Boy Toy (Man Hands, #3)

Boy Toy (Man Hands, #3)

by Tanya Eby, Sarina Bowen

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Boy Toy (Man Hands, #3) by Tanya Eby, Sarina Bowen

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

Liam

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.

Sadie

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

BN ID: 2940155612780
Publisher: Blunderwoman Productions
Publication date: 08/14/2018
Series: Man Hands , #3
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 8,511
File size: 512 KB

About the Author

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.

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Boy Toy (Man Hands, #3) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Enjoyed the read.
Anonymous 6 months 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 3 months 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!
sharonrCA 5 months 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.
BookAngel_Emma 6 months 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.
bbarneybooks28 6 months ago
Readers of Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby’s Man Hands Series have had a front row seat to the disintegration of Sadie Matthews’ marriage as well as her self-esteem after her husband cheated on her and left her to raise their twin daughters alone since he couldn’t be bothered to stand up and be a father, and like Brynn and Ash, we’ve felt helpless as Sadie’s life imploded and she was left to pick up the pieces of her heart while also ensuring her baby girls are cared for and happy. I think readers will all agree that it’s beyond time Sadie gets her happily ever after and now that her douchey ex is no longer tearing her down, the hope is that she finds a man who would love and cherish her and her twin daughters the way they deserve, and even though Sadie never imagined it would be someone from her past who steps up in a huge way, it becomes more than clear, through his words and his actions, that this guy wants to claim Sadie and her girls as his own and if Sadie gets out of her own way, she’ll see that he’s everything she never knew she needed and wanted. I can’t imagine how difficult it is to be a working single mom of TWINS; Sadie is wearing so many hats at once and while she thinks she’s doing an awful job, it’s clear she’s doing the best she can with how her life has turned out and she needs to cut herself some slack and take time for herself or she’ll quickly burn out. All that Sadie has to deal with as a divorcee, a mom, and a woman in her thirties makes her an extremely relatable character and readers can easily put themselves in Sadie’s position and identify with her guilt, her feelings of inadequacy, and the fact that somewhere along the way, she lost herself by being what everyone else needed her to be, but eventually, with a little help from her friends and Liam McAllister stepping into her life and proving that he’s not the teenage boy Sadie once knew…he’s a grown man who has so much to offer than just his pecs;) I absolutely ADORED Liam…his fourteen-year-old Liam thoughts and comments…his passion for childhood development…his ability to corral a bunch of toddlers or even a set of rambunctious twins who have such different personalities…he’s like the toddler whisperer and his attitude, his patience, and his easy going demeanor are huge assets for the type of job he has, but it’s also those characteristics along with his intelligence, his thoughtfulness, and his ability to know exactly what Sadie and her girls need that proves to Sadie that Liam will never and can never simply be her boy toy because he deserves more…he deserves all of her and despite her fears and the fact that her head tries to control her heart and even her body, he’s her person, which means that Sadie needs to find a way to see beyond their age difference and realize just how good she and Liam are together, and how much love, passion, and kindness he adds to her life and the lives of her girls. Boy Toy is definitely my favorite out of the three Man’s Hands stories!
Rina_S 6 months 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!!
lenorewastaken 6 months ago
OK, this was a totally adorable conclusion to the Man Hands series. Which, don’t get me wrong…you don’t need to read the previous two books to enjoy this one at all. But given the glimpses of Brynn & Tom and Ash & Braht that we got, I have no doubt newbies will want to go read them as well. I seriously loved so much about this story, I was completely sucked in and it made me excited to be reading again! But I will admit there were moments where I felt like something was missing. Like, occasionally it felt a bit slower, and even repetitive at times (though that might just be in the ARC, could be fixed in the final copy). Both Sadie and Liam were characters that I mostly loved and adored, but with a few annoyances or reservations. For example, while I understood Sadie’s reservations on the age difference, I was also annoyed with how long it took her to let that go…not to mention to realize that Liam was nothing like her ex, Decker. It occasionally made me feel like Liam could do better, you know? I think I just only understood her insecurities up to a point. Perhaps I needed a flashback to an actual scene with Decker in the past so I could better feel how much he truly damaged her. Now saying all that, I really did appreciate Sadie’s struggles in this book: with her own insecurity, with accepting that her girls would have to go to daycare, with missing out on parts of their lives, with dealing with her prick of an ex and the realizations she came to about her first marriage (even if it took a while). I appreciated that we got to really feel the struggle of a smart, successful woman juggling her career with being a mom. I rooted for her, I just also lost patience with her. And then there was Liam. Liam was a total sweetie, and I loved who he was now and all the things he was passionate about. On the con side of things, I got strangely tired of the 14 year old Liam references (but that could have been just me…sometimes my humour just doesn’t connect). It just felt…not quite like him. Or maybe it didn’t fit the rest of the picture *I* drew in my head of Liam, if that makes any sense. But on the pro side, as I said, I absolutely ADORED his passion for childhood development, how smart he was, and how much he truly loved and cared about children. He was so good with them, and I loved that his f’d up childhood led to something so wonderful. He was just so comfortable in himself and so it made him really easy to love. I LOVED the chemistry between Sadie and Liam, their first kiss was OMGOMGOMG…but I was also surprised by how many times the steamy scenes were cut short. It just struck me as odd. There’s nothing wrong with it, I just noticed it is all. It’s probably because I was greedy and wanted more. As I said, I loved the glimpses of Brynn/Tom and Ash/Braht, and particularly being reminded of how much I LOVED the women’s friendship. They were hilarious together, and I loved seeing such strong friendships. As I’ve often mentioned in my reviews, I’m not usually a kid person, but Kate and Amy were pretty adorable and definitely added to the story. Occasionally it felt like the twins were older than their
slsuhr 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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. ♥
AboutThatStory 6 months 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 6 months 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*
BJsBookBlog 6 months ago
We already met Sadie in the first two books. She used to be married - more or less happily. Now she's a single mom to her two adorable 2-year-old twin girls Kate and Amy. Enter Liam - he's working at the day care center where Sadie has to park her girls every morning. Liam used to be madly in love with Sadie. 15 years ago, when he was a pimply 14 year old and Sadie was the hot 20 year old nanny for his younger siblings. Liam is still mega-attracted to Sadie - he could definitely see something long-term. But Sadie couldn't start anything with him, right? She's not a cougar!!! But he's sooooo hot and nice and amazing with the girls ... ugh ..... WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO SADIE & LIAM??? WILL THERE BE A HEA?? READ THE BOOK TO FIND OUT ☺ ______________________ ADORABLE! I loved every moment of this story. The three girlfriends together are hilarious! The toddlers are mega adorable! Sadie and Liam together are SPARKAGE! They would be so amazing together, but of course poor Sadie thinks it would be wrong to date such a young guy. The babysitter of her kids! But five years younger is nothing! 29 is the perfect age for a guy, right???!!!☺ And then there's also the fact that Liam might have to leave the country for his university research stuff for a few months ... Added to that are problems with her ex husband and his parents ....Those two definitely have some stuff to overcome until we can ride off into our happily ever after sunset together! This was such an amazingly adorable and funny and sexy and swoony romance with some serious moments and problems thrown into the mix! What's hotter than a sexy guy being all adorable with those two twin girls? Ugh! Those two little girls are soo cute. I love the little future football player with her helmet! LOL! I adored this book and I really hope those 2 ladies will bring us something new one day soon! There's still Sadie's sister and Braht's brother left to find partners for! And I wouldn't mind reading about Liam's siblings either! So that's 5 more possible books by those 2 amazing writing partners! YAY! Another thing I really like - the setting of these books. We're in Grand Rapids, Michigan. No book has ever stepped foot into Michigan. I really love it when we're in a real place. Not some imaginary town in Anywhere, USA. BOY TOY was such an amazing romance! • Funny • Sexy • Sweet • Serious • Perfect • Run to your nearest amazon for your own Liam! This one is MINE!!!! ☺