The moment Sadie Matthews walks through the daycare center door, I feel my world tilt in her direction. Again. I fell for her when I was fourteen, and I'm still not over her. Problem: she still thinks of me as a teen she used to babysit. But I've learned a few things about pleasing a woman in the last fifteen years. I can't wait to show her how good it could be. I need to move quickly before I lose her again. This is more than a game to me, but I still plan to win.
I've just survived the worst year of my life. As a single mom of twin toddlers, I don't have time for a man. I barely have time to finish a thought. Who knew that Liam McAllister would grow up to be so devastating? He's everything my husband was not: tall, built, and willing to have a tea party with my girls.
I can't possibly get involved with him. He's too young for me. Too handsome. But he's so persuasive...
4 Star Review by Ashley
Confession time, Boy Toy is the first standalone of the Man Hands collection I've read from Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby. But man oh man what a fun read it was. Teenage crush in the here and now made for a sweet second chance that Liam never expected to get. Plus the age gap wasn't too crazy to make it unrealistic. Throw the family dynamic into the mix and it was a recipe for hilarity and some drama, too.
Please, don't even get me started on Liam's inner dialogue. Laugh out loud funny. Especially when his adult self tries to talk his teenage self down where Sadie is concerned. Even with Sadie's reservations about starting something with Liam, it was the way he was with her girls that melted her heart (and panties). I loved the chemistry between them. These two were off the charts hot together.
But more than their sizzling chemistry, I loved seeing Sadie stop caring about her and Liam's age gap and come into her own. Shed the insecurities that her past relationship left her with. Find her inner strength and power, not just as a mother but as a woman. Learn to see herself through her daughters and Liam's eyes; as the incredible woman she is. To me that was hands down the best thing about this book.
With humor, charm, steam and two of the sweetest toddlers I've ever had the pleasure of reading, Boy Toy is second-chance rom-com romance at it's best. Sadie and Liam's story had me laughing and swooning in equal measure. I know without a doubt (since I already went and one-clicked) that I'll be reading the other titles in this sexy and sweet series from Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby soon.
About the Authors
Sarina Bowen is the RITA® Award winning author of over two dozen contemporary and LGTB romance novels. She most recently hit the USA Today bestseller's list in February, with Brooklynaire. Formerly a derivatives trader on Wall Street, Sarina holds a BA in economics from Yale University.
Sarina Bowen is a New Englander whose Vermont ancestors cut timber and farmed the north country since the 1760s. Sarina is grateful for the invention of indoor plumbing and wi-fi during the intervening 250 years. On a few wooded acres, she lives with her husband, two boys, and an ungodly amount of ski and hockey gear.
Sarina's books are published in a dozen languages on four continents. In 2016, The Romance Writers of America honored HIM by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy with a RITA award for Best Contemporary Romance, Mid-Length.
Tanya is a member of SAG/AFTRA. She is a narrator and has over 500 titles to her credit. She also narrates under the name of Tatiana Sokolov for books that are particularly saucy (AKA erotica books). When not narrating, she’s working on her own writing. Check out her books: Easy Does It, Blunder Woman, Pepper Wellington and the Case of the Missing Sausage, Foodies Rush In, Tunnel Vision, and Synchronicity. She also has a food blog at dips.tanyaeby.com.