Manhandled is fun, quick opposites attract romp with a great cast of characters and just the right balance of drama, suspense, heat and humor that kept me turning the pages to find out what was going to happen next and had me wanting more when it was all said and done.
The saying ‘Like a moth to a flame’ is the perfect way to describe Keys aka Faith. Her vibrant personality draws people to her and her genuinely open nature makes everyone around her fall in love with her.Though she has become famous, it hasn’t gone to her head, she appreciates it all and loves to give back to those who have made it happen. If you were to look up the definition of extrovert a picture of Keys would be under it. She draws energy from those around her and likes to be out and about and be surrounded by people, especially those she loves.
Quinn, on the other hand, is all about structure. He likes rules, schedules and lists. Having control over his environment makes him a very happy man. He doesn’t have a white knight complex, but the weight of the one he couldn’t save still rests heavily on his broad shoulders despite the fact that he knows there wasn’t anything he could do. He likes simple and clean and doesn’t feel the need to add any more chaos, which is really none at all, to his life.
So when Key’s and Quinn collided it made for a thoroughly enjoyable experience. While the physical attraction was pretty instant, everything else took time to grow. They annoyed each other and got under each other’s skins (The dancing scene was my favorite because I have a friend who would totally do that) but through all of that they got to know each other by having to be in each other’s pockets day in and day out. Respect grew and so did the chemistry, which was smokin’ hot, and found that in the end, though their personalities were polar opposites they fit perfectly together.
This was my first read by the authors and I really enjoyed it. The writing was excellent and seamlessly done as was the pacing of the story. As I said in the beginning, they did a great job at keeping everything balanced, there wasn’t anything too over the top when it came to the humor or the drama. The secondary characters were all fun and interesting and I really didn’t want the story to end so that I could hang out with all of them longer. Even though I didn’t read the first book, Manaconda, I didn’t feel lost, but there were other storylines at play that came out of the first book so I’m definitely going to go back and read it before the next one comes out!
~ Review copy provided by Rainbow Rage Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review ~
My name is Faith Keystone, but my friends call me Keys.
I’m the piano player for Hammered.
Did I mention I'm the only female in my band?
That means I technically have five older brothers.
Can't forget my manager and security team, too.
Alone time is nonexistent.
I escaped an overbearing family to join this happy circus, and most of the time it's awesome.
Except now, because of one teensy little incident at a show.
Now I have this hulking bodyguard shadowing me like a freaking puppy.
Only this puppy is more like a Doberman with an attitude problem.
And he only knows one word—NO.
I hate that word.
And I hate Quinn Alexander.
The one thing I do like is giving him the slip. Is it wrong that I kinda like when he growls at me after he finds me?
Because he always finds me.
Worst of all? I want him so bad that I keep forgetting I hate him.
USA Today bestselling author Cari Quinn wrote her first story—a bible parable—in 2nd grade, much to the delight of the nuns at her Catholic school. Once she saw the warm reception that first tale garnered, she was hooked. Now she gets to pen sexy romances for a living and routinely counts her lucky stars. When she’s not scribbling furiously, she can usually be found watching men’s college basketball, playing her music way too loud or causing trouble. Sometimes simultaneously.
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Taryn Elliott is a USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary romance that has made it her mission in life to get as many rockstar stories out of her head and onto the page as possible. She never knew that her fascination with everything music could be translated into the perfect way to make a living. And with that wide-open playground she gets to mix in tattoo artists, winery entrepreneurs, book owners, billionaires and anything else she can think of.
She comes from upstate NY and grew up with parents who passed on their love of television and movies, so writing stories seemed like a natural progression. She falls in love with every hero as she writes him and there’s always an eclectic soundtrack to match.
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