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(Manwhore #5)

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A brand new contemporary romance from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.

It started as a game.
We flirted. We played. Most importantly—we won.
Then I discovered who he was: Gambler. Famous playboy. Silver-eyed player who never plays to lose.
…And my best friend’s soon-to-be brother in law, Cullen Carmichael.
He needed a good
Kindle Edition, 340 pages
Published July 29th 2018
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Bambie Navarro It was Callan who fell for Livvy, Tahoe's sister. Cullen is Callan's older brother. However, I don't remember there being a mention of Livvy's best fr…moreIt was Callan who fell for Livvy, Tahoe's sister. Cullen is Callan's older brother. However, I don't remember there being a mention of Livvy's best friend in Womanizer. The closest gal pal she had was Wynn, who was trying to get back with Emmett in Womanizer. It could either be another one of Livvy's best friend from Texas or Wynn after all.(less)
Rina Gonzalez I think she was the girlfriend of a chef, they broke up and she was after him, I don't know if she is the woman in this book, I hope so :) …moreI think she was the girlfriend of a chef, they broke up and she was after him, I don't know if she is the woman in this book, I hope so :) (less)

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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2! Playboy (stand-alone). Playboy poker gambler brings his A-game with girl who thinks love is not in her cards!

"Cullen is a different kind of danger, a precipice of uncertainty that promises to leave me awakened and alive."

Playboy (stand-alone) opens up to the sexually charged meeting between art gallery owner Wynn Watson and professional poker player Cullen Carmichael aka Playboy. Wynn’s date has taken her to an illegal gambling place and before she knows it s
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-books
➳When bringing the poker face to the table, Cullen knows how to keep it calm, but also bring the fire within Wynn and win big time...

➳Everyone who knows me, know that my love and admiration towards Katy Evans is real and powerful. There is no exception when she writes about new characters from a continued series that I will hop right into it. With Manwhore series, getting to meet all these dark, mysterious, and dangerous characters is so thrilling to me that the word crave does no justice as
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
I’m not gonna lie, I fell in love with a playboy. But this playboy, to me, was a “play” man. He was all man. Hot, sexy, fricken lovable man!!!

It starts with a bet, he wins. Cullen wins the girl, the other guys date. But the betting doesn’t stop there, it’s just beginning. And the stakes are getting pretty high.

“Part of being a good gambler is knowing when to walk away. That’s the principle of everything in life. Everything has a price. The price of winning is betting — sometimes more than wh
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

He looks like sex dipped in candy and chocolate, sweet as sin and rich and naughty.

PLAYBOY is one decadently steamy read! Katy Evans has yet again created another charismatic Alpha Male Hero, who is sure to get her reader’s pulses racing! This fifth installment of the ”Manwhore” series was pure unadulterated fun! While Malcolm Saint is, by far, the most swoon-worthy of all the Heroes in this series, I can’t deny that Cullen Carmichael comes i
Alex ♈
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Manwhore is one of my favorite series from Katy Evans so you can feel my excitement when I start reading Playboy!This one starts really good, I was hooked and excited from the first pages!


Wynn and Cullen take the reader in a flirty and slow burn journey.I loved their romance, they have a great banter!This story has all the things I want in a story!A swoon worthy and so sexy hero, a naughty,passionate and flirty romance and it's fast paced!

~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Really liked it!

This book was so good! I really liked the whole poker and Vegas scene. It made everything sexier. I loved Cullen and Wynn together. They are attracted to each other from the moment they meet and act on that attraction, and boy was it hot!

One thing I really loved about this book was that there’s no unnecessary drama. Everything flowed and even though there was some hesitation on Wynn’s part, it was totally understandable and nothing that really bothered me. I truly believe her a
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
5 "You're Mine" Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Wynn Watson is a beautiful woman living in Chicago. She loves art, and has a gallery called the Fifth Street Gallery. She has fabulous friends, and was now the only one single in their group. She thought she'd be married with kids, but after her four year relationship ended she's left questioning her choices when it comes to men. She's a bit lonely and in need of a distraction when she encounters a hot gambler named Cullen Carmichael. He's a prof
Pearl Angeli
4.5 Winning Stars!

“People don't really know how addictive love is until they fall. Once you're in, you crave the feeling like a drug and you feel lost without it.”

There's no book in the Manwhore series that I didn't like. Every book that Katy Evans writes is always a special treat, like this book. It's deliciously intoxicating like no other!

Playboy follows the characters Cullen Carmichael and Wynn Watson. We have met them in the previous books as secondary characters and this time, i
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Playboy was a wonderful surprise. I enjoyed Wynn and Cullen. Their chemistry and connection was on point. Especially the flirting between them was exceptional. Being in their presence felt like watching a sensual dance. Cullen was so smooth, secretive and that’s exactly what I liked about him whereas Wynn held on to her opinions about her wants and needs in life. They crashed together and unleashed beautiful and sensual passion. The other characters from the other Manwhore books make appearances ...more
Beatrice Masaluñga
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, new-adult
ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.

Playboy is the fifth novel of Manwhore series about Cullen Carmichael, a professional poker player and Callan Carmichael's older brother and Wynn Watson, whom you're familiar with in the previous books as one of Rachel Livingston's best friend.

As excited as I am for Cullen, I never thought Wynn is his love interest because last time, she and her chef boyfriend Emmett patched things up. It seems they had another fallout and this time it's rea
Jul 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Katy Evans Fans, Romance
4.5 Knowing When to Go All In Stars
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I truly have to hand it to Katy Evans; she certainly understands foreplay. She gets it is the ramp up... the anticipation and it is the wooing that makes all of the other stuff happen and make our hearts sing. She knows how important the way lovers touch you...the physical touching but also the way they touch you mentally.

In Playboy, the fifth entry to the Manwhore series, we are give two people who have these abilities... they feel eve
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
3.5 ⭐'s

Straight up, I really enjoy Katy Evans' stories. She brings a certain intensity to each and every one but unfortunately, she lost me on this one.

And maybe it's because I'm not a gambler because as the story advanced, the more into the gambling the story became. Not only is Cullen a world class, high ranking professional gambler but Cullen and Wynn make bets with each other on almost everything.

After he "wins" her in a poker game, they bet each other regarding whose career is the best/mos
Jul 29, 2018 rated it did not like it
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Steffi De Ceuster  ♥
Aug 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: page-turner, owned
I didn't read the other ones but this one made me intrigued to start them!

I enjoyed this one, but it also felt like I couldn't believe it. Sometimes I was like seriously how did you go from that to this so fast like in a blink of an eye.. But I still enjoyed it!

I even found the drama level low, don't know if it's true or if it's just me. Maybe I'm so used to drama that it's not much for me anymore.

Lacey (laceybooklovers)
Originally posted at Booklovers For Life

When I first started the Manwhore series, meeting Wynn as Rachel’s friend, I was hoping she would get back together with her chef boyfriend, Emmett, and it seemed like they would by the end of Womanizer. But now that I’ve read Playboy, I’m so glad Katy Evans decided on Cullen for Wynn. He is alpha, sexy and sweet all at once, wanting to give everything to the girl who deserves it all. I adored both of these characters and their love story. If there’s an au
“…this woman changes my game. She. Changes. Everything.”

Playboy by Katy Evans is a SEXY new standalone romance in Katy Evans’ Manwhore World. This series has become an absolute FAVORITE of mine and the fact that Ms. Evans is giving us Cullen Carmichael’s story…I was just over the moon to dive right in! Steamy, enticing, entertaining, and alluring as hell, PLAYBOY had me swooning, blushing, and begging for more! I knew that once I got sucked back into this sensual world, everything else would
Elle G.
Jul 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Release Date: July 29, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Actual Rating: 4 stars

Once again, Katy Evans proves that she is a pro in the romance department. Playboy, her latest release, is downright sexy. She has perfected the alpha male, and this one is a character you won't want to skip! Cullen is dreamy! He's also deliciously sexy and totally fun to read about. I think any woman would love to have a Cullen in their life!

If you like your books erotically enticing and steamy, you aren't going
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Playboy by Katy Evans is a winning sexy romance that will bring heat, excitement and love. If there was ever a book to take a gamble on, this is it. This book was definitely the kind of read that was sizzling with chemistry right from the start as two strangers instantly have an undeniable attraction. Cullen and Wynn’s meeting is one you could say that was fated as these two discover that the only thing that they will be gambling on is t
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars
Anne Mercier
Like Wynn, I fell a whole lot in love with sexy, silver-eyed Cullen. My, oh my, the sexual tension is off the charts! Whew! And that ending *swoon*. Katy Evans writes like no one else and always delivers a love story that will give you all the feels! Playboy gets five-flaming stars!
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Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
She thought she was lucky but she hadn't met Cullen- the luckiest man or so everyone thought. Little did he know that his luck was about to skyrocket.

Wynn realizing who Cullen was knows that she has to guard her heart, though since meeting Cullen it seems that her life has taken a turn for the better with more excitement than she's had. Wynn's ability to keep living life to the fullest despite what she can not have had me rooting for her to meet the one that would cherish, protect and love no m
Michelle Claypot_Reads
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I think this might be my favourite from this author. Such a great read. Cullen is the quintessential Vegas Poker Player - his nickname Playboy - suits him perfectly. Then he meets Wynn and everything changes. A simple bet becomes so much more. He is EVERYTHING I love in a BBF!! I absolutely loved the writing style in this one. The banter between the characters was hilarious and their chemistry - WOWSA - be sure to have hubs or fresh batteries handy. I binged this story in one session and cannot ...more
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing

**received an ARC in exchange for an honest review**


Once again Katy Evans delivers an amazing book to the Manwhore collection! Cullen Carmichael is cocky, sexy and your next book boyfriend. He lays claim to Wynn from the moment he sees her and how he pulls her in will have you on the edge of seat. I love their interactions and banters together. They challenge one another but at the same time support the other. I’ve always been a Tahoe fan but this book has definitely made me a
Tricia Bartley.  #AuthorStalker
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites


Y'all, When I read the line above in the book, and I swear to God, I forgot my name while reading Playboy!!! This book is off the charts freaking AWESOME!!!!

Like....Move over Remy, Cullen Carmichael is stealing your place in my HEART!!!!! SWOON

"They call him Playboy."

And ladies you will soon find out why. And believe me, Cullen Carmichael will be your new BBF!!! He has moved up my list to join some of my very...VERY fav BBF!!

Cullen is the current worldwide champi
Beneath The Covers Blog
Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, alison, 2018-reads
Wynn or lose just remember the playboy always wins

Okay, yes, I was trying to be funny by using her name there sorry about that.

Wynn was down on her luck when it came to men, especially since her latest break up hit her hard. So, when her lasted date makes a bet with a very good poker player who happens to be sexy, oh and the winner gets her, what is a woman suppose to do?

This book was light and sexy. I didn't find it to be full of angst which could be good depending if you like that or not.

Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
This is the fifth book in the ManWhore Series it can be read as a standalone so feel free to jump right into this one and see why everyone loves Katy, this series and her writing style!!

Playboy is Cullen and Wynn's story and wow does it start off perfectly. Cullen is known in the poker as the Playboy for various reasons but mostly the fact that he has never once been with the same women twice. He never wines and dine them - they are poker babes who are there for one thing - a piece of the man.

Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Releases July 29, 18

This was a great book. I loved the play on words. It was not your typical Vegas read, but yet it was. Whatever Katy writes I usually really enjoy it. This book was no different. In fact I read it cover to cover in one day. I havent done that in ages.
The HEA is sweet and definitely earned. There was no insta love. Wynn the heroine in the story, was all of us. This beautiful 30 year old, without a husband and a short string of deadened romances.

Try this story you will enjoy it!
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Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 10 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

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