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4.07  ·  Rating details ·  989 ratings  ·  244 reviews
Mantrum: An emotional outburst or an expression of anger by an adult man.

I’ve never understood the attraction women have for an alpha male, until I meet single father, Rex Winters.

Tall, chiseled, and persistent, he tries to avoid a parking ticket by asking me out to dinner. But I know men like him. He’s a repeat offender--habitually getting into trouble and always ready to
Published January 10th 2020
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Meg Talks Romance Novels
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Holy RomCom Batman..... that is how it’s done! He was the storm she wanted and she was the calm he needed. This sexy and fun story gives full meaning to opposites attract and brings a HEA!

Rex is your typical, hardworking single father. He has a teenage daughter, who is the light of his life and he runs a business with his brother. The only thing is, he is a hothead who has trouble controlling his temper.

Danika is hardworking, kind, laidback and content.
Her career is very important to her. The la
Keri Loves Books
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Finding His Calm

He has anger issues, she is his calm. An unlikely meet up that leads to happily ever after.

Rex is a single dad of a teenage daughter. He works in construction and often operates on impulse rather than rationally. Inevitably his inability to control his temper creates havoc in his life.

Danika loves her job and order in her life. A single, divorcee who isn’t looking for a hook up. When she gives away her heart again, she wants him to be the one.

The day she hands him a parking ticke
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Outstanding romantic comedy! My heart is so full from this book. I can’t put my feelings into words...this book is FREAKING AWESOME!! Just when I think I can’t fall in love with this authors writing anymore than I already have, he goes and writes this amazing book! With each Jacob Chance book I pick up, I know that I’m going to laugh, have that “OMG” moment and fall in love with an amazing cast of characters. Every single time I put down one of his books, I’m left with a smile on my face. Mantru ...more
Brenda Travers
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mantrum is such a sensational read. There were so many amazing elements to this book and I loved not only each one but how Jacob injected them all into some of his best work ever.

Jacob has earned his place as a well respected Rom Com Author. He knows how to engage his audience, the detail that goes into his characters and storyline’s is absolutely first class and one of the things I love about getting lost in his work. His books are not without witty banter, sexy smart mouthed male leads and fe
Donna Purcell Zappone
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mantrum is an emotional outburst by an adult male.

The adult male in question would be Rex. He's a hot headed , co-owner if a construction company with his brother and single father to a teenage daughter ,Ruby, who is the love of his life... swoon. There's nothing more sexy than a dad who thinks the sun rises and sets around his children.
When Rex gets a parking ticket from Danika, a normally calm, put together Parking Enforcement Officer is when all the good things start and they each find them
Wickedly Sweet & Synful Book Blog Synclare Moss
First romcom of 2020 and it was FANTASTIC!
Rex and Dani’s sexual chemistry oozed off the pages.
I laughed so much my cheeks hurt.
I’m smiling as I try think of what to write that will make you read it..just trust’s funny AF.
P.S. I’m ordering this one in paperback if that tells you how much I loved it.

Plot~ 5/5
Main Characters (hero/heroine)~ 5/5
Secondary Characters~ 5/5
The Feels~ 5/5
Pacing~ 5/5
Angst~ 5/5
Steam/Hotness/Chemisty ~ 5/5
Theme or Tone~
PP's Bookshelf
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Have you ever signed up to review a book just because the title? Well I did. I was floored by the witty charm of the title Mantrum and I decided to read it. And I was not disappointed. Jacob Chance put romance between two souls dealing with anger issues differently. And we have a sweet and spicy love story! The one liners in this story along with some extremely hilarious circumstances made me laugh and smile a lot. The emotions were very real, relatable and hundred percent swoonworthy. Mantrum w ...more
Linda Lee
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mantrum is an easy read, filled with laughter, some very unique dates, a hot single dad, some angst and a little steam. The characters are very relatable, realistic and the storyline was unique. If you’ve read Jacob Chance’s other books you’ll note the connections to them.

Danika is writing up a ticket when the car owner returns and starts pleading for her to stop and rethink it. She’s not easily persuaded by the easy on the eyes owner, who is full of excuses and dinner invites. When an onlooker
Cheryl Blackburn
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hilariously Funny and Captivating
I found Mantrum hilariously funny and captivating. Rex is one sexy, rugged, bad boy, with a habit for losing his temper. Danika is a woman who is drawn to this bad boy as he seeks to find redemption. Together Rex and Danika find a way to help each other in this great Romantic Comedy.
Jacob Chance has such a way with words, as he is able to draw you into a world and make you can feel like you know all these characters as one of your own friends or loved ones. This
Ria Alexander  - Reading Is Our Satisfaction
Hilarious & Entertaining

is Jacob Chance at his RomCom finest. From beginning to end this book is funny, sexy and downright addictive. Jacob has brought together two total opposites ... him, a hot headed, temper tantrum throwing man and she, a normally calm, serene and patient woman ... and it works, it really really works. This is just one of those stories that you must have in your life and on your bookshelf.

Rex Winters, self-employed construction worker, is such a great character. He's
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I dived into this read for a little rom-com magic and it did not disappoint.

Danika meets Rex when she is ticketing his truck. He tries to not only charm his way out of it, but he asks her out.

Unfortunately, their meet cute turns into a bit of a dust-up that ends up with him arrested and her ordered to anger management by her boss.

An anger management class that includes the man who caused her to be there.

Rex is a hot, charming, single father.

Danika is single. On a major post divorce dry spell
Tre Talbot
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a RomCom you will be hooked on from the first few paragraphs. Rex is hilarious when it comes to his creative explanations of events and meanings of words. Danika is sweet but stern and it takes a lot for this woman to break down. I felt this is a relatable, down to earth story that had the reader’s connecting to each character throughout. We bear witness to the multiple sides of Rex from his rage and frustrations to the loving single father to a teenage girl. Danika is one lucky lady to ...more
Jill M
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hot-sexy-men
This was a unique and cute story with lots of funny banter, sexual tension and slow build romance. From the beginning I was hooked and couldn’t put it down. Jacob out did himself with this rom-com and there were so many laughable moments. I was thoroughly entertained from beginning to end. Oh and that cover, the story definitely lives up to the cover. This is one of Jacob’s best books.
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Perfect read

This was such a great read. Full of snark, lol moments and heat. I could not get enough of it.
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So boring!

The start to this book was interesting, but after about 15% into it the book started getting boring. By 50% I could not have cared less about these two and just forced myself to finish.
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Clever title aside, this one has all of the elements we love in romance, all extremely well done, and its just so doggone fun to read. Rex Winters is a bit of a hot head (some might call him a rage-aholic) and Danika Putnam is less than impressed upon their first meeting. Not only does he try to charm his way out of the parking ticket she's writing him, but Rex gets into an altercation with another man while defending Dani's honor, which she's perfectly capable to doing herself, thank you very m ...more
Ann Kelly-Uhryn
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Mantrum: An emotional outburst or expression of anger by an adult man."

Well, the title certainly calls attention and makes you wonder what they story is about, you know that it'll be intresting. I was curious how he would pull off a "Mantrum" moment(s) in the story and it was executed well. I was smiling from beginning to end, some spots even giggling. Some of the "Mantrum" moments that I laughed about made me think of my husband and his "Mantrum" moments, "Mantrum" has become a new word in our
I just loved reading Mantrum by Jacob Chance. It was fun and sexy and I just devoured it! Rex Winters is sexy, charming and a single father who also happens to be a bit of a hothead! Danika finds her life entangled with his after giving him a ticket and now dealing with the aftermath! Danika is smart and determined, except it seems when she is around Rex. I loved the chemistry between these two. Their journey was charming and captivating. This is a must-read!

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Amy J
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mantrum! This is now in my everyday vocabulary! The title?? How could you not want to check this out??

Rex is awesome! Fierce and protective of his own.... and I'm claiming him as my own.. hes my new obsession.

Danika is delightful. She's fun, sweet but cautious. She balances Rex perfectly!

I loved that this is single dad, but to a teenager! A whole new dynamic. A teenager "gets it", it's great to get a glimpse of another budding relationship between Ruby and Danika.

By far, one of my favorite J
Rebecca Bistel
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it

I loved Rex and Dani. They chemistry was spot on. I am very excited to see where this series takes us. This author gets better and better with each book
Catherine T
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this but book !!
Brittnie Becker
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: most-recommended
Mantrum is such a fun read Rex is just living his best life letting his temper fly but that doesn't mean he is an unlovable character by a long shot he is persistent if nothing else. He will stop at nothing to get the reluctant Danika to agree to a date. And when she finally caves the two of them together Is a total yin yang couple and it kinda had me wanting to say Alexa play opposites attract well written realistic characters and bizarre situations what could be better. ...more blog~
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Delightful, witty, and so romantic, MANTRUM will have you swooning and laughing simultaneously. I wasn’t sure what to expect after reading the synopsis but since this particular author has never let me down, I was eager to read it. Surprisingly, I haven’t read a book like this before. Rex, the hero was outrageous. Oh my goodness, he was crazy, out of line and totally adorable at the same time. Some of the situations he got into were shocking to say the say the least. Danika was a strong heroine. ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I knew that Mantrum was going to be a great read, but there was a next level greatness factor to it that makes me want so much more! This is the story of Rex, a single father to a teenage daughter, but needs some calm in his life. He works in construction, loves his daughter to distraction, but seems not to be able to control his temper very well which gets him into some binds, so again, he needs some calm in his life. Enter calm in the guise of a fantastic heroine named Danika. She is all about ...more
Samantha Ortegon
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mantrum by Jacob Chance is a hilarious romantic comedy that can be read as a standalone. I can just picture it now, men and women will now be telling their significant other who is a male, "Awww ... Are you throwing a mantrum?"

Mantrum: An emotional outburst or an expression of anger by an adult male.

Rex Winters is definitely an adult that is all ... Male. This sexy single father has anger issues which at times has him respond to a situation in an extreme manner. When he confronts Danika, a beau
Lisa Menor
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What happens when a simple parking ticket turns into a scene worthy of YouTube? Anger management classes, that's what happens. All because the recipient, of said parking ticket, is hot, protective and focused on you so much you become so flustered that you lose your cool. As the officer writing the ticket, Danika now has to answer for her actions. She shouldn't be surprised when she sees Rex at the anger management classes she's been forced to attend. As expected, Rex isn't shy about wanting to ...more
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book for an honest review.

Jacob Chance is one of my top favorite authors. I have read almost all of his work, with a couple left on my TBR list, and he does not disappoint. This Rom-Com is everything you expect from Jacob and so much more.

Mantrum: An emotional outburst or an expression of anger by an adult man.

When I first heard about this book, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I am so glad that I went into it with no expectations because it blew me out of the water. M
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Danika is the calm to Rex's storm. She describes it perfectly. "He's a rule breaker and a button pusher. I'm all about law and order." This very hilarious, yet heartfelt book had me glued to the pages from start to finish.

If you have man in your life that is hot headed (a/k/a throws Mantrums), then this is the book for you. You will relate to Rex & Danika on so many levels in different ways.

This book will have you laughing out loud with Rex's actions and reactions, his one liners, quick comeback
Michele McMullen
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
This is a fabulously funny romcom !! Danika is our lovely sweet sexy woman who is divorced and not really out looking for love. Rex is a true alpha male that is a handsome charming savvy business man that is also a single dad raising a sassy teenage daughter . He truly has his act together except for his temper! Danika and Rex meet as Danika is putting a ticket on his truck Rex not only tries to charm his way out of said ticket he also tries to get Danika to go out with him. When the bystanders ...more
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Jacob has given us another alpha male to love!
Rex is hot blooded, hot tempered, hot single father who owns his own business. He has everything together except for his temper. It gets him into more trouble than an unruly toddler.  He tends to act first, think later, and that doesn't bode well for him.

Danika is a Parking Enforcement Officer with Boston PD. She loves her job and takes it very seriously. She has a couple of close friends, and is strong, calm and independent.  She is the exact opposi
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Jacob Chance grew up in New England and still lives there today. He’s a martial artist, a football fan, a practical joker, and junk food lover.
An international best selling author of romantic suspense and sports romance, Jacob plans on writing many more stories.

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