Doing it at: 21%
Catnip: Banging the Boss, Brother’s Best Friend, Sex and Cigarettes, Working Girl, Manwhore
Shame Scale: Zero shame
Fantasy Cast: Cam Gigandet, Cara Delevingne
You’ve seen the headlines: Womanizing billionaire player! Watch out! Stay away!
We were just two strangers. Facing a forbidden attraction, a chemical connection. Neither of us expected or wanted it to amount to more.
But I had never been drawn to a guy the way I was drawn to this one: my brother’s best friend, and CEO of the company where I interned.
Even knowing I should stay away, I proved to be too human, after all.
The chemistry was amazing.
The laughs were incredible.
I opened up to him in more ways than I’d opened up to anyone before.
But sex was as far as I’d go.
Just sex because he was too irresistible.
Just sex because I wouldn’t be falling for him.
Just sex because I’d leave in three months, and I’d like for my brother not to kill me, and for nobody to find out he was my wicked little secret.
He wasn’t the One.
He was just a womanizer.
But for a time, he would be mine.
Katy Evans is one of our faves here at Mybookshame, and we were excited to get our hands on Womanizer, the 4th book in the Manwhore series we love so much. Callan Carmichael is the last of the billionaires to be paired up, this time with Tahoe Roth’s little sister, Olivia.
The story starts shortly after the end of Ladies Man, with Olivia moving to Chicago for an internship at Carma, Callan Carmichael’s Fortune 500 company. Tahoe pulled some strings and got her the job, which chaps her a bit as she’s really determined to become a big business lady on her own with no help from anyone.
Olivia has never met Callan, or seen a photo of him apparently even though he’s her brother’s best friend, and the trio of manwhore billionaires is supposedly all over social media. So when she meets a hot guy smoking a cigarette on the rooftop her first day, she assumes he’s a low level grunt like herself and gets her flirt on.
A few weeks and several cigarettes later, and Olivia decides like a smart modern woman that she’d like to take this hot thing for a ride, so she invites him home and they have the hot night we’ve come to expect from a Katy Evans book. In the morning of course, she realizes that Hot Guy is none other than her boss’s boss’s boss, a notorious manwhore (or womanizer, for the sake of the title), and her big over protective brother’s best friend. TRIPLE TROPE GUYS!
The rest of the book is a swoon-y romance. All forbidden feelings and secret meetings. Callan is a dream, and Olivia has some nice backbone. The drama was emotional without being angsty.
“I’m trying to do the right thing, but I’m not a good guy.”
“Yes you are.”
He seems both amused and surprised by my emphatic tone, warning me, “I’m the guy who leaves before you wake up and never says goodbye.”
This was exactly the sort of book I needed to combat the 2016 malaise. It was light, it was hot, and it won’t leave you with an awful hangover.
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