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More than a Man

3.52  ·  Rating details ·  205 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Manporium. It's where women of The Future go to buy the men of their dreams...and where twice-widowed Noelle Lytton is going to buy the third man of her dreams. Like a child crafting a Christmas wish list and checking it twice, Noelle has poured every last measure of hope into the traits she's selected to make up her third husband. She's checked her list more than twice, w ...more
Kindle Edition, 110 pages
Published November 15th 2010
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I really wanted to like this because: TENTACLES. Also, one of the authors provided me with a free copy (which I sincerely appreciate). I liked the premise a lot. It's the future and women can go to a place called Manporium and create their perfect man. It's so cheesy, but fun. I liked Aya (who, due to a mix-up ended up tasting like gingerbread and molasses and had a few extra appendages as well).

I just didn't like Noelle very much at all. I found her annoying and all the relationship angst betwe
Jan 31, 2015 rated it liked it
Two words: Tentacle. Sex.

Now, either that piqued your interest or you've gone screaming the opposite direction. If those words squicked you out, but you're still reading...and you haven't delved into the dark abyss of hentai (if you don't know what it is...for all that is holy don't Google it! you're not ready) consider this tentacle sex 101 or vanilla tentacle sex or sweet tentacle sex. (Yes, I can't believe I wrote vanilla or sweet with tentacle sex. I'm still laughing.) In fact, I'm going to
Sep 29, 2013 rated it liked it
SFR romance.
Loved the hot loving and amazing dominant H, who just adored the h.
But can I just say most irritating h ever!! She's like a chronically anxious ostrich.
Seriously there's a cloud of steam on my head now.
Took off a star for that. She could have been written in a more sympathetic way.
Also a bit of tentacle loving which I always thought was a bit erotic:)
I guess you can read the book once, just for the H.
Carolyn F.
Nov 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
At first with the mix-up on the download I thought this is going to a very weird "bready" kind of guy and things will fall apart. But actually he was super hot and the story was really good. Loved the romance and the vulnerability between the couple. Very good book.
Elisabeth Lane
Nov 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm not a huge fan of Christmas romance in general. So it's really not surprising that my Christmas posts for the next few weeks will feature a couple historicals and, well, this. I guess it's sort of futuristic? I'd called it speculative fiction rather than sci fi though because there's no real science going on in this book. After all, I don't think anyone is necessarily working on technology to make fully formed husbands to order at all the mall: the matrimonial equivalent of Build-A-Bear. But ...more
Maria Rose
I never thought there'd be a day where a futuristic sci-fi erotic romance would be my choice for a Christmas day read, but there is a first time for everything! This was such a fun and interesting (and super sexy!) story! Noelle lives in a world where you can create your mate - and so she's gone to the wedding emporium for her third try at a husband, having learned from her mistakes of the first two men she created. She's got the perfect list now - only she's also been writing up a Christmas sho ...more
Samantha Blair
Jun 30, 2011 rated it liked it
It takes a lot for me to say that a book has too much sex, but in this case I feel that it's warranted. The idea behind the book is a good one. What would it be like if you could create your own perfect man? But, the society feels under developed and we are left with a lot of questions, like how does the society cope with supporting all of these extra "invented" people? Are there make-your-own bride stores too or does the privilege only apply to women who want men? If an invented person and a na ...more
Jan 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: book-boyfriends
Wow!!!!!! Yes, yes, yes, this book deserves to be an erotica bestseller as it is so much more than just a book about hot, kinky smex. It has tenderness and insight into how people relate to their family and their lover, their hopes, dreams and fears. From the post script it didn't sound as if there was plans to make this a series, but it would be great to read about manporium again in the future.
R *is for Relentless*
Jul 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
Good SciFi erotic romance. Set far in the future where you can custom order a husband. Just be careful you don't get your husband list mixed up with your grocery list. Just imagine how licorice whips and ginger are interpreted by the Manporium. I liked this book. Kind of campy and silly at times but entertaining.
A book away from an episode of hoarders
I admit it. I bought this book with fiendish glee and a bit of morbid curiosity.

Then I loaned it to a friend with a maniacal cackle.
Sep 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, sci-fi
Manporioum. I think we need one of those.

Otherwise it was just ok. I was not really comfortable with the Hero's dominance. I would have appreciated a BDSM warning.

The BookChick
Oct 12, 2011 rated it liked it
I gotta admit that the premise of this book was hilarious. You could order an al a carte man from the Manporium. Noelle mixed her "perfect man" list with her shopping list and got Aya. He tasted like gingerbread, had a tongue like hot cinnamon, and tentacles that could be dispatched at will. Unique story with interesting charcters. I would have liked to see the authors bring some type of closure between her and her mother. They brought the story line in but left it as a dangling thread. Overall ...more
Tanya Urban Fantasy Freak
A really creative & imaginative story. What if you could just make a shopping list of attributes you'd want in a husband and have him custom made at the "manporium"? I like the fact that the Hero was not a 'stepford husband' that was just a simple slave to his wife. He had feelings, hopes & dreams just like any other man.
Jennifer Erwin
Feb 26, 2016 rated it it was ok
I don't know what I was expecting but tentacles weren't it. I just wasn't a fan of the main female lead. She kind of got on my nerves.
Dec 23, 2012 rated it it was ok
This book is pretty cheesey. IT's alright for a short story.
Jun 01, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: alien, recent-books
This book had no plot,just lot of sex
Maddy Barone
Jun 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Woo-hoo! What a fun read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking forward to more of the "Manporium".
Jul 15, 2013 rated it liked it
well written and overall decent, but needed more plot and character development. I just wish there was more plot instead of the focus being on so much sex.
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Emily Ryan-Davis is a lifelong East Coaster whose passion for the written word saw her through jobs writing obituaries, press releases and grants before she decided “I’m going to do this” and sat down to write a book. She made that decision in 2005 and has since published several short stories and novellas with digital publishers including Ellora’s Cave. On May 24, 2012, Emily left supervisors and