Sunday, 5 July 2015

Manwhore +1 by Katy Evans - ARC Review

Released: 7th July 2015.


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?

“I remember every moment with him, like a treasure and like a punishment."


Kristine's Review:

Reviewed: June 2015.

Malcolm Saint, you sexy, domineering, alpha male you!! I wanted this book with a desperation so intense, so visceral that I was constantly refreshing my kindle waiting for it to drop, and boy did I dive in the second it did. I had some lofty expectations for Manwhore +1, I was expecting the same intense chemistry, passion and humour that I found in Manwhore, and while the intense connection Malcolm and Rachel share is definitely there, this book is a different story, it has so much depth, that I now realise we only scraped the surface with in Manwhore.

Malcolm has certainly known a lot of the benefits that come along with the affluent lifestyle he is accustomed to, women fall at his feet, men want to be him, he's both the quintessential playboy and street smart and savvy business man. Malcolm Saint is definitely not someone who should be underestimated in either his private or public life, the man who never saw himself settling down, or standing still suddenly has reason to, and the question is not whether he's capable of caring for someone in such a way that is all consuming, but whether he can move forward from the past and build a life with Rachel Livingston.

"You wanted your world to go still, stand still with me. I may be thirsty, ambitious; I'll charge out there, but this... what we have. Let's stand still here, you and me."

Rachel has lead a safe life, a safe existence, she's known both joy and sorrow, to the outside world her life is full of meaning and purpose, but in reality she's living her days subconsciously wrapping herself in cotton wool. Until Malcolm Saint that is, he was her greatest opportunity both professionally and personally. He would be the source of her greatest growth but fear has a way of blind sighting you, make you question what you thought you believed and what you hope is true, it makes you scared to take a chance.

"Don't you trust me? Take that leap Rachel.
I sound a little scared when I ask, "Are you going to catch me?"
It wouldn't be a leap if you knew that for sure, it'd be a step. In steps, you go by facts, you leap on faith."

There is so much beauty in this book, so much heart, all wrapped up in a sizzling sexy tale about a man equal parts saint and sinner, and a woman who's strength comes from her fragility and sense of wonder. Rachel isn't some naïve dimwit, she's smart, she's sassy, she's got a strength that's so ingrained in her being, but it's her sheer sense of wonderment at finding a soul binding connection with a millionaire mogul, and wanting to treasure it above all else, not because of what he could do for her professionally, but because she's known life before him and without him and she never wants to experience it again.

This book, Katy Evans words captivated me, there's a depth to Saint I didn't expect, he's every bit the cocky playboy, dominant and sure, but he's also got this softness, this protective side that we can see when Rachel is involved, when his friends are there, that gives you such a clear view of the kind of man he is, the many facets of his personality, the many layers that he's kept hidden for so long. The emotion is Manwhore +1 is raw, its' real, I felt every second of Rachel's desperation, of Saint working his way through his emotions to forgiveness, their sizzling physical attraction, but more that that I felt the soul deep chemistry these two share, like their hearts recognise something in each other.

"You once told me you wanted the world to stand still, you wanted a safe spot to stand still."

I loved every second of this book, I loved the steam and heat of their intimacy, I loved the battling of two strong and independent personalities finding a middle ground to meet, I loved watching these two grow both together and apart. Katy Evans grabbed me by the collar and refused to let go, captivating me from the first page til the last line, these characters have carved a place in my heart and I'm not ready to let them go.


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About Katy Evans:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.


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