Review: Man Card by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby

descriptionNothing 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.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


“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.”

First 5 stars of the year and it feels so good! I'm in a weird mood lately, can't really find books that hold my attention even with an never ending TBR so finding an amazing book that kept me entertained the whole time is incredible.

Before Man Cards I read Man Hands a couple of week ago and I already liked the book a lot. Well let me tell you this one is even better! Ash & Braht have that little something I needed. The fact they fight each other like cats and dogs is hilarious. They give as much as they gets. If Ash is nervous around Braht, he in the other hands enjoys every minute of their time.
The guy couldn't be more perfect the way he sees his relation with Ash.
Certain events force them to spend more time together and the inevitable happens, well it already happened in the previous book but it happened... again.

“We don’t just give each other clients! That’s not how it is with us.” Brynn lifts an eyebrow. “How is it, then?” “We hate each other! We flirt and then destroy each other.”

Ash is a character you'll start appreciate while reading. I wasn't her biggest fan, not really understanding why she was so reluctant to some kind of friendship with Braht but you quickly realize she is hiding a heart of gold.

Braht will make you fall right away, well maybe not because of how different from your usual alpha male he is but still you won't resist him long. I know I didn't. Not only the guy is funny but he's a experienced dirty talker. I wasn't expecting all the things that comes out of his mouth! My panties were on fire

Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby are really a pair that rocks the rom com genre! I don't read it that much but these ladies makes me want to try it more.

Now I'm really hoping for some more books from both of them, starting with Sadie's story.
Can I also hope for a book with Bramly, Braht's brother?

~I voluntary read a copy of this book provided by the authors~

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.

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