Title: The Guys’ Guy’s Guide to Love
Author: Robert Manni
Pub Date: October 2011
Publisher: Live Oak Press
Source: I received a signed copy of this book from the author and his reps for a honest and sincere review.
About the book:
A sexy romp through the fast-moving, high-stakes world of Madison Avenue.
When Max Hallyday, a rising New York adman, joins a glitzy midtown agency, he knows the game is winner-takes-all. But after Max’s best friend, Roger, a serial womanizer, seduces his billionaire client and puts his career in jeopardy, Max strikes back, penning “The Guys’ Guy’s Guide to Love,” a column exposing the many Rogers prowling the city. Championed by magazine publisher and former flame, Cassidy Goodson, Max becomes famous . . . or is it notorious?
With the women of New York clamoring for more, sparks begin to fly with Cassidy. Can Max survive his instant celebrity and cutthroat rivals to discover where his heart really belongs? The Guys’ Guy’s Guide to Love is a fast-paced tale of flawed men and smart women competing for love, sex, power, and money in the city where they play for keeps.
I have to send out a huge thank you to the reps who contacted me about this book. I honestly never heard of this title before getting the email asking if I would be inclined to read and review it for Cindy’s Love of Books and after reading what the book was about I have to say I was very curious and accepted the request.
This is one of the best things about blogging, being able to discover a new book and/or a new author that you might normally not get the chance to know about otherwise. So I am really happy that I got the chance to do both.
I really enjoyed reading the book. I thought it had great characters and a fantastic setting, NYC. I love reading books with a setting I can relate to. Although having read it I am longing for NYC again and June 2012 can’t come soon enough for me.
As I was reading this, I quickly realized that this story could happen anywhere in the world and it probably does to some extent. It was very believable and not far fetched.
I enjoyed the characters Max and Cassidy and I was rooting for them the whole way through because you could see that Cassidy still cared about Max and only wanted the best for him. Which I think is true to so many women who feel that about guys. I know that is they way I feel.
As for Roger and Veronica I honestly couldn’t stand them. Roger was nothing but a womanizer who only cared about himself and getting what he wanted no matter who he stepped on to get it and Veronica I couldn’t stand from the get go. She rubbed me the wrong way. Not sure if it was the way she broke up with Max or the fact that she was cheating on him.
I knew Max and Veronica weren’t a good match and I wanted to jump into the book and shake Max to wake him up because no matter what he did Veronica would never be happy and it would always be something else. There’s no pleasing some people and she is that kind of person.
When Max gets screwed over by Roger he decides he wants to get even on some level and he accepts Cassy’s offer to write a column in her magazine and I have to say that Robert did a fantastic job with it and I think he hit the nail on the head with is columns until eventually the roles get reversed.
So if you are looking for a light fun read let me suggest this to you.
About the author:
Robert Manni is President of advertising agency Agent16 in midtown Manhattan. For the past two decades he has watched, played and succeeded in Madison Avenue’s relentlessly changing game. A true devotee of New York City, Robert is inspired by and remains in awe of its people, energy, attitude, and romantic backdrop. He is a world traveler, Reiki Master and teacher, certified advanced clinical Master Hypnotist, graduate of the Jose Silva Method/Life System, NYC Marathoner, and a bona fide ‘Guy’s Guy’ who somehow survived twenty years of single life in the big city.
THE GUYS’ GUY’S GUIDE TO LOVE is Robert’s debut novel. He is currently working on his second book.
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