Book Review: Man Card by Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby + Excerpt

Man Card is officially my first 5 star read of the year!!! I enjoyed this so much! I was pretty much yes! yes! yes! this is just what I needed the entire time I was reading. The perfect romantic comedy!


Review: Man Card (Man Hands #2) by Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby + Excerpt | About That Story 

Man Card (Man Hands #2) by Sarina Bowen and 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.


5 out of 5 stars

Man Card was incredibly entertaining and witty and I had a blast reading it! It was just so exciting and humorous and I was grinning the entire time. I loved Braht and Ash and all their verbal sparring and animosity, you could feel their chemistry.

Braht and Ash were awesome characters. They have a love-hate thing happening between the two of them and it was fantastic! I loved that simmering want that was building during all their hate-flirting. They just played off each other so well and had the best come backs. Ash was great, she’s strong and no nonsense and I loved her take no prisoners attitude. She’s also sweet and caring and I loved her personality. I can’t say enough good things about Braht. I adore him, the more I learned, the more I loved. He’s quirky and genuine, extremely charming, and I loved all his metrosexual ways. He’s worked so hard and overcome so much in life. I loved learning both their histories and all the wonderful details that made them who they are.

I thoroughly enjoyed Braht and Ash's fun, playful times. They were adorable together. As for their sizzling chemistry, these two brought a nice amount heat. I  loved their more vulnerable and sincere moments as well. When they open up and show their deeper selves it was so sweet and had me cheering. There's a bit of drama involved and I like how it played into the story and their growing relationship.

The writing was excellent, the story is really well developed with a great build and details. The humor had great flow and ease that seemed seamless with all the innuendos and banter. It was subtle with so many amusing situations that made me giggle. I really liked the secondary characters and getting updates on everyone. There were a lot of entertaining scenes with Ash’s girls posse and all the guys. They had me laughing and smiling.

I loved the first book, Man Hands, and had high expectations for Man Card and I was not disappointed. Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby are a fantastic writing duo! I love a story that brings the perfect balance of humor, emotion, vulnerability, and love. This was fantastic!

Complimentary copy received for honest review.



Review: Man Card (Man Hands #2) by Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby + Excerpt | About That Story


“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 sh*tty 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 f*ck 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. “F*ck. 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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