The Man Test (The Marin Test #1)
When I first started reading The Man Test, a thought passed through my mind. Am I old enough to read this? ..Duh. Of course I am. What I was really concerned about is if I will connect with the character, be absorbed by the plot.. or if I will even relate to the story. Surprisingly, I did.
Can you believe I loved, enjoyed and cherished this story?! It's about Marin, she's a Couples Therapist and engaged to her 'man of her dreams' until he cheated on her
Yes people ...more
No woman ever thinks that her man will cheat... until they walk in on it. Marin Johns thought everyone had that one special someone out there waiting for them, that everyone could have what ...more
Meeting Dr Marin Johns who works as a couples therapist. After finding out her engaged boyfriend was sleeping around she decides to find a way to get the real truth in having the perfect relationship even if the relationship isn't real, just fictions.
I loved this book. I'm just so exciting about reading the series. I ...more
*ARC Provided to G & the Book Divas Blog in exchange for an honest review*
This book was a trip! The entire time I just wanted to smack Marin then give her a hug. She was so fuel by hurt. She set to prove that all men were cheaters. She based this all on a book she found while in a post break up depression then she began to treat this book like the gospel. Instead of proving her point she ended up proving herself foolish. Being right doesn't always feel like victory. Tough lesson, gre ...more
The juicy premise that there’s a “man test” is a refreshing twist on a relationship-gone-bad storyline. I found it realistic that she was crushed when she was wronged, and I rooted for her when she set out to get her groove back. I especially loved her insti ...more
Literally from the very beginning of this book, all I could think was, "This could be a movie. This could definitely be a movie." And, I'm serious - think How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days - and you have invoked the feel for Amanda Aksel's The Man Test. I've drawn this comparison with the very best intentio ...more
I picked up The Man Test because I thought the storyline sounded interesting and different and it was a new author to me.
We are introduced to couples therapist Marin Johns who is engaged and looking forward to married life and having her happily ever after. Unfortunately, when she returns early from a girls weekend away, she stumbles in on Chad, her fiance, having one last fling before he commits to Marin. Marin is understandably heartbroken, wondering why and how this happened and, mor ...more
If you know me or my reading habits, you probably know that my guilty pleasure is totally chick-lit. I don’t think these should be limited to the beach – I read them year-round! So when Amanda Aksel, author of The Man Test, contacted me about reading her book I jumped on the o ...more
Marin Johns is a couple therapist and is in love with being in love. She is currently engaged to Chad when she goes away on a long weekend with her girlfriends. Deciding to surprise Chad ...more
Marin is soon on a mission to make a point so she starts a relationship with James from Montana. Marin is waiting for James ...more
What are you thinking? Oh yeah. All men are cheaters and you are out to prove just that.
After she catches her fiance in bed with another woman, Marin takes it upon herself to prove to the world that all men are liars and cheaters. Love is a one way street and dammit she will show us. How? well she needs a fake boyfriend yup. A victim is needed and she finds one or two.
This romance novel is honestly one that I have truly enjoyed. Love finds us when we aren't looking for i ...more
A good plot that flows smoothly and a writing style that makes for a quick read, this recently published romance will make you want to be done in one sitting. So prepare your reading chair/couch and immerse yourselves in Dr. Marin Johns’ quest for answers, and ultimately, love.
Marin is a psychologist, specialized in couples therapy, working in a successful practice in San Francisco, and is months away from becoming a Mrs when she finds out her fiancée is cheating on her. Carrying a broken heart,...more
I sympathize with Marin’s pain from heartbreak and, if it were me, I would probably jump into the same conclusions (all men are liars and cheaters, go to hell you f**ing bastards!). BUT, fake dating a guy waiting for him to cheat is ridiculous. A similar approach worked for me in How to lose a guy in 10 days but, hey, I was 15 at the time. Grown up Ana wants something more meaningful.
I did like Marin’s relationship with her girlfriends. It got me wishing I had friends like that ...more
This was an enjoyable and quite interesting book, to say the least! I LOVED the concept of the idea of Marin doing ALL she can to prove all men cheat, and the book she's going to write proving the point!
What prompts this is Marin catches her fiance' cheating on her, mere months away from their wedding. This is when she is convinced ALL men cheat no matter what, as you would figure after being cheated on in the past, too, not to mention her job as well, of counseling m ...more
This book was absolutely adorable. I ...more
When I first started reading I thought the book was okay. Nothing big was happening except the part where Marin caught her fiancé cheating on her. I had to stop reading several times due to the number of school work I had to do. But damn this book was amazing!
"A book full of sweetness, you'll fall in love with James's character no doubt."
I never expected to love this book as much as I love it right now. The main character Marin caugh ...more
review posted at ramblingsfromthischick.blogspot.com
The Man Test by Amanda Aksel had a lot of surprises in store! I never read Amanda Aksel and I was pleasantly surprised by her writing! When the story begins Marin Johns has it all. She is a successful couples counselor, she is about to have a fun weekend getaway with her girlfriends and she is very much in love with her fiancé. Marin is a great heroine. She is kind and a good fr ...more
*I received this book free from Mark My Words Book Publicity in exchange for an honest review*
Marin may be a couple’s therapist, but it’ll only take one event to completely shatter all of her illusions about love and ‘happily ever after’. Then it’s game on to determine her theory that all men are cheaters and liars.
First there’s the fiancé, Chad. Two words come to mind…muscle-head douchebag. Sweetness pours off of him and it’s hard not to like him. Of course so does every gi ...more
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I thought this sounded interesting – I love romance but need books to have something that makes them stand out from the crowd, something a bit different and this looked promising.
I hit a hiccup though – poor Marin, I really felt for her when she caught her fiance cheating....and she was so down, but with the help of her good friends she started to find her way back. Once she found that book though – it was downhill for me. I just d ...more
Marin is a successful marriage counsellor who is engaged to Chad, the man she loves. When Marin discovers Chad isn't the man she thought he was her life slowly starts to go down hill. While mourning the loss of her fiancé and relationship she stumbles upon a book entitled Unspoken: The Secret Lives of Men, which is basically a book warning that all men will cheat on their partners and society is covering it up so that women will believe in the fairytale.
Well Marin absorbs this informati ...more
**I received a copy from the author via MMWP Services**
The Man Test, or books like the Man Test have always fascinated me. You know, the ever present question of whether happily ever afters are something that only existed when Ranpunzel let down her golden hair- or whether they do in the brutal, harsh and tough (in comparison) world we live in today.
So, you know, I had to click to sign up for the tour- and a huge thanks to the author and Ma ...more
The Man test is a standalone novel and the first book I have read by this author, I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review so here goes...
The good bits...
. James, he is soooo lovely.
· Telly she’s such a cougar I loved her.
· Marvin the dog, he knew Marin was a bad egg all along!!
And the not so good bits...
. Marin, I just hated her!!!!
I’m struggling with this book the premise for ...more
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“The only thing I could ever stand for completely was love. I’m not talking about the butterflies, can’t eat, can’t sleep kind of love, but the morning breath, movie night in, grow old together ...more
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