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Publisher Description

Denver's biggest playboy is about to get schooled.


Rich, powerful, and a former pro skier—nothing and no woman is off-limits to Brennen Bergen. Part of the billion-dollar Bergen mountain sports family, he's reigned supreme over the Denver social scene with his playboy antics. 

But that's about to change when he meets Abby Quinn and gets schooled on the MAN FAST.


After a disastrous breakup, Abby Quinn has sworn off men.

No dating. No boyfriends. 

A complete Man Fast.

She's starting over in Denver and landed a teaching position at a prestigious elementary school. It's a temporary post, but if she does a good job, the position could be permanent. 

Too bad Brennen Bergen has just thrown a wrench into her plans.

Forced to shape up or be cut out of his family's fortune, Brennen must prove he's a contributing member of the community by volunteering at his former elementary school—Abby's new school—and the place where he can't hide behind his bad boy ways to numb the pain he's carried for over a decade.

Will an attraction between them spell trouble for Abby or will Brennen finally have met his match?

Man Fast is the first book in the Bergen Brothers Series.

258 pages

Candy Castle Books

June 10
Candy Castle Books
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

giesmich ,

Fall in Love

Man fast is a hot steamy read that you can’t help but fall in love with. You fall in love with Abby right away. She is trying to do things for herself and not jump into a relationship right away with both feet. Brennen is a cocky playboy trying to and party to forget. Brennen is hard not to love even in the beginning of the book when all you want to do is smack him or shake him. The relationship between Abby and Brennen is sweet, hot and full of awe. Watching it unfold you just melt a little every step of the way.

crzyjeeves ,

Sweet with a definite sizzle

I loved the premise of this book and I’m so glad that it lived up to my expectations! From the very beginning, the light and fun writing style drew me in and I knew I was going to enjoy the book. The story follows Abby, a teacher who realizes that she’s let herself take a backseat to the men in her life. When her boyfriend dumps her via note, she decides to go on a 74-day fast from men and focus on herself. Her plans go awry when she meets Brennen, Denver’s biggest playboy - if there was ever a man who needed a fast from women, Brennen is it. They are forced to work together in Abby’s first grade classroom, and Abby begins to see a side of Brennen that he tries to keep hidden. Beneath that playboy persona is a great guy just waiting to come out. But as they get closer, the man fast becomes more difficult to uphold, and Abby must choose between giving in and holding strong.

I will readily admit that Brennen was extremely offputting from the start - let’s just say I’m glad he got tested before things excalated between the couple. He most certainly needed a fast from women, since he’s just masking his pain with sex. It took a little while, but he became a truly loveable character whose devotion to Abby was readily apparent. The classroom interactions were also fun to read - Brennan’s certainly not the type of guy most people would expect to excel with 6-year-olds, but it was adorable to read those scenes. The chemistry between the two was clear from the start; if anything, that’s where this story faltered for me. I was expecting more of a slow burn (considering the man fast), but the steam doesn’t take that long to kick in. Overall though, I loved the writing style from this author and would definitely check out the next book in the series. It moved quickly, the characters were endearing, the relationship development was great, the banter was fun to read and the tone was light while still having plenty of emotional depth.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Embell0830 ,

Great Romance with a Solid Message

Man Fast, the first book in a series called The Bergen Brothers, was a quick read for me. I just flew through this book. Abby is on a man fast after having her long time boyfriend dump her via a note. She relocates herself from sunny Florida to Colorado during the winter. It’s a lot of sweet with great chemistry between the MCs with a little bit of steam, but not a slow burn. My favorite thing was Abby sticking to her man fast (even though she waivers a bit) because it provides a great message to the reader. I had two issues with the book because I’m a stickler things like this, and mind you I’m not from Colorado like the author. However, Abby getting her new job the way she did and how it call quickly came together doesn’t sit right with me, and planning a weekend ski trip for an entire school in two weeks during prime ski season, no way that’s possible. Yes, I realize I need to suspend reality, but that’s really hard for me.