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Man Hands

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3.83  ·  Rating details ·  6,141 ratings  ·  980 reviews
He puts the "screw" in screwball comedy...


At thirty-four, I’m reeling from a divorce. I don’t want to party or try to move on. I just want to stay home and post a new recipe on my blog: Brynn’s Dips and Balls.

But my friends aren’t having it. Get out there again, they say. It will be fun, they say. I’m still taking a hard pass.

Free designer cocktails, they say. And th
ebook, 180 pages
Published December 11th 2017 by Rennie Road Books
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Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-four-stars
4.25 stars!!!


OMG. This book was one of the funniest books I’ve read in a while. I was in the mood to laugh when I started reading it, so it was perfect timing for me! Sarina Bowen is an author who never disappoints, and I’ve never read Tanya Eby, but together they did a great job with Man Hands. To be quite honest, I didn’t love the title or cover, but I still picked it up because HELLO- SARINA BOWEN! And I’m so glad I did! If you love funny books, don’t let the cover deter you.

Brynn is in her
⊱✿⊰ Alicia ⊱✿⊰
4.5 For The Love Of Balls Stars

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Well I wanted fun and boy did I get it!!

I started laughing on the first page and didn't stop, some of it was little giggles but most of the time I was bent over, drink coming out of nose snort laughing (not literally) well maybe the snorting hehe.

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Brynn is newly divorced, to be fair it was her seeking the divorce. Brynn's ex was not attentive to her needs in any way and when he tried to fulfill her bedroom needs lets just say he only gave her a limp salute.
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
I want this woman with every ounce of my being. Since I’m six-three and two hundred fifteen pounds, that’s a lot of ounces.

Dear author duo, I have only one thing to say to you about any and all of your future releases together.

Oh yeah. It's like that. We're totes besties now.

Side note: I just threw up in my mouth a little from actually typing the words totes and besties.

But I digress as always. So where was I? Ah yes. Deez nuts. I mean, deez book. I mean this book. For good
Sarina Bowen
Nov 16, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: funny-romance
YOU GUYS! I just can't wait to bring you MAN HANDS! This book is different from my other books. It's raw and funny in a way that reflects Tanya's unique sense of humor and I had such a blast working on it! ...more
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Amazon US * Amazon UK

Man Hands is the first co-written book by Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby but I hope there will be many more to come. These two perfectly combined their writing styles to where I couldn't tell where one author stopped and the other began. They created these characters that had me rooting them on and hoping they would find their way to a HEA and for that I count myself a fan.

This book started off with me laughing and smiling like a loon, and I never lost that smile while
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
Looking for a book that will give you love, some sass, a lot of laughs, foodgasims, some definite sexy scenes, but most of all, do you want a book that will make you smile, then this is it. Man Hands is sweet, it’s so fun, and it’s low on angst. These authors are dynamite for a romcom duo.

Tom is a single, sought after 38 year old bachelor that is a hot corn dog on a stick, in others words, he’s hot. He knows he wants happiness, he just can’t seem to get it right and definitely hasn’t found it
Stacey is Sassy
***IT'S ALIVE!!!***

Shook me all morning long…

Have you ever tried to laugh silently and it all goes horribly wrong? Well, this book had me trying very hard to suppress my laughter. I made the mistake of trying to sneakily read Man Hands before starting another crazy day in the Sassy household. The house is quiet (except for the light snores from hubby), I haven’t turned on my work or Mum brain and my computer and phone haven’t been activated. 5:00 in the morning is a great time to read.

Getting ba
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Sarina Bowen Fans, Tanya Eby Fans, Romance
4.5 Two Hurts Make It Oh, So Right Stars
* * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free
Oh, this Book... I have to say at first I wasn't quite sure if this was truly happening... But as I read a couple of more pages, It Was a Full On Delight! Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby joined forces and we are the Lucky Ones...

Well, actually our characters are the ones who really benefit. They have the most wonderful moments of discovery about each other and themselves.

We first meet Brynn and her posse. Brynn is recovering from a recen
Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
4 stars!

Review at Of Pens and Pages.

Man Hands is a hilarious, hot, over the top romantic comedy about a girl who loves balls and a guy who’s not afraid to get his hands dirty. It's HGTV + all the cooking shows in the world, and I'm obsessed. The story has two great characters, food, tools, and lots of sexy times.

Brynn was such an enjoyable character to get to know. I especially love seeing her writing on her food blog. She's funny, passionate about food, and can sometimes get insecure about her
Rachel Reads Ravenously
3.5 stars

Man Hands is about divorcee Brynn, when she divorces from her husband she’s left with a very low self-esteem. Her friends take her to a party and convince her to kiss the first man she sees, and she does exactly that. And she ends up doing more than that with him, then running off when it’s done.

But the hookup returns, and she learns his name is Tom. And Tom has an unusual proposition for her.

Let me start off by saying this book is VERY funny. Sarina and Tanya hit the humor spot reall
Dilek VT
A quick light and fun read
2,5 stars

This is a light and fun book with 200 pages. Even the hot scenes are full of fun.

The characters are sweet and likable. Just don't expect much character development as this book is aimed at being a short quick read.


It is totally safe with no cheating. There is no one else in their lives after they first meet - so no unnecessary drama from the exes, no cheating or anything close to it :)


Our two characters that have been unhappy and disappointed with
Sophia Triad
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Perfect book for all the girls that love home improvement shows and have erotic fantasies about the sexy handyman on tv...

One look at him and I know he eats meat. He may be the fucking gardener, but he’s got arms like a linebacker. He’s wearing a baseball cap over a perfectly weathered face.
He’s pushing forty, maybe, and he looks like he’s lived outside under the sun, or has at least visited the outdoors once in a while.
And he just looks…like a man. All six feet whatever inches of him. Our eyes
Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: rom-com, sexy
This collaboration ROCKED!!!!

From the very first sentence I was hooked. I made the mistake of reading on the train and had to really control myself not to laugh out loud. My face was already cracking, and hurting from all the smiling. So yeah, this book is a LOL - kind of novel. A rom-com that will make you crack a smile for sure.

Which I needed badly.

Man Hands was much more than I expected.

I like and enjoy Sarina Bowen's books. Always have always will. But Tanya Eby was new to me. I'm always ast
Jacqueline's Reads
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-books, arc, funny
4.5 Pee in your Pants Funny

If I had to pick one book to read to put a smile on my face Man Hands would no doubt be it. It was witty, funny, entertaining and all around FUN to read.

Sarina Bowen is a one-click author for me and this is my first Tanya Eby book. Let me just say they are geniuses working together.

So what is Man Hands?

Throw in a quirky slightly curvy girl, a handy-man and second chances to living life one fix it project and one baking dish at at time. Yeah that didn’t make sense, bu
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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3.5 Stars

What can I say????

Sarina Bowen had been on my radar for quite some time due to errrrrrybody reading Him awhile back. Unfortunately, the pornbrary has not yet obtained a copy of that one, to which I say . . . . .

I took a few days off last week and vowed that I would read a bunch of smutty deliciousness while at home. I ended up reading this during the Madness of March while my husband watched alllllllll of the hoopies
4 “Dips and balls” Stars.

Brynn recently got divorced and free from an unhappy marriage, she wants to move on and her friends believe that the best way to do it is to put herself out there and best way to start is just have a one night stand with a stranger. And during a party that exactly what she does… except that the “stranger” not only knows people in common with her… he’s also kind of famous. And when their “fling” goes public in a way that none of them dreamed of, Tom believes that the b
Melanie A. *mostly on hiatus*
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-favorites
I don't care that I've lost my mind, because I've found my vagina.
Call me crazy, but I REALLY loved this book! So much so, that I'm going to stretch the literary truth a bit and give it 5 STARS for its sheer reading enjoyability!

Poor Brynn has just finalized her divorce, and her two best friends, in their infinite wisdom, think she needs to get laid by someone who's not her type. They go to a party and Brynn meets her future head-on by throwing herself at Tom - literally. He catc
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)

Super, super fun contemporary romance that will make you laugh. These authors delivered on this one!

I'm a huge Sarina Bowen fan, but I've never read Tanya Eby before so I was curious to see how I would enjoy their collaboration. Verdict: A LOT.

I listend to Man Hands in audio format, and I think that the narrators just killed it. There is a reason why Luke Daniels is in Audible's narrator hall of fame. Erin Mallon also rocks it out- they just both really deliver.

Let me tell you, friends, if you
5 stars – Romantic Comedy/Contemporary Romance

Man Hands is such a cute, silly, sweet, fun, sexy, lighthearted, hilarious, feel-good romance. It’s been awhile since I’ve read a book that kept a big, fat, happy smile plastered on my face and made me giggle out loud. There’s one part towards the beginning that actually made me laugh so hard I snorted out my coffee. (And I didn’t even mind that I’d wasted good coffee and spewed it all over my favorite blanket, so that’s really saying something.)

Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
➳Hands down... one of the funniest books I have read in such a long time...

➳My love for rom coms is very minimal and when I first read the synopsis of this puppy, I was not that thrilled to read it. But I have slowly become obsessed with Sarina's writing so my investment in this book was a "YES!" After reading this beauty though... HELL YES! My god! I am not the biggest fan of rom-coms, especially cheesy ones like R.S. Grey's, but this one threw it out of the park in the aspect of hands down
h o l l i s
If you're into overthetop ridiculousness that is trying to be funny but only manages it some of the time, you'll probably like MAN HANDS. This felt kind of like made for tv movie mashup of slapstick crossed with porn and featured on TLC. If you like home renovation shows, cooking shows, and all the dirty puns and innuendos that apply to both, you might like this. This writing duo isn't a winner for me though. I love Bowen, I have no idea who Eby is, but it this felt kinda like a cheap Blakely kn ...more
Dec 13, 2017 rated it liked it

Brynn, a newly divorcee, jobless, tries to find a staight path back to herself, to re-new her self-esteem, and what's the best way to do that then to listen to your best friends' advice:
"What you need is to be fucked."

and voila, the premise for a steamy read starts to pick up to right contures...LOL, then they drag her to a party where Brynn is once again challenged to ACT in a totally different manner then her own, so she does - she runs, and jumps the first random guy who looked strong eno
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing


Feel like hammering home one of your favourite readings of the year? Then do yourself a favour and get to grips with MAN HANDS. Bowen & Eby nail it with their engaging plot, lovable characters, and unbeatable comedic timing. I couldn’t get enough. Move over Fey & Poehler there’s a new double act in town!

Brynn is still reeling from the aftermath of her divorce. In her mid-thirties and in between jobs, her confidence is at an all-time low. Rallied her amazing besties, she’s gussied up
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby are a match made in comedy heaven. It’s hard to believe that Man Hands is their first collaborative effort. Their writing styles are very complimentary, which leads to effortless, laugh out loud storytelling.

As a recent divorcée, Brynn has fallen into a life of insecurity and more than a touch of self-pity. Tom is the perfect catch—literally—and comes along at the just the right time to sweep her off her feet with his manly manliness and affection.

Brynn is a food blogg
Stripped to its core, ‘Man Hands’ is about a woman reeling from her divorce, then getting back on the saddle with a one-night stand by riding a jaded womaniser of a tv personality after a crazy evening when she bumps into her ex…thereafter does a Cinderella-disappearing act on him thereafter. And predictably, this celebrity—used to female attention—is intrigued because the sex is the most memorable he’s ever had. Then comes a sex tape scandal and the damage-control that eventually blows up in th ...more
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰

SB is just an auto-read for me regardless of who she teams with but this Tanya Eby person has her own magic happening. The WAGs series is comedic but this has a bawdy silliness that I found refreshing. I laughed through an entire chapter and that hasn't happened to me in a long, looooonnnnnnnngggggg time.

Brynn is a great character. She's a little flighty, really honest, kind and has a tendency to accidentally verbalize her thoughts. Her ex wrecked her self-image by ignoring her, so
OMG! I loved this book! It was downright HILARIOUS! In addition, it was charming, awkward, comical, romantic, and just DAMN GOOD! Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby make one HELL of a pair! MAN HANDS is the start of a series that I know that I’m going to absolutely LOVE! Our two main characters, Brynn and Tom, along with the rest of the cast make up an amazing group of people that you will absolutely ADORE! I’m already excited for what these two will bring us next!

Brynn and Tom were amazingly awkward an
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Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 For The Love Of Balls Stars

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Well I wanted fun and boy did I get it!!

I started laughing on the first page and didn't stop, some of it was little giggles but most of the time I was bent over, drink coming out of nose snort laughing (not literally) well maybe the snorting hehe.

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Brynn is newly divorced; to be fair it was her seeking the divorce. Brynn's ex was not attentive to her needs in any way and when he tried to fulfill her bedroom needs lets just say he only gave her a limp salute.
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Poor Brynn just went through a divorce and lost her job working for her father in-law. Her girls just want to cheer her up by taking her to a house party. They aren't there 5 minutes when she finds that her ex is there with another woman. To stave off Brynn's panic, Ash convinces her to turn around and kiss the next man she makes eye contact with. Byrnn is so panicked, she charges like a bull in a china shop straight at Tom, who she believes is the gardener, and leaps into his arms.

Tom doesn't
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