I loved the way that you watch how Graham goes through so many different emotions being a player a dominant. The storyline kept me intrigued wonder where it was going next.
Graham works as a security guard and can't wait for this job to be over so he can spend some down time with his long term lover. Graham does this he's long term boss is superhot even though he is unattainable. After Skyler Matthews, a new colleague at work, talks a lot of trash about his boss and a heated discussion on Graham's part he realises that he totally missed that the new guy was gay. Graham has a casual lover that he's going to see after the job is finished and feels that he needs the break from the job he has been on, but gets a message to call him, after calling Zac he realises that he will be without a job, without a lover and having to move to his mothers. Feeling sorry for himself he let Skyler into his room where they have an extremely hot sex filled night. Graham heads off to move to his mother's and only to find that she has done some meddling of her own with the neighbour across the road who happens to be gay and says she just wants to support her son. With Graham being unable to cope with his mother much longer he has dinner with his boss to organise another job ASAP. During dinner he spots someone that gains his interest and sees him later in the patio, he's name is Leland and he doesn't give him a last name. After a few days of hot sex with Leland, Graham feels he has been given the brush off. After a few days with no contact from Leland, Graham contacts his boss to find out about the job that he doesn't want to take but is left with no option. I loved the surprise when Graham found out who he’s boss was.
This is my first Susan Ward read, and I have to say it was WONDERFUL!!! I was consumed by The Manny...from cover to cover!!! I'm a huge fan of M/M and this book surpassed my expectations. The sex scenes are OFF THE CHARTS SMOKIN HOT!!! They are DEFINITELY PANTY MELTING!!! Enjoying The Manny as much as I did, I will most definitely be seeking out other works by this author! The flow of the story and the character development was spot on; keeping the reader completely engaged. A highly recommended read for all M/M fans!!! Graham Carson is the alpha ex military playboy, but takes his protection jobs seriously. Although he tries to omit any emotional attachment; lately he finds it can't be helped especially with children involved. As he awaits a new assignment he finds the only one available involves turning him into "some high priced nanny with a gun." Having no choice but to accept the job, he finds his client to be non other than an unforgettable extended weekend lover!!! Oh how the chips have fallen!!! Will his ethics and emotional attachment allow him to perform his job or will he walk away?
Graham has been body guard for Alan Manzone's family. He finds out that he is no longer needed after tour is done. He finds himself out of a job and single once again. He has a reputation of having one night stands and than leaving them not to be heard from again.
What happens when things are reversed. He is left feeling emotional and alone. He thought Leland could be the one but he walked away.
He gets a job offer to be a bodyguard for a little girl which he is unsure he wants but he needs to move on and get back to work. When he finds out he will be working for the man that ripped his heart out. He is torn on what to do, either run or take the job.
I enjoyed reading this story. I liked seeing Grahams vulnerable side. I loved the banter and chemistry between Graham and Leland. I look forward to the next book in this series and can't wait to read what happens next.
I was a bit unsure what to expect from this book. I have read a couple of m/m novels previously (one quite good and the other appallingly bad) but was delighted to find this a good read. I didn’t warm to the main character immediately but I know from experience that this can be deliberate on the part of the author and, true to life, although first impressions do count we sometimes get it wrong. I was pleased to find my feelings changed as the story progressed and, for me, this made Graham a far more complex character than the shallow one he first appeared to be. I loved the interaction between Graham and his mother and found myself chuckling aloud in various places. I was a little disappointed that it wasn’t truly a standalone story but was, nevertheless, an enjoyable read. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for more by Susan Ward.