Manwhore by Katy Evans ~ Review & Swoon Thursday

I'm a fan of Katy Evans and waited until the second book came out before jumping into this series... I am so glad I did, because I picked up the second book immediately after reading this one!
Title: Manwhore
Author: Katy Evans
Series: Manwhore #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: March 24th 2015

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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?

I have wanted to read this book for ages, and I managed to snag a copy from the library (which was a funny story in itself!). I am so glad that I grabbed it, because I have loved Katy Evans writing since I read the Real series. She creates strong, dominant male leads who crumble once they find their perfect girl. Manwhore is about Rachel, going after her dream, not realising that she would have a new dream by the end of the book.

Rachel is a reporter at The Edge. The company is on the brink of being shutdown, but she is offered a huge expose on Chicago’s playboy billionaire, Malcolm Saint. Rachel was excited about this piece and took every chance she good to get close to Malcolm. But this story was more about Rachel finding herself too; she has never let a man get close before, she lost her father when she was so young she cannot remember him. She has a huge passion for the ‘End the Violence’ campaign that’s run in Chicago, and attends the sleepouts and any other events that bring attention to the cause.

Malcolm… well, he always gets what he wants! Most of Rachel’s research was the opposite of what I learned of him through Rachel’s eyes. Sure he’s a successful and driven businessman and women flock to him, but he’s also a person with insecurities. Rachel intrigues him, and uncharacteristically he pursues her, even though she turns him down constantly.

I enjoyed watching the relationship grow between Rachel and Malcolm. Rachel is focused on her job in the beginning and tries to keep Malcolm at arm’s length, but he’s a persistent man. The sexual chemistry between these two was intense and once they hit the sheets, it was sizzling! They want to be successful when it comes to their work, and have a different view on the world around them. They have both suffered loss and didn’t realise how huge of a hole they had in their hearts until they met one another.

I liked all the secondary characters too! Wynn’s the friend who enjoys falling in love and encourages Rachel to look for that guy. Gina is the sceptic since she had her heart broken and one of the reasons why Rachel holds back. Callan and Tahoe are Malcolm’s closest friends, they are laid back and fun, but notice the change in Malcolm once Rachel enters the picture.

Katy Evans is an amazing romance writer. These characters are going to stick with me for a long time after their story is finished, just like Remy and Brooke have. Manwhore was a difficult journey personally for the characters as they discovered a happiness they never knew existed. It was a read I found difficult to put down and even now I want to pick up Manwhore+1 to continue their journey (ok, I did once I finished my review). If you haven’t read a book by Katy Evans, you need to try this series and become hooked like me.

This is the moment where Rachel realises what Malcolm really wants!

I put my hand on his thigh playfully. “You make my world spin a little faster.”
“I’d like to rock it even more,” he rumbles, and I laugh.
He looks at me, his grin, his eyes, all of him mischief to the tenth power. Mischief and sin.
“What’s your idea of rocking a girl’s world?”
“You tell me.” He trails his eyes down my body.
“Me?!” I cry. “What do I have to do with it?”
“I’ve never wanted to rock a woman’s world the way I want l to rock yours.”

Paperback Page 165

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Katy EvansKaty Evans grew up with books and book-boyfriends until she found a real sexy boyfriend to love. They married and are now hard at work on their own happily ever after. Katy loves her family and friends, and she also loves reading, walking, baking, and being consumed by her characters until she reaches “The End.” Which is, hopefully, only the beginning…

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Real series
Real  #1
Mine #2
Remy #3
Rogue #4
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