Man Card (Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby)

Nothing ventured, nothing banged…


I still don’t know how it happened. One minute I was arguing with my arrogant competitor — our usual trash-talk over who deserves the larger commission. But somehow I went from throwing down to kneeling down…

It can never happen again. I don’t even like Braht. He’s too slick. He’s a manipulating mansplaining party boy in preppy clothes.

So why can’t I get him out of my head?


There are two things I know without question. One: Ash and I are destined for each other. Two: never trust a man with a unibrow.

Ash is my missing my piece. She’s the sweet cream to my gourmet espresso. And nothing gets me going faster than her contempt for me. They don’t call her the Ashkicker for nothing.

Eventually I’ll win her over…if my past doesn’t ruin everything first.

Once again, this duo of amazing authors made me laugh out loud, and have the best time while reading this amazing book. After finishing the first book, Man Hands, I was anxious to get my hands on this one, and know the full story with Ash and Braht. And eheheh, this was hilarious.

Braht was the most unique male character I ever ever read! He’s so cocky and self assured, but so so confident, I loved it. It was refreshing to have a man that waxes and plucks, and gets mani pedis, and wears pastel colors and doesn’t give a shit. I love him! And Ash, she was such a strong woman.

I really liked their connection and their pull towards each other, and the banter was magnificent. Also, I loved that there was much more to the characters then first met the eye, and how much they fit and helped each other become better and more complete people.

This series is so great, and it has so much potential. I love this group of friends, and the connection, love and friendship between them all. I now want a story about Sadie, because she definitely deserves it.

Guys, go read this book and this series ASAP, you’ll laugh your ass off, and you’re gonna thank me for recommending it to you. 

Decidedly With Love (Stina Lindenblatt)

Fake boyfriend Rule #1: never fall for your fake girlfriend.


Emma Lovejoy runs Aphrodite’s Boutique, a store that specializes in all things love-related. A store that she adores with all her heart, and which is at risk of being shut down and replaced with a condo development.

Playboy Travis Hamilton was raised by his feisty, well-meaning grandmother, who is determined to help her grandson find The One. But when most women he meets tend to be puck bunnies or women only interested in his hockey-player income — and let’s not forget the nutcase of an ex-girlfriend — why bother?

Travis realizes only a fake girlfriend will deter his grandmother’s matchmaking scheme. Too bad the one woman who can help him is the sexy redhead who wants to assist him as much as she wants her eyeballs to be dunked in hot sauce and barbecued. To convince her, he promises to help her with her own dilemma. But sometimes fire and ice really do mix. Now Travis has to decide if love is in the air — and if together he and Emma make something hotter. Something stronger. Something real.

I’m really enjoying this series…


The characters. Emma and Travis were great characters, but I also really enjoyed the secondary characters, especially Travis grandmother and her 2 feisty friends.

 The writing. This has been a hit and miss for me, I liked it on the first book, Decidedly Off Limits, but found it a bit too much on Decidedly With Baby. Here I liked it again. The style is still the same, and it’s fun and light. The only problem is that it doesn’t allow for a big distinction on the character’s voices.

 The plot. I love fake relationships turned real, so yeah, I really liked the plot.


 I found that the relationship developed a bit too fast. It went from fake to forever very very fast.

 The plot of the 2 characters knowing each other in their teens was inconsequential, and didn’t bring anything to the story.