By Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby
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 really liked MAN CARD. It was a fun read from the very first page to the very last, and it was a great way to spend a few hours.
I liked Ash. She’s determined, she gives as good as she gets, and she’s a great friend to her two besties: Brynn and Sadie. But I can’t say much more about Ash because in my opinion, Braht stole the show. I loved his boudoir photo shoot scene, as well as his pedicure scene with his octogenarian friends. Both scenes were hilarious and really highlighted his playful and sweet sides. But while he might be a prankster who likes his skin to be as soft as a baby’s bottom, he’s strong and smart enough to take care of what’s his. He’s been looking after his little brother since he was seventeen, and when Ash was being harassed by an ex, Braht came up with ways to help keep her safe. Together, their banter was always witty and fun.
MAN CARD is told in dual POVs and while it is part of the Man Hands series, it can be read as a stand-alone. We did see a little of the previous couple, Brynn and Tom, and it was nice to see how they were doing and what was new with them. I’m assuming—and hoping—Sadie will get her own book next, given that her husband is a dick who doesn’t deserve her. MAN CARD comes with a sweet and humorous epilogue that was oh so Braht and Ash, and just perfect.