Happy Release Day Tanya Eby and Sarina Bowen — Man Card is laugh out loud good!

Posted January 15, 2018 by FMA in Blog Tour, Excerpt

Happy Release Day Tanya Eby and Sarina Bowen — Man Card is laugh out loud good!Man Card by Sarina Bowen, Tanya Eby
Series: Man Hands #2
Also in this series: Man Hands, Man Card, Boy Toy
Published by Rennie Road Books
on January 15, 2018
Pages: 244
Genres: Contemporary, Humor, Romance
Review Copy Provided By: Author

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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.

I was provided a review copy; this did not influence my opinion of the book.

Happy Release Day Man Card!

Bowen and Eby have created the perfect marriage. I don’t know what their formula is, what I do know is I pray these two authors do not stop writing together because this formula works!

You guys! This excerpt is my favorite scene in the ENTIRE BOOK and is what I spoke about in my review! If this excerpt doesn’t make you want to read this book, then I have no idea what will!

“Name your other favorite movies,” I challenge Braht.

“All of them?” He chugs his margarita.

“Hmm. Top ten? Top five?”

“That’s totally easy,” he says. Somehow I’ve gotten closer to him on the floor. When he sits back, I actually snuggle in beside him. He’s wearing a ridiculously soft shirt that feels good against my skin. And I watch with fascination as he ticks off the names of films on his fingers. “When Harry Met Sally. The Devil Wears Prada. Roman Holiday. Clueless. And Working Girl.”

I burst out laughing. I can’t help it. “Those are all chick flicks. You should just hand over your man card right now.”

“Not a chance.” Braht’s expression grows intense. “In the first place, I gave you a very thorough demonstration of my man card last week. I don’t remember hearing any complaints.”

I swallow hard, because this is certainly true.

“And secondly, you’re looking at this all backward.”

“I…am?” And why can’t I look away? He has the most beautiful, intelligent eyes.

“Yeah, you are,” he whispers. “It’s the guy who has a firm grip on his man card that can hold your purse. He’s not afraid to be seen with that Tory Burch you like to carry—nice color, by the way. He’ll free up your hands because he likes your hands, and he remembers all the terrific things you can use them for.”

“Oh,” I say slowly. Now my fingers itch to reach out for him. I have to make fists with both hands so I won’t do it.

“Furthermore, he’s not afraid to quote Working Girl. Because Joan Cusack is a genius. And who wouldn’t want to say Melanie Griffith’s best line out loud?”

I can’t help saying it with him, and together we sound like the world’s horniest Greek chorus: “I have a head for business and a body for sin.”

Sin sounds pretty good right now, actually. But Braht’s not done with his speech. “Any man who tells you that chick flicks are for pussies can’t be any good in bed. Because that man does not speak the language of women. He doesn’t know that a little luxury can erase a shitty day of worrying about your ex…”

Braht takes my hand in his and begins to massage it. He has a great technique, applying gentle pressure between each joint. I relax just a little bit more against him.

“…That man doesn’t speak the language because he’s afraid of sounding like a girl. But fuck that noise, honey bear. If a man doesn’t have the vocabulary to describe a satin teddy with peekaboo lace and mother-of-pearl snaps at the crotch, he can’t buy it for you and then strategically ask you to wear it. He can’t plan ahead to blow your mind sometime by lifting your skirt somewhere semi-public and dangerous. And he can’t get down on his knees and kiss that lace and then pop open those snaps while you bite your own hand to keep from screaming when you climax.” Braht takes a deep breath and lets it out in one hot gust. “Fuck. What was the point of this speech?”

“Um…” My voice is hoarse, and my face is suddenly very hot. Let’s not even mention my nipples. “Man cards, I think.” But I’m not sure, because everything tingles.

“Right,” he says with a sigh. “Still got mine. Shall we watch Working Girl next?”

“Okay,” I breathe, sinking a little further into his comforting embrace.

❝The kiss is pure sizzle. I fuse to Braht without stopping to think why I’d do such a thing. Again! But Braht can F*cking kiss. Like, ahhhhhhhh. My brain takes a short nap, but my ovaries stand up and whistle.❞

Reminiscent of the comedies I used to watch on tv in my youth, ‘Man Card’ was chock full of laugh-out-loud-bellyaching moments, it was entertaining and heartwarming!

I loved it because it was funny, sincere, funny, heartwarming, funny, sexy, funny and crazy good!

In ‘Man Hands’, Braht and Ashley were assigned to work together in selling Tom’s house. ‘Man Card’ starts right up with these two conniving and battling each other. Ash needs the sale, Braht wants the sale and both need and want each other. Though Ashley tries to fight it, the attraction between these two is electric. The sexual chemistry is off the charts hot made even more so when Braht is moved to work in the same office as Ashley. Office space isn’t the only thing they’re sharing; it is the sales, sex, and secrets that keep them both on their toes.

Braht is sumptuous. In ‘Man Hands’, he seemed a little … girly. But don’t be fooled, Braht is definitely, all. man! He’s deliciously alpha, hilariously cheeky and titillatingly sexy. But above all, he is astutely aware of what Ashley needs, and the speech he gave about what a man really is … had me swooning and crying at the same time.

Ashley does her last name proud, Power. She is powerful and smart, and sassy. Which makes for great banter between her and Braht.

❝And if you call me honey bear in front of my parents, I will twist off your nuts and serve them to with gizzard gravy.❞

Bowen and Eby have created the perfect marriage. I don’t know what their formula is, what I do know is I pray these two authors do not stop writing together because this formula works!

If you want a book that is guaranteed to provide endless laughs and good times, and an excuse to not exercise, (Cause who needs exercise when you are laughing this much?) ‘Man Card’ is the book for you.


About Sarina Bowen

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

In 2016, Sarina became a Rita Award winner! The Romance Writers of America honored HIM by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy with Best Contemporary Romance, Mid-Length.

About Tanya Eby

Tanya 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

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