Boy Toy by Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby –> Review

Posted August 11, 2018 by FMA in Ratings

Boy Toy by Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby –> ReviewBoy Toy by Sarina Bowen, Tanya Eby
Series: Man Hands #3
Also in this series: Man Hands, Man Card
Published by Tuxbury Publishing LLC
on August 14th, 2018
Pages: 451
Genres: Romance, Humor
Review Copy Provided By: Author

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A brand new romantic comedy from your favorite snort-laughing duo!


The moment Sadie Matthews walks through the daycare center door, I feel my world tilt in her direction. Again. I fell for her when I was fourteen, and I'm still not over her. Problem: she still thinks of me as a teen she used to babysit. But I've learned a few things about pleasing a woman in the last fifteen years. I can't wait to show her how good it could be. I need to move quickly before I lose her again. This is more than a game to me, but I still plan to win.


I've just survived the worst year of my life. As a single mom of twin toddlers, I don't have time for a man. I barely have time to finish a thought. Who knew that Liam McAllister would grow up to be so devastating? He's everything my husband was not: tall, built, and willing to have a tea party with my girls.

I can't possibly get involved with him. He's too young for me. Too handsome. But he's so persuasive...

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

❝She smells like flowers. She smells like moonlight and secrets and wishes.❞

I love this duo. Bowen and Eby write as one brain, their collaboration is seamless and deceptively simple, and their stories are hilariously funny, yet tender-hearted. I am a fan for life, and pray they never stop!

Liam fell in love with Sadie when she spent the summer babysitting him and his siblings. Fifteen years later when she walks into the daycare center where he works, all those feelings and thoughts fourteen-year-old Liam had, come to life.

❝I have a confession to make,❞ Sadie says.
Fourteen-year-old Liam immediately reacts. Please say you want to touch my boner! Pleeeeeeease!

Sadie is a newly divorced, single mother of two adorable twin girls. She’s not only gorgeous, she’s smart and crazy funny. Sadie has to let go of her fears, the guilt associated with her divorce, and the “I shoulds” and “should nots” in order to find happiness. She’s convinced dating a younger man is a recipe for heartbreak. And if she had a relationship with Liam, it wouldn’t be long before he would find someone younger, sexier and prettier than she.

❝No, No no no no! Thou shalt not perve on the younger man! Shut up, hormones! Oh, hell. I’m a cougar.❞

Liam is such a contrast to the man Sadie divorced. He is loving and kind, tender and smart. He cares about her and her girls. And he’s good! Good to her and good to them. It is his goodness that frightens Sadie. She can see a life with him, but in a few months, Liam is leaving to continue his doctoral studies, possibly in a foreign country. And then, what? Where will that leave Sadie and her girls? It’s easier to keep him as her side piece than to risk her heart again.

Sadie’s sister, Megan is AWESOME! I want my own Megan! She’s her sisters biggest cheerleader and always willing to help out with her girls … taps the screen Hey, Bowen and Eby … Megan is getting her own book, right? RIGHT?

❝Saddle up, cowgirl. Do It. And yes—it’s a legit thing that some men love cougars. And that’s what you are, right? The horny divorcee out for the prowl for the young stud, ready to educate him and…❞

Tears. I cried tears! Not just from the hilarious moments, but from the touching ones, too! My heart broke for Liam, he is so good and he deserves good! It was hard because I understood Sadie’s fears, and “mom guilt”, and wanting to do right by everyone, all the while putting her needs, and happiness aside.

In this stand-alone story about first loves, second chances, and self-realization, Bowen and Eby bring us a heart-warming, funny story about a man with a 15-year-old crush and a woman who believes she’s too old to be loved.


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

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