A new comedy from the USA Today bestselling duo!
A good cop can always spot trouble. That’s why my senses started pinging the moment I met the hottie next door. The neighborhood may never be the same. First she confuses me for a male stripper and tries to remove my uniform. (The guys on the force will never let me live that down.) And then there’s the breaking and entering.
I don’t know what to do with her. My libido has a few ideas of its own, though. Bad, bad ideas.
Hey, I it’s not my fault that Hot Cop’s nightstick gets excited every time we see each other. And I can’t help that someone broke into his apartment.
Fine—that last thing was totally my fault. And I intend to make amends. So when he needs a date for his sister’s wedding, I’m there. This is right up my alley. I’m an actor. By the time it’s over, his entire family will believe we’re a couple.
Warning: may cause unrestrained giggling in public. Contains: a bridezilla with a turkey leg, a flash mob, and a growly hero.
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Review: Man Hands 4: Man Cuffed
Man Cuffed by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby is the fourth book in their co-written Man Hands series. Interconnected standalones told in dual POV, this book takes us outside the circle of friends from the previous three books but not too far. Meg is the sister of Sadie, the main character in book three, Boy Toy and the expansion of this group leaves the door open for more books in the future.
Meg is an actress at heart but a waitress for real. Having decided to move back to Michigan and deeming herself too mature for roommates she moves into a nice small apartment and is instantly serenaded with the neighbors sex noises - turns out the walls are REALLY thin.
Mac is a cop at heart and a cop for real. He is anti-relationship and has just found out how awesomely weird his new neighbor is. The fact that she broke into his apartment to save him from his cheating not-girlfriend aside - he finds her intriguing and enticing.
The story has it's ups and downs. Mac has a complicated past that he refuses to talk about and he avoids his family at all costs. Meg has a quirky personality that gets her into some awkward situations but thanks to her creative dramatic mind - she can also pretty much rescue herself. The chemistry between them was hot. The secondary characters were awesome. (Lance was too cool!) I really enjoyed this book and it's laugh out loud moments. Hope you do too!
A hilarious rom-com that’ll have you laughing from page one through to the very end.
From the moment I started reading Man Cuffed, I didn’t want to put it down. My real life has been insanely busy over the last several months and most books I’ve read have taken me eons to finish. But I read this entire book in less than two days. Because yet again, Sarina and Tanya hit it out of the park with their talent for balancing giggle inducing situations with truly heartfelt moments. I’m not always a fan of the rom com novel because I often find them too cheesy or too cringe worthy in attempts to be funny, but this duo know what funny is. And funny is trying to rip real pants off a real cop because you think he’s a stripper and they’re tear away. Which is, in fact, how this book opens. I immediately knew I was in for a treat.
When hot cop Mac walks in to the restaurant struggling actress Meg is working at, she immediately jumps to the wrong conclusion and assumes that he isn’t actually a real cop, but a stripper that is there for the bachelorette party she’s working. It’s embarrassing but also hilarious for all parties involved, but they both think that was the end of that (even though Mac has definitely been casually looking for Meg everywhere he goes ever since). And then it turns out that Meg’s new apartment features very thin walls and a very, ahem… exuberant and vocal man next door. A man that happens to be Mr. Hot Cop himself. And when life leads Mac to need a fake girlfriend for a family function, Meg feels like an obvious choice. She’s gorgeous and entertaining and she is an actress after all. But two people with that much chemistry can’t stay just fake dating for long…
I think what I loved most of all about this book was that it took two relatively common and obvious tropes - fake dating and being neighbors - and made them both feel fresh and new with characters that were also fresh and exciting feeling. Meg was completely over the top and kind of nuts, but in the best way and in a way that truly worked in the world the authors created. And Mac was super intense at times, but it also worked so well to counterbalance Meg.
The chemistry between the main characters was spectacular and I truly loved how well developed they each were outside of just their relationship. When the book is just about the hookup, I often lose interest after that tension is broken. But because Meg and Mac both had stories so highly focused on their job related goals and the whole plot wasn’t just about them getting together, I became even more invested as the story continued. It made them feel real and it provided high stakes for their relationship, especially once you added in the intriguing details of Mac’s weird family dynamic. For an over the top comedy about over the top people, it still felt grounded in real emotions and took me from laughing to feeling all the feels to laughing again, page after page. And watching Meg and Mac both work their way to their own happily ever afters alongside their happily ever after together was a wonderful thing to read.
History has proven that I am incapable of staying away from a Sarina Bowen book, but reading this fourth installment in the Man Hands series she and Tanya have written has me immediately jonesing for even more books in this universe. Please give me more giggles, ASAP.
An ARC was kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Mac and Meg Make a Great Couple
This book was a really enjoyable read. Mac and Meg are great characters individually and I loved them together. This book strikes a perfect balance of humor while still having good emotional connection, and relationship development. For me, it was a mix that led to a great read that kept my attention and left me feeling happy and wanting more when it was over. I recommend this book for anyone looking for something lighter on the angst and funny, but that still has substance.