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4.14  ·  Rating details ·  279 Ratings  ·  111 Reviews
I just wanted an easy summer job…

That didn’t happen. Now, I’m in a living nightmare as I work alongside this monster of a man with mesmerizing emerald eyes that look at me inappropriately every time I see him. To add insult to injury, he has a tan I just want to lick, and a butt worth drooling over every time he purposefully walks by me. But, he's an asshat, and looks are
Published May 15th 2017
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Apr 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was such a fun read!

Meet Jules:

She has sworn off "hot" men. She has her reasons, enough for a book, someday. Yet she says such things as "Holy cheese, macaroni!" ~Love it!~

Meet Liam:

Yes, he is THAT guy!

"I can't prove I'm not a jerk because I've already proven that I am," he tells me. "But I can tell you one thing, though..."..."I've never broken a heart. It's always been my heart surrendering."

Meet Sterling:

Oh honey, you should have known better...just saying.

"There's a kiss that leads to
Apr 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

Julia wanted just one last summer before she had to face the grown up real world. That so didn't happen for her. She is now working alongside this monster of a man with emerald eyes that look at her inappropriately every time she sees him. He is one of the best looking men Julia has ever seen with a butt worth drooling over. To bad he is a butt. Besides looks aren't everything. However, Julia has to keep
She had me at "Manservant". Shari Ryan has done it again! Her very likeable heroine meets the HOT hired help of the same family she has been hired as the nanny. She's sworn off handsome men in consequence of her regrettable bad luck with gorgeous cheaters and douchebags...and her first impressions of this one puts her on high alert. And yet, gaffs and guffaws abound while these two people, set against one another from the beginning but living in close quarters...well...the summer heat is not the ...more
Crystal Burnette
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
No way I have LAUGHED this much while reading a romance novel! Honestly, it was just the some of the best laughs I have had in a long time. I laughed so loudly I woke up my sleeping baby at 2Am - and he hadn't been asleep for very long. Totally worth it! I I laughed so hard I almost peed on myself. Thank goodness the half bath downstairs was clear of little boys! And of course, at one point in the story, the twist made me cuss out loud - loud enough that my five year old heard me and I got tattl ...more
★ Belle The Bibliophile ★
May 15, 2017 marked it as not-interested-anymore
Shelves: d-n-f, 2017-reads
Edit: Sorry. I have zero patience. The Hero's just as horrible. Don't get me wrong. I love asshole ish Heroes, but he's irritating and one-dimensional and just plain boring.

I'm probably the minority here but I find this book so unfunny. There's no chemistry between characters. They're just two attractive characters, who are attracted to each other's attractiveness. That's a mouthful! But yeah. That's basically it.

I'm at page 150 and I just realized that the heroine's a tall, stacked blondie....
Tracey Vuolo
Apr 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is hilarious, sweet and sexy hot.
Shari had me laughing out loud over and over again. I'm not going to lie, she also made me blush.
Liam and Julia sure give each other a run for their money. I loved their crazy, funny banter. You could feel their chemistry come off the pages as they frustrated the hell out of each other. The other characters in this story also made the story even more enjoyable. This is an electric, hot and irresistible love story!
Barb Shuler
*review copy provided by author*

Folks, I think we have a wiener, I mean winner here! Talk about a book full of funny moments, hysterics at times and a heck of a lot of serious mixed in with a little bit of intrigue. One girl, her little friend and a summer she will never forget are before you. Embrace the pages, engulf yourself with some fun in the sun and a lot of dirty innuendos. And, dudes, we have hot surfers.. #NuffSaid

On a serious note, this book is like a person. There are many layers, an
Ashley Gallegos
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have a confession to make. I'm obsessed with all things Shari Ryan. Her latest work, Manservant, is just the cherry on top. It has me looking at my husband in a whole new light! Shari knows how make the reader feel exactly what she wants them to feel and she is a master at her craft! If you like romance, do yourself a favor and pick this one up!
Sunny Shelly Reads
Wow, this was a fun read! It had everything I was looking for in a rainy-day read: klutzy heroine and the brooding hero she works with, funny best friend, hot other guy, and a summer at the beach. The characters are so richly developed, there are plenty of laugh-out-loud-with-a-snort moments, and quite a bit of dirty talk!

College graduate Julia takes a summer job working as a nanny for a wealthy family in a beachtown in Maine. She's a year post-bad breakup (her good-looking ex cheated on her) an
Sweet Resolve!!!

Julia caught her ex-boyfriend cheating with two girls. After getting burned so many times by guys who were only out to please themselves. She vowed to stay away from mem especially the good looking ones.

After graduation, Jules lied to her father about being offered an internship at a newspaper in Maine. When in reality she was working as a nanny ti earn enough money during the Summer before heading into the real corporate world. She found herself working with a sexy as sin man b
Karen Gagnon
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored this hilarious enemies to lovers romance! Julia has just graduated college and is off for a summer of fun with her best friend to work as nannies and hang out at the beach. Jules has taken a job with a family who also has a 'hot' Man Servant. Which is too bad since she has sworn off good looking men because they have always broken her heart. It doesn't seem to matter anyway since Liam doesn't like her at first sight and sets out to make her life miserable. Jules is not one to ...more
I’ll be honest and say that I wasn’t really sure what to expect with this book. I’ve been reviewing long enough that when you’ve got a hot guy on the cover, coupled with a .99 release price, it can be hit or miss, but I was more than pleasantly surprised with Manservant.

I loved the back and forth banter between Liam and Julia and the slow burn it provided. The characters were witty and their exchanges were fun.I could have done with a little less of Julia’s friend Jade; the relationship was a b
Kristen Lewendon
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm seriously torn here. I'm dragging a bunch of baggage along behind me that made it extremely difficult to even like Liam until the eleventh hour. Pretty much up until the last couple of chapters, I would have happily killed him for Jules if she'd asked for it. But that's my baggage talking. My jerk-tolerance level is really low nowadays. I'm still not sure I've forgiven Sterling for his behavior either. And as a Canadian myself, that's really saying something. This tells me that the author is ...more
Jacqualine Davis
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jules has sworn off "hot guys" after catching her boyfriend with TWO of her so-called friends. She has no idea she'll be spending the entire summer living under the same roof as a hot guy with a major attitude.

Liam has his reasons for being the moody manservant. He will do just about anything to push Jules' buttons, including messing with Shermanator. The man knows no boundaries!

Will these two survive a summer filled with attitude, fireworks, and a very uncomfortable walk down (and up) the sta
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When I read the blurb, I was instantly falling in love 😍😍
This book is funny.. i cant stop smiling while reading the book.. the teasing.. silly banter back and forward definetely spark the story and relationship even more fun and alive..

I think it was a fate that Julia and Liam met each other in a unique circumstances. Julie sworn off Man after busting her ex with someone else was suck! But when she met Liam.. it took her alot to resist Liam who is a sexy guy ...
The spark was beyone the roof.. o
Dee Winston
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a hilarious story.. Jules has sworn off good looking men because they are always more into themselves more than her. So when she takes a summer job as a nanny she doesn't expect to date especially since she has her shermantor!!!! So when she meets 2 guys she doesn't know what to do. And the one guy who is being a butthole is the one person who really makes her rethink. Watching Jules trying to figure out her life and find out what she wants out of life is very interesting. This book rea ...more
May 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Liam is a ball buster, level expert.
Jules is his target.

Jules has swore off good looking men. Oh silly, silly Jules. That cannot happen when you have a guy like Liam around. The brooding guy she hates ends up being her co-worker. No matter how she tries to deny it, there is something about him.
Their banter is part frenemies, part flirtation, but always funny. I giggled quite a few times at these two. I enjoyed their sense of humor and the secondary characters complimented them well having their
May 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorite books of the year! Shari Ryan usually makes me cry my eyes out with her books but this one was hilarious. The funniest Romance Novel I have read in a long time.

Liam is the hottest housekeeper I have ever "met" and Julia, who is trying to prepare for the real world is amazing, funny and loves her some Shermie. whose Shermie you ask? You just have to read and find out.

And don't think there isn't angst. It wouldn't be a Shari Ryan book without one.

I loved this book so
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One fantastically funny read. There are so many things to love about this book! I LOVE the chemistry between Julia and Liam – the sexual tension, banter back and forth, and their smartass comments back and forth. While there are tons of laugh out loud moments, moments where I blushed, and sexy hot scenes, there are also some very touching and serious moments concerning family relationships, friendships, and secrets. If you are looking for a great read with lots of laughs and some sweet “aww” mom ...more
Bewitched Reader
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I don't read too many rom-coms and after Manservant I am wondering what's wrong with me. The pranks and arguments before Liam and Jules had me rolling. Seriously though, the Shermanator jokes were priceless. Even though Manservant is a rom-com, there is some Shari J Ryan style pulling of the heart strings. I could not get enough of Liam and Jules and even though the story ends all wrapped up with nice little bow, I wish there was more because I absolutely adore these characters!
Jane Elizabeth
Apr 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I needed some laughter...and Manservant definitely delivered! This was my introduction to Shari Ryan's stories...and I am thrilled to have found her!
The story has a bit of everything a good romance needs. A heaping teaspoon of angst, a dollop of mystery, a tablespoon of excitement, a cup (or three) of romance, and a bushel of laughter.
I am not big on spoilers, so I will just say you really need to read this excellent story!
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
And lots of laugh out loud moments .

A hotty who can cook clean dust and clean cobweb like no other 😂😂
Built like a grade beef this manservant will have your loins tingling , leave you starry eyed and amused right to the last page .

I read this book in one sitting . Really enjoyed the characters , the humour among the pages and the sizzling tension and steamy moments ..

The plot shows the importance of family and friends connection and the depth of love between the two .

Must read !!

Kristy France
Apr 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book had me in stitches! Julia swore off hot guys who are douchebags for life but little did she know that’s the only type she attracts. Liam is a manservant (male housekeeper) who fits hot douchebag description to the T. Our poor Julia has to deal with him all summer, how will she survive? Lies, secrets, hot guys…what more do you need in a 5 star read? Loved it!
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A hot guy who cleans house...who could ask for anything more?! Shari Ryan has delivered another amazing read but this time with humor mixed with hotness!! You'll laugh, you will smile and sometimes even blush! Be prepared to meet your next book boyfriend Liam. Awesomeness!!
Heather Blauth Ambrosino
Apr 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Laugh out loud funny! I could not seem to put this book down, nor could I stop laughing!! Julia has quite the dilemma at her "easy" summer job - trying to figure out which guy is the one for her when she isn't sure ANY guy is right for her, right now! Shari J. Ryan has a way with words, and this story is so funny and HOT. It is also pretty different from other books from her that I've read - it is the perfect "light" and sexy summer read - that you MUST get! She gives the perfect amount of humor ...more

Omg this book was ahhhhmazing! So dang hilarious I laughed until I cried! Non stop awesomeness from beginning to end. This is my first book by this author, and she has me hooked! Man if I could only find my own Liam manservant..... ❤
Erica Jividen
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Such a fun, great hot read!
I need to take a minute to swoon over Liam a little.
We all love a cocky jerk who turns out to be a great book boyfriend! And who doesn't love a hot tattooed manservent 😍😍
Great read!
Andrea Synyshyn
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great! once I started reading it I could not stop
May 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 star rating
Ana Oh
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Funny and Sweet

This is a fairly straightforward HEA style book. It is a good light read with a focus on family. A nice little escape.
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