I am not really sure why I put off reading this book. I mean I seriously love Sarina Bowen and I really enjoyed the first book in the series, then I HAD to dive into the third one but for some reason I just wasn’t overly motivated to read this one. I think part of it was I had this idea of who I thought Braht and Ash were and I wasn’t a fan at all. But then I had a series challenge from one of my GoodReads groups and this was one of the books picked.
And I have to say my idiocy just keeps being proven. This book has been nothing but awesome. Braht is one of the best book boyfriends I have read this year and Ash is so much more than I thought she would be. Plus we are getting a little bit of background for book three. And even though it isn’t entirely necessary for reading the third book it was really great to get it.
As always the book was full of laugh out loud moments and some hot chemistry. But it also had a really good story line outside of the romance that kept me flipping the pages to find out how all those threads were going to be tied up. And I can honestly say they were all tied up perfectly.
But seriously Braht is the ideal new age book boyfriend and I am so glad that I went back and read this book. Thanks Nik.
We met Ash and Braht in Man Hands, so I have been impatiently waiting for Man Card.
I went in expecting the gut busting, laugh out loud scenario like I had with Man Hands, however we did not get this.
But that's not a bad thing. Ash and Braht's story, while still funny and had my grinning, it was more.
It was great to see such different characters than the first book. Whereas sometimes in a series we get the same story regurgitated with new names, Ms Bowen and Ms Eby have given us great, 3 dimensional characters that you just can't help but fall in love with.
Both Ash and Braht's stories were deeper and more emotional than I was expecting. Sure, I did laugh a lot at their antics, but my heart hurt a lot for them as their stories progressed.
Braht was so not what I was expecting him to be. Sure, he is fifty shades of metrosexual and gets his nails done more than I ever will, but behind all that is a completely different man. One you will absolutely adore.
I loved getting more of Tom and Bree (I so should have been eating dips and balls as I was reading!) and there is some great set up for Bramly (Braht's brother) and I hope that our girl Sadie gets her HEA soon!
I thoroughly enjoyed Man Card, and cannot wait to see what this dynamic duo brings us next.
This is the second book in the series and follows Ash and Braht, who we first meet in Man Hands. Braht of course is the Manscaping, Mansplaining play bot who has had the hots for Ash forever. But there is so much more to Braht than we ever expected, Ash too has a story to tell. I fully expected to have plenty of laughs at Braht's expense but this was also a heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking story where we learn how our two leads got to where they are. And of course the sex is hot! I loved the peek into the mind of Mr Braht, I was alternately laughing and rolling my eyes but soon learned his heart is in the right place.
Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby do not disappoint! Ash & Braht had a surprise tryst in a pantry in Man Hands (book #1 in the series). Since then life continues on for them as before meaning Ash is completely irritated at every turn by everything Braht says and does. Meanwhile Braht is completely smitten with Ash and believes that they are destined to be together. It’s was such a fun read.
This was the much awaited second novel in this series - the story of Ash and Braht. I really did not think I would like Braht as much as I did. In the first book, he just seemed really annoying. But I guess its true what they say, don't judge a book by its cover.
Braht might be a bit of a girly man, but he owns it and he is very very sweet. And perfect for Ash.
Ash is the way she is because of certain events in her past (I won't say what, you need to read the book to find out!), and I can totally understand why. She needs someone like Braht to show her she can open up again.
I enjoyed having the secondary characters back again, of course we have Brynn and Tom, but also Sadie, and Braht's brother Bramly was hilarious as well.
Ash and Braht have a hilarious and sexy relationship. Their constant name calling and jokes to each other, and the way they work together, it all turns into something that works so well, I don't even think they realise it at first. Well, Braht maybe, but Ash doesn't lol.
There are some more serious issues in this as well, background stories that come to the forefront, but they're written and dealt with well.
I once again enjoyed the writing by this duo, and I look forward to another book. Sadie next?
Man Card by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby is the second book in their new Man Hands series. Hilarious to the point of laugh out loud funny, this book is also very emotionally engaging. A deeper emotional layer that finally lets you get a peek behind the brave and confident facades of Ash and Braht.
Braht's had the hots for Ash since he first set eyes on her. Ash, however, wants absolutely nothing to do with Braht. He is infuriating and annoying and entirely too good looking to be safe to be around. When it turns out that no matter what Ash does, Braht is always around, she begins to crave his presence.
With a continuing time line from book one a plenty of interactions with the beloved secondary characters I really can't wait for the next book in this series. Enjoy!