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And Manny Makes Seven

(Mannies Incorporated #3)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  661 ratings  ·  71 reviews
When Adam's parents died three years ago, he kept his five younger siblings together, playing parent as best a twenty-one year old could under the circumstances. Now his academic mentor Helena has passed away from cancer, and Adam doesn't know what to do. He's shocked, but grateful when a reading of the will determines that he's not only inherited her beloved shi tzus , bu ...more
Kindle Edition, 226 pages
Published January 26th 2016 by Sean Michael (first published December 3rd 2014)
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Arthur
Dec 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

Sean Michael writes two types of m/m romance: one with strong story and feeling, the other with abundance of sex. This one is in the first group, but with many sex scenes.

One of the main characters, Hutch, works for Manny Inc, a company established in the first book of the series. (No worries, though, each book is independent from each other so no need to read others.) What's different from other Manny Inc books? The manny is older and there are six kids (including Adam, the other main
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Catherine
I didn't hate it, but I was decidedly underwhelmed.

At the start of the book, I could see the potential of the (entirely predictable) story arc and all of the characters within it. That's okay. Sometimes I like predictable; it never wows me, but it passes the time and usually leaves me with a smile on my face.

Unfortunately, the main characters never came to life for me. I don't know if it was the stilted dialogue in the first half of the book or what, but I never felt a romantic connection betw
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Valerie ❈M/M Romance Junkie❈
I'm pretty sure that Sean Michael either has a split personality OR is two different people. One Sean Michael creates sweet stories involving love and family while the other creates books about sex. The two versions of the author don't normally appear in the same book. This time, they did. The first half of this book was full of cute (almost TOO cute) family moments involving the kiddies. The second half of the book was taken over by the sex author. It went too far in the opposite direction. I b ...more
Serena Yates
Dec 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2015, gay, feel-good
This third book in the ‘Mannies Incorporated’ series, just like the other two, is a stand-alone novel, but its charm is exactly the same. Maybe even more, at least for me, because it is pretty angst-free and focuses on the developing relationship between Hutch, the new manny, and Adam, the oldest of six siblings who lost their parents three years earlier. The “manny magic” works every time, and much of the fun was watching one kid after the other fall for Hutch’s charms and loving care. Even Ada ...more
Candice
I think I have to leave this one at a 3. There were too many things that I didn't like. They'll be hidden:

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Katrina Passick Lumsden
I'm gonna make a new shelf. A 'judge this book by its cover' shelf. Because this is yet another example of a book proving the old adage wrong. If you look at that cover and the first thing you think is, Oh, how corny, you would be absolutely correct in your assessment. This is, without doubt, one of the corniest schlock reads I've ever experienced. And conflict? We don't need no stinkin' conflict. It's just all sunshine and rainbows and, oh, it's totally ok to be doing the boss....which is weird ...more
K
May 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
Another cute, angst free story in this series. This time though the nanny, Hutch, is older than Adam, the head of a family of 6 siblings. There was no real plot or drama here just fay to day family life depicted in the bacground of two men falling for each other - and frequently falling into bed. Yep saccherine sweet again
AliciaJ
This was an ok read. There wasn't any real attraction between the MC's that I could see, but the kids were cute.
Serena Yates
Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay, read-2016
This third book in the ‘Mannies Incorporated’ series, just like the other two, is a stand-alone novel, but its charm is exactly the same. Maybe even more, at least for me, because it is pretty angst-free and focuses on the developing relationship between Hutch, the new manny, and Adam, the oldest of six siblings who lost their parents three years earlier. The “manny magic” works every time, and much of the fun was watching one kid after the other fall for Hutch’s charms and loving care. Even Ada ...more
Lauren
Dec 13, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
This was a little hum drum compared to the first in the series...
Anke
Feb 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a feel-good-read! No drama, no conflict, but a nicely flowing along story.
Pamela Su
A sweet, uncomplicated love story with cute kids. I quite enjoyed it.
Mary
Dec 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
very sweet good..i like the Manny books
Danielle  Gypsy Soul
This is a sweet romance but I couldn't get a good handle on Hutch for a large part of the book and he seemed a lot younger than the book had him written as. Maybe that's because the age difference was never really discussed or a part of this book so I kept thinking of them as close to the same age but then something Hutch would say/do would jar me back to remembering he was in his 30's. I'm also not quite sure why Adam seemed so lost with the kids after 3 years due to the lose of his mentor. Sti ...more
Tina
Feb 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
And Manny Makes Seven by Sean Michael is a sweet story. I love this for many reasons. One is I like seeing a different side to Sean Michael’s writing. I love when an author does something very unexpected and shows the range of writing they have. This is a super sweet family romance. Adam is a college student. He is the guardian of his brothers and sisters. All and all there are five of them and one Adam….so you know who has been winning. Adam needs help. Enter in Manny Inc. and Hutch. Hutch is ...more
Katharina
There's not much happening in here (as in all Mannies Incorporated stories), but Sean Michael knows how to write dialogue and that's always nice to read. It's full of stumbling and trying to find the right words, and it's exactly how I would fumble about in similar situations. A big plus!

I wish the kids I know were as reasonable and as considerate as the ones portrayed in Sean Michael's books, though, because although the kids in my family are absolutely awesome and I love them a lot, they're st
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Donna
Oct 14, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 0-lgbtq-read
Hmmm, boy was I surprised when I found out Hutch was a thirty-five-year-old virgin! I was wondering if the cover was one of those "oops" covers that annoy the heck out of me... but no, he is thirty-five... so the gray hair is a possibility. There were a few things about this story that really bothered me... the grammatical errors, the un-addressed age difference of the MCs, the fact that Adam had been the sole caregiver of these five children for three years and all of a sudden fell apart when h ...more
liz
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 stars

This is an overall sweet book. There's little to no conflict and zero relationship conflict. So it's just family sweetness.

I can appreciate that. What I don't appreciate is the inconsistencies with characters and the OMG BAD EDITING. By the time a character's name was misspelled, I wasn't even surprised. There were mild formatting issues too, but they paled in comparison to the nearly endless typos and missing words.

The character issues were niggling. Hutch has a dad, but you learn nex
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Hc
Petty? Not sure... But I couldn't find it to verify but I didn't think Hutch was thirty five! I thought he was still in twenties! AND he's never evvveeerr done anal in any way receive OR give? Busy with the nanniness yeah but THAT busy?

Besides that... I don't know.. it's kind of... boring? Like there doesn't seem to be a 'catch' ya know? Like Adam just inherited the house from his BFF but there's never a deal with the loss time. He's uncomfortable but no major breakdown. And I just didn't feel l
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Shantel
I enjoyed the book a lot, it was very sweet and I loved the kids. I think what kept it at three stars for me was the fact that I kept wanting to know more about each of the characters and never felt we got there. I don't feel like I knew either of the MC's or any of the kids really and I feel terrible for Mannies Inc because apparently every manny they hire falls in love with their family and quirs, how will they ever make any money lol!!
Barb Manning
Dec 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm-romance
This was a fun read. I enjoyed the characters and the family challenges. If your looking for something light-hearted and warm this is the book.
Melanie~~
Dec 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Utter sweetness. Just what you expect from the Mannies Incorporated series. A true feel-good/comfort read!
Dmitri Parker
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this series. It's angst-free, so you know right from the start that you'll get some soothing, soft story of family craziness that just happens to have a him & him couple at its centre.
It's been pretty hectic in my life of late so these stories are like just what the doctor ordered.
The characters are pretty well fleshed out, the voices of the children comes across clearly, the sex scenes are moderate and realistic within a tolerable margin. So, really no complaints from me.

I also applau
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Nix Buttons
Hutch is a competent manny and has never known an adult life without a family to care for. He started down this road at 18, has never had time for himself, and at 35 years old begins to work for Adam. Adam is in his (early?) twenties, has five younger siblings ranging from 4 to 17, has lost his parents in a plane crash three years back and now also his best friend and mentor to cancer. Adam himself is a graduate student and completely overwhelmed with the care of his siblings, the losses, his jo ...more
Claudia
this was a nice story but without a lot of angst, tension or anything else very exciting.

the characters are nice ... especially the littles ... but I expected at least some troubles. there were none. none at all. which made it a bit bland.

but a nice read for days with bad weather
Mekiho
Mar 24, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m-romance
~2.5 again~ It was just so meh, I was expecting more. And by 50% onwards I was so bored. I finished this out of sheer willpower.
L.G.
Dec 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-bl-lgbt
3.5 Stars
Brooklyn
Jul 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-mm, lendable
This was a typical Sean Michael story. One guy is stronger than the other (think big bad dom/mousy sub). But I kept getting confused. I expected the nanny to the be mousy one. But this was a reversal. The nanny was the stronger character. And Adam was lost. Which sort of makes sense since he was the one left to take care of his 5 younger siblings. But even after 3 years, he totally did not have his shit together. And Hutch just walked in and took over. It was nice, but I didn't connect with the ...more
Love Bytes Reviews
3.5 star review by Roberta

I was pretty interested in Sean’s Mannies Incorporated stories. I think I read the first one, but I couldn’t be sure. So when this book came up for review, I jumped on the opportunity to read it. I’m really happy that I did.

Adam is this young man who has had his life turned upside 3 years ago when his parents passed away and he inherited his 5 younger siblings. Adam has struggled for 3 years to finish college and make a home for his siblings. I felt so bad for Adam, he’
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Sali
I didn't hate it, I didn't love it. It was a ok read.
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