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4.38  ·  Rating details ·  334 ratings  ·  144 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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Meghann Martin
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
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 ...more
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
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
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.
Ria -  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.
Catherine T
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this but book !!
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
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
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
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 opposite
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
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just when I think Jacob can’t possibly surprise me, he does. He’s romantic suspense series kept me on edge, his contemporary work was heartwarming and genuine and his romcoms are a perfect mixture of fun, zany and real life situations. And boy oh boy does Mantrum fit the romcom bill. In spots I laughed until I thought I’d cry and in other I smiled at the tender/emotional times.

Mantrum equals the equivalent of a man throwing a fit. Boy oh boy does Rex Winters have the mantrum’s down pat. As a
Kari Hansen
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Danika thrives on rules and order which makes her career as a Parking Enforcement Officer more of a calling than a job. She has experienced both the nice and nasty when it comes to the recipients of her tickets, but this is the first time giving a ticket resulted in bad behavior on both their parts.

Rex is well aware that he is short on patience and too quick to react. He was the handling the ticket situation in his own way and didn’t appreciate the third party interference, and that is when
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.
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
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
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was ok
Danika is a parking enforcement officer who comes up on Rex's truck that is well past the meter so she starts to write him a ticket. While she is writing he begs to not have the ticket issued and a dinner date with Danika. They get into it a bit and someone walks up trying to film their so called altercation. Rex slaps him (really?) twice telling him to stop insulting Danika. Finally stops filming it only to have another Officer come up and arrest him. Danika is then talking with the officer ...more
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Jacob Chance never fails to amaze me when I read his books as no matter who hes writing about he manages to capture the story perfectly and he writes it so well you cant help but love the books and the characters!
I fell into this story and didnt leave until I was pretty much on the last chapter...completely oblivious of time and nearly ended up late for work I was so hooked!
This read had such an unique storyline that it made it even better.. Rex and his Mantrums that he quickly realised that
Comfy Couch Book Reviews
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
When Rex and Danika meet fireworks happen literally! Rex is trying to defend Danika a traffic enforcement officer from abuse and ends up getting arrested, Danika loses her temper and yells at a woman bystander. Both of them end up meeting again at an anger management class and they are put together as partners to help each other out when they can. Rex is already very attracted to Danika, but she is reluctant to be more than just friends.

This is a fun romp as we watch these two get closer. We
Tiffany Levin
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great story!!

Jacob has done it yet again! Another story where you fall in love with the characters right from the beginning and can’t stop reading! Rex and Danika have a chemistry right from the start and it’s fun to see it develop! Add in that Rex is a single father and the love of him just grows. If you like sexy single fathers that love with their whole hearts and women that need to embrace that love, then definitely read this book!
Sunny Shelly Reads
I'd just finished reading a rather intense book when I started Mantrum, and it was a perfect pick-me-up. A funny opposites-attract story, Mantrum has zero angst, a hot-headed single dad, and a laidback heroine.

Considering how their meet-cute was her giving him a parking ticket, I thought it was hysterically brillian that Rex and Danika end up being partners in an anger management class afterwards. Where he brings some chaos to her structured world, she calms the storm that seems to always be
Rhonda  Gulnac
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love the word Mantrum and loved this book!

I cannot wait to read the next book in this series!! I especially loved how Dani was the calming force Rex needed!! I am always pleasantly surprised how much I love Jacob Chance 's books! He taps into the complicated minds of women, and always pulls out a wonderful read!!
Shirin Rasheed
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mantrum by Jacob Chance is definitely one of the best Rom-Com I've read. I Loved it and I Couldn't put it down. I was laughing so hard while reading it.

I Cannot Recommend this book enough to readers. A Must Read for all.
Amanda Rozell
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun read

This was my first Jacob Chance novel and I’m glad it was! Because who doesn’t have anger problems?! Mantrum is the perfect romantic comedy with all the laughs, feels, and sexy times you could want.
Rhonda Tactor
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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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. ...more
Canadian Girl Book Blog (Menotah B)
*ARC was provided for my honest review*

Mantrum is a standalone romantic comedy that is told in the first-person point of view of Rex and Danika.


Danika is a Parking Enforcement Officer who loves her career. She is no stranger to dealing with people who try to get out of tickets but she did not expect Rex to have a "Mantrum" and slap another guy while she was trying to give him a ticket. Add in more spectators with their phones out video tapping and a power-tripping police officer and Danika
Mary Baird
What a fun, laugh out loud book Mantrum is!! And somehow Jacob makes these two, Rex and Danika, work and keep you on the edge of your seat! From the start of the book to the end Rex was one persistent but adorable character. I mean after all, who doesn’t love a single dad that is head-over-heels crazy in love with their child…even if she is 15 years old.

Rex owns a construction business with his brother. So, as you can imagine he is 100% alpha male, complete with the ability to kind of loose his
...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
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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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