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Man Trouble by Sabine Ferruci
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Jul 02, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2011_reads, e-books, for_my_kindle, contemporary-romance
Recommended for: Contemporary romance fans
Read from July 01 to 02, 2011

I don't know what it was about this book, but I really, really enjoyed it. There's something about this author's writing's different, and I was hooked from the first chapter and couldn't put it down. Maybe it was the characters too. Half the time the hero (divorced, single-dad contractor Jack O'Brien) was a real a**, yet somehow I liked him, and was intrigued by him. He could be rude, crude, argumentative and moody, yet also sweet, vulnerable, kind and definitely sexy. The heroine (widowed, single mom, successful illustrator Beth Nash) had her snarky moments with Jack, but most of the time she had the patience of a saint with him. I liked the whole lust/hate thing they had going...Jack didn't know what it was liked to love or be loved, and Beth was just the woman to teach him.


The plot of the book is simple. Beth is recently widowed, and her house needed some repairs. Jack's company did some of the work, but Beth is unhappy with it and refused to pay. Beth and Jack meet in a bar on a rare night out for both of them, share a heated dance filled with sexual attraction, and are surprised to discover that they know each other from their phone conversations about her house. They come to an agreement that Jack will look over the work his men did on her house, and fix anything that is his fault. Jack ends up bringing his 6 year old daughter over to the house while he's working, and it's not long before she's getting along famously with Beth's two sons. The more time Jack spends at Beth's house, the more their mutual physical attraction grows, but they still have their disagreements. Can two people be compatible when all they seem to do is argue?

If you enjoy a good love/hate story (and once they got to the love, it was steamy), you'll like this one. If you like a stubborn hero with a sometimes bad attitude, you'll like this one. If you like an opposites attract story, you'll like this one. If you like a story where the characters aren't perfect, and sometimes do things to hurt the ones they love, then you'll like this story. If you enjoyed this author's other story (Chloe's Donor), then I think you'll like this one. This was an easy read for me, and sometimes I didn't know how Beth put up with Jack, but she knew he was worth it (as did I). He just needed a strong woman to show him the way to love. 4 1/2 stars
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Kathleen sounds yummy Auntee

Auntee It's different, that's for sure. They sort of have a lust/dislike thing going right now...

message 3: by MBR (new) - rated it 4 stars

MBR Great review Auntee. I like the looks of this one. :)

message 4: by *Nan* (new)

*Nan* AUntee, would you loan this book to me?

Auntee Nan, just PM your email addy to me, okay?

Auntee Thanks Maldivian. I enjoyed it--it was something different.:)

message 7: by Shawna (new) - added it

Shawna Great review, Auntee! This sounds like one I'd enjoy.

Auntee Thanks Shawna...I think you might!:)

message 9: by MelissaB (new) - added it

MelissaB Great review Auntee! Sounds good to me.

Auntee Thanks Melissa.:)

message 11: by MBR (new) - rated it 4 stars

MBR Hey Auntee,
I read this in one sitting last night.
Loved it! Thank you for such a great rec!

Auntee You're welcome! It was hard to put down, wasn't it?

message 13: by MBR (new) - rated it 4 stars

MBR Auntee wrote: "You're welcome! It was hard to put down, wasn't it?"

Definitely. I stayed up late and read it in one sitting. loved Jack! That guy is ALL MALE! *sigh*

Auntee Lol--he seemed pretty real!:)

message 15: by MBR (new) - rated it 4 stars

MBR Auntee wrote: "Lol--he seemed pretty real!:)"

Hehe, yeah that he was! *sigh*

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