Malcolm. Saint. Owns. Me.
That’s pretty much all I’ve got. I’m still – almost 24 hours later – in awe, my head is still spinning, I’m still pissed off at that cliffhanger, but more than anything, I’m still completely swept off of my feet. I’m madly in love with this book.
On the front cover of Manwhore, Sylvia Day is quoted with “Meet your new addiction. A sizzling, decadent, tender love story that kept me up all night. I call dibs on Saint!” That is the most perfect description. This story has a bit of it all, and it’s a five star read in every single aspect. It’s just the right mixture of sweet and sexy, with a whole lot of fun tossed in the middle.
These characters. She has completely nailed it with these two. I love the premise of this book but without the perfect ensemble, it could have fallen flat. It didn’t. Malcolm is perfection. Complete and total perfection. Sensual and confident? Yep. A hardass that gets what he wants? Always. So much more under those beautiful layers? Absolutely. Rachel is fun, feisty, and I fell in love with her from the get go. She’s so easy to root for. You put those two together though, and their connection is out of this world. Seeing their relationship bloom from fun to intense and emotional just made my little heart flutter all over.
I was a tiny bit worried that it would be too predictable. Although what happened is nearly what I expected, it didn’t matter. It didn’t put a negative spin on the story for me. If anything, I’m a massive lover of angst. I thrive on it. So to THINK that I knew what was coming, it almost made the anticipation that much greater. That nagging little question in the back of my mind of, “When will he find out?” was on repeat and I couldn’t wait for it! But along that same idea, that cliffhanger? God, I can’t. I CAN’T! I need Manwhore +1 more than any other book right now and it’s killing me to not know what happens to Rachel and Malcolm.
Overall, this book is phenomenal. The story and characters couldn’t have been written better. I can’t remember the last time a book sucked me in like Manwhore did, and now I’m nervous to try anything new because I know nothing will compare. This romantic, provocative, and intriguing story will no doubt be a top read for me this year, if not the number one. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars, because I would in a heartbeat. Go one-click and let Malcolm take over your world.