Title: Man’s Man
Author: Cherie Denis
Genres: Romance, Gay, Contemporary,
TBR Reviewer: Laurie P
Rating: 3 Stars – A Good Read
Heat: 4 – Smoking hot
Hank wants someone of his own. He dates a female nurse at work, Shae, and takes her to bed. But things don’t stand up like they should. So maybe women aren’t what Hank wants. Shae gets past the bed fiasco and decides to help Hank on his quest for a partner. She tells him to make an appointment with Tony at her salon. He does, but he can’t get in for weeks. Meanwhile Hank and Shae are at the diner when Hank makes a crashing impression on Rocky. Both men instantly attracted and they get together. Hank thinks that Rocky might be the “one”, but then Rocky has to make a business trip. While Rocky is gone and Hank is lonely, the hair appointment happens. Hank likes what he sees in Tony, a lot, more than he should. But he loves Rocky, right?
This story started out slow and a bit confusing. It doesn’t match the blurb, most importantly this section:
Rocky is with him when Hank meets his new hairdresser. Tony is small, well built and his long hair fascinates both Hank and Rocky. Tony is fascinated by the couple and he accepts their offer to join them in a night of passionate sex. One night turns into too many nights and Hank realizes he’s going to have to make a decision on who will be his forever love.
Rocky isn't with him when Hank meets Tony. In what I read, Tony almost rapes Hank, the three of them never get into bed. In most ways, the story doesn't match the blurb much at all. I almost think I only got part of the story.There was also a place where continuity wasn’t followed. Hank hurt his hand. He and Rocky were supposed to have the day off, but then Rocky is leaving for work. And towards the end all of a sudden Hank is living with his sister without an explanation. Now, taking all of this into consideration and looking past these issues, the story was a good read. I did like the characters of Hank and Rocky. The sex between them was hot. Shae is as great best friend/co-worker, but Tony played such a small part of the story.