Review ♥ Man Candy by Melanie Harlow

June 30, 2016 Angela Reviews, Romantic Comedy

Review ♥ Man Candy by Melanie HarlowMan Candy by Melanie Harlow
Published by Self-Published on June 18th 2016
Genres: Romantic Comedy
Pages: 292
Format: ARC

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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.

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.

I’ve loved everything Melanie Harlow has written, and while Man Candy has the witty and sexy feel that I’ve come to expect from her work, it wasn’t a total winner for me.

Jaime doesn’t believe in true love. In fact, she’s allergic to meaningful relationships with men. Although sex with Quinn is phenomenal, she’s determined to guard her heart by sticking to a strict set of dating rules. Of course, Quinn wants more than a no-strings arrangement.

I don’t fault the quality of the writing. My main problem with the story is that it was difficult for me to relate to Jaime. For her, having sex doesn’t equal intimacy. She has built up so many walls that she objects to hugging or hand holding, yet has no problem having down and dirty sex with Quinn. I might have understood her behavior better if she had some major events in her past to justify being so extremely fearful of getting hurt. One incident with Quinn when they were teenagers hardly explains keeping men in general at arms length. Jaime also comes across as rather immature.

I enjoyed the humor, the sexual innuendos and the flirty banter though, and Quinn is definitely a dreamy catch. A model who cooks, has impeccable manners, a fantastic sense of humor, and is a god in the bedroom? Yes, please! I loved all his Instagram photos with clever and tender captions. And although the plot is rather predictable, I appreciated Jaime’s transformation.

Man Candy is sweet and entertaining, and should please those who want to curl up with a quick lighthearted but steamy romantic comedy. For me, it was just okay.


Recommended for fans of:
Romantic comedy
Steamy reads


**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.**

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About Melanie Harlow

Melanie Harlow

Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.

Melanie is the author of the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.



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