Review: Ladies Man

Review: Ladies ManLadies Man (Manwhore, #3) by Katy Evans
Series: Manwhore #3
Published by KT Publishing LLC on April 26th 2016
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 298

“He’s infuriating. He’s annoying. He’s cocky. Selfish. Self-centered. Really, I don’t even know why we’re friends.”

FINAL DECISION:  I prefer my romances to be between the hero and heroine.  Here, the heroine was in a sexual relationship with another man that begins during the book and continues almost two-thirds of the way through. Then the resolution between the hero and heroine was incredibly rushed.  Disappointed.

THE STORY: Gina has been attracted to Tahoe for years.  Tahoe is definitely a manwhore with different women (sometimes more than one) just about every night.  Gina approaches Tahoe with the possibility of a one night stand but he turns her down.  Instead she finds another man.  While everything seems to be going well with her new boyfriend, Gina and Tahoe are learning to be friends.  Yet the attraction between the two doesn’t go away as these two hurt people find was of caring for one another without sex.

OPINION: I was extremely disappointed with this novella because it had such promise.  The story was angsty and I loved the relationship between Gina and Tahoe.

What I didn’t like was that despite the fact that they both are pretty messed up about relationships, the resolution was immediate and only took a few pages.  The vast majority of the book was Gina finding another man to have a relationship with, her attempts to make it work and then her moving on from that relationship. There were more sexual scenes with the other guy than the hero of the book.

About half way through the book, I was sure that the book was going to end on a cliffhanger as the first Manwhore book did because there was no way the story could be resolved in so few pages.  I was wrong because the story is complete here, but I was right that the story couldn’t properly be resolved in the pages left.

Too much of Tahoe’s history came out quickly and then was pushed aside rather as “solved” rather than properly dealt with.  I just didn’t buy the resolution to the story and it left a bad taste for me, ruining what might have been a great story.

I was utterly disappointed.

WORTH MENTIONING: Fans of the Manwhore series will get a treat with an update on Rachel and Saint.

CONNECTED BOOKS: LADIES MAN is the third book in the Manwhore series.  The book can be read as a standalone as it deals with a different couple than the other books in the series.

STAR RATING:  I give this book 2.5 stars.