Monday, 8 August 2016

Man Candy by Melanie Harlow

REVIEWED BY Micky Barnard

Man CandyMan Candy by Melanie Harlow
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5, nearly 5 stars!

This is the kind of book that is light, funny but totally satisfying. Melanie Harlow speaks to my romcom need but is always able to pack a punch of depth and feeling along the way. Man Candy isn't a fickle read with a fickle male character as the title could lead you to think. If anything, the lead male Quinn is the one with this act together.

Quinn and Jaime grew up around one another but here they are in their late twenties, Jaime avoiding Quinn and Quinn playfully forcing her hand. There was a lot of laughs particularly in earlier part of the book. The heat was pretty scorching but it had feeling and sensuality, not empty action. The dialogue hit all the genuine and believability buttons with great banter between the two characters. I particularly enjoyed the Instagram dynamic to their relationship.

For these two, what starts as something playful and platonic, causes Jaime to really examine herself and I enjoyed the character growth in Jaime immensely. This is a great addition to Harlow's repertoire which will please old and new fans alike. I am never disappointed by her work.

Reviewed for Jo&IsaLoveBooks Blog.

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