Boy Toy

Boy Toy

by Sarina Bowen, Tanya Eby


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A brand new romantic comedy from your favorite snort-laughing duo!


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...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942444664
Publisher: Rennie Road Books
Publication date: 08/14/2018
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 765,498
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Sarina Bowen is a USA Today bestselling author and was recently honored by Romance Writers of America with a RITA award in contemporary romance. She holds a BA in Economics from Yale University. She's a fan of hockey, skiing and short author bios.

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Boy Toy 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liam and Sadie are not your typical couple, throw in Sadie’s twin girls and douche ex-husband, Liam’s stuffy, parents and falling in love becomes fun and hilariously funny. This was a fun book to read.
Anonymous 9 months ago
TheBookNerd5 10 months ago
First off, I loved the foundation for this story. I just think it could’ve been executed a little better. I fell for Sadie and her two daughters very early on. They’re so adorable and sweet!!! I also really liked Sadie’s friends, Ash and Brynn. Their friendship was the best. I love having strong friendships in my stories. The down side for me was the mentioning of the age gap on practically every single page. I got so tired of hearing Liam mention his fourteen year old self. It appeared so often that I couldn’t even follow along with the story without waiting on that phrase to pop up. With the age gap issue aside, it was still a great story. I enjoyed the writing, the characters, the premise of this story, etc. I look forward to reading more from this author. Sadly, this just wasn’t a hit for me. Disclaimer: This book can be read as a standalone.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
I didn’t find myself in hysterics the way I did in books one and two in this series but that by no means takes away my love for this story. Boy Toy is that book that makes women ovaries explode because Liam is the perfect man and father. He is perfect. I think he is a unicorn. I honestly don’t think this man exists IRL. But that is what fantasy is all about. I really hope this isn’t the end of this series, I am loving it too much and I want this writing duo to continue. I am having way too much fun to stop now. Like books, one and two I am giving Boy 5 Boundless Stars I loved it, and I am hoping for more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this author. Always makes me laugh out loud.
Lisa-Lou More than 1 year ago
Boy Toy by Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby is the third hilarious tale in their Man Hands series. Finally the story of Sadie. A mother of twins and recently divorced, she is now facing going back to work and having to choose an appropriate day care for her precious daughters. When she lucks out and finds one, the man in charge of her daughters' daily care is non other than a boy she used to babysit herself back in the day. But he is a boy no longer. Soulful eyes, rippled muscles, heartwarming personality. He is everything a girl could wish for, but she used to babysit him for Pete's sake! Liam has had a thing for Sadie since the first day he set eyes on her. While she is a few years older than her - she was essentially there to watch his younger siblings as he wasn't quite old enough yet. At least that is how he viewed it. She has been his dream woman since that first day and when she is newly single and he's taking care of her twins, he finally sees an opportunity to chase that dream. Can Sadie get over the fact that she used to babysit Liam? The difference in their ages was a big deal back then but now the difference is negligible - not to mention he is everything she could ever want in a man and a life partner! Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have had the absolute worst summer of my life! I won't go into details except to say that I rarely even smiled, let alone laughed. Well Boy Toy put an end to all that! I laughed out loud at the dinner scene and at about a hundred other times in your great read. Thanks for saving my summer! Brav to the O!
Laura_F More than 1 year ago
I love this series so much!!!! It's the perfect balance of funny and emotional. I can't get enough! Sadie is still picking up the pieces of life after her ex-husband cheating and leaving her for the nanny. When she enrolls her twins in daycare, she sees Liam, the boy she used to babysit for, who's definitely no longer a boy. Liam was 14-years-old when Sadie babysat for his family but he loved her and wanted nothing more than for her to see him as more than a kid. I loved the progression of Sadie and Liam's relationship. Even though she was hesitant to pursue anything with him, Liam was so perfect. He showed her how amazing they could be together and that she's better than anything her ex-husband may have believed about her. I need everyone in this series to get a HEA!! I never want it to end!
sharonrCA More than 1 year ago
I received a review copy of the book before release for an honest review. This is book 3 in the series and while it is not my favorite I did enjoy the story. It features a younger man and older woman but it is a difference of 6 years so it is not huge but Sadie used to babysit Liam so its a little complicated. Liam is Sadie's twins teacher at daycare and thats how this story begins. He has always been in love with her and so this story is also an insta love romance. It was sweet and fun and I really enjoyed the story and there were lots of hot sexy times between Liam and Sadie.
abu-1 More than 1 year ago
I have to say, that out of the 3 books in the Man Hands series, this one is by far my favorite. And since each of these can be read as a standalone, even better. I did enjoy the first two stories - it was a great way to get to know the main characters of the series, as each book features one of the 3 girls. We were introduced to Sadie and her twins in Man Hands. This time around, she's the primary character featured in the story. The story picks up with Sadie, now recently divorced and trying to balance care of her kids and resuming her regular life. And in order to achieve that, she needs to employ a daycare for her two girls. Liam just so happens to be the teacher for her daughters class at the daycare - as well as the oldest of a family of kids that Sadie herself babysat when she was a younger girl. What Sadie doesn't know is that Liam had the biggest crush on Sadie when he was 14 years old...and he still feels the same way. I loved the dynamic between Liam and Sadie in this story. I also found Liam to be charming - and I loved the inner dialogue he would have with his 14 year old self. Perhaps this one isn't quite as slapstick humorous as the first two in the series; and I think that is one of the reasons why I preferred this one over the other two in the series. A highly entertaining read. I look forward to reading more from these two authors.
KDRBCK More than 1 year ago
Boy Toy by Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby is book three in their fantastic Man Hands Series. While interconnected, every book is about another couple and can easily be read as a standalone. The previous books are Man Hands, Brynn and Tom´s story and Man Card, Ashley and Braht´s story. Sadie Mathews is a 34 year old divorced single mom of 2 year old twins. She works as therapist and with a bleeding hard and a guilty conscience she brings her girls to daycare. But surprise, surprise, her former baby sittee, little Liam McAllister is the girls daycare worker. But he isn´t so little anymore. He´s a 29 year old all grown up and a manly man. Liam quickly becomes the rock in her more than hectic life and she leans on him a lot. And he´s too willing to help her. He loves the girls and he loves the mother. While Sadie is deep in denial, Liam knows exactly what he wants, and what he wants is a relationship with Sadie. Only Sadie is determined to shut him down and out. She has a lot of " good " - not reasons. And in the end she nearly destroys his, her own and the kids happiness. I started reading and was hooked from page one. I read the previous books and was giddy to get my hands on this one. I knew, when these two authors team up, a great read would be the result. Yep, it is. The writing is excellent and I can´t say how much I love Sadie and Liam´s story. I confess, at some point I wanted to shake Sadie, my heart was bleeding for Liam, he´s such a wonderful character. Boy Toy is a wonderful story about second chances, finding yourself and simply a witty and fun read. I recommend the book and give 5 stars.
BookAngel_Emma More than 1 year ago
Readers were holding their breath collectively in anticipation of Sadie’s story after the bombshell Sarina and Tanya dropped at the end of Man Card. I’ve got to be honest and say I have always felt a little skeevy with the whole older woman/younger man scenario, probably because I am a middle-aged woman lol. However, Sarina and Tanya prove that age is just a number and maturity is the real issue where relationships are concerned. Again it isn’t that the woman has to be immature in order to gain the attention of a younger man (no mutton dressed as lamb here) but rather the man has to have a level of maturity that surpasses his years. Liam is that man and oh so much more. I think I felt my ovaries explode with just how wonderful and nurturing Liam was. Having practically raised his younger siblings in an affluent but cold household, Liam has forged his own path studying the complexity of childcare and nurturing. Something that comes naturally to Liam – seriously there should be classes for prospective fathers where Liam shows that what a ‘real’ father should be. The only thing I found a little unsettling was the fact that Sadie used to babysit for Liam when he was fourteen. Anyone else picturing Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole here!!!! Anywho, Sadie has come a long way since realising what a total douche her ex-husband was. The comparisons between Liam and Dex the Douche merely emphasise how wonderful Liam is. I loved the use of psychology within the narrative and embracing not only your inner child but your inner teen lol. Sadie’s character growth and improving confidence are a direct result of her time with Liam. Allowing Sadie to undertake the self-reflection of her disastrous marriage that she has successfully avoided until now. Having taken a direct hit to her self-esteem not only from her ex’s wandering but also the verbal abuse he threw at her before they split; Sadie has to discover the woman she was always meant to be and the man who compliments that woman (LIAM!!!!!) Although there is a hint of angst, it is just a hint. All the rest of Boy Toy is pure swoon-fodder It was great to catch up all of the characters in the Man Hands series and witness the progression of their relationships and the bonds of friendship that strengthen with each passing year.
Rina_S More than 1 year ago
5 stars plus Hands down best rom com ever!!! Best rom com book I have read this year, 2018!! So many emotions came over me as I read this incredibly well written story about Sadie and Liam!! So many laughs!!! Quite a few tears!! Liam McAllister is the most swoonworthy and sigh inducing character!!! Sadie has her hands full with twin girls and an ex who leaves alot to be desired! But when these two get together! Fireworks !!! The sizzling connection is off the charts hot!! Liam had Sadie as a nanny growing up and needless to say his fantasies are nothing compared to grown up Liam!! This is the best ROM COM!! My hat is off to the duo of authors who wrote this bestseller!! Well done, so cannot wait for more!!
slsuhr More than 1 year ago
Making me laugh is no easy feat these days. I feel like romcoms are all written the same and they all struggle to keep my attention. Except this one. This is some bit of sorcery right here. Not only did it make me giggle – out loud – more than once (and in public), but I had this peculiar feeling of being excited to read the book while I was actually reading the book. This sort of breathless anticipation to see what was coming next, and a sort of delighted feeling to get to spend time with Sadie and Liam. I mean, Liam. Talk about a guy I never even saw coming. I’m not really sure there’s anything more sexy than a man who is good with kids. Except maybe a man who is good with kids and also kind of nerdy and funny and kind and sweet and lavishing you with unwavering adoration. That’s pretty much the holy grail of sexiness and, in a nutshell, that’s Liam McAllister. Slightly over-eager and a smidge over the top sometimes, it was all part of Liam’s charm and I just completely adored him. The time he spent with Sadie’s twins? I just…I mean…I can’t even describe that level of adorableness. My heart never even stood a chance. It belongs to Liam now, and I am 100% okay with that. Having been with this series from the beginning, this book felt like a reward. I loved getting to see all the happy couples together in all their zany, ridiculous glory. The friendships going on here are every bit as rewarding as the romance – and that’s saying a lot. There were just…a whole lot of smiles for me while reading this and that’s basically the highest praise I can award. I swear this writing duo just keeps getting better, and I sincerely hope that we’ll get more from them in the future. Boy Toy was an absolutely perfect balance of laugh-out-loud funny and heartfelt emotion. It was smartly written, charming and sexy as all get-out. It’s the whole package and I loved every single minute of it.
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
Nothing compliments a balmy summer day then a romantic comedy with well-defined characters and hot sexy times. Boy Toy by authors Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby, is a fun read that kept me entertained and smiling. I read this book from cover to cover in less than a day because the narrative was too good to put down. This is the third book from the Man Hands series and it can be completely enjoyed as a standalone. However, I would recommend reading books one and two as well, because laughing tears are so worthwhile. Psychologist Sadie Matthews is a single mom to the cutest twin toddlers, Amy and Kate. Her ex-husband is a real douche, so sometimes she feels like she is raising three children. When nannies 1, 2 and 3 don't work out, she has no choice but to take her girls to daycare. This is where she runs into Liam McAllister, one of her charges from fifteen years ago. Twenty-nine year old Liam is a hottie, six years her junior. He is doing research for his PhD in child development and working at the daycare center is a piece of his project. Liam has been in love with Sadie since he was fourteen, and now he has the chance to fulfill his teenage fantasies. Getting Sadie to see him as an adult proves to be quite difficult at times, but his amazing kindness and bedroom skills eventually win her over. Sadie finds it hard to believe that she is desirable, thanks to her ex's negative way with words. Luckily, she has Liam and her two best friends to help her realize how attractive she truly is. Liam and Sadie evolve their sex only relationship into something much more, which provides them with a wonderful happily ever after. I loved this book! Not only are Sadie and Liam realistic and genuine, the secondary characters have personality and wit, which adds depth to the humor filled plot. Amy and Kate are beyond cute, and their antics made me laugh over and over again. Sadie's sister Megan is the funniest character of them all, with her ability to talk a mile a minute, her no-holds-barred honesty, and her use of the "f" word during dinner conversation. The older woman, younger man trope is perfectly executed, and I truly felt Sadie's misgivings about being labeled a cougar. Don't pass up the opportunity to read Boy Toy! Complimentary copy provided.
JenPH More than 1 year ago
This book was just...everything! I laughed and I smiled and I squeed with delight, and yes, there was a point in the story where my heart clenched in empathy for the situation that Sadie and Liam found themselves in. I'm not going to tell you what it is because, hello, I refuse to spoil it for anyone. I seriously love the lighthearted feel of the book and the fun-filled romance that Liam and Sadie were immersed in. I also adored the fact that her besties who have found their own happy endings with their respective men were present and accounted for and brought levity and logic into the mix. Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby outdid themselves with this book, and I'm hoping this won't be the last these two join writing forces. I'm highly recommending Boy Toy and awarding this 2018 favorite five-plus stars. ♥
Angela Vittengl More than 1 year ago
❝She smells like flowers. She smells like moonlight and secrets and wishes.❞ I love this duo. Bowen and Eby write as one brain, their collaboration is seamless and deceptively simple, and their stories are hilariously funny, yet tender-hearted. I am a fan for life, and pray they never stop! Liam fell in love with Sadie when she spent the summer babysitting him and his siblings. Fifteen years later when she walks into the daycare center where he works, all those feelings and thoughts fourteen-year-old Liam had, come to life. ❝I have a confession to make,❞ Sadie says. Fourteen-year-old Liam immediately reacts. Please say you want to touch my boner! Pleeeeeeease! Sadie is a newly divorced, single mother of two adorable twin girls. She's not only gorgeous, she's smart and crazy funny. Sadie has to let go of her fears, the guilt associated with her divorce, and the "I shoulds" and "should nots" in order to find happiness. She's convinced dating a younger man is a recipe for heartbreak. And if she had a relationship with Liam, it wouldn't be long before he would find someone younger, sexier and prettier than she. ❝No, No no no no! Thou shalt not perve on the younger man! Shut up, hormones! Oh, hell. I'm a cougar.❞ Liam is such a contrast to the man Sadie divorced. He is loving and kind, tender and smart. He cares about her and her girls. And he's good! Good to her and good to them. It is his goodness that frightens Sadie. She can see a life with him, but in a few months, Liam is leaving to continue his doctoral studies, possibly in a foreign country. And then, what? Where will that leave Sadie and her girls? It's easier to keep him as her side piece than to risk her heart again. Sadie's sister, Megan is AWESOME! I want my own Megan! She's her sisters biggest cheerleader and always willing to help out with her girls ... **taps the screen** Hey, Bowen and Eby ... Megan is getting her own book, right? RIGHT? ❝Saddle up, cowgirl. Do It. And yes---it's a legit thing that some men love cougars. And that's what you are, right? The horny divorcee out for the prowl for the young stud, ready to educate him and...❞ Tears. I cried tears! Not just from the hilarious moments, but from the touching ones, too! My heart broke for Liam, he is so good and he deserves good! It was hard because I understood Sadie's fears, and "mom guilt", and wanting to do right by everyone, all the while putting her needs, and happiness aside. In this stand-alone story about first loves, second chances, and self-realization, Bowen and Eby bring us a heart-warming, funny story about a man with a 15-year-old crush and a woman who believes she's too old to be loved. I was provided a review copy by the author. This did not influence my opinion of the book nor my review.
AboutThatStory More than 1 year ago
This was so FUN! The perfect mix of entertaining and sweet. Extremely witty with likable characters. I'm totally crushing on Liam. I loved it! Liam and Sadie were amazing together, I loved their flirting. The story is told from dual POVs and I loved their voices and internal dialogue. I feel like I giggled my way through this. Liam is beyond sweet and swoon worthy. He had such a great personality and was there for Sadie and her girls. He gave me butterflies! I love Sadie's personality and her voice. It was so great watching her become her true self again. I thought they had great chemistry and I loved their attraction. I liked them coming together, all the amusing scenes that took place, and their interactions. I was cheering them on as they were spending more and more time together and their feelings were growing. It was just awesome to read. I loved seeing Sadie with Brynn and Ash from the first two books and getting their updates. Those were fun scenes. Fun was pretty much the theme because I smiled my way through this entire book. Sadie's girls were beyond adorable and I loved what they brought to the story. The story line and writing were great. It was a light read filled with a lot of humorous scenes and a nice amount of sexy times. I thought there was great character development and a good pace as well. I loved it all! There was something special about Sadie coming back to herself and becoming the strong, independent woman she always was. It gave me a total feel-good feeling! Boy Toy was such a sweet and entertaining read, saying I loved it is an understatement! This had been such a great series and I've loved them all but I'm pretty sure this is my favorite! A must read! Complimentary copy received for honest review.
bookbruin More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVED this hilarious romcom! I'm *still* swooning for Liam! Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby had me laughing out loud so much that I swear I had to stop, wipe the tears from my eyes, and catch my breath a few times! Boy Toy is the 3rd book in the interconnected stand alone Man Hands series, but you don't have to read any of the other books to enjoy this one (though I HIGHLY recommend that you do since they're equally hilarious!) Liam. Sigh. Seriously, he was adorkably amazing. I loved him right from the start and his inner monologue (especially 14 year old Liam) was THE BEST! He was everything you hope a book boyfriend will be and then some. Not only was he kind, loving, intelligent, protective, loyal, and sexy, but he was also amazing with children and could cook! The authors weren't lying when they said readers would be calling dibs on this hero! I've loved Sadie since I met her in Man Hands and couldn't wait to read this book. Her story has been the most realistic of the three, and I found her fears and concerns regarding starting a relationship with Liam to be honest and valid. There was a certain element of taboo since she used to babysit for Liam's family, but it was easily overlooked since the age gap wasn't too big (6 years) and Liam's maturity (unless he was channeling 14 year old Liam) made him seem a lot older. Kate and Amy also added some great comic relief and I really enjoyed Kate's linebacker skills. LOL If you're looking for a fun, low on drama, snort because it's so damn funny rom com, you do not want to miss Boy Toy! *I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book*