Man Law
Man Law

Man Law

by Adrienne Giordano

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Security consultant Vic Andrews fears nothing. Except emotional entanglements. He lives on the edge and by his own rules. Never mess with your best friend's sister, for one. Especially when that sister is sweet and sexy goddess Gina Delgado. Vic is strictly a "no strings attached" kind of guy, and a young widow with three kids is guaranteed to tie his heart in all sorts of knots. Too bad other parts of his anatomy aren't as easily deterred.

Gina is no stranger to men like Vic. Men in love with their dangerous professions. Her firefighter husband may have been a hero, but his bravery is little comfort to Gina now. She refuses to face that kind of loss ever again. Still, a girl has needs. And Vic, with his military-hardened body and tender touch, is just the thing she needs to fulfill them. As long as they can keep things casual.

But getting involved with Vic puts Gina at the risk of more than heartbreak. When Vic becomes the target of a terrorist seeking revenge, no one around him is safe. With Gina and her family in a madman's sights, Vic will break all the rules to keep her close...and keep them all alive.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163143405
Publisher: Steele Ridge Publishing
Publication date: 01/31/2020
Series: Private Protectors , #2
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 43,882
File size: 814 KB

About the Author

Adrienne Giordano is a USA Today bestselling author of over thirty romantic suspense and mystery novels. She is a Jersey girl at heart, but now lives in the Midwest with her ultimate supporter of a husband, sports-obsessed son and Elliot, a snuggle-happy rescue. Having grown up near the ocean, Adrienne enjoys paddleboarding, a nice float in a kayak and lounging on the beach with a good book. For more information on Adrienne’s books, please visit Adrienne can also be found on Facebook at, Twitter at and Goodreads at

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Man Law 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 599 reviews.
WendySM More than 1 year ago
Wow! I loved this book. Vic is my perfect alpha hero, strong, damaged, and entertaining! I found the male point of view and dialogue realistic and, well, perfect. The author drew me into this story to the point I stayed up way too late reading it and didn't shower until a half hour before my husband came home from work today! This is a fast-paced, emotional yet fun read. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being married to a special ops soldier, I was surprised at how realistic the characters are. Many have written about the use of profane language in previous reviews, and while this is true, spec ops guys are notorious for speaking this way. Without it, the book would have been completely unbelievable. The book is great - it has a terrorist theme, without it being the complete plot. I would definitely recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was disappointing to say the least. I have done so much mental vocabulary correction while reading a book. It really felt like someone had randomly selected synonyms without understanding their use. Don't recommend unless free and have nothing else available.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exciting and thrilling with the terrorist plot setting. The emotional damaged former special op, Vic and his best friends sister, Gina, with her own baggage, was an inrriguing story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book keeps your interest and has a good storyline. It has a lot of action and keeps you interested in the characters and what is going to happen next. I would read other books by this author. There is some foul language and adult situations, so if that offends or bothers you this book may not be for you. It is not X-rated by any means, but would probably get an R rating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But wasn't bad for a free Friday book. I didn't notice the language so much, probably because I've definitely heard and read worse. I had some difficulty following the conversations at times and found myself rereading sections at times. The editing could have been better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quit halfway through chapter 2. Dialogue sounded like an 8th grade boy trying to win a "Dirty Mouth Contest." Characters had no morals and no brains. Bad choice for Free Friday. Bad choice for book club.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author created interesting characters and kept the story moving. I wouln't call it a must read but it was a solid good book.
HoustonTX More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! It is fast-paced, very emotional, and an all around good romantic read leaving something to your imagination. I thought it would take me days to read it, but read it very quickly. It is definitely a good guy gets the bad guy and does wind up getting the girl as well. Worth every penny.
KeyLargo More than 1 year ago
This was a fun love story with great Man Law humor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is good, but every little detail is dragged. I have been reading it for a week and I am only on page 76. By now I could have read two books ! I don't think I am going to finish this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stopped reading after the second page. Too many cuss words, including the f word.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Come on, what could have been a good story became hard to read with all the curse words. Why?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Most of the reviews for this book was so not true what a great story Vic a true hero glad I dont let bad reviews stop me I would've missed out on something great!
beckymmoe 8 days ago
Vic Andrews is still my book boyfriend. Even when I wanted to throttle the guy, I absolutely loved him. His "man laws" at the beginning of each chapter were laugh-out-loud funny, especially since they gave you a clue as to what was going to happen that chapter (i.e., he'd end up breaking it--usually in a pretty spectacular fashion). Sadly, poor Vic had no such warning of what was to come. ;) Vic's childhood was less than ideal, and it--or to be more specific, his perceptions of it--still affected how he was living his life as an adult. He saw himself as a loner, only truly trusting two people--his best friend and boss Micheal and his cousin Tiny. He stays as far away from relationships as he can get, and as soon as a woman even begins to think about those three little words in reference to him, he is out of there. But he can't seem to get Gina Delgado, his best friend's little sister, out of his head--a clear violation of on of the biggest Man Laws out there--the sister rule. Their first encounter was obviously a moment of weakness--there was a blown washing machine hose, a nearly transparent white top and a lacy bra--clearly, it couldn't have been avoided. The second time? Blame it on the moonlight and an empty beach. But the time after that...? And the next time? And... you get the idea ;) I really liked Gina's character too--she didn't take any crap from anyone, and had no trouble speaking her mind. A widow of four years, she always put her kids first but also wanted to do what was best for her. She liked Vic--really cared about him a lot, but if he wasn't going to be the stand up guy she and her kids deserved in their lives, then she was ready to move on. She needed to move on. Watching Vic all but obliterate his Man Laws was so much fun ("Never get suckered into watching a chick flick"? Two words: Dirty Dancing--LOL!), and seeing him get close to not just Gina but her kids was fantastic. He's so far in before he even realizes it's happening, and there goes his "Never get attached" law... I re-read this book (after originally listening to the audiobook 6 years ago while attempting to shovel out of what was then the latest winter nightmare--FIVE FEET of snow overnight, thankyouverymuch) while on he vacation of a lifetime during which it just. Kept. Raining. Having a book to look forward to while I couldn't get to the beach? Priceless. The dialogue was snappy, the characters fun, and the action entertaining. My only issue--and this is totally a "me" thing here--is that Gina never gets over her I-can't-get-involved-with-another-guy-with-a-dangerous-job-because-he-could-die-on-me mindset. Until the end, it's Vic who has to change for her. Don't get me wrong, I think Vic was ready to make a change and he makes the right decision in the end. I completely understand her feelings here, but I was really hoping she'd manage to come to the realization that even if she'd ended up (God forbid!) with the accountant in the end, she could still lose him at any time and with no warning. Sure, she wouldn't spend her time while he was at his "nine to fiver" job worrying if he'd make it home okay, but the truth is that you never know any given day what's going to happen. I'd just have liked Gina to have made that connection. But, hey--any day I reconnect with a book boyfriend is a good day, and if he can (mostly!) keep me distracted from the rain we've been having all. Vacation. Long? Even better! Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A-
beckyb0416 9 days ago
One thing I’ve come to depend on when I’m reading a story authored by Ms Giordano, personalities larger than Big Sky Country, alpha males, strong females, and action, action, action...lots of edge of your seat action. Man Law does not disappoint in each of these fact, the author has out done herself in the second book of the refresh and relaunch, of her Private Protection Series. Vic’s inner monologues are hilarity personified, his thoughts on commitment and relationships induce head shakes and laughter...and his devotion to those he loves brings on the warm fuzzies. The push and pull between Vic and Gina is what kept the emotional momentum moving forward for me...action aside...on their way to their HEA, there were moments where I even questioned Vic’s resolve. But in this author’s infinite romantic/action fashion, nothing is black and white, the element of being pleasantly surprised is always welcome. I’m so anxiously awaiting the third re-release of the third installment of the Private Protection Series. This ARC book was complimentary, provided by the author. I am voluntarily providing my honest review.
mardawnthom 16 days ago
Man Law picks up after Risking Trust where Vic and Gina were supporting characters, they are the main characters in Man Law. I enjoyed Max Law, the emotions and conflicts that Vic and Gina go through with their relationship are realistic and relatable (not counting the terrorist trying to get revenge for something Vic did). The threat to everyone Vic cares about makes him realize that the laws he had lived by aren't effective if he keeps breaking them. He has to force himself to open up and take a closer look at what's really important to him, the future he worked his life to build, or the future with friends and family. Man Law, though it incorporates characters we meet in Risking Trust, could be read as a stand alone book. I don't feel you are absolutely missing information if you didn't read Risking Trust first. However I highly recommend reading Risking Trust because it is a wonderful story and you gain information about some of the supporting characters in Man Law.
green____ 18 days ago
Breaking the rules... This story really touched my heartstrings... You have Vic that keeps emotions at bay, Gina who is ready to move on after the loss of her husband, and the kids that liven up this tale! The teasing, the arguments, each of the characters' personalities added so much to this book! I found that this story had a nice balance of drama, action and romance! I really felt for them... Lily was such a cutie!
RachaelBrown 19 days ago
Man Law had the perfect mix of romance and suspense, along with some humor & a few heartbreaking moments. I loved Vic and Gina together. They are my favorite couple so far. I'm really enjoying the Private Protectors series and look forward to the next book. I voluntarily read and reviewed a complimentary Advance Reader Copy.
JuliaAD 19 days ago
You just want to hug Vic. He has spent so many years closed off from his emotions and all of a sudden he lets them out with Gina. He doesn't know how to handle all of that. He has been such a machine for years. Now Gina wants him to stop doing the dirty work and stick around for her and the kids. When someone comes after them because of him, Vic will do anything to keep them safe. But as what cost?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## DISAPPOINTED. Unlike most reviewers, I couldn't care less about the language. Doesn't bother me. What did bother me were these characters. This hero was so wishy washy. He kept saying how he never wants to be tied down, he hates talking about feelings, he hates emotions, he wants nothing to do with family drama, families are just problems..."Oh no, here it comes, she wants to talk again. Kill me now." We were hit over the head with it. We get it! He has commitment issues. Yet he kept pursuing Gina, knowing she wanted more for herself and her kids. And he kept checking out women everywhere. "Two weeks ago, he would've taken her up on her offer" (waitress), and "Where were you two weeks ago, sister?" (hot baseball mom). Really? Two weeks? How are we to believe this guy could ever settle for this family or be faithful to one woman? I really wish Gina had kicked this guy to the curb and started dating other men, like she said she wanted to at the start of the book. Instead she kept throwing herself at him over and over. Have some pride lady. Ugh, no thanks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Eh. Ok enough to keep reading. Told in 3rd person. No breaks to let you know they are changing characters point of view. Would not read another book by same author.
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
5 star I was pulled right into this story. The story flowed well. The story has laughs, grief, pain, kidnapping and heartbreak. This is Gina and Vic’s story. Gina and Vic have crazy out of control chemistry. Every time they touch their clothes seem to melt off. Vic is determined to fight the chemistry. He does not have time for emotions. But when he can’t stay away from Gina everything goes crazy. He is being taunted by the enemy and they will try and destroy everything he loves. Good thing he loves no one….. But the man after him thinks he loves Gina and is trying to get to him through messing with her. Can Vic defect the enemy and also build a relationship with Gina? Or will trying to just date get them all killed? I loved these characters. This book had a ton of laughs. Gina is strong and determined to live her life how she wants to. Vic is super protective and willing to fight to the death for Gina and her family. There are some tear filled moments and some anger filled moments in this story. But all in all I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I highly recommend this book and can’t wait for the next story from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And yet another really GOOD BOOK!