“Love should make you feel good about yourself and about the person you are when you’re with the one you love. Love should make you feel accepted as you are.”
I have yet to not love a Katy Evans book – she’s one of my favorite auto-buy authors, because she really never disappoints. I absolutely ADORED Rachel and Saint’s story in the Manwhore series, and Gina and Tahoe’s characters had me endlessly curious about their own possible romance. So Ladies Man was a dream come true – you don’t even know my level of excitement when I received an ARC! I dove straight into Gina and Tahoe’s story and practically didn’t come up for air for a second. And once again, Katy Evans stunned me with a powerful romance that swept me away and left me breathless for more. I did have one major problem with the book (sad face), but everything else was PERFECT. I have to admit, Ladies Man isn’t quite like the author’s other books, but if you loved the Manwhore series, you’ll seriously want to get your hands on this one.
Beast. Stud. He’s hot. Irreverent. Insatiable. Incorrigible. Pure I, I, I—cause he’s selfish too, and he’ll never care for anyone more than he cares about Tahoe.
Tahoe Roth is manwhore personified. He’s alpha, charming, cocky, flirty, and the biggest player there is. He has no shame in the number of women he beds – and why should he? He’s not in a relationship, and he’s never going to be. Which is unfortunate for Gina, who’s got the biggest crush on him, but won’t risk breaking her heart over him. She’s already been through enough in her life – she’s never been a priority to anyone, and her self-esteem has taken hit after hit because of her parents and her ex. How can she survive being brought down again if Tahoe tosses her away like he does with every other woman?
Gina and Tahoe stay firmly in the friend zone, despite the roaring attraction they have for each other. The chemistry they have – it’s sizzling. Every glance, every touch, every text, every conversation is leaden with desire. Seriously, this book is HOT. It might be Katy Evans’ hottest one, despite the fact that it’s probably got the least number of sex scenes out of all her books. The build-up and tension between Gina and Tahoe were what made this book so addicting, I devoured it in one sitting.
He’s my best friend. The only person I love to be with, want to be with, always. He’s the only man I’ve ever wanted like this.
Gina is the sweetest heroine ever. I felt terribly for this girl, for the fact that even though she’s got the biggest, kindest, most loving heart ever, no one besides her two best friends has ever cared about her the way she cares about them and everyone else in her life. She’s been left behind again and again… except with Tahoe. Tahoe, who has never once let her down when she needed him. With him, she doesn’t feel like the broken person she believes she is. And the amazing this is, Tahoe feels the same way about Gina. In Ladies Man, these two beautifully broken characters go on an amazing journey of discovering not just love, but themselves as well – and it was a joy to read.
“I love you.” He looks at me. “I love every part of you. I could be a thousand miles away from you, stay away from you my whole life, put an ocean between us, take a million other women in my arms, and you’re still the one I want, the only woman on my mind.”
The only reason I can’t give this five hearts though… is the fact that Tahoe just CANNOT keep it in his pants in the beginning of the book. I HATED that he kept sleeping with other women even with his and Gina’s growing feelings for each other – but I don’t consider this cheating because he’s technically not with Gina at this point. Still, I love loyalty in my heroes, and Tahoe doesn’t have much until the second half of the book. So if you’re not a fan of main characters being with other people in your romances, this book probably won’t be the best read for you. But if you’re curious whether a ladies man change his ways for good? The answer is a big, fat YES. 😉
I adored this book. I didn’t love everything about it, but I adored it all the same. The writing and the character development are absolutely incredible – Katy Evans brings her A-game in this novel. I also looooved seeing more of Rachel and Saint! They play a bigger part in this book than I expected, which I’m so happy about. Ladies Man truly made me feel – angry, happy, frustrated, giggly, swoony – everything. It’s an emotionally raw and heart-wrenching book that I highly recommend.
Quotes are taken from the arc and are subject to change in the final version.
Reading Order: Manwhore series
#1 ~ Manwhore: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2 ~ Manwhore +1: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2.5 ~ Ms. Manwhore: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3 ~ Ladies Man: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads