Also by this author: Eye Candy (Real Love, #1)
Man Candy (Real Love, #3) by Jessica Lemmon
Published by Loveswept (Penguin Random House) on January 9, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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Dax: After spending months buried up to my eyeballs in my family’s affairs, I’m ready for a break. The kind of break where I can spend two solid weeks camping and fishing in the company of absolutely no one. Then I find myself directly in the path of a drop-dead gorgeous tornado by the name of Becca Stone. Who can resist a night with a damsel in distress? Especially when she happens to be a leggy blonde? The last thing I expect is for Becca to show up on my cabin doorstep the next night, shivering in the rain and ready for seconds.
Becca: One minute I’m admiring the rock-hard jaw of the Magic Mike lookalike who walks into my bar, and the next I’m getting fired by my own brother. Loudly. In front of everyone. Luckily Dax Vaughn is a gentleman who aims his white-hot smile at me. Oh, it’s on. Wham, bam, thank you ma’am. Then a torrential storm washes out the main road and causes a massive power outage, giving us two whole weeks to enjoy each other’s company. At which point Dax will go back home, leaving “us” in the rearview mirror. That’s the plan. Or it was . . . until I started falling for him.
Man Candy makes you want to grab a burly man and spend the night under the stars. It’s fun and easily sucks you in from the start. It’s funny in the right places and serious when needed.
From the moment that Becca locked her eyes on Dax at Grand Lark Retreat, it was lust at first sight. She wanted him for the night and went after it. Sparks fly and that one night turns into two amazing weeks but they both knew the time would come when he would have to leave that vacation cabin he rented. When time is up, these two have to face their feelings.
My favorite thing about this entire story is how supportive Dax is to Becca. He understands her maybe more than she understands herself in the moment so while it might be a bit difficult for him, he swallows his needs and desires and let’s her operate on her own time. As soon as he started doing that, I knew then that there was no way she would ever be able to resist him. I sure wouldn’t be able to.
Both of them have a sense of vulnerability to them but in their own way, the eventually expose it and face it head on. They are different yet so similar when it comes that to. I like that Dax took the time to show her how much she meant to him, even if it was a bit subdued because once again, he knew what she needed.
Overall, I liked this book. I like the push and pull between the characters and though the author did a great job developing them and the story. If you are looking for a rugged type romance that gives you love, the outdoors and dreams come true, then this is the book for you.