Published by Rennie Road Books on December 11th 2017
He puts the "screw" in screwball comedy...
BRYNNAt thirty-four, I’m reeling from a divorce. I don’t want to party or try to move on. I just want to stay home and post a new recipe on my blog: Brynn’s Dips and Balls.
But my friends aren’t having it. Get out there again, they say. It will be fun, they say. I’m still taking a hard pass.
Free designer cocktails, they say. And that’s a game-changer.
Too bad my ex shows up with his new arm candy. That’s when I lose my mind. But when my besties dare me to leap on the first single man I see, they don't expect me to actually go through with it.
TOMAll I need right now is some peace and quiet while my home renovation TV show is on hiatus. But when a curvy woman in a red wrap dress charges me like she’s a gymnast about to mount my high bar, all I can do is brace myself and catch her. What follows is the hottest experience of my adult life.
I want a repeat, but my flying Cinderella disappears immediately afterward. She doesn’t leave a glass slipper, either—just a pair of panties with chocolate bunnies printed on them.
But I will find her.
I love Sarina Bowen’s book. I love her collaboration with Elle Kennedy. I had high hopes for this book and her collaboration with Tanya Eby but I will say Man Hands was a disappointment.
Man Hands is the story of Brynn and Tom. Brynn is a recent divorcee who meets Tom at a party. She thinks he is the gardener. They hook up the first time they meet. Tom is not the gardener. He is Mr. Fix it and he has a successful tv show. Brynn and Tom’s first encounter is recorded in a sex tape which was blasted in the internet. They ended up starting a fake relationship to rehabilitate’s Tom’s image. They fall in love and they live happily ever after.
What I didn’t enjoy about the book is that the main characters spent so much time in their head. They would think something and then say it out loud. It got annoying.
The authors wanted to make it a screwball comedy but the jokes fell flat.
The story felt rush. The romance was instalust. They didn’t dive into the emotional aspect of the relationship such as Brynn’s recent divorce, Tom’s failed engagement, and what happened in Quebec. It was as the authors wanted to rush a happily ever after.
Again I had high hopes for this book and I was sadly disappointed.
There is book 2 in this series. I am going to pick it up and see if it’s a better book.