Title: Ladies Man
Author: Katy Evans
Series: Manwhore #3 (standalone book!)
Release Date: April 26, 2016
He’s not the guy you date.
He’s the one night stand.
You’d think this man who sent hot looks my way, who called me succulent, would want to strip me bare and spread me out on his bed like every other woman in Chicago.
Except, he passed on my offer….
Just like I once passed on his.
He’s wary, like I am.
He’s broken, like I am.
And everyone knows two broken parts can’t ever make a whole.
So I try to distract myself with dating.
Tahoe and I are strictly friends. He doesn’t think my new beau is good enough—he doesn't think any man is, especially himself.
The more time Tahoe and I spend together, the more confused I feel.
I'm trying to open up to love.
But I'm quickly realizing that the only man I want is the stubborn, cocky, unattainable playboy Tahoe Roth.
The one my mother warned me about.
The one my body craves.
The only one who will surely break my heart.
Be forewarned Ladies Man is not your normal Katy Evans book. She has added a whole new element to this book that will wow and entice her readers. It was definitely not what I was expecting. But that's why the author gets to write. They know the characters and the know what works. Katy Evans delivered everything I didn't know I wanted and needed in Tahoe's book. The title actually plays into a quite quippy antithesis to this book by the end and it's very refreshing to see a so much emotion, intensity and love (both friendly and romantic) played out the way it did. In doing so, Ms. Evans has made a standout book. She put everything we wanted just out of reach until I was just screaming "Get on with it already" but the wait was SO well worth it.
Tahoe and Gina are first and foremost, friends. For specific reasons on each side they don't know that it's worth it, or even workable, to move beyond that. Yet, the chemistry that is constantly simmering beneath every interaction tells an entirely different story. However, this book is all about the right time. The right understanding. And the acceptance that if they are right for each other, they'll be there at the end of every single day for one another until the time is right.
This book will stick with me. I can tell you that right now. I almost feel like their story isn't finished. Like I need more of it. But that's not to say that the ending wasn't more than satisfying, because it was, but theirs is a story I could read about for years and probably never get tired of. There is so much that was explored, and that's where this book gets a #winning. You experience every aspect of what Tahoe and Gina's relationship WILL be like with them not actually in one for the better part of the book. You get the feels, the comfort, the being there, the sparks, the everything. So there's no doubt that it will work out, and I think that's an incredibly inventive way to present this story. The friendship that they have throughout is something that most would kill for. They are each other's concrete. I'm sure I'm babbling and not making near enough sense, but just read the damn book. Nothing and no one will be able to appropriately prepare for what you'll read, but that's what makes it a fantastic book. I can't put my finger on it, but it's got a spot on my keeper shelf .
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*