- Gallery Threshold, Pocket Books
- Release Date
- March 2015
- Book 1 of Manwhore
Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Is it possible to expose Chicago's hottest player—without getting played?
This is the story I've been waiting for all my life, and its name is Malcolm Kyle Preston Logan Saint. Don't be fooled by that last name though. There's nothing holy about the man except the hell his parties raise. The hottest entrepreneur Chicago has ever known, he's a man's man with too much money to spend and too many women vying for his attention.
Mysterious. Privileged. Legendary. His entire life he's been surrounded by the press as they dig for tidbits to see if his fairytale life is for real or all mirrors and social media lies. Since he hit the scene, his secrets have been his and his alone to keep. And that's where I come in.
Assigned to investigate Saint and reveal his elusive personality, I'm determined to make him the story that will change my career.
But I never imagined he would change my life. Bit by bit, I start to wonder if I'm the one discovering him...or if he's uncovering me.
What happens when the man they call Saint, makes you want to sin?
Book Review by BJ (reviewer)
May 21, 2015 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
205 people found the following review helpful
4 "Dibs on Love" Stars! What does it take to reel in Malcolm Saint, a sexy, rich entrepreneur whose latest business project (Interface) is a competitive play on Facebook, and Chicago's best known, notorious "manwhore"? Find out in the debut of Katy Evan's latest series, but if you want the whole scoop, you will have to wait for, Manwhore +1, the sequel to this title, which is scheduled to be released in July 2015.
Malcolm Saint, the ever reclusive playboy, when it comes to the press, has never had his secrets publicly revealed. However, an ambitious up-and-coming writer, Rachel Livingston, who is dependent on the success of her career for supporting her ill mother and who works with a struggling, low circulation magazine (Edge), is determined to save both her career and the magazine by accomplishing what no person has been able to do before.
In order to do so, though, Rachel is going to have to get close to Saint. So Rachel devises a plausible ruse for her need to spend time with him. She informs him that she is writing an article on Interface.
When Rachel starts getting invitations to "question" Saint in venues that are definitely beyond the realm of business, like his yacht, named "The Toy," Rachel begins to question just how far she is willing to go, and what she is willing to give up, to get the story of a lifetime. In that regard, no man has ever made her blush and feel quite like Saint, and it's clear that his intentions are anything but saintly. However, even if she can accomplish the impossible, of causing Chicago's most well-known, eligible bachelor to change his status to being "in a relationship", what happens when the "challenge" of "acquiring" her wears off? Moreover, will he ever be able to trust her again, once he discovers the real reason she has been interviewing him? Alternatively, if she ditches her article, what will happen to Edge and her mother who are dependent on her?
All in all, I found MANWHORE to be a refreshing take on the typical billionaire contemporary romance story. Yes, there are trust issues, but interestingly it is the heroine who seems to be the most determined to avoid commitment. In fact, I would say that most of the story revolves around her internal quandary as to how far to take her relationship with Saint. The hero, in turn, while definitely a rich man who loves his toys and is described as being cocky, his actions are actually quite tender and sweet, without the extreme arrogance, and decidedly unjustifiable behaviors that so typically accompany this style of hero, making Malcolm Saint, in my opinion, a true swoonworthy catch!
I can't wait to read, Manwhore +1, to see how Saint's and Rachel's story ends!
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Book Review by Vixhen (reviewer)
Jul 14, 2015 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
181 people found the following review helpful
What Happens When A Saint Makes You Want to Sin????
Rachel Livingston is a reporter at a fledgling magazine. While she loves what she does, she knows that the magazine's days are numbered. So when her boss comes to her with the assignment of a lifetime, she just can't say no. Her target is Chicago's premier bad boy, Malcolm Kyle Preston Logan Saint. He's the elusive billionaire every man wants to be and every woman wants to bed. His exploits are fodder for the tabloids, so his unwillingness to deal with reporters isn't surprising.
However, having been given her marching orders with the instruction to get the dirt on Saint by any means necessary, Rachel is confident that she'll get the job done. After their first encounter, Rachel has to admit there is something intriguing about Saint. The more she gets to know the man behind the myth, she finds that he may not be that bad, after all. But the first rule of going undercover to get the dirt on a man like Saint is don't get too close to the target. Little by little Rachel finds herself becoming the pursued instead of the pursuer, as Malcolm Saint's interest in her goes way beyond professional. And though she tries to fight it and dissuade Saint's attention, she finds herself falling fast and becoming tangled in web that she may not get out of.
Rachel is a somewhat naïve, go-getter who feels her job is to save others: her magazine, her mom, the world. She's overworked, stressed and needs a little spice in her life. Malcolm is the sexy as sin, stoic entrepreneur whose sexual escapades are the stuff of legend. He's a little obsessed with winning and doing everything in fours. A hot guy with "issues." Livingston and Saint. They are so different, yet so pleasingly perfect for one another. From the word go, you could feel the heat. Their chemistry is so intense I found myself holding my breath waiting for the next thing to happen.
I loved the flow of this story. It was entertaining, well-written, and the cliffhanger…..nice touch. My advice to you: don't let the title throw you off. This book is so worth it. It's got heart, heat, passion and two main characters whom you'll fall in love with. So run, don't walk. Get this book in any form you can (Audible was my format). The second book, Manwhore +1, comes out on July 9th, and I've already preordered mine. Katy Evans did a wonderful job, and I'll definitely be looking for more from her in the future.
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