Blog Tour + Review & Excerpt: Playboy by Katy Evans

Welcome to today’s stop on the blog tour for Playboy by Katy Evans!

Playboy by Katy Evans
Series: Manwhore #5 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: July 29th 2018
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It started as a game.
We flirted. We played. Most importantly—we won.
Then I discovered who he was: Gambler. Famous playboy. Silver-eyed player who never plays to lose.
…And my best friend’s soon-to-be brother in law, Cullen Carmichael.
He needed a good luck charm, I needed a distraction.
So we made a gamble and set off for Vegas—but pretty soon—I was in too deep.
My heart, soul, and body weren’t supposed to be part of the deal.
But somewhere between big wins and long nights, my house of cards started to tumble.
What was this devil with those piercing eyes doing to me?
I’d given up on love, but the wicked, all-in Cullen Carmichael was upping the ante and wouldn’t stop until he’d won it all.

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When I first started the Manwhore series, meeting Wynn as Rachel’s friend, I was hoping she would get back together with her chef boyfriend, Emmett, and it seemed like they would by the end of Womanizer. But now that I’ve read Playboy, I’m so glad Katy Evans decided on Cullen for Wynn. He is alpha, sexy and sweet all at once, wanting to give everything to the girl who deserves it all. I adored both of these characters and their love story. If there’s an author who can make the love and romance between her characters feel real, it’s Katy Evans.

“I won’t fit in my lucky black dress tomorrow,” I worry in a whisper out loud.
Cullen eyes me and partly smiles, lifting his hand to stroke his thumb along the underside of my cheek. “Not a problem. You’re my lucky charm, not that dress of yours.”

After breaking it off with the man she imagined her happily ever after with, Wynn is ready to get back in the game and find a partner who’ll cherish her this time. Unfortunately, it’s not the guy she’s on a date with, who’s taken her to a poker game. But that’s where she meets Cullen Carmichael, the gorgeous man her date is playing against. There’s instant attraction and want on both ends – and once Cullen makes a bet with Wynn, they’re off to Vegas, where the stakes (and emotions) are higher.

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Whoever you do in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
My Cullen.
Ugh.
We had a silly wager.
That’s all it was.
But I’m hooked on him, not because of what he is or how much he can spoil me.
It’s because of who he is. Who I am when I’m with him. Who we are together.

Despite the label of “Playboy,” Cullen is very much into Wynn and only Wynn. He shows her the glamorous side of being with a successful professional poker player, treating her like a queen, but once they leave Vegas, will the charm rub off? Wynn and Cullen have fallen head over heels for each other, but with that love last outside of Vegas?

“That’s what I am to you,” I remind him “We’re playing a game.”
“You’re playing a game.” He shakes his head somberly, his poker face gone, his eyes livid with heat. “I’m playing for keeps.”

Wynn and Cullen are perfect together. I love the way Cullen dotes on her the way Wynn deserves, and the way Wynn softens the hard edges Cullen has. The chemistry between them is off the charts – Katy Evans knows how to turn up the heat in her books, and the way Cullen can focus all of his desire, dominance, and need onto Wynn has me all heart-eyed and fanning myself. And besides these two lovely characters, I’m happy we get to see all the previous characters in this book. If this is the last Manwhore book, which I’m praying it’s not, because I could read about all of these characters for ages, it ended the series perfectly!


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Now here’s an excerpt from Playboy! ❤

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“So you just kissed me because you wanted to.” I speak on a breath.

“Very good. You’re perceptive. Intuitive.”

I realize he’s teasing me in that low, terribly rumbly voice and I wish he would smile at me.

He takes my hand and fingers my palm with his thumb as he leads me to our suite.

I’m sizzling where he touches me, nervously prying my hand free when he leads me into the biggest, most spectacular two-bedroom penthouse suite I’ve ever seen. Not that I’d seen one before in person, only movies.

There’s a kitchen area, and windows from floor to ceiling. A living room, a pool table, gold brass chandeliers, a brown-and-beige-patterned carpet, dark woods, Italian leathers. Gorgeous! I could move in here.

Now I see the appeal but won’t admit as much.

Thinking of our bet, I pay attention to the art on the walls. It’s expensive. I can tell by the numbered print and the signature. Painters with indecipherable and artistic signatures are often the artists to watch. It’s like they know from the moment they paint their first work that they’re on to something big, something that will distinguish their work from all others.

I wish Cullen loved art as much as I do. Maybe I could drag him away from the tables to a local gallery.

“Wow. I could just live he—” I spin around and bump into his big warm body, and he bends his head and kisses my words right out of me.

Kisses me stupid. Kisses my toes curled. Kisses my brain blank. Kisses my heart crazy.

Reading Order: Manwhore series

Manwhore by Katy Evans Manwhore +1 by Katy Evans Ms. Manwhore by Katy Evans
Ladies Man by Katy Evans  

#1 ~ Manwhore: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2 ~ Manwhore +1: My Review • EbookPaperbackAudible • Goodreads
#2.5 ~ Ms. Manwhore: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3 ~ Ladies Man: My Review • Ebook • PaperbackAudible • Goodreads
#4 ~ Womanizer: My Review • EbookPaperback • Audible • Goodreads
#5 ~ Playboy: EbookPaperbackAudibleGoodreads

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Katy EvansKaty Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

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Blog Tour + ARC Review: Womanizer by Katy Evans

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Welcome to today’s stop on the blog tour for Womanizer by Katy Evans!

Womanizer by Katy Evans
Series: Manwhore #4 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: December 5th 2016
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You’ve seen the headlines: Womanizing billionaire player! Watch out! Stay away!

We were just two strangers. Facing a forbidden attraction, a chemical connection. Neither of us expected or wanted it to amount to more.
But I had never been drawn to a guy the way I was drawn to this one: my brother’s best friend, and CEO of the company where I interned.
Even knowing I should stay away, I proved to be too human, after all.
The chemistry was amazing.
The laughs were incredible.
I opened up to him in more ways than I’d opened up to anyone before.
But sex was as far as I’d go.
Just sex because he was too irresistible.
Just sex because I wouldn’t be falling for him.
Just sex because I’d leave in three months, and I’d like for my brother not to kill me, and for nobody to find out he was my wicked little secret.
He wasn’t the One.
He was just a womanizer.
But for a time, he would be mine.

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Womanizer might by Katy Evans’ sweetest, most adorable book yet!! I had heart eyes the whole time I was reading this book, to be quite honest. I adored the adorable, lovable heroine and the dreamy, dominating hero. They were a match made in heaven, and I had the absolute best time reading their love story. Katy Evans writes love stories in the best way, full of heart and romance. I can always count on her to deliver on a fabulous romance, and I wasn’t disappointed with Womanizer. If you’re a fan of the brother’s best friend trope, then you MUST read this book. The author writes this trope in the best way – with lots of steam, a touch of forbidden love, and crackling chemistry that will fire you up.

Olivia Roth has always had a set career path she’s laid out for herself, and a summer internship at her brother Tahoe’s best friend’s company is just the first step to accomplishing her dreams. She wants to work her way up on her own merit, without being given special treatment by the CEO. And she finds herself enjoying the internship so much – but one big reason for that might be her occasional visits on the terrace with Hot Smoker Guy. But what happens when the guy she starts crushing on turns out to be none other than the CEO and her brother’s best friend, Callan Carmichael?

I never want this moment to end.
I’m on a high I never want to come down from.
I’m flying.
So high, this is dangerous and definitely not good for me—and I still want it. I want more of it, of Callan Bad Boy Carmichael.

The main characters were a delight to read about – Olivia is a total sweetheart and I adored the way she was both confident and nervous around Callan. Callan, despite his womanizer reputation and reservations about love, won my heart with his dedication to Olivia. Before reading this, I was worried whether it would be similar to Ladies Man in terms of OW drama, but I had nothing to worry about in Womanizer, thank god! So trust me, if you’re worried about Callan’s manwhore ways, don’t be! He is alll about a certain lovely, infuriating girl 😉

I hear him inhale sharply, and the gaze I am met with when he finally meets my eyes steals my next breath.
I see pure, unrestrained lust, and a glimmer of something else. Something possessive. Something feral, something forbidden.
I feel like a switch went off in his head. I feel like his eyes hold a promise in them.

The steam in this book is just WOW. I loved it – I was utterly seduced by the chemistry and the romance. Katy Evans has such a talent at making me feel so much while reading her love stories – she always makes me believe in and root so much for the main characters. And Callan is another fantastic alpha-male hero of hers. He’s seriously perfect – not too domineering, but he has enough presence that he’ll always dominate the room (and pages). The way his devotion for Livvy grows had my heart swooning madly too – it always means so much more when the hero originally doesn’t believe in love get knocked on his heels with it.

“I once told you I didn’t know if I could love anyone deeply. I can and I do. More than I ever thought I could.”

If you’re a Katy Evans fan and you’re looking for another romance to sweep you away with its gorgeous alpha hero, then you definitely need to get your hands on Womanizer. It was seriously so much fun to read – I was probably grinning the whole way through. It’s a lovely, slightly forbidden love story that will tug at your heart strings and make you clutch at your heart, you’re so in love. I highly recommend it!!

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Reading Order: Manwhore series

Manwhore by Katy Evans Manwhore +1 by Katy Evans Ms. Manwhore by Katy Evans
Ladies Man by Katy Evans 

#1 ~ Manwhore: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2 ~ Manwhore +1: My Review • EbookPaperbackAudible • Goodreads
#2.5 ~ Ms. Manwhore: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3 ~ Ladies Man: My Review • Ebook • PaperbackAudible • Goodreads
#4 ~ Womanizer: EbookPaperback • Audible • Goodreads

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Katy EvansKaty Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

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Cover Reveal: Womanizer by Katy Evans

OH MY GOSH!!!!! I am so so SO excited to share the COVER of Katy Evans’s WOMANIZER, the next Manwhore standalone and Callan Carmichael’s book!!

Womanizer by Katy Evans
Series: Manwhore #4 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: December 5th 2016
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You’ve seen the headlines: Womanizing billionaire player! Watch out! Stay away!

We were just two strangers. Facing a forbidden attraction, a chemical connection. Neither of us expected or wanted it to amount to more.

But I had never been drawn to a guy the way I was drawn to this one: my brother’s best friend, and CEO of the company where I interned.

Even knowing I should stay away, I proved to be too human, after all.

The chemistry was amazing.

The laughs were incredible.

I opened up to him in more ways than I’d opened up to anyone before.

But sex was as far as I’d go.

Just sex because he was too irresistible.

Just sex because I wouldn’t be falling for him.

Just sex because I’d leave in three months, and I’d like for my brother not to kill me, and for nobody to find out he was my wicked little secret.

He wasn’t the One.

He was just a womanizer.

But for a time, he would be mine.

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Reading Order: Manwhore series

Manwhore by Katy Evans Manwhore +1 by Katy Evans Ms. Manwhore by Katy Evans
Ladies Man by Katy Evans 

#1 ~ Manwhore: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2 ~ Manwhore +1: My Review • EbookPaperbackAudible • Goodreads
#2.5 ~ Ms. Manwhore: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3 ~ Ladies Man: My Review • Ebook • PaperbackAudible • Goodreads
#4 ~ Womanizer: EbookGoodreads (Dec. 5, 2016)

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Katy EvansKaty Evans grew up with books and book-boyfriends until she found a real sexy boyfriend to love. They married and are now hard at work on their own happily ever after. Katy loves her family and friends, and she also loves reading, walking, baking, and being consumed by her characters until she reaches “The End.” Which is, hopefully, only the beginning…

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Release Day Review: Ladies Man by Katy Evans

Ladies Man by Katy Evans

Ladies Man by Katy Evans
Series: Manwhore #3 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: April 26th 2016
Links: Ebook • PaperbackAudible • Goodreads
Source: I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review

TAHOE ROTH.
Irreverent, cocky, playful and naughty.
He’s not the guy you date.
He’s the one night stand.
The one your mother warned you about.
The one your body craves.

You’d think the man who called me succulent would want to strip me down and spread me out on his bed—like he’s done with countless others.
But he passed on my offer….
Just like I’d once passed on his.
He’s wary, like I am.
He’s broken, like I am.
And everyone knows two broken parts can’t ever make a whole.
Tahoe and I are strictly friends.
So I distract myself with other men.
He doesn’t think my new man is good enough. This blond blue-eyed beast doesn’t think any man is—himself included.
But the more time we spend together, the more confused I feel.
I’m trying to open myself to love.
Yet I’m quickly realizing that the only man I want is Tahoe Roth.
The one man who will surely break my heart.

“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.

4 hearts
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Quotes are taken from the arc and are subject to change in the final version.


Reading Order: Manwhore series

Manwhore by Katy Evans Manwhore +1 by Katy Evans Ms. Manwhore by Katy Evans Ladies Man by Katy Evans

#1 ~ Manwhore: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2 ~ Manwhore +1: My Review • EbookPaperbackAudible • Goodreads
#2.5 ~ Ms. Manwhore: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3 ~ Ladies Man: Ebook • PaperbackAudible • Goodreads


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Cover Reveal: Ladies Man by Katy Evans

Katy Evans fans, I’m thrilled to share the cover of LADIES MAN, a standalone releasing April 26th!
If you’re a MANWHORE fan, this is Tahoe and Gina’s book!

Ladies Man by Katy Evans
Series: Manwhore #3 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: April 26th 2016
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He’s not the guy you date. 
He’s the one night stand.

You’d think this man who sent hot looks my way, who called me succulent, would want to strip me bare and spread me out on his bed like every other woman in Chicago.

Except, he passed on my offer….
Just like I once passed on his.

He’s wary, like I am.
He’s broken, like I am.
And everyone knows two broken parts can’t ever make a whole.
So I try to distract myself with dating.

Tahoe and I are strictly friends. He doesn’t think my new beau is good enough—he doesn’t think any man is, especially himself.

The more time Tahoe and I spend together, the more confused I feel.

I’m trying to open up to love.

But I’m quickly realizing that the only man I want is the stubborn, cocky, unattainable playboy Tahoe Roth.

The one my mother warned me about.
The one my body craves.
The only one who will surely break my heart.

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Ladies Man can be read completely as a standalone, though the main characters are first introduced in the Manwhore series. I highly recommend reading this series, not only to first meet Tahoe and Gina, but also because it’s amazing!

Reading Order: Manwhore series

Manwhore by Katy Evans Manwhore +1 by Katy Evans Ms. Manwhore by Katy Evans Ladies Man by Katy Evans

#1 ~ Manwhore: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2 ~ Manwhore +1: My Review • EbookPaperbackAudible • Goodreads
#2.5 ~ Ms. Manwhore: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3 ~ Ladies Man: Goodreads (April 26, 2016)

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Katy EvansHey! I’m Katy Evans and I love family, books, life, and love. I’m married with two children and three dogs and spend my time baking, walking, writing, reading, and taking care of my family. Thank you for spending your time with me and picking up my story. I hope you had an amazing time with it, like I did. If you’d like to know more about books in progress, look me up on the Internet, I’d love to hear from you!

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