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Manhattan Bet

(From Manhattan #2)

4.62  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  43 reviews

He was too good for me.
Too damn young and too smart and I couldn’t say no.

Mack Hennessy came into my life like one of those Tasmanian devils. A hot, beautiful whirlwind.
Entirely broke my control, shook up my existence.
Made me fall in love.
Until the real reason for his pursuit was revealed.


I fell in love with a celebrity. The wor
Kindle Edition, 234 pages
Published February 21st 2019
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Tamara Harrington
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW! Just WOW!!!!
I have been a huge fan of Vic's for a long time now and have to date loved everything that she has written, her writing has progressively gotten better through each book and then when I saw this, I was like "there is no way this is for me, I know I won't like Tom."
Well let me tell you something, I have eaten my words in a big way! I could not have asked for a better story to be told. MM is usually not my first or even second choice but I can say that I will be re-rea
TOM COHEN!!! I'm a convert! I just BET you fall in love too


This book gives you all the MM romance feels you're looking for. A stubborn, standoffish older guy. A quirky, full of life younger guy and hot, palpable chemistry with slithers of brilliant humor throughout. I've always adored VT's lines, sometimes my kindle looks like a crime scene because I highlight so much. I love when lines stand out to me and this book is no exception.

We met Tom in the Taboo love Duet ( read it, it's amazing ) He
Beth Frank
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After meeting Tom in The Taboo Love Duet I never thought I would like him. But after seeing how Mack got through his tough exterior I am loving this new version of Tom. Mack is awesome. He had patience and enough love to fight for them. His domineering ways not only surprised me but Tom as well.

Thank you V for giving us another amazing couple in Tom and Mack. I was glad to read their story and not one based on their being gay or a racially mixed couple. I love when an author can take that aspec
Gretchen Chasse
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, this book is hot!! After meeting Tom in a previous book I was ready for him to have his own story but V Theia out did herself. Tom was a jerk when we first met him and he still is but that quickly becomes the charm of his story. Tom is a jaded super model with more money and fame than anyone needs, angry about his last love going south and his role in it, he has no interest in dating, relationships and some serious trust issues. A chance meeting in a coffee shop Tom crosses paths with Mack, ...more
Joanne Mccorkell
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Have to say I loved this book

Mack is a completely adorable character. Full of energy, he reminds me of a Labrador puppy.
A typical teenager, betting on stupid things and falling into a bit of peer pressure, esp over something he would never imagine happening.
Tom is a bit jaded, and with good reason. With his hook-ups only wanting to use him and his name, he's not sure how to handle Mack's honesty.
He tries to scare Mack away by being honest about his past. When overhearing abou
A.J. Daniels
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don’t know how but V. Theia managed to get me to not only like Tom Cohen after a not so savoury introduction to the character in the Taboo Love Duet but to sympathize with him. I enjoyed Mack from the start. He’s one of those characters you can’t help but love from the first chapter. This was Theia’s first adventure into an MM romance and I think she nailed it. Looking forward to more from the Manhattan world.
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved this book Mack was so freaking awesome he was so perfect for Tom and I loved how he never gave up. Loved seeing him be cool with Noah and Sena and i was happy that Tom found his person


Mack and Tom were everything delicious in this world and so much more than I ever expected this MM romance to be.
This book is what happens if you get the chance to kiss your celebrity crush and then fall madly in love. Their chemistry and connection was apparent from the beginning which made every page a delight.
I loved that Mack --- the younger guy by 12 years ---- was the driving force, he did all the chasing at first. It's Tom who is jaded to relationships and sworn of
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: MM Romance lovers
Shelves: favorites
☆I'm on Team Tack☆

description “I’ve wanted to touch you all week.” I confessed. “Wanted to hold you all week. Wanted to climb into your big bed and hold you so you weren’t alone.” He was beautiful with his slow blinking eyes on me as he leaned into my hand. “God. Just put your fucking hands on me, Hennessy. I can’t stand being this far away from you any longer.” Collectively we sighed and wrapped our arms around each other. It was like coming home and finding my spot in his heart. “I’m going to keep you
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From the first introduction to Mack Hennessy I can say in all honesty, that I was hooked on this over-caffeinated workaholic whose celeb crush on the handsome Tom Cohen is probably his sole distraction after the lads nights out all good heroes need to let them shake of the stress of being a young genius. I have loved how Vic's mind creates so many characters who pull at your heartstrings and make you want to be lost in their world for as long as you are able too but there was something about th ...more
Joy Westerfield
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you are a lover of MM stories like I am, then this book is most definitely for you! If you read the Manhattan Series then you will have met Tom, a high fashion model who doesn't believe in relationships, only hook ups. Then along comes Mack, a computer genius who is a bit younger than Tom, who has an amazing sense of humor. Mack has lusted after Tom for years, but never thought he would ever meet him. Until one chance meeting at coffee shop that sets the tone for this amazing story. While the ...more
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Team Tack
First let me say that V.Theia is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors—no doubt. I said to myself, “Self”, V’s books cannot get any better, but then she surprised the hell out of me. With that out the way, let’s talk about Manhattan Bet—Tom and Mack, an unlikely couple-the beautiful model clothes whore and the computer geek. I didn’t like Tom initially because of the way he treated Sena—to me he was a beautiful model diva, but I must say from his first appearance in this boo
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I bet you can't put this book down. I bet you will fall in love with Mack and Tom. I bet you will laugh a bunch while reading. I bet you will be blown away by this sexy, filthy and utterly amazing book. Manhattan Bet is one of the best MM books that I have read in memory. This should be no surprise to me since all of V's books just take me there.

This is the love story of Tom, whom we met in the Taboo Love Duet books and hated. He was completely unloveable. We also met Mack for a brief minute in
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tom, I wanted to keep disliking you! (If you’ve read Taboo Love you will understand).
Of course V has a mind and a way with bringing the worst of bad people into a light that doesn’t allow you to even dislike the worst of characters. Tom grew so much in this short period of time. From this aloof tough man, to such a softie for his Mack. Adorable! Mack was the perfect man for him! Hilarious, smart, and didn’t take no for an answer. Cause come on, if you know Tom, you know for sure he’s full of ‘n
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An exceptionally written must read! The arrogant, aloof, non-relationship, only hook-ups Tom meets his match in every way with Mack. And Mack, this young man with an old soul, genius intelligence and beguiling sensuality is hot! These two basically burned my Kindle with their exploding intensity. But, not everything in their story is perfect. There is angst, heartache, hurt, anger and frustration. Can these two make it work? Will they realize that they are perfect for each other before it's too ...more
B.J. Bentley
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
These boys! *sigh*

It's a story of opposites attract: Mack is an open book, but Tom keeps his shit locked down tight. And even though Mack is the younger (by 12 years) of the two, he's more aggressive in his pursuit of Tom, and I loved seeing the way he gets Tom to open up and soften up. (Tom goes from jaded curmudgeon to big ol' teddy bear!)

The evolution of their emotional relationship is sweet, but let's talk about the smut. Holy over the top hotness factor, Batman! I can always co
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic book. Everything you expect from this author and more, much more. Believable characters that you can't help but fall in love with. While this can be read as a stand alone, it fits in with the other books beautifully. A true roller coaster of emotions from start to finish.
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am the last person to like Tom, but some how the evil witch genius made me want to read more of him. Mack, I just want him as my best friend that won't make me feel bad when I binge eat donuts. He can also help with all my computer problems.
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put this book down!!
as a lover of M/M books, this is up there with my top two! I love the chemistry between Tom and Mack, it was sizzling hot, the internal struggle with Tom with age difference between him and Mack, and I love the no filter no bullshit from Mack.
AND the sex scenes...WOW OH WOW! this book should be added to every ones one click..
I give this little gem 5 DIRTY hot and sexy stars *****
can't wait to see who and what is install for us.
Karen Sedgman
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Manhattan Bet is a MM romance read, and a fabulous one at that!
There was so much flirting!
So much kissing!
So much hotness!
And so much heart!
From Mach & Tom!
Perfect Epilogue!
Love how the other characters from the previous books made an appearance!
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE MACK!! I want him as a friend in my real life. He could not be more perfect for Tom. Tom is a work in progress and Mack is the one to get him there. Love this story!
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can’t even describe how good this book is!! It literally took over my life I couldn’t put it down I had to know what was going to happen with these to boys! It was an all consuming type of love story, that will make you laugh like crazy (or try not to laugh in public so people don’t think you are crazy 😂), and it will make fall head over heals in love with these two men! You will love Tom ( I’m sorry but it’s true!) and you will want to be best friends with Mack( let me tell you that boy is hi ...more
Mar 06, 2019 rated it did not like it
I could wax poetic about the moronic, one-dimensional way in which this love story is arranged, put down with a boatload of details the nigh interchangeable stamp and utter juveline feel of the two leads, and chop off the entire book as an exercise in futility which I only read through in the hope that things would improve. Instead, let me just dwell on the terrible quality of the writing. Typos and mispellings and grammatical errors extend to even the most mundane words and syntax (the same thi ...more
Lisa Tetting
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story is epic. What started out as a random bet between roommates, turns into a whirlwind romance. Who would have thought your celebrity crush would turn into the love of your life? That’s what happens to Mack, a sexy young man of 19 years. He is a reformed hacker turned IT expert who prefers the company of his laptops than his friends. He is a total workaholic, spending days in front of his computers hashing out his new app. When his well meaning, but clueless roommates challenge him to ge ...more
Elaine Wilson
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was wondering how to sum up Manhattan Bet in a few words, because over on the other site you have to leave a header to your review, and the phrase that kept running through my mind was.... A Queer Never Looked Or Tasted So Good.

So, Manhattan Bet. Let's start by saying V.Theia hit it out of the park again.

Mack Hennessey is the up and coming nerdy app creator, who does all his work in the basement of the house he shares with his two friends.
Tom Cohen is the, making six figures, super hot, tot
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMGGGGG!!!!! THIS MM ROMANCE WAS A-MAAZING!! I'm still reeling how gorgeous and fun and funny it was!! I am wary of when one of my fave authors dips their toes into the MM verse, because most f*** it up! i shouldn't have worried at all. Every word. Every scene. The story, the characters, the gorgeous lines and the sex were amazing, beautiful, perfect. everything I want from a MM romance!!

I fell instantly for Mack and his confidence. I could relate to his squirrel brain and wanting to do 1000 th
Lynn Germer
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There aren't enough superlatives in the dictionary to explain how much I loved this book. Tom Cohen isn't a typical romance lead and neither is Mack Hennessey. Whatever their character flaws are as individuals (it's refreshing that they're so self aware) they more than make up for as they find their way toward happiness, understanding, love and with that improving themselves as individuals. V Theia delivers this story with all the humor, heart, heat, and sweetness that I love in all of her work. ...more
I love V's books, I've made no secret of that fact.

This was amazing.... While I adore her biker boys there was something about this one that hit the right buttons with me.

Tom.... what can I say I adore him.
Mack... I want him to be my brother, my friend, anything actually.

A complete emotional roller-coaster from beginning to end. I laughed, I worried and I got the ending I wanted.

Thanks V for yet another amazing book.

Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Words cannot describe how much I loved these two. And this is coming from a person who really wanted to hit Tom with the way he treated Sena, this was perfection the pair complimented each other. You have to read these two because you will not be disappointed.
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2019
I loved both Mack and Tom in this book and man was it hot too! So sexy! I definitely recommend experiencing them for yourself!
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“I’ve wanted to touch you all week.” I confessed. “Wanted to hold you all week. Wanted to climb into your big bed and hold you so you weren’t alone.” He was beautiful with his slow blinking eyes on me as he leaned into my hand.

“God. Just put your fucking hands on me, Hennessy. I can’t stand being this far away from you any longer.”

Collectively we sighed and wrapped our arms around each other. It was like coming home and finding my spot in his heart. “I’m going to keep you, Mack.”
“That fucker friend zoned me.
Well tough shit. He wasn’t my friend.
I wanted something altogether more intimate from Tom.”
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