Double The Romance Review: Manwhore and Manwhore +1 by Katy Evans

Posted June 8, 2017 by Loverofromance in Book Reviews / 7 Comments

Double The Romance Review: Manwhore and Manwhore +1 by Katy Evans

Double The Romance Review: Manwhore and Manwhore +1 by Katy EvansManwhore by Katy Evans
Also in this series: Ms. Manwhore
Series: Manwhore #1
Published by Gallery Books on March 24th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 357
Format: eBook
Source: Self Purchased
ISBN: 1501101536
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Is it possible to expose Chicago’s hottest player—without getting played?

This is the story I've been waiting for all my life, and its name is Malcolm Kyle Preston Logan Saint. Don’t be fooled by that last name though. There’s nothing holy about the man except the hell his parties raise. The hottest entrepreneur Chicago has ever known, he’s a man’s man with too much money to spend and too many women vying for his attention.

Mysterious. Privileged. Legendary. His entire life he’s been surrounded by the press as they dig for tidbits to see if his fairytale life is for real or all mirrors and social media lies. Since he hit the scene, his secrets have been his and his alone to keep. And that’s where I come in.

Assigned to investigate Saint and reveal his elusive personality, I’m determined to make him the story that will change my career.

But I never imagined he would change my life. Bit by bit, I start to wonder if I'm the one discovering him...or if he's uncovering me.

What happens when the man they call Saint, makes you want to sin?

Reading Challenges:
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  • May Contain Some Spoliers, read At your own risk .

    Manwhore is the beginning of a fantastic series that pulled me in like a magnetic pull and I just didn’t want to turn away from these two. Now I will admit I have had this book on my kindle ever since it was published…yeah *shaking head* my bad for sure, but I wanted to read the first three books in a row since they focus on this one couple. So we have Manwhore, Manwhore +1 and Ms. Manwhore which involve our couple Saint and Rachel. Now this is one of those book that are explosive, emotional, silly and fun and simply one of the best contemporary romances you can ever pick up. In Manwhore, we have our heroine Rachel. She writes for a local newspaper, a smaller type business, but she writes on unique issues where she can be blunt and say what is exactly on her mind. But when her boss comes up with a scandalous idea, she knows that it goes against her values, but she also knows the money and name she will get will support herself and her mother. So her job: Go after Saint and find out every little detail about this “manwhore” society can’t get enough of. A man more mysterious, and so thus begins Rachel and Saint’s journey.

    Stories change. Just like people change. We change when we suffer, when we take, when we give, when we love. When you lose the object of your love, your normal will be perennially changed; there’s no returning to the old anymore. You have to rebuild stronger walls, change your expectations, and wait for the sunlight

    I will say that reading this book, my one reservation was I kinda knew how it ended, with a cliffhanger. Yep you heard me right, a CLIFFHANGER…and boy do I not like those unless I can read the books in order. But I was very impressed with this author in how she handles it and quite frankly it didn’t end as badly as I thought it would to be honest. But of course its Katy Evans, and she can write cliffhangers in such a way that it isn’t a horrible feeling, only makes you excited to pick up the next book. What really impressed me about this couple was seeing the underlaying emotions that rise to the surface in ways and moments you don’t see coming. Our hero, for example is so NOT what I expected. Yes he is a bit of a playboy, but he is so much more than that. So he enjoys women….not really a crime. But what really intrigued me is how he is with Rachel after he meets her.

    A challenge is something you stop wanting once you acquire it. I can’t know if you’re a challenge yet until I make you mine

    I love how devoted he is to her even from the beginning and he is much more open to a long term relationship than she is. Of course, you see her deal with some divided loyalties…her job over her heart and I think that is the source of her reluctance. I found it interesting to see how this book plays out especially knowing beforehand what happens in the end. But what I loved most about this book was seeing their relationship develop in the way that it did. And seeing our heroine learn to trust and choose to follow her heart and make the right decision to keep the man she loved.

    I’d do it all again for another moment with him. I’d do it all again with him. I’d leap blindly into the air if only there were even a 0.01 percent chance that he’d still be there, waiting to catch me

    Its a story that will make and break hearts, its not easy, its complicated, intense, dramatic, hot as sin and one of the most compelling romances you will ever pick up.

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    Double The Romance Review: Manwhore and Manwhore +1 by Katy EvansManwhore +1 by Katy Evans
    Also in this series: Ms. Manwhore
    Series: Manwhore #2
    Published by Gallery Books on July 7th 2015
    Genres: Contemporary Romance
    Pages: 336
    Format: eBook
    Source: Library
    ISBN: 1501101552
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    Billionaire playboy? Check. Ruthless businessman? Check. Absolutely sinful? Check.

    Malcolm Saint was an assignment. A story. A beautiful, difficult man I was supposed to uncover for a racy exposé.

    I intended to reveal him, his secrets, his lifestyle—not let him reveal me. But my head was overtaken by my heart and suddenly nothing could stop me from falling. I fell for him, and I fell hard.

    Malcolm Saint is absolute Sin, and I've become a hopeless Sinner.

    Now that the assignment is over, Saint wants something from me--something unexpected--and I want this wicked playboy's heart. But how can I prove to the man who trusts no one that I’m worthy of becoming his plus one?

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  • In our continuing story of Rachel and Saint, we have Manwhore +1. So we come off from a huge cliffhanger and it just continues off from where it leaves. Saint and Rachel have to build bridges of trust again, but there is no denying how much they love each other. Rachel has hurt the man she loves even if she didn’t mean to or even plan to in the end, but it happened just the same and now she will have to show Saint the depth of her feelings for him, and that he will be her number 1. But Saint is hurt and angry and doesn’t know how to feel when he is around Rachel, but he also knows that he can’t give her up completely.

    I hurt this beautiful, ambitious, intelligent, generous, caring man. I used to rest my cheek where I could hear his heart. Now it’s locked behind iron doors and ten-foot walls that I put there.

    In Manwhore +1….this story is where we see the truth about real love, and I loved seeing these two being together. The way they have to learn to trust again and what a uneasy road that can be. But we also see that once they resolve their issues, and truly communicate, that everything just slides into place and it was so fantastic to see them come together in the right way. Of course its not a very easy road for them to travel, but you see how truly devoted they are to each other in this one even with all the pain and drama of the past. I truly just wanted MORE from this couple, because this is one of those couples that just stay with you.

    “Do you miss me?”

    He searches my face.

    “Do you think of me sometimes when you don’t want to…do you need me…do you still feel me?” “I feel you everywhere.”

    “I can’t breathe when you’re near me, but I can’t live without you.”

    He looks at me with his green, sparkling eyes, and I’m gone, gone, totally gone.

    He holds my gaze, watching me with violently tender eyes, as if he’s been living for this moment.

    They are beyond unforgettable. I was interested to see how Evans would play this book out compared to book one. And it truly satisfied me in every way that was needed. I love how real this book felt, in the emotion it provokes, in the reaction it conveys and the compelling writing that makes you want to sink into the pages and never let go.

    God, I’m in so deep. So very deep I’m almost frightened but he makes me reckless enough to want to go even deeper.

    There is so many vulnerabilties that we see in these characters, we see the growths and changes, the ups and downs that make them so real they practically burst from the pages in our hearts and our minds and our souls.

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    About Katy Evans

    Katy Evans grew up with books and book-boyfriends until she found a real sexy boyfriend to love. They married and are now hard at work on their own happily ever after. Katy loves her family and friends, and she also loves reading, walking, baking, and being consumed by her characters until she reaches “The End.” Which is, hopefully, only the beginning…

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    • If you only knew how many books have been sitting on my kindle for years unread. It is good that you were able to read on since there is a cliffhanger. Glad you enjoyed these!

    • Oh yay I’ve had manwhore waiting on me to listen to for awhile 😀

    • That is quite the title ;=D

    • I think you went in with a good plan so the cliffhanger wouldn’t be too annoying and ruin a good story for you. I do love how the extra book gave time for their relationship to develop well and steadily especially if she is going into it on a lie to get a story.

      Great reviews. Love that tune, too, Renee!

    • Oh I have a ton of books sitting on my kindle I haven’t gotten too. I know a lot of my friends loved this too. Eventually I will get in a contemporary mood and give it a whirl. I am not a fan of a cliffhanger so I will have to get all 3.

    • Michele H

      LOVE this series! Katy Evans is one terrific writer. I agree that watching these two characters change and grow as they fell in love was absolutely wonderful. So happy you loved it too! 🙂

    • I’m glad you enjoyed this series! I tried reading the first one on a friend’s recommendation, but couldn’t really get into it. I think I just have issues with this author’s writing. It doesn’t particularly click with me. I hope you enjoy the rest of the books though! 🙂