Tuesday, April 26, 2016

LADIES MAN by Katy Evans (Manwhore Series, Book 4)

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I cannot stress this enough - KATY EVANS DOES IT AGAIN!  I was quickly addicted to this brilliant author's writing after picking up REAL (Book 1, REAL Series).   I fell in love with every character she introduced through that first series, and fell in love with her writing all over again when I picked up the MANWHORE series.   Malcolm Saint and Rachel Livingston introduced us to Regina Wylde and Tahoe Roth, the leads of Katy's newest release - LADIES MAN (Book 4, MANWHORE Series).   While yes, this is a connected story, it can be read as a standalone.  

My makeup is definitely my mask, the mask that makes me strong, pretty, whatever I want to be.  - Gina

Katy establishes early on in the book (for those that are just being introduced to her) that Gina is jaded and cynical when it comes to love.   The woman who's described as succulent and gorgeous is plagued by very real-life insecurities.   For her, confidence comes in the form of a mask - which makes her profession as a makeup artist perfect.  Her journey is one of learning to love what's beneath the mask as much as what comes with it, as well as opening herself to the possibility of real love. 

Love should make you feel about yourself and about the person you are when you're with the one you love.  Love should make you feel accepted as you are.  - Tahoe

Tahoe Roth.   There's so much to be said for the tall, rugged Texan with the bright blue eyes and gleaming blond hair.   It's a unique character in today's books, the Viking rather than the traditional tall, dark, and brooding demigod.  Tahoe is perceived to be a rich playboy, but it's quickly learned that his true persona is loyal to that of the good ol' boy tone.  He is fiercely protective of Gina, and the closer they grow as friends, the more wisdom and softness she witnesses.   It's a sweet and humbling story for anyone who deems to judge a book by its cover

He stands with a group of men.  But Tahoe Roth is the only one I see.  - Gina

Bang him and get him out of your system.   That's the suggestion of Gina's friend, Wynn.  He's sexy, he's non-committal, he's the perfect one to break her disappointing abstinence spell.  But despite the undertones of sexuality and obvious attraction between the two, I was pleasantly surprised by the lack of sex.   Don't get me wrong, I love a good sex scene as much as the next person, but I've learned that with as much as I read, it can get repetitive.  It's nice to find a book that can hold its own without it.  

I want to kiss you.   I want to take off your lipstick so all you have is my mouth on you.  - Tahoe

That is definitely not to say there are not swoon-worthy aspects to the story, and that you won't have moments of blushing and looking over your shoulder to make sure there are no prying eyes.   Katy blends the sweet, the hilarious, and the sexy into one highly consumable romance.   Definitely a 5 - star read where I'm concerned.