Man Cuffed – coming November 19 – is the very best of rom-com. Hilarious, sexy and impossible to put down. It has it all; A grumpy, muscly, alfa-male with a bit of a gooey center. A strong, kickass and wonderfully self-assured heroine. And all the wonderful shenanigans those two get up to.
The story is about Meg. Strong-willed and confident, she’s trying to make it as an actress while working different serving jobs to pay the bills. When moving into a new apartment, she soon discovers that her new neighbour is a hunky police officer. A police officer she once mistook for a stripper and tried to rip the clothes off of. Mac, a.k.a. hot cop, doesn’t do relationships. Emotionally closed off after being betrayed by the people closest to him, he only ever does hook-ups. But he does need a date for his sisters wedding, and his new, sexy neighbour agrees to pretend to be his girlfriend.
Man Cuffed is awesome. It’s the only way to describe it. There were just so much to love about it. First, the humor. It’s funny AF! The witty kind of funny where, after you stop laughing, you cant’t help but wonder how the author can possibly come up with it all.
Then, it’s the steamy love story. Naturally. It’s sizzling chemistry all the way and a story-line that that keeps you guessing. Wonderful.
I must admit, in the smut and romance genres, I haven’t really considered cops to be particularly swoonworthy. But Mac was the ultimate man-meat. Bowen and Eby truly succeeded in creating a deliciously sexy character in him.
But finally, and most of all. What makes this book stand out is Meg. Sure, all romance novels have more or less strong female leads. But they’re also, way too often, still in need of a manly-man to come save them in one way or another. Meg is strong, but most of all she has a sense of self-worth that isn’t portrayed within the genre very often. She’s not perfect by any means, but she has a backbone of steel and she’s hilarious to boot. That’s another thing to love about her – and the book. Funny female characters aren’t that usual. At least the ones that are funny without putting themselves down. Simply put; Meg is by far one of the best female characters I’ve encountered in the rom-com genre.
In conclusion. Man Cuffed is amazing. I read it. I loved it. And now I need to read all of the other books in the Man Hands series. You should too.