Thursday, December 14, 2017

Man Hands by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby

He puts the "screw" in screwball comedy...


At thirty-four, I’m reeling from a divorce. I don’t want to party or try to move on. I just want to stay home and post a new recipe on my blog: Brynn’s Dips and Balls.

But my friends aren’t having it. Get out there again, they say. It will be fun, they say. I’m still taking a hard pass.

Free designer cocktails, they say. And that’s a game-changer.

Too bad my ex shows up with his new arm candy. That’s when I lose my mind. But when my besties dare me to leap on the first single man I see, they don't expect me to actually go through with it.


All I need right now is some peace and quiet while my home renovation TV show is on hiatus. But when a curvy woman in a red wrap dress charges me like she’s a gymnast about to mount my high bar, all I can do is brace myself and catch her. What follows is the hottest experience of my adult life.

I want a repeat, but my flying Cinderella disappears immediately afterward. She doesn’t leave a glass slipper, either—just a pair of panties with chocolate bunnies printed on them.

But I will find her.

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Book 1
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Romantic Comedy is usually hit or miss, for me – it's either hilarious or terribly cheesy. Thankfully, Man Hands was the perfect combination of zingy one-liners, slapstick, and romance.

Brynn is trying to find her "groove" after her recent divorce. Her friends, Sadie and Ash, will not let Brynn become the hermit she so wishes to be. Down on her luck, she's failed at life... she's unemployed, unloved, and ready to give up. Brynn is completely likeable. She isn't an airhead, she isn't full of herself, but she IS funny and relatively realistic. Unfortunately, she's awful at picking men aka pseudo-dudes, and her friends let her know – hilariously.

Tom, aka the Gardener, is trying to regain his footing. He needs to figure out what he wants and needs after a very public, humiliating denial of engagement. He's sweet and sexy, a "manly" man with big hands, etc. He's the perfect match for Brynn!

The banter between Brynn and Tom is entertaining, I found myself giggling a lot more than I expected to. The romance was perfect, it wasn't too sweet or fake. Did I mention that the sexy scenes were hot? They were HOT!! This book was entertaining without being too over the top.

I like this collaborative duo and am excited to read the next book in this series!

This is a really good, fun read. It is fast paced and full of laugh out loud moments which are tinged with a slight sadness. Very cleverly plotted, sometimes very obviously, others brilliantly subtle – mostly in your face and cheeky.

Ms. Bowen and Ms. Eby have written a story which tells of the modern fascination with reality shows, yet reminds us what is actually important in life. Chandra's behaviour, surprisingly, is used with great effect to achieve that end.

I am delighted that this is the first in a series, and the pantry incident makes it clear that there is another comedy to be written about that pairing!

Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance, including the Brooklyn Bruisers series, the Ivy Years series, and the Gravity series. She lives in Vermont’s Green Mountains with her family, six chickens and too much ski gear and hockey equipment.

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Tanya Eby

Tanya Eby is the author of Foodies Rush In, Easy Does It, Blunder Woman, Pepper Wellington and the Case of the Missing Sausage, Tunnel Vision and Other Stories from the Edge, Synchronicity, and In the Garden Room; as well as the editor and publisher of Nevertheless We Persisted. Her new romantic comedy series is written with Sarina Bowen: Man Hands and Man Card.

Tanya was born in Lansing, Michigan, moved to Traverse City, went to high school in Coopersville and spent time living in Detroit, Miami and eventually New York City. Michigan is now her home (and setting for all of her novels) and where she lives with her two children. Her work, though genre-crossing, has the same elements of quirky characters in strange situations. At times comedic, at times heartfelt, and even at times downright creepy, Tanya Eby seeks to write stories that are engaging and resonate with the reader. She is also a professional narrator and you can find her audiobooks by doing a search on her name here.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Man Hands (Man Hands #1) by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby to read and review.

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