Man Hands

Man Hands

by Sarina Bowen, Tanya Eby

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He puts the "screw" in screwball comedy...


At thirty-four, I'm reeling from a divorce. I don't want to party or try to move on. I just want to stay home and post a new recipe on my blog: Brynn's Dips and Balls.

But my friends aren't having it. Get out there again, they say. It will be fun, they say. I'm still taking a hard pass. 

Free designer cocktails, they say. And that's a game-changer. 

Too bad my ex shows up with his new arm candy. That's when I lose my mind. But when my besties dare me to leap on the first single man I see, they don't expect me to actually go through with it.


All I need right now is some peace and quiet while my home renovation TV show is on hiatus. But when a curvy woman in a red wrap dress charges me like she's a gymnast about to mount my high bar, all I can do is brace myself and catch her. What follows is the hottest experience of my adult life. 

I want a repeat, but my flying Cinderella disappears immediately afterward. She doesn't leave a glass slipper, either—just a pair of panties with chocolate bunnies printed on them. 

But I will find her.

My face literally hurts from smiling. About That Story

It's FUNNY!! I mean, really funny. My whole body shook, trying to suppress my laughter made me snort and I accidentally doinked myself on the head with my kindle. Stacy is Sassy

ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS. I need more from Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby already! Booklovers for Life

This is such an amazing story!  I laughed, I cried, and devoured the pagesKitty's Book Spot

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155044598
Publisher: Rennie Road Books
Publication date: 12/11/2017
Series: Man Hands , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 38,830
File size: 703 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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Man Hands 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From the first page to the end I smiled and laughed at Tom and Brynn. You could not help rooting for them. While the media age made things challenging for them it made it interesting for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The humor in this read is outstanding. Tom and Brynn are wonderful with each other. I can't wait to read more. This is my first book by this author. This book is great and a must read- Tara Holroyd
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have loved Sarina Bowen for years and this one does not disappoint. The interactions are sweet, sexy, and funny! 100% win.
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I cannot say enough good about this book!! I took a chance on it on a whim seeing as thought I had never even heard of the authors but I am SO glad that I did because it is definitely a gem to be had. I was drawn in from the beginning by how relatable all of the characters were. If I could jump into a book or bring characters out of a book I would make Brynn my best friend. She is amazing! I found myself laughing out loud so many times during this book, I'm sure I got some looks when I was in public. I don't care, though, because Man Hands is worth being labeled a crazy person for. ;)
tsmb02 More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a fun, laugh out loud, crazy story....this one is for you. Brynn is newly divorced. She realized she was in a marriage that was going nowhere and that she just wasn't happy. On top of that she just lost her teaching job because her ex's dad was her boss. To pass the time she is running a blog about food but uses sexy sounding names to describe the food. Brynn's best friends, Ash and Sadie want to get her back into the game and convince her that she just needs to find a guy to have a quick fling with. Ash has the perfect thing....a party at some fancy house that she knows about. While at the party, Brynn sees her ex with his new girlfriend and goes nuts. Her friends convince her to go and kiss the first guy who makes eye contact so she sees the gardener and decides to go for it! Tom Spanner is used to girls throwing themselves at him because of his TV show, Mr. Fix It Quick, but this is different and enjoyable. He carries this girl to his boathouse so he can continue the exploration in private. Damn, he is suppose to stay away from any woman for a whole year but he just can't help himself. He wants this little firecracker! A week later he can't get Brynn out of his mind and needs to figure out who she is....all he has left of her are her pink panties with chocolate bunnies on them! When Tom's friend Braht calls Ash to find out if she knows who Brynn is they make a plan to get Tom and Brynn together....and then the fun begins! As these two start working towards their happy ending, things from both of their pasts try to rear their ugly heads. It takes a huge leap of faith for these two to get that happy ending. Overall, this was a fun, laugh out loud, sometimes silly story and I really enjoyed it. Both Tom and Brynn were fun characters. I really enjoyed the talks Tom had with his body part! I'm looking forward to reading the next book in this series.
miztrebor More than 1 year ago
While I’ve been following Sarina Bowen’s work for a few years, what made me check out this book was her co-author. I’ve only had the pleasure of listening to Tanya Eby read other author’s books. This time, I got a taste of her writing. Bowen is a great author and along with Eby Man Hands was a great book to pick up. The comedy in this book reminds me of Tara Sivec’s writing. They all are hilarious most of the time and don’t pull punches. Along with that, but characters are also sweet and a great fit for each other. I even ended up enjoying the reality show elements of the book, despite not enjoying them in the real world. The only (minor) thing that brought the rating down for me was the pacing of the story. I felt it was a little on the speedy side. With how much I was enjoying the characters and their interactions, I felt the story as a whole was a little rushed. I think there was room to stretch it just a little more while not fluffing it up. Maybe there’ll be a novella with more of this couple to satisfy my needs. Even without that, there are more books in this series for me to read!
PENELOPE SMITH More than 1 year ago
Mmm Man Hands Indeed! This is #01 in the Man Hands Series by Tanya Eby and Sarina Bowen. HEA with No cliffhangers! (Mostly, see review for more details!) This is the first so could be read on its own, but the characters are all involved in each others lives and stories so I HIGHLY suggest reading them in order to get the best experience. Content Warning: There is sex and dirty talk, and its oh so good. There is cursing. Ash especially has a potty mouth. (My favorite kind of story, but maybe not yours!) ♥ Story ♥ Man Hands is quite literally about hands that are manly, YUM, but also about so much more! All the characters in this book come in play, with two getting their own book. I have a sneaking suspicion that there will be more on that front so make sure to pay attention, because you may be revisiting that person later. I wouldn't even mind seeing Chandra get her own story, despite how much you initially loath her. Brynn is a food blogger and newly divorced. She is currently unemployed and feeling sorry for herself despite wanting the divorce. The guy really wasn't a great husband and if it were not for her ex's actions later in the story, I would of thought he was just using her as a beard. Her two friends are determined to get her out of her gutter by taking her to a party. ... Let me rephrase that. ... Her one friend, Sadie, is kind and wants her to get back into the dating game and find love. Her more abrasive friend, Ash, wants her to find Mr. Right Now for a hot and dirty ride. Combine this with Tiki drinks and the need to do something impulsive, and you get the night of her life that sets this whole thing into motion. And don't worry if Ash gets on your nerves for being a big B, cause she is going to get hers in the next book, and its going to be oh so good! Tom Spanner is a TV personality focusing on home renovations. He does a lot of the work on screen with his Yummy Man Hands and the girls go wild! While his show is on hiatus, his friend Braht talks him into throwing a party at his house were the sexiest woman he has ever seen jumps him and gives him the sexiest experience he has ever had in his life. .... And yes Braht is what he wants to be called, and yes, it is pronounced just like the sausage, and yes we will see him again in the book #2 and maybe find out what his real name is! .... A pair of chocolate bunny panties is his glass slipper and the hunt is on for his dream woman. Once he finds her, the lines get skewed while he is trying to lay claim to her. It makes for laugh out loud good times! Man Hands has a lot of tongue and cheek humor, mixed with steamy goodness, which lands this book on my Favorites list! The end is not quite a cliffhanger, but its a little bit for me as in that I have to wait till book #02 to hear the deets on the pantry incident. Those two are going to be a panty melting hot mess and it is going to be good! I can't wait! ♥ Author ♥ Tanya Eby and Sarina Bowen make a great writing team. I look forward to listening to more from these two! ♥ Narrator(s) ♥ Luke Daniels and Erin Mallon both narrate this story on an alternating chapter basis. You get two versions of every character when its done this way. They both did a great job and it would be hard to pick a favorite among the two performances. I would of loved to of had this be a true Duet, but that's just me. Ebook obtained through my local library. Audiobook obtained at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book. Laugh out loud swoon worthy read!
KahlanMercy More than 1 year ago
Man Hands Book One After her divorce, Brynn's friends decide to force her back into the dating world with one big stipulation - she cannot date anyone that she is romantically attracted to. Bad decisions were made in the past, they intend to correct those mistakes in the future. So they get Brynn dressed up, including non-granny panties, and take her to a party. However, when her ex-husband shows up with another girl, Brynn is directed to turn around and kiss the first man to make eye contact with her. She does. The boathouse of the home they're in will never be the same again. If you're looking for a laugh-out-loud romance with a Cinderella-esque twist, this is the book for you! Audio Review: Erin Mallon and Luke Daniels kill it! The humor inherent in the story requires narrators who can go all out, even if it might sound embarassing. These two are amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A quick read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HILARIOUS! I laughed my way through the entire book in one sitting. It was witty, romantic, sweet, cute, funny and just a plain enjoyable book. A great why to decompress and just get away for awhile from reality. Reminded me of “Wallbanger” by Alice Clayton, which is a favorite. If you need something light to make you laugh...pick this one up. Can’t wait for the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was so good. It was super funny but with some depth to the characters so it wasn't too light. Can't wait for the next book!
BananaTricky More than 1 year ago
Brynn is a teacher, after divorcing her husband she is suddenly 'let go' by her boss (and ex-father-in-law), forced to survive on her food blog "Brynn's Dips and Balls" and cookery books. She has two almost polar opposite friends - Ash is a blonde, cut-throat estate agent, Sadie is a hippy married mother of two. Their so-called advice consists of recommending that Brynn steer away from her usual type of weedy, intellectual, vegetarian man and instead go for someone manly, rough and butch. At a party thrown by Ash's mortal enemy Braht, Brynn sees her ex draped all over a younger, slimmer version of Brynn, her 'friends' advise her to run up to the nearest man who makes eye contact and kiss him. I mean really, is that ever good advice? Tom is a reality TV star who specialises in renovating homes. When a curvy woman launches herself at him while he is tending the garden he is astonished but game for anything. Brynn and Tom have a passionate encounter in the boat shed but unbeknownst to them someone filmed them. A few days later the sex tape is all over the internet and as damage control Tom's agent suggests they legitimise their one-night stand by pretending to be a couple and getting fake-engaged. Whilst plenty of others have raved about the humour in this book I honestly found it a bit juvenile - I mean how many times can you laugh at the word 'balls'? Brynn is described as curvy, sturdy and overweight (although of course that doesn't stop her wearing underwear made entirely of ribbons) and given the level of humour I picture her as a bit like the comedian Rebel Wilson. Overall, I liked the story, I loved Tom and I liked Brynn when she wasn't sniggering like a little schoolkid but this didn't have the subtlety of Sarina's other works for me and the humour was too extravagant, too forced, too silly. Still one of my favourite authors.
AmandaKozi More than 1 year ago
4.5☆ Man Hands has such quirky humor and I loved that it felt uniquely funny. Tom and Brynn have a new way of meeting and I liked the storyline and the twists in their relationship. It was a super fun read and I am excited for Man Card!
tradermare More than 1 year ago
When Brynn sees her ex at a party, she decides to take her friends advice and just go for it with a man who is the exact opposite of the type she usually chooses. So she goes for the guy she thinks is the gardener. And when I say "goes for it", Brynn does it in style by jumping him and dragging him off for more fun in the boathouse. What starts out as a one-timer turns into something more when Tom can't get Brynn off his mind. He wants more, but she's still tender from her divorce. Things really get sticky when a tape is leaked and to fix things, Brynn and Tom end up in an arrangement that has them fake engaged. I did love Brynn's attitude and approach to life. She's not letting her terrible marriage hold her back and even though there are some tears, she doesn't wallow in her despair.She handles things with a whole lot of humor with her sidekicks aka best girlfriends! Tom was almost too good to be true at times! He's immediately intrigued and attracted to Brynn, which helps him forget the disaster of a relationship he'd been getting over. And he's got all the "tools" that is, the perfect body and other assets! Personally, I get the man hands attraction--give me a guy with beautiful man hands and I'm done for! Tom fit the role quite nicely, not just from the physical perspective, but he's also quite sensitive, which made me love him too. The real charm in Man Hands is the light tone in the first half of the book. Brynn had me laughing quite a few times and Tom is just a nice guy who falls for Brynn's charms. These two just work together like peas and carrots and their story is really sweet. Man Hands is a perfect light-hearted romance that left me feeling hopeful and happy. If you are looking for a romance that's light, sweet and will tickle your funny bone, give Man Hands a try. An ARC was provided for review.
anapjm02 More than 1 year ago
Top 10 reasons why you should read MAN HANDS, by Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby 1. The heroine uses wrap dresses, I love wrap dresses! 2. This is a freaking good, funny, sexy Rom Com with a hot couple who can't seem to keep their hands out of each other; 3. Brynn is a food blogger and you canfollow her real-life blog; 4. Sarina Bowen is a USA Today bestselling author of several excellent books like the True North Series, Temporary, Gravity Series (I love them!); 5. Tanya Eby is the narrator of more than 500 books and is an author and food blogger; 6. Brynn and Tom are a sexy, hot couple and their story is so funny and engaging. This is a dual POV book and reading their story is one of the most entertaining things I have done in the last months. 7. The book has a character named Braht! LOL and he is adorable; 8. This book is so well written! 9. I have recipes for "pão de queijo" and "caipirinha" that will complement the story and you will love them as well as the characters. 10. Just trust me you will love this book.