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The Vixen Manual by Karrine Steffans
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Sep 11, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: first-reads, non-fiction, zzread-sept-2010
Read from August 22 to September 11, 2010 , read count: 1

What an interesting book to win in a Goodreads giveaway. Full disclaimer – I have already found my man and I am very happy with him, but I was curious if there was anything else I should be doing.

The Vixen Manual is a How to Guide. It is divided into 5 sections: Being Single, How to Attract Him, How to Engage Him, How to Release Him, and Maybe It’s You. Each chapter is easy to read, with important information highlighted in pink, little boxes with “Vixen Tips,” and a bright pink chapter recap, outlining the most important points. The book has many illustrations and they are not suitable for work/children in the room.

While there are some valid tips in the book that are based on the author’s experience, I had some difficulty with a few things. First of all, what is it with the picture of “porn pussy” on page 18? That alone, made me want to throw the book across the room. I checked the book and there was no medical reference for this condition (which is a relief!).

I was scratching my head when I read the advice for dating and the single mom. OK, I understand that when you are dating, the child should not see the date until there is a ring on your finger. I get that. I don’t get why you would not want your child to know that there is a sitter in the house. What happens if the child wakes up? And make your sitter your friend? You’re lucky if you find a sitter, let alone make her your friend.

There was some funny advice for dealing with rejection that basically involved spending a lot of money to upgrade yourself. Yes, it will make you feel great. Keep in mind that the credit card bills will come in and if you can’t pay the bills, you’ll feel worse.

All my beefs aside, I am sure that some people will be entertained by this manual. I’ll be passing it on to a single girl I know. I hope she enjoys it. As for me, I'm going to keep doing what I am doing. My husband seems very happy. There's something to be said about reading a lot of romance, paranormal romance, and urban fantasy.
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Reading Progress

08/22/2010 page 1
0.0% "Flipping through this....oh my, it even has illustrations..."
08/23/2010 page 21
8.0% "She talks about dance cards - like in the old days - keep your dance card full." 5 comments
09/10/2010 page 50
18.0% "OK, I am still reading this. But I have a few beefs. Single moms out there, help me. Would you leave your child with a babysitter that the child has not met or seen? The author says when you are dating, go out after the child is sleeping, so the child will not see the sitter. What if the child wakes up?" 4 comments

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message 1: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana AH, you are definitely one of the luckiest people ever. Have you tried playing a lottery?:)

message 2: by AH (new) - rated it 2 stars

AH I never win at lotteries. I did win a $500 gas card last year. I go by the odds - if they are giving away 20 or more books, better odds of winning.

message 3: by Catherine (new)

Catherine Congrats on your win!

message 4: by AH (new) - rated it 2 stars

AH Thanks!

message 5: by Catherine (new)

Catherine What is "porn pussy?"

How odd to think that a bunch of people are running around getting serious about someone without their kids ever being a part of it! They don't need to come on your dates, but a big factor of making sure you can live together is making sure your lives can mesh. Your kids should be one of the biggest parts of your life.

message 6: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana AH, I secomd Catherine's question. What exactly is it?

message 7: by AH (new) - rated it 2 stars

AH On page 18 - "The lips are practically hanging out of the panties of these women. The labia majora are now labia gigantica." Ewwww!

Cause - too much casual sex.

She doesn't cite any sources for this claim.

message 8: by Catherine (new)

Catherine Oh....wow.

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish Catherine wrote: "Oh....wow."

^^^^What she said^^^^

Great review by the way!

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