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Manic Monday

(Charity Case #1)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  661 ratings  ·  225 reviews
The perfect man for me is a charming, sexy, hot as hell lawyer who knows how to negotiate his way into my panties.


Been there.
Done that.
Burned the T-shirt.

I didn't swear off all men after my divorce, but I sure as hell swore off anyone remotely like my ex. On the top of that list? Attorneys. Everyone knows they can't be trusted.

Now that I've moved back into my
Published April 24th 2018
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Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Sweet and sexy.
I think I gravitate a lot to this style of writing because it matches so much of the life we have already but yet it fills in what may be missing. I know I’ve read a few of their books before and this one offers up a sweet story with romance, humor, a little anxiety, and a delicious hottie we want to take home.

I think I’m a little hard on authors when it comes to creating their female characters. It’s a delicate balance to find and create a character that is not over n
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Manic Monday by Piper and Rayne is the first book in their brand new Charity Case Series and hands down my favorite read by this outstanding author duo.
I recommend to read the prequel to Manic Monday, Clean Slate ( currently free ) , first.
Victoria Clarke has recently relocated to Chicago. Shes a divorced single mom of a adorable 7 year old girl and cares for her mother. Her former boss, Jared - yes The Jared from Chore Play recommented her and now she starts fresh. New - old city, new job, new
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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I was going to say this was my favorite Piper Rayne book, but then I realized Lennon might come and knock me upside my head with one of her unicorn cocks so I thought better of it. So let's just say Manic Monday is a very close second to Mad About the Banker, because this girl does not want to get on that girls bad side.

With Manic Monday Piper and Rayne once again deliver a light, easy, enjoyable read. I'm not sure how they're able to regularly churn out these fun and charming books, that a
Whoo Gives A Hoot
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The insanely talented dynamic duo known as Piper Rayne have done it again! I can't even begin to tell you all how much I absolutely love and admire these two lovely ladies right here. I know without a doubt that I can pick up any one of their stories and be in for great time filled with a barrel of laughs! Let me just say that these two certainly did not disappoint with Manic Monday, the first book in their brand new Charity Case series!

When it was
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
Manic Monday is sweet and sexy - trademark Piper Rayne.

Victoria, Jagger's old assistant from Chore Play, has divorced her jerk ex and moved to Chicago with her adorable daughter, Jade, so they can help take care of Victoria's mom. Victoria's down on men, sort of down on life in general, when she sees a hot guy at her daughter's school dropping off a boy he's somehow related to; how, she's not sure, but she means to find out. Sounds like a potentially good thing, but not when he turns out to be a
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Ladies are going to love meeting Piper Rayne's latest book boyfriend, Reed Warner!
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Apr 23, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)

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Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Manic Monday is a hilariously sweet story that give you the warm fuzzies long after its done. Piper and Rayne knocked this romcom out of the park! I was simultaneously laughing and clenching my thighs. The sweet and sexy with the hilarity adds all up into a definite five star read! Monday's have never been so hot!

After seeing Reed again for the first time in years, Victoria is smittened but closed off. He's hot. He's sweet. He's the perfect gentleman. He's got extremely hot chemistry with her. H
‘Manic Monday’ is a book that’s been on my reader for a while but had unfairly been passed along for other reads, which I immediately sought to remedy the moment I had a free slot. The once-bitten-twice-shy thing runs practically in all romance books after all, the only difference being the extent to which this has shaped characters’ behaviour and subsequently, the entire course of the novel.

I can well understand a woman’s uncertainty in stepping back into the dating world with a particular man
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Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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4.5 Stars!

Gosh I just love Piper Rayne books. I also love how they are all interconnected in some way but complete standalones. For me this makes a character connection stronger.

Manic Monday was so good. If you've read Piper Rayne's Dirty Truth Series, then you already know Victoria. I adored her from the start and was thrilled to learn she was getting her own story. Victoria is a strong, independent heroine. She is not a push over and isn't afraid to speak her mind. This is trait of hers that
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Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
These two ladies are on fire. They just keep giving us wonderful story after wonderful story, with such engaging characters. This story sucked me in and I devoured it and cannot wait for more. As much as I loved Reed and Victoria, the side characters were just as engaging.
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Funny story. I picked up this book to read (and finished within 24 hours) and didn’t even realize the irony. That’s right. I started Manic Monday on a Monday. That’s a knee slapper. Okay, I know. It’s not that funny but this book has some pretty funny moments and I wanted to use something cheesy as a segway into that detail. Anywho, this is my first time reading Piper Rayne. I didn’t know what to expect. Obviously from the excerpt, I knew the sense of humor would be right up my alley. Plus it’s ...more
Apr 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I loved the premise of this story. The idea that, after a few years of being in a relationship that didn't work, Victoria actually had already met the man she was supposed to be with...he was the best man at her wedding.

Reed was attracted to Victoria at her wedding to his best friend, at the time. Years passed, that relationship dissolved, but his attraction to her did not.

However, he is a lawyer (just like her ex) and was in her wedding, s
2OCC Reviews
Apr 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Reed and Victoria pulled me in right from the start of the book. Not only did they have this amazing chemistry that you could feel from start to finish, but the author made you swoon all the way to the floor. I love that he was a good guy through and through. There was some slight drama, what book would with the hero being the heroines ex-best friend, but it was simple. It wasn’t shoved into readers faces and drawn out. I really loved that aspect of the story. If you looking for a fast paced lau ...more
Sep 10, 2018 rated it liked it
3 Stars......Just an OK read

OK, so this was good but not great by a long shot. I LOVED Reed, I mean he had ALL the makings for a 5 Star Lead but Victoria, ehhhhhh, she annoyed me to no end up until the end! She was a pain in my ass, literally, I get her ex burned her BUT c'mon she just was whiny and just made poor Reed chase after her with her aloof behavior. Yeah, I was so annoyed with her most of the book incl the end where she in my eyes was just as selfish as she was throughout:(

Will I conti
Jennifer Pierson
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just another manic fun read by the dynamic duo made up of Piper Rayne that I couldn't get enough of! Victoria is the kind of heroine that is after my own heart. She got married to a douche bag, but got rid of him when he cheated, dusted herself off, and moved her & her little mini me, back home to help her mom. She got a great new job, and decided to make sure that no man would ever hold her back again. What she didn't count on was meeting a real man soon after she moved, in Reed, the best m ...more
Apr 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved the idea of this series a group of women divorcee. Someone who is going through what you are, can sympathise and offer support. All three women Victoria, Chelsea and Hannah are different which I love and when they hit the dating game again we are going to see them go through some challenges. After her divorce Victoria is reluctant to date. I will say it nice to read an ex-husband isn’t a complete a hole. She meets Reed who she already kinda knows because he was the best man at her weddin ...more
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So, one of those things I've come to love about Piper Rayne is their secondary characters. I love the witty one liners and sage advice that helps the main characters in one way or another, even if it's just to laugh at themselves. So of course I loved Victoria in Chore Play. I've always been a fan of that whole powerful men with formidable assistants who help keep their lives in order thing. That's who Victoria was to Jagger. And of course when I found out she wasn't Jagger's leading lady, I hop
Reckless Readers
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So like every story by this author I absolutely adore these characters. Every one has their own issues and quirkiness to drawn the readers in their life.
Victoria isn't a new character if you've followed along in prior stories but she is some what a mystery. This novel proves how strong she is in being a single mom and divorcee. It's easy to want her to have the happily ever after for once since she missed it the first time around.
Reed is the prince, not really but he is for Victoria and her da
Michelle Krystel
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was given an advanced readers copy of this book and have decided to leave a voluntary review. This happens to be my very first book by these two ladies. I have sore spot for cheaters, I just dont like them or can't stand them. I think that's why Reed is such a stand up guy. Pete can learn a lot of from. And now that know there back round story. Makes me like Reed that much more. This story was not only interesting I found it funny and cute. And now that I hot peek at jag well let's just say I ...more
Renee Entress
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it

4 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, secrets, and heartbreak.

This is Victoria and Reed’s story. Victoria is a single mom after her divorce and is all about taking care of her daughter and her mother. She moved back home after her mom got diagnosed. She is working and going to school, so she is busy. But seems every time she turns around Reed is there. Victoria has sworn off men. She just does not have the time and would never give the time of day to a lawyer. Re
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Manic Monday was a sweet, fun and sexy story with a bit of "ex-husband" drama.
Reed stole my heart, he was charming and caring and everything good you could dream of. And I was happy to see Victoria got her own story, let's hope the same will go for Pete—he was definitely an interesting character.
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
4.5 Stars!

Piper Rayne continues to impress with the first standalone in their new sexy and sweet series. The Charity Case series is setting up to be very, very interesting. Manic Monday, the first book, was a fun, lighthearted, and easy romance that hooked me by the end of chapter one and left me craving more.

No men. Definitely no lawyers. So why can't she shake him?

Victoria is a divorced, single mom who has moved across the country in hopes of rebuilding her life with her ill mom and closet fri
White Hot Reads
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
REED IS MINE! Ahhhhh! I’m going to say this now - REED has replaced all the former PR men in my heart! He’s stolen everything. He’s sheer perfection!!

LOVE ARROW <---- Welcome to a new Piper Rayne term! They should build their own dictionary!

Reed is the perfect guy! Smart, HOT, kind and so much more. He's the guy all the girls want to marry! He's a steak dinner! Victoria is sweet, sassy, loving and kind. Victoria may be a bit broken but she's a survivor.

In Manic Monday, Piper Rayne tackles
May 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Manic Monday is the first book in the Charity Case series, and the first of Piper Rayne’s titles that I have read. I read the book quickly, over the course of a weekend, and found many aspects of this second-chance romance irresistible.

This is the story of Victoria, a woman who is rebuilding her life after the end of her marriage. She has moved back from the west coast with her daughter to look after her ailing mother in Chicago. As Victoria strives to settle into her new reality her path crosse
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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One of my goals for book blogging this year was to read and promote authors that I haven't read before. I read the synopsis for Piper Rayne's Manic Monday, was immediately intrigued and signed up to review it. I am SO glad I did! This was my first Piper Rayne book and honestly I am very impressed. These two authors team up well write and they certainly know how to write a funny, romantic, heartfelt story. 

Victoria just came back home to Chicago after a bitter divorce with her young daughter. Tak
ANB kc
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Having never read Piper Rayne before, I went into this book completely blind. Now having finished Manic Monday, I’m skipping over to Goodreads and Amazon to make some purchases and add to my TBR. This book has every important element to my life in it: hot guy who says swoony things, ballsy heroine with ballsier friends who make me laugh so hard I spit out my coffee at Panera, and serious fun times that make me want to go home and see if I can create some fun times of my own with my husband.
Kathy Rouchelle
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
HAHAHA OMG I loved this book! Was it hysterical; no. But there were so very funny situations, some funny banter and some really funny times between Hannah, Chelsea and Victoria. I loved this extremely well written story line that will capture your attention and your heart. I have to say, I was stunned when reading the relationship between Henry and Reed. Like Henry, my husband and I are raising our grandson (my son passed almost 4 years ago) and I signed him up for a Big Brother with the Big Bro ...more
Paula  Phillips
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing

This book drew me in with the bright cover as I have a confession to make that Hot Pink is one of my favorite colors. Like most books I read, I have a fair idea what they are about, but it isn't until I start reading them, and then they surprise me. In the case of Manic Monday, I knew from the blurb that the main character Victoria had divorced her husband and along with her daughter Jade has moved back home to her mothers home in the small town she was from. Leaving her old job, she was recomme
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Oh my gosh - where have I been that I haven't gotten to read the newish duo of Piper Rayne before now? I have been an Elisabeth Grace fan for a while, but I love her new partnership too!
Victoria is a single mom who moves back to her home town of Chicago after discovering that her mother has a progressive illness. Not long after returning, she runs into Reed - a former friend of her ex husband.
Victoria was a character that was easy to relate to and like. Her spunky independence helps balance the
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