REVIEWED by Christie
TITLE: Manny Get Your Guy
SERIES: Dreamspun Desires, and The Mannies, book 2
AUTHOR: Amy Lane
NARRATOR: John Solo
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 6h 16m
RELEASE DATE: August 10, 2017
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.
What is it about mannies that makes me want to instantly read or listen to the book? Anyone else feel the same way? No, it’s just me? Yeah, I figured… Well, at any rate, Manny Get Your Guy was an instant “must listen” for me because not only was it written by Amy Lane, but it was narrated by John Solo, AND it has a manny in it. I love Amy Lane’s writing style, and John Solo’s narration was definitely on point. Plus, y’know, manny.
Manny Get Your Guy takes place 9 or 10 years after The Virgin Manny, book 1 in The Mannies series. Taylor Cochrane has come back from being severely injured while serving in the military, and finds himself in need of a job. After making up with Nica and finding out that she and her husband, Jacob, are expecting her fifth child, Taylor is offered a job as the manny in order to reduce the stress and strain on his former/ current best friend. And, as it turns out, Taylor is excellent at his job.
Jacob’s cousin, Brandon, who lives above the garage, cannot wrap his mind around a severely wounded war vet turned manny is a very bad idea. Until he spends time with Taylor and the kids, and sees just how amazing he is with them. Then Brandon can’t seem to stay away from the sexy, but wounded and quite skittish manny. Eventually each man sees that they make one fantastic team. But, what kind of team are they? The platonic, purely friends helping friends kind of team? Or, the lovers kind of team?
It was a good book, don’t get me wrong. But, I almost wish I had not read The Virgin Manny first, because going in to Manny Get Your Guy, I was thrown off quite a bit with it all. I mean, everyone was the same but quite different. Even Tino is now in an established relationship and is much more confident in himself, and life in general. For me, this book was a bit of a miss for me. Altho, really the only thing keeping me from DNF’ng this audiobook was John Solo’s fantastic narration. Wow, he has one spectacular voice!