Title: Manny Get Your Guy (The Mannies: Book Two)
Author: Amy Lane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press/Dreamspun Desires
Length: 236 Pages
At a Glance: God Bless the Dreamspun Desire category. The guaranteed happy endings are such a relief right now. I’ve really enjoyed knowing that lighthearted romance is on the menu as I dive into these books.
Reviewed By: Cassie
Blurb: Starting over and falling in love.
Tino Robbins’s sister, Nica, and her husband, Jacob, are expecting their fifth child. Fortunately, Nica’s best friend, Taylor Cochran, is back in town, released from PT and in need of a job.
After years in the service and recovering from grave injury, Taylor has grown a lot from the callow troublemaker he’d been in high school. Now he’s hoping for a fresh start with Nica and her family.
Jacob’s cousin Brandon lives above the garage and thinks “Taylor the manny” is a *bad* idea. Taylor might be great at protecting civilians from a zombie apocalypse, but is he any good with kids?
Turns out, Taylor’s a natural. As he tries to fit in, using common sense and dry wit, Brandon realizes that Taylor doesn’t just love their family—he’s desperate to be part of it. And just like that, Brandon wants Taylor to be part of *his* future.
Review: I’m so happy this series is a thing (and that there’s one more to come)! Ten years have passed since the events in The Virgin Manny, and Amy Lane is giving Taylor Cochran a chance to redeem himself after his selfish teenage boy actions back then. A lot has changed, but a lot is still the same. Taylor’s done some hard growing and learning; Nica’s little family unit has done its own growing (and growing). The love, laughs, and general craziness that typified the Robbins family is alive and well in their offspring in Manny Get Your Guy.
Also, can we all just pause a moment to laugh about this title, because—*snort*.
Brandon is a new character in this book, but he fits right into the big-hearted group of familiar characters. He’s the perfect counterpart for Taylor. Taylor just needs to be convinced of that, and the whole relationship dance the two do as they circle into each other is lovely, touching, and ultimately satisfying. The whole book really is focused on these two getting together against the backdrop of their crazy, beautiful, messy, perfectly imperfect family.
God Bless the Dreamspun Desire category. The guaranteed happy endings are such a relief right now. I’ve really enjoyed knowing that lighthearted romance is on the menu as I dive into these books. Manny Get Your Guy gives that lightheartedness the typical Amy Lane treatment, meaning there’s angst, but it’s all off page and mostly on its way to resolved. We’re just privileged to watch the dangling happiness threads get tied up into a satisfying bow. It’s wonderfully sweet, and a perfect summer read. So, grab a towel (or a hammock!), pull up some sand and sunscreen, and while away an afternoon with these guys.
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