expectations for the Rest of the Series:

I can’t wait for the next duo’s story! Their scenes together in Man Hands had me dying for more so I’m very excited to read their story!

updates

–July 10, 2020– Book #2: Man Card

These two have this crazy chemistry together that I struggle to describe. They’re both bonkers but together they are so entertaining. I love how over the moon our hero is for our heroine and how it takes our leading lady a while to give in to his advances seeing as they are mortal enemies.

–July 10, 2020– Book #3: Boy Toy

This was super cute and completely different than the other books in the series. It had a bit more of a serious tone to it, not as quirky or something. It still has its funny moments but it wasn’t as over the top of the previous books. I think this might be my favourite because it’s just a sweet story.

–July 14, 2020– Book #4: Man Cuffed

I didn’t love this one but I did enjoy it! The scenes where these two are together are fantastic. They have great chemistry with each other and I love the fun and humor that occurs as a result. But Meg’s scenes by herself were a little much for me. She’s a little too quirky for my personal tastes.

Series Rating: 5/5

Man Hands 5/5 | Man Card 4.5/5 | Boy Toy 5/5 | Man Cuffed 4/5

overall

I had an absolute BLAST listening to Man Card as an audiobook! I had really hoped to listen to the other books as audio novels but I opted for the eBooks. And while I struggle sometimes with humour reading novels, I didn’t have that hard of a time with these ones. These books are this wicked combination of sweet, sexy and absolutely hilarious. I honestly don’t think I have laughed so much while reading book in a long time.

Read if You Like: quirky humour, sexy reads, contemporary romance
Avoid if You: dislike slapstick comedy, dislike crude language

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