A Working Man (Men of Manhattan #4)

     Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion

     Publisher: Wilde City Press

     Rating: 3.5 stars

     Buy Links: WCP and Amazon

     Type: Series Short

     Received from Publisher


Blurb: Matthew Hawke’s professional life is soaring as high the powerful bird of prey whose image is inked on his back. He’s at the top of his game as the owner of an advertising agency that is scooping up prime accounts like a mighty hawk wrapping its talons around an unfortunate ground rodent. Yes, work is good. Too bad his love life has more in common with the dying rodent than the triumphant hawk. When the thought of a sexy man trumps actually being with a sexy woman, Matthew thinks it might be time for a change. And there IS a gorgeous man at the gym he’s noticed.

Drakon Mavros is working his shapely ass off to make ends meet. His administrative assistant job at a messenger service is steady, but the money he gets from his more creative job pays most of the bills. An ex-boyfriend took his confidence, his trust and his self-esteem and Drakon is afraid to take another chance at love. When an adorably goofy man at his gym actually hurts himself trying to flirt with him, Drakon can’t resist falling under Matt’s spell. He makes Drakon feel good about himself again and praises his artistic talent – neither of which his ex ever did.

As the men begin to fall for one another, it appears nothing can go wrong – they seem to be soul mates. Secrets and lies can crack even the firmest foundation, though. It takes a true master to shore it up so that it never crumbles. Is love the mortar that can restore trust and faith and bind men forever? Only time will tell. Can Drakon and Matt take that chance?


Review:  The fourth book in this follows the boss of Hawke’s advertising, Matthew. He’s having some trouble getting it up with his best friends with benefits. Matthew starts to think maybe it has something to do with the fact he’s noticing men more and more. He decides he’ll try a phone sex line and accidentally calls a man named Drake. He likes the guy and flirting with him feels nice. Matthew gets aroused just talking to him. This helps him face the fact he must be attracted to men. There’s a hottie at the gym he’s attracted to so why not make a move? He fails being smooth miserably, but the cutie at the gym finds it endearing. The cutie named Drakon takes him out for lunch in the park where they realize they have some good chemistry. They set up a time to meet and get to know each other better. Now Matthew likes a phone sex guy he’ll never meet but he also likes the real life man Drakon.

Okay. It’s glaringly obvious Drakon and Drake are the same person. In fact, there are quite of few things like that in this book. I don’t really think knowing that takes away from the story. It certainly fits the cutesy vibe going on in this book. Matthew is open to exploring a relationship with Drakon but hesitant to move too fast but that’s what they do. It’s all fairly sweet and fun until the lie comes between them. A really silly one IMO and of course Drakon blows up. You see this coming, too. I guess the ex being a douchebag explains it away okay, but it doesn’t really add anything to the book.

So much of this book rests on the really sweet coincidences that are fun to read about but don’t seem at all realistic. I can ignore all that since the couple was adorable and they both seemed to enjoy the newness of their relationship. I’d say this is good read if you just accept it for what it is. A light and cute book with likable characters falling in love. For me it’s worth it just to get some more page time with Casper and Spencer. 🙂


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