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The Manny Diaries by Kilt Kilpatrick at Ravenous Romance

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 16-October-2010

Book Blurb

Young art student Evan Ross falls out of the closet and into the fire when an unexpected sexual encounter with a friend changes his life forever. His rocky - and surprisingly hot - search for true love and a real job (not necessarily in that order) takes him on a series of romantic adventures and misadventures, from the lofty hills to the seedy streets of San Francisco.

When he lands a job as a male nanny for a precocious 8-year old, his career and romance paths start to converge - and he finds himself falling for a dead-ringer of his dream man, Clive Owen. The only problem? It's the girl's straight father.

Can he land his dream job and his dream man? THE MANNY DIARIES is sexy, warm and hilarious novel with a supporting cast of quirky, lovable characters, a fun pace, and a true-to-life setting.


Book Review

'The Manny Diaries' by Kilt Kilpatrick is one of the most emotionally satisfying books I've read in a long time. His characters are unique, outrageous, funny and endearing. His descriptions are interesting and informative, just enough to 'be in the moment' and not feel as if you were taking the grand tour including superfluous details and never ending explanations.

I'm in love with Evan--charming, witty, naïve and irresistible. His humorous running dialogue with himself had me laughing throughout the book, i.e., the manner in which he portrayed his job search. Anyone looking for employment, can't relate to this scenario?

Trini, Evan's best friend, while unconventional, genuinely loves Evan like a brother. With her support, sometimes welcomed, sometimes not, Evan slowly moves toward an honest life. Everyone needs a friend like Trini.

Monette, reminded me of my oldest daughter, who was also quite precocious. Sometimes, as with Monette, it was hard to remember that she was just a little girl. Evan's bond with Monette was phenomenal, instinctively fulfilling her needs far and beyond what was necessary.

Courtney, Monette's mother was a wonderful combination of energy, caring, intelligence and warmth. Even at her worst, I empathized with her position and hurt right along with her.

Liam was a perfect match for Evan. Their love affair started out like a perfect fairy tale. Unfortunately, there were obstacles to overcome before they could live happily ever after. The agony Evan felt during this process was so moving that it had me in tears.

'The Manny Diaries' is sexy, romantic, funny and honest with myriad of emotions which caused me to laugh, cry and cheer. If you prefer a serious, erotic, raw story, 'The Manny Diaries' may not be your cup of tea. But if you are like me and love romance, humor, compassion and just plain good authorship, you need to read this book.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 203 pages/50000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 16-June-2010
Price $3.99 ebook
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