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Mancave

(Wild Men #3)

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Two years ago, Octavia met her caveman, Matt Hansen, and fell in love. Since then, life has found its rhythm and it’s a good one. Matt and his brother Kaden have opened their own car repair shop — Mancave — and Octavia is expecting her first child.
But not everything is perfect in paradise. Mary, Matt’s young daughter, has started having nightmares, Octavia’s sister Gigi is
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Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
I received a copy and voluntarily left a review

Eek! There is nothing as amazing and glorious as returning to a fictional world created by the ever so talented author Jo Raven. I couldn't wait to be back in the arms of the hottest beast around, Matt and his gorgeous Octavia. If you thought they were burning up the sheets in the beginning of their story Caveman, hold onto your libidos because they are completely on fire in Mancave and they are full angst and passion that is sure to twist your hea
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Christine~justlovemybooks.com blog~
5 Stars to Mancave by Jo Raven.

First thing you need to know about this book is that it is not a standalone. Mancave is the extended epilogue to Caveman. Also, this book loosely ties into Jo's Inked Brotherhood series being that the hero here is Matt Hansen who is Zane's step brother-in-law. Long, sad, and intense story there. You absolutely don't have to read that series to follow Caveman or Mancave however if you are a junkies for sexy, inked tortured heroes, than Inked Brotherhood is a series
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April Symes
This is a great epilogue followup read to CAVEMAN AND UNDONEby Jo Raven. You will have to have read CAVEMAN to read Mancave.
This book is an amazing look into how Matt and his beautiful Octavia are doing. It gets up back into their amazing world and the drama that is going on. I immediately was drawn back into their lives and its like I never was away. In this book, 2 years have gone by and Matt and Octiva finally have each other and are ready to have their first child. Things seem good but just
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Tracy Reads
Jan 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another great read from Jo I loved these characters right from Mancave and this one did not disappoint Poor Evan I felt so bad for him.
full of passion, heartbreak and a whole lot of love I will be sad it's ended but I look forward to what comes next from this author
Would Matt be my book boyfriend? hell yes, i will have Matt Evan and Kaden!
Book-Lover Book Blog
Jan 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It's been a while since I had the pleasure of reading on of Jo's books. I can see how far her writing has come along and I have to say, I loved this book! It completely blew me away! I was hooked from the very first page and struggled to put it down, as I usually find happens when in the presence of Jo Raven's work. This one was no exception.

It was an incredible read, well written and the characters were all great with a differse mix of personalities. Loved how sensitive Cole was, how attuned he
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Mom's Guilty Pleasure
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“My husband. My man. My everything.”


Jo Raven has done it again. She takes you on a journey that will leave you satisfied yet wanting more at the same time. I absolutely love these characters. I love how Jo has woven some past characters into this storyline. However don’t be worried if you haven’t read other series by Jo Raven she does it in a way that you won’t feel like you’ve missed anything...yet if you have meet the characters before it just enhances the feel goods in you.


“You’re still way
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♥️Fantasy Land  Book Reviewer♥️
So this is not a standalone. I had to go back and read Caveman to know what in the world was going on. We get to revisit everyone from the first book and his step brother in law's story. So if you read this and haven't read any other book you are kind of screwed.

This one brings you a couple years down the road where Matt and Octavia are expecting their first baby together and are hoping for their happy ever after. But when Matt and Octavia have to go help family out things just might come up.

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Kathleen R.
Jan 18, 2018 rated it liked it




This review is so hard to write and there were so many reasons for it. However, my rating reflects how Jo Raven brought her characters to life, rather than any other deciding factor.

So, i may be a tad defective - i love dark and angsty books, and Mancave felt like fluff and unicorns. It was full of broken characters whose lives together is perfect but always expected something to go wrong. At times it became frustrating.

Here's why i had troubles - maybe having had read the previous insta
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Elaine
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love these books by Jo Raven, her writing flows flawlessly throughout the whole book and you swoon with every word.
Matt and Octiva finally have each other and is ready to have their first child but there is trouble back home they need to face and when you find out what happens you will finally see the truth and some of the reasons why Matt is such a caveman!!
I could not put this book down!!
Samantha Fields
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. It was nice catching up with old friends and there was a certain part that made me cry. I definitely hadn't expected that. If you like Jo's writing then this is a no brainer it was amazing. You need to read Caveman before you read this one (as always I recommend reading all of her work). The story is gritty and real at the same time. Brilliant work as always.
Jemma Elizabeth
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What can I say! Jo Raven has done it again! I absolutely loved this book! It was great getting to revisit old characters and seeing how they progressed in the story! looking forward to any more from this particular author!
Kerry Fletcher
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Warning! You must have read Caveman to read this book!

This book is a few years down the road since Caveman. Matt and Tay are doing well but their pasts seem to still be lingering in the background.

Matt gets a call from Evan an old co-worker asking for help. Evan has had an accident and Matt is worried about him. He decides to go back to their home town and look after him for a few days. Tay decides she wants to go with him. She's pregnant and Matt isn't keen but he relents as he can't say no to
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Megan
Jan 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, sexy, romantic, tumultuous
Their family has resettled in a new city with so many happy moments confirming their decision. Octavia is fulfilling her educational goals, their family is growing, and Matt's professional life owning a garage with his brother Kaden is shaping up to be everything he's ever wanted. When a call from their past comes they don't hesitate to offer aid and rush back to Destiny. What awaits them isn't what they expected. Family drama of many kinds threaten to derail their happiness and while Octavia wa ...more
Kelley - Romancing the Pages
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-review
We met Matt and Octavia (Tay) in the previous book Caveman, which you will have to read first in order to read this. As we start Matt and Tay are married and have exciting news. Matt is finally getting a grasp on his anxiety with Tay’s help but the past stills haunts him. Himself and his brother Kaden have opened up their own garage. Things are perfect and life is good but life is never smooth sailing. Everyone in this story gets a dose of reality from Matt to Merc. It is just not Octavia and Ma ...more
Ana Rita
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This woman has me wrapped around her fingers because once I have a glimpse that she has a new book I can't wait to have it. It doesn't matter if it's day or night because once I have it I need to start reading asap.
Jo Raven is amazing. Her books shows just that. One minute she's writting a sexy as hell book, but in the other she's writting an intense and breathtaking story.
Mancave is her latest release and continues to tell the stories of Octavia and Matt. But I need to tell you something firs
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Samantha I Love HEA Romance Book Blog
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 - 4.5 Stars

I really enjoyed this epilogue, which is an extension on from Caveman. It’s possible that you may read this without stepping foot into the Caveman world, but to understand all the emotions entirely within this story, it is best to have read Caveman first.

I had so many emotions reading this one. I loved the fact that we are reading a couple of years down the track. The love between Matt and Octavia burns hot and their chemistry is explosive. Matt’s love for his family is strong
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Adriana
Told from multiple POVs, Mancave tells the story of what happens with the Hansen men, their women and kids after Caveman, Troublemaker, and Untold. Centered mostly on Octavia and Matt Hansen, and set two years after they meet, the happy couple are expecting their third kid (since Matt already had two from his previous marriage). While returning to the city where they first met to help a friend in need, Octavia hopes to also help her half-brother to find his happy place after a stint in prison. T ...more
Britt Franks Red Hatter Book Blog
I fell in love with Octavia and Matt when I read Caveman, so I was just a *little* (EXTREMELY EXTRA FANGIRL LEVEL) excited to get my hands on Mancave. I missed these two and their adorable family! Even excited to dive right back in with one of my favorite couples I was still totally unprepared for how much I got sucked into this book. A complete roller coaster of emotion and anticipation for what was going to happen next that literally had me biting my nails this one had me hooked!

Matt is still
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Kim
Jan 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Arc provided for an honest review.
The book is set two years from the end of Caveman, Octavia has graduated college and has a happy bonus on the way. Matt and Octavia are called back to Destiny to help Evan, and Octavia sets out on a mission to help her undeserving half-brother.
I have mixed feelings about this. I liked it much more than Caveman. Matt and Octavia have come a little way since then, and he doesn’t fail to express his love often, and she seems more mature. However, I felt
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CeeJay Daisy
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
❤🌼🔥MANCAVE ....JO RAVEN IS 3 FOR 3 IN THE WILD MEN SERIES❤🌼🔥
I loved CAVEMAN, UNDONE and now MANCAVE....I have a pretty good feeling I’m going to love the entire WILD MEN series...The characters she gives us are characters I love about ....Gorgeous, sexy, dirty-talking all alpha males and the good women who love them are not quiet, submissive (except when they want to be) little mice...they are strong,beautiful inside and out and intelligent, and they love their men as hard as their men love them
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Susanne Scott
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jo does it again!

was lucky enough to get an ARC copy to review.

I’m not going to lie, I had been waiting a long time for this book, Caveman was the very first book of Jo’s that I read and the characters will hold a special place in my heart.
Jo certainly brought her A game to this book. It follows on from caveman, the golden years epilogue and the epilogue of Undone featuring Matts brother Kaden. I love how Jo got right into the characters heads and cracks them open for us to understand, and all
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Samantha Payne
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
ARC READER...

When I got this I was a little worried as it is a sequel and I have not read Caveman, as I thought I was not going to be able to understand what was going on or who all the people in the story were and how they were connected to Matt and Octavia. But Jo has done a fantastic job with this story. If I had a chance to read Caveman before hand I would have but at the same time it is not necessary.

Now in regards to this book. WOW! This book will have you wanting more. It will have you go
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Linda Barrett
Jan 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is a fantastic follow up to Caveman and gives you a look into Matt and Octavia's life 2 years after leaving Destiny and moving to St Louis.
I loved this book as it gave me exactly what I wanted after I finished reading Caveman.
It was great to catch up with all the gang again.
It had me laughing ,crying and most of all had me feeling happy whilst reading it.
I fell in love with brooding Matt in caveman and nothing has changed.
His family and all its extensions are still a tight bond and his
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PointedlyBlunt
Jan 19, 2018 rated it liked it
This book is really more of an extended epilogue to Caveman. It follows Matt and Octavia’s story, so it’s helpful to read that first.

Now married and with a baby on the way, Matt and Octavia are pretty happy. Matt has his own business, Octavia’s just graduated, things are going good for them. So when Matt’s friend Evan reaches out asking for help, they’re more than willing to lend a hand. Leaving the kids with family, Matt and Tay travel back to Destiny, the town they just escaped from, and encou
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Meka L. Rascoe
Jan 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Like always, I love Jo Raven's writing and her newest book, Mancave is no exception. I enjoyed catching up with one of my favorite brooding heroes--Matt, and his sweet wife, Octavia AKA Tay. Two years later, Matt and Octavia are still heating up the sheets! I also think it's amazing how dedicated these two are to each other's families. Matt's kids continue to steal my heart, and it wasn't too hard to figure out what little Mary's concerns were with Octavia's present condition. Hearing her finall ...more
Cassie May
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book can absolutely NOT be read as a standalone! You have to read Caveman before (and I recommend reading Undone before as well), toget a grip on the characters and actions taking place in this book.
That being said, I really liked this novella. It’s kind of an extended epilogue to both, Caveman and Undone and it ws nice to meet up with all of my beloved characters again.
Contrary to popular belief the author is able to NOT torture her bad boys in every book. This one is one of the exception
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Iwona
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Whats not to love? Well getting to catch up on some great characters from Caveman has been great! You don’t have to read caveman but why not it was great and it’ll give a great background for you. Matt has come so far with his love for Octavia. They make such a great little family. The kids have grown , its cute. Well we explore how a family expands and grows through sharing others troubles. Octavia is pregnant and some of you may know that pregnant women are more sensitive to the world around t ...more
Daria
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
Jo Raven pens another great story. I've had the pleasure of reading a few of her books Mancave being the latest. I didn't read Caveman but I intend to now (smiles)

Even not reading the first book this story is full of emotions you can feel sad, the glad. the excitement as well as the passion. Just enough detail that had me flipping through the pages. wiping your eyes, grasping your chest. (smiles)

I did have to wonder if Matt was totally invested in Octavia, I realize that when someone
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Cali Gals
Jan 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars This book made me so happy. I liked Caveman but after reading still wanted more which this story provided. Mancave is the continuation of Matt and Octavia’s story. They have a lot to deal with but the beauty is they have each other. This story has so much heart and really shows how Octavia has really helped Matt change and find happiness in each other. Matt is amazing, showing us his softer though still protective side. Oh you won’t be disappointed with the steaminess of this couple ei ...more
Rebecca Abrook
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mancave is the sequel to Caveman, so if you haven't already you should read this first. Also, it would be helpful, but not necessary to read Undone about Kaden and Hailey. There is also a tie in with the Inked Brotherhood and Damage Control series, which if you haven't already should be added to your TBR.
I loved checking in with Octavia and Matt. I loved these characters in Caveman, this damaged, broken man and the girl who despite her challenges has this amazing faith in people. In Mancave we s
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Wild Men (5 books)
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  • Undone (Wild Men, #2)
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