Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Review - Man Cuffed by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby

Man Cuffed by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby
Series: Man Hands #4
Publisher: Tuxbury Publishing LLC
Publication Date: November 19, 2019
Date Read: November 16, 2019
Length: 254 pages
Source: Author/Publicist
★★★★☆
A new comedy from the USA Today bestselling duo!

Mac
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.

Meg
Hey, 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.
Even him.

Warning: may cause unrestrained giggling in public. Contains: a bridezilla with a turkey leg, a flash mob, and a growly hero.
My Review

This was fantastic!  Honestly, can you go wrong with Sarina Bowen?  I think not.  And after reading this book, I feel like the writing pair of Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby is a pretty good bet as well.  I was a little hesitant to pick up this book since I haven't read the other books in the series.  I decided to go ahead and try it as a stand-alone and it worked perfectly.  The only problem now is that I feel like I need to go back and read the earlier books in this series.  That's a pretty good problem to have.

This book was great from the start.  Mac and Meg meet each other in a restaurant where she is working.  She mistakes him for a stripper and tries to take his clothes off but that's just an honest mistake.  When they wind up becoming next-door neighbors a few months later, sparks are definitely flying.  But Mac is determined to keep his hands off since he doesn't do relationships.  But he does need a date to his sister's wedding and Meg is the gal there to help him out.

I loved Mac and Meg together.  These two had so much chemistry together I almost felt like sparks were going to jump off the page.  I also loved their banter.  This book is pretty funny at times and I felt like a big part of that was because this pair felt so real.  They were really adorable together in so many ways and I loved the way they just seemed to click. 

As you would expect, there was a bit of drama to the story.  But it was drama that felt authentic and possible to overcome.  If anything, learning Mac's past really made me like his character even more because he has had to deal with things that were pretty intense.  It was a joy to watch these two work things out.  I loved all of the secondary characters and how they played a part in everything.

I would highly recommend this book to fans of romantic comedies.  This book was filled with wonderful characters, a swoon-worthy romance, and quite a few laughs.  I cannot wait to read more of this amazing series.

I received a digital review copy of this book from the author/publicist.
About the Authors

Sarina Bowen is the RITA® Award winning author of over two dozen contemporary and LGTB romance novels. She most recently hit the USA Today bestseller's list in February, with Brooklynaire. Formerly a derivatives trader on Wall Street, Sarina holds a BA in economics from Yale University.

Sarina Bowen is a New Englander whose Vermont ancestors cut timber and farmed the north country since the 1760s. Sarina is grateful for the invention of indoor plumbing and wi-fi during the intervening 250 years. On a few wooded acres, she lives with her husband, two boys, and an ungodly amount of ski and hockey gear.

Sarina's books are published in a dozen languages on four continents. In 2016, The Romance Writers of America honored HIM by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy with a RITA award for Best Contemporary Romance, Mid-Length.

Sarina Bowen's Links:  Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Tanya Eby is a member of SAG/AFTRA. She is a narrator and has over 500 titles to her credit. She also narrates under the name of Tatiana Sokolov for books that are particularly saucy (AKA erotica books). When not narrating, she’s working on her own writing. Check out her books: Easy Does It, Blunder Woman, Pepper Wellington and the Case of the Missing Sausage, Foodies Rush In, Tunnel Vision, and Synchronicity. She also has a food blog at dips.tanyaeby.com.

Tany Eby's Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

12 comments:

  1. Well, that a hilarious meet-cute. Glad you enjoyed this! I have been looking at these books too, because I really have never gone wrong with Bowen.

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  2. I'm looking forward to reading this one. Great review!

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  3. this is not a genre i run to grab, but him being mistaken for a male stripper rings familiar to me. have to check on that
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  4. I love this genre so I think I would have a great time with the story

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  5. Excellent review! It does sound hilarious and who can't use more fun? I've listened to the first in the series and I liked it but didn't love it. But the series is highly rated and I do always seem to enjoy Sarina Bowen.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

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  6. this sounds like fun :D I've never tried her books, but I love the idea of how they met

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  7. Banter and humor, lethally good combo. Sounds like a hoot with the stripper and the break in.

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  8. I want to try Bowen and I am totally loving your review of this!!

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  9. Man Hands. What a catchy tag. This sounds like all kinds of fun.

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  10. As much as I love Sarina Bowen (a lot!) and I love her collabs with Elle Kennedy, I've just never been drawn to her collabs with Tanya Eby. They've never seemed to be my thing. But you totally have me rethinking that with your review! Maybe I need to give this one a try.

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  11. Honestly, I can't remember anything she wrote that I didn't like! Definitely reading this one soon!

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