Series: Manwhore #2
Published by Gallery Books on July 7th 2015
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Billionaire playboy? Check. Ruthless businessman? Check. Absolutely sinful? Check.
Malcolm Saint was an assignment. A story. A beautiful, difficult man I was supposed to uncover for a racy exposé.
I intended to reveal him, his secrets, his lifestyle—not let him reveal me. But my head was overtaken by my heart and suddenly nothing could stop me from falling. I fell for him, and I fell hard.
Malcolm Saint is absolute Sin, and I've become a hopeless Sinner.
Now that the assignment is over, Saint wants something from me--something unexpected--and I want this wicked playboy's heart. But how can I prove to the man who trusts no one that I’m worthy of becoming his plus one?
I was not kidding when I said I would be binge reading this series. As I write this review for book 2, I’m currently starting book 5. If that doesn’t tell you all you need to know about these books, I guess I can elaborate a bit.
SPOILERS IF YOU HAVE NOT READ BOOK 1!
Manwhore +1 picks up right after the cliffhanger ending of Manwhore. Saint and Rachel are not in a good place. I was surprised by the amount of single Rachel we get at the beginning of the book. Saint is someone who values loyalty and trust above all else and Rachel destroyed that between them. He’s not going to give that up because of one letter she writes to try to fix her colossal mistake. While that may not make for the best romance, it certainly made for a great slow burn that had me wondering what would happen between the two that I came to know and love from book 1.
Beginning of the book Rachel was a bit too mopey for my tastes but once she decided that she was no longer willing to take no for an answer, she grew on me. She began to have this take charge attitude and the girl went for what she wanted. Yeah, I know you’re not supposed to go for someone who tells you they don’t want you but in this case you could tell he was lying so it was all good. At one point she did have to get a little tipsy to tell Saint everything she felt but I can’t blame her for that. He wasn’t exactly opening up and making it comfortable for her. I feel like Rachel really started to shine in Manwhore +1 which is something I felt was missing a bit in Manwhore. As for Saint, he was pretty flawless. Yes, he kinda held a grudge against Rachel for what she did but what she did was pretty terrible. I was nervous he was going to keep bringing it up at every step of their relationship but he seemed to move past it eventually. I guess the only bad thing I would even have to say about Saint is that he might have been a little too perfect.
The romance really ramped up in this one. I loved seeing them build their relationship back up and the actual sexytimes got to be a little much for me. I don’t think I’ve ever said this about a book but I wanted more substance rather than all the sex. It just seemed like that was their way of resolving everything. While you could see that they were good for each other, I wanted more proof of that in the form of talking and connecting in other ways. That’s not to say that the sexytimes weren’t extremely sexy though.
Overall, Manwhore +1 ties things up nicely and if you don’t like the ending of this one, there is even a novella that follows it, giving readers everything they could want for their favorite couple. (I know because I’ve already read it and will be reviewing it shortly.)