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3.24  ·  Rating Details ·  213 Ratings  ·  51 Reviews
The Cop
Brendan Daly prides himself on being a man’s man – in both senses of the word. A Boston cop with a hard body and a Southie’s hot temper, Brendan is taken aback when his boyfriend Kent accuses him of letting their love life go stale. So at Kent’s office Christmas party, Brendan decides to surprise him with some roleplaying – cop vs. suspect.

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Fresh out of medica
Kindle Edition, 65 pages
Published April 27th 2012 by Lyonnesse Books
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Jul 26, 2012 Eve rated it really liked it
Hey, Being Raped Is Turning Me On!!

It that theme doesn't bother you, then you'll find this story pretty enjoyable. It's not really D/s or bdsm, so much as an exchange of power in a few very descriptive dub-con encounters.

I wouldn't want to encounter a cop like Brendan or a doctor like Stephen in real life - would find them creepy as hell and ethically bankrupt, but in the context of the story, they're perfect for each other.

Really, it gets 4 stars mainly for the well-written sex scenes.

Nile Princess
For me, this was one of those 'there's a 5* story in here somewhere' type of books. I loved the characters, both individually and as a couple and the writing, for the most part was witty and enjoyable, but the plot holes and visible plot devices took away from a 5* rating for me.

Stephen and Brendan meet in a broom closet when Brendan tries to prove to his ex that he's not boring in the sack. He mistakes Stephen for his boyfriend because apparently, a)they're built the same, b) the closet was dar
Jul 30, 2012 Mandapanda rated it liked it
Shelves: various-romance
Sexy short story about Brendan, a workaholic cop whose partner is accusing him of being dull. In retaliation he plans to seduce his partner at a work function but things go awry when he handcuffs the wrong man. There's kind of a mild dubcon going on here but it makes for kinky closet sex. I would have liked this better with a different ending (view spoiler) ...more
This was a fairly entertaining erotic novella. The plot is a bit disjointed and requires some suspension of disbelief (a couple of the encounters read as more porny than realistic), but overall it's very hot.

[Note: The story ended around the 50% mark on my Kindle, and the rest is excerpts from the authors' other books. Just a heads up for those who don't like when books seem longer than they are.]
Jun 29, 2012 Audrey rated it really liked it
Shelves: man-love
Ooooh...I liked this one. The ending was a little questionable for me, but overall I liked the characters and story quite a bit. This story is a contemporary m/m erotic romance short story/novella.

Who, what, and where?
A blue collar police officer and a posh (virrrrrgin!) doctor in Boston. They meet through completely unplanned circumstances. It's pretty hot. They have to work through their perceived class differences to realize their incendiary attraction to each other just will not be denied.

Holy hot medical fetish, Batman! With a little cuff-me-officer fetish on the side.

This was quick and fun. S.A. Reid has a knack for writing these dastardly characters that I love to love. They are so rough around the edges that I shouldn't even like them, but I end up loving them. I wish this had been longer and more developed, because I think I really could have fallen for these two boys and their messed up beginning. But for a short, I thought they were a lot of fun.
Apr 29, 2012 Chris rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, gay, done, short, arc, ebook, dubcon, 2012
3.5 stars. Steamy short m/m romance about a cop who meets a young doctor in a most unusual way, giving a whole new meaning to "closeted". Be aware that there's dubious consent in this one.
May 03, 2012 Deeze rated it it was ok
Sadly not my kind of story. Stephen and Brendan were interesting characters and the Date scene was great. A little more of that and a little less of the sex and I'd of been happy lol.
Apr 30, 2012 April rated it liked it
(Originally posted @ CSI:Librarian.)

I think Manhandled serves as an intriguing introduction to both of its authors. A lot was packed into a short number of pages and it felt like a complete story, but also like a very, very short novella. Don't get me wrong. Manhandled was hot, and I liked both characters being such stark contrasts to one another. Manhandled certainly delivers on its main premise...

But the fact that it was on the short side sort of prevented the sort of development of feelings t
Aug 12, 2012 Amber marked it as did-not-finish
If you know what I like to read, you know that I am not squeamish and I love a good rape role-play. I've even read and enjoyed age play, non-consent, you name it. So here I am reading, there's great writing, great setup, I'm SO excited.

We're heavy into sexytimes and hero 1 says that hero 2's cock feels like "a baby's arm" as it rubs up against his own cock. Yeah. I pretty much had to wash my brain out with soap to get that image out of my head, but I'm a trooper so I head back in and get to this
Jul 24, 2012 Ery rated it liked it
Ok..... Ummm... This book defies reviewing...

Totally objectionable (see noncon- the kinda offensive kind)
100% cheesy porn-ish situations..,except.. well-written.
No true character development.
Ends at 54%

But.., ummm....l still kinda liked it? Ssshhhhhhhh. Definitely going on a guilty pleasures shelf....the writing was excellent(!), but the situations (semi) plot were strange..I'd say pwp, but there is a minimal plot....
Apr 29, 2012 Mandi rated it really liked it
3.5 rounded up to 4 stars. Very hot and sexy short story. The smexxin was HOT and almost crosses the border of consent.

Enjoyable for a quick, dirty read. ;)
Emma Sea
Kindle freebie today: thanks for the heads up Eve :D
Apr 28, 2012 Andrea rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-lendable
Manhandled is a great title due to the edginess of the sexual encounters. One in particular rode the line of being questionable but managed to stay firmly on the side of consensual and ethical. The chemistry between Brenden and Stephen is apparent and makes scenes like that work.

Manhandled is a good, hot story. It pulled me in quickly and I felt like I got to know both men (which is not an easy thing to do in such a short story). S.A. Reid was a new author for me but one I'll look for again.

Jo * Smut-Dickted *
Loved the concept - liked some of the scenes but overall the inconsistencies in this one made it an o.k. only read for me. So much suspension of belief and things that seem out of character and implausible. The core of the two guys is quite good - and that I really enjoyed but the story felt solely like a couple of sex scenes with some words around them - it wasn't as harsh as I was expecting and the romance felt somewhat flat. Never did figure out how the two merge together other than sex reall ...more
Aug 24, 2012 Lauren rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, kindle-lendables
Straight and to the point. That what I think of this book. Yes, the sex scenes were smokin' hot, but I think the characters lacked depth.
(view spoiler)

I think this book could have been longer and the characters would of had more time to become more "human" instead of what seemed like random bodies having sex.

2.5 stars
~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~

Quick lunch read. Brendan and Stephen meet in an unlikely place and then several more times. Sex is had, even though at least one of the scenes is highly unlikely but whatever. Light and fluffy and kills an hour or less. What I was looking for.
Jul 12, 2012 C rated it liked it
That was ridiculous. Really, really fun, but ridiculous.

If you're looking for a short, hot read with little to no character or plot development, I do recommend this one :)
Jessa Ryan
Will review more later, but for now all I'll say is... ooooh, very steamy!
Jul 02, 2015 UltraMeital rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica, novella, m-m
I've read enough reviews of this one to know what I"m getting myself into. I don't think I would have handled it as I did without knowing that this short novella teeters on the verge of consent.. be advised! also it's mostly an Erotica novella though it has a drop of romance in the end.

I actually liked it. I"m not sure I would have thought the same if it was a full length novel. But since it was short and hot I could somewhat appreciate it even if it's not my usual (or actual) taste.

Brendan and
Elisa Rolle
Good sexy story, maybe I was a little sad to see it end so soon, it’s a novella length and it’s basically all developed around 3 encounters between short-tempered Irish-American cop Brendan, and naïve and inexperienced doctor Stephen.

Brendan is hot, but not exactly a dream-date and indeed his current boyfriend dumps him; doesn’t matter Brendan was thinking to do the same, when that happens he needs to prove a point and he decides to kidnap Kent in a closet and teach him a lesson. But the one kid
Mandy White
Jun 28, 2012 Mandy White rated it it was amazing
Manhandled is another winner from S.A. Reid, an author with a special talent for blending sizzling male/male sex with a page-turning plot. A cop and a doctor meet by chance and find themselves irresistably drawn to each other. They don't seem to have much in common besides lust but find a unique way to approach a relationship that works for both of them. It's a short read but super hot!

The two stories that follow are excerpts from longer novels but well worth the read. The Red King by Rosemary O
May 08, 2012 Sassafrass added it
Shelves: glbt, z-2012
I'm not exactly sure how to rate this one. It's definitely hot. the male characters had quite the chemistry going on, but then there some things that I wasn't totally comfortable with--not that that's necessarily a bad thing--but I did have some cringing moments while reading.

this is a very quick read. It's only about half of the kindle book, the rest of it is previews of the authors' upcoming books. I was a bit thrown from that, but that's ok. I thought that what was done with such a short stor
Jul 27, 2012 Tonileg rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, m-m, kindle
I love when accidental love smacks you in the head.
Bredan Daly wants to prove to his ex-boyfriend Kent that he is spontaneous and sexy fun in the sack (or in a broom closet as the case may be) so her plans a role play scenario bad cop vs. suspect. Very hot and sweet scene. But there is a little problem, it isn't Kent, but a new handsome doctor at the hospital company party that Brendan attacks 'Kent'.
Oops, Dr. Stephen Gallagan has no idea what the heck is going on when some strong man grabs him
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
May 07, 2012 JustJen "Miss Conduct" rated it liked it
Shelves: mm, ebook
This story was ok. I really didn't like Brendan. I thought he was pretty much a total jackass throughout the entire book. His boyfriend, Kent, breaks up with him because he is boring, and their relationship has gotten stale. Brendan's brilliant plan to win him back is to pull Kent into a dark closet at one of his business outings and do a little role playing. Poor Stephen gets nabbed instead. I had a very difficult time believing Brendan didn't know it wasn't his intended target, but whatever. S ...more
The story suffers from its shortness (only 46 pages on my Kindle). There is no space to develop complex characters and harsh but realistic world that I admired in S.A. Reid previous books. "Manhandled" is an erotic short story that borders on porn. (view spoiler) I like to think ...more
Book Faerie
Feb 06, 2016 Book Faerie rated it really liked it
Hot, sexy taboo. Who doesn't like that? These two are super hot together and they're fun but this story ends rather abruptly. It unexpectedly jumps a year ahead and then ends quickly afterward. That is a bit disappointing as the reader could surely use more of these two together. And after all Kent said to Brendan when he left him, I would have liked to have Kent crawl back to find how hot Brendan is with Stephan. Overall, this is a definite hot read.
Brendan Daly, the hot cop seeks to show his ex-partner he is not boring. In a case of mistaken identity he grabs the wrong guy, sexy young doctor Stephen Gallagan for an encounter in a dark broom closet in Manhandled. In time this leads to other encounters and a good story of how the two learn to communicate and develop a relationship. The story comes full circle to end in the same broom closet with a delightful twist at the end.
Aug 27, 2016 Loederkoningin rated it liked it
Hot little fantasy that starts out very good indeed, but gradually gets more uninteresting as the writers keep tacking on disjointed scenes to add to the page count. Nowhere up to par with Reid's usual writing (Protection: so, so good. Have mercy).
Aug 06, 2012 Mike rated it really liked it
Its more like a short story, but it has a lot going for it. Lots of fun sexual situations, and not exactly consensual at first. The story is good, but this is one where the sex scenes really stand out from the plot line. A great read and I wouldn't mind reading a bit more on the two main characters.
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I'm a writer of fantasy adventures. My first book, a reincarnation romance called Past Lives #1: Rachel is now available.

I also write cozy mysteries like Ice Blue and Blue Murder (coming Spring 2012) as Emma Jameson. And as S.A. Reid, I write adult romances like Something Different, Protection, and Soulless (coming Spring 2012).

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