Romance Books

Book Review – Man Candy by Melanie Harlow

Goodreads Summary

He’s back.

Not just back in town, but living in the flat right beneath mine. And he looks good enough to eat, which is just one more reason to stay away from him. man candy

But I can’t resist.  The sex is incredible (pretty sure we’ve shaken the house right off its foundation), but he can’t fool me—not this time. A degree in marketing and five years in advertising have taught me that “true love” is a fairy tale used to sell lipstick, diamonds, and perfume. It doesn’t exist.  He thinks I’m wrong, and he wants to prove it.  I think he’s crazy, so I dare him to try. It might be the biggest mistake of my life.


4 out of 5 stars


First and foremost, I would like to express my disappoint in the fact that this book HAD NO EPILOGUE!!!    How do you write a stand-alone romance novel without and epilogue.  Majorly disappointing.

I read Melanie Harlow’s series about the Nixon sisters and really loved it, so I knew I needed to give Man Candy a shot.  While I liked the story, I had some issues with it.

The first issue, and this is a biggie, was Jamie, the heroine.  Jamie is a cynic when it comes to romance and has closed herself off to the idea of ever falling in love.  In comes Quinn.  OMG, I freaking LOVED Quinn.  Gorgeous but with a heart of gold, Quinn is one of the most awesome male leads I’ve read in a while.

Jamie had a lot of insecurities, which were super annoying and she was constantly second guessing herself, which was also really annoying.  Quinn made up for Jamie’s shortcomings.  I also really liked Jamie’s brother Alex and his fiancée Nolan.  Jamie’s friends were pretty funny, and I can see the author continuing the series about the two friends.

Overall, this was a good read, but I hope if there are more books in the series, the female leads have a little more backbone.

Happy reading.

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